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.
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.
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…
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.”
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…