ACTION ALERT FROM HENOKO!Posted: 01/16/2015
The protesters sing a song titled Give Us Back Okinawa
The night of January 10th, the Okinawa Defense Bureau suddenly restarted the construction work in Henoko. At 10PM the ODB deployed over 100 riot cops from the Okinawa State Police in order to protect their route to transport heavy machinery and building supplies into the Camp Schwab of the U.S. Marine Corps.
We condemn ODB’s sneak attack on the Okinawan people and their ongoing repressive measure to silence people through the use of police force.
The people are sitting, standing and blockading to delay the work, battling the cold wind and rain. People are on the ground and in the sea. Please support their efforts by spreading the word, emailing and calling the offices (list of numbers below).
If you can go to Henoko, HERE IS THE TRAVELING DIRECTIONS. Safe travels!
If you cannot be there, here’s a list of things you can do, via local group Project Disagree
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
Okinawa Defense Bureau
Fax : (+81)-98-921-8168
Ministry of Defense, Japan
Cabinet Secretariat, Japan
US Embassy in Tokyo
Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan
John McCain, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee
PROTECT OKINAWA’s SEA, FOREST and PEOPLE, NOT the BASES! STOP POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE!
Okinawa State Police
Complains: (+81)-98-863-9110 (24hrs.)