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Beijing and the South China Sea: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Chinese island building in the South China Sea On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague handed down an almost 500-page long decisi...

End the Drug War: Philippines President Duterte Says Kill All Drug Dealers

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Anthony Papa

A former prosecutor who ruled the court room with an iron fist, he easily scored a victory in May when he defeated his opponents and won the presidency of the Philippines.

Managing the End of the Marcos Regime and the Rise of Corazon Aquino

ADST | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
ADST

Opposing the rule of Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos, Senator Benigno Aquino returned from exile in the U.S. in August 1983, only to be assassinated upon his arrival in Manila.

U.S. Policy Shifts From Détente to Deterrence in the South China Sea

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Andrew Lam

China's expansionist designs on the region's strategic shipping lanes and untapped natural resources are turning it into the next global hotspot.

Exxon Set to Be Investigated in the Philippines as Well as New York

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

People in the Philippines know that they are at the end of a terrible chain reaction that destroys homes, ruins health and takes lives and livelihoods. It violates their basic human rights, so they, like many others, are starting to seek climate justice.

From Pineapple to Puma (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Leather made of pineapple?! Well, not exactly. Carmen Hijosa is the brain behind the new textile Pinatex, which by the first glance and touch might as...

How "Liter of Light" is Illuminating the Globe With Repurposed Two-Liter Bottles

Culture-ist | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Culture-ist

Liter of Light is the latest project launched by the MyShelter Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing low-cost, innovative green technology to rural communities with limited resources.

How Would You Feel If China Flew Spy Planes a Dozen Miles From the California Coast?

Hugh White | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Hugh White

CANBERRA -- One can feel at least a twinge of sympathy for China's position. Imagine how Americans would feel if Chinese military aircraft and ships conducted regular surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions within a few dozen miles of America's Pacific coast.

Fashion Raises Funds for Nepal Relief

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Lauri Lyons

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 7,000 people, and left the country ravaged in need of acute social and structural reconstruction.

LGBT Rights + Immigration Rights = Justice

Rev. Noel Bordador | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Noel Bordador

Sometimes, all immigrants are lumped together as a threat to the national and financial security of these United States. I am saddened that we are all characterized as such, but I want you to know that the majority of immigrants are not only law-abiding citizens and residents, but we have a great love of this country and much to contribute.

Behind the Scenes at Miss Universe: What Really Happens

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Paula Froelich

Several weeks ago, Miss Universe pageant officials, naively or not, asked me if I wanted to come down for a few days for a Miss Congeniality-esque experience while the 88 women who had qualified from their respective countries got ready for the big night. Of course I did.

A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, 3,000 People Are Still Homeless

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan's fury, Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child ...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

#childrennotsoldiers

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

This story is fiction, but it could unfold in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or Libya or the Central African Republic or Colombia or Ukraine or Gaza or the Philippines or anywhere in at least 23 countries around the world where conflicts affect children.

Hitting Close to Home: Homophobia and Transphobia In Asia = Family Violence

Grace Poore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Poore

While many of those interviewed spoke to societal discrimination and repeated experiences of exclusion in public spaces, at work and at school, the family was reported to be the primary perpetrator of violence against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people.

Typhoon in the Philippines: Equality Amidst Adversity

Ging Cristobal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ging Cristobal

Natural disasters do not affect everyone equally or in the same ways. The burning questions are not just about whether we get adequate nourishment or shelter, but also if it is safe to be who we are. Are shelters open to openly gay/lesbian people or transgender individuals?

DEVASTATED

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines -- TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) -- As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died in one Philippine city ...

Fifty Years of 'The Dream': A Family History of Social Justice

Ben de Guzman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Ben de Guzman

Fifty years since Dr. King shared his Dream with the nation, we are at another pivotal moment in civil rights history.

Hottest Travel Destinations Of 2013

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The world is still vast, and even as you check iconic places off your bucket list, there's a craving to set sail for the new, the next, the undiscovered. To determine which destinations like Bahia Ballena are coming up on the radar, T+L asked safari experts and art dealers, cutting-edge chefs and even branding agencies where they're seeing a new neighborhood emerge or wineries getting more acclaim.

McDonald's Has Curly Fries?

Foodbeast | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Foodbeast

There's no denying McDonald's sets the gold standard when it comes to straight fried potato-ey goodness, but are they ready to seize the short and curly market as well?

PHOTOS: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels 2012

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The results of the annual Travel + Leisure survey are in and it is time to name the world's best hotels for 2012.

From Manila to Montego Bay, Meatless Monday Goes Global

Peggy Neu | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home
Peggy Neu

What started in 2003 as a U.S. public health campaign has now become a full-fledged global movement with homegrown versions of a "cut out meat one day a week" program in 21 countries.

Can't Look Away: Learning To Love Asian TV

Joseph Jones | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Joseph Jones

Like enormous militaristic glee clubs, each regiment -- all color coordinated and representing a different branch of the PLA -- would harmonize patriotically about the glories of the motherland.

Saved to Serve

Ryan Leslie | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Ryan Leslie

You may know the Salvation Army for it's signature bell-ringing and red kettles outside of department stores during the holidays, I know the organization as a remarkable prism of social service.

Yank Him, Obama; Reagan Would Have

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phil Bronstein

Why is Mr. Obama not paying attention to the piece of the Reagan legacy in the Philippines that we'll call "dealing effectively with a dictator who's lost his grip?"