Day: November 13, 2009

November 11, 2009 Dear U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I am writing to you because you are going to visit the Philippines to meet with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. I would like to appeal for you to discuss the gross human rights violations happening under the Arroyo administration. I am a United States citizen,…

To a certain degree, Executive Order 839 questioned the lies long peddled by the oil companies and staunch defenders of neoliberalism about neoliberal free market economics. If left unchallenged, EO 839 could become a precedent in policy making: that the government, in the name of public good and welfare, could take decisive action against abusive corporations.

In a historic convention of urban poor, peasant and labor leaders, Anakpawis, the largest partylist of marginalized sectors in the Philippines, tagged the issues of land distribution and still unresolved massacre of striking workers in Luisita as “flagship social justice problems” that presidentiables should seriously address now.