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Rob Kajiwara

Talk Nation Radio: Rob Kajiwara on U.S. Bases on Okinawa

Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaian singer-songwriter and visual artist. In 2017, he was made a cultural ambassador for his ancestral village of Nakagusuku, Okinawa. In 2018 he was also made a cultural ambassador / special envoy for Ke Aupuni o […]

Major News in Japan: Event in U.S. Opposing Bases in Okinawa

A major story across Japanese media (links below) is an event that occurred in Washington D.C. on Monday, January 7th at 11 a.m. Opponents of military base construction in Okinawa gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Remarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the […]

Protesters on canoes display placard as construction workers dumped a truckload of sediment on the ground and bulldozed it into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps base, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Henoko: The Latest Sacrifice Zone of the US-Japan Military Alliance

By Joseph Essertier, January 6, 2019 From ZNet “The capacity to write off large segments of humanity as Other, as disposable, as less than human and therefore worthy of sacrifice, has been utterly integral to the very fact of powering our […]

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

By Bob Koehler, January 3, 2019 Circle the wagons! Apparently what’s under assault is war itself, or so the Establishment believes, in the wake of the shocking announcement by the president that he plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops […]

Rally at White House on January 7th for Okinawa

At 11 a.m. on January 7, opponents of military base construction in Okinawa will gather in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., in support of a petition which has gathered well over 100,000 signatures. Against the wishes of […]

The Tyranny of Contamination: The US Military is poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, December 31, 2018 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 the drinking water in communities adjacent […]

Two-Week Fast Calls for an End to War in Yemen and Dramatic Measures to Avoid Famine

PARTICIPANTS BEGIN IN NYC AND END IN DC. At least twelve people from around the United States and the United Kingdom will undertake a Fast for Yemen, December 29 – January 12, beginning in New York City and closing in […]

Bring the Troops Home, But Also Stop the Bombing

By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies NATO-led airstrikes during the 2011 bombing of Libya. (Photo: Indy Media) As our nation debates the merits of President Donald Trump’s call for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, absent from the debate […]

With Syria announcement, Trump confronts his own militarist cabal

By Stephen Kinzer   BOSTON GLOBE – DECEMBER 21, 2018 AN ENEMY OF American foreign policy is secretly embedded at the highest level of the Trump administration. This lone figure cleverly hides his subversive views. He pretends to endorse the national security team’s […]