I’ve been reading Peter Hessler’s Oracle Bones, a nonfiction work that’s part-memoir, part-journalism, part-travel writing about Hessler’s years in China. One of the more intriguing sections I’ve recently finished dealt with the government’s crackdown on Falun Gong, a health system-cum-religion that gained millions of believers in the 1990s. 1,207 more words
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When I saw the video of a driver looking at her cellphone at a stoplight on Woodroffe Avenue, it felt aggravatingly familiar. I witness examples of distracted driving almost every day and I’ve been tempted to do exactly as the motorcyclist who recorded the incident did: tap on the window and call out the driver for putting other people at risk. 636 more words
A man in Anchorage, Alaska is charged with breaking into the homes of people on the sex offender list and assaulting them.
In the past few weeks, many people have asked my opinion on the new Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte. At first, I was embarrassed to tell them that I didn’t know much about Duterte. 1,510 more words
‘Stop arming the fishermen!’ – Pamalakaya to new BFAR Chief
Manila, Philippines – The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) on Monday denounced the militaristic approach of the new Director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Eduardo Gongona in resolving the illegal activities in the Philippine waters. 432 more words