August 30, 2008

Rally on August 15: "We can change the whole world when we are united."

 August 15, the day of the 63rd anniversary of the end of World War II (day of the surrender of Japanese imperialism), was commemorated by a rally titled " ' Crab-Canning Ship ' -Do we allow the Constitution succumb to national interest and chauvinistic nationalism?'". 580 participants gathered to the rally in Nakano, Tokyo.
  ※ "Crab-Canning Ship"(1929): a slave labor story by a prewar proletarian writer, KOBAYASHI Takiji, who was tortured and murdered by police in 1933. Its first line sounds like this: "Let's go on board. Are you ready? It's a hell on the sea"

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August 28, 2008

Militant demonstration in Nagasaki on August 9: Presence of Prime Minister Fukuda at remembrance ceremony condemned

On August 9, the day of the atomic bombing on Nagasaki, a protest demonstration was organized to denounce Prime Minister Fukuda who was attending the Nagasaki ceremony of commemorating the atomic bombing. Fukuda was accompanied by KYUMA, ex-Defense Minister who had commented that the US atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to be admitted. Fukuda administration of Japanese Imperialism and ruling politicians are promoting nuclear armament policy on the one hand and are bringing about day by day desperate situation on the other hand where workers, especially young workers can no longer live. The demonstrators raised angry voices against those politicians who are driving for war with an attempt of nuclear armament.
  Prior to the demonstration, a rally was held in the adjoining park to the official ceremony spot. Workers, students and anti-war activists, including Ms. Arlene Inouye from US (she is a leading activist of CAMS and belongs to UTLA), expressed their determination to keep fighting. Ms. Arlene Inouye stressed among other things the importance of international solidarity.

Anti-war/Anti-nuke Rally in Nagasaki on August 8 very successful with Arlene Inouye

Anti-war/Anti-nuke Rally in Nagasaki on August 8 in commemoration of the 63rd year since the atomic bombing on Nagasaki was held with 115 workers and students. An excited atmosphere filled Nagasaki Labor Welfare Hall.
 Highlight of the rally was a speech of Ms. Arlene Inouye of CAMS. She spoke of confidence gained by her direct action that drove out military recruiters from school together with her colleagues and of her belief that workers should play a central role in fighting for peace and justice. She encouragingly proclaimed: "You all have a power to change the world!"

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August 27, 2008

August 6 Hiroshima Great Action sends a message of "Unity of Workers" to the world

In the morning of August 6, a protest demonstration was made to accuse the attendance of Prime Minister Fukuda to the memorial ceremony of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima 63 years ago. 500 workers and students gathered to an independent rally in a park close to the official rally.
In the afternoon August 6 Hiroshima Great Action was fought successfully with 1900 participants from across the country, which filled the Hiroshima prefectural general gymnasium. It was the tenth occasion since the event was started. 

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