fix articles 7823, compensation
They Knew What They Did: Texaco in Ecuador (tags)
The world has created a system where businesses only have rights but no obligations. There is no internation al tribunal that can make businesses liable for human rights violations abroad. What is perverse is that Terxaco knew it polluted the land.
La loi de compensation (tags)
Tu as ceci mais tu n'as pas cela...
EBALDC’s partnership with Urban Core has resulted in protests (tags)
Considering that EBALDC had a fund balance of $22,884,524 during 2014, it appears that EBALDC, a so-called nonprofit housing developer, may be sucking it’s buildings dry financially with it’s general and administration fees, property management fees, repairs and maintenance fees, developer fees, and other charges it uses to collect huge sums of money from its many buildings and properties.
Palestinian Family Victimized by Immolation Ineligible for Compensation (tags)
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections
Corporations versus States: Arbitration Boards against Democracy (tags)
In 2012 Ecuador paid the largest compensation sum in history $1.76 billion to Occidental for cancelling its oil production contract. Germany is threatened with a compensation of 3.5 billion for turning off two nuclear reactors.
PHILIPPINES - Akbayan Celebrates Compensation Act to victims of Martial Law (tags)
Akbayan Party-list lauded the conclusion of the bicameral conference committee (bicam) on the Compensation Bill for victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, calling it a “victory of the Filipino people and of Philippine democracy” after a decades-long struggle of advocates and victims of Martial Law abuses for justice.
Filipino WW II Vets to Sen. Inouye: “We are American veterans, not political beggars.” (tags)
At a national phone conference, 50 Filipino WW II veterans and widows respond publicly to Inouye’s letter and denial of support for full equity of benefits of Filipinos as their American counterparts. “American veterans must be honored completely for their valor and heroism, and must not be pacified by partial benefits and partial recognitions, which in the words of Senator Daniel Inouye are “better than nothing,” says Felino Punsalan, a stenographer and interpreter to an American Commander during the war, and was denied of the lump sum compensation and monthly pensions.
Supermarket Strike is Looming (tags)
The UFCW announced that they cancelled their contract, and are giving 72 hours notice that they may strike.
California State University System Raises Tuition (tags)
While Elliot Hirshman, the new president of San Diego State University, receives a $400,000 compensation package, the California State University?s (CSU) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday 13 to 2 in favor of increasing tuition by an additional 12 percent for the 23-campus system. Students will be paying about $6,422, double the amount required in 2007.
Did You or Your Family Take Palestinian Property during the Jewish Zionist Era Since 1948? (tags)
You are encouraged to first seek compensation and restitution for the Palestinians who have been, and still are, experiencing a far worse holocaust today at the hands of the grandchildren of the Jewish holocaust victims.
Filipino WW II Vets/Widows Ask for Apology from Obama and US Congress (tags)
A day after the Memorial Day marked by flags and parades, Filipino WW II vets and widows vow to demand a formal public apology from President Barack Obama and the US Congress for 65 years of abandonment, racial discrimination and injustice. ?We deserve full recognition and full compensation. But the wounds of long years of humiliation as second-class American veterans will never completely heal until the US government asks for apology,? says Felino Punsalan, who celebrates 93rd birthday today, without any lump-sum, much less monthly pension, nor any signs that he would be recognized soon as an American veteran. Vets and their families ask California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to introduce a separate bill demanding for apology. Ma previously sponsored bills supporting HR 210, ?The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,? and the inclusion of the Filipino WW vets in the social studies curriculum of schools in California.
New Israeli Discriminatory Laws (tags)
BP Stonewalling Compensation to Gulf Residents (tags)
P3.1B ( $ 67 M) more for Filipino war vets (tags)
The EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles learned through media sources in Manila that the United States has allocated $67 million (about P3.1 billion) for all eligible Filipino veterans of World War II whose claims for compensation were turned down and successfully appealed, it was learned Monday. House Resolution 4899, or the Supplemental Appropriations Act, included a provision for the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Program. On July 29, 2010, US President Barack Obama signed HR 4899 into law. Most veterans' claims have been decided and continue to be paid with the $198 million in original funding.
FVECF "Hush Money" not Just Compensation or Justice (tags)
This is a clear case of the GRP acting as spokespersons for the DVA. A case of brazen puppetry of those who should represent Filipino interest but acting as otherwise. They who are paid by the Filipino nation acts as media persons for American interests and even taint the dignity of our people must so our veterans. How could we believe their propaganda that they given so much when the truth is that they have denied 17,000 veterans claims for the flimsy reasons and they given out 13,000 claims? These are crap!
California Charter School under investigation (tags)
The founder of a public charter school in the East Bay is under attack in the wake of a state audit that uncovered questionable financial practices, including lavish payments to her.
CLAIMS DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED (tags)
What Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) was saying all along was validated by ACFV leaders in Washington and the RP embassy itself. As of July only more than 2,000 veterans have received their claims out of the 35,000 who applied since February 2009 While the passage in February of the “equity compensation” legislation brought so much hope and rejoicing for thousands of Filipino World War II veterans who, for decades, had lobbied for recognition for their war-time services to the United States,six months later, most of these veterans, now in the late 80s are still waiting for the one-time, lump-sum compensation which went with the recognition of their military services.
Health complaints linked to former NASA site in Downey - Injured Workers Fight For Healthc (tags)
Dozens of film workers at the Downey studio which was built on a highly toxic radioactive dump have been seriously injured and the developer Stuart Lichter is fighting to prevent being held responsible for their injuries
LUMP SUM IS NOT EQUITY (tags)
Just what kind of recognition and victory did the veterans get? The word “recognition” in the text of the Section 1002 of the stimulus bill signed into law by President Barack Obama pertains exclusively for the purpose of issuing the lump sum. As soon as lump sum is issued, the recognition shall immediately disappear. Notice how the text was very clear in saying that the lump sum was a “compensation for human suffering.”— not a recognition of wartime heroism and valor. If the intention of this provision is to tax-exempt, then just say the lump sum is non-taxable, but without a condescending term as “human suffering.”
Senator Joker Arroyo hits NSC over HR bill (tags)
Re-electionist Sen. Joker Arroyo has slammed the National Security Council and the military for their last-minute attempt to block the human rights compensation bill just as it was about to be ratified by the House of Representatives. In a privilege speech Monday, Arroyo said the situation “demeans and mocks the legislative process” because it shows that the “military can throw a monkey wrench even at the tail-end of congressional work.”
How Israel failed its Arab citizens before, during and after war (tags)
After the war, the Education Ministry hired extra psychologists to work with Jewish children and issued counsellors with special kits on how to identify and deal with post-traumatic disorders. The same services were not offered in Arab communities. The Ministry said it could not hire Arab psychologists because there were not enough qualified candidates among the Arab population.
ISRAEL SUPREME COURT RULES WEST BANK AND GAZA ARE NOT PART OF ISRAEL (tags)
The 11-judge panel, headed by Chief Justice Aharon Barak, also determined that "Judea and Samaria [West Bank] and the Gaza area are lands seized during warfare, and are not part of Israel."
Amnesty Int. Condemns Torture in Spain (tags)
Amnesty International has released a report condemning the torture of Basque detainees and immigrants in Spain.
Schwarzenegger and Democrats Gut Workers’ Compensation in California (tags)
Both parties have handed a gigantic victory to their corporate backers, especially the insurance industry, on the backs of injured workers.
Recall Mandate: Gov Davis' Anti-Labor Attack on Workers' Compensation (tags)
Death penalty Democrat Gov Gray Davis made sure we should support his recall by signing a reactionary Workers' Compensation bill on 9/12/03, slashing Workers' Comp. benefits.
More rightwing hypocrisy (tags)
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy." ~ Henry Kissinger ~ January-February 2003 edition of Eagle Newsletter. Don't believe the "We support our troops" crowd. Lying chickenhawks warmongers.
responses to Bush's speech (tags)
we will use the full weight of the law to expose and root out corruption
Startled marines find Afghan men all made up to see them (tags)
"We were pretty shocked," Marine Fletcher said. "We discovered from the Afghan soldiers we had with us that a lot of men in this country have the same philosophy as ancient Greeks: ‘a woman for babies, a man for pleasure’."