Rappler's latest stories on activism
'Jesus, in the Gospel, said that if a hand causes you to sin, it has to be cut off. This means that things that enable immorality have to be fought and abolished.'
'Calling our aid charity posits a hierarchy between you and the ones you choose to help'
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'If we only limit ourselves to half the conversation, the revolution will only be half-finished'
(UPDATED) Both Chinese and Hong Kong officials seize on the unrest gripping the US in their propaganda drive to justify their own crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the national security law plans
'It is easy for anyone to call on protest if he has the social safety nets when social unrest arises. But what about the poor?'
'Some Christians today say that Jesus had nothing to do with politics. He criticized religious leaders but not the political ones, they reason. But this is a distorted reading of the Bible.'
'[Peasant organizations] do not teach 'anti-government propaganda;' they organize seminars, workshops, and discussions about issues that not a lot of institutions dare think about
'My deepest resentment and indignation is reserved for scholars and self-proclaimed experts who spin and twist academic knowledge to legitimize and validate oppression'
'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'
'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'
'I realized that activism does not always need to be performed publicly, that some kinds of activism are not obvious'
Activists want to be reassured that their physical, emotional, and mental well-being also matters
'I realized being an activist never really dies even when you leave the movement'
'I remember rolling my eyes every time I'd hear protesters chanting. I hated all of it. I was so annoyed.'
'You know it’s right to junk rice liberalization when you've encountered a farmer who won't eat with you, for fear that she might get used to eating 3 times a day'
'Yes, the road to freedom will be filled with inconveniences and sacrifices, but the rewards that lie ahead are still worth fighting for'
'I used to hate protests. I used to ride that high horse without any regard for the facts on the ground.'
'The attempt on my life did not succeed, nor has it scared me off, as was the intention'
Bonifacio’s Philippines, in a way, isn’t too different from ours. Bonifacio’s true legacy was that he showed us what needs to be done.
The human rights community exists for a reason and it will not cease to exist – even if tyrants like President Rodrigo Duterte become powerless
The annual cheering competition may be puzzling to those outside the University of the Philippines Visayas community but it’s become a part of this UP campus’ culture – a platform for the sharp wit of Ilonggo Iskolars ng Bayan
The Official Animal Rights March is happening on October 26, 12 pm at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila
'Until now, the earliest known location on Naxos was the Cave of Zas, dated to 7,000 years ago. We have extended the history of the island by 193,000 years,' anthropologist Tristan Carter says
Greta Thunberg gets a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University where the ceremony was held
The so-called 'cerebral organoids' or mini-brains derived from adult stem cells have been around for a decade or so but have never previously developed functional neural networks
The truth that we uncover in the university reveals a dying planet, an unequal social order, persistent poverty and universal hunger, unjust war and violence, bigotry and discrimination, intolerance and hate
Commission on Human Rights spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says automatically linking expression of dissent and criticism to efforts against the government is a 'very limited view of how a democracy works'
In its annual report, international watchdog Global Witness has tagged the Philippines as the most dangerous country for environmental activists
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Global Witness says 30 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines in 2018
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Despite his equally illustrious teammates, Michael Pacquiao's Brent International School Manila Lions end up fifth place
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Student labor activists post new allegations online against police saying they were summoned in the past week for 'meetings' at police stations in Beijing where they were threatened with expulsion and jail
How could the ocean's most accomplished deep-sea diver wind up with nitrogen bubbles poisoning its veins? Short answer: beaked whales – especially one species known as Cuvier's – get really, really scared.
The procession marks the start of the 9-day novena mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019
The Petron Blaze Spikers deliver another masterclass as they defeat the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers
Highlights of the Chinese President's November 20 to 21 visit to Manila include a state banquet hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte and courtesy calls by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Lorent Saleh is the president of NGO Operation Freedom, which works to promote human rights, democracy, and civil liberties in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America
''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus
(3rd UPDATE) Several activities are lined up for Friday, September 21, in Metro Manila and the regions to commemorate the declaration of Proclamation 1081
(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says another 1,000 police are to remain on standby at the PNP headquarters should assistance be needed
An idle Android smartphone with its Chrome browser open sends data communications to Google's servers as often as 14 times an hour, according to the study
Colleagues say the leftist politician was killed because she had angered police and underground paramilitary groups known as militias
The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48
Using fake papers, over a hundred containers are released from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in the past 6 months
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The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service