Philippine Army denies existence of ‘hit list’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Army on Saturday denied that the military has a “hit list” of 70 activists in Mindanao and leaders of progressive groups. “There is no such thing as hit list in the AFP. Everybody knows that only the New People’s Army is making a hit list,” said...

Activists disrupt Aquino talk at Columbia University

NEW YORK  (Mabuhay) – At least three activists on Tuesday disrupted an event at Columbia University in New York for President Benigno Aquino III. The activists, who were among the audience at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum, said the President needs to explain the...

SC unanimously junks Tubbataha plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of a US Navy minesweeper in the Tubbataha Reef in January 2013. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te said the...

Court orders transfer of Palparan to Bulacan jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– A court has ordered the transfer of retired major general Jovito Palparan Jr. to the Bulacan Provincial Jail. Palparan was detained at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters in Manila after being arrested in Sta. Mesa area on Tuesday. He is...

U.S. activists mark July 4 with NSA surveillance rallies

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 (AFP) – Thousands of activists across the United States took to the streets and the Internet to mark July 4 with protests against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs on Thursday. The protests, organized by the “Restore the Fourth”...

Call for Papers — Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

UCLA Indonesian Studies Conference  April 13-14, 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, California Conveners: Jeffrey Hadler and Nancy Peluso (University of California, Berkeley) This conference will give scholars and activists an opportunity to reassess the emergence or resurgence of new...