Monthly Archives: November 2011
Unity performing Let’s Ride featuring Stic.Man of Dead Prez. This track is from Unity’s debut EP Audio VeVe Part I. Check it out!
On this day Novemeber 29 in 1803, the leaders of the Haitian Revolution joined together to sign a preliminary proclamation of independence for “St. Domingo.” Formerly a colony of France, the new republic soon after took the name of Haiti, after Ayiti (land of high mountains) the ancient Taíno name of the land.
The revolution Haiti marked one of the first major victories in the struggle against imperialist white power, colonialism and parasitic capitalism. As the fist successful workers revolution in the world, the Haitian Revolution has long served as a powerful inspiration to colonized African and Native peoples (who were still there, still are and who took part in the revolutionary struggle) as well as other oppressed peoples around the world struggling for their freedom and independence.
LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF JEAN JACQUES DESSALINES!
VICTORY TO THE AFRIKAN & NATIVE REVOLUTIONS!
KOUPE TET! BOULE KAY!
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the broad masses of peasants and farm workers of Hacienda Luisita in their celebration of the Supreme Court’s November 22 decision revoking the stock distribution option (SDO) scheme of Cojuangco-owned Hacienda Luisita Inc. and paving the way for the distribution of HLI’s remaining 4,900-hectare plantation. At the same time, the CPP calls on the peasants and farm workers to further strengthen their unity and brace for bigger struggles.
The Supreme Court decision which was made public yesterday marks a turning point in the legal struggle of the peasants and farm workers of Hacienda Luisita against the SDO, a scheme used by the Cojuangcos since the late 1980s to evade land reform. Besides revoking the SDO, the SC also compelled HLIto pay the peasants and farm workers the amount of P1.3 billion, corresponding to the area of land sold by HLI in the past years, including those which have been turned into a residential enclave and a portion of the Subic-Clark Expressway. While ordering the distribution of land, the SC also recognized the HLI’s “entitlement to just compensation.” Read the rest of this entry