Merica Francine Dela Rosa
Internationally recognized environmental activist Greta Thunberg scorns Marcos during the UNGA. Photo from: WWD and Manila Times
Greta Thunberg appeared in a video message during a cultural protest at the University of the Philippines Diliman as organizations commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Swedish and international environmental activist, Greta Thunberg stated that climate justice is unattainable under the Marcos regime, and "the fight for climate justice is a fight for democracy. She also showed her support for human rights activists and the victims of Martial Law.
Alde Nilsson and Mitzi Tan accompanied Thunberg in the video message. They stated that "climate justice cannot be achieved under fascism." in a video message. Tan said in the video message that "nothing has changed between Marcos the Dictator 50 years ago and Marcos Jr. now." Nilsson also expressed her support for environmental activists in the country.
The declaration of Martial Law is known as the darkest chapter in the history of the Philippines as human rights violations happened. The government also controlled all forms of media, and cronyism became rampant.