Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mayor From Okinawa Coming to Washington to Try to Stop the Base He Was Elected to Stop

This is from David Swanson's War Is A Crime website:

Mayor From Okinawa Coming to Washington to Try to Stop the Base He Was Elected to Stop

Mayor Susumu Inamine of Nago City in Okinawa, Japan, was elected to block the creation of a new U.S. Marine Corps base. That was his campaign platform. That was the overwhelming view of voters in exit polls.

He is coming to Washington to make his case because the U.S. and Japanese governments are ignoring the will of the people of Nago City and of Okinawa as a whole, by proceeding with plans for construction of the base.

Mayor Susumu Inamine will speak along with Member of the Japanese House of Representatives (Okinawa) Denny Tamaki and other experts, facilitated by author David Swanson.

When: May 20, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Busboys and Poets, (14th & V) 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Sponsored by Busboys and Poets and the New Diplomacy Initiative.

Inquiry: Busboys and Poets, phone: 202-387-7638

New Diplomacy Initiative, info@nd-initiative.org

Endorsed by WarIsACrime.org, RootsAction.org, Code Pink, Peace Action.


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