Philippines

Joma on Bush’s 8-year record: ILPS denounces the ‘vile record of Bush’

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee International League of Peoples’ Struggle The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) denounces as totally reprehensible the desperate attempts of the outgoing chieftain of US imperialism, George W. Bush, to define his own eight-year record as less vile than what it has been. He admits as 

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The Top Newsmakers of 2008

It will perhaps be a tall order to remember any year in which the Philippines was rocked by more controversies than in 2008. But there were also events that provided reasons to think and believe that there is still hope for the Philippines. Let us look back at the year that was by taking stock 

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Blood Compact Seals Anti-Corruption Drive

In a blood compact, participants in the National Study Conference on “Corruptionary: An Innovative Tool for Good Governance” pledged on Dec. 9, 2008 to campaign for an end to corruption and to build a government “that places the people at the center of policy- and decision-making.” (Read story…)

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How Israel is Multiplying Hamas by a Thousand

Just after midnight, Aljazeera’s Arabic channel was reporting on events in Gaza. Suddenly the camera was pointing upwards towards the dark sky. The screen was pitch black. Nothing could be seen, but there was a sound to be heard: the noise of airplanes, a frightening, a terrifying droning. It was impossible not to think about 

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2008: A Year of Confronting Attacks, Coping with Gov’t Neglect for Filipino Migrants

The year 2008 is replete with different forms of attacks against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The year is also marked by the continuing struggle of today’s modern-day heroes not only for their rights and welfare but also against government policies affecting the majority of the Filipino people. (Read story…)

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2008: Workers Under Attack, but Gains were Made

The year 2008 was for the most part a bad year for Filipino workers, as their rights were under attack. But there were some rays of light. (Read story…)

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There is No More Democracy

I am Joni Balao-Strugar, the youngest sister of James. My other two siblings went to Manila on December 9 and had a meeting with our comrade Igorots and friends. They have gathered there as we gather here today for the same purpose to tell the whole world that it is not safe anymore in the 

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War of Terror in Gaza

Remember Sabra and Shatilla? These were the two Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon where an estimated 1,700 to 3,500 civilian residents — men, women and children — were massacred in 1982 by pro-Israel Lebanese phalangist militia units with the protective shield and go-ahead of Israeli Defense Forces. IDF commander Gen Ariel Sharon was found “indirectly 

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Signs of Desperation

Confronted by a broad array of forces opposed to Cha Cha, the Arroyo government is gambling with its fortunes. It is banking on the probability that chances for its ouster are getting slimmer as 2010 nears. It is hoping that the broad array of forces opposed to Cha Cha would not be able to muster 

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Change: It’s About Time

We, the Participants of the conference “Corruptionary: A Cultural Innovation for Good Governance,” after two days of discussing the multitude of problems facing the country and options for solution, strongly manifest our indignation over the depths to which bureaucratic and political corruption has reached in our country today: • It has caused a bad reputation 

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