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Fight the U.$. invasion of the Philippines
Date Wednesday February 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley 121 Wheeler Hall
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Fight the U.$. invasion of the Philippines Featuring: Music by Diskarte Namin Speakers from the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines Following up on a “successful” invasion of Afghanistan which destroyed the country and killed thousands of civilians, the u.s. is taking it’s “war on terrorism” to the Philippines, starting with 600 u.s. soldiers who arrived in January. Bush has promised $100 million in aid and special forces to fight the war in the Philippines, specifically aimed at fighting the group Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao. This invasion is not really intended to defeat the Abu Sayyaf, a small bandit group which even the u.s. and philippine governments say has a small base and little power. The u.s. and Filipino governments are looking to strengthen their hold on the island of Mindanao for military and commercial property. The multi-nationals Dole and Del Monte have huge pineapple plantations on Mindanao, and the united states is eyeing Mindanao for a strategic military seaport as well as its oil and mineral reserves. The true intention of the u.s. is to eliminate the genuine people's movements which are standing up for the rights of the Filipino people and opposing u.s. interests--particularly the National Democratic movement and the movement of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. This terrorism by the U.$. and their puppet government in the Philippines has already forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes in the face of bombing by the Filipino military that has killed hundreds. As the two governments step up their attacks, the people’s resistance in the Philippines also grows. Come learn about the U.$. invasion of the Philippines and what we can do in this country to support the Filipino people’s right to self-determination.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:25 AM
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