Philippines

Prospects for peace in Palestine

The trickiest part in solving a problem is acknowledging, identifying and formulating it correctly. The Palestine-Israel conflict is complex and deeply rooted, complicated by big power rivalry and stakes in the Middle East, and the conflicts spawned and fanned by the Bush-bannered war of terror in the region and world-wide. (Read story…)

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It’s Time to Act on the Crisis

The Arroyo government’s economic program of deregulation, liberalization, and privatization has already made the Filipino people more vulnerable to the world economic crisis and yet it is not doing anything about it because it is denying the fact that the crisis would strike the country hard. More accurately, the Arroyo government has not made any 

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Too Little, Too Inconsequential, Too Late

The efforts of the Arroyo government to address the impact of the combination of the world economic crisis and the crisis of Philippine society are too little, too inconsequential, and too late. The extent of the crisis requires nothing less than a radical restructuring of the economy of the country; and only the Filipino people, 

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Gabriela: ‘Obama must stand for women and children’

Stand for women and children. Stand against wars of aggression. End US support of Israel.” This was the message of women and children under GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines and Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns the day before US President-elect Barrack Obama took office. “US President George Bush leaves the White House 

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End Imperialist Grip, Free Gaza Strip

Since the last week of December 2008, the Israeli Defense Forces have conducted daily air strikes and bombings against the Gaza Strip, one of the two territories within Israel that are designated “Palestinian Territories” , and governed by the Palestinian National Authority, a governing organization of Palestinians. Israel’s three-week blitzkrieg tagged as Operation Cast Lead 

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Book on history of activism in UP launched

As the country’s premiere state university celebrates its Centennial, a group of progressive educators, writers and social activists from the University of the Philippines (UP) launches a book that chronicles the 100 years of activism in UP. The book, ‘Serve the People: Ang Kasaysayan ng Radikal na Kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas’ is a compilation 

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Full of it

Practically everyone who’s not part of the Malacanang Mafia of conmen, plunderers, congressmen you wouldn’t buy a used car from, and relics of the martial law period has weighed in with his or her opinion on why there are plans afoot to impeach Chief Justice Reynato Puno. Mostly they’ve linked it to the wide-ranging conspiracy 

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The Presidency and the Social Movement

The people when organized have proven their transformative power that can be mobilized to cobble the building blocks of a new government. From their ranks a genuine, incorruptible, and mass-oriented leadership for the national government can arise. (Read story…)

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VP Noli de Castro tops SWS Survey for ‘Best Leader to Succeed Arroyo’

Vice-President Noli De Castro, Senator Loren Legarda, and Senator Manny Villar are still the people’s top recommended successors to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2010, according to the Fourth Quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey, fielded over November 28-December 1, 2008. To the survey question, “Sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang Konstitusyon, ang termino ni Pang. Arroyo ay 

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Filipinos in US, Canada, Hong Kong Join Call to Stop Attacks on Gaza

Filipino immigrants and migrant workers in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong joined protests calling for a stop to Israeli attacks on Gaza. After more than a week of aerial bombings, the Israeli Army has moved into Gaza. As of press time, more than 500 Palestinians were reportedly killed. (Read story…)

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