Unravelling Duterte’s Iron Hand in the Time of COVID-19

After 75 days of hard lockdown, the Philippines has had the longest community quarantine in the world to date. The lockdown, or enhanced community quarantine, although initially declared to last from 15 March until 15 April, has been extended twice: first for one more month up to 15 May, and then for two more weeks until 30 May. Starting in June, the country declared its intention to slowly open up again.

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Walden Bello: The global rise of the far right [Video]

From Erdogan to Orban, from Bolsonaro to Duterte: we are witnessing a global rise of reactionary nationalist, racist and anti-feminist forces and a rapid de-democratization of political systems.

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