Jan-11-2015 | Philippines
We climbed up a steep hill, past many makeshift houses, and surveyed the view. This village looked like many other villages I had visited over the years. But our guide, a key local advocate for Project AK-47, assured me there were plenty of soldiers (men, women and children) stationed just beyond the trees, watching us. We had just arrived at one of the many villages that house and station rebel soldiers in the hills of Mindanao, Philippines. We had been invited to meet with one of the most locally influential communist ideologists, Commander V. She amasses armies to fight the corrupt Philippine government and stand for the rights of the peasant farmers who have been trapped for many years in a corrupt system.
Dec-16-2011 | Project-AK47
We at Project: AK-47 are always excited to help and empower others to tell their stories, so when The Domino Movement asked us to be a part of their story, we jumped at the chance. Now that I have seen the footage of innocence lost, now that I have become aware of the atrocities against children, I have a responsibility to do something about it. No matter my circumstance, as long as I have a voice, 2 hands and 2 feet, I can be a catalyst for change.
Sep-07-2011 | Project-AK47
Listen as Marcus, the founder & director of Project: AK-47, tells us about how he initially began working with child soldiers in Asia in this 6 min 38 sec interview.
Jun-21-2011 | Project-AK47
A vital component of our stateside child soldier advocacy is setting up advocacy and fundraising stations at events all over the country. Every summer we gather a team, rent a van and hit the road with intentions to rally a tribe of people who care about the present global emergency of child soldiering. If we're coming anywhere near you, JOIN US!
Mar-01-2011 | Project-AK47
A drug lord in a region that one of our main projects is in has made things even worse as he is systematically trying to buy out everyone associated with us. He's offering them outrageous salaries to work as teachers, staff and even musicians. He's even tried to reach across national boundaries to get our people in other countries! Its pretty obvious he hopes to shut some or our projects down and is slowly squeezing us right now. Crazy world, eh?
Apr-23-2009 | Project-AK47
From www.projectAK47.com The trip in was tense. You could see it in the faces of our guides, especially while approaching military checkpoints. The national army was preparing to fight in the area where we were going, so we had to stay over in a border town full of casinos and brothels. At night, prostitutes would ...