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UN IPCC report details accelerating, irreversible climate impacts and other stories

Today we look at the IPCC report on adaptation and vulnerability, the killing of 5 civilians by the Philippines army in a supposed “encounter”, and more

Philippines EDSA Filipinos say “Never Again” on anniversary of EDSA Revolution

As progressive social movements remember the legacy of the 1986 revolution that brought down the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos, they call on voters to defeat the presidential bid of Marcos Jr. and his running mate Sara Duterte

Red tagging Philippines Questions raised on Filipino activist’s arrest as authorities continue red-tagging of movements

The country’s rights watchdog as well as lawyers representing activist Naty Castro have raised questions about the serious procedural lapses and irregularities in her arrest

Pedro Codaste killing in the Philippines Filipino ex-militant and peace consultant’s killing raises many questions

The banned Communist Party of the Philippines has questioned the military’s narrative surrounding the death of Pedro Codaste and alleged that he was kidnapped and tortured before being killed

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

Duterte’s plan to arm vigilantes; activists and lawmakers cry foul

The Philippines president suggested that he is open to arm pro-government vigilantes as “power multipliers,” which was received with widespread condemnation from activists, opposition and even allies

Philippines killings Outrage in Philippines over killing of 2 indigenous farmers and a child by army

In southern Philippines, three indigenous people including a 12-year-old girl were killed in indiscriminate firing by the army at a group of farmers claimed to be communist insurgents

One arrest and three killings over the weekend in Philippines as repression continues

Three, including two elderly peace consultants of the communist National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP), were killed late Friday in two separate incidents

Israeli forces detain Palestinians, anti-Netanyahu coalition forms and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing mass arrest campaign against Palestinians, charges against Kenyan labour activist Malcolm Bidali in Qatar, and more

Filipino social movements demand protection for human rights lawyers and their clients

A week after authorities named peace activists and political prisoners as “terrorists,” raising alarm over continued crackdown, rights groups have called for court intervention to protect human rights lawyers

Philippines Bloody Sunday raids Outrage against Duterte government in the Philippines after ‘Bloody Sunday’ raids 

Rights groups in the Philippines have strongly condemned multiple violent raids coordinated by the police and the military on Sunday which killed over nine people and led to the arrest of six others

Philippines drug war Philippines’ justice secretary admits wrongdoing in anti-drug operations

Findings of the Philippines Department of Justice show that police officers did not follow protocol in anti-drug operations where suspects were killed for resisting arrest. Rights groups and advocates say the admission is “too belittling and too belated”

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