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Aquino finally sees the light, orders trump charges vs. Morong 43 to be withdrawn

By Fri, Dec 10, 2010 11:25AM UTC

President Benigno Aquino III today, Human Rights Day, ordered the Department of Justice to withdraw the military’s trump charges against 43 health workers, bowing to national and international pressure over their illegal and arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and questionable circumstances surrounding their prosecution. Known as Morong 43, the health workers

Anti-China protests in Oslo over Nobel peace prize

By Fri, Dec 10, 2010 10:34AM UTC

Pro-democracy advocates marched on the Chinese embassy in Oslo on Thursday, demanding that China release imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Chanting “Freedom to Liu! Freedom for China!” about 100 protesters tried to deliver a petition with more than 100,000 signatures urging the dissident’s release from a Chinese prison

Fake WikiLeaks from Pakistan: How dumb are our agencies?

By Fri, Dec 10, 2010 1:30AM UTC

This would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. Remember people, these are the guardian angels in charge of our security. Do you feel safe now? Let’s start from the beginning. Earlier today, Cafe Pyala picked up on something strange: The News had put a report on its front page,

Burmese refugees ‘need protection in Thailand’

By Thu, Dec 09, 2010 10:05PM UTC

Mr. Kraisak Choonhavan (Member of Parliament and Deputy Leader of Democrat Party of Thailand) urged local officials in Thailand to stop pressuring Burmese refugees to return home until it is safe to do so. As Chair of the Thai national caucus for ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC), Mr. Kraisak put

SKorean conservatives make gains in wake of NK attack

By Thu, Dec 09, 2010 8:58PM UTC

The most recent poll from our friends at Realmeter shows that the majority conservative Grand National Party has seen a boost in support following the North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong Island two weeks ago.  The GNP’s support has risen 4.1 points to 42.6 percent. The main opposition group, the progressive Democratic Party, saw

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