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Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Border Detention During a Vigil for Child Refugees

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and “Documented” director was handcuffed and held by the U.S. Border Patrol at McAllen Airport in Texas on Tuesday.

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 READ MORE



On International Women’s Day, Philippines Bid to Set the Record for the Biggest ‘Woman’ Symbol

More than 10,000 people gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday in a bid to set a world record for the largest formation of the gender symbol for “woman.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 READ MORE



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The WWII Soldier Who Refused to Believe the War Was Over Dies at 91

One Japanese soldier remained at his post in the Philippines for 29 years in denial that the Second World War had ended. In his country, he is considered a hero.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE


Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE


Why Elizabeth Warren Should Run for President

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: It’s Elizabeth Warren’s country. Hillary Clinton just lives in it. Why Wal-Mart should be worried. Truthdigger of the Week Jeremy Hammond is sentenced to a decade in prison, and we get an update on the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE


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Haiyan: A Disaster Made Worse by Greed

The Philippines, which is one of the poorest and least developed nations on the planet, has had little hand in creating the conditions that nurtured Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as it’s known locally), possibly the worst storm in recorded human history.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE


‘Goliath’: How Israel Became the Third Rail of Journalism

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Three Jews talk about Israel. Also: The human error of Typhoon Yolanda, and a rap to save public art.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE


‘Goliath’: How Israel Became the Third Rail of Journalism

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Three Jews talk about Israel. Also: The human error of Typhoon Yolanda, and a rap to save public art.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE



Typhoon Haiyan Demands Climate Action at the U.N. Summit in Warsaw

Typhoon Haiyan, a storm of historic proportions, has devastated the largely impoverished population of the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 READ MORE


Filipino Climate Chief: ‘Stop This Madness’

Yeb Saño choked up while speaking at the international climate conference in Warsaw in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which is estimated to have killed more than 10,000 people: “I speak for the countless people who will no longer be able to speak for themselves after perishing from the storm.”

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Philippines: State of Calamity; Struggle for Survivors (Video)

Authorities say at least 9.1 million people across 41 provinces have been displaced, injured or otherwise affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful ever to hit land and experts say the deadliest natural disaster to strike the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 1: Climate Talks Open With Tears

The UN Climate Change Convention has begun its annual conference in the Polish capital, where the opening ceremony was overshadowed by the awful reality of the suffering in the Philippines.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE


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Typhoon Devastates the Philippines; Death Tally Soaring

Potentially the most powerful typhoon on record, Haiyan swept across the Philippines on Friday and is heading for Vietnam, leaving a massive wake of death and destruction. But wait for the death toll—early reports rarely bear up.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 READ MORE


Doha Climate Talks Roundup

An activist observer of the negotiations in Doha, Qatar, this week dismissed offers by developed countries as “an empty shell, an insult to our futures. There is literally no point in countries signing up to this sham of a deal, which will lock the planet in to many more years of inaction.”

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Israel-Born Daughter of Foreign Worker Faces Deportation

The Israeli Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that it will deport the 4-year-old daughter of a foreign worker despite the fact that the girl was born and attended school in Israel. (more)

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38 Dead in Christmas Attacks

Attacks in the Philippines and Nigeria have killed at least 38 people as anti-Christian violence came in the form of a series of bomb attacks against churches during Christmas festivities.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010 READ MORE


Over 30 Civilians Killed in Philippines Massacre

More than 40 people were kidnapped and at least 30 killed Monday in the Philippines in what authorities consider to be a politically motivated massacre, according to the Los Angeles Times. The group of civilians, which included several journalists, was overcome ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 23, 2009 READ MORE


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Typhoon Toll in Taiwan 500 and Counting

Typhoon Morakot has claimed more than 500 lives in Taiwan since the storm hit the island’s southern region a week ago. Thousands more may still be trapped, according to local reports, making Morakot the worst natural disaster to strike the island in half a century.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 READ MORE


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Things to Do in Prison ... in the Philippines

Filipino prisoners feel the “funk of forty thousand years” and perform with eerie skillfulness the entire music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” In case you needed it, this is further proof that the world remains a very strange place. A must-see, especially on a Friday. (Via BoingBoing)

Posted on Jul 20, 2007 READ MORE


And the Hits Just Keep on Coming…

An audit of American rebuilding projects in Iraq turns up millions of dollars stuffed into footlockers, a U.S. soldier gambling away Iraqi money, and other inspiring tales of the same ilk. | story

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