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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…

By Scott Johnson and Babak Dehghanpisheh Newsweek September 20 2004 Issue As Americans debate Vietnam, the U.S. death toll tops 1,000 in Iraq. And the insurgents are still getting stronger. Iraqis don’t shock easily these days, but eyewitnesses could only blink in disbelief as they recounted last Tuesday’s broad-daylight kidnappings in central Baghdad. At about…

By Eric Margolis The Toronto Sun 12 September 2004 Three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, America’s politicians and media continue to gravely deceive the public about the so-called war on terrorism. Now the definitive book on terrorism has appeared that should be mandatory reading for every thinking person. It’s called Imperial Hubris: Why…

The fate of Iraq is now being compared to what the Philippines had gone through in the hands of the U.S. Despite the expected fanfare amid the U.S. handover of sovereignty to Iraq on June 30, peace advocates are repudiating this event as nothing more than “window-dressing.” They believe that Iraq will remain “a colony…

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines will host the Tolerance Prize for Southeast Asia administered by the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The awarding will be held on June 25 at the Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel in Manila. A forum on media and its role in reporting racial and ethnic issues will…