Crackdown on dissent in Philippines
Social activist and rights advocate Zara Alvarez murdered in the Philippines

Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila

Protesters march in Manila against new anti-terror law, pandemic mismanagement

Large demonstrations were held across the country despite dozens of arrests and detention of suspected protesters

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Philippines COVID crackdown on leftists In the Philippines, president Duterte threatens activists with police firing

The government of Rodrigo Duterte has been widely criticized for its high-handed and brutal crackdown against social movements under the pretext of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak

stop-killing-farmers Church leaders order daily demonstration against unabated violence in Negros

As violence spirals in Philippines’ Negros, on civilians and activists by what are suspected to be pro-government forces, the island witnesses its 84th civilian killing since Duterte came to power.

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Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 36

This episode discusses the UN report on Venezuela, the assassination of a human rights activist in the Philippines and 500 days of workers mobilization in India.

Filipino activists call for an international day of outrage against massacre of farmers

Protests will be held globally against the killing of 14 farmers in the island of Negros and the larger impunity of the Duterte government

Journalist’s arrest highlights Duterte’s war against dissent in the Philippines

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has waged a relentless war against all those who have criticized him or pose a challenge to him. Despite his attacks, or precisely because of these and his crimes, opposition to Duterte is growing

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