Obama is going to be a very busy man this month starting tomorrow until the 22nd. He starts off in Turkey with the G-20 Summit, where the 20 regime heads allowed to attend represent the who’s who of neoliberal misery on planet Earth. What, no Israel!? Well they’ll be fully represented by the US.
Next our man heads to Malaysia for the US-ASEAN summit & then on to the Philippines for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. A lot of dirty work gets done at these meetings which are part of maintaining the US & Europe as unchallenged masters of this planet. What right does the US have to be there calling the shots? No rights except those bestowed by military might. Bombers carry a lot of weight.
The big issues on the agendas will be the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to maintain the sweatshop economics of the region, advance neoliberal agribusiness & mining interests, & the hyper-militarization of the region under US aegis involving Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, & other nations.
We look forward to reports of antiwar protests in Turkey which has an active political movement & to the renowned effigies of Obama always created by the impressive Filipino antiwar movement. These are Muslim antiwar activists in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia already protesting Obama’s visit outside the US embassy.
Our deepest respect & fullest solidarity.
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