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Okinawa Fact Sheet and Draft Resolution of Solidarity

Okinawa Fact Sheet and Draft Resolution of Solidarity

"Marine Corps Air Station Futenma 20100526" by Sonata.

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This is a fact sheet on the history of militarization on the island of Okinawa. It details issues with the heavy US military presence in the day-to-day lives of Okinawans. In light of the myriad issues of having military interests so closely intwined with peaceful communities, militarization should be reduced, not expanded. Thus, building a large new base in Henoko Bay as an alternative to the disruptive Futenma Air Force Base, which would destroy a rich and protected ecological area, is untenable. In light of that fact, the Peace and Economic Security Program has put a motion before the Cambridge city council: A resolution of solidarity, building on the model passed by the city of Berkeley. The draft of the resolution follows the fact sheet on Okinawa. 

Created Date: 
Dec 13, 2015
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