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BY GILL H BOEHRINGER Division of Humanities, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia Contributed to Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II [Act 4, Sc.2] “First they came for the lawyers…” News commentator, re Musharraf’s sacking of Pakistan judges, 2007 “If they…

The congressman warns of “chaos about to be unleashed” on economic and political system by globalist intervention and world empire BY STEVE WATSON Infowars.net ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 Texas Congressman Ron Paul has warned the House that he is “convinced the time is now upon us…

IBON research head Sonny Africa said the EU Ambassador’s statement that the Philippines was slow in negotiating for a PCA compared with neighboring countries Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand was merely a way of pitting Asean member-countries against each other to coerce and rush them into concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU. BY…

A recently-signed free trade agreement between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) would grant Japanese corporations unhampered access to the region’s markets, prohibiting ASEAN members to protect their own economy while allowing Japan to protect its domestic advantages. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008…

Fourteen activists swam 10 kms across the Manila Bay, from Baccor, Cavite to Pasay City (near the Senate of the Philippines), on April 28 to dramatize their opposition to the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May 3, 2008 Fourteen activists swam 10…

BY JULIE L. PO CONCERNED ARTISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES Posted by Bulatlat DEMOCRATIC SPACE Vol. VIII, No. 11, April 20-26, 2008 The rice crisis that the country experiences today is greatly a result of the government’s policy towards globalization. Although globalization is mainly economics, it carries a cultural impact that erodes our outlook on rice…

The militant group Bayan rejected calls from government to give emergency powers to President Arroyo but recognizes the need for the government to control the prices of commodities. This call was echoed by the women’s group GABRIELA who called the current situation of run-away increases in the prices of food and other basic commodities as…

Ratifying the JPEPA at its present unconstitutional form creates the risk that the Philippines will be subjected to legal disputes in international courts and face liability for damages. Under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, for instance, the Philippines could not invoke unconstitutionality as legal defense for non-performance of its JPEPA obligations. BY…

Four couples find love across the Pacific Being in a foreign country does not prevent one from falling in love, even in a time of diaspora. Globalization and love have something in common since both can cut across all borders. Unlike the former, however, the latter does not have any ill-effects. BY CAESAR A. BAROÑA…

Globalization has resulted in the destruction of domestic and export manufacturing enterprises, since they cannot compete with cheaper dumped products in the local markets nor in the global export market against manufacturing powerhouses such as China, and this is why the country is shedding jobs. BY IBON FOUNDATION, INC. Posted by Bulatlat Independent think-tank IBON…

By Le Monde Editorial Posted by Bulatlat.com Defenders of human rights in the United States and elsewhere may rejoice over the speech George Bush pronounced Wednesday, September 6. The American president acknowledged the existence of “secret prisons,” in which the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) locked up proven or presumed terrorists outside the United States, in…