Day: October 11, 2008

Residents of a village in Kabayan, Benguet opposed the application of a Manila-based proponent to build a mini-hydro electric project in one of their rivers. They say they were never consulted, and the benefits they take from the river would be reduced. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms…

Letter of Concern from Filipino Scholars in the US: On the Enforced Disappearance of James Balao (Cordillera People’s Alliance) We are alarmed and disturbed with the enforced disappearance of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James M. Balao since September 17, 2008. His family has no information regarding his whereabouts up to this moment. We urgently…

What began as a “War on Terror” with waves of bombing attacks on Kandahar and Kabul October 7, 2001 has long since become a War of Terror, inflicted on the peoples of Southwest Asia, generating and strengthening resistance movements (“insurgencies”), enraging local allies and even alienating regimes of Washington’s own creation. The Canadians and Europeans…

This corporate Congress cannot be expected to issue serious demands, set tough conditions, or impose strict rules on the auto companies to ensure their workers receive fair pay and benefits, and prevent their fat-cat executives from making off big while leaving their companies in shambles. BY RALPH NADER Counterpunch INTERNATIONAL Posted by Bulatlat The Big…

The militant Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston or Unity of Drivers and Operators’ Associations Nationwide) said that the government should go after what it described as “legal looters” of motorists’ money – the giant oil companies. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat The militant Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga…