Author: Christopher Agripino Kennedy

Patriarchy, White Supremacy, And Gun Violence In The U.S.

As of April 22, 2021, the Gun Violence Archive has recorded 159 incidents of mass shootings in the United States this year alone. That number is nearly double what was reported on the same day last year, which was 87. Both of these numbers are far too high. In March

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Attorney Against Terror Bill Stabbed In Iloilo

The National Union of People’s Lawyers (N.U.P.L.) in the Philippines has recorded over 50 killings of lawyers and judges they say are “prima facie related to their work,” (“prima facie” meaning based on the first impression, or assumed correct until disproven) according to a statement reported by ABS-CBN News. On

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Duterte’s War On Drugs Brings Further Deaths

On January 23rd, members of both the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Marines attempted to serve a warrant to a residential community in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The compound was tied to Pendatun Adsis Talusan, a former village chief, who the police suspected of involvement in the illegal drug trade.

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A.F.P. Poses Medic’s Body For Post-Mortem “Trophy” Photo

On November 28th, 22-year-old Jevilyn Cullamat was killed in a clash between the New People’s Army (N.P.A.) and a 12-man Philippine Army Special Forces Team in the mountains of Surigao del Sur. Known in the communist movement as Ka Reb, Cullamat was a medic in the Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda platoon

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Ethiopian Federal Forces Warn “No Mercy” As They Surround Mekelle

Ethiopian federal forces took military control of Idaga Hamus in their march toward the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle on November 21st. Military officials have been sending out warnings to the civilians in Mekelle ahead of their arrival. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces a 72 hour time frame to

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Massacre In Ethiopia Raises Concerns Over Ethnic War

In a report posted on November 12th, Amnesty International confirmed “scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) town” on the 9th of November. Gruesome photographs and videos were digitally verified by the organization, which geo-located them to Mai-Kadra in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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Armed Pro-Trump Protesters Outside Counting Centers Post-Election Day

In the wake of a contentious presidential election, a number of U.S. cities saw protesters take to the streets. While some cities saw benevolent, celebratory gatherings, others saw marches of angry Trump supporters casting doubt on the validity of the results. Many of these protests were patrolled by armed members

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Fear Of Communism Leads To Red-Tagging And Threats In The Philippines

Red-tagging in the Philippines is the practice of branding people, usually activists and dissenters, as members of the communist rebellion and associating them with the armed wing – the New People’s Army. It is a practice that has become commonplace during Duterte’s term as he has refused to negotiate peace

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China And Tibet Respond To U.S. Appointment Of Tibet Special Coordinator

After years of remaining vacant, the position of Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues has been filled by Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro. Assistant Secretary Destro currently serves in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Concerns have been voiced by the International Campaign for Tibet that the appointment has

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China Facing Tensions With The U.S., Taiwan, And The Philippines

China has recently been facing rising tensions with a number of parties in the Asia Pacific region. Foreign relations with Taiwan, the Philippines, and the United States have been growing tenser with some actions by each country seen as escalation. Monday, Philippine Navy Chief Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo of

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Rooting Out The Violence In DeSantis’s Anti-Protest Bill

The looming specter of state-sanctioned violence, in the form of police brutality and extrajudicial killings, is a constant source of tension for communities of color in the United States. Last summer, that tension may have hit a tipping point. Summer 2020 saw a several-month-long series of riots following the murders

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Taiwan Military Says It Has Right To Counter-Attack Amid China Threats

On Friday, September 18th, China sent 18 Chinese aircraft across the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait – an action perceived as a provocation by the Taiwanese government. The aircraft included two H-6 bombers, eight J-16 fighters, four J-10 fighters, and four J-11 fighters. Monday, Taiwan released a statement declaring its

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India And China Accuse Each Other Of Firing Shots At Tense Border

On Monday, shots were reportedly fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the disputed border between China and India. Both sides have accused the other of opening fire. The last time shots were fired along the border between India and China was in 1975 when Indian troops were

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