US Military in the Pacific

The US controls some 400 military bases, 300,000 deployed troops, and 60% of the US Navy fleet in the Pacific region alone. US military budgets continue to skyrocket to over $800B per year while mainstream media continues to promote Cold War rhetoric casting China as a threat that has to be countered militarily. With continually increasing warmongering rhetoric, its more important now than ever to build a left global anti-war movement to oppose militarism and fight for working-class interests.

DSA International Committee has organized this anti-war conference on May 18, 2022 about the history, ongoing contemporary struggles, and local resistance by anti-war organizers, indigenous activists, environmentalists, socialists, and other progressive forces in the Pacific opposed to US militarism, occupation, and imperialism. Join local organizers in the Pacific to hear about campaigns, strategies, and tactics for opposing militarization and growing the left anti-war and anti-imperialist movement.

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Panelists Presentations:

Mark Tseng-Putterman (Historical Overview)

Dae-Han Song (South Korea)
International Strategy Center

Seishi Hinada (Japan)
ZENKO (National Assembly for Peace & Democracy)

Sarah Raymundo (Philippines)
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

Lisa Natividad (Guam)
I Hagan Famalao’an Guåhan

Keoni DeFranco (Hawai’i)
O’ahu Water Protectors

Event Cosponsors:

CodepinkWorld Beyond WarMassachusetts Peace ActionNodutdolNo Cold WarThe Red Nation

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