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Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Around the Globe, US Military Bases Generate Resentment, Not Security

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher and editor of The Nation, a progressive news magazine, spotlights The Network for Okinawa in her June 13, 2011 article discussing the U.S. system of 865 military bases worldwide that costs American taxpayers $102 billion annually (not including the 135 newly constructed bases in Iraq and Afghanistan): The plain truth is that the staggering resources we spend to support an empire of bases isn’t making us more secure. Instead, they fuel resentment and consume resources desperately needed to invest here at home, as well as targeted development aid that could be used more wisely and efficiently by non-military experts.

Look for Our Full-page Ad in The Washington Post on Wednesday, 4/28/10!

A full-page ad calling for the closure of the Futenma Marine Corps base and no base relocation within Okinawa prefecture has appeared in The Washington Post on April 28. This ad appears in the wake of the April 25 demonstration of nearly 100,000 Okinawans protesting the planned base relocation.

Please Donate Now!

Please consider a donation to Japan-US Citizens for Okinawa Network (JUCON) / Network for Okinawa (NO). We’re preparing an ad to appear in the Washington Post that will emphasize the widespread opposition to any new base or base expansion; the threat of U.S. plans to the fragile Okinawan ecosystem; and the need for the U.S. to respect democratic process in other nations. JUCON has raised tens of thousands of dollars. And now the Network for Okinawa needs to raise money in the U.S. to make this a true transnational effort. So, please consider donating to our cause. Even small donations make a big difference. And your contributions are tax-deductible.

Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa (JUCON) Announced Plans to Take Out Full Page Ad

Our partner, Japan-U.S. Citizens for Okinawa (JUCON), announced its plan to take out a full page ad on the Okinawa base issue in a major U.S. newspaper by the end of March.