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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.

4.12 Global Day of Action on Military Spending (4月12日:軍事予算を考える世界アクションデイ)

More than 100 endorsers have planned 90 events in 35 countries (including Okinawa) for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) on April 12, 2011. The Institute for Policy Studies (sponsor of Network for Okinawa) co-founded GDAMS with the International Peace Bureau.

Who Killed Hatoyama’s Career?

John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama.

Brown-Bag Discussion: Out of Okinawa: Military Bases and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Join us for a discussion with Gavan McCormack, emeritus professor at Australian National University, titled: "Out of Okinawa: Military Bases and the U.S.-Japan Alliance." The event is on Monday, May 10th at noon at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

Official Press Release – April 20, 2010

Press Release (4/20/10) from the Network for Okinawa.

World Beat: Velvet Imperialists

John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies writes about the Okinawa base issue in the latest World Beat.

Can Japan Say No to Washington?

John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the Okinawa base issue and U.S. foreign policy.

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.