The uber-rich are becoming uber-richer in these times of disaster.
a life on fire
We must not return to the “good old days” before Covid
A better world is possible. We just need to make sure we build it.
Trump and Duterte: Birds of the same feather
In November 2017, US president Donald Trump and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte met during the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines. It was a meeting of two authoritarian populists who have caused so much pain and […]
Can legalizing sex work really protect sex workers?
While decriminalization and legalization may offer some protection for sex workers, does it really solve the problem?
Events from my day today reminded me that that we have, indeed, been raised by the system to be individualist. We’ve been reared to compete against each other, to be territorial, to prioritize our own self-interests over the collective good. We’ve been molded by the system into thinking that collective action, unity, and common good isn’t “in,” it’s not beneficial for our own self-interests. Working together will never achieve or amount to anything.
What we tend to forget is that, throughout history, no one person, alone, was able to introduce substantial change. True, there may have been exceptional figures/personas in history, but they’ve always been backed by groups, collectives, movements.
In the quest for social justice and meaningful change, to work alone, individually, is to ultimately, utterly fail.
The Qutb Minar
My 2019 Delhi exploration continued.
Delhi’s Red Fort and the Jama Masjid
I spent a total of four days in the city, but even if I had four years, I would probably never get my fill of Delhi.
I got the opportunity to visit Agra in 2019. Despite being in the middle of the semester going crazy over term papers and thesis, I went. Never regretted a single moment.
Asserting land rights
Genuine agrarian reform in the Philippines still seems like an unreachable dream, but it is one that land rights activists continue to fight for.