By ROBIN BROAD and JOHN CAVANAGH Commondreams.org Shift your gaze for a moment from the lurid headlines of police shutting down Occupy sites in Oakland, New York and other cities to the scene on a sunny day in early November here in Washington, D.C. In front of the grandiose U.S. Treasury Department building, thousands of…
Day: November 25, 2011
59 Political Killings This Year, The Bloodshed in Honduras: Obama’s Disgrace
By MARK WEISBROT Counterpunch.org Imagine that an opposition organizer were murdered in broad daylight in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Venezuela by masked gunmen, or kidnapped and murdered by armed guards of a well-known supporter of the government. It would be front page news in the New York Times, and all over the TV news. The…
Ilang ‘Bakit’ sa Mundo
Ni Sonny Mallari Bulatlat.com I Bakit ba nagpapakodak pa ang tao samantalang hindi na niya ito makikita kapag nawala na siya sa mundo? Para sa alaala ng daigdig na dati niyang isinusuka sa kalupitan at kawalang katarungan. “Requiéscant in pace”. II Bakit patuloy lang si Mang Juan sa pagbabanat ng buto sa kanyang katawang de…
Hacienda Luisita farmers rejoice but still vigilant over SC decision
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Now that the SC has decided in favor of Luisita farmers and farm workers, the burden of implementation is with the President’s family the Cojuangco-Aquinos and the Department of Agrarian Reform.” – Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano
‘Days of Rage’ starting Nov. 25 against cuts as Senate railroads 2012 budget
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Debt servicing remains the priority with next year’s debt payments standing at P735.6 billion ($17.1 billion), dwarfing the combined funding of all social services for 2012 amounting to a mere P575.8 billion ($13.39 billion).
Workers imprisoned for exercise of union rights
By MARYA SALAMAT
Who says lady justice is blindfolded and does not favor anyone? While Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains “detained” at the St. Luke’s Hospital, two Karnation workers died in jail and 18 were imprisoned for three years for conducted a strike.
Oil cartel and Aquino asked to “control greed”
By MARYA SALAMAT
Piston blamed the greed for profits by the oil companies and the greed for the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on oil by the Aquino government as the conjoined reasons why the Aquino administration and the energy department are colluding with the monopoly oil companies.
Gabriela to lead actions on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
All over the world on November 25, women will be holding mobilizations, protest actions and awareness-raising activities such as lectures, conferences, round table discussions, cultural fora and press conferences to condemn violence against women and imperialist aggression.
Justice demands nothing less
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The arrest of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a welcome development. Although she is clearly getting preferential treatment with her detention in one of the most luxurious and best hospitals in the country the St. Luke’s Medical Center, justice is finally catching up with her. The filing of an electoral sabotage…
Investigate Owwa for missing P21 million – Migrants group
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Next time overseas Filipino workers complain that they are not benefitting from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), they will know at least one reason why: their contributions might have been pocketed by corrupt officials. The OFW group Migrante International has called attention to a recent report of the…