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Appeal for Solidarity with Victims of Floods in the Philippines

In events reminiscent of the large scale destruction wrought by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in late 2009 in which 400 died, torrential rains brought widespread flooding in the capital Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Almost a million people are affected and some 250,000 forced to evacuate, majority of whom are workers and poor, with […]

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Philippines Airlines: An Aerial Attack on Freedom At Work

Ten days after the start of Occupy Wall Street, members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association, or PALEA, carried out their own “occupation.” PALEA staged a sit-down strike at the Manila International Airport against the Philippines’ own symbol of corporate greed — the implementation of outsourcing scheme at the country’s flag-carrier, the Philippine Airlines (PAL). […]

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