Day: August 13, 2014

UP community burns Palparan effigy

Faculty and students of the University of the Philippines burned an effigy of retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, popularly known as ‘The Butcher’ and accused in the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan. At a protest program at the university’s Sunken Garden, Sherlyn’s mother Linda, along with human rights advocates, joined…

Palestinian supporters march in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — More than 5,000 pro-Palestinian supporters marched through the streets of Amsterdam to protest the continuing genocide of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Thousands more protesters marched in other cities such as Rotterdam,The Hague and Utrecht condemning the Israeli aggression. The Filipino community also expressed their support for the Palestinians by…

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency

By RENATA BESSI, SANTIAGO NAVARRO F. and Translated by MIRIAM TAYLOR Truthout | News Analysis Also see: The Changing Map of Latin America Also see: Across Latin America, a Struggle for Communal Land and Indigenous Autonomy Also see: Mexico: Electoral Reform Threatens the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples In 2006, a team of geographers from the…