A Palestinian Youth chants in unity for the peoples' struggle against imperialism

October 17th, San Francisco, California – On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, The International League of Peoples’ Struggle – Strength in Unity Contingent took to the streets of San Francisco to protest the unjust wars and occupations of Afghanistan (now referred to as Af-Pak in Washington), Iraq, Palestine, and the Philippines.

We stand with our brothers and sisters overseas in raising our voices when theirs are silenced. We stand firmly against Imperialism, even while the U.S. left is reeling from the deceits of the Imperialists on Wall Street and in the White House.

We know that the only way stop the oppression is by relying on solid grassroots organizing and community based building. Only by thoroughly arousing, mobilizing, and organizing can our objectives be realized.

We oppose any escalation to the war and occupation, In fact, we call for the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops abroad. We call for the support of Peoples’ struggles against Imperialism–especially that of the United States which continues to wage and expand wars of hegemony and occupation, under the pretense of being democratic liberators, of bringing freedom to the third world.

We–people here and throughout the world–are being forced to bear the burdens of the world economic crisis. We urge the unity of people in the US with the struggles of people worldwide against imperialism.

The ILPS Strength in Unity Contingent was organized by the ILPS-Bay Area Grassroots Organizing Committee, which includes representatives of Arab Resource and Organizing Center, BAYAN-USA (AnakBayan East Bay, Babae San Francisco, Committee of Human Rights for the Philippines, and the League of Filipino Students), Collision Course Media, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and other allies and supporters.


Bay Area Bayanihan for Victims of Ondoy Calendar Event

Typhoon Ondoy left a path of Devastation in the Philippines

Typhoon Ondoy left a path of Devastation in the Philippines

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Dear Friends, Families, and Supporters,

Last week a group of Bay Area community folks-church and human rights groups, community centers, women and student organizations, teachers and health care workers, teachers, bank and government employees — came together at the Daly City United Methodist Church to coordinate our Ondoy relief efforts.  

We united to  support each of our existing grassroots relief initiatives and coordinate efforts to have more of an impact. We feel the need to differentiate our efforts from larger, governmental and corporate efforts to emphasize the importance of everyday people helping out as best they can.

As a group, we also want to make sure that our relief goods directly reach the victims of Ondoy.  Given the concerns about poor distribution, misappropriation and/or corruption on the part of the Philippine government and/or other agencies, we are committed to responsible relief effort where we underscore the importance of accountability in making sure that our efforts actually reach those most affected by Ondoy.

Typhoon Ondoy has left 280,000 displaced (homeless)
More than
300 left dead after the devastation

Below are just some of the events initiated by members of the Bay Area Bayanihan for Typhoon Relief.

October 8th – Care Package

“Care Package is a free event in an effort to raise awareness and send love to the typhoon victims in the Philippines.  The event features amazing artists such as Manny Garcia, michelle Martinez and Passion.

Location:  The CoHo:
459 Lagunia, No 1, Tresidder Union, Stanford CA
Time: 7-8:45pm


-sponsored by the Pilipino American Student Union

October 9th – Avalos Fundraiser

Please join Excelcior District Supervisor John Avalos for a neighborhood fundraiser for the victims of the Philippine typhoons.

Location: Bottoms Up Bar
4704 Mission street (x Persia)
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

October 11th – Major “Fundraiser”

With the wake of all the tragedies striking INDONESIA, SAMOA, TONGA & PHILIPPINES, we would like to send our prayers and thought to all those that have lost a loved one.  We will be taking donations in form of Money, Clothing, Medicine & Canned Food. Money and Medicine goes a long way but we welcome Clothing and Food.

DJ FUZE (Digital Underground/Luniz/Extra Stout)
THE LEGENDARY PARTYROCKER falls thru to CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY with the MÄJOR fam. And it’s indigenous people’s day holiday, so we’re off Monday and we need to come strong for a good cause because we got NO WORK MONDAY!!!.

as always your good hosts
DJ MPENZI + j s i g h t!!!!

Location:  Somar Bar
1727 Telegraph Street, Oakland CA
Time: 9pm – 2am

Sponsored by: MAJOR + SOMAR BAR + BAYAN USA get together to fundraise for the Victims of the Typhoon in the Philippines.

October 13th – San Francisco Progressives for Philippine Typhoon Relief:

Please join School Board Member Jane Kim and Supervisors John Avalos, Chris Daly, Eric Mar, and  for a fun-raiser for victims of the recent Philippine typhoons that have taken over 295 lives and have displaced thousands of families.

Location: Poleng Lounge
1751 Fulton st, San Francisco CA
Time: 8-10pm
Sliding scale donations at the door:  $10 – $1000

Organizational co-sponsors:  BABAE- SF, BAYAN-USA, Bindlestiff Theatres,
Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), League of Filipino Students- SFState,  Kasamahan (USF)

Proceeds will go to the most impacted communities through the grassroots efforts of  GABRIELA (a Philippine Women’s Alliance)  and BAYAN’s Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan (People’s Cooperation for the People)

October 17th – Serenata

Enjoy a night of intimate music, poetry, friends, food, wine fundraiser benefit concert for  workers’ families who have been severely affected by typhoon ondoy in the Philippines.

Performing artists: Ang Grupong Pendong & other guest musicians
silent auction of artworks by marconi calindas
concert & buffet dinner: $40

Location: 99 seaview drive, daly city ca 94015
Time: 6 pm (dinner buffet) 7 pm (concert)  8 pm (silent auction)

by invitation only: RSVP Joi, Nerve, or Mauro

Sponsored by: USCPWR (U.S. Committee for the Protection of Worker’s Rights)

Can’t be There But Want to Help?
Donate directly!
Donations can be made at

Donation Drop off Sites
(We accept Balik Bayan boxes, Cash or Checks, Medical Supplies, Food (canned or dry), Blankets and Clothing, Basic Office or School Supplies, Toys or Kid’s Comfort Items)  You’re donation will go a long way and directly to those who need it most.  Thank you!

Filipino Community Center
Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
4681 Mission St., San Francisco CA

Liwanag Kultural Center
Monday, Thursday, Friday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
222 Lausanne Ave, at the hillside Park Clubhouse, Daly City

Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy & Leadership
Attn: Armael Malinis, AnakBayan-East Bay
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
310 Eighth St., suite 215, Oakland

United Methodist Church
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
474 Southgate Ave., Daly City.

Filipino Youth Coalition & Filipino Community Support
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Corner of Kenesta Way and Clarice Drive, San Jose

Valley Faith United Methodist Church

1251 Sandia Ave., Sunnyvale.

For More Information, please check out our website:

from the Bay Area Bayanihan for Victims of Ondoy Community