By MARJORIE COHN MarjorieCohn.com | Truthout News Analysis The Obama administration has closed the books on prosecutions of those who violated our laws by authorizing and conducting the torture and abuse of prisoners in U.S. custody.Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder decided that his office would investigate only two incidents, in which CIA interrogations ended…
Day: September 7, 2012
How can we be “withdrawing” from Afghanistan if the US has 550 bases there?
The base-building frenzy in Afghanistan one of the greatest construction booms in modern history–and it was in the middle of nowhere.
Inside the CIA dossier on Iraq
Why Desmond Tutu is Right About Bush & Blair by VIJAY PRASHAD Counterpunch Last week, Bishop Desmond Tutu was to sit beside former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair at the cringingly named Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tutu, one of the main moral voices in the anti-Apartheid struggle, decided to withdraw. He…
Oil price review committee, deodorant of oil cartel-Aquino govt collusion?
By MARYA SALAMAT
Progressive groups are criticizing the Independent Oil Price Review Committee for limiting itself to ‘surface data’ and refusing to delve deeper into the supply contracts and inventories of oil companies; for starting from the assumption that the Oil Deregulation Law is for the people’s benefit; and for relying on data ‘voluntarily supplied’ by oil companies.
Sidebar:Probe on findings of Independent Oil Price Review Committee urged
Breastfeeding advocacy groups oppose amendments to Milk Code
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
After losing a Supreme Court battle to block the implementation of the Milk Code in 2007, multinational formula milk companies are now lobbying Congress to reverse the gains in promoting breastfeeding and restrict formula milk advertising.
Sidebar: Dispelling false notions about breastfeeding
Milk-letting activity highlight campaign against amendments to Milk Code
Milk-letting activity highlights campaign against amendments to Milk Code
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Article: Breastfeeding advocacy groups oppose amendments to Milk Code Sidebar: Dispelling false notions about breastfeeding MANILA – Breastmilk is not only healthy for mothers and babies, it is the most convenient and practical way to feed babies, especially during calamities. This is the testimony of Ritchel Diaz, mother…
Dispelling false notions about breastfeeding
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Article: Breastfeeding advocacy groups oppose amendments to Milk Code Sidebar: Milk-letting activity highlights campaign against amendments to Milk Code MANILA – Many mothers still have false notions about breastfeeding. Not only do they think that it is embarrassing to breastfeed in front of other people, some even say…
Reproductive health, a question of women’s rights
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The debate over the proposed Reproductive Health Bill is raging in Congress. The most vocal opposition to the RH bill comes from the Catholic Church. It has been using the pulpit and has rallied church organizations to block the passage of the bill. On the other side is the Aquino government,…