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Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Filed in: Democracy Drugs Human Rights Philippines

Photo Gallery: visualizing Philippine democracy through UN SDGs

For International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales offers snap shots of the country’s corruption, poverty and drug war.

Filed in: Drugs Human Rights Philippines Poverty

Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

US bombs still kill in Laos – even decades years after being dropped.

Filed in: Arms Vietnam

The fight goes on: Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe

Around the world, trade unions are facing fierce repression. But workers are still uniting to stand up for their rights and, in some cases, winning, from this month’s New Internationalist magazine.

Filed in: Cambodia Colombia European Union Mexico South Africa Trade Unions Work Zambia

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China Russia Trade Unions Vietnam Work

Philippines’ war on drugs is ‘steamrolling the rule of law’

Human rights organizations have called for global intervention into the crisis, Iris C. Gonzales reports.

Filed in: Drugs Philippines

A good day for the Philippines

Iris Gonzales reports on the historic ruling against China’s claim over disputed territory.

Filed in: China Philippines

When petitions and protests aren’t enough: what next?

Andrea Needham, who 20 years ago was arrested for disarming weapons bound for Indonesia, argues for bold action for peace and justice.

Filed in: Arms Conflict Indonesia Military Peace Timor-Leste

Malaysia’s slide from pseudo-democracy toward authoritarianism

The story is a complex web of deceit, connecting the ruling elite, royalty, investment banks and offshore tax havens. Nithin Coca reports.

Filed in: Human Rights Malaysia Politics

Philippines’ Duterte threatens assassination of journalists

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales.

Filed in: Philippines

Should Suu Kyi lead Burma?

Seldom do political leaders resign after their ‘struggle’ has been achieved. David Hutt explores whether this should be the case in Burma.

Filed in: Burma

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