By BEVERLY BELL and TORY FIELD Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com “I’m struggling to end slavery because I know how I suffered,” said Helia Lajeunesse, a former restavèk, child slave, who is now a children’s rights advocate. Today, there are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world, according to the research of Kevin Bales…
Month: July 2010
Street Shooter: Coffee and Soda
Coffee and Soda
Salungguhit: She Just Couldn’t Wait
She Just Couldn’t Wait
Slideshow: Despedida for Gloria
Despedida for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
News in Pictures: Groups Stage Torch March to Demand Justice for Cardeño; Court of Appeals Hears Petition for Writ of Amparo
Various progressive groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Friday staged a torch march in Davao City to demand justice for Gregan Cardeño, a Filipino interpreter who was found dead inside US troops’ barracks in Marawi City. The group also demanded for the immediate pull-out of the US troops in the country.
Cha-cha Proposal Bodes Further Wage Cuts, Job Massacres, Arroyo Salvation – KMU
News Release Ex-president Gloria Arroyo and son’s rushed moves to change the charter suggests that the threat of further foreign exploitation of our national economy, and of Arroyo getting away with all her crimes, are hear to stay. Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed Arroyo for having “no shame” in making charter change, a much criticized policy-proposal…
KMU Condemns Murder of Another Labor Leader, Presses Aquino to Probe AFP’s Hand
News Release Militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno slammed the murder of another labor leader in Negros Occidental by alleged members of the Philippine Army, calling it as ex-President Gloria Arroyo’s “bloody parting shot on government critics” and as added pressure for the Aquino administration to look into the role of military on countless cases…
A Look Back at Arroyo’s Many Sins and Why She Should Pay
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Up to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s last weeks in office, impunity presented itself . She should be made accountable for all these atrocities inflicted on the Filipino people.
Carol Pagaduan Araullo | Empty Rhetoric?
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com The Aquino presidency is finally ensconced. If only because this signals the end of the Arroyo nightmare, our people have reason to cheer. But how much different will the Aquino administration be from that of Arroyo or any of the previous regimes for that matter? During the…
Benjie Oliveros | Aquino is Banking on Good Governance to Turn the Country Around
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com As promised, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III delivered a short, concise, and simple speech, bereft of lofty ideals, motherhood statements, and quotable quotes. This is consistent with the populist theme not only of the speech but of the whole inauguration program, which ended with a people’s pledge. In his speech,…