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Lessons from Manila floods on climate change, responses

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As the Philippine government dithered and made excuses for its grossly inadequate response to the catastrophic floods — which inundated 80% of the country's capital, Manila — Sonny Melencio was leading a grassroots relief effort that brought the first food supplies in days to some of the poorest and most badly affected communities.

Flood victims in the Philippines need urgent help!

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Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon experienced heavy flooding yesterday after several days of non-stop rains.According to the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in this morning's news, 11 were reported dead and 4 others were hurt.

PHILIPPINES: Appeal for Flood Victims

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In scenes reminiscent of the large scale destruction wrought by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in late 2009 in which 400 died, torrential rains brought widespread flooding in the capital Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Almost a million people are affected and some 250,000 forced to evacuate, majority of whom are workers and poor, with 15 deaths already reported.

STOP Imperialist War against Syria

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We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), condermn in the strongest terms the duplicitous scheme of the US and NATO in instigating, funding and arming the so-called Syrian National Council and Free Syrian Army to seek the violent overthrow of the Assad government in Syria and at the same time pushing a “peace plan” and then a “transitional government” under the auspices of the U

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria

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The U.S.

Fight for Right to Sleep Goes Cross-Country

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Fight for Right to Sleep Goes Cross-Country

 

Victoria's defiant tent-pitcher David Arthur Johnston tours his message from coast to coast.

 

http://m.thetyee.ca/News/2012/07/26/Tent-City-Speaking-Tour/#.UBHlvmtXuc...

 

By Jonathan Parsons, 26 Jul 2012, TheIndependent.ca

 

Reprinted by TheTyee.ca

 

Taxing the Rich and Its “Left” Critics

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In a recent article published on the website of Socialist Viewpoint, Chris Kinder criticized those on the left who call for raising taxes on the rich. Identifying himself as a Trotskyist, Mr. Kinder displayed particular displeasure with Trotskyists who embrace this demand.

Philippines: Sorry state of labor presented in pre-SONA forum

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Workers groups today presented the “sorry state of labor” in a forum that served as a buildup activity to the coming counter-SONA protest on Monday. “In his forthcoming SONA (State of the Nation Address), President Benigno Aquino III (P-Noy) will boast of his administration’s so-called inclusive growth.

How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways

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Manila, Philippines: Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus are now sisters, having Scandal as their new surnames.

Uphold and protect the rights of Filipino children

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Let us celebrate the NDFP's Declaration on Children.