The U.S. is Funding a War on Poor People in the Philippines

Activist Leticia Espino was injured and rushed to the hospital after a protest against the condiments company NutriAsia was violently dispersed by armed security guards and the Philippine National Police. by Noah Alexander Flores, originally published on The Progressive, August 9, 2018 The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte’s war on drugs, receive[…]

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Enough Is Enough! Tama na! Sobra na!

SONA 2018 Unites the Filipino People for Genuine Freedom from Duterte’s Tyranny No one is buying Duterte’s wholesale betrayal of the Philippine nation and its people. Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018 address attempts to force-feed the Filipino people a litany of new empty promises for developing the economy, eradicating corruption, and securing the welfare of the people.[…]

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Whose Afraid of Jerome Succor Aba

By Pamela Tau Lee I met Jerome last November 2017 while visiting the Philippines to participate in an international humanitarian and fact-finding mission on the human rights situation in the country. The mission included providing medical relief– vaccinations, medicine, and psycho-social counseling– in cramped and unsanitary evacuation centers holding hundreds of displaced Moro families from the city of Marawi in[…]

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The Smoking Gun Behind Gun Violence in the U.S.

By Anakbayan-US, originally posted as an Editorial on the Anakbayan-US Blog on March 24, 2018 Anakbayan mourns the most recent deaths brought about by gun violence in the country. Widespread gun violence is something deeply known to the Filipino community. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war”–officially known as “Operation Double Barrel”–has already claimed the lives of an estimated 20,000 people,[…]

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America’s Indefensible Alliance With The Philippines

by Rhonda Ramiro of Bayan USA and Azadeh Shahshahani, originally published in the Huffington Post The burgeoning alliance between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears destined to become the 21st century version of the Ronald Reagan-Ferdinand Marcos alliance. That union in the 1980s allowed the Marcos dictatorship to last 14 years, despite Marcos’ notoriety for murdering over[…]

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