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Japan | No Foreign Bases US Base Relocation Plan Opponent Denny Tamaki Wins Okinawa Governatorial Race

by Eric Johnston

In a major defeat for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling bloc, Kyodo News and other media reported Sunday evening that former Lower House member Denny Tamaki, a staunch opponent of a controversial central government-backed plan to relocate a U.S. military base, won Okinawa’s governor race over a candidate heavily backed by the ruling parties.

Turkey | Not negotiations with imperialism but anti-imperialist struggle! Turkey out of NATO! Shut down Incirlik!

One of the important contradictions that shape the political situation in the Middle East is the growing tension between two NATO members, Turkey and the USA. This tension came to a head last week, when the US Secretary of the Treasury announced the imposition of sanctions on two senior ministers in the administration of Erdoğan. The immediate reason was the fact that an American Evangelical pastor, Andrew C. Brunson, has been incarcerated by the Turkish judicial system for close to two years for allegedly assisting the organization, led by the notorious imam Fethullah Gülen, deemed to be behind the failed coup of 15th July 2016,. While certain sectors of the left including the Kurdish movement were happy to see the US attack the Turkish government and others were simply paralyzed, the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP) took a clear anti-imperialist stand without extending an iota of support to the government of Erdoğan, around which the entire bourgeois opposition united. We publish below the English translation of the statement put out by DIP immediately (posted on its web site on Friday, 3rd August). 

Base Nation How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

Base Nation

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

Une vieille installation nucléaire américaine menace le Groenland

Enfouie profondément sous la glace, la base Camp Century remonte à la surface avec ses produits polluants sous l’effet du réchauffement.

Comme à Bure, les spécialistes et scientifiques avaient expliqué, dans les années 1950, que Camp Century ne constituerait jamais un danger. Ce site nucléaire souterrain construit il y a une soixantaine d’année au cœur du Groenland, comme toutes les installations de cette époque, devait être profondément enfoui dans l’épais manteau de glace, parfois profond de près de deux kilomètres, recouvrant en permanence une partie de l’île.

US military bases & patrol routes compromised by fitness tracker map

Terrorists, militants and other irregular forces who don’t use jogging apps may have a tactical advantage after a worldwide heatmap by fitness tracking app Strava exposed the possible locations of hi-tech force deployments.