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BAYAN USA aka: Bagong Alyansang Makabayan aka: New Patriotic Alliance aka: BAYAN-Philippines aka: BAYAN-International-USA aka: Bayan International is a Marxist front group from the Philippines that is composed to Filipino expats, who are anti-American yet have emigrated and live in the US. Bayan also claims membership of many American leftists members.

Formed in May 1985, Bayan claimed credit for bringing together more than a thousand mass organizations composed of more than a million Filipinos against the Marcos dictatorship. Philippine nationalist Sen. Lorenzo Tañada, was elected founding chairperson. BAYAN has claimed credit for ousting Marcos and the Philippine president Estrada. BAYAN is currently known in the Philippines as the New Peoples Army front group and recruits their members from the University of the Philippines or U.P. for short.

In addition to being against the USA and elected governments of the Philippines, Bayan has established themselves as a anti-Semitic organization with their protests against Israel.

Known Members

Berna Ellorin Chair chair@bayanusa.org

Kuusela Hilo Vice Chair vc@bayanusa.org

Rhonda Ramiro Secretary-General secgen@bayanusa.org

Jack De Jesus Deputy Secretary-General depsec@bayanusa.org

Jeff Rice Finance finance@bayanusa.org

Apollo Victoria Domain name registrant and webmaster for Bayan USA website

Melissa Roxas

June 2011 Demonstration against Chinese government in the Spratly Islands Dispute

Members of Bayan Philippines demonstrated against the Chinese governments attempts to take control of the Spratly islands which are located close to the Philippine shore and over a 1000Km from Chinese territory. the Philippines government is depending on the US Navy to help it defend its territorial encroachment from the Chinese. The Chinese have recently told the US Government to butt out of its dispute between the Philippines and itself in order to gain advantage in the dispute.[1] This is a ideological contradiction in this movement as the Philippines government has a small military and depends on the USA for defense. Bayan USA opposes the VFA (Philippine visiting forces agreement) and joint exercises between the Philippine and US Military. [2]

Demonstration in support of Carlos Montes in the FBI raids over providing support to Islamist terrorists

On May 28, 2011, Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, Bayan USA, released a press statement titled:

Drop the Charges on Carlos Montes & Other US Anti-War Activists! Stop FBI & Grand Jury Repression! and asked members of Bayan USA to sign a online petition to drop the charges.

In the article Ellorin as Chairperson declared:

Filipino-Americans across the United States, under the banner of BAYAN USA, stand in solidarity with LA-based Chicano movement activist Carlos Montes, and dozens of other activists in the Minneapolis, Chicago, Grand Rapids and now Los Angeles areas who have been the recent targets of violent FBI raids in their homes and subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury.

Ellorin further went on to declare that this was the same as the McCarthyist campaign of the 1950's in a attempt to evoke sympathy for the terrorist supporter.

Ellorin in the closing paragraph tried to distance herself from the New Peoples Army while re-affriming Bayan USA as having total allegiance with the Philippine organization Bayan Philippines [3]

Member Organizations

  • Anakbayan (AB) - East Bay, CA
  • Anakbayan (AB) – Los Angeles, CA
  • Anakbayan (AB) - New York, NY/New Jersey, NJ
  • Anakbayan (AB) - San Diego, CA
  • Anakbayan (AB) – Seattle, WA
  • Babae – San Francisco
  • Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP) – New York, NY
  • Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP) – Portland, OR
  • Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (CHRP) – San Francisco, CA
  • Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective (CFFSC) – United States
  • Filipina for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) - New York, NY
  • Habi Arts/Habi Ng Kalinangan – Los Angeles, CA
  • League of Filipino Students (LFS)–San Francisco State University
  • Pinay Sa Seattle - Seattle, WA
  • Sisters of GABRIELA Awaken (SiGAw) - Los Angeles, CA[4]

Past Rallies

Berna Ellorin from Bayan USA with Bayan USA flag at a protest

07/23/2007 Call to Action: Preparation For and Picket at the Los Angeles Philippine Consulate Action

Preparation: Sunday, July 15, 2007, 2:00 PM International Action Center - Los Angeles 5274 W Pico Blvd, Room 203 Los Angeles, CA 90019

Picket: Monday, July 23, 2007, 5:00 PM Los Angeles Philippine Consulate 3600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

BAYAN USA and its member organizations will hold solidarity actions denouncing the Philippine's Human Security Act (aka anti-terrorism bill) with State of the Nation Address (SONA).

03/02/2007 - 03/23/2007 Blue Scholars National Benefit Tour

Tentative dates for Blue Scholars: The Stop the Killings Tour are as follows:

  • Mar 2: Portland, OR
  • Mar 4: San Francisco, CA
  • Mar 6: Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar 7: San Diego, CA
  • Mar 15: Chicago, IL Mar 16: New York, NY
  • Mar 23: Seattle, WA

12/10/2006 A Day of Mourning: A Funeral Procession & Ceremony for Human Rights Victims Locally & Globally

International Human Rights Day Sunday, December 10, 2006 Seattle, WA

Funeral Procession, 1:00pm Starts: at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center 800 Convention Pl Seattle, WA 98101 (on the South side of Pike St., between 7th & 8th)

Funeral Ceremony / Eulogy, 2:00pm Starts: at the South Side of Westlake Plaza (4th & Pine) Seattle, WA 98101

Protesting in support of: Philippine-U.S. Solidarity Organization (PUSO) U.S. Committee for Labor and Human Rights in the Philippines AnakBayan Seattle Bayan U.S.A. Pinay sa Seattle Shoreline Community College API Organization Seattle International Human Rights Committee

The telephone contact number for this rally was 206.383.9741

12/10/2006 Pagsambang Bayan: People's Worship Service and Candlelight Vigil for the Disappeared and Killed Religious and Community Leaders in the Philippines

Authors note: This rally is protesting the large scale killing of communist New Peoples Army terrorists and supporters in the Philippines in the ongoing war against the NPA

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 4pm Daly City United Methodist Church 1474 Southgate Avenue Daly City, CA 94015

From the flier:

October 3, 2006, Bishop Alberto B. Ramento, a peace and human rights advocate known as the "Bishop of the Poor Peasants and Workers" and former chair of National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) was found murdered in his rectory. Over the past five years, 27 clergy and religious workers of the United Church of Christ Philippines, United Methodist Church, Philippine Independent Church, and Roman Catholic Church, along with over 700 other farmers, students, workers, community organizers, human rights workers and journalists, have been violently killed in the Philippines and their deaths remain unprosecuted. Please join us as we remember and honor those who have died or disappeared, and renew our call for peace, justice, and human rights in the Philippines. We invite you to bring flowers, candles and banners for a candlelight procession following the service. Clergy are requested to wear clerical attire.

12/07/2006 All Women's Hip Hop Show

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

11/30/2006 AnakBayan Seattle's 4th Anniversary

AnakBayan Seattle

11/27/2006 Justice for Nicole San Bruno, Ca

Authors note: this was part of the ongoing communist protests in the Philippines against the US/Philippine military joint training exercises in Subic bay and against the US/Philippines mutual defense agreement. Since the NPA is a Maoist organization, this is possibly done as support for China or as a way to pay back the Chinese communist government for the donations of weapons. In 2006 a Filipino woman and student of the Philippines Ateneo University accused a US Marine of rape after she met him at a bar and had intercourse with him. It was later revealed that the NPA coerced her into making these false charges as a way to discredit the US/Philippine Army ties. The woman who made these false charges is currently in hiding in the USA from the NPA and Bayan members after recanting her statement

11/16/2006 Anakbayan Honolulu presents

Sa Ngalan ng Tubo (In the Name of Sugar)

A Film Showing University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center Room 310 Doors open at 630pm $3 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Please come join Anakbayan Honolulu at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center to watch Sa Ngalan ng Tubo, a documentary film about Hacienda Luista and the workers' struggle for fair wages.

This Thursday, November 16, 2006, we are holding a film showing in honor of the Hacienda Luisita Massacre anniversary. This day was chosen for the International Day of Protest against Trade Union Repression and Political Killings in the Philippines as a recognition and commemoration of the martyr-workers not only of Hacienda Luisita but of the martyr-workers in all the other workplaces and communities in the country.

More so, this day would serve as a testament to the continuing pursuit of the Filipino workers and people for economic and political emancipation.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to email us at anakbayan_honolulu@yahoo.com.

11/16/2006 Stop the Political Killings in the Philippines Tukwila, Wa

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 6pm Teamsters Hall 14675 Interurban Ave. S Tukwila, WA

Speakers, Music, Entertainment. Food and Beverages Available. For more information, call 206-383-7209.

Sponsored by US Committee for Labor and Human Rights in the Philippines and The Northwest Alliance for Human Rights in the Philippines.

authors note: this is particular ironic as the NPA New Peoples Army has and continues to kill thousands of innocent Filipino and American citizens

11/16/2006 Justice Hacienda Luisita Massacre Victims

New York

11/15/2006 Subic Rape Case Discussion

Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 7:00-9:00 pm Skyline College Bldg. 1, Rm. 306 3300 College Drive San Bruno, CA 94066

  • free event*

10/24/2006 Anakbayan Film Showing: "There’s Blood in Your Coffee" Nestle Strike

5pm Seattle Central Community College 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

10/17/2006 Anakbayan UW Film Showing: “Tagumpay”

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 5pm UW Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre 3940 Brooklyn Ave Seattle, WA 98105

10/14/2006 Baliksambayanan (Back to the Homeland) Report Back

Saturday, October 14th, 2006 6:30pm Filipino Community Center 35 San Juan Ave San Francisco, CA 94112


League of Filipino Students and babae share experiences from their summer exposure to the Philippines.

For more info email or visit: lfs@bayanusa.org info@babaesf.org www.babaesf.org www.maniwalaya.org

10/10/2006 Anakbayan Film Showing: “Aklasan” on Filipino Peasants

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 5pm Shoreline Community College 16101 Greenwood Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133

09/21/2006 Join the Global Day of Action to Stop Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines

Thursday, September 21, 2006 Various locations view press release for more information

09/19/2006 Discussing Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 6-9pm Location: Skyline Community College 3300 College Dr. San Bruno CA 94066

A showing of a documentary regarding the recent abduction and murder of Alyce Claver, wife of a well-respected doctor and an advocate for the rights of the peasant community. We will also be discussing the rising political killings occurring all over the Philippines.

04/29/2006 Filipino women have always been in the forefront of the fight for liberation. Join us in celebrating the work and contributions of Pinays in the movement from the past, in the present, and in the future.

babae presents...

MALAYA an evening of film and performances to celebrate Filipino women's liberation Saturday, April 29 7-9pm

More information to come, stay tuned and save the date!

info@babaesf.org www.babaesf.org

04/09/2006 "Parangal" (Tribute) for Cris Hugo and Report on Philippine Youth and Student National Situation

Sunday, April 9, 2006; 2:30pm - 5pm Kalayaan Hall / Philippine Forum (basement of the Presbyterian Church) 54-05 Seabury St. Elmhurst, New York

Sponsored by Anakbayan-NY/NJ, NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) and College Editors Guild of the Philippines-New York Alumni Group

Please join us for an afternoon gathering of testimonies, songs, poems and candle lighting as we pay tribute or "Parangal" for Cris Hugo, a journalism student from Bicol University, Philippines who was killed by suspected members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on March 19th, 2006. He was a recently elected Grand Chancellor of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Bicol University Chapter and a National Council Member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS).

There will also be a powerpoint presentation on the current national situation of youth and students in the Philippines.

Special guest: visiting artist Jeb Garcia of KARATULA

03/30/2006 Candle light vigil for slain LFS youth leader Cris Hugo

Thursday, March 30, 2006; 5:30 pm-7pm Malcolm X Plaza San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

Program includes cultural sharing, solidarity messages from ally organizations and a moment of silence. Cris Hugo, a youth and student activist and member of League of Filipino Students and Alpha Phi Omega was murdered on March 19, 2006 in Legazpi City, Philippines. League of Filipino Students-SFSU, along with ally organizations and individuals will hold a candle light vigil celebrating and commemorating his life.

Petition online calling for the justice for Cris' death: www.petitiononline.com/LFS415

03/24/2006 BAYAN-USA northern California Region encourages the concerned community to add this event to your calendar. babae invites you to:

Community Teach-In Friday, March 24, 2006; 6-9 pm Filipino Community Center 35 San Juan Avenue San Francisco, CA

Warm greetings to you all!

With the current political situation in the Philippines, many of our brothers and sisters in the homeland have been greatly affected by the fascist Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration.

Also, the current political climate in the Philippines coupled with historical events has had a major influence in, specifically, the women of the Philippines. Many of the factors leading up to the recent undeclared Martial Law, has also contribute to the wide sex-trafficking of Filipino women, exploitation of Filipino domestic workers and the rampant prostitution of Filipino women in the Philippines.

Here, in the belly of the beast, many of us have been struggling to understand the most recent events and their impact on both, the Philippine people and Filipinos in America, especially the women, our sisters.

Please come to dialogue with us about the current situation! babae welcomes you and your contributions!!

03/24/2006 Hear firsthand accounts of GMA’s fascist state and the movement for People Power 3!

BAYAN USA Special Guest Speaker: Human Rights Leader Marie Hilao Enriquez

PHILIPPINES UNDER FIRE: Human Rights Defender Marie Hilao-Enriquez of KARAPATAN Speaks from the Frontlines of Struggle Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines Under the Arroyo Regime

Sponsored by BAYAN USA - Southern California, Anakbayan Los Angeles, Habi Arts , and [[Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance]] (APALA)

Endorsed by California Assembly member Jackie Goldberg

WHERE SEIU Local 660, 500 S Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020 WHENFriday, March 24, 2006, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Marie Hilao-Enriquez Marie Hilao-Enriquez is the current Secretary General of KARAPATAN, the National Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights in the Philippines. Marie has been a leading figure in the Philippine human rights movement for the past 30 years. A victim of human rights violations herself as a political prisoner under the Marcos dictatorship, Marie has been active in the national democratic struggle of the Filipino people since the early 1970's as a student in the University of the Philippines. Members of her family were also victims of human rights violations, with one sister tortured and murdered by the military while another two siblings were unlawfully imprisoned. Having survived that experience, Marie played a key role in the historic class-action lawsuit against the Marcos estate, as part of the 10,000 victims of human rights violations in the Philippines. Today, Marie is active in exposing the grave condition of human rights violations in the Philippines under the Arroyo regime.

03/18/2006 Stop the War! BAYAN USA SoCal Contingent in the Anti-War March & Rally

Time to bring out the gear and let everyone know what’s going down in the Philippines! GMA’s a puppet and just another part of it! US troops out of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Korea, Colombia and everywhere else!

Know more about the issues. Attend the morning teach-in. You won't go hungry - lunch will be served before the rally! Try BAYAN USA's Adobong Palaban (militant adobo)!

WHERE: BAYAN USA’s meeting point at the southwest corner of Hollywood Blvd and Argyle Ave (one block east of Hollywood and Vine St; near the Metro station; look for blue BAYAN USA flags) WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2006; 11am

03/18/2006 FILIPINOS SAY OUST GLORIA! NO TO STATE REPRESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES & NO TO STATE TERROR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS!

Saturday, March 18, 2006; 11am-12pm People's Gathering in front of Philippine Consulate in Manhattan 556 Fifth Avenue, bet. 45th and 46th Streets New York

Then, that same day, join Anti-War, Pro-Immigrant Rights Filipinos in saying.....

US TROOPS OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES, IRAQ, PALESTINE, AND EVERYWHERE! http://www.troopsoutnow.org

Global Day of Action on the 3rd Anniversary of US War on Iraq. Join the anti-war Filipino contingent as it marches from the front of Philippine Consulate and joins allies and supporters in Times Square in overall condemnation of continued US war of aggression against the peoples of the world. As Filipinos, sons and daughters of a country ravaged by 100 years of US military occupation and US puppet presidents, join BAYAN USA, NYCHRP, Anakbayan, and more as hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will join the Global Day of Action against war. beginning 1pm Mass March/Convergence on Times Square Recruiting Station, NYC meeting point for BAYAN USA-Filipino contingent TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and Anakbayan (Youth for the People)

03/18/2006 U.S military occupation leading to Civil War in Iraq, apartheid wall and Zionist state in Palestine, "National State of Emergency" towards Martial Law in the Philippines, Hurricane Katrina victims facing worse government neglect and losing their entire communities and homes...

Three years since the U.S.-led shock and awe military assault and invasion of Iraq, people of color in the United States and supporters of national liberation around the world are making the critical links of all struggling peoples worldwide who demand an end to the Bush's permanent war and U.S. occupation in the middle east and around the world!

Strength in Unity Contingent! Saturday, March 18, 2006, 10am Assemble at Powell and Market Downtown San Francisco

People of Color Solidarity Program at Powell and Market then march to Civic Center where we will join thousands for the ANSWER National Day of Action

Strength in Unity Contingent is sponsored by: International League of People's Struggle (ILPS) Bay Area, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Against War (APICAW), BAYAN-USA, Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) / Asian & Pacific American Community Program (APAC), AA Movement / Ezine, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Asian Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership, babae, Chin Jurn Wor Ping, Chinese Progressive Association, Collision Course Video, Free Palestine Alliance, Korean Americans United for Peace, League of Filipino Students, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and a growing list of allies and supporters against imperialist war and occupation.

LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY! WE GOT TO RAGE AGAINST THE BUSH MACHINE! FROM IRAQ, PALESTINE TO THE PHILIPPINES!

For more information: http://www.apicaw.com

03/17/2006 BAYAN USA SoCal Rally Orientation

Prepare for the upcoming National protest against the “War on Terror” What you need to know to keep it safe at the next rally Learn the newest chants to OUST GMA!

WHERE: Lost Souls Café in Harlem Place Alley, 124 W. 4th Street (between Main and Spring), Los Angeles, CA 90013 WHEN: Friday, March 17, 6:00pm

03/17/2006 Community Film Screening of BATAS MILITAR (Martial Law)

Friday, March 17, 2006; 6:30pm Philippine Forum's Bonifacio Hall 54-05 Seabury Street Elmhurst, Queens trains: V/G/R to Grand Street, Newtown New York

What is Martial Law and how/why was it declared? What are the conditions in the Philippines that led to this declaration? Who was Ferdinand Marcos and what kind of leader was he? What was the response of the Filipino students, youth? What was the response of the workers, farmers, women, church? Why are many saying Martial Law is being resurrected under the current administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? How can we, as Filipinos in the US, take part in a people's resolution to fight against Martial Law?

Batas Militar is the first extensive documentary on Martial Law and the grandest documentary production ever made in the Philippines. Batas Militar promoted two things. One, its timeless message. Martial Law should never happen again in any form, at any time. And that the price for democracy is eternal vigilance. Winner of several awards including Best Documentary History at the New York Film Festival 1998. This film was also shown at the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam and at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Bangkok, 1999. Winner of several awards including Best Documentary History at the New York Film Festival 1998. In English and Filipino (with English subtitles).

Join us for a community screening followed by an important community dialogue with ex-detainees and victims of Martial Law under the Marcos regime. Listen to first-hand accounts from those who participated in the Filipino people's struggle against Martial Law.

Special Guest: Atty. EDRE OLALIA of Public Interest Law Center, Philippines

Sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and Anakbayan (Youth for the People)

03/16/2006 PHILIPPINES UNDER FIRE: 2 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS REPORTBACK FROM THE FRONTLINES AGAINST ARROYO'S DE FACTO MARTIAL LA: an open forum with Marie Hilao-Enriquez of KARAPATAN & Atty. Edre Olalia of the Intl. Association of Peoples Lawyers in the Philippines

Thursday, March 16, 2006 (repeat event; new venue); 6:30pm to 9pm Community Service Society 105 East 22nd Street, corner of Park Ave. New York Conference Room #4a trains: 6 to 23rd St New York

Sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and Anakbayan (Youth for the People)

03/14/2006 PHILIPPINES UNDER FIRE: 2 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS REPORTBACK FROM THE FRONTLINES AGAINST ARROYO'S DE FACTO MARTIAL LAW: An open forum with Marie Hilao-Enriquez of KARAPATAN & Atty. Edre Olalia of the Intl. Association of Peoples Lawyers in the Philippines

Tuesday, March 14, 2006; 7pm to 9pm International Action Center 39 West 14th Street, between 5th and 6th Streets Room 206 New York

Marie Hilao-Enriquez Marie Hilao-Enriquez is the current Secretary General of KARAPATAN, the National Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights in the Philippines. She is a dedicated voice in the human rights forefront on behalf of human rights victims in the Philippines.

A victim of human rights violations herself under the Marcos dictatorship, Marie has been active in the national democratic struggle of the Filipino people since the early 1970's as a student in the University of the Philippines. In her early 20's, Marie was imprisoned as a leader of the nationalist youth organization, Kabataang Makabayan. Having survived that experience, Marie played a key role in the historic class-action lawsuit against the Marcos estate, as part of the 10,000 victims of human rights violations in the Philippines.

Today, Marie is active in exposing the grave condition of human rights violations in the Philippines under the Arroyo regime.

Edre Olalia Edre Olalia is one of the Philippines' most dynamic human rights lawyers that has led a life of commitment to the Philippine people's struggle for genuine nationalism and democracy for over 20 years, starting from his student activist days at the University of the Philippines. He is currently the chief legal consultant for NDF-nominated panel of the Joint Monitoring Committee, the group jointly appointed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) to oversee the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). Edre is also currently the vice-president of the International Association of Peoples Lawyers in the Philippines.

Today, Edre is active in exposing the grave condition of human rights violations in the Philippines under the Arroyo regime.

Sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), and Anakbayan (Youth for the People)

03/11/2006 Prop Making Session & Free Film Screening about the Philippines

Grab the markers & paint! Put your words on paper & make them heard! Make signs, banners, noise makers, T-shirts, buttons, and more! Learn the history of the Philippines and why GMA must go!

WHERE: Lost Souls Café in Harlem Place Alley, 124 W. 4th Street (between Main and Spring), Los Angeles, CA 90013 WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2-6pm

03/11/2006 League of Filipino Students-San Francisco State University proudly presents to you our 4th annual DIWANG PINAY [soul of the pinay] RECOGNIZE: PINAYS IN EFFECT

Saturday, March 11, 2006 Filipino Community Center 35 San Juan Ave btwn. Mission and Alemany, Exelsior District, SF

doors 630p, show 7p

$7-10 sliding scale

fundraiser for LFS' annual BalikSamBayanan (Back to the Homeland) Summer Exposure Trip

  • parking is limited--please arrive early*

03/07/2006 Candle Light for Democracy & Community Forum

Tanglaw para sa Kalayaan at Pulong Pangkumunidad

Please join GabNet Seattle in a rally and candle light vigil to protest the continuing implementation of de facto martial law despite the uplifting of Presidential Proclamation 1017. A community forum lead by members of Anakbayan Seatte and the NW Bayan Regional Council will be held following the vigil.

Tuesday March 7th, Rally & Vigil 5:30-6:30 Community Forum 6:30-7:30

Filipino Community Center of Seattle

5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way

NO TO DICTATORSHIP Wala ng Dictador

NO TO THE RETURN OF MARTIAL LAW Di na kailangan pang bumalik ang Martial Law

Sponsored by Gabriela Network Seattle, Anakbayan Seattle, and Philippine US Solidarity Organization

02/25/2006 Join BAYAN-USA Northern California, Mexicano allies and the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride in opposition to the wrong solutions for a broken immigration system and "national security."

Defeat Sensenbrenner Bill HR4437!

Rally for Immigrant Rights Saturday, February 25, 2006 12 pm - 2 pm

St. Elizabeth's Elementary School on 34th Street Fruitvale District in Oakland (walking distance from Fruitvale BART)

The US House of Representatives passed the "Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illegal Control Act - HR 4437" in December 2005.

If passed in the Senate, this bill would:

  • make it a felony offense to be in the U.S. without proper documentation
  • criminalize nurses, teachers, clergy, social workers or anyone who has regular contact with illegal immigrants
  • build a massive wall and fence along the U.S./Mexico border
  • erode and eliminate judicial review of immigration court decisions

Undocumented immigration into the United States is not a problem for citizens. It is a forced reality that is a result of massive migration to the U.S. from economic crisis-ridden countries such as the Philippines. Filipinos in the U.S. are fighting to survive against an unjust, exploitative, and bureaucratic U.S. immigration system that excessively delays and obstructs efficient and dignified paths to permanence for undocumented persons.

There are 10.3 million undocumented people in the United States. They come and remain here to work, oftentimes taking valuable care of others' grandparents, parents and children, provide healthcare in every medical facility, harvesting our food and countless other service jobs. They carry out vital services for our communities but are often underpaid and their labor devalued. Now under another unseen level of immigrant attack. Defeat Sensenbrenner HR4437!

Join babae, Filipino Civil Rights Advocates, Filipino Community Center, Filipinos for Affirmative Action, League of Filipino Students, BAYAN-USA and many supporters who condemn the use of our tax dollars to attack the civil and human rights of immigrant and working class families who built this country!

02/25/2006 February marks the anniversary of the Philippine-American War more than 100 years ago and increased U.S. military training exercises in the Philippines this month where 5000 marines have been deployed to continue more than a century of U.S. military occupation and intervention in the Philippines. BAYAN-USA marks February as a month of Philippine Solidarity which means international solidarity with all our allies and supporters in the belly of U.S. imperialism.

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan - US Chapter (BAYAN-USA) and LOCUS Arts invites all supporters and allies of national liberation and international human rights to...

KAISAHAN: An Evening of Resistance, Culture and International Solidarity Saturday, February 25, 2006, 8 pm SPACE180 - 180 Capp Street, 3rd Floor (@17th Street) San Francisco, CA

Cover $5-$10

Featuring a First Time Bay Area showing of the "People's Verdict: 2005 International Solidarity Mission for Human Rights in the Philippines" - This recent documentary highlights the fact findings of 90 international delegates to the Philippines from 16 countries to bring international attention to end political repression and state terror in the Philippines under the Arroyo regime's undeclared and deadly state of martial law.

Partial list of performers: Power Struggle Echoes of Bullets League of Filipino Students SFSU BABAE more!

Oust Gloria Macapagal Arroyo! U.S Troops out of the Philippines! No U.S. tax dollars to fund Human Rights Violations in the Philippines or anywhere!

This event is co-presented by Viet Unity. Click here for more information.

02/21/2006 Join the presentation, discussion and strategy meeting for March 18th mass mobilization against war, racism and anti-immigrant attacks!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 6:30 pm

Garfield Community Center 23rd and Cherry Street

Scrap HR 4437!!! * Justice for all immigrants! Money for jobs, education, health services, not for war! Bring the troops home!

Oragnized by BAYAN-USA, Seattle and Troops Out Now Coalition! (206) 763-9611 or (206) 218-4417

US House Resolution 4437 (a.k.a. Sensenbrenner Bill--the border protection, anti-terror and illegal immigration bill of 2005) is the latest proposed anti-immigrant legislation bill introduced by Congressman Sensenbrenner, R-WI, Chairman of the house judicial committee, on December 6, 2005 to the U.S. House of Representatives and passed (239-182) on December 16, 2005.

02/06/2006 Bayan USA Nothern California invites all our members and supporters to meet Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) for a history lesson and educational discussion. Hosted by League of Filipino Students.

Monday, February 6, 2006, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

San Francisco State University Cesar Chavez Student Center Rosa Parks C (bottom floor)

11/02/2005 In the Belly of the Beast. FIGHTING STATE TERROR FROM THE SOURCE. End Martial Law, U.S. Militarization, and brutal Human Rights violations by illegitmate Philippine president Arroyo Now! Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 6:30 pm

Filipino Community Center 35 San Juan Street (at Mission) San Francisco Excelsior District

Sponsored by the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, League of Filipino Students SFSU, BABAE and BAYAN USA Northern California Region featuring Legal Counsel for Bayan Muna Neri Colmenares, Movement Artist Lei Garcia from the Philippines AND reportback from returned delegates of the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to the Philippines, August 2005, a five-team fact finding mission composed of over 100 international delegates representing 18 countries to investigate human rights violations under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime plus video screening of There's Blood in Your Coffee, a documentary on and updates from the 3+year Nestle workers strike in Cabuyao, Laguna, Southern Tagalog, where Filipino Nestle Union President and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Labor Leader Diosdado "Ka Fort" Fortuna was brutally murdered under the undeclared return of Martial Law of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo

updates and strategy on BAYAN USA's International Solidarity Mission campaign and national boycott of Nestle Products and demand for justice for slain Filipino Nestle Union President Diosdado Fortuna

From the Bay to the Philippines...We got to Stop this War Machine!

10/29/2005 EXAMINING STATE TERROR. From Manila to Manhattan: Communities Speak Out on Martial Law, Militarization, and Police Brutality

Saturday, October 29, 2005, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm (forum); 7:00 pm (solidarity night)

New School University 66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, Room 510)

Partial Speaker List:

Dr. Joi Barrios poet/playright, professor, University of the Philippines-Diliman; convenor, Congress of Teachers for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND); board member- Philippine Studies Program of University of California

Dr. Robyn Rodriguez professor at Rutgers University, founder of C[[ritical Filipino Filipina Studies Collective]], member of NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

Haeyoung Yoon Attorney, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Returned ISM delegate from Hacienda Luisita team

Monami Maulik organizer, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Returned ISM delegate from Eastern Visayas

Camilo Romero organizer, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), Retured ISM delegate from Hacienda Luisita

Berna Ellorin BAYAN USA regional representative, NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines; Returned ISM delegate from Surigao del Sur team

Plus sharings and testimonials of former victims of Martial Law under the Marcos Regime in the Philippines (1972 - 1986) And Community Speak-Out! For more information, contact NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, email nychrp@yahoo.com

sponsored by the NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines and BAYAN USA
featuring reportback from returned delegates of the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to
the Philippines, August 2005, a five-team fact finding mission composed of over 100 international delegates representing 18 :countries to investigate human rights violations under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime
plus video screening of There's Blood in Your Coffee, a documentary on and updates from the 3+year Nestle workers strike in :Cabuyao, Laguna, Southern Tagalog, where Filipino Nestle Union President and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Labor Leader Diosdado "Ka :Fort" Fortuna was brutally murdered under the undeclared return of Martial Law of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
updates and strategy sharings of BAYAN USA national campaign to Boycott Nestle Products and
demand justice for slain Filipino Nestle Union President Diosdado Fortuna

10/21/2005 International Solidarity Mission (ISM) Report Back and Discussion on the Continuing Human Rights Violations in the Philippines

Friday, October 21, 2005, 7:00 pm

United Teachers of Los Angeles Headquarters 3303 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

Delegates from the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in the Philippines, a human rights mission to uncover human rights violations, will share their documentation of the deteriorating conditions under the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. From January 2001 to June 2005, a total of 4,207 cases of human rights abuses have been documented by Karapatan, the largest human rights alliance in the Philippines. The ISM resulted in an International People’s Tribunal charging President Arroyo guilty for crimes against humanity according to international law.

This critical event will feature film footage of the military’s massacre of striking farm workers in Hacienda Luisita in just November of last year. Video of families giving testimony of their loved one’s brutal murder and forced abductions will be shown to the public for the first time in Los Angeles.

Since the delegation in August, the assassinations of Diosdado Fortuna, Nestle Union leader; Vicky Samonte, leader of a worker’s organization; Rollie Mariano, Former Union President; and President Tony Cuizon, Atlas Mining Corporation Union, have added to the growing human rights violations committed under the Arroyo administration.

Event co-sponsored by: Habi Arts, Anakbayan Los Angeles, Bayan USA, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), The Southern California Confederation of Iranians, The Jericho Amnesty Coalition-Los Angeles, The Puerto Rican Alliance, United Farm Workers (UFW), International Action Center (IAC), One Korea LA Forum.

09/15/2005 Thursday, September 15, 2005, 5:30 pm

meeting point Philippine Consulate 556 Fifth Ave. (between 45th St. and 46th St.) New York, NY 10036-5095

to proceed Dag Hammerskjold Plaza 47th St. and 2nd Ave (across from the UN)

WEAR BLACK, we will be handing R.A.Ts. special costume. With the International Action center (IAC), Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC) and other organizations. Campaign led by BAYAN USA and the NYC For Gloria's Ouster Coalition

09/12/2005 GMA attends an art exhibit opening in Manhattan's Philippine Center, home of the Philippine Consulate. Rapid Actions Teams (R.A.Ts.) will be there! WEAR BLACK, we will be handing R.A.Ts. special costume.

Monday, September 12, 2005, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Philippine Consulate 556 Fifth Ave. (between 45th St. and 46th St.) New York, NY 10036-5095

Rapid Actions Teams or R.A.Ts, led by BAYAN USA, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Anakbayan-NY/NJ and the New York Coalition for Gloria's Ouster have been monitoring Arroyo's New York itinerary and will be at the Consulate awaiting her arrival, dressed in black. These groups, along with a fast-growing Arroyo opposition movement comprised of groups in and out of the Philippines, are steadfastly hounding Arroyo to expose her "illegitimacy as the Philippine head of state and call for her immediate ouster from Malacanang", states Berna Ellorin of BAYAN USA.

07/12/2005 Join BAYAN-USA and USA 4 GMA Resignation for an International Day of Action calling for the immediate end to the illegitimate presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005, 4:00 pm In front of the San Francisco Philippine Consulate 447 Sutter St. (get off at Powell BART station, walk 4 blocks up Powell, turn right on Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94108

07/06/2005 From Manila to Manhattan, Filipinos in the Big Apple say, "Oust Gloria!" Join us as concerned Filipinos in the New York City area converge to talk about and register their united concern over the recently-exposed as fake and illegitimate Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration.

Press Conference/Informational Forum Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 11:00am

DRAGONFLY Restaurant 47 Seventh Ave S (between Bleecker St. and Morton St.) New York, NY 10014

ALL MEDIA AND CONCERNED FILIPINOS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!!

Followed by a Symbolic Protest at 1:30pm at the Philippine Consulate on 556 5th Avenue, between 45th St. and 46th St. in Manhattan. Scheduled speakers will hand-deliver a joint statement to the Philippine Consul General.

Speakers include:

06/30/2005 Picket to oust President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo'

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Philippine Consulate 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

06/23-06/24/2005 Filipinos in major U.S. cities call for GMA to resign--launch of petition and actions to coincide with June 24 , 2005 national day of protest for truth and justice in the Philippines.

Seattle Filipino community leaders to hold press conference to call on GMA to resign Thursday, June 23, 2005, 6:30pm-8pm

Kusina Filipina 3201 Beacon Ave. Seattle, WA

San Francisco Informational picket and signature gathering in front of the Philippine Consulate Friday, June 24, 2005, 2pm-4pm

Philippine Consulate 447 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA

New York Signature gathering in front of Krystal's Cafe Friday, June 24, 2005, 4pm

Krystal's Cafe Queens, NY

Los Angeles Phone-in to the Southern California Philippine Consulate for GMA to resign Friday, June 24, 2005, 9am-4pm

Philippine Consulate 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

ENOUGH OF FRAUD AND CORRUPTION! END POLITICAL REPRESSION AND ALL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS! GMA RESIGN OR BE OUSTED!

06/16/2005 New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), a human rights action group involved in monitoring human rights activity in the Philippines, will be sponsoring an emergency human rights summit in New York City.

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 6pm

United Nations Church Center 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of 44th St and 1st Avenue in Manhattan) New York, NY

06/11/2005 In commemoration of the so-called Philippine “Independence,” the Philippine-US Solidarity Organization (PUSO)--a project of Filipino Workers Action Center--is hosting a solidarity update and a film showing of “Sa Ngalan ng Kalayaan” ( “In the Name of Freedom"). “Sa Ngalan ng Kalayaan” is a series of documentary films that gives an overview of the Philippines and their search for genuine sovereignty.

Saturday, June 11, 2005, 4-6pm Limited Space, Please RSVP (206) 763-9611

Beacon Hill Public Library 2821 Beacon Ave South Seattle, WA


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External Links

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Nor-Cal Bayan USA page

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article from The Nation Magazine about Bayan USA

Bayan twitter account

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[http://www.firenyc.org/ Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, Bayan USA sub-group

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References

  1. BBC news Radio Broadcast June 13, 2011
  2. ABS-CBN Cahnnel 7 Manila news broadcast June 2011
  3. Bayan USA page one(accessed June 7, 2011)
  4. Bayan USA organization page(accessed June 7, 2011)