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At first glance, the Supreme Court decision upholding the revocation of the Stock Distribution Plan at Hacienda Luisita, in lieu of land distribution, then calling for a referendum to make the farm workers decide whether they would retain their “shares” or opt to get land appears to be a balancing act. But in the end,…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com In analyzing the democratic revolutions of the late 18th century, a political economist once said that the rallying call of liberty, equality, and fraternity became liberty from the constraints of the monarchy and the feudal set-up – freedom for the capitalists to expand their capital, and for peasants from feudal bondage…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The access road and the interchange were constructed and paid for by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, and yet Hacienda Luisita Inc. charges toll fees; the farmers were not given their share of the sale of the right of way, and the Cojuangco family did not pay the government for royalty fees for the quarrying activities.

Media Release May 28 , 2011 Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno hailed the filing last May 17 of a Congressional bill seeking to repeal the power of the Labor secretary to assume jurisdiction over labor disputes, saying the latter served as “license” for the massacre of striking farm workers in the Aquino-owned Hacienda Luisita in…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines refers to the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement of Social and Economic Reforms as “the meat” of the peace talks as it aims to address the root causes of the armed conflict.

Sidebar: Government too slow in releasing political prisoners – NDFP consultant

By RENATO M. REYES JR. Like a Rolling Stone Posted by Bulatlat.com Second of two parts First part: Oplan Bayanihan: Grand Psywar Scheme and Continuing Violence Against the People Flawed premises Oplan Bayanihan is based on flawed premises and a denial of the historical roots and basis of the armed conflict in the country. Oplan…

PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2010 STA.ROSA, LAGUNA –Sa kabila ng bantang pananalanta ng bagyong Juan, magiting at walang alinlangang nagmartsa ang humigit-kumulang isang libong mga magsasaka upang simulan ang apat na araw na kilos-protesta patungong Mediola na tinaguriang “Lakbayan ng Magsasaka Laban sa Hacienderong Rehimen ni Noynoy Aquino.“ “Alam naming mas matindi pang mga bagyo…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com As the country approaches the first 100 days of the second Aquino administration, unfulfilled campaign promises seem to be piling up. During his campaign for the presidency, the Hacienda Luisita issue haunted Benigno Simeon Aquino III. He first tried to dismiss the issue by mouthing the line of the management…