Dear peace friends in Okinawa (20.09.2018)
As a network of organizations and activists opposed to war and militarism, including the presence and violations of foreign military bases, we send solidarity greetings to Okinawans opposed to the construction of a new military base at Henoka, for the closure of the Futenma base, and who insist that “life is a treasure” that must be protected with peace and respect for human rights of all.
We understand that this is a critical moment in Okinawan history. We urge our friends and colleagues in Japan and elsewhere to do all that they can to help ensure that anti-bases forces prevail in your coming election. Our thoughts and hopes lie with all Okinawans opposed to the construction of the new base and who are working to ensure the peace promised in Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution.
In solidarity and with hope,
Joseph, Kristine and Lucas
for the international network “No to war – no to NATO”