“Her untimely death underscores the failure of the prison system to provide even the most basic health care for treatable illnesses that justifies the petition we filed at the Supreme Court seeking the humanitarian release of the elderly and the sick who are most vulnerable to succumbing to the pandemic.”
Day: May 6, 2020
Dumaguete mourns death of broadcaster 2 days after World Press Freedom Day
“His ultimate passion was for good governance and his advocacy was to help save the environment. He was a highly principled man who sought refuge in his faith.”
Group lambasts plan to deploy military, police units against union offices
“This is a clear attack on the democratic rights of unionists and workers who are fighting for legitimate rights.”
Makabayan urges Congress to renew ABS-CBN franchise
“It is high time that Congress finally hear and approve the franchise of ABS-CBN to undo the damage and attack on press freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of information perpetrated by Malacañang.”
With ABS-CBN shutdown, academe sees ‘shades of martial law’
“ABS-CBN’s closure extinguishes the brightest light in our information firmament and leaves smaller ones in darkness and peril.”
In shutting down ABS-CBN, lawyers say NTC bypassed Congress
“The NTC’s Order has preempted Congressional action in this area exclusively reserved to it by the Constitution and is an exercise of discretion that gravely upsets the constitutional architecture and design.”
Academic freedom through Edel Garcellano’s criticism, (re)reading, and partisanship*
Neoliberal ideology marks the class struggle as a thing of the past. We are in the era of post-politics, as it were. No more class struggle, no more revolution, there is nothing to redistribute at a time when productivity is at its highest in the whole history of capitalism. Yet class struggle is raging in the peripheries and semi-colonies. That people are massively incarcerated, abused, brutalized by the police, rendered homeless with no access to health care and proper nutrition is also a sign of class struggle, especially considering how Occupy America’s one percent thrives precisely because of all that human misery.
Shut down? Speak up!
By TILDE ACUÑA