Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported By Clearbridge, Approved By The FDA Of The Philippines For Self-Testing

Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported by Clearbridge, is One of the Only Two COVID-19 ART Test Kits in the Philippines Approved by the FDA of the Philippines for Self-Testing Singapore, Jan 26, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia’s integrated healthcare …

‘Why I Do the Job of a Ragpicker’: Artist Who has Recycled 19 Tonnes Plastic Waste

Chennai-based artist B Gowtham was upset with the rubbish surrounding his neighbourhood and strewn across his city. The amount of pollution piling up every day and the irresponsible behaviour of residents made him feel terrible for the environment and nature. “I felt like Earth was being turned into a dump yard. People somehow have no … Continue reading “‘Why I Do the Job of a Ragpicker’: Artist Who has Recycled 19 Tonnes Plastic Waste”

Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan

A total of 100 metric tons of relief supplies were donated by Taiwan to the Philippines Jan. 26, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the New Southbound Policy target country bounce back from Typhoon Rai, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Presided over by MOFA Deputy Minister Tien Chung-kwang, the Love from Taiwan … Continue reading “Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan”

Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan

A total of 100 metric tons of relief supplies were donated by Taiwan to the Philippines Jan. 26, underscoring the government’s commitment to helping the New Southbound Policy target country bounce back from Typhoon Rai, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Presided over by MOFA Deputy Minister Tien Chung-kwang, the Love from Taiwan … Continue reading “Typhoon Rai relief supplies donated to Philippines by Taiwan”

Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported By Clearbridge, Approved By The FDA Of The Philippines For Self-Testing

Labnovation’s COVID-19 ART Test Kit, Imported by Clearbridge, is One of the Only Two COVID-19 ART Test Kits in the Philippines Approved by the FDA of the Philippines for Self-Testing Singapore, Jan 26, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia’s integrated healthcare …

Philippines’s new vaccine mandate decried as punitive and anti-poor

Punitive measures spawn rights abuses, hardships for working poor Originally published on Global VoicesA protester holds a placard which describes the ‘no vaccination, no ride’ policy as a violation of human rights. Photo by Kodao Productions, a content partner of Global Voices. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed movement restrictions for people who have yet … Continue reading “Philippines’s new vaccine mandate decried as punitive and anti-poor”

Philippines’s new vaccine mandate decried as punitive and anti-poor

Punitive measures spawn rights abuses, hardships for working poor Originally published on Global VoicesA protester holds a placard which describes the ‘no vaccination, no ride’ policy as a violation of human rights. Photo by Kodao Productions, a content partner of Global Voices. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed movement restrictions for people who have yet … Continue reading “Philippines’s new vaccine mandate decried as punitive and anti-poor”

“Gangsters of Capitalism”: Jonathan Katz on the Parallels Between Jan. 6 and 1934 Anti-FDR Coup Plot

We speak to award-winning journalist Jonathan Katz about his new book “Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire.” The book follows the life of the Marines officer Smedley Butler and the trail of U.S. imperialism from Cuba and the Philippines to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and … Continue reading ““Gangsters of Capitalism”: Jonathan Katz on the Parallels Between Jan. 6 and 1934 Anti-FDR Coup Plot”

Where are the Protests at the Vaccination Clinics to Rescue the Children?

Top photos from the recent “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Washington D.C. Bottom photos from the “Operation Rescue” movement in the late 1980s and early 1990s. by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News The Alternative Media is gushing over all the “wonderful speakers” that appeared in Washington D.C. yesterday at the Defeat the Mandates “protest.” Fox … Continue reading “Where are the Protests at the Vaccination Clinics to Rescue the Children?”

Haiti, Smedley Butler, and the Rise of American Empire

“I was a racketeer; a gangster for capitalism.” So declared famed Marine Corps officer Smedley Butler in 1935, at the end of a long career spent blazing a path for American interests in Cuba, Nicaragua, China, the Philippines, Panama, and Haiti. In a new book on Butler’s career, “Gangsters of Capitalism,” Jonathan Katz details Butler’s … Continue reading “Haiti, Smedley Butler, and the Rise of American Empire”

Deux tremblements de terre de magnitude 5,4 et 6,1 frappent le sud des Philippines

Deux tremblements de terre ont secoué le sud des Philippines samedi, mais aucun dommage majeur n’est attendu et il n’y a pas de menace de tsunami, ont déclaré les sismologues du gouvernement. L’Institut philippin de volcanologie et de sismologie (Phivolcs) a signalé qu’un tremblement de terre de 6,1 a eu lieu à 10h26 (heure locale) … Continue reading “Deux tremblements de terre de magnitude 5,4 et 6,1 frappent le sud des Philippines”

Hong Kong extends tough Covid measures into Lunar New Year, inc. 6pm dine-in ban; cancels flower markets

By Hillary Leung and Peter Lee Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that current social distancing rules will be extended to cover Lunar New Year as the city continues to see a number of Covid-19 infections linked to imported cases. “I am aware that this will let a lot of people down because … Continue reading “Hong Kong extends tough Covid measures into Lunar New Year, inc. 6pm dine-in ban; cancels flower markets”

We Need to Introduce the Term “Freedom Shitholes”

A few years ago Trump got himself in hot water by styling a number of very underdeveloped countries as “shitholes”. However, being poor is not a crime. It just means that you’re largely rural and that your cities, such as they are, have poor to non-existent infrastructure. But I think that we should seriously consider … Continue reading “We Need to Introduce the Term “Freedom Shitholes””

Covid-19 : Hong Kong interdit aux passagers de 153 pays de transiter par son aéroport

Ce 14 janvier, l’aéroport de Hong Kong a annoncé que les passagers aériens en provenance de 153 pays ne pourront plus transiter par la ville, afin de prévenir la propagation du Covid-19. Cette suspension, qui concerne tous les pays classés à «haut risque» sanitaire par les autorités hongkongaises – parmi lesquels figure la France – prendra effet le … Continue reading “Covid-19 : Hong Kong interdit aux passagers de 153 pays de transiter par son aéroport”

Typhoon Rai overwhelms the Philippines’ Queen City of the South

Metro Cebu residents struggle to rise up from devastationOriginally published on Global VoicesA passenger ship ran aground the Cebu Coastal Road while the tower of a shopping mall in the background is badly damaged. Photo by Karlo Mongaya Nearly a month after Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, rampaged through the Visayan Islands and parts … Continue reading “Typhoon Rai overwhelms the Philippines’ Queen City of the South”

US report finds Beijing ‘unlawfully claims sovereignty’ in South China Sea

The United States on Wednesday laid out its most detailed case yet against Beijing’s “unlawful” claims in the South China Sea, rejecting both the geographic and historic bases for its vast, divisive map.  In a 47-page research paper, the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs said China had no basis … Continue reading “US report finds Beijing ‘unlawfully claims sovereignty’ in South China Sea”

A dangerous myth: The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’

In her latest book, Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, world-renowned scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes, “The United States has never been ‘a nation of immigrants.’ It has always been a settler state with a core of descendants from the original colonial settlers, that … Continue reading “A dangerous myth: The US has never been ‘a nation of immigrants’”

«Rechercher les non vaccinés et les appeler à ne pas bouger» : le président philippin hausse le ton

Le président des Philippines a haussé le ton, le 6 janvier, afin de faire respecter le durcissement des restrictions dans la capitale, Manille, et dans plusieurs régions cette semaine, qui prévoient notamment le confinement des personnes non vaccinées, au moins jusqu’à la mi-janvier. J’ordonne aux chefs de village de rechercher les non vaccinés et de … Continue reading “«Rechercher les non vaccinés et les appeler à ne pas bouger» : le président philippin hausse le ton”

Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York

Taiwan films are being screened Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 13, 2022 at Metrograph in New York, according to the Ministry of Culture.   A total of 6 productions from Taiwan are taking center stage at the event as part of its Spectacles & Spirits series.   Headlining the Taiwan delegation for this year’s edition … Continue reading “Metrograph screens Taiwan films in New York”

Le Davos fait avancer la cause de l’or auprès des banques centrales

Par Tom Luongo – Le 4 décembre 2021 – Source Gold Goats ‘N Guns Il y a quelques mois, j’ai parlé des changements à venir concernant la façon dont l’adoption des nouvelles règles de Bâle III en matière de réserves bancaires modifierait le marché de l’or. En bref, ma conclusion était similaire à celle d’Alistair … Continue reading “Le Davos fait avancer la cause de l’or auprès des banques centrales”

Covid-19: Top Hong Kong gov’t official to be quarantined after 100-person birthday party for Chinese official

A top government official is to be sent to compulsory Covid-19 quarantine at Penny’s Bay after attending a birthday party on Monday for a Hong Kong delegate to China’s top legislature, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Thursday. Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui. Photo: RTHK screenshot.Lam – who was not wearing a mask – … Continue reading “Covid-19: Top Hong Kong gov’t official to be quarantined after 100-person birthday party for Chinese official”

Covid-19: Hong Kong tightens social distancing – bars, gyms, pools closed, dine-in ends 6pm

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 social distancing measures will be tightened over fears of a community outbreak, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday, as she said the city was on “the verge” of a fifth wave of infections. The decision came after Hong Kong recorded the first suspected “silent” local Covid-19 transmission in months on Tuesday. … Continue reading “Covid-19: Hong Kong tightens social distancing – bars, gyms, pools closed, dine-in ends 6pm”

Mother-Daughter Duo Start ‘Desi Cart’ for NRIs, Provide Low-Cost Shipping

In 2009, software engineer Satya Ayyagari (36), a native of Nasik, Maharashtra, first moved out of the country to pursue a career opportunity in Singapore. A few years later, she met her San Francisco-based husband on an online matrimonial app and moved to the States shortly after their wedding. Since 2017, the two have been … Continue reading “Mother-Daughter Duo Start ‘Desi Cart’ for NRIs, Provide Low-Cost Shipping”

Global Voices newsroom songs of 2021

Some of our editors shared their top song of the yearOriginally published on Global VoicesImage created by Giovana Fleck. While Global Voices has always made room for art and audio-related pieces, this year we took our love of music to a whole new level! We launched Spotify and YouTube music playlists to make our articles more … Continue reading “Global Voices newsroom songs of 2021”

Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists”

Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists” An Interview with Noam Chomsky by David Barsamian October 14, 2021. Jacobin. Noam Chomsky needs no introduction. One of the most famous public intellectuals in the world, his bibliography is enormous and his contributions to the fight for a better world endless. In a recent … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: The GOP Is a “Gang of Radical Sadists””

ROC (Taiwan) air force C-130s deliver Typhoon Rai relief supplies to Philippines

Two ROC (Taiwan) air force C-130s delivered 10 metric tons of relief supplies to the Philippines Dec. 25-26 as part of government efforts to assist the Southeast Asian country bounce back from Typhoon Rai, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   Taking off from Pingtung air force base in southern Taiwan, the transports touched down … Continue reading “ROC (Taiwan) air force C-130s deliver Typhoon Rai relief supplies to Philippines”

La question nucléaire iranienne: une diversion dans un monde privé de boussole

Le monde entier regarde désormais les négociateurs de Vienne qui se retrouvent ce lundi 27 décembre pour sauver l’accord du 14 juillet 2015. Se pourrait-il que la France dans l’Europe et l’Europe dans le monde proposent « un autre point d’équilibre dégagé de la rivalité entre les États-Unis et la Chine ? » La France dans l’Europe … Continue reading “La question nucléaire iranienne: une diversion dans un monde privé de boussole”

There’s a Filipino Couple Behind Mumbai Café That Employs Only Those With Disabilities

It has been seven odd years since Mumbai-based Aarti Nagarkar (35) moved back to India from the States, but ask her about her favourite things in life, and she says without hesitation, “Chipotle Mexican Grill, and relaxing while watching The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!” While Aarti’s workplace is barely a five-minute walk from her … Continue reading “There’s a Filipino Couple Behind Mumbai Café That Employs Only Those With Disabilities”

Epilogue sur le mouvement anti-mondialisation

Traduction d’un texte du collectif CrimeThinc qui analyse 22 ans après le blocage de l’OMC à Seattle ce que le mouvement qui a débuté à ce moment là peut nous apprendre aujourd’hui. Il y a 22 ans aujourd’hui, des anarchistes et d’autres manifestants ont réussi à bloquer et à fermer le sommet de l’Organisation mondiale … Continue reading “Epilogue sur le mouvement anti-mondialisation”

Aux Philippines, un Noël précaire pour les survivants du typhon Rai

Plus d’une semaine après le passage du typhon qui a fait près de 400 morts et des centaines de milliers de sans-abri, les survivants s’accrochent à leur famille et à leur foi après que leurs maisons ont été balayées et les festivités prévues, annulées. Après le passage du typhon Rai, qui a ravagé l’archipel le … Continue reading “Aux Philippines, un Noël précaire pour les survivants du typhon Rai”

Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific

The films cover stories on human rights abuses stemming from lockdown measures Originally published on Global VoicesOne of the films in the playlist featured Filipino activist Reina Mae Nasino, whose detention and the death of her three-month-old baby became a symbol of political repression in the Philippines during the pandemic. Photo by Kodao Productions, a … Continue reading “Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific”

Taiwan supports post-Typhoon Rai relief, reconstruction in the Philippines

Taiwan donated US$500,000 to the Philippines Dec. 22 in support of relief and reconstruction efforts following Typhoon Rai, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The extreme weather event, which impacted the central and southern regions—including Mindanao and Visayas islands—triggered severe flooding and landslides, the MOFA said, adding that it is estimated to have … Continue reading “Taiwan supports post-Typhoon Rai relief, reconstruction in the Philippines”

Super Typhoon Cuts Power, Water, Phone for 10 Million People. Health Ministry Tells Them to Get Vaccinated

A category 5 typhoon blew through the Philippines last week. The islands of Bohol (1.3 million people), Cebu (5 million people), and Negros (4.5 million) are still largely without power and running water. So are parts of southern Leyte and north-eastern Mindanao. Cellphone signal took days to restore and is still unreliable and not everywhere. … Continue reading “Super Typhoon Cuts Power, Water, Phone for 10 Million People. Health Ministry Tells Them to Get Vaccinated”