On Duterte’s brutal methods

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“ Loved by many in the Philippines for his confrontational style, the president has lashed out at his critics, labeling the United Nations ‘stupid’ and former US president Barack Obama a ‘son of a whore’. He also announced he personally killed criminals, including throwing one suspect to his death from a helicopter. The Philippine house of representatives approved a version of the death penalty bill this month that will allow the execution of drug convicts by hanging,firing squad, or legal injection ”

Oliver Holmes, ‘Philippine president swears  at European MPs over death penalty criticism’, The Guardian

On terrorism’s universality

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” Terrorism is a tactic, not a religion, and it has been employed in the past 150 years by Muslims, Jews, anarchists, communists, Christians and Buddhists, all of whom were to some extent motivated by their beliefs ”

‘The Guardian view on fear of Islam: terrorism is not a religion’, The Guardian

Climate change or Social change?

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