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Duterte’s Israel Visit Aimed at Boosting Oppressive Firepower of Both Regimes

    Duterte’s Israel Visit Aimed at Boosting Oppressive Firepower of Both Regimes

OCCUPIED PALESTINE – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Israel – the first ever by a Filipino head of state – has led to a major tightening of the partnership between the Southeast Asian nation and the settler-colonial state, drawing ire from critics who have compared the bloodshed wrought by Tel Aviv against the Palestinian…

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Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

    Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

MANILA – As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enters his third year in office, his administration has earned the ignominious distinction of ushering in the country’s ranking as the deadliest country for environmental and lands rights defenders in Asia. It’s just the latest indicator of Manila’s careless, if often hostile, attitude toward the rural poor and…

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Duterte Beckons Communist Negotiators “Home” to Talk at Gunpoint, Reds Reject the Invitation

    Duterte Beckons Communist Negotiators “Home” to Talk at Gunpoint, Reds Reject the Invitation

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has roundly rejected President Rodrigo Duterte’s set of stringent conditions for the continuation of peace talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), blasting Manila’s intransigence and accusing it of seeking to drive “another nail to completely shut down” the process while…

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Philippines: We Will go to War Over South China Sea Violations

    Philippines: We Will go to War Over South China Sea Violations

The government of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has fired off a stern warning to China regarding the natural resources in the South China Sea region. The Philippines foreign ministry vows that the country will not shy away from going to war over the disputed region. The official, on Monday, stated that there are several “red lines” or actions – if…

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Primed by Saudi Money and Influence, the ISIS Diaspora Reaches the Philippines

  Primed by Saudi Money and Influence, the ISIS Diaspora Reaches the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (Analysis) — ISIS’ inevitable decline in Iraq and Syria, the credit for which is almost always wrongly bestowed upon the Trump administration, has provided windows of opportunity for the global terror group to spawn insurgencies in other locations. On December 20, 2017, MintPress News reported how this foreseeable ISIS “diaspora” would lead to…

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Operation Pacific Eagle: The US and Duterte Take Aim at China and the Armed Poor

  Operation Pacific Eagle: The US and Duterte Take Aim at China and the Armed Poor

As we conclude this exclusive MPN series, we compare Operation Pacific Eagle to the notorious counterinsurgency initiative “Plan Colombia” and look at how the new Pentagon mission enables the U.S. to continue encircling China with its military bases. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan.…

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

  Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. military’s latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan. In…

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Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

  Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

In the first part of this MPN exclusive, we speak to Ka Oris of the New People’s Army and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan about the new U.S. intervention in Asia, which raises the Philippines to the same level as Syria and Iraq for the Pentagon’s war plans. In the second part, we…

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