Declaration of the
Defeat U.S.-Arroyo-AFP War on Moro Peoples!
The following leaflet was issued by the Revolutionary Communist Group (RKG) of the Philippines, which sympathizes with the League for the Fourth International.
The Rebolusyonaryong Grupo ng mga Komunista is calling on all working people to mobilize to protest the arrival of George W. Bush, the leader of the number one imperialist country in the world. It is important that the Filipino workers show their class power against this Imperial Visit and the increasing intervention of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines and in South East Asia. Workers’ power must be mobilized to defeat the imperialist invasion and colonial occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Workers actions like picket protests, sit-down strikes, walk-outs and work stoppages and labor boycotts of war cargos should show U.S. imperialism, its allies and stooges like Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the class-enemy of the Filipino workers and the working masses of the world.
The puppet master and his puppet. Imperialist butcher-in-chief
George Bush and his junior partner in war crimes, Philippines president Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo, during imperial visit, 18 October. (Photo: Wally Santana/AP)
It is also important to show the resistance against the leading puppet regime of U.S. imperialism here in South East Asia that, in copying its master, has also launched a class-war against the Filipino workers, the Moro peoples, and all the oppressed under the guise of “war against drugs and terrorism”. While the reformist left (including the CPP, Sankas and others) seeks a “popular front” with the corrupt bourgeois opposition, the Filipino workers should show that the Arroyo regime and the Philippine bourgeoisie as a whole is the local puppet of imperialism in the Philippines and have to be swept away through workers revolution.
The working class should not flinch before the threats of this regime that it will “arrest all of those who will protest on October 18” since this regime has long been carrying out not only arrests but also brutal and violent dispersals of protests and actions. The working class also should not listen to the appeals of bourgeois politicians that “protests are inappropriate during Bush’s visit as this will as this will embarrass the Philippines in the eyes of the world” but instead protest the destruction and rape that the U.S., its allied imperialist and “friendly” governments are carrying out against semi-colonial countries. It should also angrily denounce the U.S. and its allies’ continued pressure on and threats against the deformed workers states of North Korea, China, Vietnam and Cuba, its deployment of American mercenary troops in different parts of the Philippines, and the assassinations, arrests and attacks on workers organizations and other so-called left groups.
The class power of the workers is immeasurably greater
than that of the bourgeois rulers, who hope to keep on looting the country
while propped up by U.S. bayonets. U.S. imperialism is the number one terrorist
in the world, and all the threats are only designed to prevent and gag any
protest against this arrogant visit. The Vietnamese working people defeated
the French and American imperialists and the Filipino workers drove out
the U.S. military before.
October 13, 2003
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