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JFAV: ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY ON THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR AND THE PHILIPPINES.

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December 07, 2016

JFAV: ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY ON THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR AND THE PHILIPPINES.

Los Angeles- “The date that will life in infamy”70 YEARS OF THE UNJUST RESCISSION ACT OF 1946

Today, December 7,2016 the Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, community, youth and veterans advocates commemorates the 75th year anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines on December 7, 1941 ( December 8, 19041 in the Philippines).

This is the date of the start of World War II for the United States. 24 hours after the bombings, the US Congress declared war of the empire of Japan and later with Germany and Italy.

Forgotten but Still Fighting

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

But today, JFAV expressed sadness that this event is not marked or remembered in the United States even if they called the Americans who fought during this war “the Greatest generation.

For the Filipino American soldiers its doubly sad that they are forgotten and not recognized as American veterans for the last 70 years and counting.

The Philippines suffered because of this war, More than one million Filipinos died during the war and the Philippines was destroyed. But the United States helped Germnay and Japan to rebuild while not helped the Philippines and the worst, disenfranchised 250,000 of its Filipino veterans in 1946.

Fight Systemic Racism

Today, let the lessons of this systemic racism being perpetrated by this Imperialist dispensation be the lessons for our community and other oppressed nationalities in America to stand up and fight for what is right.

The coming Trump administration is no doubt is a racist state that breeds fascism and tyranny. They will turn back the hands of time and will attempt to turn back all the hard won rights and benefits we fought for thelast decades of people’s struggle.15068355_1245548922185781_1367704197568119827_o

We stand up and fight for our democratic rights and for our future like we have fought 75 years ago against fascism and Nazism. For democracy and freedom.

THEY SAY TURN BACK, WE SAY FIGHT BACK!

MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT!

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!

Arturo P. Garcia
JFAV National Coordinator
Los Angeles

December 7, 2016

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