Category: Human Rights

By James Petras www.globalresearch.ca Posted by Bulatlat.com World developments in 2005 will be determined by the major events and tendencies in 2004. First and foremost, 2004 demonstrated in the most dramatic and definitive manner that the US imperial military machine could be defeated. The Iraqi resistance has proven that the US Empire is not invincible.…

A water district official was shot twice in the head after bringing to the management’s attention the contamination of his district’s water supply. BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat.com BACOLOD CITY – An unidentified gunman shot the chief of the Kabankalan City Water District (KCWD) for reasons that reports say are more political than personal. George…

The burning of an ABS-CBN van last January 11 reflects the state of Philippine mass media. Various interest groups try to harass and intimidate journalists, even to the point of silencing them forever. It is important at this point to reiterate the importance of social involvement among journalists in order to not only stop the…

Twice his impending release was blocked by the U.S. government. In June this year, he would have served his maximum prison sentence but will the gates of freedom finally open for political prisoner Donato Continente? BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com A political prisoner – one of the alleged assassins of an American colonel in 1989 –…

Review of Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center and Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy-Alliance of Concerned Teachers 68 pages What makes Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita remarkable is the broad spectrum of poets represented in…

A group of U.S.-based urban planners has revealed that pollution is taking its toll on this city – the Philippines’ acclaimed summer resort – without alarming local residents and authorities. Some of the investigators felt dizzy themselves after conducting pollution tests. By AT Bengwayan Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – A group of…

The horrifying past of Laak, a town in Compostela Valley, has come back to terrify villagers, no thanks to the state’s intensifying militarization in the countryside. By Cheryll Fiel Bulatlat.com LAAK, Compostela Valley — “Mura man kag taga-Laak!” (You act like you’re from Laak!) In this part of the country, people say this when they…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Farm workers of Hacienda Luisita dispute the claim by the Cojuangcos that SDO has been good for their thousands of farm workers. Farm workers say they have been losing their jobs, receiving pitiable pay and may lose their own homes, too. BY DABET CASTAÑDA Bulatlat.com (Second of two parts / Read the…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT The Versolas continue to support the strike, visiting the picket line to watch documentaries on the massacre, help in the kitchen chores or just exchange views with anyone. Mang Pering says that their forefathers’ struggle to finally own the land that is rightfully theirs rages on. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com (First of…