Filipino Youth for Peace

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 www.lauraflanders.com.
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Release of Political Prisoners: A Promise Long Overdue

By Bulatlat.com

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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