What was once depicted as a grave act of lawlessness — Bush’s NSA program — is now deemed a vital state secret. by Glenn Greenwald Posted By Bulatlat.com The Obama administration has, yet again, asserted the broadest and most radical version of the “state secrets” privilege — which previously caused so much controversy and turmoil…
Day: November 5, 2009
Why Obama’s Iran Policy Will Fail-Stuck in Bush Mode in a Changed World
By DILIP HIRO commondreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com While the tone of the Obama administration is different from that of its predecessor, and some of its foreign policies diverge from those of George W. Bush, at their core both administrations subscribe to the same doctrine: Whatever the White House perceives as a threat — whether…
Tortured Memories and the Culture of War
By HENRY A. GIROUX Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com This article is drawn from Henry A. Giroux’s forthcoming book, “Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror” (Paradigm Publishers, 2010). For the last decade, we have lived through a historical period in which the United States relinquished its tenuous claim to democracy. The…
Drivers Urge Govt to Control Oil Prices Nationwide
By MARYA SALAMAT
Metro Manila drivers’ associations welcomed the freeze or control in oil prices mandated by Executive Order 839. “It gives people immediate relief,” said Piston’s Steve Ranjo. And relief is exactly what the Filipino people have been needing for who knows how long.
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Twenty-five years after Gabriela was established, the same issues continue to hound and unite women, Liza Maza, Gabriela Women’s party-list Representative, said at the opening of Gabriela’s 25th anniversary cultural program. “From politically motivated oppression to sexual harassment, Gabriela faced it all head-on,” she said. The women’s group is looking forward…
US Congress Withholds Military Aid to the Philippines Due to Human Rights Abuses
By RONALYN OLEA
The United States Congress has withheld the US$2-million military aid to the Philippines in 2010 due to human rights concerns.
No Christmas for the Urban Poor, Anakpawis Laments
Because of Surging Oil Prices Davao City — Less than 50 days before Christmas and yet, due to rising prices of oil products and rice in Mindanao, the poor would have a sad Christmas, Anakpawis partylist said. “The dismal state of the poor in Davao and in the whole country is appalling. And it is…