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Communist Party of the Philippines to U.S., Arroyo governments: Stop using “Ondoy” calamity to justify intervention

The following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines is being reposted here from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the US and Philippine governments for using the recent calamities to justify its deployment of more US troops in various places in the country.

The CPP issued the statement in reaction to planned large-scale joint US-RP military exercises in the coming months. Thousands of US troops are scheduled to participate in the Oplan Pacific Angel exercises on February 15 to 22 and in the Balikatan exercises on March 9 and 19. US and Philippine military officials claim that these joint exercises are geared to provide medical and other relief and rehabilitation services to recent typhoon victims.

The CPP lambasted the US government for “taking advantage of the calamities to further expand and intensify its military intervention in the country camouflaged as humanitarian work. In doing so US military forces are able to gain a foothold on significant portions of Philippine territory, particularly those considered as areas of operations of the New People’s Army, further reinforcing the position of the US as the dominant power in the country.”

Philippine revolutionaries say their country could become another Afghanistan

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos of the  National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao.

Under the Obama Regime, Mindanao could become another Afghanistan
November 13, 2009

On the occasion of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s two-day visit of to the Philippines, the National Democratic Front-Mindanao (NDF-Mindanao) reiterates the demand of the Filipino people for the US government to immediately pull-out the US Pacific Command’s 600-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP) from Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines.

Should the US refuse and instead continue heightening its military intervention and escalate its participation in counter-guerrilla operations, Mindanao and the entire Philippines could become another Afghanistan, Iraq or Vietnam where its forces will be caught in a spiral of armed mass resistance.

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The Communist Party of the Philippines warns against escalation of US military intervention

26cppforty04The following is from Philippine Revolution Web Central:

CPP warns against escalation of US military intervention
September 30, 2009

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today warned the United States government against using the killing of two US soldiers in Sulu yesterday to justify an escalation of its military intervention in the country and demanded an immediate pullout of all US troops from Philippine territory, an end to the local operations of the US Pacific Command’s 600-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP-P), and the termination of the one-sided Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

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