Category: Okinawa

Kathy Kelly: Japan’s Right to Renounce War

While the U.S. Defense Secretary chides China for engaging in land reclamation in the South China Sea, the U.S. presses Japan to abandon its pacifist constitution

Maya Evans: Henoko Takes on U.S. Imperialism

Around one hundred and fifty Japanese protesters gathered to stop construction trucks from entering the U.S. base ‘Camp Schwab’

Aaron Tovish: The Okinawa missiles of October

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Air Force crews on Okinawa were ordered to launch 32 missiles, each carrying a large nuclear warhead

Maya Evans: Henoko takes on U.S. Imperialism

The overwhelming feeling of the local people is that the Government on the mainland is willing to sacrifice the wishes of Okinawans in order to pursue its military defense measures against China

Buddy Bell: Living Under the Metal Osprey

My goal in travelling to Okinawa is to tell other people in the U.S. about that reality, of bases maintained on forcefully expropriated land

Buddy Bell: The U.S. Ought to Un-Swivel Its China Pivot

For the last week, I’ve been walking on a peace march organized by the Nipponzan Myohoji order of Buddhist monks

Gavan McCormack: Urgent Okinawan Appeal for Help

Under the government design, a major military facility would be constructed on Oura Bay (Henoko district) for the US Marine Corps

C. Douglas Lummis: Okinawa: State of Emergency

Outside the gate of the US Marine Corp’s Camp Schwab at Henoko in northern Okinawa a sign announced that this was the 220th day of the sit-in there

C. Douglas Lummis: The Bus to Henoko

Riot Police and Okinawan Citizens Face-off over New Marine Base

Christine Ahn: Okinawa: The Small Island Trying to Block the U.S. Military’s “Pivot to Asia”

Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island

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