Right now in the Philippines, the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime is terrorizing the people to retain its grip on power.
Grassroots organizers are being 'disapeared' and killed.
Offices of different grassroots organizations are being abandoned out of fear (or just survival).CLICK HERE
for a listing of some of the political killings of 2006.
(Pretty overwhelming and sad.)
This is real struggle!
For us here in the "First World" it is often easy to get caught up in philosophical discussions about what resistance might look like or what the "best" way to combat it will be.
We need only to look to the so-called "Third World" to see that our privilege rests upon very real situations and how those situations are being rebelled against.
The Filipino people are strong.
They have resisted imperialism for hundreds of years and have a deep culture of resistance.