EXCLUSIVE: Concerned Filipino Mark Lopez on his open letter to US Congress

The open letter to the US Congress penned by Mark Lopez of Philippines has gone viral across social media and major outlets covering both Philippine and American politics. In this exclusive interview, Lopez told The Duran that if not for the power of social-media, Rodrigo Duterte may have meet the same fate as Muammar Gadaffi, Saddam Hussein, or Manuel Noriega

US CONGRESS: Israel first–First Amendment second

Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are attempting to pass legislation which would criminalise the boycotting of Israel and also criminalise the advocacy of such boycotts. The legislation is clearly unconstitutional, yet this hasn’t stopped many in Congress from advocating for new restrictive laws.

5 reasons the Malorossiya declaration is a modest proposal that the EU, Russia and US should support

Today’s Malorossiya declaration gives most international parties who are observing the conflict in Donbass, most of what they have wanted for years. On inspection, the proposals are the opposite of radical, they are entirely reasonable. They do not require the Russian Federation to absorb new territory and it would restore human rights in Ukraine/Malorossiya to pre-2014 levels or better.