An elderly Igorot in a protest action against foreign mining in Nueva Vizcaya. Photo by Clemente Bautista (Bulatlat.com)
Month: November 2011
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This piece was written before the Supreme Court held a special en banc session yesterday to hear the oral arguments on various pleadings pertaining to the Justice Department order stopping Gloria M. Arroyo from travelling abroad and the Tribunal’s issuance of a temporary restraining…
Two construction workers use buckets to drain a government road repair project of unwanted floodwater instead of a more efficient mechanized water pump. Habitually done during typhoon seasons Philippine public works are slow to complete but quick to deteriorate. (Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City)
By ROBIN BROAD and JOHN CAVANAGH Commondreams.org Shift your gaze for a moment from the lurid headlines of police shutting down Occupy sites in Oakland, New York and other cities to the scene on a sunny day in early November here in Washington, D.C. In front of the grandiose U.S. Treasury Department building, thousands of…
By MARK WEISBROT Counterpunch.org Imagine that an opposition organizer were murdered in broad daylight in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Venezuela by masked gunmen, or kidnapped and murdered by armed guards of a well-known supporter of the government. It would be front page news in the New York Times, and all over the TV news. The…
Ni Sonny Mallari Bulatlat.com I Bakit ba nagpapakodak pa ang tao samantalang hindi na niya ito makikita kapag nawala na siya sa mundo? Para sa alaala ng daigdig na dati niyang isinusuka sa kalupitan at kawalang katarungan. “Requiéscant in pace”. II Bakit patuloy lang si Mang Juan sa pagbabanat ng buto sa kanyang katawang de…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Now that the SC has decided in favor of Luisita farmers and farm workers, the burden of implementation is with the President’s family the Cojuangco-Aquinos and the Department of Agrarian Reform.” – Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Debt servicing remains the priority with next year’s debt payments standing at P735.6 billion ($17.1 billion), dwarfing the combined funding of all social services for 2012 amounting to a mere P575.8 billion ($13.39 billion).
By MARYA SALAMAT
Who says lady justice is blindfolded and does not favor anyone? While Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains “detained” at the St. Luke’s Hospital, two Karnation workers died in jail and 18 were imprisoned for three years for conducted a strike.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Piston blamed the greed for profits by the oil companies and the greed for the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on oil by the Aquino government as the conjoined reasons why the Aquino administration and the energy department are colluding with the monopoly oil companies.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
All over the world on November 25, women will be holding mobilizations, protest actions and awareness-raising activities such as lectures, conferences, round table discussions, cultural fora and press conferences to condemn violence against women and imperialist aggression.