Jill Mangaliman

Jill Mangaliman
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Jill Mangaliman is a queer, Filipino American community organizer and writer from Seattle. They use gender neutral pronouns. Jill is the executive director of local grassroots environmental justice organization, Got Green, and a member of GABRIELA Seattle, working to advance the struggle of women in the overall movement for national liberation and genuine democracy in the Philippines. They are the winner of the Globalist's 2013 Social Change Reporting award, as well as a lover of karaoke and making things happen.
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

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People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.

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Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.

Johh-Michael Torres and Michael Hoy complete 25 hours of training to become Natural Helpers. (Photo by Jill Mangaliman)

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Feb. 14th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. What should men be doing?

Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

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On International Migrants' Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality. This International Migrants’ Day, I’m still...

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Filipinos who live on less than $2 a day are being hurt, not helped, by their country's economic boom. I met Barbie Rergio on a...

Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally to coincide with his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 22. (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

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Why I spent the last week building a giant effigy of the president of the Philippines. For those that witnessed the 1999 WTO protest in...

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In the wake of a “War on Women” by American policy makers, the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl and the brutal gang rape and...

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  (Photos by Colleen McDevitt. Click for captions/larger images) With two left feet, I joined the One Billion Rising flash mob yesterday in Westlake Center. And...

King County's current juvenile detention facility, on 12th Ave and Alder St, has fallen into disrepair. Prop 1 would expand property taxes to build a new facility. (Photo by Matthew Rutledge via Flickr)

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You might have guessed from the green King County elections envelope sitting on your table that there's an election coming up on Tuesday. In the...

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You can tell it’s Pride Month when all the storefronts on Capitol Hill put out their rainbow flags and your newsfeed fills up with...

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When the WTO protests happened in Seattle in 1999, I was a 17 year old teenager working for minimum wage at a Taco Time...

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For decades, people have been the Philippines' largest export. Women make up 70% of the more than 4,000 nationals who leave the country each day. Most...