Day: June 5, 2010
Peasant Group Challenges Next Government to Implement Genuine Agrarian Reform, National Industrialization
By ANNE EDNALYN V. DE LA CRUZ
“Agriculture must be given sufficient budget in order to improve irrigation facilities, provide credit support, build the necessary infrastructure, and distribute the lands to farmers,” Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said.
Murder of Filipino Lawyers Blamed on Arroyo’s Counterinsurgency Program
Since 2001, some 26 lawyers and 17 judges have already been killed in the Philippines. Some 51 others were attacked, labeled and harassed.
Groups Challenge Aquino to Implement Fundamental Reforms to Save Environment
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Enviromental Groups called on presumptive president Noynoy Aquino to form a commission to investigate the crimes of the Arroyo government against the environment, and to review and scrap its policies and issuances that have a negative impact on the people and the environment.
ILPS Condemns the Israeli Barbaric Attack on the Freedom Flotilla Carrying Humanitarian Aid to Gaza
By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON International League of Peoples’ Struggle International Posted by Bulatlat.com In the strongest terms, we the International League of Peoples’ Struggle condemn as a crime against humanity the barbaric attack by the Israeli navy on the Freedom Flotilla of six boats from several countries, with more than 700 unarmed people on…
The Catalyst: Giving Up Is Never An Option
By ANNE EDNALYN V. DE LA CRUZ Bulatlat.com With the hardships and difficulties that The Catalyst, the official student publication of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) has gone through – such as the resignation of its Editor-in-Chief (EIC), the three years of manually collecting the publication fee from each student in stead of being…
Kin of OFW in Death Row Asks DFA to Keep them Informed
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
They only learned about what happened to their kin Joselito when they chanced upon his co-worker in a social networking site. After being given the runaround by the Department of Foreign Affairs, they were finally informed that the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia is handling the case. That is the last information the government has given them
When Hands Across the Sea are Tied
The argument that outsiders should not be allowed to criticize countries is being used more and more to thwart human rights campaigns By JOHANN HARI Commondreams.org Posted by Bulatlat.com Should you shut up about human rights abuses because they are happening far away, to people you don’t know, who have a different culture or color…
Bitten by History: From the Gulf to Gaza and Afghanistan, the Familiar Way Proves the Wrong Way
By TOM ENGELHARDT Posted by Bulatlat.com History, or the future (however you want to look at it), has a funny way of rearing up and biting leaders who think they know what they’re doing. Take Barack Obama. Only weeks before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, he made a “pragmatic”…
The Ills of Privatized Elections
By IBON FOUNDATION
‘Election privatization’ is a phenomenon that is feared even in the most advanced countries as undermining an important democratic exercise such as the national elections.