The Presidency of the World Peace Council joins the peace loving organizations commemorating a great victory achieved by the Japanese people, who avoided the construction of yet another US military base in Okinawa.
Japanese social movements and local residents have been protesting for decades against the US military presence and, more recently, against the plans of the allied governments in Tokyo and Washington to install another military base in Japanese soil, where dozens of such structures are already rooted.
Abe is determined to overrule his country’s constitution and restore its historic rule over the region, writes Kenny Coyle in the Morning Star.
JAPANESE premier Shinzo Abe seems intent on marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII with empty gestures of regret, while at the same time stoking Japan’s future military ambitions. As the country marks the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which sealed Japan’s WWII fate, Abe and his allies are pushing through new laws that break the anti-war clauses in Japan’s post-war constitution by allowing Japanese troops to take part in overseas conflicts.
World Federation of Democratic Youth70 years after the US nuclear bombing on the Japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), who celebrates this year the 70th anniversary of its foundation, conmemorate this tragedy calling the democratic and antiimperialist youth to stay united against Imperialism, for a world of lasting peace. We reproduce the statement of WFDY:
70 years are completed today after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The World Federation of Democratic Youth has a constant position about the usage of such nuclear weapons.