‘Repressed’ nation

How ironic—or maybe not—that the Philippines marked Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, with cops taking in six union organizers and a journalist for the nonbailable crime of illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Coming on the heels of President Duterte’s blow-hot-blow-cold pronouncements on human rights, the arrests followed a disturbing pattern of state operations … Continue reading ‘Repressed’ nation