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Momentous Christmas mission stirs Filipinos’ outrage over Chinese aggression

Everyone on board the MV Kapitan Felix Oca—including youth and student leaders, fishers, indigenous peoples, activists, members of civil organizations—knew that the three-day mission to Lawak Island in the Spratlys was fraught with danger. But they signed up, anyway. So that when the first civilian-led mission aimed at bringing Christmas cheer to Filipino troops and...


The way forward from the dire crises in Myanmar

Editor’s note: This is the address delivered by Dr. Cynthia Maung at the 2022 Asean Civil Society Conference/Asean Peoples’ Forum held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last Nov. 3-5. The author is a Karen medical doctor and founder of Mae Tao Clinic at the Myanmar-Thailand border, which has been providing free healthcare services for internally displaced...