Philippines: (Sept, 2011)
Indigenous activist killed in the latest of a series of deadly attacks
‘Abelino Sungit was a well-known leader of the indigenous peoples’ movement in Palawan, an island in the southern Philippines. He was among the critics of mining projects in the southern island where there are a large number of mining applications and operations.’
He was gunned down by riders on a motorcycle. He was, if this story is correct the ninth indigenous activist murdered in the last year:
“He was the ninth indigenous activist to be killed in the Philippines during the past year, according to KAMP…“The method and motive for the killing is consistent. Indigenous peoples are gunned down because of resistance to development projects and political convictions,” Malayao claimed. “It is aimed to terrify people from asserting their rights.”
There is a term that is all to common in the Philippines, ‘extra judicial killing.’
‘An extrajudicial killing is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Extrajudicial punishments are by their nature unlawful, since they bypass the due process of the legal jurisdiction in which they occur. Extrajudicial killings often target leading political, trade union, dissident, religious, and social figures and may be carried out by the state government or other state authorities like the armed forces and police.
Extrajudicial killings and death squads are common in the Middle East (mostly in Palestinian territories and Iraq), Central America, Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Pakistan, Sri Lanka, several nations or regions in Equatorial Africa, Jamaica, Kosovo, parts of South America, allegedly Russia, Uzbekistan, parts of Thailand, and in the Philippines.[29.
People are getting assassinated because Canadian Corporations with the help of the Canadian and Philippine governments want to get richer. This just does not seem right to me. How about to you?