Filipino Youth for Peace

Young Filipinos opposed to the US war on Iraq

Archive for March, 2003

Shut Up, Bill Luz!

MBC’s Bill Luz Should Just Shut Up If He Has Nothing Sensible and
Useful to Say

By No to War, Yes to Peace Coalition

The Makati Business Club (MBC)’s executive director Guillermo “Bill”
Luz says that boycotting US products and businesses as protest
against the US agression in Iraq will harm the Philipine economy and
Filipino workers and consumers. We say this is plain bull.

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Patuloy ang Bombahan sa Iraq

Tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang pambobomba ng coalition forces sa Baghdad, samantalang nagbabanta naman ang pangalawang pangulo ng iraq ng marami pang mga suicide attacks laban sa mga sundalo ng coalition.

Basahin ang mga detalye sa ulat na ito ng Guardian Unlimited.

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Today, I Weep for My Country…

By Sen. Robert Byrd
March 20, 2003

Reprinted from Alternet.org

From the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Byrd (D-W.Va.) asks, “Why can this President not seem to see that America’s true power lies not in its will to intimidate, but in its ability to inspire?”

I believe in this beautiful country. I have studied its roots and gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution. I have marveled at the wisdom of its founders and framers. Generation after generation of Americans has understood the lofty ideals that underlie our great Republic. I have been inspired by the story of their sacrifice and their strength.
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Why Should Environmentalists Oppose the U.S. War in Iraq

Throughout the history of humanity, war has proven to be the leading cause of environmental destruction. The past world wars and such wars as the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Iaraq, Yugoslavia and Afaghanistan have shown how wars easily destroy the sanctity of human life and the environment.
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Big Antiwar Rally Tomorrow at Ayala

Filipinos from various faiths and persuasions tomorrow will march through the streets of Makati City and stage an antiwar rally for peace to demand an end to the illegal, inhuman and brutal American occupation of Iraq.

Tomorrow’s antiwar actions will be highlighted by a concelebrated mass at the Greenbelt Church at 12:00 noon, a “Walk for Peace” around the Ugarte Triangle from 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. followed by an interfaith prayer assembly at the corner of Ayala Ave. and Paseo de Roxas St. from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

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Bothered by the US War? Boycott US Goods!

(The Pinoy consumer’s response to the U.S. war and the suspension by the U.S. and Britain of the Oil for Food Program for the Iraqi people)

Mga kababayan,

On March 20, the United States started its illegal, immoral war on Iraq. So-called smart bombs have hit civilians, houses, hospitals and other non-military targets. The U.S. will use up hundreds of billions of dollars for this war that could have gone to alleviating the poverty and suffering in the world fuelling extremism and terrorist attacks.
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War, War Stupid

By Carlo Lopez

So much has been said and written about the senselessness of the United States’ obsession to forge war with Iraq. Everybody has their own theory and opinion about this ongoing crisis. Here are some of my insights:
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Tanong-Sagot sa War on Iraq

[NOTE: Ang susunod ay akda ni Charles Sheketoff, ang patnugot tagapamahala ng Oregon Center for Public Policy sa Amerika. May pamagat na “Take the War-on-Iraq IQ test,” ito ay ay inilathala sa pitak ng kolumnistang si Conrado De Quiros ng pahayang Philippine Daily Inquirer kamakailan. Ito ay amin ding inilalathala sa layuning maibigay sa simpleng paraan ang konteksto ng napipintong digma sa Iraq na isinusulong ng pamahalaang Bush ng Amerika.]
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A Lesson in National Dignity

By Professor Roland G. Simbulan
Manila, Philippines
25 March 2003

The brazen Anglo-American invasion and occupation of Iraq by the armies of Exxon, British Petroleum (BP), Texaco, Chevron, Amoco, Shell Oil, and Teneco have enraged most governments and peoples of the world. It is these top U.S. and British oil companies which are most excited at the post-Invasion oil and gas bonanza their aggressor armies will land-grab from the Iraqi people. But the “shock and awe” bombings of key Iraqi cities and towns especially Baghdad as seen on television have only angered and enraged peace-loving peoples of the world. The display of high technological and military capacity for mass destruction by foreign aggressors will never “shock and awe” people who have a strong sense of national dignity, decency and love of their homeland.

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Greenpeace calls for UN solution to US-led attack on Iraq

Manila, March 23, 2003 — Greenpeace today called on President Arroyo to
invoke the United Nation’s Uniting for Peace Resolution to stop the loss
of lives and pave the way for a return to negotiations for disarmament.

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