This is an antiwar activist in Manila, Philippines yesterday standing with others in front of the US Embassy in the pouring rain to protest the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The EDCA is a military agreement to allow US military forces & facilities back into the country. The Filipino people have paid a terrible price for the strategic importance of their location to US war & colonialism.
Our hats off to the Filipino antiwar movement for their steadfast opposition. They represent so many activists around the world for whom “Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” (We take the liberty of cribbing the postal creed since cutbacks render it null & void to the postal service.)
(Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP)