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Duterte, the Drug War and Prospects for Peace in the Philippines

Duterte, the Drug War and Prospects for Peace in the Philippines

By Aiyanas Ormond Since his swearing in as President of the Republic of the Philippines on the 30th of June, Rodrigo Duterte has been dominating headlines. Most recently, Duterte’s war on drug sellers and users, which is estimated to have claimed the lives of 3,000 people, has resulted in major articles published in the New

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An Honest Tribute to “The Greatest”: Against Whitewashing Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

By Sara Jaffri On June 3rd, Muhammad Ali passed away. While he was known for being a boxing champion and entertainer, Ali represented so much more. In the context of the broader struggle against racism, capitalist exploitation and imperialism in the 1960s, Ali was consistently vocal about revolutionary justice and black liberation. He supported Native-American

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Rice Not Bullets! Organizers Occupy the Philippine Consulate to Protest the Kidapawan Massacre

By Harshita Singh and Nooria Alam On Friday April 22nd, organizers from Filipino groups such as Anakbayan, Migrante and the International Coalition for Human Rights held a silent protest inside the office of the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto, condemning the killings of peasant farmers demanding food relief in the Kidapawan Massacre at the hands

International Day of Action Called For Justice For the Craigavon Two

By Julian Ichim   On August 8th, 2015 people across the world will be joining in actions demanding the release of the Craigavon Two, Irish Republican prisoners unjustly imprisoned for the murder of a RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland) police officer. In Kitchener and Toronto local organizers are planning demonstrations and a public event around

For Ferguson, Missouri

By: Jeff Tanaka  He looks straight into the broken night sky and whispers almost silently “there are prophets on every corner. They come alive when flares light up the night. There are prophets in every suburb. They find their voice when police hurl death sentences into megaphones. There are prophets in every tragedy. They present themselves

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Antiwar protests spreading in Ukraine as gov’t wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

A rising wave of antiwar and anti-conscription protest is taking place in cities and towns across western Ukraine. The protests are prompted by the announcement of Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko ten days ago that a “third” military mobilization is now required for the war that his governing regime began waging against the population of eastern

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Ukraine army seizes and blocks access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

By Roger Annis Susan Ormiston of CBC News reports from Donetsk today there has been “constant and heavy shelling” by the Ukraine army during the past two days on the towns and villages in Donetsk region surrounding the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The site was turned over to international investigators four days

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Slander abounds in depictions of autonomy fighters in eastern Ukraine, while MH 17 investigation stalls and Kyiv’s war rages

by Roger Annis July 27, 2014—Imperialist governments and media as well as countless other commentators abound with portrayals of the pro-democracy, pro-autonomy forces in eastern Ukraine as “Russian-backed separatists” and worse. On the ‘worse’ range of the spectrum, terms such as ‘fanatics’, ‘thugs’ and even ‘fascists’ are tossed about. It would take a work of

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