Akbayan Party-list joins the Filipino people in celebrating our historic victory in the passage of the Reproductive Health bill in the second reading of the House of Representatives. Through Representatives Walden Bello and Kaka Bag-ao, Akbayan reiterated the voice of the people when it voted for life, choice, and reproductive health rights. We join the people in enjoying the fruit of more than a decade of struggleâ€”a long and arduous journey towards the enactment of a law that will uphold and safeguard their right to a better future.
Brazil: Structural changes on the way
Update on Honduras Coup for November 2012
Terrible wave of assassinations
Doha, don't count on anything
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Media Release - 30.11.2012 - please circulate widely.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE POWERING ON
International Electric Vehicle Festival comes to Canberra CBD
The International Electric Vehicle Festival will be held in downtown Canberra in City Walk (Civic) next to the merry-go-round on December 1st 2012, demonstrating the potential for these vehicles to be sustainable transport options.
'Not the trash bin of a superpower': Philippine solons, groups denounce U.S. toxic waste dumping in Subic
Manila, Philippines: Akbayan Party today slammed the United States government for the dumping of toxic waste 20 nautical miles from Subic Bay by the tanker MT Glenn Guardian owned by Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines, Inc., a United States Navy contractor which services American ships. According to Akbayan Representative Walden Bello, "the action shows a wanton disregard for Philippine laws and lack of concern for environmental safety."
As Launceston awakes this morning, a clear message to Heritage List the Tarkine will resonate throughout the city.
Members of the group Groundswell have hung large banners in prominent locations in and around Launceston to highlight that Tasmanians will not allow the Tarkine to be mined.
On the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere Street in Launcestonâ€™s CBD, high up on the red gasworks framework, a message to the Federal environment minister Tony Burke reads: â€śTARKINE HERITAGE LISTINGâ€ť.
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Russ George, the one-man geoengineering phenomenon, strikes again! And despite an ocean dumping and geoengineering ban by 192 countries, George has help from Canada and the U.S.
MEDIA RELEASE 3/10/12
Tarkine â€“ World Heritage Now!
A group of activists have gathered at the community forum today in Launceston to send a clear message to the Labour Government that the Tarkine needs an emergency world heritage listing.
T-shirts reading â€śTARKINE HERITAGE LISTINGâ€ť were displayed outside the community cabinet forum at the Launceston College on Brisbane Street. Members of the newly formed environmental advocacy group GroundSwell maintained a silent peaceful vigil as the cabinet continued inside.