US intervention in Venezuela and Ph denounced

Local affiliates of the Philippines Chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS-Phils) led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) picket the US embassy in Manila to denounce the intensifying US intervention in Venezuela and the on-going US-Ph Balikatan military exercises. They demanded the repeal of Obama’s March 9 Executive Order vilifying Venezuela as a security threat to the US while, in the Philippines, protesters called for the junking of the US-Ph Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The protest is part of the Global Solidarity Campaign with Venezuela.