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[From the web] Widespread precariousness and deepened poverty for workers -CTUHR

Widespread precariousness and deepened poverty for workers (First part of a three-part series of Trade Union and Human Rights Situation 2014 ) Aquino’s much-hyped economic growth proved to be meaningless and abstract for the country’s poor majority. Jobs created in 2014 were predominantly precarious and low paying. The regionalized wage system dragged down real wages…

[From the web] Priest- turned environmentalist tours B.C. for Lenten campaign ByTed Alcuitas

Priest- turned environmentalist tours B.C. for Lenten campaign ByTed Alcuitas A Filipino priest who was once on the assassination list of the Philippine military is on a speaking tour of Vancouver as guest of Development & Peace (D&P). D&P (Caritas –Canada) is the development arm of the Canadian Catholic church. Fr.Edwin ‘Edu’ Gariguez was allegedly…

Gus Miclat of IID on Human Security

[From the web] Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat

Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat, www.iidnet.org February 5, 2015 Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan, mushi-mushi, good morning everyone. Before I begin, may I invite you to stand for a minute of silence and pay tribute to the valiant lives lost on all sides including those…

MailOnline

[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…

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[From the web] France: An Attack on Free Expression, Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights -HRW

France: An Attack on Free Expression Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights (PARIS, JANUARY 8, 2015) — French authorities should bring to justice those responsible for the horrific attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should guard against backlash against French Muslims…

RMP

[From the web] Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! -RMP

Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! For the past months we have witnessed the escalation of violence done against the indigenous peoples who are against the aggressive encroachment of mining and agri-businesses in their ancestral lands. We yet again raise the red banners of grief…