Justice For Hiroji: ‘Rough Country Boy’ Vs Empire

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Hiroji Yamashiro has been a fierce leader of the anti-base movement on Okinawa Island in fighting back against the blanket of U.S. militarism that covers the island. Yamashiro, along with other anti-base activists, have been arrested and are being charged.

18.4 percent of the island belongs to the Pentagon in the form of 32 military bases, tens of thousands of troops, and constant military training exercises either near or just overhead of major civilian populations. I’ve met university students who told me they have no idea what life is like without helicopters constantly flying over them and interrupting their daily routines. The anti-base movement in Okinawa is leading the way in fighting base against the American Empire of Bases. Its time we support them in their fight.

Click the link below to sign the petition created by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases demanding all charges be dropped against arrested Okinawa Anti-Base Activists!

Petition to Drop All Charges Against Arrested Okinawa Anti-Bases Activists

Follow these pages:
Justice For Hiroji 
Okinawa Peace Appeal in English

Additional Reading:
Anti-base activist released after five months in detention. Mar 2017.
Prosecutors seek 2½-year prison sentence for Okinawa’s prominent anti-base protest leader. Dec 2017.
Meet ‘The Rough Country Boy’ Standing Up To U.S. Base Plans in Japan. Jan 2018.


  • Robert H. Stiver

    Great post…I signed the petition @ perhaps number 110; now there are close to 900, and I’d like a helluva lot more than that.

  • Southern

    The occupation of Okinawa by US forces is simply a forward staging post for the often mentioned upcoming war on China.

    US congress has been blinded by corporate donations, just like bought journalist there are bought politicians – subsequently there isn’t any accountability.

    The US could easily solve all of her economic problems simply by not wasting taxpayers resources on war and empire – unfortunately – US government doesn’t respond to logic or reason.

    The masters of Neocons are after something else.

  • Jay Hansen

    US out of Okinawa and North America!

  • Southern

    To where?

    I’m all for the US to close all those foreign bases and return her military.

    Returning all non indigenous people to their supposed homelands might prove to be a logistical nightmare, not to mention people of mixed cultures.

    I hope your comment was made in jest.

  • Jay Hansen

    US out of North America and to wherever the former Soviet Union went.

  • kevinzeese

    Many groups we work with are supporting this effort, hopefully support will continue to grow at a rapid pace.