Financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them. By MATT TAIBBI Reader Supported News | Rolling Stone Magazine Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off…
Day: February 18, 2011
Arrests Mar Talks; NDFP Calls for Release of ‘Very Valued’ Consultant
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA in Olso
and RONALYN V. OLEA in Manila
Arrests of NDFP consultant Alan Jazmines and activist Ericson Acosta marred the opening of the peace process in Oslo. But both sides remain optimistic that despite these incidents, the negotiations would proceed smoothly.
Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor
By AMY GOODMAN Reader Supported News | Truthdig President Barack Obama unleashed his proposed 2012 budget this week, pronouncing, proudly: “I’ve called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending—domestic discretionary…
‘Ceasefire Violations’ by Military in Mindanao Imperil Talks: NDFP
Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, the spokesman of the NDFP in Mindanao, enumerated today several incidents that he described as “blatant violations” of the mutually agreed ceasefire between Manila and the NDFP, whose panels have been holding peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, since Feb. 15.
Audio: GPH-NDFP Peace Talks Opening Statements
GPH-NDFP Peace Talks Opening Statements
Labor Groups Push Anew for Wage Hike Amid Rising Prices
By MARYA SALAMAT
From 2001 to 2009, profits in the Philippines increased by 552 percent but the average basic pay from 2001 increased by only 31 percent. — Ibon Foundation
NPA in Davao Frees Army Sergeant
The New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao released today a sergeant in the Philippine Army after it cleared him of “counter-revolutionary” activities, the guerrilla group said in a statement.
Another OFW Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances, Investigation Urged
MANILA — An overseas Filipino worker reportedly died after she apparently “threw” herself from the fourth floor balcony of a building in Fanar, Lebanon. Migrante International’s chapter in the Middle East is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Beirut to conduct an independent investigation on the reported death. As-Sarif,…
One of Three Remaining Morong 43 Detainee Released
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“My happiness is not complete because two of the Morong 43 are still in jail and hundreds more political detainees are still suffering,” Edwin Dematera told Bulatlat shortly after he was released.
CARP Lands in Tarlac City Being Claimed by Corporations
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
A farmers’ group believes that this is a case of landgrabbing and speculation in anticipation of and preparation for the construction of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx). The group said that as the market value of lands around the superhighways are expected to skyrocket, business firms are trying to takeover farmlands even if it meant displacing farmers.
Bulatlat Live Coverage: Senate Hearing on Corruption in Philippine Military
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