Okinawan People Oppose U.S. Military Base Expansion

By Kent Wong, Portside.org -

Okinawa is an island prefecture of Japan, located about 400 miles south of the rest of Japan. For years, there has been a campaign to stop the construction of the new U.S. military base at [...]

Okinawa Rally Urges Japan, US Gov’ts To Scrap Base Relocation Plan

By Staff, Mainichi.jp -

NAHA (Kyodo) -- A rally of thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. air base within the southern [...]

Okinawan People Vote By 72% To Oppose US Military Base, But Abe Moves Ahead Anyway

By Staff, Asahi.com -

NAHA--Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki proclaimed that the decisive 72 percent opposed to the relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture in a referendum on Feb. 24 shows the "firm [...]

Okinawa Activists Petition White House To Stop Military Base Construction

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — Peace activists are calling for the U.S. government to call off plans for a massive military construction project on the Japanese island of Okinawa. On January 7, a fourth [...]

After 1,600 Days Of Protest, Okinawans Bring Fight To Washington

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States military is building another base on Okinawa in an environmentally-sensitive area, on top of the second most diverse coral reef in the world, against the will of Okinawans who [...]

The Tyranny Of Contamination: The US Military Is Poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, Worldbeyondwar.org -

High concentrations of the deadly compounds Per-fluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) and Per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), together known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in [...]

Tokyo Solidarity With Okinawa Against Killing Of Henoko Coral

By Joseph Essertier, Japan for a World Beyond War. -

Tokyo, Japan - On US television, in US newspapers, and on US-based Internet news sites this week there is a near-perfect silence as our government begins to build in earnest, on the island of a [...]

Demand Investigation Before New Base Built In Okinawa

By Veterans for Peace - Ryukyus/Okinawa Chapter Kokusai (VFP-ROCK), Popular Resistance. -

Okinawa is heading for a crisis.  After decades of delays, the Japanese Defence Ministry is poised to begin dumping earth into the pristine coral garden of Okinawa’s Oura Bay to build a super [...]

The Dramatic Struggle For Our Planet And For Humanity In Henoko, Okinawa

By Kawaguchi Mayumi, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The political scientist and activist Douglas Lummis has written, “The reasons for abandoning construction of the new US Marine Corps Air Facility at Henoko in northern Okinawa are many.” Indeed. [...]

In Blow To LDP, Opponent Of U.S. Base Relocation Plan Denny Tamaki Wins Okinawa Gubernatorial Race

By Eric Johnston, Japantimes.co.jp -

OSAKA – In a major defeat for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling bloc, Kyodo News and other media reported Sunday evening that former Lower House member Denny Tamaki, a staunch opponent of [...]

World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call For Demilitarization Of Okinawa

By Staff, Consortiumnews.com -

In January 2014, more than one hundred scholars, peace activists and artists from around the world issued a statement condemning the Japanese and U.S. governments’ plans to close MCAS Futenma, [...]

Hundreds Join Anti-U.S. Base Protest, Scores Rally Off Coast

By Staff, Asahi.com -

NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--Okinawans rallied in their hundreds Aug. 17 to protest reclamation work for a new U.S. military base here. Scores drove home their point by boating in waters close to [...]

70,000 Protest US Army Base In Okinawa

By RT. -

Around 70,000 people protested the Japanese government’s plan to relocate a US air base within Okinawa island. Locals say the base will hurt the environment and claim they have sacrificed enough [...]

Justice For Hiroji: ‘Rough Country Boy’ Vs Empire

By Will Griffin, the Peace Report -

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 [...]

U.S Military Bases Sustain War, Undermine Sovereignty And Threaten Public Health In “Host” Nations

By Elliot Swain, popularresistance.org -

US military outposts in foreign nations are vestiges of a shameful history of US imperialism dating back to the Spanish-American War and subsequent US colonization of the Philippines and Cuba. [...]

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