Sunday, August 13, 2006

State of War

I watched "State of War", ABC-5's State of the Nation Special, weeks after it has been shown in time for the president's SONA last July 24.

It's a great video documentary on how the military under Arroyo's government conducts its all-out war. It features a journalist embedded it the AFP's military operations, observing how the Special Operation Teams conducts its war in the communities, another filming its effects on the rebels, and another documenting the war's effect on the civilians and unarmed community organization leaders.

A highlight scene in the film is a "mass meeting" conducted by the AFP, "educating" people how they should better be not be supporting the NPA's and any of it's "front groups". Another is an interview of Palparan telling the reporter thet he may indeed be responsible for the killings, because of his "aggressiveness and determination."

Micheal Tan cited it in his Inquirer column. It is now being shown in campuses and groups discussing the political killings and Arroyo's all-out war policy.

During its showing, the number of extrajudicial killings shown was 709. Less than a month after, the number of killings now reaches 724.

The documentary can be downloaded here:

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.


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