Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Protests Erupt Against U.S. Military Exercises and Expansion of U.S. Military Footprint in The Philippines

by Jeremy Kuzmarov, published on CovertAction Magazine, May 2, 2023 Filipinos Don’t Want to Be Used as a “Footstool for American Power Projection and Provocation” Says Filipino Peace Activist This past month, more than 3,000 U.S. and Filipino soldiers participated in a three-week live-fire military exercise called Balikatan, which included a drill to blow up a mock Chinese warship in[…]

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U.S. Uses Taiwan As a Pawn in War For China

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, April 4, 2023 While the U.S.-NATO war against Russia in Ukraine continues unabated, the U.S. is preparing at breakneck speed for war with China, using Taiwan as the excuse. Taiwan, like Ukraine, is a pawn. The military and economic threats on both China and Russia are a desperate bid to quash the emergence[…]

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Supporting New U.S. bases in the Philippines Isn’t an Option

by Bernadette Ellorin and Azadeh Shahshahani, published in The Progressive, March 20, 2023 The Philippines remains the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the Indo-Pacific region, having received more than $1.14 billion in funding from 2015 to 2022. These bases were used in every major U.S. war in the twentieth century, as well as serving as “rest and recreation” sites[…]

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