How Empires Gutted the Philippines: A Brief History

Empire Files

Published on Jul 18, 2017

In this sequel to The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of the islands.

From the centuries of Spanish rule and decades of US brutality, through the evisceration of the Philippine economy, this episode is a must-watch primer on why human beings are now the nation’s top export.

Watch Part I here: http://bit.ly/2redduW

http://www.damayanmigrants.org

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