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Sulagad: Our Life, Our Future

In commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Focus on the Global South, presents the video documentary, “Sulagad: Our Life, Our Future” Sulagad is the indigenous concept on food sovereignty and agroecology realized by th …

Lumad in the Bangsamoro Video Series

The bicameral conference of the Philippine Congress is due to take place on July 9-12, 2018. This is a crucial stage in the legislative process for indigenous peoples’ (IP) in Mindanao, as both versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) from the House …

Philippines’ Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

[REPOST FROM THE REAL NEWS NETWORK]   Last month, Walden Bello, Focus’ co-founder was interviewed by The Real News Network. In his exchange with producer and reporter Ben Norton, he discusses how the middle class is the social base for far-right m …

Philippines’ Duterte Uses ‘War on Terror’ Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

[REPOST FROM THE REAL NEWS NETWORK] Last month, Walden Bello, Focus’ co-founder was interviewed by The Real News Network. In his exchange with producer and reporter Ben Norton, he explains how Duterte’s government and politics are a threat to Democracy …

Lumad in the Bangsamoro: On Their Right to Identity

Why do IP Rights matter? Timuay Leticio Datuwata, Lambangian leader explains why retaining their indigenous identity is a core issue and why this is essential to ensuring an inclusive BBL.#IPRightsMatter  

May Day 2018 – Voices of Hope, Struggle, and Solidarity (Video)

  On May Day 2018, workers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines send these messages to the world: No to Endo / short-term contracts Strong Pro-Labor Laws Just living wages and benefits Freedom from exploitation Rights to ass …

ទាសករស្បៀង Food Slave

In the video Food Slave , Khieu Khoeum, farmer from Kampung Tbom in Cambodia narrates the challenges faced by farmers as they strive to make the land productive. “Peasants and other people working in rural areas have the right to a decent income and li …

Video: Let the Peasants’ Voice be Heard!

Peasants have the right to freedom of thought, belief, conscience, religion, opinion, expression, and peaceful assembly. They have the right to express their opinion, including through claims, petitions, and mobilizations at the local, regional, nation …

Ka Ramon [by Bong Ramilo]

Words and Music by Bong Ramilo, 1985, Baguio Magandang umaga, Ka Ramon (Good morning, Ka Ramon) Madilim pa’y pabukid ka na (its still dark, yet your farm bound already) Ikaw ba’y sapat na ang tulog (have you had enough sleep) Sa magdamag na maginaw, Ka …