October 23, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

42 years of land reform, farmers still landless

“Let us learn from history that past and present presidents came from the landlord class, they are all the same and not a single one served the interests of the farmers, as wells as Filipino masses.” – Fernando Hicap, Anakpawis partylist Representative

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Prrrrrs freedom

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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

‘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.

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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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

‘Coddling the Butcher’ | Palparan petitions for bail as court denies plea for civilian jail transfer

“It is clear that this government is not a government of the people but of the corrupt and liars." -- Mrs. Erlinda Cadapan, mother of missing UP student Sherlyn

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

‘Justice for Jennifer, Junk VFA’ movement formed

In a “Day of Action” on Oct 17, rallyists called for justice for Jennifer Laude and the abrogation of the Philippine-US defense agreements, and culminated with the formation of a network seeking justice for the slain Filipina...

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