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Martial law and the urgency of remembering

In the morning of Sept. 23, 1972, Edel shook me awake, his face looming above mine and his voice murmuring my name while I got my bearings. The radio’s dead, he said finally. I lurched out of bed, confirming in his eyes what we sensed the night before, when a colleague abruptly left a small...

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Offspring of veterans of the struggle recall martial law life and lessons

“I distinctly remember the letters our parents gave us, telling us how much they yearned to be with us, and that they look forward to the time that we can be together as a family…  My parents did not impose their principles and belief on us, but rather gave us the freedom to discover for...

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‘Katips’: Martial Law 101 on dramatic steroids

“Katips” is not for those looking for a nuanced, layered, complex movie about martial law. It caters to a less sophisticated crowd—those who have not yet seen a martial law film, those who have zero to little knowledge and appreciation of martial law, and those who deny martial law atrocities altogether.  That’s a wider net,...