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“The testimonies of the victims and their communities, as well as their steadfast commitment to fight for justice are enough bases to overcome the lies of this administration.”
“It is deeply concerning that authorities have routinely responded to the expressions of environmental and human rights defenders by criminalizing and delegitimizing their voices.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“In Durban, it’s time for governments to listen to the people, not the polluting corporations.” – Greenpeace
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…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Real development must be based on social justice. It cannot be achieved by forcibly evicting and throwing us to the countryside and to remote places without decisively resolving the roots of our poverty and oppression.”
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 RONALYN V. OLEA
“She [Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo] is the only president who implemented the bloodiest and most vicious counterinsurgency program because the focus of this is to attack civil-society organizations, a move that was not made by previous presidents,” Marie Hilao-Enriquez of Karapatan said.
By Tope Folarin Commondreams International Posted by Bulatlat.com The United Nations will host a Haiti donors’ conference at the end of March. This conference will be quite different from last year’s event, of course, coming as it does on the heels of the worst earthquake to strike Haiti in two centuries. An agenda has already…
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…
Victims of torture under the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration traveled all the way to Geneva, Switzerland to tell their stories of torture during the 42nd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT).