MANILA — November 29 became a day of songs, poems and testimonies honoring women victims of human rights abuses, as women rights group Tanggol Bayi and families of victims of human rights violations led the commemoration of the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders.
Month: November 2010
Public-Private Sector Workers Demand Wage Hikes, End to Wage-Slashing Contractualization
By MARYA SALAMAT
Private and public sector workers from different labor groups held caravans and picket rallies to push for workers’ rights to living wages and job security.
Filipino Journalists Face Another Form of Impunity: Violation of Labor Rights
By RONALYN V. OLEA
In a speech at the seventh Congress of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), labor lawyer Nitz Mahinay said there is impunity not only in the killing of journalists but also in the violation of their rights to self-organization and job security.
Environmental Groups Intensify Opposition to Planned Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
A typical coal power plant generates an average of 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide… 500 tons of small airborne particles…720 tons of carbon monoxide… 225 pounds of arsenic… and 114 pounds of lead, four pounds of cadmium, other toxic heavy metals, and trace amounts of uranium which are all poisonous and carcinogenic.
Students Strike vs Massive Budget Cuts on State Universities and Colleges
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — William Regal, 17, is among the students of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila who joined the student strike in protest of the massive budget cuts on state universities and colleges (SUCs). “Tertiary education is the point in our school life where we are being honed to…
Plan to Cancel Franchises Disadvantageous to Small Companies – Alliance of Bus Operators
By MARYA SALAMAT
Bus operators asked why the government cannot rid the roads of “colorum” buses, why it allowed the number of vehicles to bloat beyond the roads’ capacity, why it targets public utility buses instead of the more numerous private vehicles.
NoKor Says November 23 Incident Self Defense Measure
International Posted by Bulatlat.com Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday issued the following statement: As already reported by the Supreme Command of the KPA, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK on Nov. 23 took a decisive self-defensive measure to cope with the enemy’s reckless military provocation of…
ILPS Condemns War Provocations by the US, SoKor Puppets vs NoKor
By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle International Posted by Bulatlat.com We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We refer to the…
How to Schedule a War: The Incredible Shrinking Withdrawal Date
By TOM ENGELHARDT Tomdispatch International Posted by Bulatlat.com Going, going, gone! You can almost hear the announcer’s voice throbbing with excitement, only we’re not talking about home runs here, but about the disappearing date on which, for the United States and its military, the Afghan War will officially end. Practically speaking, the answer to when…
Justice Secretary, Journalists Agree that Ampatuan Massacre Trial Crucial in Addressing Impunity
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The case of the Ampatuan massacre is not just a matter of prosecuting individuals. It also requires the neutralization of the whole machinery of violence and brutality that is fueled by power, political influence and wealth.” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima
From Two Who Suffered, a Call to Repatriate Other Distressed OFWs Before Christmas
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Migrante International says if President Aquino will remain silent about the abuse of OFWs, “it means that he is siding with abusive employers and other institutions who are gaining benefits from Filipino migrants workers.”