This story comes from Mike Clancy, an old friend from Manila who was thrown out of the Philippines for reasons I’m still not quite clear about, but he offended one of the corporate cartels in some way. He was getting too successful as a political commentator, being quoted in many Manila newspapers in opposition to government policies, and the elites decided it was time he left. He now lives in Queensland.
This story gets across the way the world works if you’re not one of the moneyed classes. There are other similar stories on Mike’s blog, Working with words. I find his stories read like thrillers. But this is real life – not so many happy endings. Where else do these people get a chance for their voices to be heard?
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