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US marines, British combat forces end Afghan operations, prepare withdrawal

The last US marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations on Sunday as they packed up to leave the country and transferred a massive military base to the Afghan military. 10 more words

Philippines: LGBT Activists Call For Justice on 'National Day of Outrage'

“In line with the recent cases of crime and violence against transpeople. STRAP and other lgbt organization held the National Day of Outrage at the UP Sunken Garden. 145 more words


More on the ladyboy murder

In the Philippines, theese days, the murder of a ladyboy take the head lines. BenigO says what has to be said.

And, sure, the New York Times and the Associated Press, as Ching points out, have both signed up to a so-called “style guide” that, get this, “addresses gender inaccuracy and homophobia in the news.” How exactly choosing to address Jennifer by his real name may be construed as “homophobia” is anyone’s guess.

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Bold Alligator.

I don’t know whose job it is to name exercises and wars, but I want that job. No, I need it. “Bold Alligator”? Oh, how I want to be paid to invent crazy names for military exercises … 39 more words

US Navy

Out now! US troops, out now!

Out there, there is too much that the mainstream media have published; out there, it’s been a taboo topic. If you’re still trying to figure it out, now is the best time to stand up for justice. 611 more words


WATCH: U.S. Marine survives headshot from Taliban sniper

A video of three U.S. Marines conducting an operation in southern Afghanistan shows one Marine surviving a direct headshot from a Taliban sniper.

The chilling video, posted to YouTube by veteran Sam Arnold in late September, has garnered more than 1 million views. 119 more words


Re-examining the former US Military Bases in the Philippines

My progressive lolas, Aida Santos and Ninotchka Rosca, are up in arms against what happened in Subic.

Learned from Aida that a comprehensive people development program for former “entertainment” industry stake holders in the former US military bases was never funded by Philippine government since the time of Cory Aquino. 41 more words