I am elated to have coauthored a commissioned piece for New Left Review – Sidecar, together with Herbert Docena and Joshua Makalintal. Going beyond conventional explanations of disinformation, our essay presents a socialist historical analysis of Bongbong Marcos’ victory in the May 2022 Philippine presidential elections. It also builds on our essay on labour leader Leody De Guzman’s historic presidential candidacy, which appeared in Jacobin, a U.S.-based magazine dedicated to socialist perspectives on politics, economy, and culture.

Our NLR – Sidecar essay was translated into Spanish and published in El Salto Diario, an independent alternative daily newspaper in Madrid. A longer version of this piece, commissioned by Jacobin, will also be published soon.

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