Activists in the Philippines, Guatemala and Palestine are arrested and detained for their political beliefs. The international community demands the release of all political prisoners.
Urban poor call for scrapping of housing law, justice for Guatemala residents
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Urban poor groups from various communities that have been demolished or under threat of demolition gathered near the Supreme Court to protest the way they are being treated by the government and the violations of their rights.
Makati City issues eviction deadline for Guatemala residents
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The residents of Guatemala St., Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City are up for a showdown with the demolition team of the local government and against elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on September 19. After failing to convince, harass or pressure the urban poor residents of…
Makati City to displace urban poor to build ‘bigger, better baranggay hall’
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We will defend our houses, we will defend our rights. We have as much right to live in Makati as the rich folk here.”
US Admits it Infected Guatemalans with Syphilis in 1940s
By TIM JOHNSON | McClatchy Newspapers Truthout Posted by Bulatlat.com MEXICO CITY — Exposing a dark page in its history, the U.S. government acknowledged Friday that government scientists had infected some 1,500 Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea in experiments from 1946 to 1948 in “appalling violations” of medical ethics. U.S. scientists infected prostitutes with syphilis…