Philippine solidarity groups launch coalition

first_imgCoalition members say ‘Stop the killings!’Portland, Ore. — The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) launched a broad-based coalition on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 that will work to help stop the increase in killings in the Philippines.The killings have intensified since President Donald Trump’s visit to the Philippines. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, working under the influence of U.S. imperialism, labeled the New People’s Army and the Communist Party of the Philippines as terrorists.The upbeat ICHRP event here pulled together dozens of national organizations and leading activists who will work together to disseminate information and organize solidarity for the people’s movement in the Philippines.Trump’s recent trip to the Philippines to meet with Duterte shows that the U.S. government is pushing to expand the U.S. military presence there. The administration wants to build up regional U.S. military power against China and get support from the Philippine government in the U.S. war against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The U.S. plans to send up to $111 million in military aid to the Philippines, despite more than 14,000 illegal killings under Duterte’s regime.Duterte’s reactionary government is robbing the country of natural resources, exploiting Philippine workers, creating land grabs and tremendous food and medical shortages, and destroying the environment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Laurel Hill Coláiste flies the flag for Irish language in Limerick

first_imgWatch: Limerick hurlers visit Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ on tour with Liam McCarthy cup by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK’S Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ have been recognised for flying the flag for the Irish language.The South Circular Road school added another national recognition to its awards list after Minister of State Joe McHugh presented the school with its Gaelbhratach – an acknowledgement of its efforts to promote Irish outside the classroom.After recently being rated in this year’s Sunday Times League Tables as Ireland’s number one school, Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has now become the first in Limerick to be awarded the Gaelbhratach flag. The initiative supported by Gael-Linn, Conradh na Gaeilge and Foras na Gaeilge promotes the use of conversational Irish in secondary and primary schools.Principal Aedín Ní Bhriain said that Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ is always looking at ways to promote the language.“Gaelbhratach is a new and exciting venture for us and we are always looking to do new things,” she enthused.“We take pride in giving our students a sense of who they are and a sense of pride in their language, faith and culture. We are very proud of each and every student.”Speaking as he presented the Gaelbhratach flag to the school, Minister Joe McHugh said that a wide range of fun activities were organised through the medium of Irish including  inter-schools quiz, music, song, dance, sports drama and culture days. WhatsApp TAGSConradh na GaeilgeForas na GaeilgeGael LinnGaelbhratach flagLaurel Hill Colaiste FCJlimerick Limerick student scoops national award for journalism Twitter The society of St. Vincent de Paul hosted their second young SVP day in Thomond Park Linkedin Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsLaurel Hill Coláiste flies the flag for Irish language in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2015 1300 Advertisement Previous articleContempo Quartet’s free (lunch) gigNext articleNew rental scheme leaving families out in cold Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Facebook Glenstal is best school in countrylast_img read more

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Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Assesses Hurricane Matthew Damage in Haiti

first_imgBy Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Public Affairs October 10, 2016 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) — Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, flew over Haiti Oct. 9, to assess damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The amphibious transport docking ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) arrived Sunday after departing Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 5 to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Kitchener met with U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Peter F. Mulrean, who is helping to coordinate relief efforts across many governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. Mulrean visited Mesa Verde to learn about the ship’s capabilities and to meet the ship’s Sailors and the Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) which are embarked. “ESG-2, Mesa Verde and the 24th MEU are part of a larger U.S. response to the government of Haiti’s request for humanitarian assistance,” said Kitchener. “The U.S. effort is coordinated by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). We are here to do our part in the larger relief effort to help the people of Haiti after this devastating hurricane.” Kitchener also met with Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, commander of Joint Task Force Matthew, members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and Brazilian Forces to discuss their combined efforts. “We are committed to working closely with our international partners to provide Haitians with the support they need,” added Kitchener. The U.S. military has a history of supporting USAID-led relief missions and working with international relief organizations and host countries to aid those afflicted by disasters. Another ESG 2 ship, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) deployed Saturday to assist and is expected to arrive in Haiti later this week. — U.S. SOUTHCOM PAO Update on the U.S. Military Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti: – U.S. military has delivered more than 98,000 pounds of aid so far. – USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) supporting mission off coast of Haiti. – 12 helicopters & 1 landing craft supporting mission. – USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), with 500 Marines, aircraft, landing craft and 225 pallets of aid, steaming toward Haiti.last_img read more

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