By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA –For the past decade, I have not attempted to write a personal note about her until today, the 11th anniversary of her death. I had always been overwhelmed by sadness and pain. I still miss her. There are times I wonder how would it be if she were alive.…
Day: April 5, 2013
Caravan vs 2013 Balikatan military exercises ongoing
Progressive groups are hounding the 2013 joint US-RP military exercises, which begins today, to protest the continuous assault on the country’s sovereignty, the human rights violations resulting from it and the toxic wastes it leaves behind.
Are the ‘New Atheists’ Bigoted Tools of Empire?
By MURTAZA HUSSAIN Al Jazeera / Alternet.org Scientific racism is a term seldom used today but which has a long and ignoble history in the modern world. In the late 18th century, the renowned scientist and philosopher Christoph Meiners published his famous treatise The Outline and History of Mankind. Central to his analysis was a…
Statement of support for the Korean people against US provocations and nuclear threats
By the Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, are in firm solidarity with the Korean people and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and support their current struggle in defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against the war provocations and nuclear threats…
Melissa Roxas, a US citizen survivor of abduction and torture Supports Burgos family and other families of desaparecidos
As a survivor of abduction by the Philippine military in 2009, my heart went out to the Burgos family after I heard the favourable news of the Philippine Court of Appeals ruling last week on the case of Jonas Burgos. After years of presenting the case before the Philippine Courts, the Court of Appeals has…
Back Story: Searching for a son and the elusive quest for justice
Will this finally lead to finding Jonas? Will those responsible for this abhorrent crime be finally be brought to the bars of justice? Will this be the first significant step toward addressing impunity?
Filipinos arrested in Saudi crackdown on migrants
A video showing a group of Saudi authorities “binding and beating alleged illegal immigrants” has been circulating. The report said the video, posted on YouTube, has been circulating online and is believed to be a footage from the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration.