Category: International

On Dec. 11 stopthekillings.be, a coalition of 65 trade union organizations, NGOs and political parties, held a torch vigil in front of the Philippine embassy in Brussels at the occasion of international human rights day. They commemorated the victims of political assassinations since the start of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency in 2001. At the same time,…

With its trade, mining, and economic interests in the Philippines, it is no wonder that Australia is pushing for the signing of military treaties with the Philippine government. There were reports that even without a treaty, 20 soldiers from the elite Australian Special Air Service (SAS) were involved in combat operations with AFP and U.S.…

The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development of the domestic Philippine economy, said IBON research head Sonny Africa. BY IBON FOUNDATION Bulatlat.com The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development…

The passage of the anti-terror bill is expected to spur more economic and military aid for the Arroyo government, in exchange for deepening its involvement in the U.S.-led “War on Terror” and protecting America’s economic stake in the Philippines, independent think-tank IBON Foundation said Sept. 1. Posted by Bulatlat.com The passage of the anti-terror bill…

By Jesse Jackson The Chicago Sun-Times Posted by Bulatlat.com The National Security Agency has created “the largest database ever” with the phone records of millions of Americans provided to the NSA by AT&T, Verizon and Bell South for a price. The NSA says it used the records to trace patterns – data mining – in…