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[Blog] Turkey’s attack on Secularism By Jose Mario De Vega

Turkey’s attack on Secularism I refer to “Turkey imposes ban on piercings, tattoos in all schools” by RT Question More, September 28, 2014. According to the said report: “Turkey’s government has banned all school pupils nationwide from having tattoos or body piercings in a new dress code deemed oppressive and unenforceable, according to the law’s…

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[Event] Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

What: Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Event, Time and Venue: Kwentong P53: Kwentang Kapos? Poverty Video Launch and Forum: 1:00-3:00 PM, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City (take the entrance opposite the City Hall) Anti-Poverty Jam: 5:00-10:00 PM, Perlie’s Garden and Restaurant, Elliptical Road, Quezon City (between NKTI…

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[Statement] Labanan ang Gutom at kahirapan! Ipaglaban at Isulong ang Produksyon ng Pagkain ng Bayan! (Pahayag sa World Food Day) October 16, 2014 -Kilusan

Labanan ang Gutom at kahirapan! Ipaglaban at Isulong ang Produksyon ng Pagkain ng Bayan! (Pahayag sa World Food Day) October 16, 2014 Hungkag ang World Food Day sa Oktubre 16. Dumaranas ng matinding gutom ang mahigit 800 milyong tao o 12% ng populasyon ng mundo anumang araw. Nasa kanayunan, kung saan ang produksyon ng pagkain,…

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[Event] No Coal Mining Expansion in Caluya – Global Day Of Action Against Coal

No Coal Mining Expansion in Caluya – Global Day Of Action Against Coal Dear All, For more than 30 years since the coal mining operation in Semirara Island started, the people already suffered from environmental destruction, loss of livelihood, exposure to chemicals hazardous to their health. Last year, a wall in the Panian mine site collapsed which burried and killed five people working in the mine site.…

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[Press Release] Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina

Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina “We are happy that some mining companies are willing to participate in an Environmental Performance Tracking Program, but we are skeptical of the future outputs and the scorecards,” said Jaybee Garganera, national coordinator of Alyansa Tigil Mina. Mining firms Philex, Atlas, Benguet and Nickel Asia partnered with…