Samuel Moyn’s vicious and unprincipled attack on Michael Ratner, one of the finest human rights attorneys of our time, was published in the New York Review of Books (NYRB) on September 1.
Many of us have been screaming about it at the tops of our lungs for years and years, writing about it, making videos about it, organizing conferences on it. Yet it is ineluctably unknowable.
The super unprecedentedly ginormous Building Back Better bill is widely advertised as costing $3.5 trillion – and I think we’d all love to hear just a few hundred more times how Senator Joe Manchin won’t stand for it, wouldn’t we? But that number is spread over 10 years.
From Sept 18-26, tens of thousands of people are taking action for a culture of peace and active nonviolence, free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction.
The International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) is endorsing and supporting the educational webinar series initiated by the ILPS Philippines entitled “End the US-Duterte Regime: An Educational Webinar Series and Global Action for the National and Democratic Struggles in the Philippines”.
The Filipino people are experiencing ever growing discontent and more and more people are rejecting the Duterte regime, with calls for an ouster mounting. Recent exposes on corruption amounting to billions, the bungling COVID-19 response, widespread human rights abuses, and a kowtowing to China and the US have been steadily eroding Duterte’s hold on power. Calls for accountability and cases filed in the ICC are now hounding the Administration. Given this, the Duterte regime is keen on staying in and keeping power and evading accountability. The current President has already expressed his plans on running for vice president in the 2022 national elections, while his lackeys and cronies are also setting themselves up to run for higher offices.
With this situation, the Filipino people are calling for international solidarity in their struggle to depose a tyrant and hold him and his cronies accountable. An educational webinar series discussing the Philippine situation – its social context and the local movements – is being organized by the ILPS Philippines to better present the situation to the international community.
The educational webinar series will be held on Saturdays, 9 PM Philippine time. The specific webinar schedules are as follows:
Sept. 11 (9 PM Manila) : Understanding the Roots and Crisis of Semi-Colonial and Semi-Feudal Philippines
Sept. 25 (9 PM Manila) : Imperialism in a Multi-Polar World: Where does the Philippines Stand?
October 2 (9 PM Manila) : Peoples' Struggle for National and Social Liberation, Development, and Peace
His take on the two biggest dangers the world faces. Think you know what they are? Want a great explanation you can share with others?
Got questions? Fill out this form to email our team directly!