Nationwide Phone Barrage to Demand an End to US Militarization in the Philippines
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Time: 1 PM-5 PM Eastern | 10 AM-2 PM Pacific | 12-4 PM Central
Location: From your very own phone to Sec. of State John Kerry’s Office – (202) 647-5291
Under the guise of friendship and humanitarian concern in the wake of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster, Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting the Philippines Dec. 16-18 to meet with senior Philippine officials and tour the devastation in Tacloban. We aren’t fooled! The goal of Kerry’s visit is to push for the signing of a new US-Philippines military agreement— Framework Agreement for Increased Rotational Presence and Enhanced Defense Cooperation–which would usher in thousands of troops, warships, drones and armaments into the Philippines, in violation of the country’s sovereignty and leading to more human rights abuses of civilians. He will also push for the Trans Pacific Partnership–a neoliberal economic agreement that has been dubbed “NAFTA on steroids” and which would have disastrous results on the economies of developing nations and trillions of dollars in benefits for the world’s 1%.
Join BAYAN-USA and others who believe in promoting peace, not war, in the Philippines in a day of action to condemn further militarization and exploitation of the Philippines.
Call U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s office at (202) 647-5291 to voice your concern over his visit to the Philippines to discuss a US-RP Access Agreement and to push the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement!
For quick training video: https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10201584226423386
For more information: www.bayanusa.org
Local actions in Los Angeles, New York, San Jose and San Francisco are also being planned. Check out www.bayanusa.org for updates on where and when.
Kerry: We say NO to Access Agreement in the Philippines! US Out of the Philippines!
Aquino: DEFEND Philippine Sovereignty! No to Access Agreement!
We Need Genuine Relief Aid NOT Militarization!