Pandemic in the Pacific: US Military Bases Are Hot Spots for More Than Just Covid-19

by Tiara Na’puti, published on Common Dreams, September 12, 2020 Guam has always been the U.S. military’s best kept secret. Military secrecy isn’t really new, but in the midst of the global pandemic the Pentagon ordered bases to stop publicly announcing their coronavirus cases. By July more than 29,000 service members had contracted the coronavirus, and this summer military and[…]

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Snakes in the Garden

by Luis H. Francia, published on Inquirer.Net, August 24, 2020 (recommended by Malaya Movement Northeast) NEW YORK—Zara Alvarez, a 39-year-old human rights worker, single mother, and former political prisoner, was shot and killed the evening of August 17 in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental. That she was slain in such a fashion was not completely unexpected: having a[…]

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Call for Just Peace and an End to Wars of Aggression and Military Sexual Violence Against Women

Statement by The International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) On August 14, 2020, the world commemorates the end of World War II in 1945. During the Great Depression, an acute global crisis of capital, conflict in the Eastern hemisphere was stirred up when imperial Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931. It had already been occupying Korea. In the Western hemisphere, the[…]

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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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First Person Account of Muslim Peace Activist Detained & Tortured in US Airport

“I am Jerome Succor Aba.  I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, NOT a terrorist.” by Jerome Succor Aba, from Mindana News MANILA (MindaNews / 25 April) — Asalaamu Alaykum. Peace be upon you. I thank Allah SWT, the Almighty for giving me the strength and courage to survive the grueling 28 hours of torture. Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar![…]

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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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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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Anti-riot policemen blocked members of the GABRIELA (Women's Group) who denounce the planned visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in metro Manila, Philippines, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

As Trump Visits ASEAN Summit, Philippine Groups Stage Huge Anti-Imperialist Rallies

Reprinted from TeleSUR IN PICTURES: “The ASEAN Summit translates to unlimited exploitation and unlimited plunder,” said Anakbayan National Chairperson Vencer Crisostomo. Mass movements from across the Philippines have staged huge protests across Metro Manila to protest the ASEAN summit and the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump, sparking massive repression by Philippine National Police personnel tasked with guarding the summit.[…]

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