Okinawa

Final Statement from Okinawa Gathering, June 2017

“Challenging Militarism and Creating a Sustainable Future” International Women’s Network Against Militarism 9th Meeting — Okinawa, June 22-26, 2017 Final Statement Twenty years ago, women from South Korea, the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan, and the United States gathered in Okinawa to form a network of solidarity against US militarism. The Network has since expanded to include… Read more »

Okinawa

Letter of Demand to Mourn the Victim of the Murder Incident linked to the Former U.S. Marine, to Fully Investigate the Truth, and to Immediately Withdraw U.S. Military Forces in Okinawa: May 20, 2016 Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States Ms. Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Japan Mr. Lawrence D. Nicholson, United… Read more »

Protests & Campaigns Against US Military Presence

Protests against the construction of a new heliport for the US Marines in the Henoko area and against any other new construction of military facilities. Opposition to the re-location of Futenma Marine Corps Air Station. Demands for “No Relocation” of military facilities, installations, or training within Okinawa or in other parts of the world. Demands… Read more »

Okinawa

Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence was formed in September 1995, following the rape of a 12-year-old girl by 3 US servicemen.  This group has held demonstrations and protests, organized letter writing campaigns, and brought their creativity and passion to protests and campaigns against the US military presence in Okinawa, which dates back to 1945… Read more »