In conjunction with the Okinawa delegation, and as means of showing solidarity with their work, a Okinawan newspaper has submitted an op-ed to the Washington Post online. The piece highlights the ongoing dangers, complications and substantial needs to close the base, and will be featured daily from Jan 23 until Jan 26, so be sure to check it out here: http://www.okinawaiken.org/washingtonpost.
Also be sure to attend the talk at the Washington DC bookstore, Busboys and Poets, tonight from 6:30-8:30. Details for the event are as follows:
*Date*: January 23, 2011
*Time*: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events.php*Speaker*: The delegation from Okinawa
including Ms. Keiko Itokazu (Japanese Diet member) and
Mr. Hiroshi Ashitomi (Sit-in protester for nine years at the U.S. military construction site in Henoko, Okinawa)
*Moderator*: John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies