We are calling on all progressive organizations, peace and anti-war activists to launch solidarity actions in support of the continuing struggle of the Filipino people for genuine independence.
Since 1899, U.S. troops have maintained their presence in the Philippines through permanent military and naval bases and through military agreements and treaties that undermines Philippine sovereignty. These military bases have served as launching pads for U.S. Imperialist aggression in Asia. With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) and the Joint Force 2020 ventures, U.S. troops will continue imperialist aggression in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the Philippines.
As organizations against militarism, war, and imperialism we ask that you join us in solidarity, and we kindly request a brief solidarity statement on behalf of your organization endorsing Philippine Solidarity Week by February 1, 2013. These collected statements will then be published on our website, and should be sent to bayanusa.ne [ at] gmail [dot] com
Philippine Solidarity Week begins on the anniversary of the Philippine-American War on February 4th, where various activities to build solidarity for the Filipino struggle for national liberation and genuine democracy are held. It is led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-USA ,or BAYAN-USA.
As organizers who work for the genuine liberation and democracy for all Filipino people, we would greatly appreciate it.