fix articles 204202, december 15
The CPLA is in the same sinking boat as the Ampatuan private army (tags)
The Philippine Peasant News (PESANTE NEWS) based in the US learned that the most recent in the long-running series of splits in the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) has produced a purported new and reformed group but is composed of the same old opportunist elements. This was contained in an internet message posted by the CPDF signed by its spokesperson Filiw Naogsan posted on December 15, 2009. The reported ouster of Mailed Molina and the rise of a new group led by Arsenio Humiding is nothing more than a quarrel over the division of spoils within their dwindling organization. This same thing has repeatedly happened to the CPLA in the past as various factions squabbled over the funds, weapons, and jobs in the AFP that were dangled before them by the reactionary government.
Dec 15 - Bill of Rights Day (tags)
Spokane, Washington. Payson, Arizona. Topeka, Kansas. Sandusky, Ohio. The states of California, New Jersey, and even Massachusetts. What do all of these localities have in common? They're all observing December 15 as Bill of Rights Day!
LA Police Resistance to Respectful Language towards Transgenders (tags)
A December 15 Los Angeles Times article quotes LA Police as being resistant to use "she" pronoun when adressing male-to-female trnasgenders, and to department directive to conduct survey of racial profiling stops.