Date: Tue Jan 25 2005 - 08:45:52 EST
Posted on a yahoogroup./In solidarity, Jerry Sociologist Walden Bello, one of the most prominent radical voices in the global justice movement, has been been placed on an assassination list by the Communist Party of the Philippines. http://www.focusweb.org/main/html/index.php A Statement of Concern about a Hit-list including Walden Bello and other Activists Out of deference to the more than 160,000 victims of the tsunami tragedy that engulfed South Asia o要 December 26, 2004, we in Focus o要 the Global South (Focus) have refrained until now from pointing to an alarming development bearing o要 the security and well being of our Executive Director, Walden Bello. Focus is not in the habit of calling attention to the status of its staff. This time, however, things are different. In the December 2004 issue of AngBayan, the principal organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Walden was singled out as a "counterrevolutionary." His name was listed alongside fourteen other names of individuals who are either living or dead. Two of the people in the "counterrevolutionaries" list, Arturo Tabara and Filemon Lagman, have already been assassinated, the former just three months ago. Another o要e, Ricardo Reyes, is being hunted down by operatives of the Communist Party and New People's Army (NPA) and has been forced to go into hiding. For people familiar with the history and practices of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its paramilitary wing, the New People's Army, the message of the counterrevolutionaries' list to Walden and the others is unmistakable: You're beyond the pale. You're a "class enemy" to be eliminated, the o要ly questions remaining being when and where the party will carry out the execution.
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