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.
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.
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.
May 2, 2023
IBON Executive Director on Pres. Marcos Jr’s meeting with US Pres. Biden
January 28, 2017
America’s inauguration of its 45th President sent jitters across the world as to the future of foreign policies, said research group IBON. For the Philippines, whose economy has been influenced largely by the US for many decades, this is an opportune time to rethink its economic policies and its relations not only with the superpower […]
November 14, 2016
During the swearing-in of the new United States (US) ambassador to the Philippines in early November, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the “logic” of the “indelible” US-Philippine alliance is “as compelling today as [it has] ever been”. Newly sworn-in US ambassador Sung Kim in turn highlighted the “ironclad” Mutual Defense Treaty, the […]
October 21, 2016
For daring the US and others to withdraw their aid, President Rodrigo Duterte has been called a “psychopath”. For those whose way of thinking has been systematically warped by colonialism and neocolonialism/imperialism, it is plain madness. As a poor country, why would we shun the “altruism” of rich countries like the US? On the contrary, […]