Switchbitch, Run Deliks and more to perform at event celebrating 36th anniversary of Mendiola massacre

Drive Deliks, change bitchand several Filipino artists will perform at the upcoming “Nakaugat Lahat sa Lupa” (Everything is Rooted in the Land), a music event discussion commemorating the 36thTh the anniversary of the Mendiola massacre.

The Pay What You Can event will be held on January 20, 2023 at The Paper Lantern, Quezon City, Philippines.

Also included in the artist lineup are Mallware, Ahju$$i, Teya Logos, Memoryville, JK-Ultra and Hard Head Collective. The event is produced by Artista ng Rebolusyong Pangkultura (Artists of the Cultural Revolution), or ARPAK.

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Dubbed by journalists as “Black Thursday”, the incident left 13 farmers died—Danilo Arjona, Leopoldo Alonzo, Adelfa Aribe, Dionisio Bautista, Roberto Caylao, Vicente Campomanes, Ronilo Dumanico, Dante Evangelio, Angelito Gutierrez, Rodrigo Grampan, Bernabe Laquindanum, Sonny Boy Perez and Roberto Yumul — on January 1, 922, when Philippine 92 .January government security forces violently dispersed farmers marching on Malacañang and “opened fire on 10,000 to 15,000 farm workers and farmers demanding equal land distribution and decent wages,” according to the news site Rappler.

In it post ARPAK announced the concert, “Makalipas ang 36 na taon, hindi ngamago ang panawagan ng kasma: tuny na reporma sa lupa at hustia. There is no change in the regime of the new regime. Tuloy-tuloy ang pag-atake ng estado sa kilusang magbubukid. But hindi hindi rin tugmel ang vagara ng diwa ng martsang magbubukid ng mendiola sa nilangan na langudu na struggle para sa lupa, karatungana, at payamana.”

(36 years later, the call of the peasants has not changed: true land reform and justice. There has been no change in the response of previous regimes when it comes to agricultural issues. The state’s attack on the peasant movement continues. The spirit of the peasant march to Mendiola did not stop in their ongoing struggle for land, justice and peace.)

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