United States Escalates Military and Economic Domination in Asia Pacific
The focus of today’s show is President Obama’s trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines to build support for escalation of the US’ military presence and for the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). We are joined by Bernadette Ellorin of BAYAN USA which helped to coordinate protests to US military and economic domination in the region. Protests occurred in the US and in each of the countries that Obama visited. We also discussed a new letter urging Obama to take meaningful action to end nuclear weapons, the launch of our new campaign to clean up abandoned uranium mines, the attack on internet neutrality and recent studies which document that the US is a plutocracy.
Relevant articles and websites:
Peace Movement Should Focus On China by Nile Bowie
Is US Preparing For War Against China? by Kevin Zeese
Open Letter to President Obama: Time to Disarm by Alice Slater
Holding the Silent Killers of Environmental Destruction Accountable by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Fighting for a Legitimate Democracy, By and For the People by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Internet for the Wealthy on the Way Unless We Stop It by Kevin Zeese
Senator Wyden Starts Round II As He Pushes TPP Fast Track by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Bernadette Ellorin is the current Chairperson of the US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or BAYAN USA, an alliance of 18 Filipino-American organizations fighting for genuine sovereignty, peace and democracy in the Philippines as well as the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US and the diaspora.