PICKET TO DEFEND FILIPINO PEACE CONSULTANTS
Where: 556 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10036
When: March 28th, 5:30pm
The Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee is participating in the New York Committee to Defend Filipino Peace Consultants, following the illegal arrest and detainment of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in the Philippines. The Tiamzons are peace consultants between the New Democratic Front of the Philippines and the government, and both are carriers of letters signed by the government providing them free and safe passage.
We condemn the repression faced by Benito and Wilma Tiamzon by the Aquino regime, as well as the repression of all political prisoners by governments that let people live and die in poverty, that do not provide adequate relief and rehabilitation after natural disasters and sell out their own people to imperialism.
We unite with the New York Committee to Defend Filipino Peace Consultants on the basis of the following demands:
1. The immediate and unconditional release of Filipino Peace consultants Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria, their companions and all Filipino political prisoners.
2. The immediate resumption of the Peace Talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
On Friday March 28th, we will join our comrades to picket the Philippines Consulate at 5:30 PM, in defense of political prisoners.
Free Wilma and Benito Tiamzon!