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The U.S. is Funding a War on Poor People in the Philippines

Noah Alexander Flora The Progressive
beaten and injured activist from Filipino demonstration The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte’s war on drugs, receive a significant amount of funding through U.S. foreign military financing.

Rodrigo Duterte: A Fascist Original

Walden Bello Foreign Policy in Focus
Duterte's campaign to rid the Philippines of drug users and pushers through extrajudicial executions elicited shock even among the most hardened observers. And his now legendary cursing of President Obama as a "son of a bitch" - part of an angry farewell to a long-standing alliance with Washington and an embrace of China - upended Asian geopolitics.

President Rodrigo Duterte's Killing Fields and People's War in the Philippines

E. San Juan, Jr. interviewed by Andy Piascik ZNET
While the U.S. set up the electoral system in the Philippines, the feudal/comprador classes manipulate it so that personalities, not ideology, and bribery determine the outcome. Democracy in the Philippines is actually the rule of the privileged minority of landlords, bureaucrat capitalists, and business partners of foreign mega-corporations (called compradors) over the majority. All presidential candidates promise change for the better.

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