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The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement

The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation

Akbayan Party extends its warmest congratulations to the Bangsamoro people, particularly to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as it signs today a historic, landmark peace agreement with the Philippine government.

Indefinite global stagnation

On the Global Conjuncture, February 2014

The key feature of the global landscape is the continuing stagnation of the centers of the global economy, the United States and the European Union.  The promise of sustained recovery from the financial implosion has eluded the United States for over three years now while most of Europe remains mired in very deep recession, with the notable exception of Germany.

A Creeping National Crisis Just Below their Active Consciousness

Assasination Targets Anew - Helpless Private Citizens Who Witnessed Organized Crime Operations of Police Officials


Akbayan welcomes Philippines-MILF deal with hopes for inclusive peace

Philippines: Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) today said it welcomes with high hopes the signing of the last annex to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

The normalization agreement was signed last January 25, 2014 completing 17 years of peace negotiations and intermittent armed encounters that left thousand of lives lost and communities shattered.

“The signing marks a significant chapter in our country’s history which we hope will finally address historic injustices in the region and fulfill the aspirations of freedom by the Bangsamoro. While the challenges are great, these can be overcome.  Peace is a shared task for all of us, Filipinos and the Bangsamoro,” Akbayan Chairperson Risa Hontiveros said.

Help with Medical Bills

Medical bills are the number one cause of personal bankruptcy.  While Washington remodels its own bureaucracy millions of people still struggle with large medical bills.  Medical bills can be in the $10,000 range and higher.  This is an enormous burden on the individual.  In a country where the minimum wage is $7.25 it is ridiculous to think that a person can pay off such a large debt. 

Philippines: Communist guerrillas execute faction leader

Group justifies murder saying that the target committed ‘crimes and atrocities against the people’

Manila: Communist guerrillas in Panay recently executed a leader of its breakaway faction in the Central Philippines Island justifying their actions saying that the target committed “crimes and atrocities against the people”.

Demetrio Capilastique Jr, who goes by the nom de guerre “Hugo”, was killed at the village of Linayuan, in Badiangan, Iloilo province on December 30, 2013, after he allegedly resisted “arrest” by a unit of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA), a statement issued by the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Panay claimed.

“The People’s Court had ordered the arrest of Demetrio Capilastique Jr in order to face the charges against him. Aggrieved parties are interested to directly investigate Capilastique about his crimes and the whereabouts of those they had abducted...” the NDF Panay statement said.

Soft Science, Hard Time: The Expanding Sexual Regulatory State As Facilitated By Science-LIght

"When the Nazis came for the communists, I did not speak out; As I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I did not speak out; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; As I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; As I was not a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out."
- Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984


On 100th birth anniversary of Presiden Kim Il Sung

Message to Comrade Kim Jong Un, DPRK & Korean People on 100th birth anniversary of Presiden Kim Il Sung

To Comrade Kim Jong Un
General Secretary, Korean Workers' Party
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Esteemed Comrade Kim Jong Un,

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS),  convey our warmest greetings of solidarity to you, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and  the  Korean people  as we join the celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of the great revolutionary leader President  Kim Il Sung on  April 15, 2012.   This is a highly significant day in Korea's resplendent 5000-year history and is a strong inspiration to the peoples of the world.

What people are not being told about GFC 2009 - West in 'permanent' decline

  The global financial crisis of 2009, which affected the West far more than other regions, was, in my view, a consequence of a UN decision on 10 December 2008. I consider it was a deliberate decision of the UN that the West would go into 'permanent' decline.

What people have not been told about GFC 2009 - West in 'permanent' decline.

Anthony Ravlich
Human Rights Council (New Zealand)
10D/15 City Rd.
Auckland City.
Ph: (0064) (09) 940.9658

What people have not been told about the GFC 2009. Email to a German Face Book friend. Added a Post Script to provide some technical details.

"Since the onset of IMF globalization policies in the late 1970's under classes were created and exploitation permitted - those countries best able to exploit a vast work force gained the competitive advantage e.g. China and India.

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