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[From the web] Aquino’s SONA: Delusions, lies, crocodile tears–all signs of a beleaguered President -www.karapatan.org

Aquino’s SONA: Delusions, lies, crocodile tears–all signs of a beleaguered President “The web of lies woven by BS Aquino during his SONA on the alleviation of poverty in the country, job creation, and immediate response to disasters reflects his disconnect with the real world. By all indications, the lives of the majority of Filipinos have…

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[From the web] Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years -ctuhr.org

Faces of labor repression in Aquino’s four years In stark contrast to government claims that there are no problems with workers’ rights, trade union repression and rights violations against workers and unionists, alongside deepening poverty of working population, characterize the labor scene under BS Aquino’s four years in office. Blatant union suppression prevails under the…

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[From the web] Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders -Forum-Asia

Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders (Bangkok, 13 June 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, calls on the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN governments to take firm…

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[From the web] ASEAN MPs call for immediate halt to arbitrary detentions and human rights violations by Thailand’s ruling military junta -ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

ASEAN MPs call for immediate halt to arbitrary detentions and human rights violations by Thailand’s ruling military junta Parliamentarians from across ASEAN today slammed Thailand’s military rulers, accusing them of widespread human rights abuses and calling for the immediate release of all persons detained for political reasons and for the ruling junta to respect basic…