Day: October 22, 2016

Facets of injustice in US justice system

This week I came across the interesting stories of two political prisoners. Both served as soldiers under separate American wars of intervention but subsequently, for different reasons, turned against the US government. Both were arrested, and their experiences provide insights into the downside of America’s much-vaunted claims to uphold human rights and its justice system.…

Dismantling the culture of impunity

In 2015, the Philippines was number four in the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) Impunity Index, after Somalia, Iraq, and Syria. The Index lists those countries where the killers of journalists are seldom, if ever, punished, with many literally getting away with murder. The first three countries are failed states, which raises the question of…