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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…

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…