November 16, 2004, seven people died at the picketlines of Hacienda Luisita, Philippines. Millworkers and farmworkers of the sugar refinery and plantation owned by one of the wealthiest and oldest landed families in the country went on strike. Their demands were met with a volley of bullets from police and military forces.
The story of Hacienda Luisita is the story of social injustice in the Philippines.
The massacre demonstrates once again that the path to a better future means a life-and-death struggle for the toiling masses, as those who lord over society will never willingly surrender their wealth and power.
Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER, INC.)
Peasant Alliance of Central Luzon
Tudla Multimedia Network (Now Tudla Productions)
In cooperation with:
Farm Workers Alliance in Hacienda Luisita
Focus Central Luzon