Women of Manila
Although a quarter of the million is the “consensual” figure of historians, estimates of Filipino deaths from the war have ranged as high as one million, which would have meant depopulation of the islands by around one-sixth."Kipling, the 'White Man's Burden,' and U.S. Imperialism". Monthly Review 55: 1.The Women of Manila protest a history of military intervention.
A history of the Spanish American War, the Philippine-American War;
Sold into American colonization slavery for $20 million.
Just ask the Treaty of Paris.
The Great General MacArthur, "liberator of the Philippines"
took part in an extensive "campaign"
to suppress the local population. One million of them.
His campaign also attempted to kill
everyone over the age of 10 years old.
He received the Medal of Honor for his work
The Women of Manila are still fighting MacArthur.
They want the US troops out now.
The U.S. closed down its bases in the country in 1992,
after the Philippine Senate voted not to renew a military accord
between Manila and Washington.
Yet as part of the "war on terror,"
thousands of American troops have been in the Philippines training
and advising on how to fight "communists" and "terrorists."
The women of Manila are not happy. End