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Youth group to CHED: “Ayaw naming magmahal”

Big protests set against tuition hikes on February 24 and March 11 Youth group Anakbayan today slammed Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan for belittling student protests against the rising cost of education by saying it is still too early to determine the number of universities that will increase tuition and other fees…

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Many political prisoners are young

The untimely death of Eduardo Serrano trained the spotlight on the plight of political prisoners in the Philippines. He was about to gain his freedom after 11 long years of unjust detention when he died of cardiac arrest last Jan. 8 at the Philippine Heart Center. He suffered in prison on trumped-up criminal charges intended…

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Aquino administration is most corrupt – Anakbayan

Responding to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales recent statement about the existence of a “super number” of corrupt officials in government, youth group Anakbayan urged the Ombudsman to look into the corruption cases involving top Aquino admin officials and allies. “Aquino is the most corrupt of them all. He set up a scheme for the systemic…

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Iain Banks’ The Culture: Automation and Digital Networks under Communism

I first came across Iain Banks’ The Culture series while reading Nick Dyer-Witheford’s superb albeit uneven Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex last December. The series was mentioned by Dyer-Witheford as a work of fiction that best demonstrates how accelerated technological advancements, artificial intelligence, and wired networks can function in a communist setting. The…

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Youth group opposes military agreement with Japan

Demands official apology and compensation for WW2 victims The youth group Anakbayan, in the wake of Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s state visit to the Philippines, condemned plans to forge a Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippine and Japanese governments that will allow the stationing of Japanese troops on Philippine soil. The youth group…