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The U.S.-funded Aquino regime in the Philippines has arrested Wilma Tiamzon and Benito Tiamzon and five other consultants to the National Democratic Front peace negotiating team. The arrests violate the Joint Agreement on Safety and Impunity Guarantees that protects peace consultants from arrests....
According to UN investigations in 2010 there are more than 27,000 prisoners held by the U.S. in more than 100 secret prisons around the world and on 17 ships as floating prisons. These are almost entirely Muslim prisoners....
While staying aware of its destructive capacity, we can expand our view if we also examine its weaknesses. The Pentagon’s Achilles’ heel lies within the contradictions of the capitalist system that created this monstrosity....
International Women’s Day, commemorated on March 8, was founded in 1910 by European socialist women, to demonstrate solidarity with women worldwide. The special day honors struggles against inequality, oppression and war....
These are hard times. There doesn’t appear to be any respite coming soon. The political atmosphere has shifted in response to the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. This crisis, because of how the changes in technology, communication and production have made the world smaller, is global in its impact....
In international financial centers, big cities and small towns, protests swept through Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Canada and the U.S. Demonstrators in the hundreds of thousands protested corporate avarice, growing poverty, joblessness and austerity cutbacks....
The International Women’s Assembly successfully held its First General Assembly on July 5 and 6 in Quezon City, Philippines, under the theme “Advance the Global Anti-imperialist Women’s Movement! Strengthen the International Women’s Alliance!”...
June 26, 2009, is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a particularly significant day for those of us concerned about the continued use of this criminal act worldwide. Most recently, a US citizen of Filipino descent has fallen victim to this cruel and degrading act in the Philippines....
An unprecedented humanitarian crisis has brought about tremendous suffering, illness, and death to more than 500,000 war refugees in Mindanao, Philippines....
Migrants from all over the world will gather in Manila on October 28-30, 2008 and will speak for themselves when the inter-government-led Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) holds its second session to discuss about issues surrounding migration and development. This concerted voice is the Migrants' Challenge to the GFMD....
The International Action Center sends greetings of solidarity, condolence and great respect to the comrades, friends and family of the great Philippine working class leader Crispin Beltran - Ka Bel. His heroic contributions to the struggle of the Philippine people stand as a shining example to all peoples fighting for change and a new world....
A category of semi-secret U.S. bases is vastly extending the Pentagon's military presence around the globe. Innocuously called CSLs, for Cooperative Security Locations, these bases are a new, covert form of intervention....
A report of interviews, meetings, and other first-hand accounts of the situation in the Philippines: issued March 2007...
On Sept. 30, the television program "Desperate Housewives" had one of its main characters make a scripted racist slur against Filipino medical professionals. The character insulted the medical education system of the Philippines....
We know that US imperialism will always use wars of aggression as a potent weapon in order to control the much needed resources in the world for the benefit of the big monopoly corporations. US imperialism will always display its military strength and capability to bully nations asserting their sovereignty. It is actually strengthening military relations with Japan and Australia to ensure that its interest in South-East Asia and the Pacific is well guarded. ...
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