Thursday, September 07, 2006

Following the lead of SF Bay Area Pilipino youth and grassroots organizations

For several years now the League of Filipino Students [LFS] and the Excelsior-based Filipino Community Center [FCC] have helped lead many of the recent community struggles around anti-displacement, immigrant rights and peace and justice issues in our SF Bay Area.

Teachers-extraordinaire like Art Concordia from Balboa High School - pictured below leading the SF Labor Day demostration with rapper KIWI -
along with folks from SF City College, Skyline, Bay Area High Schools and many of my student and teacher colleagues at SF State have been an inspiration to learn from and work with. I took this photo below of my daughter Jade getting a real 'political education' from FCC activists and others at the Immigrant Rights/Labor Day March in SF.
Despite ongoing terror and assasinations of their leaders in the Philippines by the "fascist US puppet regime of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo" LFS and the grassroots people's organizations continue to build international solidarity and give leadership to many of our struggles here in the US.

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