GENEVA, – Despite its reputation as one the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, Saudi Arabia is now hosting in Jeddah a UN human rights conference on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, attended by the president of the UN Human Rights Council and other top international representatives.
The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.
The news carried a story of a young Urbana Illinois woman who has been arrested for a revenge act against the father of her child. She put his puppy in a 300 degree oven and baked him alive. This barbarism does not happen in a vacuum. Who is teaching such heinous behavior to youth?
TPP and TTIP create a parallel private arbitration system where only foreign investors can sue states. This crisis for democracy and the constitutional state can be averted by scrapping Fast Track, TPP and TTIP.
Various groups unite and conducted a peace march from Sandiganbayan to the House of Representatives in support of the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.