Philippines leader seeks to play off superpowers to win economic concessions
New president threatens martial law while leaning on ‘left’ parties for support
Forced evictions, poverty wages and repression is the reality for millions
Thousands killed and 11 million affected by strongest storm ever
In February of this year, crowds gathered on the streets of Manila to commemorate the ‘People Power’ revolution of twenty years.
ON February 24, a Friday, the Philippine media reported an aborted coup d’etat allegedly launched by rebel military forces against the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Workers and poor need to fight on independent socialist programme
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the ‘People Power’ mass movement of 1986, which brought down the hated Marcos dictatorship, Philippines president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, declared a State of Emergency. This was ostensibly […]
The ‘liberal-democratic’ political system of the Philippines is in freefall.
Medium-sized rallies are being organised on an almost daily basis in the Philippines with the aim of driving the pro-US President Arroyo from power.