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Martial Law 45th anniversary: US imperialism and the Marcos dictatorship

(Ferdinand Marcos with US President Richard Nixon in a motorcade during the latter’s Philippine visit in 1969 | Photo from filipiknow.net)

We mark the 45th year of the Martial Law declaration by highlighting the numerous atrocities and massive corruption of Marcos. 1,296 more words

Human Rights

A demonstration was conducted in Helsinki in support for Okinawa nature

On the 15 of July 2017 in the city of Helsinki (Finland) there was a demonstration in support of Okinawa marine nature harmed by the building of new american military base in Henoko. 115 more words


Pentagon 'concerned' after Turkey reveals secret locations of US bases in Syria

Agence France-Presse

July 19, 2017 

The Pentagon has voiced concerns to Turkey after the NATO ally’s state news agency disclosed the locations of 10 US military posts in northern Syria, an official said Wednesday. 250 more words


Freedom of expression under siege in Okinawa

In contrast to several positive developments in part of the region with respect to democracy, rule of law and human rights, Japan is falling back. Despite consistent concerns from the opposition and civil society on the potential impacts on civil rights, such as freedom of expression, assembly and association, the Abe administration is stubbornly pushing for the adoption of the so-called anti-conspiracy bill without seeking consensus in the Diet. 1,030 more words


U.S. military continues to use former aircraft parking apron, violating SACO agreement

In January this year, the U.S. Navy’s former aircraft parking apron of Kadena Air Base was relocated in accordance with the 1996 Special Action Committee on Okinawa (SACO) agreement to reduce noise in neighboring residential areas. 406 more words


Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

…at least 45 less-than-democratic nations and territories today host scores of US military bases, from ones the size of not-so-small American towns to tiny outposts. Together, these bases are homes to tens of thousands of US troops. 2,420 more words

Military Madness

Hundreds protest US base construction in Japan, year after woman killed by US marine

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tokyo to pay tribute to the memory of a young Japanese woman killed by a US marine a year ago and to protest the relocation of the US base in Okinawa. 525 more words