Rappler's latest stories on authoritarianism
[ANALYSIS] Pandemic and the new authoritarianism
Far-right nationalism and authoritarianism ride on economic and social exclusion to stoke anger and heighten fear – political currencies for their electoral victories
Networked propaganda: False narratives from the Marcos arsenal
Conclusion: For the Marcos comeback playbook, facts don't matter
Sedition case vs Robredo, opposition figures part of Duterte's 'authoritarian experiment' – De Lima
Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes the sedition case filed by the administration against Vice President Leni Robredo and her allies is 'a cog in [the] game plan to silence' democratic opposition
[ANALYSIS] 2019 elections: The jolt we all need
Perhaps we need to realize that we are no longer in the realm of politics as usual and take seriously the task of forging an effective mass political movement to head off the Final Solution
Book on Martial Law launched: 'It is happening again'
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
Duterte and the saints, digital authoritarianism, Harvey Weinstein | Midday wRap
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Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally – study
'Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,' says Freedom House
[OPINION] Letter to Brazilian friends on eve of Brazil's presidential polls
Will Brazil's clone of the Philippines' Duterte come to power?
[ANALYSIS] Sieg Heil deja vu? Understanding the extreme right's global rise
The extremist movements in Asia, while benefiting the elites, enjoy the support of the middle classes
1 in 3 Filipinos open to authoritarianism before Duterte – surveys
Surveys conducted from 2002 to 2014 show some Filipinos agree with scrapping elections in favor of a strong leader and letting the military take over government
Political scientists give budding 'authoritarian’ Duterte low marks
Rodrigo Duterte's presidency gets a score of 5 out of 10 for his 'increasingly authoritarian' ways
[OPINION | Newspoint] The great sellout
If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation
[OPINION] Markets vs Duterte: Where do we draw the line?
A lot of Duterte’s market interventions so far seem to stem not from a well-informed or genuine desire to correct so-called 'market failures,' but from an urge to brandish the awesome powers of the state whichever way possible
[OPINION] The new normal
Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.
Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Is Duterte a dictator, a fascist, or a populist?
Is the president any of the three?
Ateneo president calls revolutionary gov't a 'dangerous idea'
'By centralizing power in the hands of a few, RevGov directly undermines democratic institutions and the economy. Indeed our very own experience of years of authoritarian rule during Martial Law compels us to reject any moves to establish a RevGov,' Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin says.
[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice
Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.
Experts warn against rise of democracies mixed with authoritarianism
The rising trend of hybrid regimes in Southeast Asia is tagged as a major challenge to democracy today
Can Duterte do a Marcos?
Our babyboomer mayor president may think he is living in the 1970s but things have changed a lot since then
Lessons from my father
President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong He does not command my obedience nor adulation It is the nation and not one person that commands me
The fragility of democracy: Why we can’t just ‘move on’ from EDSA 1
Perhaps it’s best to remember EDSA 1 not as one great wholesale victory for democracy but rather as a testament to the fragile nature of democracy
[Newspoint] The Duterte show goes on
Authoritarianism is in fact observed to obtain now effectively
How the unfulfilled EDSA revolt led to Duterte
The failure to deliver on the promises of the People Power Revolution made the rise of Duterte politically possible
Conclusion: Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda
The November 25 and 30 mass actions have confirmed two things: first the existence of a critical mass of warm bodies to comprise the pro democracy movement; and second the emergence of young people or millennials as a new force to reckon with
Marcos at the Libingan: Fears of a resurgent authoritarian regime
The seeming lack of commitment of the State to play by the rules and the absence of oversight functions to temper these transgressions resurrect the dormant fear of many Filipinos of the horrors of an authoritarian regime
Marcos burial, democracy and authoritarianism
This realignment of political forces would likely define the course of political developments in the coming months as the perceived autocratic forces pursue an authoritarian agenda
China’s defense, Martial Law torture, virtual reality | 12PM wRap
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Lest we forget martial law
That day was said to be the beginning of one of the darkest eras in Philippine history
Did social media really spark Arab Spring?
Amid a fierce debate in academic circles an upcoming book argues that social media and new technology made a key difference in the Arab Spring