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News :: Human Rights
Killing season in the Philippines
16 Jun 2006
The escalating repression taking place now in the Philippines is no coincidence. Twenty years since the end of the dictatorship and three "people's power" uprisings later, Philippine society is hugely polarized. If the recent killing spree signifies anything, it's that the growing coercion and the abandonment of democratic rights portend the fraying of the post-1986 political order, when the dictator Marcos was unceremoniously thrown from power and democracy restored. What will replace those democratic hopes, more than at any time in recent years, is a point of bitter political contention.
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News :: Media
Judge rules that US has broad powers to detain noncitizens indefinitely
15 Jun 2006
Judge rules that US has broad powers to detain noncitizens indefinitely
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General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
15 Jun 2006
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News :: Human Rights
"Our Military is Being Treated as Human Fodder" - Mother of Soldier
15 Jun 2006
Police in Eugene, Oregon have arrested 21-year-old Army Specialist Suzanne Swift for refusing to return to fight in Iraq. Swift served in Iraq for a year but decided she could not return and went AWOL. Not only did she feel the war lacked purpose, Swift said her superiors repeatedly sexually harassed her while serving in Iraq. We speak with her mother, Sara Rich.
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News :: International : Media
15 Jun 2006
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Commentary :: International : Media : Politics
Unexpected Guest Drops in on Iraqi Prime Minister
15 Jun 2006
Modified: 02:01:33 PM
Guess who’s coming to dinner? The President of the United States. But for the U.S. media, this peculiar party crashing by President Bush was a Big Moment, not an embarrassment.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Wendy Campbell: Deconstructing Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11"
15 Jun 2006
The issues still smolder...
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Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Politics
Action Alert - US intervention in Nicaraguan elections
15 Jun 2006
For twenty-five years United States policy toward Nicaragua has been directed by two goals: working against Sandinista efforts to hold or retain power, and forcing free market ideology on the country in the form of trade agreements and harsh loan conditions from USAID, the World Bank, IMF and other institutions. This is not the policy of the people of the United States, and we need to make that clear.
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Commentary :: Politics
15 Jun 2006
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Chicken Hawk Repugnicans talk tough, U.S. image meltsdown
15 Jun 2006
The chicken hawk Repugnicans do not give a damn about the lives of U.S. soldiers
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