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Monday, May 21, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte

Danziger: Death Squads? Extrajudicial Executions? No Problem!

In Danziger’s estimation, Rodrigo Duterte — the short, ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, and allegedly murderous president of the Philippines — resembles Donald Trump’s id. Fortunately Trump can still discharge his rage on Twitter.

May 1, 2017
Trump Organization, Business Ties, Torture

How Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from American foreign policy, all to the benefit of his family’s corporate empire.

December 13, 2016

Philippine President Calls President Obama ‘Son Of A Whore’

Yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte called President Obama — the leader of the most powerful nation in history and a crucial military ally to his country in the face of an aggressive Chinese government — “son of a whore.” Obama canceled his planned meeting with Duterte shortly after.

September 6, 2016

The Philippines, Where Bodies Pile Up, But No One Talks

Very little stands in the way of Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody juggernaut. Last week the number of people killed since July 1 reached 2,400: about 900 died in police operations, and the rest are “deaths under investigation”, a term human rights activists say is a euphemism for vigilante and extrajudicial killings.

September 5, 2016