Introucing TokyoProgressive


Hi all. My name is Paul Arenson and I edit the website TokyoProgressive.org  (TP).  TP aims to introduce Japanese speakers to progressive sites outside Japan as well as introduce non Japanese speakers to Japanese activist sites. TP also hosts other progressive sites. I am also a founding member of IMC Japan.   In addition to my alternative media activies, I am also a songwriter.

A few things are already hosted on my Z Space:


Teaching for Critical Media Literacy


The Revision (Japan civil disobedience)

Ballad of Chong Gyan-Yong (another resistance song)

Amazing Grace (in praise of disobedience)

The Night is Young (long song)

Each Day is Different (a "pre-love" song)

Many Times I have Loved (love song)

Go Down You Broken Old Man (a song about vision)

Tofu Spaghetti (about being non conventional)

There’s a lesson to be learned in the trees (about renewal and resistance)

Three Months Ago (when love ends abruptly)

Gracias a la Vida (from a Japanese concert circa 1980)

Izzy Young program from Sweden (recorded by Chuck Rosina cira 1973)

Strikers Line (a Celtic-inspired protest song)

Bar at Midnight (where politics and lonliness converge)

The Good Ship England (allegory about the cost of imperialism to the imperialist)

Tired Old Trawler (prisoners of the seas we sail)

Pressures of the World (nonsense song)

Highway Song (about highways poking through the wilderness)

Rippling Sea (poem of a japanese friend put to music)

I Would Like to Sit Down by You (hope that love will blossom)

Spider Song (when love does not blossom but friendship remains)


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