Philippines

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After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2013
In times of disaster, the capitalist state shows its true face. In the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, thousands are dead, bodies lie uncollected in the streets, tens of thousands of...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Pacific Region Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Pacific region.
Development debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines
Bello, Walden; Elinson, Elaine
Book
Reveals the bureaucratic blunders and misguided assumptions behind the World Bank's model for third world development, a model that serves the interests of the US and the multinational corporations.
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Democracy, Globalisation and Human Rights
Godinot, Xavier (ed.)
Book
2012
A new approach to eradicating extreme poverty, contrasted with conventional "top-down" approaches.
The Export of Philippine Women
Aguilar, Delia D.
Article
1997
Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire Building
Drinnon, Richard
Book
1997
From John Endicott's war on the Niantics and Pequots, to the horrors of the My Lai massacre, Drinnon illustrates how Indian-hating in the Americas became a national pastime, and how that same hate was...
50 Years of Bretton Woods Institutions: Enough
Kothari, Smitu; Pratap, Vijah; Visvanathan, Shiv
Book
1994
This is an analysis of the IMF and World Bank's policies since its inception 50 years ago, and resistance campaigns towards them.
Filipino Maids for Export: 'Always be Punctual and Don't Count the Work You are Doing'
Brygo, Julien
Article
2011
Twelve percent of the Philippines’ GDP comes as remittances from nationals abroad. Many of those are maids, sent all over the world into domestic service to support their children back home. The Phili...
Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict
Tisdall, Simon
Article
2013
Teresita Quintos Deles and Miriam Coronel Ferrer won over Islamic leaders who initially balked at dealing with women.
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
The Missing Piece
Chanco, C J
Article
2016
A strong, independent labour movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice in the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte's revolution, at least so far, looks like nothing more than a reshuffling of...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
People's struggles in Latin Asia & Philippines, colonial protests during the Spanish era
Rousset, Pierre
Article
2008
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Philippines was the first country in Asia to be liberated from colonial power. The first anti-colonial revolt against Spanish rule occurred from 1896 to 1898.
Philippine revolts against Spain: Connexipedia Article
Article
Revolts during the Spanish colonial period.
Philippines: Resisting Gobble-ization: Against The Current vol. 146
Viola, Michael
Article
2011
In his latest book, Epifanio San Juan Jr. uncovers the concealed operations of power and the historic inequalities of political economic systems that have impacted Filipinos in an age of globalized cr...
Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
Lamb, Kate
Article
2016
Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
The Philippines under fire: New Internationalist March 1990
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990
An investigation into the political and cultural life of the Philippines, told in the form of a travelogue. The stories of ordinary people are interspersed with historical detail and analysis of the c...
Philippines: Walden Bello on fighting fascism
Bello, Walden
Article
2017
Walden Bello at the National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines, outlines the key elements of an anti-dictatorship program.
Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
Dickens, Amy
Article
2015
The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone....
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
Article
2015
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...
The World's Most Fashionable Prison
Mak, C K
Film/Video
2012
Fashion designer Puey Quinones works with inmates in a Philipine prison to teach them how to sew, work with fabrics and see their ideas go from sketch to finished product.

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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project
The Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project is a collaboration between the international media organization Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and national media development and support or...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...

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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
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United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Accredition of journalists violates press freedom, says Philippine union
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in strongly criticizing the provision in House Bill 362, which seeks to amend Republ...
After "Grossly Distorting" UN Views on the Internally Displaced Ata-Manobos, the Philippine Military Apologizes
Mongaya, Karlo Mikhail
2015
Human rights activists and politicians have criticized the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for distorting a statement by Chaloka Beyani, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of ...
Boracay islanders fear for their lives in battle with Philippine tourist trade
Hodal, Kate
2013
Hotel security guard is charged with murder after shooting of spokesman for Ati people, who claim ancestral land rights.
Capture the popular imagination
Coronel, Sheila
2014
Sheila Coronel is the director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Last month, she was named as the next academic dean of the journalism s...
CRUCIBLE: Neoliberalism in SEA: A Critical Turn in Philippine South
Wadi, Julkipli
2014
Neoliberalism as a frame in understanding domestic issues.
58 dead, 5 years, 0 justice in The Philippines
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is joining its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) as they launch their week-long campaign to commemorate the fifth...
Former Press Club President arrested in the Philippines
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) are dismayed by the arrest of a former president of the National Press Club by the Man...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Journalist paralyzed in attack dies a decade on, waiting for justice
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in expressing our deepest sympathies over the tragic death of a senior journalist, p...
Radio host's murder highlights dangers for journalists
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by radio journalist Joash Dignos' targeted killing in Valencia City, on the southern island of Mindanao.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
2014
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
Sources News Release
2009
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.

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