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Mindanao, Philippines: Stop ‘Lumad’ killings, harassment - UN (tags)
Killings and harassment of the Lumad, or the indigenous people (IP), should stop and those accountable should be brought to justice, according to Ola Almgren, the UN country representative and humanitarian coordinator.
Disbandment of militias key to Peace in Mindanao, Philippines (tags)
Akbayan Partylist supports the investigation of the killing of lumads particularly in the CARAGA region and bringing the perpetrators to justice. There is no place for impunity in our shared pursuit of just and lasting peace in Mindanao.
New petition for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! (tags)
Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that justice delayed does not become justice denied. Albert has endured the unthinkable. It is unconscionable to hold him for a single day longer.
The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)
Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address
Time to act with urgency and determination to improve the lives of Filipino workers (tags)
Philippines: As the country observes the International Labor Day, Akbayan Party would like to draw attention to the inability of the current economic growth to translate into an improvement in the lives of ordinary workers from both the urban centers and the countryside. While the Aquino administration takes pride on the 7.2 % growth rate for 2013, it cannot mask the fact that this growth has been insufficient to curb massive unemployment and poverty.
Celebrate the RH victory in the Philippines, continue the struggle (tags)
On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional
G20 Focuses on Debt, Taxes, Corruption, Syria and IMF Quotas (tags)
G20 Focuses on Debt, Taxes, Corruption, Syria and IMF Quotas
The Roadmap for Peace in Mindanao, Philippines (tags)
The Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM), a national political party of the marginalized sectors, welcomes the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement as a roadmap for peace in Mindanao. The agreement is also the first step to end the centuries-old oppression of the Moro people in Mindanao.
San Antonio sugar mill maintains historic tradition of commitment with its collaborators (tags)
Some prestigious mass media have recently informed about the situation of public health faced by agricultural workers affected by Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI) in Central America´s Pacific region, a problem that worries society in general. Unfortunately, in light of the uncertain origin of the disease, sometimes inaccuracies are incurred in the search for culprits and not solutions.
Philippine police asked to respect human rights (tags)
Akbayan Party to PNP: Respect People's Right to Protest, Observe Maximum Tolerance
Martyrdom or Victory: Truth Soldiers on The Front Line in Libya (tags)
You too can support this victory! There is no way out and we are OK with that: it is always better to die standing than live on one's knees. Every day we have martyrs.
God Cop, Bad Cop, Once Again (tags)
Sadly, we are again watching the ages-old game of subverting a popular uprising to ensure that the old power elite remains rich and powerful by taking advantage of the shifting sands.
100 Filipino Organizations ask Aquino: Adopt pro-poor agenda (tags)
MANILA, Philippines—Some 100 non-government organizations from all over the country under the umbrella network of Kampanya para sa Makataong Pamumuhay (KAMP or Dignified Life for All Campaign) are asking incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to adopt their pro-poor agenda.
INT’L JOURNALISTS TO MONITOR MASSACRE CASE PROGRESS (tags)
AJLPP News learned today that Human rights and journalists organizations worldwide lashed out at the Arroyo administration yesterday for creating “a culture of impunity” that led to the massacre of at least 57 persons in Maguindanao province that included 30 journalists. An international delegation of journalists led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will monitor the progress of the prosecution of those responsible for the carnage which the IFJ called as the biggest single atrocity against journalists in recent history. Amnesty International (AI) said the government must urgently ensure that witnesses are protected and safeguard vital forensic evidence to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr, a member of the powerful Ampatuan family that has dominated local politics in Maguindanao province in the country’s restive Mindanao region, is now under arrest and faces multiple murder charges. He has denied involvement in the massacre.
The Case for Arbitration in Labor Law Reform and The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA (tags)
Labor law reform must ensure that workers who want to join a union are able to do so without facing endless delays from corporations seeking to deny them a voice in the workplace.
Troop additions meant to suppress protests against Cha-cha (tags)
---The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today belittled the 8th Infantry Division's push for troop additions and said that the real purpose for new soldiers is to suppress the people's protests against charter change or "cha-cha". "It is not credible for Gen. Arthur Tabaquero to say that an additional 600 soldiers will ensure government victory by 2010," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "During the Marcos dictatorship, the New People's Army in Samar alone thrived while fighting against government troops numbering more than twice the present military deployment in the island. The revolutionary movement today is far stronger than it was more than twenty years ago and is fast expanding in Samar and Leyte. The real reason for additional troops is to put down protests against impending charter change and to ensure by armed force that Gloria Arroyo will remain in power beyond 2010. More troops will mean more political killings and other human rights violations."
Urge Louisiana Governor Blanco to Pardon Gary Tyler Now (tags)
Urge Governor Kathleen Blanco to ensure that Tyler gets a new pardon board hearing, and then pardon Tyler before she leaves office in January Gary Tyler, an African-American man, is currently serving a life sentence without chance of parole for the 1974 murder of a 13-year-old white student. Although he was only 16 at the time of the incident, Tyler was charged as an adult in a trial that was seriously flawed. Despite a climate of extreme racial tension in the town of Destrehan, Louisiana, there was no change of venue for the trial. In addition, the jury was all white; members of the black community were deliberately excluded. Tyler's defense attorney did not interview any witnesses, failed to prepare for trial, and spent only one hour with Tyler throughout the entire year previous to the trial. Furthermore, since the trial, key prosecution witnesses have recanted their testimony.
"Repairing Democracy" talk @ LA Greens, J19 (tags)
Dr. Forrest Hill, Green Party Candidate for Secretary of State, will present his vision for the type of election system we need to enact here in California to ensure full representation of all citizens.
UCLA Students Demand sweatfree Collegiate Apparel (tags)
Students march to demand that the UCs adopt a program to ensure that collegiate apparel is made in sweatfree conditions.
On the rape of a Filipina committed by 6 US marines (tags)
We demand that the Philippine Government pursue all means necessary to immediately prosecute the six U.S. servicemen charged with raping a Filipino woman in Olongapo City. The Philippine government should do no less. The government owes it to all Filipino women. - Laban ng Masa - Pinay (Fight of the Masses/ Filipino Women's groups)
Peace and Freedom Party picks Leonard Peltier for President (tags)
Delegates to the Peace and Freedom Party convention, July 31, selected Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier as their presidential candidate for 2004.
Peace and Freedom Party picks Peltier for President/Nader now off CA ballot! (tags)
The July 31st Peace and Freedom Party convention turned its back on Ralph Nader and instead nominated as its presidential candidate, political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for the alleged killing of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.
Help Justice for Janitors for T-Day (tags)
This is being reposted by an IMCer. A report back from the GWS anti-Bechtel demos, and news about janitors looking for some support.
USUK told to clean up their DU (tags)
The Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) today (May 29, 2003) called on the United States and Great Britain, as the occupying powers in Iraq, to fulfill their obligations to the public health and safety of the Iraqi people.
Know War / UCLA (tags)
another Letter to the Editor, commenting on a stray student
After the revolution. . . (tags)
What will we put in place of the current repressive establishment?
The JC Penny War Report (tags)
Ages 5 and up.
Speak Out Against the War Mexican Youth in Santa Ana (tags)
Speak Against Police Brutality in Santa Ana (tags)
see below, please
This is very Revealing (tags)
Once upon a time the was a land called America, where the people were actually free, they were free to think, free to speak, free from slavery, even economic slavery. But in the shadows of this great land men were plotting against her becasue they had ideas of their own!
Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Twelfth (tags)
12. Ensure freedom of political expression.
police ensure the safety of the multinationals (tags)
police ensure the safety of the multinationals while convincing mom and pop stores to board up.