[Blog] President Obama’s call for “meaningful action”: the Connecticut shooting incident and the question of gun control in the US by Jose Mario De Vega

President Obama’s call for “meaningful action”: the Connecticut shooting incident and the question of gun control in the US by Jose Mario De Vega I am writing in reference to the latest horrendous shooting incident in America. It seems to me that this cycle of violence is not only becoming rampant but a regular occurrence…

[Press Release] Pinoy-version Frankenstorms hit US, European countries Demand drastic GHG emissions cuts: cut it deep, cut it NOW! -PMCJ

Pinoy-version Frankenstorms hit US, European countries Demand drastic GHG emissions cuts: cut it deep, cut it NOW! Manila, Philippines – Climate justice advocates and frankenstorms Sandy, Habagat, Sendong and Ondoy, stormed the United States Embassy to demand deep green house gas emissions cut, today. The 1000-strong group led by Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)…

[From the web] Same-sex marriage in the Philippines? -RAPPLER.com

Same-sex marriage in the Philippines?. BY JONAS BAGAS, RAPPLER.com May 11, 2011 Don’t expect Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage to have an impact here. It was a historical and an inspiring gesture, one that would galvanize a changing cultural perspective on same-sex relationships inside and outside America. Here, it would spark debates on our readiness…

[In the news] No more empty promises – opinion.inquirer.net

No more empty promises By: Jessica Evans Philippine Daily Inquirer Presidents Benigno Aquino III and Barack Obama each entered office with promises to end abuses by their respective country’s security forces. While the abuses, abusers and responses differ, the Aquino and Obama administrations share a common failure. Although the United States has a much better…

[In the news] Congress urged to suspend P8-B payment for ‘illegitimate’ debts – www.gmanews.tv

Congress urged to suspend P8-B payment for ‘illegitimate’ debts ANDREO CALONZO, GMA News A budget watchdog on Monday called on Congress to suspend payment for P8-billion worth of debts, which it described as “illegitimate.” The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) identified nine national government debts which were allegedly “fraudulent, wasteful and useless.” The FDC said…

[Blogger] The Burden of Proof – Dekonztruktschon

by Rod Rivera Dekonztruktschon The news, that US forces’ raid in Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan succeeded to bring him down, was initially received with political euphoria, across the globe. The claim that Bin Laden is dead, and the accounts of how the  long hunted Al-Qaeda was killed with some other people inside his…