A group of 296 soldiers - 70 junior officers and 226 enlisted men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)- staged on July 27 the siege of the Oakwood Premier luxury hotel at the Ayala Center, in Makati financial district of Metro Manila. Based on their own statements as the people heard it on tv and radios, they were asking the entire administration to resign.
Supporters are being prevented from maintaining contact with the sitters and there is growing concern that a lack of witnesses will allow police to act without restraint and possibly endanger the lives of those in the trees.
I perk up when I see weird, woozy efforts like this. I'll be dropping by every so often to see if they can still reach the keyboard. That white-on-black text has got me hallucinating already.
Bruce Sterling, science-fiction author and futurist
President Fidel Castro to Bush:
'YOUR TROOPS WOULD FACE THOUSANDS OF ARMIES HERE!'
[On May 1, Fidel Castro ended his address with the following words, which are all the more telling now that the Iraqi resistance has shown what kind of obstacle U.S. imperialism faces in its attempt to use military power to conquer the world's resources.]