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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand "Justice for Jennifer" on Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. (Photo: Bullit Marquez/AP)
Philippine President Benigno Aquino sparked outrage on Monday when he declared he will not meet growing calls across the country to scrap the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged murder of a transgender Filipina woman, Jennifer Laude, by a U.S. service member in the country. U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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Language matters; so do facts. With the upcoming "full panoply of Orwellian forgetfulness" that is a multi-year commemoration of the Vietnam War, it's tough to reconcile Obama's valiant "generation that served with honor fighting heroically (for our) ideals" with years many remember, "with painful acuity, as other than glorious" - years of lies, loss, rage, anguish, protest and the deaths of millions of innocents. Seeking to "speak truth to power," Veterans For Peace hope to tell it like it was.