News and Analysis: Philippines
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (U.S.) joins with progressive and revolutionary forces around the world to condemn the illegal Philippine government arrest of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Adapted from a talk given at a PSL branch meeting in Los Angeles. "Walang aalis, walang aalis, walang aalis!" (nobody's leaving, nobody's leaving, nobody's leaving!), the residents of Sitio San Roque chanted in unison, piercing the too familiar sound of midday traffic along Efipanio De los Santos Avenue in the North Triangle area of Quezon City, Philippines.
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) Sept. 3 assailed the docking of the US nuclear-powered USS George Washington at the Manila Bay as "a grave insult and affront on Philippine sovereignty." This is living proof of intensified U.
In the morning of Sept. 26, tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) pounded Metro Manila and the surrounding regions, dumping a month's worth of rain in just six hours and causing the most massive flooding seen in the last 40 years.