[Marxism] Protests hit Oz-Philippines military pact

Peter Boyle peterb at greenleft.org.au
Tue Jun 12 00:16:08 MDT 2012


Australian mining companies are already ravaging the traditional land of
Indigenous peoples in the Philippines and now they are hoping to get
ratified a military agreement that will allow Australian troops to enter
the Philippines for "combined training, exercises, or other activities
mutually approved by the Parties". Protests broke out in Manila on June 6,
2012 as the Philippines Senate was deliberating the ratification of this
controversial 'visiting forces' military pact with the Australian
government that had been signed by the disgraced former President Gloria
Arroyo in 2007. Anti-war groups in the Philippines are seeking Australian
solidarity for their campaign to block the ratification. Green Left TV
spoke to Reihana Mohideen, an anti-war and socialist activist in Manila.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GK28jgb-UM

Published on 11 Jun 2012 by GreenLeftTV<http://www.youtube.com/user/GreenLeftTV>



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