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[People] Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga

Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga Human rights defenders from around the world gathered in Manila last week to consolidate “protection platforms” for human rights workers. The meeting highlighted various protection initiatives on the ground and the challenges for their implementation. The event tracked various organizational protection systems and mechanisms as…

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[People] The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis by Walden Bello

Afterthoughts The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis Walden Bello Inquirer.net November 22, 2014 When Malacañang asked Congress for emergency powers to address a power crisis that it expected in the summer months of 2015, the impression given was that the country was facing a massive demand that would outrun available supply. In its request, the…

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[People] Who permits the sex industry? by Fr. Shay Cullen

Who permits the sex industry? Fr. Shay Cullen The brutal murder of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, 26, a transgender person in a hotel near the Subic Bay Freeport Zone last October 11, 2014 allegedly by US serviceman Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton of the US Marine Corps, who has been charged by Philippine police, highlights…

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[People] Promote Peace and Justice in Palestine, Scrap US$20M military deal with Israeli company Elbit System. By Walden Bello

Promote Peace and Justice in Palestine, Scrap US$20M military deal with Israeli company Elbit System Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello Akbayan today protests an arms deal between the Philippine government Israeli military company Elbit Systems. In particular, on June 22, 2014, the government signed a US$20M deal with the Israeli military company Elbit Systems for 28…

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[People] Lighting a candle in the darkness. By Fr. Shay Cullen

Lighting a candle in the darkness By Fr. Shay Cullen The good news is that hundreds, if not thousands of children will be protected from abuse and molestation by some of the 660 British subjects arrested for accessing unlawful images of children on the internet by a coordinated police action throughout the United Kingdom a…

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[People] THE RESCUE. By Fr. Shay Cullen

THE RESCUE Fr. Shay Cullen 8 July 2014 The dilapidated house and few small cottages falling apart made up what was called S.C.O.T.S. Foundation for abandoned children. It was set up by Lilian May Thomson, 65, from Dunfermline, Scotland. According to her US passport she is named as Lilian May Zimmer. Her house is in…

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[People] The most important of all. By Fr. Shay Cullen

The most important of all By Fr. Shay Cullen There is one day of the year set aside to remind us of the horrible painful truth that there are millions of children around the world working in the fields, factories, brick kilns, construction sites and sex clubs. The clothes we wear, if made in a…