AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT – USA Killings, Torture and Human Rights Violations

from: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT 2007 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Head of state and government: George W Bush Death penalty: retentionist International Criminal Court: signed but declared intention not to ratify Thousands of detainees continued to be held in US custody without charge or trial in Iraq, Afghanistan and the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay, … Continue reading AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT – USA Killings, Torture and Human Rights Violations

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TONYPET ALBANO’S RACIAL SLUR, ADEL TAMANO and THE ROLE OF MEDIA

FROM The Setting Sun In yesterday’s Kapihan sa Senado, the spokesmen of the rival coalitions – Genuine Opposition (GO) and Team Unity (TU) – were at each other’s throats again. TU spokesman Tonypet Albano boasted that Maguindanao turned out a 12-0 vote for TU. GO spokesman Adel Tamano said that for a Christian and a … Continue reading TONYPET ALBANO’S RACIAL SLUR, ADEL TAMANO and THE ROLE OF MEDIA

Philippine Elections 2007 – disenfranchisement, killings, postponed elections, etc

From REFLECTIONS ON THE BANGSA MORO The voting for Elections 2007 is now over, except for some parts of the country where elections were suspended, as usual. For this election, some 200 election-related violent incidents were recorded, including about 114 people killed. Just today, there were more than a dozen people killed all over the … Continue reading Philippine Elections 2007 – disenfranchisement, killings, postponed elections, etc

FILIPINO CRAB MENTALITY : THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF MEDIOCRACY

FROM THE BLOG: Reflections on the Bangsa Moro excerpts: ORIGINS   When the Spaniards conquered Luzon and Visayas in the late 16th century, the natives, or Indios or Naturales as they were called by the Spaniards, lost all their rights to life, liberty and property. For 350 years, the indios were considered perpetual legal minors. … Continue reading FILIPINO CRAB MENTALITY : THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF MEDIOCRACY