Growing global economic distress as G7 meet ends
May 22, 2023
The global economy is being dragged down by fundamental forces that even the mighty US is still captive to. It may be the world’s dominant imperialist power but it is still merely monopoly capitalist and as such subject to the deeply-ingrained contradictions of capitalism.
The G7 summit: Will Hiroshima deliver the economic interests behind militarism?
May 19, 2023
What the G7 wants and the manner it exacts these are untenable and are only bound to hurt the majority of the world’s populations. Thus, these vested economic interests can only be pursued through relentless US warmongering and militarism. But even that is a paper tiger – people around the world are rising up with more vigorous struggles and resistance against imperialism and war.
US military spending largest in the world
May 10, 2023
US military spending is larger than of the next ten countries combined — China, Russia, India, Saudia Arabia, United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Korea, Japan, and Ukraine. The military spending of just these 11 countries in turn is more than by the remaining 180 or so other countries in the rest of the world combined.
BBM’s US trip: It’s all about US
May 9, 2023
The current Marcos Jr administration will have US support despite its deeply corrupt, dynastic and rights-violating character. Or at least as long as the US keeps getting what it wants, and the Philippines doesn’t ask for anything that the US doesn’t want to give — like real freedom and development, or sovereignty and independence.
“Independent foreign policy”? Not in WPS
June 15, 2021
Four reasons why the Kaliwa Dam Project loan is onerous
October 11, 2020
Features | President Duterte has reportedly ordered a review of loan agreements to determine if any are onerous and disadvantageous to the Filipino people. Yet the Kaliwa Dam project which has come under fire for its unfavorable Chinese loan agreement has already started.
POGOs not an essential sector, only 0.23% of gov’t annual tax revenues
May 4, 2020
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) generate minimal income and employment for the country, contrary to government’s claim that it is an essential sector and should be partially reopened.
Giving traditional Chinese medicine a bad name
April 27, 2020
The Department of Health has recently stated that it is looking into traditional Chinese medicine as a means to treat the country’s over 7,700 COVID-19 patients. However, the government’s attitude towards the otherwise renowned traditional Chinese medicine is closely tied up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which some researchers say is bad for the environment.