Category Archives: International

The Philippines Duterte regime relies on violence from the state and its hard core supporters

This article is by Sarah Raymundo, who teaches at the University of the Philippine Diliman Centre for International Studies. She is the Chairperson of the Philippines-Venezuela Bolivarian Friendship Association and the International Committee of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). She is also the External Vice Chair of the Philippine Anti-Imperialist Studies (PAIS) and a member of the Editorial Board of Interface: A Journal for Social Movements.

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Italian election has shown widespread discontent with the political establishment

By Jim Hayes

Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S) topped the polls in last week’s election. It was born in 2009, expressing the massive disillusionment with traditional political parties and politics. The five stars represent its core polices for change – public water, sustainable transport, sustainable development, right to Internet access, and environmentalism. Continue reading Italian election has shown widespread discontent with the political establishment

Canada’s Philippines arms deal will abet human rights violations

By Karapatan (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)

“Canada’s $233 million arms sale of military combat helicopters to the Philippine government will enable and worsen the already dire human rights situation under the Duterte administration. We call on the Canadian people and Filipino migrants in Canada to oppose this arms deal and intensify support for human and people’s rights in the Philippines,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, after the agreement between the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Philippine military was announced on February 6, 2018. Continue reading Canada’s Philippines arms deal will abet human rights violations

West Papuan leader appeals for support on eve of Summit

The following message has been sent to the people of PNG, by Benny Wenda, who chairs the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). Next week there is going to be an important summit in Port Moresby. This should also be of interest in Australia, because our nation has been involved in the situation in West Papua, and because the Melanesian peoples are our close neighbours. Our government should stop supporting the Indonesian occupation.

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Julian Assange loses bid to get British arrest warrant dropped

 by Joe Montero

Julian Assange failed in his bid to have the British warrant for his arrest struck down, despite being tied to an earlier Swedish investigation that is no longer taking place. They dropped their investigation last year. The United Nations also ruled that the case should not be proceeded with. The international arrest warrant was dropped and this implied that the British one should be as well. Continue reading Julian Assange loses bid to get British arrest warrant dropped