Young Filipinos opposed to the US war on Iraq

Archive for February, 2003

When peace becomes music

And you think it’s that
smokin-pot-flower-power-with-two-fingers-raised scene.
Maybe, but there’s an 80 band-difference. Dig? Not
yet. Be at UP Diliman, Quezon City particularly on the
grounds of UP Arboretum, also called Commonwealth
grounds, on the 28th of February ’til the sun rises on
the 2nd of March and witness that all the bands you
die to hear and see play their music will be there to
sing peace.

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Startling Accusation from a Gulf War Vet Group

FEBRUARY 25. The American Gulf War Veterans Association, led by Joyce
Riley, has issued a press release that accuses US forces of setting
huge oil fires in Kuwait at the end of Gulf War One.
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Macapagal as peace advocate? Cheap propaganda gimmick, says Gabriela

“A wolf in sheep’s clothing.” This was how the militant women’s
group described President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she attended
the prayer for peace rally at the Luneta Grandstand and the meeting
of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kuala Lumpur.

“Mrs. Arroyo was a sore thumb at the Luneta peace rally where she
even justified the U.S. war on Iraq while other participants like
Bro. Mike Velarde prayed for the enlightenment of U.S. President
George W. Bush. Then at the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, she
again puts the burden of peace on Iraq while opting not to say
anything about the U.S. plan of attacking even without a UN
resolution,” Emmi de Jesus, Deputy Secretary General of GABRIELA said.

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Miriam College calls for peace

Miriam College calls for the opposition to the impending US-led war on Iraq. As an educational institution, we cannot stand by and allow the US to endanger the future and security of the world’s youth with more and greater violence.

The Bush administration has used the alleged Iraqi military danger to justify preemptive war, stating that it has the right to attack a country that might be a potential threat to it. We oppose this strategy because it runs counter to the Charter of the United Nations and can only create more international insecurity.
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Saka Mo Udyukang Magwala si Marso

Ni Alexander Martin Remollino

Naghahamon ng away
ang mga bakal na dragon ni Samuel
sa bayan ni Abraham,
nagbabantang muling magtatak
ng mga bangkay
sa mga dinding.
At ikaw,
ikaw na di pa nakakikita
ng mga lansangan at bukirin ng dugo
ay nag-uudyok
kay Marsong magwala roon.

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Manindigan Para sa Kapayapaan at Laban sa Dayuhang Panghihimasok!

Mga kaibigan,


Nais ko lang pong manawagan sa mga nagpoprotesta laban sa napipintong digmaan sa Gitnang Silangan na sana’y bigyan din natin ng kaukulang pansin at ibayong pagtuligsa ang mga nangyayaring kaguluhan sa bansa natin.
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Why the Philippines Should Not Support a U.S. War on Iraq

By Aileen S.P. Baviera
Associate Professor, Asian Center, University of the Philippines

There are many reasons why the Philippines should not support the US
war against Iraq, and it is important for us as a people to engage in
serious debate on the matter rather than allow just a few individuals
to make these judgments for us.

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If You’re Happy And You Know It Bomb Iraq

By John Robbins

Published on Monday, December 16, 2002 by

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi,
And your alibi is shoddy,
And your tastes remain quite gaudy,
Bomb Iraq.
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Amnesty International Petition on Iraq

The population of Iraq is in imminent danger of a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe. Military action could trigger a disaster for the people of Iraq and surrounding countries.

Before it takes any further action, Amnesty International calls upon the UN Security Council to assess the human rights and humanitarian impact on the civilian population of any military action against Iraq.
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Sagot ni Gloria sa Paanyaya ni Bush

Ni Alexander Martin Remollino

Ay, oo, Panginoong Dubya,
sa iyo, ako ay sasama.
Sa Iraq, tayo ay pupunta.
Sasamahan kita
saanmang impiyerno ka
magnasang pumunta.

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The Streets were Full But Still They Came

By Neil Mercer, Sean Nicholls and Ellen Connolly
February 17, 2003

The centre of Sydney came to a standstill yesterday when more than
250,000 people crammed into Hyde Park and the surrounding streets to
protest against the looming war with Iraq.

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All Roads Lead to Hell

By Alexander Martin Remollino

From the Ivory Palace,
all roads lead to Hell.
The King is pushing Mars
to hurl balls from Vulcan
at an unarmed people.

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Manifesto from the UP students against the US-led war on Iraq

Has Bush gone deaf? All over the world, there is a resounding call for peace. Yet, as we speak, America and its allies are preparing for war. Despite ongoing efforts to resolve this issue by diplomacy, the Bush administration refuses to listen to peoples voices all over the world opposing another callous display of military strength from the worlds self-proclaimed police.

We do not need this war. US President George Bush does – to secure, if not control, Americas share of world oil supply; to enlarge the USs sphere of influence in the Middle East; and to boost the slumped US economy and his re-election bid in 2004. President Bush wants Americans to believe that in this post-September 11 world, they are victims with the right to seek vengeance. Indeed, they have suffered many losses and our hearts go out to them. But national grief should not be used as cover for advancing imperialistic designs and vested political interests on the home front and abroad.

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“Really” for peace

By Luis V. Teodoro

Apparently unable to defend its obvious, blatant, pathetic, dangerous and possibly treasonous support for the imminent U.S. war on Iraq, the Arroyo administration now claims that its really for peace.

The really is important, in that no one in his right mind who has been listening to what they’ve been sayingand noting what they’ve been doingcan ever conclude that Mrs. Arroyo and her leading defense, security and foreign affairs officials are for a peaceful solution to the Iraqi crisis, which is what being for peace should mean.
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No Blood for Oil Poster by Steven Lyons

Source: The Illustrations of Steven Lyons

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