By calling her opponents terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo got the United States to enlist.
“Men took turns interrogating me while beating my head with their fists and blunt objects. Layers of plastic bags were put on my head. My torturers would tighten the bags until I could no longer breathe. I passed out twice. … After about 12 hours, they put me back in the van, still hands tied and blindfolded. They threatened to kill me.”
from Philippine pastor Berlin Guerrero’s testimony to the Philippine commission on human rights
Bishop Eliezer Pascua speaks about violence and human rights issues in the philippines during chapel service at Jim Elliot Christian High School Wednesday morning. PHOTO BY BRIAN FEULNER/NEWS-SENTINEL
Reno AntiWar Coalition members protested for peace following President Bush’s announcement to send an additional 21,500 soldiers to the war in Iraq.
“[Bush] is terribly optimistic about his so-called new plan achieving the desired results, but I think that’s all speculation,” Emerson said of the President’s speech. “And frankly, I have learned not to trust his judgment.”
John Emerson was the Democratic candidate for state senator in Washoe District 2 in November.
Nevadans speak against George Bush’s war while his prestige and polls decline.
One man said, “This is the first time since the end of the Vietnam War that I’ve been embarrassed to be an American because we … have already engaged in preemptive war to countries that were no threat to us, and also the fact that now we’re debating torture, and we’re becoming as low as the people that we’re fighting. … I can’t believe it.”
Paula McDonough (left), Lisa Stiller (center) and Ellen Pillard held candles at the Brick Park protest against the war. PHOTO BY DAVID ROBERT