Stop the Killings (STK)

The Stop the Killings Campaign is an international effort to put a stop to the extrajudicial killings and abductions of in the Philippines and raise an awareness of these injustices. In 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, an unelected president, arose to power in the Philippines. By 2002, Arroyo became the first Asian leader to fully-embrace the so-called War on  Terror, and secured a blood military compact with the US government to bring thousands of US troops back to the Philippines under the auspices of anti-terrorist measures— to train Philippine troops. While no single known-terrorist has been caught, there have been over 900 people killed and more than 200 have been abducted in the Philippines, including activists, party-list representatives, priests, trade unionists, students, journalists, women, and children. Of that total more than 100 of those deaths have been women. Most of those who have been killed were staunch critics of the Arroyo regime, and to this day none of these deaths or kidnappings have been brought to justice. These killings have been directly connected to the military from eyewitness accounts and Arroyo has used US tax dollars (estimated $12 billion USD), weaponry, and troops to reinstate a Marcosian Martial Law back to the Philippines. For more information: http://www.karapatan.org/

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