AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today said that the Philippine President Arroyo's numerous crimes against the Constitution and the country's sovereignty, the latest of which is the patently illegal transfer of Smith's custody to the US Embassy, will tried through the ballots in the 2007 elections. "Smith's illegal transfer and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's (GMA) servility to the US have made the administration slate more distasteful and vile," AKBAYAN Rep. Risa Hontiveros said. "Why vote for candidates who are willing to represent and work for an administration whose track record consists of fraud, abuse of power, and subservience to US' interests?"
Saddened by the disappearance of other bathroom resources (including Boston's relief map and San Francisco's PISSR), several SF Bay Area genderqueers have created a searchable, nationwide gender neutral bathroom directory.
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela during the swearing in ceremony of his new cabinet gave a fiery speech in which he announced a series of radical measures. If carried out they would be a serious blow against the power of the oligarchy and imperialism in Venezuela. The proposals he made reflect the sharp turn to the left in the country as a whole. They reflect the real mood of the masses and their desire for radical change and an end to capitalism in the country.