imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Do not Use the Filipino Children in 'Humanizing' the War Machinery – Rep. Emmi De Jesus

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

“The exposure of children to high-powered American war machines is a subtle way of inculcating into their young minds the culture of war,” said GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus in reaction to the PDI banner photo of a smiling US marine letting a boy peek into his gun scope during the on-going 10-day Philippine-US Amphibious Landing Exercise (Philblex) 2013.

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-ndf-npa-ndfp-child-warrior.jpgwdqvet.jpg, image/jpeg, 408x226

“It is ironic that as we celebrate National Children's Month this October in recognition of the children as the hope of the future, these same children are being utilized as propaganda materials for the idea of ‘humanizing’ wars and to make Balikatan exercises more acceptable to the public,” added De Jesus.

“Children are the collateral damage in all forms of unjustified wars. ‘Humanizing’ war opens the children to further vulnerability as they are being subtly force to accept the culture of violence. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child obliges every State to safeguard the right of every child to a safe home and peaceful community. But how can we be sure now of peaceful communities for them if their communities and playgrounds are turning into war zones?” De Jesus further added.

De Jesus further stressed that US is using the Philippines as a staging ground to achieve its goal to maintain a dominant role in the Asia Pacific region. “The Philippine government has been an all too willing host for the US war machine. It has been hoodwinked by promises of modernization for the Philippine armed forces. The Aquino government is dead wrong if it believes that by hanging on the coat-tails of Uncle Sam, our country would be in a better position to assert our sovereignty.”

“To be a nation that can effectively assert its sovereignty, the government must abandon all vestiges of neo-colonialism. We need an independent foreign policy that is free from US dictates. Only then can we develop our capability to assert our claims,” the Gabriela solon ended.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-ndfp-npa-child-warrior.jpgpzf8q4.jpg, image/jpeg, 408x223

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-child-warrior.jpg9hzhdd.jpg, image/jpeg, 406x225

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-mother-with-baby.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x298

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-ndf-children-coloring-book.jpgohqmit.jpg, image/jpeg, 328x398

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-ndf-children-kabataan-makabayan-ang-bayan.jpg, image/jpeg, 269x424

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-ndf-child-warrior.jpgmexmps.jpg, image/jpeg, 410x246

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
cpp-npa-paquibato-bombing.jpgrmdauj.jpg, image/jpeg, 368x352

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
jose-maria-sison-cpp-ndfp-gabriela-women.jpg, image/jpeg, 400x455

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Do not Use the Filipino Children in War

by Gabriela Women's Party list (GWP) Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Do not Use the Filip...
mao_zedong_gabriela-women-party-list-karapatan-human-rights-cppoohvbk.jpg, image/jpeg, 323x399

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Kids should stay as kids. Melchora Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Local News

Jewish “Defense” League: Nazis in Skull-caps A07 11:13AM

Nuke Shutdown News 3/17 A01 4:13PM

RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND THE POLICE M22 3:22PM

Elect a Green to Congress in Los Angeles M15 2:18AM

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless M01 1:46PM

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless M01 1:09PM

Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless M01 12:19PM

24TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL HONORS COMPOSER MEGAN CAVALLARI ON MARCH F24 2:40PM

Activists Mark 150 Years Since Chimney Rock Massacre F21 7:00PM

Indivisible local events F16 4:07PM

Help Wanted: How You Can Act Locally To Stymie Trump’s Agenda F16 11:24AM

RACE RELAY - race relations dialogue F16 7:01AM

LA County Greens Oppose S F09 8:52PM

Our Revolution L.A Organizing Meeting F08 12:23AM

First We Marched. Now We Huddle F06 10:54PM

Indigenous, Sacred Lands Disrespected at L.A. Women's March J24 1:52PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 8:22PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 8:00PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 7:42PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 6:04PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:48PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:30PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:02PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Video: March for Science, April 22, 2017, 4 hours A22 3:05PM

Social Security works. Don't let Trump destroy it A22 2:25PM

Get The Internationalist No. 47! A21 8:39PM

The Shortwave Report 04/21/17 Listen Globally! A20 4:45PM

Reich USA A19 9:03PM

Reich A19 8:56PM

Trumponomics: Failure Pre-Programmed A19 7:37AM

Global Economic Risks Ahead Warns International Monetary Fund A19 6:49AM

IMF Warns of "Protectionism" and Risky Investing A18 7:44AM

Rigged reform - Oxfam Media Briefing, April 12, 2017 A17 6:51AM

Les élections du capital et du système A17 12:20AM

San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea A15 4:09PM

Source, encodeur, signal, décodeur, destinataire A15 3:42AM

Illegal Purchase Of Execution Drugs As Ark. GOP Gov Hutchinson Seeks To Murder 8 Prisoner A14 12:14PM

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Mediates Last Ditch Debt Negotiations A14 7:25AM

Poverty Returns with Misguided Policy A14 4:50AM

La mémoire des vaincus, les vrais vainqueurs A14 3:57AM

The Shortwave Report 04/14/17 Listen Globally! A13 4:59PM

A13 12:58AM

Eschatologie stochastique A13 12:40AM

EROTIC, POP & ABSTRACT ART AT: DavidGoldnerDesign.com A12 11:21AM

Violence A11 5:17PM

Gramsci on US President Trump: "Delicate and Dangerous" A11 5:16AM

Le culte de la charogne A10 10:20AM

New York Set To Offer Free Tuition At 4-Year Colleges A10 9:56AM

Donald Trump is an International Law Breaker A09 8:01AM

Paraphysique du fricotage A08 12:47PM

Video: Panel Discussion on Income Inequality, 53 min A08 8:33AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy