New York, NY – Filipino youth and students from Anakbayan New York condemn the brutal dispersal and arrest of six students, now known as the “CUNY 6”, last Wednesday night.
On September 17, students, faculty, workers, other members of City University of New York (CUNY) and community organizations, led and organized by the Ad-Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY, mobilized outside of the Macaulay Honors College. They peacefully protested war criminal David Petraeus and the return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) on CUNY campuses.
David Petraeus was the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the co-author of the U.S. Counterinsurgency Field Manual. The Philippine government has studied this manual and has used it as a model for its own counterinsurgency programs: Operation Plan Bantay Laya and Operation Plan Bayanihan.
“Both operation plans have been responsible for the arrests, disappearances, and extrajudicial killings of…
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