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The Shortwave Report 03/16/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

An Ex-Cop Talks About Police Shootings (tags)

Norm Stamper, a former police officer who served for 28 years with the San Diego police force and six years as the chief of police in Seattle, gave his thoughts on Twitter. He responded to the tweet by the journalist Shaun King who stated, “Sadly I’ve studied 100s of videos of American police executing non-violent, unarmed people. This is one of the worst I’ve ever witnessed.” Stamper wrote, “One of the worst I’ve seen, as well. Heart-stopping, stomach-turning. No room in policing for cops this scared and ill-prepared.”

Peace in the Park 2017 – Summer of Love Edition! (tags)

One speaker described this event as the antithesis of the recent hate demonstrations.

Troika Bandits Want More from Greece (tags)

Greece

Iran Nuclear Talks: No Deal Yet (tags)

Iran

Troika Tyranny! (tags)

Greece

Iran Nuclear Talks: Washington's Real Objective (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Talks: Mixed Reports (tags)

Iran

US Bullying Iran to Capitulate in Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

US Obstructing Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Deadlock in Vienna (tags)

Iran

Iran Bashing in Late Stage Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Tentative Deal on Iran Sanctions Relief? (tags)

Iran

No Deal as June 30 Iranian Nuclear Talks Deadline Arrives (tags)

Iran

Leaked US-Led Iranian Nuclear Deal Sweetners Less Than Meet the Eye (tags)

Iran

Yemen Peace Talks Deadlocked (tags)

Yemen

Yemen Peace Talks: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Yemen

Israel Spied on Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Israel

Iran Nuclear Talks: Raising the Bar (tags)

Iran

Racist Wendy Sherman Leaving State Department (tags)

State Dept.

Netanyahu Appoints Hardline Peace Negotiator (tags)

Israel

Sham Riyadh Peace Conference on Yemen (tags)

Yemen

Iran Nuke Deal Status: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Talks: Kicking the Can Down the Road (tags)

Iran

No Deal on Iran's Nuclear Program - So Far (tags)

Iran

Nuclear Armed and Dangerous Israel Blasts Iran's Peaceful Program (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Deal: Getting Close, Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

Israel Wants Iran Nuclear Deal Blocked (tags)

Iran

Fascist Republican Senators Threaten Iran (tags)

Iran

Netanyahu at AIPAC (tags)

Israel

Al Jazeera Spy Cables Reveal Netanyahu Lies about Iran's Nuclear Program (tags)

Israel

Failed Ukraine Peace Talks (tags)

Ukraine

No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Proposed Congressional Legislative Sanctions on Iran (tags)

Iran

Deadlocked Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Duplicitous US State of Emergency with Iran (tags)

Iran

Sabotaging P5+1 Talks (tags)

Iran

Pro-Israeli Security Council Gaza Resolution (tags)

Gaza

Failure in Cairo (tags)

Gaza

Gaza Ceasefire Extended (tags)

Gaza

Sham Cairo Talks Continue (tags)

Gaza

Palestine Under Siege (tags)

Israel

Unprecedented Settlement Construction Exposes Sham Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

PLO/Hamas Detente? (tags)

Palestine

Marwan Barghouti on Sham Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance (tags)

Israel

Israeli State Terrorism (tags)

Israel

Abbas Intends Extending Sham Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu Declares War on Palestine (tags)

Israel

Sham Peace Talks Continue (tags)

Israel

Peace Process Hypocrisy (tags)

Israel

Mideast Peace Negotiators Meet (tags)

Israel

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Flounder (tags)

Israel

Duplicitous Mideast Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Jonathan Pollard's Imminent Release? (tags)

Pollard

Olmert: Guilty As Charged (tags)

Israel

Talking Peace While Waging War (tags)

Israel

Obama Includes Iranian Missiles in Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna (tags)

Iran

Obama Plans Intervention Against Syria (tags)

Syria

Preordained Failure in Geneva (tags)

Syria

Syrian Opposition Regime Change Plans (tags)

Syria

Duplicitous Geneva Diplomacy (tags)

anti-war

Syrian Peace Talks Resume (tags)

Syria

WMD Deception: Pretext for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama Planning War on Syria? (tags)

Syria

Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Fake Syrian Peace Talks Continue (tags)

Syria

Palestinians Against Fake Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Syria Peace Talks: Rocky Start (tags)

Syria

Shaky Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Obama Sabotaging Syrian Peace (tags)

Syria

Anti-Iranian Sentiment Persists (tags)

Iran

Kerrys Peace Plan: Worthless (tags)

Israel

Peace Process Hypocrisy Continues (tags)

Israel

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva (tags)

Iran

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

John Kerry's Anti-Palestinian Agenda (tags)

Palestine

Longstanding Anti-Iranian Sentiment (tags)

Iran

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)

Iran

Dead in the Water Peace Talks (tags)

anti-war

Scuttling Middle East Peace (tags)

anti-war

No Deal in Geneva (tags)

Iran

Israeli Settlements are War Crimes (tags)

Israel

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume (tags)

Iran

Netanyahu Launches Anti-Iranian Twitter Campaign (tags)

Israel

Sham Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Continue (tags)

Israel

Iranian Reality v. US/Israeli Lies (tags)

Iran

Palestinian Prisoner Releases (tags)

Israel

Iranian Nuclear Talks: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue (tags)

Iran

New Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Harsh Criticism of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

The Illusion of Israeli/Palestinian Peaceful Conflict Resolution (tags)

Israel

Sham Peace Talks Resume (tags)

Israel

Israeli Business As Usual (tags)

Israel

Israeli Democracy: A Convenient Illusion (tags)

Israel

Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure : 50 Reasons Why (tags)

Israel

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks: Rebooting Failure (tags)

Israel

The Illusion of Israeli/Palestinian Peace for Our Time (tags)

Israel

More Evidence of Fake Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks (tags)

Israel

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks: Dead on Arrival (tags)

Israel

New EU Guidelines on Israel (tags)

Israel

Spying? Who cares? Profits are at stake! (tags)

Despite the displays of anger and assertions of sovereignty, European government showed themselves not only subordinate to the U.S. but to their own industrialists and financiers. The U.S. government is similarly a captive of its own big business interests.

Middle East Continues to Boil (tags)

imperialism

Kerry's Shuttle Diplomacy Excludes Peace in Our Time (tags)

anti-war

Why peace talks between the Philippine government and the NDF collapsed (tags)

MANILA, Philippines — The peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) reached a high point in December 2012, when Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison agreed to the so-called “special track” that would have facilitated the process.

Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks? (tags)

The long awaited Syrian peace talks — instigated by power brokers Russia and the United States — had already passed their initial due date, and are now officially stillborn.

Peace Process Pretense (tags)

anti-war

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast (tags)

The tempo of events in Syria has increased in recent weeks. The government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a number of responses from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies: a mixture of war provocations and peace offers.

More Peace Process Hypocrisy (tags)

Israel

Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Nuclear Roulette Update (tags)

anti-war

Upcoming Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Escalating Pressure on Iran (tags)

Iran

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process Hypocrisy (tags)

Israel

Moscow Talks on Syria (tags)

Syria

Washington Targets Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Why UN Climate Agreements Fail (tags)

History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know about climate change — that the climate has already changed in profound ways and its trajectory spells doom for civilization if drastic, coordinated steps are not taken in the immediate future.

Abbas Submits Weak UN Status Bid (tags)

Palestine

Direct US/Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Top US general: Turkey is facing an immediate threat to its Syrian border (tags)

In the face of mounting domestic and global dissent, Turkey’s service to NATO imperialism persists ever more blatantly.

Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadmia Wedding (tags)

Israel

Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Talks in Baghdad (tags)

Iran

Beating Up on North Korea and Iran (tags)

Israel

Nuclear Chess (tags)

Iran

Palestinian Liberation Requires Unity (tags)

Palestine

Abbas, UN Membership and Peace Talks (tags)

Palestine

Abbas Feeling Heavy-Handed Pressure (tags)

Palestine

Calls to Annex West Bank Settlements (tags)

Palestine

Resuming Peace Process Hypocrisy to Subvert Palestinian Statehood (tags)

Palestine

AQUINO III, MURAD OF MILF HELD TALKS IN TOKYO FOR TWO HOURS (tags)

The Alliance News (AN) learned today through media reports from Manila that President Benigno Aquino III left the country unannounced on Thursday night to hold unprecedented talks with a Muslim rebel leader in Japan. According to AN, Mr. Aquino met for two hours with Murad Ebrahim, chair of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in a hotel near the Narita airport in Tokyo on Thursday evening, the first time a Philippine president has met face-to-face with a leader of the rebel group since on-and-off peace talks started 14 years ago. The MILF called Mr. Aquino?s effort a ?grand gesture? that gave ?a tremendous boost to the peace process.? Ghadzali Jaafar, the MILF political affairs chief, said it was ?a fruitful meeting.?

Philippine peace process gaining headway (tags)

Upon assuming office a year ago, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared that the government was ready to resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Communist National Democratic Front (NDF) without pre-condition and repeated it in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA).

Israeli/Washington Peace Process Rejectionism (tags)

anti-war

BTL:Power of U.S.-Israeli Lobby a Major Obstacle to Restart Middle East Peace Talks (tags)

Interview with Howard Friel, independent scholar and co-author of "Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East", conducted by Scott Harris

ON MILF-GPH PEACE TALKS: AJLPP SUPPORTS MILF DEMAND (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines or the AJLPP supports the demand of the largest Muslim revolutionary group in the Philippines that urged the Philippines government to end a decades-long armed struggle by the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front for Muslim self-rule in the southern Philippines, the homeland of minority Muslims in the mostly Roman Catholic country. The Alliance noted that in the speech of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal pointed out that peace talks has been "too long a process." The exploratory talks was held yesterday April 26-27, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Alliance noted that the Philippine government and the Muslim groups have been negotiating with the government since 1976. The peace talks had been off and one since then in a classic “ talk, talk, fight, fight “ mood. Iqbal urged the Philippine government to submit a draft of a comprehensive accord when both sides hold their next meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Upcoming talks are expected in June.

Israeli Intellectuals for Palestinian Independence (tags)

independence

NDF-GPH CEASEFIRE ENDS, NDF COMMENDS NPA DISCIPLINE (tags)

The Pesante Buletin based in Los Angeles reported today that the NDFP in Mindanao salutes and congratulates all commands and units of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao and the rest of the country for its display of a high sense of political maturity, responsibility and military discipline during the mutually-declared seven-day ceasefire between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH). Jorge Madlos, NDF-Mindanao spokesperson commended the NPA units in Southern Mindanao, in an act of goodwill and for humanitarian reasons, have released three prisoners-of-war (POWs) on separate occasions during the same period, further creating a more favourable atmosphere and bolster confidence for the peace negotiations and the entire peace process.

NDF-GRP Panels Held Preliminary Talks in Norway:Talks to Resume in February (tags)

The ALLIANCE NEWS, the news service of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States reported today that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panels held preliminary talks last 14-18 January 2011 in Oslo, Norway and agreed to resume formal peace talks. Formal talks could not be held for six years during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because of the latter’s conspiracy with the US to put the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison on the US terrorist list and its refusal to resolve the socio-economic roots of the armed conflict.

Philippine rebel leader snared snared in mistress' arms (tags)

MANILA—A Philippine communist rebel leader's secret tryst with a mistress landed him in double trouble, leading to his arrest and the unravelling of his affair with a comrade's wife, the military said Monday.

Philippine rebel leader snared by affair (tags)

MANILA—A Philippine communist rebel leader's secret tryst with a mistress landed him in double trouble, leading to his arrest and the unravelling of his affair with a comrade's wife, the military said Monday.

MILF Hits Stalled Peace Talks with GRP (tags)

The US based EPCC NEWS learned today from Cotabato City that a senior official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has expressed his doubt about the resumption of peace talks with the government by January in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, even as he has called for the release of all MILF members in prison. In in a statement issued Sunday to media sources in the Philippines said that MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal doubted whether that would happen. “Without a facilitator, how would the talks resume? The government's continued character assassination of the Malaysian facilitator is not doing any good to the peace process,” he said.

Reactionary PH Congress leaders urges talks w/o conditions to sabotage peace talks-AJLPP (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States scored the apparent moves to sabotage the peace talks by Congress leaders in the Philippines. Saying that to avoid hitches in the resumption of peace talks, the government and the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) should not impose difficult preconditions, a former AFP chief of staff said Sunday.

Obama's Bush Doctrine in Korea (tags)

A key reason that Obama was elected President was his promise to abandon the Bush doctrine of unilateral foreign policy, meaning that Obama would work with other countries toward a more cooperative, peaceful world. The threat of war in Korea exposes Obama -- yet again -- as a dangerous copycat of Bush's approach to global politics. A simple way for Obama to live up to his campaign promise would be to immediately agree to China's request to continue the six party talks over the Korean situation, involving North and South Korea, Russia, Japan, China, and the U.S. The last such meeting was held at the end of Bush's term. Here is what Obama said about the six party talks on Veterans day while visiting Seoul:

BTL:New Middle East Peace Talks Hinge on U.S. Pressuring Israel to Comply with Internation (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

NDFP-GRP RESUMES PEACE TALKS AFTER 24 YEARS (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States expressed elation over the supposed resumption of peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP. The Alliance-Philippines is happy that after 24 years and four different sets of government from Aquino to Arroyo negotiating panels, the 3-month-old Aquino administration Thursday signaled its readiness to talk peace with communist rebels, hoping that a political settlement of the 41-year-old insurgency will finally be forged under its watch.

BTL:Israel's Expansion of West Bank Settlements, Dooms Current Peace Talks (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Imperial Israel (tags)

Like America, Israel has imperial ambitions

Press TV talks to James Morris about Afghan Quagmire (tags)

Press TV talks to James Morris about Afghan Quagmire

Hypocrisy Defined: Another Round of Peace Talks (tags)

they're more pretense than substantive

BTL:Middle East Peace Talks Resume Without Hamas (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

U.S. Aim in "Peace Process": Liquidation of Palestinian struggle (tags)

"On the day the talks began, a press conference in Gaza City by 12 Palestinian organizations including Hamas, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Islamic Jihad, Popular Resistance Committees, Palestine People's Party and others denounced the Washington talks as a sham and announced their intention to intensify the resistance against Israeli occupation. Renewed negotiations are taking place against a backdrop of the accelerated seizure of Palestinian land in the West Bank, a vast expansion of Israeli settlements and the continued blockade of Gaza. Today, there are more than 500,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank. The extreme right-wing Israeli government, which includes outright fascist elements, has intensified repression against Palestinians who make up 20 percent of the population inside the 1948 borders"

Israel/Palestine: More on the Sham Peace Talks (tags)

economic decline

The Charade Exposed: Latest Israeli No Peace/Peace Talks for September (tags)

Israel wants conflict, not peace

The NDF reaffirms its commitment to the MILF and the Bangsamoro struggle for genuine self- (tags)

The PESANTE NEWS learned today through news sources from Mindanao that the National Democratic Front - Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) shares with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in raising concern with regard to the capability and sincerity of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), presently under Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, in undertaking peace negotiations as a venue to address the just demands of the Bangsamoro. The NDF spokesperson Jorge Madlos said " GRP would have the Moro as well as the Filipino people believe that credible talks under a favorable atmosphere for peace with the MILF would promptly resume after the Holy Ramadan, but all indicators point otherwise.

US-Aquino Regime Dismisses MILF Threats as “Posturings” (tags)

The Alliance News of the AJLPP noted today that in apparent bid to dismiss or ignore the warnings of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) warning that it is preparing for war in case the peace talks do not resume soon, the US-Aquino spokesman called the warnings “posturing.” “I guess it’s just posturing on their part,” said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. “We get positive information from them that they are also eager to pursue the peace process. “Maybe they are worried that the peace process wouldn’t push through,” Lacierda said of the remarks attributed to MILF chair Ebrahim Murad.

NDF Response to military propaganda for surrender before peace talks (tags)

THE PESANTE NEWS based in Los Angeles learned today that the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today ( August 5 in the Philippines or PST) said that the 8th Infantry Division, by calling for the surrender of the revolutionary forces, highlighted the unjustness of the ceasefire-and-surrender line of the Aquino administration. "Through its program in a radio station last August 1, the 8th ID essentially dismissed the peace talks as irrelevant and called on the revolutionary forces to surrender first," said NDF-EV spokesperson Fr. Santiago Salas.

NDF/MILF READY FOR THE TALKS WITH GRP IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles learned today from media source in Manila Philippines that the main Philippines rebel groups said on Tuesday they were willing to resume peace talks after an offer from President Benigno Aquino III, but ending insurgencies that have hobbled development remains far from certain.

Aquino III Talks Peace but is close to Talks (tags)

The EPCC NEWS reported today that former Bayan Muna representative and defeated NP guest candidate for senator Satur Ocampo said “ President Benigno Aquino III's spiel on peace talks with the National Democratic Front in his State of the Nation Address practically closed the door on their immediate resumption. Ocampo also said that while Aquino was more positive about pursuing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MNLF), he set preconditions for talks with the NDF, Ocampo said in Bacolod City on Monday.

Israeli Hypocrisy: Talking Peace While Preparing for War and Institutionalizing Dire Condi (tags)

Israel always chooses violence over peace

Estrada an ‘enemy of Islam,’ declares MILF in ‘fatwa’ (tags)

Estrada an ‘enemy of Islam,’ declares MILF in ‘fatwa’ "After studying the actions and policies of Mr. Estrada before and after his election as president until this present time, we found out that he is really an enemy of Islam," MILF quoted the Bangsamoro Supreme Council of Ulama as saying. Ex-movie star Estrada, who publicly opposes peace talks, is polling in third place in the opinion polls, nine years after he was ousted in a bloodless military coup that followed his impeachment for corruption.

Peace Process Hypocrisy: Stillborn from Inception (tags)

The peace process is a charade

If the cap fits - wear it. (tags)

Present day war criminals hold meeting with successors of past war criminals - in Berlin.

Clinton's said that Israel is making "unprecedented" concessions (tags)

On West Bank

Israel prepared to dismantle its nuclear weapons (tags)

As part of US/Iranian deal

FREE RANDALL ECHANIS, IMPLEMENT THE JASIG TO RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA again raise the demand for the US-Arroyo regime to free Randall Echanis. Until now the GRP has failed to release Randall Echanis ,detained NDFP consultant and KMP depurty secretary general and a FQS activist. The US-Arryo regime has failed to quash its made-up charges against those with warrants of arrest. Echanis has been languishing in jail together with other NDF consultants since the breakdown of the peace talks four years ago. For Pesante-USA, this is a major obstacle to the resumption to the peace talks between te NDFP and the GRP. This is a major indication that the GRP wants to scuttle the Oslo meeting. This is blatant and obvious attempt of the GRP and the US-Arroyo regime and the militarist in the AFP to freeze in the Supreme Court the question of releasing Randall Echanis and to make difficult or impossible the release of other detained NDFP consultants.

Lobbyist Lanny Davis Seeks a Rematch with Obama over Honduras Coup (tags)

"And Zelaya is right. Playing along with such talks with an illegitimate coup regime any longer than they've gone on already would be folly. Diplomacy is for dealing with legitimate governments, not for criminals and terrorists. And, Mr. President, even if that story blows over in the news media, because Honduras is a relatively small country, you just know that if the Honduras coup succeeds in remaining in power that other military generals in other Latin American countries are going to take it as a green light to do the same. And when that happens, the next coup - in Bolivia, perhaps? El Salvador? Nicaragua? Or completing the circle from 1955, Guatemala, Señor Presidente? - will be known far and wide as “Obama’s coup,” because your administration will then be accurately perceived as having not lowered the boom – in all the economic, political and judicial ways that everybody knows you can and must do - on its predecessor. Worse, they’ll say you got beat by Lanny Davis. They’ll even say that kooky Lanny fellow was right about you in 2008. Those are his chips on the card table. Now show us yours. ----- Most Damning: Many will come to see that that (facilitate the coups) was what you were "hired" to do?" General Joe

NDFP-GRP RESUMES PEACE TALKS IN OSLO, NORWAY (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) greets the resumption of exploratory talks towards the resumption of peace negotiation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) this coming weeks with guarded optimism We express elation whenever the peace process moves forward after almost five years of being stalled due to the intransigence and lack of good faith on the part of the US-Arroyo regime.

NDFP-GRP RESUMES PEACE TALKS IN OSLO, NORWAY (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) greets the resumption of exploratory talks towards the resumption of peace negotiation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) this coming weeks with guarded optimism We express elation whenever the peace process moves forward after almost five years of being stalled due to the intransigence and lack of good faith on the part of the US-Arroyo regime.

AJLPP Hopes Release of 3 PNP POWS will help resume peace talks (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) expresses hope that the release of three policemen held by New People’s Army rebels for three months to Senator Jamby Madrigal will help in the resumption of the stalled peace talks between the GRP and NDFP. The AJLPP said the release was a “sign of goodwill on the part of the NDFP. They did not ask for ransom, for anything in return.” The AJLPP also said the NDFP was hoping that this gracious act would convince the government to resume the talks.

Clinton lays down the law (tags)

For Israel

Netanyahu won't stand for two state solution. (tags)

He wants a bantustan solution.

MILF SETS CONDITIONS FOR PEACE TALKS (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has set its conditions for the resumption of the GRP-MILF Peace talks in the coming new year-2009. The AJLPP sources learned that based on the an earlier decision by the MILF Central Committee and Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, issued the statement on December 26, 2008. Murad said the MILF is “open to resume the ‘collapsed’ or stalled” peace negotiations with the Philippine government.

MILF OFFICIAL STAND ON PEACE TALKS WITH GRP (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has announced its official stand on the resumption of the GRP-MILF Peace. The AJLPP sources learned that based on the an earlier decision promulgated by the its Central Committee, Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, issued the statement on December 26, 2008. Murad said the MILF is “open to resume the ‘collapsed’ or stalled” peace negotiations with the Philippine government. This in deference to the call of both the local and international communities to resume the talks and stop the fighting and to the standing policy of the MILF that the track of peace and negotiation is the “most practical and civilized way of solving the age-old Moro Problem and armed conflict in Mindanao.”

BISHOPS-ULAMA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PEACE TALKS IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC), yesterday called on the government and the MILF to immediately resume the stalled peace talks. The BUC made the call in a joint statement it issued during the three-day 35th General Assembly in Jolo, Sulu, which ended Nov. 21. The joint statement was signed by Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla; Hilario Gomez Jr., bishop emeritus of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP); and Dr. Hamid Barra of the Ulama League of the Philippines. “We appeal to let the peace talks between the GRP and the MILF continue, in whatever level or means possible, and let peace panels be convened as soon as the situation allows it,” the BUC said.

Stillbirth of the WTO (tags)

"The negotiations in the NTO changed into a battle of the developed countries for their mammoth corporations over the market opening of developing countries. Access to education, health care, water-and energy-supply and telecommunciations should be human rights."

AJLPP Calls for The Resumption of Peace Talks, Warns of US Intervention (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) reiterates its call for the US-Arroyo regime and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to resume peace talks and go back to the negotiations in the light of heavy fighting in the south that displaced almost 170,000 people. The AJLPP also views with deep concern the unseen hand of US intervention. News about US military forces helping AFP troops in their operations against the MILF is disconcerting. The prouncements of US Ambassador Kristie Kenney that feigns innocence over US involvement is also unsettling.

STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES, RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)

he Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States calls on the US-Arroyo Regime to stop its military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) armed forces in the Central Mindanao areas and resume peace talks now. According to media sources from the Philippines, more than 160,000 people were affected by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF in six towns of central Mindanao. At least 60 AFP troops have been killed since the week-old fighting erupted.

STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES, RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States calls on the US-Arroyo Regime to stop its military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) armed forces in the Central Mindanao areas and resume peace talks now. According to media sources from the Philippines, more than 160,000 people were affected by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF in six towns of central Mindanao. At least 60 AFP troops have been killed since the week-old fighting erupted.

STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES IN MINDANAO! (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States calls on the US-Arroyo Regime to stop its military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) armed forces in the Central Mindanao areas and resume peace talks now. The US-Arroyo regime has no to blame and is responsible for all the troubles when it went into the motions of signing an aborted MOA on ancestral domain and tried to delayed the ARMM elections. The “grand scheme” of the US-Arroyo regime to change the constitution, federalize Mindanao by using the ARMM provision to effect change and perpetuate Arroyo’s illegitimate rule. The AJLPP vehemently condemns some elements among the opposition, the ruling class and the Catholic Church for whipping up anti-Muslim sentiments and a crusade for vigilantism against the unsigned MOA accord. More than 160,000 people have been affected by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF in six towns of central Mindanao.

MILF asks gov’t to postpone ARMM election (tags)

Before the peace talks ended yesterday, July 17, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel had asked the Philippine government through its chief peace negotiator, Secretary Rodolfo Garcia, to postpone the forthcoming election in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in August 11 in deference to the ongoing GRP-MILF Peace Talks. The request was relayed by the MILF chief peace negotiator, Mohagher Iqbal, in tandem with their decision to forego with the word “freedom” that finally sealed the marathon talks on ancestral domain. The talks protracted for three years and seven months, which had been interrupted not only by impasses but also by intermittent skirmishes on the ground.

MILF attacks meant to push peace talks’ revival — AFP (tags)

A senior military official said the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is stepping up attacks in Mindanao in a bid to pressure the government into restarting its stalled peace talks with the rebel group. Meanwhile, the MILF blames the AFP for the attacks. According to Regional Army chief Maj. Gen. Reymundo Ferrer, elements within the MILF want to put pressure on the government to resume the talks by launching the attacks.

Anti-Zim western media hysterical (tags)

AS Zimbabweans exercised their sovereign right to vote, the anti-Zimbabwe Western media heightened its frenzy. Threats and condemnations were issued. First with the threats was MDC leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who gave a 24-hour ultimatum that he would not agree to talks if the run-off went ahead. The run off went ahead. And yesterday he was still pressing for talks.

Cross Your Fingers: Israel Claims It's Decided Against Gaza Invasion (tags)

Let's hope.

Gov’t faces blank wall on KL role in peace talks (tags)

The Government of the Philippines based in Manila has failed to get an assurance from Malaysia that it will continue to broker the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Malaysia’s role in the peace talks became uncertain as its Foreign Minister Rais Yatim, who met with Philippine officials led by President Arroyo, yesterday in Manila, was non-committal on the request of the Philippine government to continue facilitating the peace negotiations.

RP ‘surprised’ at Malaysia monitors’ pullout (tags)

he Philippines on Tuesday said it was surprised at Malaysia’s decision to end its monitoring mission to the troubled southern Mindanao island this year. The government’s chief peace adviser Jesus Dureza said he had just finished a trip to Kuala Lumpur and officials there had given “no indication of any announcement of total withdrawal.” “I feel that we, as neighbors, should be working very closely for peace,” Dureza said. “I am confident that Malaysia will be with us all the way.”

Delay in peace talks deliberate, says MILF (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest Muslim separatist rebel group in the country, accused Manila on Wednesday of delaying the peace talks. Manila is negotiating peace with the MILF, an army of about 12,000 rebels with millions of Muslim supporters. Peace talks were stalled after both sides failed to sign an agreement on the Muslim ancestral domain.

AJLPP Protests The Arrest of Randall Echanis, KMP Leader and a member of NDFP Peace Panel (tags)

The AJLPP through its national coordinator Mario Santos today strongly condemns the illegal arrest of Mr. Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general and a member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee (RWC) on Social and Economic Reforms (SER), by the Arroyo regime’s police agents yesterday at Bago City, Negros Occidental. The AJLPP considered the arrest of Echanis a big blow against the cause of peace. Mr. Echanis was arrested by the PNP in Bago City while he was to attend a conference of agricultural workers in preparation for a KMP national rural congress. Negros is one the KMP’s strongest base where the National Federation Sugar Workers (NFSW) is based. He was flown by the PNP with haste to Hilongos , Leyte where he was detained.

AJLPP welcomes church calls for the resumption peace talks between NDFP and GRP (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) today welcomed the call of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) for the Philippine government for the resumption of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) “without preconditions.” AJLPP national coordinator Mario Santos expresses utmost support to the call of the PEPP. He was happy with the statement of Archobishop Ledesma on the prospects of the resumption of peace talks.

AJLPP Express Concern Over NDFP-GRP Peace Talks and NDFP Consultant Elizabeth Principe’s F (tags)

The Alliance For Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) national coordinator Mario Santos express its utmost concern over the reported abduction of an NDFP consultant in Quezon City last November 28,2007. NDFP Chief Peace Negotiator Luis Jalandoni reported that Elizabeth Principe, 56 years old and a mother of two from Bongabong, Nueva Ecija was abducted by eight armed men in black uniform last November 28,2007 AJLPP Express Concern Over NDFP Consultant Elizabeth Principe’s Fate

AJLPP Express Concern Over NDFP Consultant Elizabeh Principe’s Fate (tags)

The Alliance For Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) national coordinator Mario Santos express its utmost concern over the reported abduction of an NDFP consultant in Quezon City last November 28,2007. NDFP Chief Peace Negotiator Luis Jalandoni reported that Elizabeth Principe, 56 years old and a mother of two from Bongabong, Nueva Ecija was abducted by eight armed men in black uniform last November 28,2007

Carlyle in talks to sell %9.9 management stake to Chinese (tags)

Carlyle Group is in talks to sell up to 9.9 per cent of itself to China’s Social Security Fund in a move that would make it the latest American buyout firm to sell a stake in its management company to the Chinese.

Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Pt. 2 (tags)

The Zionists built the propaganda war around Palestine and promoted it through mainstream media, particularly American. The Zionists always have won it, no matter how repressively they deal with the Palestinians.

Ermita, 2 Cabinet men ‘spoilers’ of talks — MILF (tags)

he Moro Islamic Libe-ration Front (MILF) has accused the Arroyo administration of being a “spoiler” of the peace negotiations, noting that three Cabinet officials are “steering the talks to an unknown direction,” saying like before the MILF is being tricked. MILF secretariat chair-man Muhammad Ameen, in a statement posted on the group’s Web site, yesterday also doubted President Arroyo’s sincerity in signing a peace agreement before she steps down in 2010. “There are many spoilers of the peace process espe-cially in Mindanao, but all those are secondary, and the main or worst spoilers are those in the govern-ment itself,” he noted.

GRP-MILF TALKS CANCELLED (tags)

he resumption of peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not push through today in Malaysia as earlier announced, but a Palace official said the raging armed hostilities in Mindanao have nothing to do with the development. Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye earlier said the peace talks would resume as scheduled despite the offensive against the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan, saying the MILF was not the target of the military operation.

Indymedia On Air - August 13, 2007, Part 2 (tags)

Escape from Suburbia; Police torture in Nigeria

Indymedia On Air - August 13, 2007, Part 1 (tags)

Escape from Suburbia; Police torture in Nigeria

Korean hostages to b released (tags)

Taliban leaders,Nasrullah and Bashir say so

General Esperon's ceasefire proposal is mere propaganda (tags)

eneral Hermogenes Esperon speaks with a forked tongue. He pretends to be for the resumption of peace talks but says his recommendation is "to crush the insurgency in forms of peace and negotiation." So, his proposal for a three-year ceasefire as a precondition for the resumption of formal talks is mere cheap propaganda. The NDFP is open to start exploratory talks aimed at addressing and resolving the extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, forced displacement of over a million people by GRP military operations, the unjust "terrorist listing" of the CPP, the NPA and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant and other prejudicial questions rightfully raised by the NDFP.

How to resume formal talks and have ceasefire in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations (tags)

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) must address and resolve beforehand certain prejudicial questions raised by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in order to resume the formal talks in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. In this regard, the GRP must do the following: It must stop the extrajudicial killings, abductions, tortures, mass displacement of more than one million people and other human rights violations perpetrated by the reactionary armed forces. It must declare that it is against the "terrorist" blacklisting of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and the NDFP chief political consultant. It must indemnify the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos fascist regime. If the GRP wants to have a ceasefire during the peace negotiations, it must come to terms with the NDFP on the basis of the 10-point Concise Agreement for an Immediate Just Peace proposed by the NDFP and must agree with the NDFP on how to accelerate the forging of comprehensive agreements on social, economic and political reforms in order to address the root causes of the armed conflict.

Lift terror tag, we talk' --NDF (tags)

Communist rebels are willing to resume peace talks, but only if the government initiates the dropping of the terror tag on the revolutionary movement, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chairman Jose Ma. Sison said yesterday. Sison said they would only return to the negotiating table when the government moves to have the CPP and the New People’s Army (NPA) stricken off the lists of foreign terrorist organizations drawn up by the United States and the European Union. Sison said the government must also show it is sincere about stopping the military from carrying out extrajudicial killings, while also indemnifying victims of human rights violations.

Reds reject peace overture (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) yesterday rejected a ceasefire offered by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. in a bid to revive stalled peace talks. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison, in a statement from the Netherlands, where he is in self-exile, said the group will only return to the negotiating table when the Philippine government moves to have it removed from a terrorist blacklisting in the United States and Europe. He stressed the Arroyo administration must also show it is sincere about stopping the military from carrying out political killings, while also indemnifying victims of human rights violations.

Gov’t downgrades peace talks, MILF says (tags)

Manila-- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has described the replacement of Secretary Silvestre Afable as government chief negotiator with a non-cabinet member as a deliberate downgrading of the peace process by the government following Afable’s alleged resignation the other day. Jun Mantawil, head of the MILF peace panel secretariat, told Luwaran that while the MILF leadership has the highest respect for Father Eliseo Mercado Jr. as “a person, friend and as a priest” but he does not possess the authority that a cabinet member possesses.

Iran wants regime change in America (tags)

Iran believes America has Weapons of Mass Destruction

Bush surrenders (tags)

the president surrenders

Talks with MILF to resume after elections (tags)

Stalled peace talks between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are to resume after the May 14 elections. Both sides have agreed to work toward a resumption of the talks, Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye said in a statement Thursday. ---BACKED by howitzer and mortar fire, elite Army troops on Thursday seized a makeshift camp of the Moro National Liberation Front in Sulu where nearly 100 Abu Sayyaf extremists were believed to be hiding.

MILF-GRP Peace Talks Update ; MILF wants entire Kudarat- GRP (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is demanding the inclusion of the entire Sultan Kudarat province as part of a new autonomous region in Mindanao as a condition for a final peace agreement with the government, a ranking Malacañang official revealed yesterday.

Possible Grocery Strike Looming (tags)

This is a press release from the UFCW. In 2003, the UFCW and these same national chains faced off in the longest grocery strike in history. During this round of negotiations, the corporations announced a mutual aid pact, to act together if one store was picketed. The UFCW has broken off negotiations.

The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks (tags)

Avoiding answering the question whether the Arroyo regime agrees with the report of United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston that the military is principally responsible for political killings, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo makes the false statement that the regime has a standing invitation to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for peace talks. The Arroyo regime has scuttled the peace talks. It has declared its militarist plan to destroy the revolutionary movement before 2010. It has flagrantly violated the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) by committing crimes against humanity, perpetrating extrajudicial killings of more than 830 unarmed civilians, enforced disappearances on about 200 persons and frustrated killings on more than 350 persons, among other gross human rights violations.

MILF: AFP hawks ruining peace deal (tags)

Muslim MILF leader Hadji Murad on Thursday accused “hawkish” Philippine officials of trying to sabotage peace talks. Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Murad Ebrahim welcomed President Arroyo’s move this week to rein in military units operating in rebel-held areas in Mindanao to salvage the talks but said some officials were undermining these efforts.

Economic sanctions on Israel (tags)

It is a disgrace that the Iranian government should be able to tell the US government what to do.

Sweden, Canada To Work for Peace talks with MILF (tags)

Sweden has joined a bloc of nations backing peace talks aimed at settling a bloody Muslim rebellion in the southern Philippines, while Canada has expressed interest in following suit, officials said Thursday.

Clashes continue between AFP militias and MILF; 6 killed in Mindanao (tags)

Reports from the militart Camp Siongco reported that three progovernment militias and three Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels were killed in continuing military operations in remote villages of Midsayap, North Cotabato. Meanwhile, MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu denied the military’s account, citing it was the soldiers who harassed their forces stationed near Barangay Rangaban on January 25. “The military shelled our position and followed up by continuing ground operation until Saturday afternoon,” he said.

Canada, Sweden offer to help monitor RP-MILF ceasefire (tags)

US northern neighbor, Canada has offered to help monitor the implementation of the ceasefire agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Photos / Seoul - Stop FTA. 10,000 South Korean protesters stage an anti-FTA (tags)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 (Seoul): Thousands of farmers and factory workers took to the streets of Seoul on Wednesday to protest against a free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the US. Holding anti-FTA banners and chanting slogans, the protesters gathered as a fifth round of talks continued at the Big Sky Resort in the US state of Montana to discuss removing tariffs and other trade barriers.

GRP-MILF talks deadlocked on ancestral domain (tags)

BACKDOOR peace negotiations between the largest separatist rebels and the government continue to be deadlocked over the issue of ancestral domain. Sources close to Secretary Silvestre Afable Jr. said Wednesday that the December 1 meeting between leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and government negotiators in Malaysia failed to break the four-month impasse in the peace parley. “Technically, the deadlock stays because the two panels did not reach any settlement on the territorial domain,” the sources told The Manila Times.

GRP sGRP Seeks new deadline in talks with MILF (tags)

News sources in Mindanao reported today that the Philippine government failed twice to meet a self-imposed deadline to submit a new proposal to break a deadlock in peace talks with the Moro islamic Liberation Front (MILF) over territory, increasing anxiety over when the talks would resume.

Why Bush is Seeking Confrontation with North Korea (tags)

The Bush Administration and the North Korean nuclear test

Watchdog warns NATO on civilian deaths (tags)

An international human rights group criticized NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, saying their tactics increasingly endanger civilians and are turning the population against the Western alliance.

MILF: Raps vs Murad imperil peace talks (tags)

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) protested yesterday the inclusion of its chieftain, Al Haj Murad, in a criminal complaint filed in connection with the recent bomb attack in Makilala, North Cotabato, warning it could endanger the already stalled peace talks. Police filed a murder complaint the other day against Murad and several suspected MILF commanders with the Kidapawan City prosecutor’s office for allegedly plotting the Oct. 10 bombing that killed six people and wounded 29 in Makilala town, government prosecutor Al Calica said.

RP Govt moves to revive peace talks with MILF (tags)

--The Philippine government is determined to break a deadlock in talks with Muslim separatist rebels to prevent an outbreak of violence, an adviser to President Arroyo said Monday.

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT REJECTS MILF DEMANDS (tags)

The Philippine government (GRP) on Wednesday rejected demands by Muslim rebels for control over vast swaths of land as peace talks remained at a standstill. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita conceded that the talks with the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) “are at a stalemate right now on the issue of territory.”

MILF: WE ARE FOR NEW WAR (tags)

Media sources reported that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said yesterday that it was prepared to return to war should negotiations on territory, the thorniest of issues in ongoing peace talks with the government, lead to results not to its liking. Negotiations on territory, which documents on the peace talks describe as issues of ancestral domain, bogged down in Kuala Lumpur. More than 50,000 people died at the height of the Mindanao War just after Marcos declared martial law in 1972. In 2000, more than a million people were displaced when then President Joseph Estrada declared an “all-out war” policy aimed at dismantling MILF camps in Mindanao.

Taking the 7 Talks to the Proletariat and Building for October5 (tags)

The recent correspondence on taking out Bob Avakian’s 7 Talks, especially into proletarian communities, was very important (see Revolution #60 and #61 for articles on this). One thing that comes through: there is nothing else speaking to the how-to-live-and-die questions that are on people’s minds....

Global Trade Talks Break Down Over Farm Issues (tags)

Trade negoatiations aimed at reaching a new global trade agreement collapsed today, dealing a blow to the Bush administration’s international economic agenda and touching off a bitter new round of recriminations between the United States and Europe over farm trade barriers. After two days of discussions, the director general of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, formally suspended the talks. American trade officials said there appeared to be little prospect of resuming the talks any time soon, probably dooming the chances of a trade accord during President Bush’s remaining time in office.

Norway rules out resumption of talks (tags)

Norway rules out resumption of talks PEACE talks broker Norway said it saw no chance of a rapid resumption of the stalled peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF). “I don’t see the prospect of talks resuming in the near future,” Tore Hattrem, director general of the section of peace and reconciliation at the Norwegian foreign ministry, told AFP after four days of consultations with the NDF.

Gov’t sticks to war, rejects Reds’ peace bid (tags)

MALACAÑANG remains committed to pursuing its all-out war against communist rebels even if exiled leaders of the communist-led National Democratic Front have asked Norway to convince President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo to return to the negotiating table.In a statement, the NDF said it had sent its top leadership to Oslo on Monday for four days of consultations with the Norwegian foreign ministry. Norway had facilitated the peace talks between the Philippine government and the NDF before negotiations were scuttled in 2004.

NDFP Negotiating Panel Arrives In Oslo For Consultations With Norwegian Government (tags)

The NDFP Negotiating Panel has the concept of continuing to prepare drafts of agreements on social, economic and political reforms and testing them in working sessions and open forums with respected Filipino experts and GRP officials who belong to the regime and the opposition. Thus, a level of consensus shall be reached even before the resumption of the formal talks, and thus accelerating the progress of future negotiations.

NDF calls for peace talks resumption (tags)

The prospect for the resumption of the peace negotiations in the Philippines remains bright despite the all-out attack of the Arroyo regime against the NPA and the MILF. Pesante-USA.AJLPP reprints the news article on the armed conflict that besets the county. Amid the government’s all-out offensive against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front (NDF) pushed yesterday for the resumption of peace talks with the government.

Spain to Negotiate With Basque Separatists (tags)

Pesante-USA reprinted the story about Spain's peace talks with ETA. Meanwhile in the Philippines, the US-Arroyo regime sabotaged the peace negotiaitons and conducted large scale counter -insurgency operations against the NPA. While in Spain, In a politically risky move aimed at ending Europe's last armed conflict, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced Thursday that he would open peace talks with ETA, the outlawed Basque guerrilla organization. The talks follow ETA's declaration in March of a "permanent" cease-fire in the group's four-decade fight for independence. Together, the developments represent what many here believe to be the best chance in years for a lasting peace.

Some interesting sounds (tags)

Kyrsten Sinama talks on cooking, anti-war, sexual gender, government and drugs

Vets for 9-11 truth (tags)

A new 9-11 site: vets for 9-11 Truth has been set up. And Charlie Sheen talks 9-11 on Kimmel

French unions hold talks with government in move to end “First Job Contract” strikes (tags)

France’s major trade unions and student unions, a total of twelve organizations operating under the umbrella of the Intersyndicale, held a joint meeting in Paris Wednesday morning to coordinate negotiations with the Gaullist government over the “First Job Contract” (CPE). Five trade unions—CGT (General Confederation of Labour), CFDT (French Democratic Confederation of Labour), FO (Workers Power) and two management unions, the CFTC and the CFE-CGC—later held separate discussions with deputies from the ruling Union for a Popular Majority (UMP) party. Other unions will meet with the government in the coming days.

US Comptroller General predicts economic disaster for the U.S. (with video) (tags)

The Coming U.S. Dollar Collapse

US Surrenders in Iraq (tags)

Surrender as in Vietnam

Condoleezza Rice Makes Surprise Visit to Lebanon (tags)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to volatile Lebanon under heavy guard Friday to encourage a new democratic government outside Syrian control ,

BTL:New Palestinian Leader Confronts Familiar Obstacles in... (tags)

...Restarting Peace Talks ~ Interview with Ali Abunimah, writer and activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Chavez in Madrid-The working class must be the vanguard of the revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)

Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.

Kerry, "Yes", I committed the same kinds of atrocities ! (tags)

Kerry Committed War Crimes, 'Burned Villages' in Viet Nam

FTAA – No way! (tags)

In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

One LA Activist's Report Back From Miami (tags)

A report of the situation and my arrest in Miami.

Corporate media sells it's soul (tags)

Cloned beef, 20-50,000 dead Iraquis, 7000 wounded Americans, lots of bad news out there...and now cloned beef. The supermarket union workers should start asking questions and consumers need to refuse this crap.

Issue #10 of Canada's Grassroots National Newspaper (tags)

The Dominion is a free, not-for-profit biweekly newspaper available in print and online.

Issue #9 of Canada's Grassroots National Newspaper (tags)

The Dominion is a free, not-for-profit biweekly newspaper available in print and online.

Free Univ Of LA (tags)

a call to all non-authoritarians of la to join us in learning and teaching about our roots of inspiration and where we stand

Free University Of LA (tags)

This series of talks/lessons is intended for ALL NON-AUTHORITARIAN people of LA who would like to have a general overview of SOME of the most significant instances, movements, theories, and languages of liberation.

BTL:White House Sends Mixed Signals on Upcoming Regional Talks on... (tags)

...North Korea's Nuclear Program Interview with journalist Tim Shorrock, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Peace talks fail in Nepal; war likely to resume (tags)

A Maoist negotiator was arrested, causing the Maoists to close their Kathmandu contact office. The King is now hiring mercenaries to be trained by US advisors, while both sides stockpile weapons...

Koreas Trade Machine-Gun Fire at Border (tags)

South and North Korean soldiers briefly traded machine-gun fire in their border zone Thursday, raising tensions even as Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed optimism about diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff.

Fighting erupts in Nepal as US, India back King (tags)

US agrees to help fight 'terrorism' in Nepal, as India offers military support to the Royal Nepal Army. A shootout between Maoist and RNA forces leaves several casualities, more

Nepal News, Hollyweird, Journo killed by IDF (tags)

No peace for Nepal as King balks...students continue strike; Hollywood liberal? IDF kills AP cameraman

U.S. Troops kill 10 Iraqi demonstrators (tags)

U.S. "Liberation" troops fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul... killing at least 10 and injuring 100. Meanwhile, at the US-sponsored talks near Nasiriyah on the formation of a new government... 20,000 protested the U.S. invasion, chanting "No to America. No to Saddam."

EU/WTO want to privatize Everything! (tags)

Now that we're totally distracted by the "War", the corporate dictators (EU & WTO) want to dismantle and privatize the US Postal Service, our schools, our water supplies, public power and anything else they can get away with!

Rebel victory near in Nepal? (tags)

"We received a notice yesterday from the government side notifying us that they have withdrawn the terrorist tag and price on our heads," said rebel leader Prachanda, whose real name is Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

PMA brings armed thugs to Federal Mediation meeting, ILWU walks out (tags)

wondering whats up down at the docks?

West Coast Ports Stay Shut (tags)

Shippers: W. Coast Ports Stay Shut - Sun Sep 29,11:35 PM ET - By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer

Michael Moore Talks About His New Book (tags)

Mike talks about his book, "Stupid White Men."

nepal's rev deepens (tags)

update on nepals ongoing upsurge

(Colombia) From "War on Drugs" to "War on Terrorism". Same War on the People. (tags)

Juan Forero, New York Times writer on the Colombian Civil War, continues to fabricate Washington's propaganda directed against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). For how long will Washington go along with this phoney "War on Drugs?" A "War on Terrorism" (War on all Resistance) is a blessing in disguise for the far right.

The US continues to meddle in Colombia's internal affairs (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia -- FARC leader warned the United States on Monday of meddling in his country's internal affairs by sending ``hundreds of military advisers and mercenaries.''

Colombia rebels free 250 (tags)

In announcing the handover last week FARC spokesman Raul Reyes said it was designed to show the rebels' commitment to peace talks.

Colombia rebels free 250 (tags)

In announcing the handover last week FARC spokesman Raul Reyes said it was designed to show the rebels' commitment to peace talks

NYC - DAN talks to Mohawk warriors! (tags)

NYC-DAN has productive talks with Mohawk warriors regarding pre-FTAA border action.

Ed Asmer talks to Leonard Weinglass about the judge Mumia's appeal is before (tags)

Ed Asner talks to Leonard Weinglass about Mumia's appeal and the judge who is hearing it.

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