US Military Commander Says America Should Challenge China’s Claims in South China Sea; Beijing Expresses Concern

9/18/15 The commander of US forces in the Pacific said ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to Washington that America should challenge China’s claim to territory in the South China Sea by patrolling close to artificial islands built by Beijing.

Differentiating SEALDs from Freeters, and Precariats: The Politics of Youth Movements in Contemporary Japan

Differentiating SEALDs from Freeters, and Precariats: The Politics of Youth Movements in Contemporary Japan

9/14/15 As a student movement, SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy) is often compared with the ANPO student movements of the 1960s and 1970s by media, outside observers, and the members themselves. The comparison is obvious since SEALDs has been able to politically mobilize large numbers of youth to a degree so far unseen since the AMPO period, and both movements are concerned, at least in part, with security treaties with the United States and Japan’s global role. Yet, SEALDs is also contrasted with, and works hard to distinguish itself from ANPO in an effort to differentiates itself from this legacy. While it is valuable to compare SEALDs with the student activism of ANPO, it is also import to recognize SEALDs positioning within the broader social movement scene in contemporary Japan.

Call for Peace & Planet Summer to Commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombings

Call for Peace & Planet Summer to Commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombings

As we approach the 70th anniversaries of the August 6 and 9, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have a unique opportunity to impact people’s thinking, to educate about the crime of the A-bombings and the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, and to build the popular movement needed to eliminate their threat to human survival.

East Asia and the Pacific: Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and  Economic Dialogue

East Asia and the Pacific: Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Department of State MODERATOR: All right, thank you very much, Steve, …Read the Rest

A Letter from Veterans for Peace Concerned with a US New Marine Base in Henoko, Okinawa

A Letter from Veterans for Peace Concerned with a US New Marine Base in Henoko, Okinawa

Please add your names to this petition. It is a cry for help from the people of Okinawa. Please disseminate widely!

Abe’s Visit Highlights Strong Ties with U.S., Rifts with Neighbors

Abe’s Visit Highlights Strong Ties with U.S., Rifts with Neighbors

5/4/15 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a warm welcome during his latest visit to the United States, as Japan’s strategic importance to Washington increases amid China’s rising influence in Asia.

STATEMENT FROM “PIVOTING FOR PEACE IN ASIA/PACIFIC: CHALLENGING U.S. MILITARISIM AND CORPORATE DOMINANCE”

President Obama travels to East Asia this week to reinforce his administration’s military pivot to Asia and the Pacific and to rescue the faltering Trans-Pacific Partnership “free trade” agreement. On the eve of his trip, sixty leading peace activists, labor and community leaders, and engaged scholars from across New England met to build the U.S. peace and justice movements’ capacities to prevent war and to work for peace in Asia and the Pacific; to create more just economic relations; and to learn how to address the domestic impacts of the Pivot, including increased bias directed against Asian-Americans.

Beijing laying a trap for the Philippines in South China Sea, say experts

Beijing laying a trap for the Philippines in South China Sea, say experts

Beijing is laying a trap for the Philippines in disputed waters, experts say, waiting for an excuse to seize territory in the oil-rich Spratlys

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Taiwan stages mass anti-China trade pact rally

Protesters numbering over 100,000 demonstrated against a controversial trade pact with Beijing on the streets of Taipei in a blow to President Ma Ying-jeou

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