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Okinawans, Americans Say No To Military Spending

On April 17, 2012, Okinawan activists and their American supporters will join dozens of organizations around the world for the second annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS 2.0). Activists in 40 countries and more than 100 cities around the world will participate in the second annual GDAMS. There will be street theater in Dhaka, demonstrations in Istanbul, a parliamentary debate in Yaoundé, protests against military bases in Okinawa, a peace village in Oslo, a high-level seminar at the UN in Geneva, a flash mob in Oakland, Tax Day leafleting in Bethlehem, PA, a “walk of shame” in Washington, DC, and much much more. Check out the GDAMS website for a complete list of actions. http://demilitarize.org/

“Moving from War to Peace in East Asia” workshop & candlelight vigil in Washington D.C. on July 27, 2011

On the anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice on July 27, Washington, D.C. will be the site of a workshop and candlelight vigil supporting peace for Korea and East Asia: "Moving from War to Peace in East Asia Workshop" 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday on July 27, 2011 at the Institute for Policy Studies and a Candlelight Vigil: "Convert Korean War Armistice to Peace Treaty" on the same date, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in front of the White House (Lafayette Square).

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.

Solidarity Statement from the Members of the Network for Okinawa

Solidarity statement from the members of the Network for Okinawa in support of the Okinawa rally on April 25, 2010.

Join Us for a Rally Against the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa this Sunday, April 25th!

Okinawans are planning to hold a rally of 100,000 people against the U.S. bases in Okinawa on April 25th. The people of Washington, D.C. will show our solidarity with the Okinawans with our own Earth Day rally, in front of the Japanese embassy on Sunday, April 25 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Other solidarity rallies are also being held in San Francisco, Hawaii, and in elsewhere in Japan (including Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Oita, Nagano, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagano, and Ueda).

Official Press Release – April 20, 2010

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

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.

Launch of CloseTheBase.org!

Welcome to the grand opening of CloseTheBase.org! This is an effort of the Network for Okinawa to support the unconditional closure of the U.S. Marine Corps base at Futenma and oppose the construction of other U.S. bases in Okinawa.