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MANILA: The former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has been charged with electoral fraud in a move that could pave the way for her arrest, after the government rushed the case to a regional court to keep her from leaving the country.

But hours later, the Philippine Supreme Court maintained its decision to allow Ms Arroyo to travel overseas, turning down the government's appeal.

The high court also gave the Justice Secretary, Leila de Lima, 10 days to explain why she should not be cited for contempt for refusal to comply with the order and blocking Ms Arroyo's travel.

The charges on electoral fraud, which carry a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment, were filed by the Commission on Elections at the Pasay Regional Trial Court in Manila, a court official said.

The regional court's Judge Jesus Mupas would now decide whether to issue an arrest warrant, said the commission chairman, Sixto Brillantes. He said he also asked for a court order barring Ms Arroyo's travel.

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In any movement there will always be people that will want to harness the energy of that movement or themselves and their own benefit. It is the nature of the beast. It happens everywhere and in so many ways. At times that can be a very good and beneficial thing as there are outside forces that come in and by joining or adding to a movement they strengthen it and give it more momentum. Also people coming in from outside can be just a prelude to folks trying to slide in, insert their faces into a movement and claim themselves to be the leaders. This can have ruinous and disastrous consequences by adding water little by little until the essence has dispersed and whatever additive coloring may be mixed in and the movement's image can be bottled up to be sold elsewhere or quietly dumped down a drain.

In any movement there will always be people that will want to harness the energy of that movement or themselves and their own benefit.  It is the nature of the beast.  It happens everywhere and in so many ways.  At times that can be a very good and beneficial thing as there are outside forces that come in and by joining or adding to a movement they strengthen it and give it more momentum.  Also people coming in from outside can be just a prelude to folks trying to slide in, insert their faces into a movement and claim themselves to be the leaders.  This can have ruinous and disastrous consequences by adding water little by little until the essence has dispersed and whatever additive coloring may be mixed in and the movement's image can be bottled up to be sold e

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2011 Mayoral Candidates Forum
WED • OCT 5 • 6:30pm
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut St. • Center City Phila

Philly 2011 Mayoral Candidates Forum
When: Oct 5, 2011 6:30pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Uhuru Solidarity Movement, philly@uhurusolidarity.org, 215-387-0919

THESE ARE THE REAL CONDITIONS IN PHILADELPHIA:

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posted by: Uhuru Solidarity Movement

begins: Jan 1, 12:00 am

ends: Jan 1, 12:00 am

location: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, Center City, Philadelphia

Philly 2011 Mayoral Candidates Forum
When: Oct 5, 2011 6:30pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Uhuru Solidarity Movement, philly@uhurusolidarity.org, 215-387-0919

THESE ARE THE REAL CONDITIONS IN PHILADELPHIA:



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Contrary to what so many politicians today believe, non-performance is not so easily smoothed over. In fact it costs them much more in campaign dollars in trying to make seem alright than it would were they to just perform. If they did the work, if they simply came through on their promises when given, they wouldn't have to spend so much trying to come up with something – anything - to embellish their records in front of the public. We would know. They would not have to worry and fret about whether or not their lies are working. They would be out touting their record – a record no one could deny, because when they previously promised they would do such and such if elected, they could prove they in fact did.

 
This election season we are sure to hear each of the sides lie about the other. We already are to an extent, but since we are not out of the primaries we are still hearing people taking shots at each other from within party’s boundaries. That's expected, but soon enough presidential candidates will be sniping at each other and the nation will be weighing which side did more for the American public.

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Resumen: 

A New Slant on Obama

 
 

I say that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream!  I will give you an entirely new slant on the "amazing" job Obama is doing,  and I thank God for the President.  Keep reading for my additional comments and an explanation.
 

When discussing Obama, I point to:

 

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This explains why I am running for state rep. in the 188th district of Pennsylvania, and outlines my strong support for a state-wide single-payer healthcare system.

Today I would like to take a few minutes to tell you about why I am running to be your state representative in 2012, and to request your support in being elected.

There are certainly reasons to be skeptical about a 25-year-old running for office, and so I want you to feel sure that I take the campaign seriously.

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On June 9 Senator Benigno Aquino III (“Noynoy” Aquino) of the Liberal Party, the son of former President Cory Aqunio, was proclaimed president by the Philippines Congress. Noynoy was a former senator “with little legislative record to speak of”, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper, which nevertheless campaigned hard for Noynoy Aquino’s presidency, soon after Cory Aquino’s death in August 2009.

Paradoxically, with the restoration of the Aquinos to the presidency, the elections have also resulted in the restoration of the Marcoses to national politics, with the former dictator’s son Bongbong Marcos being elected to the Senate, Imelda Marcos winning a seat in Congress and her daughter Imee Marcos winning the governorship of their political bailiwick, the province of Ilocos Norte.

Almost 25 years after the fall of the Marcos dictatorship and the installation of Cory Aquino’s “revolutionary government” in 1986, what does the Noynoy presidency mean for Philippines politics?

 Mass expectations

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THE MAY 10, 2010 ELECTION has been bandied about as the cleanest and the most peaceful election since the restoration of this exercise after the fall of the Marcos dictatorship in 1986. This is attributed to the computerized election which ensured the quick counting of votes so that there would be no sufficient time for any of the trapo (traditional politician) to cheat the votes.

However, there have been many reported election irregularities according to independent organizations which observed the elections. These include the distribution of ‘faulty’ compact flash (CF) cards which delayed the voting and transmission of results; the failure of several Board of Election Inspectors to use ultraviolet lamps to verify the authenticity of the ballots; the actual number of disenfranchised voters (from 2.5 million to five million mostly first-time voters according to the watchdog Kontra Daya); and the many reports of malfunctioning precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

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PHILIPPINES - On April 27, 1977, urban poor leader Trinidad Herrera-Ripuno was arrested in Katipunan, Quezon City by virtue of an arrest and search and seizure order (ASSO) of then President Ferdinand Marcos. She was made to suffer brutal torture, which was meant to break her determination and spirit.

“They grabbed my blouse and went on electrocuting me…This lasted for 20 minutes,” Ripuno, then president of Zone One Tondo Organization (Zoto), recalled. “They were insisting that I am a leader of the Communist Party in the National Capital Region, I told them I was not. They did not believe me,” Ripuno told Bulatlat in an interview.

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