Archive for August, 2007

U.S. Out of the Philippines! Free Jose Maria Sison Now!

August 30, 2007

Chanting “U.S. Out of the Philippines! Free Sison Now!” members of UNC-Asheville SDS protested today in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The protest was held in conjunction with simultaneous protests in New York and on the West Coast. SDSers were demanding the immediate release of Jose Maria Sison, an important Filipino activist arrested on August 28th in the Netherlands. UNCA SDS condemns the arrest of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) political consultant. Sison’s arrest will be a major set back to the peace process in the Philippines, as Professor Sison has long played an important role in in the negotiations between the Philippine Government and the NDFP.

Free Sison!



September 28 Youth Day of Action in D.C.

August 15, 2007


As you are probably already aware, September is shaping up to be an important month in terms of the anti-war movement in this country. There are a number of different national and local actions taking place during September with the goal of uniting those who are struggling against this war everyday and who refuse to allow occupation to continue unfettered. From September 22 to 29, activists working on a number of different struggles from around the country will be coming together in Washington, D.C. to raise the stakes in the anti-war movement during a week of direct actions against the war. While it is unfeasible for most students to be in D.C. for this entire period of time, we want to make Friday, September 28, a day for autonomous, student- and youth-led direct actions to originate from this space.