“If such ailments were the bases for Reyes’ hospitalization, then 50 ailing political prisoners should be accorded the same.- Selda
Day: July 11, 2014
HR claims board virtually ‘disenfranchises’ Martial Law victims
“Do the members of the claims board understand that it was martial law, when military power took over civilian institutions? How do you expect victims, many of whom are farmers and ordinary people, to acquire such documents? How could they ask for legal papers when they were massacred, abducted, arrested and tortured in huge numbers?”- Karapatan
Activist gunned down in Bicol | ‘An Army soldier shot me’
Peasant leader Edgardo Lopez of the Bicol Coconut Planters Association is the 50th victim of extrajudicial killing in the region alone under President Aquino.
A Shameful Situation | Millions of soldiers and veterans in serious trouble
By BILL QUIGLEY Counterpunch.org Despite the July 4 tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble. Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration. A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans are more than twice as likely as other civilians to commit suicide. Suicides among full-time…
Is what you do online ever really safe from prying eyes?
A new messaging service promises to provide confidential online communications. Can we trust it will keep our information safe?
Here’s one way to land on the NSA’s watch list
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on. By JULIA ANGWIN and MIKE TIGAS ProPublica Last week, German journalists revealed that the National Security Agency has a program to collect information about people who use privacy-protecting services, including popular anonymizing software called Tor. But it’s…
Luisita farmers deprived of food, income
On the average, a hectare of land yields 100 cavans of rice. The 53 hectares of land destroyed could have produced 5,300 cavans of rice per harvest season or 10,600 cavans for one year. A cavan is equivalent to 50 kilos.
By DEE AYROSO
Court junks kidnapping, murder charges vs. Andrea Rosal
“How tragic to have Andrea arrested, detained, and have lost a baby daughter over false, trumped up, malicious charges, which the Pasig Court correctly struck down with prejudice.” – National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers
Dire implications of the DAP ruling on the Aquino government
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com The upcoming fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is shaping up to be the most turbulent in his administration. Just recently, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the administration when it declared the Aquino government’s version of the pork barrel, the…