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Blog Action Day for the Farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita

August 10, 2010

For decades, the farm workers of Hacienda Luisita have fought for their right to own the land they till, as well as the right to a decent livelihood and existence, against one of the most powerful families in the country. Their struggle has been marked by a strike in 2004, a massacre in response, and the assassination of some of the farm workers’ supporters.

In the latest twist in this saga, the management of Hacienda Luisita has claimed a ‘compromise deal’ with the farm workers. However, the very same farm workers and their supporters are raising a howl over what they claim is a ‘highly unfair’ agreement.

On August 18, our peasant brothers and sisters across the nation will hold protests in support of their Hacienda Luisita brethren, and against this latest ‘scam’ by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan.

On August 18, we will join them in their struggle and echo their cause and calls, not just in the streets but in cyberspace as well.

August 18 is Blog Action Day for the Hacienda Luisita Farm Workers.

How can you participate in the Blog Action Day?

First, read-up about the issue. You can read about the background of the issue and the actual text of the ‘scam’ by clicking on the given links.

Second, write a blog entry about the issue. It can be your opinion, reaction, or analysis. It can even be a suggestion on how to resolve the problem. It can take any form, be it an essay, short story, poem, song, or even a graphic illustration.

You can make your entry even before the 18th, just as long as you publish it during Blog Action Day.

Third, leave a link to your entry to the Comments section of this article so we can track how many people have participated and we can thank you all.

For non-bloggers, you can participate by re-posing our Special Status Message in your Facebook status on that day, and by re-tweeting our Special Tweet. We will be announcing the two on the midnight of Blog Action Day.

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