May 16, 2016

2,500 turn out in Naha to protest Henoko U.S. base plan

About 2,500 people raised opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa in a rally held in the capital city of Naha on Sunday, the 44th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese administration from U.S. rule. The participants adopted a ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

| Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

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That’s it? It’s over? “Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind,” sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters’ immediate target was new ...

At least 86 dead in attack on Ankara peace rally

Oct 10, 2015

At least 86 dead in attack on Ankara peace rally

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday denounced the bombings that rocked a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing at least 86 people. “I strongly condemn this heinous attack on our unity and our country’s peace,” Erdogan said in a statement posted ...

The revolution will be streamed online

| Aug 29, 2015

The revolution will be streamed online

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Local media have been cautious in their coverage of the protest demonstrations that have materialized in recent years, but they appear to be intrigued by the college-age activists known as SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy). Previously, they had pegged this demographic as ...