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Jailed activist freed due to amparo

Ruel Muñasque, 33, has become the first Filipino to be freed from detention by virtue of a writ of amparo. The Supreme Court recently introduced the writ of amparo as a new remedy for victims of extra-judicial killings and abductions and other abuses by people in authority. For a background on the writ of amparo, […]

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A question of truth indeed

The NUJP, of which I may apply soon as a member, is on target. I agree 100% with this statement regarding the NPC’s censorship of a press freedom mural. I am reposting here in full the well-written NUJP statement which I obtained from the email loop: A QUESTION OF TRUTH The National Union of Journalists […]

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US screenwriters go on strike!

The talks with producers over shares in DVD sale proceeds have failed, and the Writers Guild of America have been compelled to launch a nationwide screenwriters strike as announced by this statement issued at 12:30 am Nov. 5: As of 12:01 AM November 5th, the WGA strike is on in the Eastern time zone. WGAE […]

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You don’t have email privacy rights — US gov’t

Activists should be more wary of their email communications (extra precautions please!) especially now that the US government is arguing before a court that no one has a right to privacy of email communications. The Register of UK reports that: … the government is seeking to eliminate any Constitutional privacy interest in email. Under this […]

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UK’s first Muslim minister detained at US airport

Inquirer reports that US airport authorities detained one of the US government’s invited guests — the first Muslim member of the British cabinet — and searched his luggage searched for explosives: International Development Minister Shahid Malik was detained for about 40 minutes at Washington Dulles airport Sunday by the Department of Homeland Security after meeting […]

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Gabriela solons back in the internet!

Gabriela Women’s Party Representatives Liza Maza and Luz Ilagan now have started began posting their press releases and statements in a WordPress blog. Latest from the GWP solons: Impartial probe on Glorietta blast sought; public vigilance urged amid possible crackdown President Arroyo must resign now

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Ka Bel, driver injured in road mishap

Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran is now confined at the Philippine General Hospital after figuring in what appears to be a freak road accident in Intramuros, Manila. Jimmy Miranda, Beltran’s driver, was also hurt. The solon was on his way to the centennial celebration of the Philippine Assembly at the old Ayuntamiento Building, also in Intramuros. […]

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