WWII Filvets to kick-off ‘Global Rights Campaign vs. RevGov’ Dec. 2
LOS ANGELES — “We defeated the fascist Japanese Army in WW II. We survived the Death March. Why should we be afraid of any dictators when democracy is once again under threat,” said Simplicio Yoma, a Filipino-American veteran who received a military pin from Senator Antonio Trillanes, a former naval officer, during his visit in San Francisco a month ago.
With other WWII veterans and their widows, they will receive gold medals from the local communities in honor of their heroism and in recognition of their 75-year struggle for full equity. They will also publicly announce their opposition to a revolutionary government that Duterte has been toying with lately.
A series of actions marking December 10 International Human Rights Day will follow in different cities like Los Angeles, La Habra, Chicago, Vancouver, BC, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Bahrain, and Daly culminating on a Sunday Prayer service in various churches.
To date, more than 14,000 have been killed mostly in extrajudicial killings.
Sponsor organizations include Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA), Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV), Global Pinoy Diaspora Canada, Australian Coalition Against the Return of Dictatorship in the Philippines (ACARD), and EDSA 30 Pagkakaisa.