[WSMDiscuss] (Fwd) Japanese progressives begin mobilising against G20

Patrick Bond pbond at mail.ngo.za
Tue Apr 23 15:28:08 CEST 2019

Subject:     our actions against G20
Date:     Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:42:57 +0900
From:     Yoko Akimoto <nag00562 at nifty.ne.jp>

Dear all, We are preparing actions against G20 Summit in Osaka Japan.
Please disseminate this message broadly.

Dear Friends,

ATTAC Japan is preparing actions against G20 Summit in Osaka with many 
groups and individuals in the whole country.Because of difficult 
situation we cannot organize massive interenational mobilization here, 
like in Hamburg (2017) or Buenos Aires (2018).But we believe it is very 
important to organize grassroots solidarity on the occasion of this 
gathering of the self-proclaimed leaders of the world.

We request messages of solidarity, which will be published on our 
website and spread through SNS.If possible send us short video messages 
(within 3 minutes).

The following is an international call for solidarity by the organizing 
committee.Help us spread this message.

Yoshihide Kitahata,



International Call


G20 Osaka No! Action Week – 2019/6/23 – 6/29

Goodbye Trump! Goodbye Abe!Get Together For Our Future!

April 4, 2019

We, peace-loving people and organizations in Japan committed to the 
rights of diverse components of the society and the protection of the 
environment of the earth, are preparing to mobilize against G20 Summit 
to be held in Osaka on June 28 – 29.

In face of prolonged wars and military buildup in the world, 
catastrophic failures of neo-liberal economic policies, rising of racism 
and bigotry, existential crisis of the earth environment, voices of 
grassroots people should decide the future of the human society.We do 
not mandate the self-proclaimed leaders of the world who gather as “G20” 
to decide anything among themselves.

Our special emphasis is on the extraordinary and dangerous role of Trump 
administration in the U.S. and Shinzo Abe’s government in Japan which 
closely cooperate with it.Democracy is at stake and decision making 
based on facts is endangered.The rise of Trump dramatically increased 
antagonism and cruelty.

We are with all the people in the world resisting the brutality of 
Trumpism.We are with workers of the world fighting against harsh 
neo-liberal offensive, refugees faced with expulsion in the U.S. and 
Europe, people defending their inherited land and forest from 
extractivism, people courageously raising their voices for their dignity 
and people struggling to survive under harsh conditions.

G20 Osaka No! Action Week will be our response to this critical 
situation.We invite like-minded people and organizations in the world to 
join us by sending message of solidarity, sharing their visions and 
struggles and mobilizing anywhere during the week of June 23 – 29.

G20 Osaka No! Action Week will link people and groups concerned with and 
active over the following issues,

-Peace in Korean Peninsula and East Asia

-Ceasing of neo-liberal economic policy

-Overcoming social division and hate – moving toward the world of 
coexistence and solidarity

-Sustainable world without nuclear weapon/nuclear power plants and poverty

-Stop oppression of democratic rights in the name of security

Hideharu Saito, former Professor at Osaka Sangyou University

Suzuyo Takasato, Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence

Ryoichi Hattori, former Member of House of Representatives

Send your message to info at attac-kansai.com <mailto:info at attac-kansai.com>

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