Tags: counterinsurgency

Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.”

Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from its mightiest and benevolent patron, the United States of America. APCs are excess US military equipment that the US government dumps on its chosen allies.The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays for the cost of transfer with money that comes…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The AFP-PNP counterinsurgency forces have done it again: they arrested two elderly persons in Mexico, Pampanga whom they mistook for “top leaders” of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army. Arrested last Oct. 1 were Lourdes Quioc, 64, a village “hilot” (midwife), and…

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency

By RENATA BESSI, SANTIAGO NAVARRO F. and Translated by MIRIAM TAYLOR Truthout | News Analysis Also see: The Changing Map of Latin America Also see: Across Latin America, a Struggle for Communal Land and Indigenous Autonomy Also see: Mexico: Electoral Reform Threatens the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples In 2006, a team of geographers from the…

Obama should be held accountable for vastly expanding the military establishment’s worldwide license to kill. By FRED BRANFMAN Alternet Although President’s Obama’s partial Afghan troop withdrawal announcement has received more attention, his June 29 “National Strategy for Counterterrorism” is of far greater long-term significance. This remarkable document states that the U.S. government intends to “disrupt,…