Philippines

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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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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