The CPP said its membership in Mindanao has increased to “tens of thousands, majority of whom are in barrios, factories, schools and communities,” without revealing exact numbers.
Month: December 2014
‘One Billion Rising for Revolution’ launched
“I stand in total solidarity for you here, 100 percent. I came from India and there are thousands of people who are also rising, as they are in Taiwan, Singapore, in the US… We have to power now and take back this planet because it belongs to all of us!” – Eve Ensler
By ACE MORANDANTE
Opponents list reasons why MRT-LRT fares should go down instead
Since 2011, protests have held back the planned fare hike.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Everything you wanted to know about Philippine politics but were afraid to ask the Left
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino What did the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan had in common in the 1950s? They all allowed the United States to build military bases in their territories. But in 1991, the Philippines kicked out the bases even if it remained an unabashed admirer of American culture. The expulsion of American troops…
After all the breakdowns, accidents, a fare hike?
“Before proposing any increase, the high cost of operations and the large amount of debt incurred by the project should first be investigated, specifically on whether taxpayers are actually subsidizing debts incurred by the private consortium that built the MRT.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate
Torture by any other name
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld A day before International Human Rights Day, a long-delayed US Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EITs) — or simply put, torture — on post-9/11 suspected “terrorists” held in “black sites” or secret detention sites hosted by certain US allies…
Marketing Mr. Palengke
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Wealth and the lack of it have always been and will continue to be issues in Philippine politics, for as long as too many people are poor and have almost nothing while a handful of families have everything, including, so it seems, air-conditioned stables and pens for…
Impunity will persist on CIA torture, killings
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Somehow it comes as a surprise, if not a let-down. Reacting to the US Senate intelligence committee report which condemns the CIA’s extensive use of torture in interrogations of Al Qaida suspects and concludes that such didn’t produce convincingly positive results – 51% of…