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by Jim Lobe Common Dreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com WASHINGTON – Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalization and human rights in the region, according to…

By the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines The abduction, captivity, and surfacing of Filipina-American activist Melissa Roxas serves as a due wakeup call to many Filipinos in the United States that no critic of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime, even US citizens, is immune to political repression enacted as a means to…

Following the release of the 2008 US State Department report on the Philippines, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) called on the Obama administration to cut military and other aid to the Arroyo government. Released February 25, the US State Department country report on human rights practices in the Philippines, states, “Arbitrary, unlawful, and extrajudicial killings…

What makes the pursuit of a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict almost impossible is the role being played by the US. This is the bigger half of the problem shaping the conflict. Having a bigger half may sound like an oxymoron, but indeed the agenda, design and maneuvers of the US are the biggest…

Activists from the multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) held a protest near the US embassy in Manila to protest the US government’s continuing support for Israel. For almost three weeks now, Israel has been carrying out bombing raids followed by ground assault on Gaza. The death toll is estimated to have now passed 1,000…

The Israel-Palestine conflict is certainly not about Israel and Palestine alone. It is about oil. It is about who controls the Middle East. And it is about the US drive for world domination currently in the guise of a US-instigated “global war on terror”. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Business World/Streetwise Posted by Bulatlat Remember Sabra and…

The U.S. government agenda in the resolution of armed conflict in Mindanao is for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to sign a bogus peace pact with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in the tradition of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said Mohammad Musib Buat, a member of the…