Song for new beginnings

Protests against corruption, unemployment and indecent wages, lack of services, and policies undermining people’s socio-economic and democratic rights; trade wars between the world’s superpowers; and culprits’ lack of accountability to address climate change, took the global center stage in the passing year.

In the Philippines, blatant military and police attacks on the poor, the basic sectors asserting their civil, political and economic rights, and an outpoken civil society, accompanied even more aggressive elite and business-biased governance and economics.

Capitalism eating the planet and humanity away through how it makes the people live – or live miserably — or not live at all – indeed the world will not stay with it forever. An age of uprisings this is that we can not let die. May the struggles of the 99% for a better world inspire us even more this 2020 and beyond.

Song for new beginnings*

So let’s follow the sun
And be here in the now
With heart and soul
And what makes us whole
To begin like we try
Every day of our lives

A flower blooms and withers
Whatever’s left still matters
We’re running out of time
Pick up the pieces we can
Start all over again
With a better view from what we leave behind

Sometimes our wings may get burned
Perhaps the only way we’ll ever learn
We’re running out of time
Pick up the pieces we can
Start all over again
With a better view from what we leave behind

Take a stride
Turn the tide

So let’s follow the sun
And be here in the now
With heart and soul
And what makes us whole
To begin like we try
Every day of our lives

*With apologies to The Beatles

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