Category Archives: Imperialism

Bayan holds rally to mark 20th anniversary of bases treaty rejection

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today marked the 20th anniversary of the Philippine Senate's rejection of a new bases treaty with the United States, with a protest action in front of the US embassy. Twenty-years ago in September 16, amid intense public pressure and protests, 12 Philippine senators voted to reject a new treaty with the US, which ended the nearly four decades of US military basing in the Philippines. Read More »

US won’t pull out troops in PH despite so-called “gains” vs terror

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today assailed the Aquino government for not demanding the pull-out of 600 United States Special Forces elements "permanently stationed" in Mindanao since 2002. The call came just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks which triggered the US-led global "war on terror". The "war on terror" resulted in direct US military aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and "secret wars" in some 70 other countries. Read More »

US debt crisis should also be wake up call for the Philippines

This was the reaction of the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan to the downgrading of the United States credit rating and the Philippine government's statement that the downgrade should be a wake-up call for the US. Palace spokesman Ricky Carandang recently said that the downgrade should push the US to address its economic issues. Read More »