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The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced Sept. 1 the “September terrorist attack” scenario being raised by National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales saying it’s “part of Malacañang script to justify the suppression of mass protests and prevent the possibility of an anti-Arroyo uprising in the wake of the killing of the impeachment process by…

The Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) and other Filipino migrant organizations Aug. 30 sent a petition to Taiwan’s Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) on the Aug. 2 beatings of four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by security guards of Formosa Plastics Group, one of the biggest factories in the island. Aside from the beatings, the…

The women’s alliance Gabriela this week condemned the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Bohol, central Philippines allegedly by a Scout Ranger based in Riverside, Bilar town, same province. Martina Visaya, Gabriela-Bohol chair, said government troops were involved in several rape cases in the province, citing the 15-year-old high school student from Carmen town as…

By John Roberts wsws 5 January 2005 Bulatlat.com There are growing signs that the Indonesian military (TNI) is exploiting the current catastrophe in northern Sumatra to crush the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and establish its unchallenged control over the resource-rich province of Aceh. So far the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that…

By IBON Foundation Global oil prices are reaching record highs not because of unmanageable factors. In reality, giant transnational oil corporations that exert monopoly control over the global oil industry have the capacity to bring down oil prices. Super companies like Exxon Mobil (US), Chevron Texaco (US), Royal Dutch Shell (Britain-Netherlands), British Petroleum (Britain), Total…

A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa after suffering from severe diarrhea and mental disturbance. By DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com A New People’s Army rebel died Oct. 21 while detained at the Maximum Security Compound of the National Bilibid Prison in…

The call to nationalize not only aims to protect the downstream oil sector. It also helps stem the tide of deregulation, liberalization and privatization of related economic sectors like transportation. By DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat.com Deregulated land transportation fares, anyone? The deregulation of the downstream oil industry will not only result in continued increase in…

Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos struggled early in life to provide for his family’s needs. He may not have impressive academic credentials, having finished only Grade 6, but his knowledge of the national situation is more impressive and credible than some government officials. Ka Daning has a distinct advantage: He knows poverty because he lives it…