Archive for February, 2003
And you think it’s that
Maybe, but there’s an 80 band-difference. Dig? Not
yet. Be at UP Diliman, Quezon City particularly on the
grounds of UP Arboretum, also called Commonwealth
grounds, on the 28th of February ’til the sun rises on
the 2nd of March and witness that all the bands you
die to hear and see play their music will be there to
“A wolf in sheep’s clothing.” This was how the militant women’s
group described President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she attended
the prayer for peace rally at the Luneta Grandstand and the meeting
of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kuala Lumpur.
“Mrs. Arroyo was a sore thumb at the Luneta peace rally where she
even justified the U.S. war on Iraq while other participants like
Bro. Mike Velarde prayed for the enlightenment of U.S. President
George W. Bush. Then at the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, she
again puts the burden of peace on Iraq while opting not to say
anything about the U.S. plan of attacking even without a UN
resolution,” Emmi de Jesus, Deputy Secretary General of GABRIELA said.
Miriam College calls for the opposition to the impending US-led war on Iraq. As an educational institution, we cannot stand by and allow the US to endanger the future and security of the world’s youth with more and greater violence.
The Bush administration has used the alleged Iraqi military danger to justify preemptive war, stating that it has the right to attack a country that might be a potential threat to it. We oppose this strategy because it runs counter to the Charter of the United Nations and can only create more international insecurity.
By Aileen S.P. Baviera
Associate Professor, Asian Center, University of the Philippines
There are many reasons why the Philippines should not support the US
war against Iraq, and it is important for us as a people to engage in
serious debate on the matter rather than allow just a few individuals
to make these judgments for us.
The population of Iraq is in imminent danger of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. Military action could trigger a disaster for the people of Iraq and surrounding countries.
Before it takes any further action, Amnesty International calls upon the UN Security Council to assess the human rights and humanitarian impact on the civilian population of any military action against Iraq.