Halloween greetings from NATO

This is how the defenders of this system of greed want to greet their foes this Halloween:

Indeed, it’s easy to tell who’s the terrorist.

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Gaddafi’s Body On Display In Meat Store Freezer

[VIDEO]: Bloodied Gaddafi pleads for mercy

[Global Research]: NATO, Al Qaeda Militia Killed Gaddafi

Eyes wide shut at Open Government Partnership

First published on Blogwatch.ph

At the official launch of Open Government Partnership (OGP) early this week, some critical issues were not brought out in the open.

On Tuesday, President Benigno Aquino III joined 45 other world leaders in New York for the launch of OGP, touted as a multilateral initiative that supposedly aims to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies.

The OGP in its declaration committed to 1) increase the availability of information about government activities 2) support civic participitation 3) increase access to new technologies for openness and accountability.

“We commit to espouse these principles in our international engagement, and work to foster a global culture of open government that empowers and delivers for citizens, and advances the ideals of open and participatory 21st century government,” the OGP said in its declaration endorsed by eight countries as of Sept. 20, 2011. Continue reading

Nationwide protest on Aug. 31 vs oil overpricing

Photo courtesy of Kilusang Mayo Uno

As if to add fuel to the upcoming nationally coordinated people’s protest, Shell recently announced that it will increase prices of unleaded gasoline and kerosene effective Aug. 30 12:01 am.

  • Interaksyon.com and Pinoy Weekly have reports on the areas and regions where mass actions will be held.
  • Researcher and activist Arnold Padilla has a comprehensive entry on oil overpricing.

Is the Philippines hobbled by foreign aid?

Nearly three decades since streams of foreign aid were poured to the country, the Philippines still confronts a glaring contradiction in its pursuit of development goals. On one hand, official development assistance (ODA) flows to the country under the banner of development have reached billions of dollars. On the other side, majority of the Filipinos remain stuck on the same state of underdevelopment.

What went wrong with the foreign aid fairytale?

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  • Aidwatch Philippines details the processes and actual impacts of aid in the country
  • BetterAid compiles the latest news regarding the engagement of civil society groups in the run-up to the Busan Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness