By JEREMY SCAHILL The Nation / Alternet International Posted by Bulatlat.com One of the most incendiary details in the documents is that Blackwater sought to become the “intel arm” of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups. Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided…
Day: September 18, 2010
They democratically elected a president to stand up to the rich and multinational corporations – so our governments have him kidnapped By JOHANN HARI The Independent / Commondreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com Today, I want to tell you the story of how our governments have been torturing and tormenting an island in the Caribbean –…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
There are at least 388 political prisoners in the country, 317 were arrested during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Under the new administration, activists continue to be slapped with “trumped-up” criminal charges.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — It was 36-year-old Siony Torzar’s second time to work as a factory worker in Taiwan. She hoped to provide for a better future for her two children. But she ended up deeply in debt instead. Worse, she, like other OFWs in Taiwan, received no help from the…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“We are condemning the violent dispersal by authorities here and elsewhere,” Bea Arellano of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap said, “While there are still no decent jobs available for the Filipino people, the government should allow vendors to sell, even on sidewalks, to earn a living.”
At Least P90 Billion Needed for Public Health System to Provide Services to the Poor — Health Groups
By MARYA SALAMAT
Is this proposed budget just a dream? A study conducted by health groups HEAD and AHW revealed that there are enough sources to fund a P90 billion ($$2.037 billion) health budget, if the Aquino government has the political will to do so.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The NDFP has reiterated its readiness to resume peace talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on the basis of The Hague Joint Declaration and subsequent agreements — Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the NDFP negotiating panel.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com President Benigno Aquino III has barely reached his 80 days in office and so may issues have already shaped his administration. The Hacienda Luisita land dispute and the Philippine Airlines labor issue have shown how the administration would position itself on issues affecting the working masses; he kept a “hands…