Archive for March, 2004
By Dabet Castañeda
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) joins U.S. President George Bush, Jr. and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in facing an indictment planned to be brought before an international people’s tribunal for the war against Iraq launched on March 20 last year. Filipino lawyers will join international prosecutors in the trial slated this year.
by Dennis Espada
Music is incomparable as a medium for chronicling history. In every piece of uniquely-assembled notes and lyrics, a composer can accurately depict the nature of both war and peace. This is what the alternative cultural group Musikang Bayan (People’s Music) has done in its new album called Songs for Peace.
“Nagsisimula nang magbayad ang mga tuta ng Estados Unidos.”
Ito ang obserbasyon ni GABRIELA Womens Partylist President at 1st Nominee na si Liza Largoza Maza, kasabay ng pagpapahayag nito na sa kabila ng mga nilulutong sarbey ay tiyak na rin ang pagkatalo ni Gng. Arroyo sa darating na halalan sa Mayo.
By Filipino Youth for Peace
On the first anniversary of the US air strikes on Iraq, we young Filipino peace advocates remember how a year ago, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tried all manners of deceit in an effort to convince us of the supposed justness of these attacks. She was the US spokesperson in the Philippines, mouthing the White House’s line that the war on Iraq was meant to eliminate erstwhile Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s supposed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction and thereby preempt his “terroristic” plots.