Young Filipinos opposed to the US war on Iraq

Archive for April, 2004

The Condi Rice Version of History

Laura Flanders, AlterNet
April 7, 2004

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the chapter “Sweetness and Light: Condoleezza Rice” from Laura Flanders’ new book Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso Books). For more information about the book, visit
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Release of Political Prisoners: A Promise Long Overdue


Sana hindi mapako. This is the response of human rights groups and relatives of political prisoners to the government promise to release 32 political prisoners within a month starting April 5. The phrase is from the Filipino colloquial term “pangakong napapako” which means a broken promise.

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Renewal and Repentance

by Dennis Espada

As a child, Lent was not my favorite time of the year. It is a week without cartoons on T.V.; a week less playing for children. Church processions, masses and the pabasa–all these are associated with what I call then as a gloomy and boring season. One could not compare this day to the joyous gift-giving activity during Christmas, or to the delightful dating on Valentine’s.

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