Monday, February 09, 2015

Boot in the Face

Many local citizens of both Henoko, Okinawa (southern Japan; link), and people from Gangjeong, Jeju Island (South Korea; link), are actively protesting against expanding their region's military bases.

Repeatedly beaten, they'll not submit. Behind the local constabulary of Henoko and Gangjeong crouches the U.S. military, and behind them the multinational arms dealers poised to profit from future conflicts.

More on military expansion around Okinawa:
Battle for Okinawa (Reuters)
Tokyo snubs Okinawa's new anti-base Governor

More on Jeju:
Editorial - Limp Regret not Enough
Base construction resumes - Conflict remains
"Island of Peace" in the Crosshairs of War