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Philippines - Ranking Red exec named party-list third nominee

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The Anakpawis party-list announced on Monday that it was adding the name of Randall Echanis, a political consultant of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF), as its third nominee, a move which observers say could hasten the integration of the extreme left into the political mainstream.

The Roadmap for Peace in Mindanao, Philippines

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The Party of the Laboring Masses (PLM), a national political party of the marginalized sectors, welcomes the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement as a roadmap for peace in Mindanao.  The agreement is also the first step to end the centuries-old oppression of the Moro people in Mindanao.

Conservationists halt controversial logging operations at Butlers Gorge

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Conservationists from Still Wild Still Threatened have today halted
logging operations at Butlers Gorge in Tasmania, in a call for forest protection. 10
people have gathered at the gate of a logging road that accesses several
forestry operations in the area. One person is perched on a 5 meter high
tripod in the middle of the road.

*Australia's longest running tree sit set to continue indefinitely *

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*Australia's longest running tree sit set to continue indefinitely *

Miranda Gibson, who has been at the top of a tree for 318 days, is today
making a commitment to stay in the tree, despite the failure of the forest
talks to reach an agreement.

"The failure of the talks brings even greater uncertainty for Tasmania's

TARKINE HERITAGE LISTING – NO NEW MINES IN THE TARKINE

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As Launceston awakes this morning, a clear message to Heritage List the
Tarkine will resonate throughout the city.

Members of the group Groundswell have hung large banners in prominent
locations in and around Launceston to highlight that Tasmanians will not
allow the Tarkine to be mined.

On the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere Street in Launceston’s CBD, high up on

NO NEW MINES IN THE TARKINE.

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Hello and welcome from Groundswell,

Groundswell is a grassroots community based direct action organisation,
advocating for the protection of Tasmania’s natural environment. We
recently mobilised driven by two principle concerns; the imminent mining
and logging of the Tarkine in North West Tasmania and the destruction of

PHILIPPINES: On the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement

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The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) joins the Filipino people, especially the Bangsamoros in Mindanao, in welcoming, although guardedly, the historic signing today of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan pushes for institutional teaching of Martial Law atrocities

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On the 40th year commemoration of the declaration of martial law, Akbayan Party filed a resolution urging the institutional teaching of the atrocities committed during martial law under the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in all levels of education.

Tasmania stands in solidarity with Sarawak.

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*Tasmania stands in solidarity with Sarawak.*

Members of environment groups Huon Valley Environment Centre and Still Wild Still Threatened, are gathering outside Hydro Tasmania's Davey Street offices in Hobart to stand in solidarity with native Sarawakians protesting against the construction of the Murum dam in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

Demos and Law and Order

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