Asserting National Sovereignty
Migrante Den Haag in an early morning picket on 28 April 2016 at the Vredespaleis in Den Haag ahead of a decision of the Permanent Court for Arbitration on China´s intrussion in the West Philippine Sea. The picket also condemns any US intervention in the Philippines. It also condemns the double standard of the BS Aquino regime in asserting its sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea while allowing China to mine the country´s nickel and mineral resources (http://globalnation.inquirer.net/59379/chinas-mining-occupation-of-the-philippines) which are being opposed by progressive environmentalist groups (http://www.moveon.ph/environmental-degradation-chinese-firms-and-black-sand-mining-in-cagayan/), indigenous peoples, peasants and mine workers. Instead of imposing economic sanctions against China´s aggression, the BS Aquino regime prefers the assistance of another imperialist plunderer, the US, for protection.