Meeting on Philippine disaster

philippines_1212What role did global warming play in creating the most powerful typhoon in recorded history? How helpful is Pentagon “humanitarian intervention” complete with missile cruisers and 5,000 troops to the 15 million people who need food, clothing, medical help and infrastructure repair? At a Nov. 26 International Action Center meeting in Philadelphia, Christina Hilo of the Filipina women’s group Gabriela-USA criticized global corporations as the cause of increasing ocean temperatures and rising seas.

Hilo also said the U.S. sees the disaster as an opportunity to re-establish military bases in the Philippines as a threat to China. She encouraged people who want to send aid to those on the ground in the typhoon’s aftermath to do so through nafconusa.org.