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Thirty four years since the declaration of Martial Law and 20 years since its downfall through a people power uprising, the specter of another dictatorship is more real today than ever. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Thirty four years since the declaration of Martial Law and 20 years since its downfall through a people power uprising,…

BY Bulatlat.com Posted 2:00 p.m., Sept. 20, 2006 Saying that “to forget them is a crime”, civil libertarians today remembered and paid tribute to the martyrs and heroes – those who were killed or abducted –during the Martial Law regime, and under the Arroyo administration. Framed black and white pictures of victims of political killings…

Seventeen years ago last week in Mendiola at the approach of the presidential palace, Marines and police opened fire at some 30,000 peasant protesters. After the smoke cleared, 13 of the marchers lay dead. Today, organizers of that tragic rally want the massacre case reopened for justice and a bill filed in Congress for the…