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Killing people, killing the planet — WTO found guilty by peoples’ court

Bali, Indonesia – To the chant of “guilty, guilty, guilty!”, a “peoples’ tribunal” indicted the World Trade Organization yesterday for the “systematic violation of human rights, massive destruction of livelihoods and the environment, privatization and commodification of the commons and the violation of international law”. The court specifically held to account and answer for widespread damages,…

APL dares P-Noy to penalize US Navy for Tubbataha damage

Walk the walk. The Alliance of Progressive Labor dared President Aquino to relentlessly pursue his declaration that, despite the apology issued for the reckless grounding of an American ship on Tubbataha Reef, the US Navy has undoubtedly violated Philippine laws and therefore must be meted out with appropriate punishment. Responding to media questions on whether…

Labor and green groups spurn “dirty, dangerous and deadly”

Alliance of Progressive Labor, Ban Toxics and EcoWaste Coalition JOINT PRESS RELEASE 31 March 2009, Quezon City. Labor and environmental groups have joined forces in rejecting a Japanese investment offer for shipbreaking, warning that the “dirty, dangerous, and deadly” venture could spell a toxic nightmare for the workers and environment. In a joint statement released…