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The burning question is not if Duterte will go, but how

originally posted on Rappler 'Even Duterte’s usually aggressive DDS true believers and paid trolls are confused and defensive in their comments, or are simply keeping quiet, waiting desperately for the wind shift that will never come' This is the way the world ends...

The Far Right: Formidable but not Unbeatable

By Walden Bello* The Covid-19 pandemic has frozen much social and economic life throughout the world, but it has not stopped political polarization.  In the US, there has been a welcome push-back from the left as millions of people throughout the country went to the...

The Racial and Genocidal Underpinnings of the American Way of War

The US military command’s pushback against President Donald Trump’s attempt to use the military against people demanding racial justice has received a lot of good press.  But let’s not overdo the praise.  For most of their existence, the Armed Forces were racially...

How Thailand Contained Covid-19: Why a Public Health System with Popular Support Matters

It was not authoritarian decrees from above but a strategy of persuasion built on a tradition of cooperation between public health authorities and civil society that made the difference. When the novel coronavirus began its swift spread from China in mid-January,...

I’ll miss Hugo

I’ll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, “Mi padre,” and said he...

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