Israeli Government has still NOT released 114 boxes of Medical Supplies for Gaza

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to strongly demand the immediate release of the 114* boxes of medical supplies for the health services of Gaza that were carried on the Al Awda and Freedom boats of the More »

IN DEFENSE OF LULA AND DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL

Brazilian Democratic State and rule of Law have been violated in a systemic and permanent way since the Coup d’état applied on President Dilma Rousseff in 2016, with an undeniable participation from More »

World acclaimed Marxist thinker Samir Amin dies

World acclaimed Egyptian economist and thinker, Samir Amin, has died on Sunday in Paris. He was 86. Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 to an Egyptian father and French mother and More »

Maduro Assassination Attempt: Venezuelan Communications Minister Reveals More Information

The recently released evidence includes a confession from former legislator Juan Requesens who says he acted on behalf of Julio Borges. Venezuelan Communications Minister, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed more information linking former legislator, More »

Call for solidarity! Motor vessel with humanitarian aid highjacked – Who to contact to support the kidnapped crew. Act now!

31 july, 2018 / AKTIVISTERFORFED The Swedish citizen Divina Levrini which also is a part of Aktivister för fred (In English: Activists for peace) have since the departure from Sweden i May 2018 sailed More »

 

Japan | 70,000 protest U.S. base plan in honor of late Okinawa governor

On August 11 a massive crowd gathered in Okinawa to protest the government’s controversial plan to relocate a contentious U.S. air base to another part of the prefecture.

Some 70,000 people took part in the rally at a park in Okinawa’s capital Naha, where they adopted a resolution urging the central government to abandon the plan to transfer U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from densely populated Ginowan to the coastal area of Henoko in Nago, according to an organizer.

At the start of the gathering, the participants offered a silent prayer to late Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who died of cancer Wednesday in the midst of his anti-base campaign.

Japan | Move over Chernobyl, Fukushima is now officially the worst nuclear power disaster in history

by John LaForge

The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has exceeded that of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe, so we may stop calling it the “second worst” nuclear power disaster in history.

Japan | As Japan’s workers are facing increasing economic difficulties, Student Debt is still a major concern in the country

by Tsutomu Teramoto

In Japan, the student loan issue is so serious that at last the government now started a programme of scholarships and grants since this April. Despite its limits, the implementation of this programme was only made possible thanks to the pressure of social movements, making voices heard for improving the student loan system. This year, about 25,000 students can get these scholarships and grants. Of course, the problems are not solved at all.

Japan | Putin exits onsen drama holding all the cards

by Ayako Mie

The summit talks between Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not end in hikiwake, or a draw, as Putin once phrased it.

Abe scored no tangible points in a diplomatic judo match over the sovereignty of the four disputed islands off Hokkaido, and the leaders only agreed to start talks on holding joint economic activities on them.

Japan | Tokyo braces for fence-mending role in U.S.-Philippine estrangement during Duterte visit

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As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to make his first visit to Japan since taking office in June, Tokyo is looking to play peacemaker between Washington and Manila as the tough-talking leader threatens to change the geopolitical calculus in the South China Sea.

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