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NorthReport
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Hackers deface Philippines News Agency website

 

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/36211/hackers-deface-philippines-news-a...


NorthReport
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China-Philippines Dispute Over Island Gets More Heated

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/world/asia/china-philippines-dispute-o...


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Tonight, in Toronto.

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Workers: Makers of History
Part of the Maleta Project

Exhibition: Thursday May 10 - Sunday May 13, Free

Opening Reception: Thursday May 10, 7 - 9 pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street

Maleta is the word for suitcase in the Philippine language of Tagalog. It also acts as a metaphor for Filipino migration to Canada, symbolizing what we carry, what we are forced to leave behind, and the method of our global movement. Bringing together Filipino-Canadian artists and community, Maleta crosses multi-disciplinary art practices, pushes and raises awareness of the impact of forced migration for economic survival by visually articulating the silent stories of one of Canada's fastest growing communities.

Maleta is a collaborative art project tackling the theme of migration that encourages us to examine neo-liberal globalization, Canada's need for cheap labour, historical changes in immigration, the search for "efficiencies," acts of austerity and the impact on all working class Canadians. Through a framework of community collaboration, critical engagement and developing art practice, the Magkaisa Centre engages the Filipino community and Canadian public to look deeper into the struggle of temporary migrants and recent immigrants as part of the larger working class struggle here in Canada.

Visitors are invited to share their "maleta stories" - their direct or distant stories of migration to Canada and contribute to the growth of the installation.

Presented by The Magkaisa Centre and lead artists Marissa Largo, Bryan Taguba, Reuben Sarumugam and Mervyn Mabini.

Presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts


NorthReport
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Tks for this Maysie.

The Filipino community knows well the meaning of sacrifice   


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Chinese media warns of war with Philippines Frown
China warned its citizens in the Philippines to "stay indoors" on Thursday as its state media warned of war over a month-long dispute in the South China Sea

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/9258225/Chine...


NorthReport
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NorthReport
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Now that's a chilling thought

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18045383


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NorthReport wrote:

Chinese media warns of war with Philippines Frown

LOL! Sorry, it's not really funny. Read the article. It never mentions "war" or warnings of war at all. That's just the headline writer who misunderstood the story. All it said was this:

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Beijing also issued a travel advisory warning its citizens to keep a low profile. "Avoid going out at all if possible, and if not, to avoid going out alone," it said. "If you come across any demonstrations, leave the area, do not stay to watch."

Of course, the warning is to Chinese citizens visiting the Philippines. They're not cautioning 1.5 billion Chinese to stay home for fear of Philippine air strikes. Laughing

But that's boring. The Twitterverse picked up on the erroneous headline, not the actual story.


NorthReport
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There is no question things are escalating in the waters off the coast of the Philippines over resources. Now the Chinese are starting to slow down imports from the Philipppines. It would be such a shame to see the Philippines used as a pawn here, as Filipinos all around the world are sending money home to help lift their families out of poverty. They don't need this additional problem.


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Philippines accuses China of deploying ships in Scarborough shoal

Manila says nearly 100 vessels have entered disputed South China Sea region, renewing tensions between the countries

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/23/philippines-china-ships-scar...


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Leon Panetta: China should not fear new US military focus on Asia-Pacific

US defence secretary attempts to assuage Beijing's fears over strategic rethink and dismisses claims it will heighten tension

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/02/leon-panetta-china-asia-pacific


NorthReport
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I don't normally watch boxing but saw this sham last nite - it was very obvious the fix was in. It was so apparent Pacquiao won the fight by quite a large margin. Manny won at least of 10 and perhaps all 12 rounds so i suppose his only mistake was to not have knocked Bradley out.

What a mess but this is what happens when big money is involved. 

Pacquiao vs Bradley fight sparks controversy and conspiracy theories: what they're saying online   It seems everyone has an opinion on the Pacquiao vs Bradley. Boxing writers, fans, even celebrities were heavily critical of the Pacquaio-Bradley result, some even cooking up conspiracy theories. Here is what people are saying




 

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Pacquiao+Bradley+fight+sparks+controv...


Kara
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NO sympathy for Pacquiao from me because he got a gift decision in his last fight (vs. Juan Manuel Marquez) - now he knows how it is to get screwed over!  The fight, which we definitely thought Pac won, was nowhere near as one sided as was the commentary - more like 8-4 or 9-3 Pac.  The HBO crew, Jim Lampley in particular, has very close ties to the Pac camp and it shows in their commentary, where they gave no credit to anything that Bradley did and give Pac credit for shots that miss or are slipped.  Also, if Pac only fights 30 seconds or so per round, he only has himself to blame when the decision goes the other way.  If you want to see a real robbery, both Cloud - Campillo or, even more so, Rios - Abril were much worse decision this year.  If you go back a few years, see Martinez - Cintron, where Martinez knocked Cintron out (the ref waved the fight off), only for the fight to be restarted again for some mysterious reason and then for the fight to be scored a draw in what should have been a one-sided win for Martinez.

The "good" thing is that at least this time the bad decision went the way of the good guy in the ring and not the way of the misogynistic "congressman", who promotes an anti-women agenda.


NorthReport
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Pacquiao knew he had won the fight and was quite gracious in defeat.


Ken Burch
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Was he doing the "I coulda been a contendah!" speech on the drive home?


Kara
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NorthReport wrote:

Pacquiao knew he had won the fight and was quite gracious in defeat.

Pacquiao knew he lost the Marquez fight and was anything but gracious in accepting a win he definitely didn't earn.  So, over the course of two fights, it evens out.

Also, whether he is gracious or not in the sporting world does not change the fact that he is a misogynistic jerk through and through.


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Philippines rebels blamed for deadly ambush

Army says Abu Sayyaf militants linked to al-Qaida attacked truckload of labourers, killing six and wounding 22

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/11/philippines-rebels-deadly-am...


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This issue is obviously far from over.

Philippines has edge over China in dispute: US think-tank

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/world/07/11/12/philippines-ha...

 


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Philippines slams Chinese 'duplicity, intimidation'

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jQ1j3P4-Tzp3zC0Pt9gRJ...


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The current president's anti-corruption campaign definitely helps. Now if they can only curtail the violence in the South.

 

What is driving the Philippines' surprisingly strong growth?

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/12/world/asia/philippines-surprise-surge/inde...


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SE Asia meeting in disarray over sea dispute with China

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE86C0BD20120713


NorthReport
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I wonder why China refuses to take the dispute to ITLOS.

 

Huangyan Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough_Shoal

The Philippine government has proposed taking the dispute to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) as provided in Part XV of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, but the Chinese government has rejected this, insisting on bilateral discussions


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NorthReport wrote:

I wonder why China refuses to take the dispute to ITLOS.

 

They are worried they'd probably not get a favorable ruling?


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Chinese ship on a rock in a hard place

http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-ship-on-a-rock-in-a-hard-place-20120713-221cg.html

The stricken People's Liberation Army-Navy ship, believed to be No. 560, a Jianghu-class frigate, has been involved in aggressively discouraging Philippine fishing boats from the area.

The Spratly Islands.

The Spratly Islands.

 

The accident could not have come at a more embarrassing moment for the Chinese leadership, which has been pressing territorial claims and flexing the country's muscle ahead of a leadership transition later this year.

Yesterday's meeting of the Association of South-East Asian Nations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, ended in disarray, without a code of conduct for resolving conflicts in the South China Sea, following robust intervention from China.

On Thursday China dispatched one of its largest ever fishing expeditions from Hainan Island to another disputed archipelago in the South China Sea.

 


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A destroyer of the South China Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy fires a missile.

China testing a missle in South China Sea

NorthReport
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If true, China would really be pushing the envelope here.

 

 

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/265349/news/nation/malaca-cautions-china-on-stoking-geopolitical-tensions?ref=related_stories

 

Malacañang on Friday cautioned China of its actions in the West Philippine Sea following reports that it constructed a radar in one of the island in the disputed area.   "In the spirit of the Code of Conduct, let's not take actions that would unduly provoke or increase tensions while we're discussing these sensitive matters," said Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ramon Carandang.   "If that is confirmed, then that would be viewed, I would think, as a provocative action," Carandang said.   His statements come after reports cited that China installed a radar in the Subi Reef islet, 12 miles from the Kalayaan Island Group.    The Kalayaan is claimed by the Philippines as sovereign territory, and so does China.   Carandang, however, said the Palace has yet to confirm this development.

 


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kropotkin1951
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Wow. There sure is a lot of warmongering NATO propaganda on babble these days.

If I get your point North Report it is that any country that is not in the NATO good books is evil incarnate.  It must be really nice going through live believing your country is superior to all others. Delusions can be very comforting when the truth is too ugly to acknowledge.


Bec.De.Corbin
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So what's your opnion of China's claims in the South China Sea?

I think their a bit much (but nothing to fight over).

 


Ken Burch
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That's the real issue to me...geography, not geopolitics, on what basis does China claim these islands when they are far closer geographically to the Philippines than to the PRC(or for that matter far closer to Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia)?  Were these islands EVER under Chinese sovereignty or control at any point in history?

Also, as to various posters' comments on "which side" we should be on...No, being a non-NATO country shouldn't get you nationally demonized-but, by the same toke, it's not "anti-imperialist" to back China's claim to these islands or to be an apologist for the Chinese regime simply because China happens to BE a non-NATO country.  "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is a phrase with roots in the Mafia, not the Left.  It's no more "revolutionary" to back the PRC now than it would have been to back the USSR in the late Stalin era.  Repression is repression is repression...it's not excusable simply because the repressors claim to be acting in the name of "the cause".

(There's also the point that you pretty much lose any right to call your state "socialist" when it becomes the main factory headquarters for WalMart, but that's another discussion).


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