October 26, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Unequal relations invites impunity

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Much to the consternation of US and Philippine officialdom, the brutal killing of Jennifer Laude by suspect Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has placed the issue of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) front and center of the demand for justice in this latest crime committed by a member

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Prrrrrs freedom


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Peasant women resist Araneta’s ‘legal landgrabbing’ in Rizal

Food for the people or high-end houses for the rich? The conflict over 1,645 hectares of land in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal boils down to land use, and the conflicting laws that cover it.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

I, too, cry justice for Jennifer

As a former US Marine, I am disgusted to learn about the killing of Filipina transgender woman Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City, with USMC Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as the prime suspect. I am disgusted...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Military, police arrested Lumad church worker for P 4.8 M bounty’

After the military arrested agriculturist Dominiciano Muya of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, they presented him as a top-rank communist rebel with a P4.8 million reward for his head.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Not emergency power, but brain power and truth, to address thinning reserves’

“While we should look for solutions if there is an impending crisis, we should guard against short term knee jerk solutions that make energy costly.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Prosecutor orders US Marine Pemberton to appear in next preliminary investigation

US Marine Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton’s absence at the preliminary investigation on the brutal killing of Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude could be a portent of the fate of the case.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

16-hour forced labor in Cebu chemical firm compels workers to strike

“After imposing slave-like conditions on workers, the Cenapro management is acting like a dictator in punishing workers for holding legitimate protests against such conditions. It not only wants workers to suffer, it wants workers to suffer in...

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Int’l groups decry abuses in Hacienda Luisita

The international group called for a joint inquiry by Senate and the House of Representatives on the reported abuses in Hacienda Luisita.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Tiamzon couple hearing suspended as QC Justice hall shuts down

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court suspended work today, as peasants and activists protested on its grounds and called for the release of political prisoners Wilma and Benito Tiamzon.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Visitors, my fur!


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