The Intensifying Drug War in the Philippines is a War Against the People

Thousands of people have been killed without trial in anti-drug operations so far this year, by the police and by hired vigilantes, including over 80 in the week ending Saturday, August 19th. This has been the bloodiest week in Duterte’s war on drugs. A survey has said that a majority of Filipinos are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” that they or someone they know will be a victim of extra-judicial killings. Instead of treating the underlying disease, the government’s forces are choosing to literally kill the patient.

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No to fascism in the USA! No to airstrikes in the Philippines!

On August 12th, antifascists, antiracists, radical queers, anarchists and socialists marched from a militant event in solidarity with the Charlottesville martyrs to join an event denouncing one of the american regime's latest threats overseas. Pentagon officials are reportedly considering escalating US military involvement in the Philippines to include a new bombing mission. The event was hosted by local organizers of the International League of People's Struggle US. [fb]

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