Philly IMC Newswire RSS http://phillyimc.org/en/features_rss Philly IMC Newswire RSS en Philippines: Charter change and foreign ownership of land not solution to development http://phillyimc.org/en/philippines-charter-change-and-foreign-ownership-land-not-solution-development http://phillyimc.org/files/imagecache/story/files/2014-Walden-Bello-Akbayan.jpg http://phillyimc.org/en/philippines-charter-change-and-foreign-ownership-land-not-solution-development As plenary debates on House Joint Congressional Resolution No. 1, amending the economic provisions of the 1986 Constitution, began today, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello challenged proponents of the resolution to admit that foreign ownership of land is among the main objectives of the proposal. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:28:28 -0400 DeLPhi Great Zine On Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics http://phillyimc.org/en/great-zine-collective-housing-strategies-and-tactics http://phillyimc.org/files/imagecache/story/files/zine-cover.jpg http://phillyimc.org/en/great-zine-collective-housing-strategies-and-tactics D.I.Y. distro of a zine that serves as a tool and resource guide on the logistics, strategies, tactics and general theory and practice of collectives and cooperative housing projects as they relate to building political power from the grass roots to the global. Please help spread the word! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:24:07 -0400 X Brave Army girl becomes the £52,000 bionic woman http://phillyimc.org/en/brave-army-girl-becomes-%C2%A352000-bionic-woman Hannah Campbell suffered horrific injuries while guarding building in Iraq. A pole blinded her in one eye, her hand split in two and leg was shattered. 30-year-old has made remarkable recovery thanks to a £52,500 makeover. Work included make-up which is tattooed on, Botox and hair extensions. She also had a tummy tuck and treated herself to a breast enhancement. She gave birth to daughter six months ago despite womb being damaged. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:54:18 -0400 IRGC: Intruding Israeli Drone Flying from Regional Country http://phillyimc.org/en/irgc-intruding-israeli-drone-flying-regional-country A senior Iranian military commander said the Israeli drone which was shot down near a nuclear facility in central Iran had taken off from a regional country. “The operational range of this spying drone reveals that it had not taken off from the occupied territories, but the departure was from one of the regional countries. We have found some clues in this regard and are exploring them,” said Commander of the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:02:54 -0400 Iran: Drug Trafficking ISIL's Source of Money http://phillyimc.org/en/iran-drug-trafficking-isils-source-money Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group gains its revenues through trafficking illicit drugs. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:04:41 -0400 Arab Media: UN Security Council Resolution on ISIL Paves Way for Intervention in Syria http://phillyimc.org/en/arab-media-un-security-council-resolution-isil-paves-way-intervention-syria The final goal behind the UN Security Council resolution against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is the materialization of the western states' dreams for direct military interference in Syria, Arab media outlets said. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:22 -0400 US forces to leave Afghanistan soon: Iran official http://phillyimc.org/en/us-forces-leave-afghanistan-soon-iran-official A senior Iranian official says US forces are close to a total withdrawal from Afghanistan, as Afghans no more want foreign forces in their country. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:53:04 -0400 Nasrallah: 2006 Israeli aggression was part of greater plot to destroy the resistance http://phillyimc.org/en/nasrallah-2006-israeli-aggression-was-part-greater-plot-destroy-resistance Secretary-General of Hezbollah Party, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that the Israeli aggression on Lebanon in 2006 was part of a greater scheme that aimed at destroying resistance and attacking Syria on the pretext of supporting the resistance, with its further goals being replacing the Syrian leadership with one that is affiliated to the U.S., ultimately leading to attacking Gaza Strip and eliminating the resistance there. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:49:54 -0400 Philippines: Akbayan welcomes Palparan arrest, calls on Aquino gov’t to put “the butcher” behind bars http://phillyimc.org/en/philippines-akbayan-welcomes-palparan-arrest-calls-aquino-gov%E2%80%99t-put-%E2%80%9C-butcher%E2%80%9D-behind-bars http://phillyimc.org/files/imagecache/story/files/2011_Jovito_Palparan_Philippines-Human-Rights.jpg http://phillyimc.org/en/philippines-akbayan-welcomes-palparan-arrest-calls-aquino-gov%E2%80%99t-put-%E2%80%9C-butcher%E2%80%9D-behind-bars Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) today welcomed the arrest of retired Major General Jovito Palparan, Jr., and enjoined the Department of Justice (DoJ) for a swift and thorough trial that will finally bring "the Butcher" behind bars. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:16:58 -0400 DeLPhi No laughing matter:Comedian Robin Williams' longstanding contribution to US war propaganda http://phillyimc.org/en/no-laughing-mattercomedian-robin-williams-longstanding-contribution-us-war-propaganda The late actor and comedian Robin Williams has consistently devoted his fame, talent and charm to U.S. Army's propaganda events for the genocidal wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:06:27 -0400