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Why the U.S. Resistance Should Support Protests in Okinawa


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Why the U.S. Resistance Should Support Protests in Okinawa

Jon Rainwater

Last week tens of thousands of people gathered to demonstrate for human rights and against harmful U.S. government policies. At a huge racetrack, they held thousands of identical signs that carried a simple message “NO.”

Was this in Boston? Atlanta? New York? And what were they saying no to?


#2

Yes. Of course we should support the righteous efforts of Okinawans to end the U.S. occupation there. The problem is that there is no organized coordinated U.S. “resistance” with the organization, power, coherence and resources to act in the international arena. The best we can do is to organize here, ask progressive Okinawan organizations what they need from us, and apologize for the U.S imperial venture.


#3

Veterans For Peace sends a delegation team from the U.S. once a year. The have just finished this year’s tour over there. If you have a Facebook account, check out their actions searching for THE PEACE REPORT.


#4

Thank You.

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