Year: 2009

Alternet International Posted By Bulatlat.com ‘The governments which moved so swiftly to save the banks have bickered and filibustered while the biosphere burns.’ Last night a tentative agreement was reached between major parties at the COP15 climate change talks in Copenhagen, but will need to be approved by the 193 nations at the gathering. Initial…

Truthout by: Jeremy Scahill | Rebel Reports Posted By: Bulatlat.com A hearing in US Senator Claire McCaskill’s Contract Oversight subcommittee on contracting in Afghanistan has highlighted some important statistics that provide a window into the extent to which the Obama administration has picked up the Bush-era war privatization baton and sprinted with it. Overall, contractors…

By CONYAP G. Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com Militarization of indigenous peoples’ territories is not isolated to Mountain Province or the Cordillera region, but is happening nationwide. Beverly Longid, Katribu partylist president and first nominee, said intensive militarization of indigenous peoples��� (IPs) communities serves both for counter-insurgency and for securing the interests and properties of…

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – In Bokod, the second largest municipality of Benguet, residents are opposing a looming geothermal project that, they say, is not only dangerous for them and the environment but has also run roughshod on their rights to due process. “To put another energy project…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL NORTHERN DISPATCH POSTED BY Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) — The leader of a Cordillera-based underground revolutionary group said the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army is in the same sinking boat as the Ampatuan private army and other armed groups pampered by the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration. In a statement sent…

A grade one student from Marcelo H. Del Pilar Elementary School in Quezon City blows a horn to remind people to keep it safe as we welcome 2010.  Members of Ecowaste Coalition organized a public outreach activity to encourage the public to stop using firecrackers to prevent pollution and climate change. (Photo by Gigie Cruz/AKP…