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About the CampaignWe support the unconditional closure of the U.S. Marine Corps base at Futenma and oppose the construction of other U.S. bases in Okinawa. (read more)
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July 14, 2011 by CTB Team
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.
April 6, 2011 by CTB Team
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.
June 4, 2010 by CTB Team
John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama.
May 7, 2010 by CTB Team
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.
April 20, 2010 by CTB Team
Press Release (4/20/10) from the Network for Okinawa.
March 23, 2010 by CTB Team
John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies writes about the Okinawa base issue in the latest World Beat.
March 4, 2010 by CTB Team
John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies discusses the Okinawa base issue and U.S. foreign policy.
March 3, 2010 by CTB Team
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.