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Karapatan files complaints with UN officials vs military’s red-tagging

“The recent circus tour of the NTF in diplomatic missions in Europe is a mere frantic attempt by the Duterte government to discredit organizations such as Karapatan, Ibon and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, which are exposing the issues and crimes that this regime wants buried in this cycle of red-tagging. But this has serious implications, particularly with human rights defenders on the ground.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – In Cuba, children and adults suffering from malignant bone tumors have not been given functional treatments. Extendable prostheses used to replace bone parts during tumor surgery are sold by US companies. Until now, Cuba cannot use US dollars in its transactions, or freely import or export products, including…

At the UN Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a plan to revitalize US foreign aid programs, which have been marginalized since the end of the cold war. By HOWARD LAFRANCHI The Christian Science Monitor / Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com United Nations, New York – President Obama on Wednesday unveiled a policy directive that defines the…

By Kathy Kelly Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat ‘In early June 2009, I was in the Shah Mansoor displaced persons camp in Pakistan, listening to one resident detail the carnage that had spurred his and his family’s flight there a mere 15 days earlier. Their city, Mingora, had come under massive aerial bombardment. He recalled…