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No. 2527
(July 16th 2018 Issue)

'Stop the land reclamation!'
Workers and people rose up for a decisive action against the new US base construction
June 25th, Henoko, Okinawa

A flotilla of 70 canoes and nine boats of 100 protesters staged a 'sit-in demonstration at sea'

'Crush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!' Militant students fought in the van of the action!

Crossing the Coast Guard cordon, canoe fighters charged into the work site one after another

Shatter Abe's move to amend the national referendum law aimed straight at the revision of the Constitution!

Create an explosive upsurge of struggles against the Abe government!
- The Abe-led LDP is anxious to start parliamentary procedure for constitutional revision
- The proposed amendment to the referendum law includes a whole lot of measures convenient to the revision
- An ultra-nationalist, right-wing group, Nippon Kaigi [Japan Conference], Abe's detached force, is abetting the immediate start of parliamentary proceedings

[2]
Denounce the railroading of the 'work-style reform' bill through the Diet!

Workers held an emergency rally in Sapporo
, Hokkaido, June 29th
Anger flared up against the JTUC's abandonment of struggles against the 'highly professional system'
that nullifies regulations on working hours

Militant workers took a leading role in a rally in Okinawa
-- 2018 Peace Action in Okinawa, June 23rd - 24th

- Workers expressed anger at JTUC chairman Kozu who did not touch on any concrete situation in Henoko
- JRCL called on rally participants to fight against the US-Japan military alliance by brushing aside JTUC leaders' suppression

[3]
Reveal the rapid strengthening of the Japanese military and the integration of US and Japanese forces!

- A Japanese version of the US Marine Corps (Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade) was launched
- Island bases near the Chinese border are being reinforced as 'front-line bases' against China
- The Abe government is introducing cruise missiles to possess capability for pre-emptive strikes targeted at China and Russia
- Let us fight under the banner, 'Against the US-Japan nuclear military alliance'!

Aichi University students adopted a resolution against the revision of the Constitution
A student meeting was held with a large attendance,
June 7th

[4-5]

Create a torrent of antiwar, anti-US-Japan military alliance struggle
by breaking through the 'peace' illusion inflamed by the bureaucrats of the JCP!

I. The reactionary nature of JCP chairman Shii's propaganda, 'a historic significance of the Trump-Kim summit meeting'
II. His appalling misconception: 'The summit meeting marks the beginning of a process towards peace'
III. Shatter the distortion of antiwar struggles by the JCP which merely relies on power holders' deceptive diplomacy!
- Let us resolutely fight antiwar struggles, overcoming the JCP-led peace movement that abandons opposition against the US-Japan military alliance!

[6]

Degeneration of the official leaderships of opposition movements
that allowed the passage of the 'work-style reform' bill through the Diet


The Abe government's Economy and Fiscal Policy 2018:
Social security budgets are drastically cut
- Medical and nursing care services are lowered; pension benefits are reduced
- Elderly people are made to work with lower wages

Topics
The regular convention of the Japan Post Union

Militant workers furiously denounced the union leadership for the acceptance of drastic wage cuts and allowance pay cuts

[7]
The municipal government workers' union of Fukui in the Hokuriku Region
The leadership yielded to the city authorities' big wage cuts on the pretext of 'cooperation in the reconstruction of city finances'

The Abe government is upset about Trump's demand to reduce Japan's plutonium

[8]

Kaleidoscope

- The use of many city parks as starting points for demonstration is banned
in view of the neo-fascist Abe government's suppression of opposition movements

- Ozil and Gundogan bashing in the world Cup:
raging exclusionism against refugees and immigrants in Germany

- The fetishism of crypto currency - the height of perversion

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No. 2526
(July 9th 2018 Issue)

Denounce the railroading of
the 'work-style reform' bill through the Diet!
Militant workers and students rose up against the passage of the bill
in front of the Diet Building, June 29th
'Stop the historic revision of labour laws!'

- 'Stop the bulldozing of the bill through the Upper House!' Militant agitations echoed in the vicinity of the Diet Building
- Deliver a through denunciation against the treachery of the JTUC labour aristocrats!
- Fight to deconstruct the JTUC for a militant upsurge of the labour movement!

[2]
Nagoya:
'Stop the revision of the Constitution! Crush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!'
Zengakuren and the Antiwar Youth Committee of the Tokai region held a demonstration in the city of Nagoya, June 17th
'Down with the Abe government!!'
Chants resounded through the streets
   

Kagoshima:
'Stop the constitutional revision! Stop a US military attack on North Korea!'
Kagoshima University students marched through the city of Kagoshima, June 21st (pic below left)


Kanazawa:
A mass demonstration in Kanazawa against the Abe government, June 19th
'Topple the Abe government!' 'Stop the revision of the Constitution!'
Kanazawa University students called out and received ardent responses from workers and citizens (pic below right)



[3]
Stop the pouring of gravel into the sea of Henoko!
Smash the new US base construction!

The Okinawa Prefectural Committee of the JRCL


[4]

Don't allow the Defense Ministry to promote military research in universities!

Denounce the resumption of operation of Genkai No. 4 nuclear reactor!
- The operation was resumed by covering up the serious defect of the pump of the primary cooling system
- Stop the nuclear development promoted by the Abe government!


[5]

Commentary
'Made in China 2025': a focus of the US-China trade wa
r

Thousands of Children separated from their parents...

Denounce the Trump administration for carrying out barbarous punishments on immigrants!

[6]

Don't allow the revision of the Waterworks Law!

No to the privatization and outsourcing of the water supply and drainage operations! Stop the total abolition of work-site operations!
- The government intends to impose a heavier burden on workers and local residents
- More intensified labour is imposed on local government workers
- Denounce trade union leaders for merely crying for a more effective water supply business'!-

Topics
JCP bureaucrats urge rank-and-file members to 'answer the needs of young people yearning for good jobs'
They simply want to secure youth votes for the upcoming elections

[7]
My study note
Learning from Kan'ichi Kuroda's lecture, Introduction to Historical Materialism

[8] Overseas Appeal for the 56th International Antiwar Assembly in Japan
Oppose the nuclear arms race between the US and China-Russia!
Workers and people all over the world, unite to advance antiwar struggles across borders!
- Prevent the Trump administration from launching a military attack on North Korea! No to Japan's participation in the war! Oppose North Korea's nuclear armament!
- Break the crisis of war arising from the confrontation between imperialist America and China-Russia!
- Denounce the Israeli government for murdering Palestinian people!
- The 21st century world under darkness - Now is the time for the working people to unite and fight!


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No. 2525
(July 2nd 2018 Issue)

Zengakuren and the Antiwar Youth Committee
held militant demonstrations across Japan,
June 17th
Block the revision of the Constitution!
Stop a Korean War!
No to the revision of labour laws!

Crush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!

Tokyo:
White-helmeted workers and students staged a militant demonstration in the heart of the metropolis

Holding up big banners of the JRCL and Zengakuren, they marched on the Diet Building, on the PM's Official Residence
 




Osaka:
Militants took to the streets, marching on the US Consulate General
'Shatter the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!'
They raised a chorus of yells, calling for the overthrow of the neo-fascist Abe government
   

Naha:
'Stop full-scale land reclamation in Henoko!'
Militants fought against the new US base construction, against the US-Japan military alliance

Workers and students marched through the main street of Okinawa's prefectural capital


Sapporo:
Militants in Hokkaido marched on the Abe-led LDP local office

'Stop the constitutional revision! Overthrow the Abe government!' They marched, chanting slogans
 





[4]

The Korean War:
the historical origins of the fixed North-South division of Korea

--
Repeated crimes committed by Stalinists (Part 2)

[5]

The newly launched Japanese version of the US Marine Corps
made a display of its force as an amphibious assault brigade

Its first landing exercise was conducted as part of the US-Japan and US-Korea joint exercises to intimidate North Korea and China

As soon as Trump decided on the policy of deregulating arms exports,
General Atomics embarked on a selling activity of unmanned aerial vehicles targeting the Japanese government


[6]

Some consideration on my labour at the window of a post office
--
On the difference between 'service labour' and 'commercial labour' (Part 2)

Topics

Don't allow the 'liberalization of sackings'!
The government has appointed a new panel designed to introduce a 'severance pay system' into Japan

[7]
Stop the passage of the 'casino operations bill' promoted by the Abe government!

The JCP version of the 'work style reform' plan,
concocted to fawn on business managers


[8]
To cope with the shortage of manual workers doing backbreaking labour,

the Abe government is scheming to drastically increase the employment of foreign workers
by relaxing various restrictions

Many foreign workers will be used at extremely low wages, under severe working conditions

In a radiation-contaminated facility in Fukushima,
foreign workers were forced to engage in cleaning up

They were given no prior instruction on radiation exposure; their special allowances for decontamination work were skimmed

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No. 2524
(June 25th 2018 Issue)

Create an explosive upsurge in the antiwar struggle,
exposing the reactionary nature of the US-North Korea summit meeting!
Denounce the JCP bureaucrats for spreading an illusion of 'peace'!

'Shatter the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!' White-helmeted workers and students marched in Tokyo, June 17th



'Stop the constitutional revision!
Stop a Korean war!
Down with the Abe government!'

- A new phase in the negotiations between the US and North Korea
-- Kim Jong-un is manoeuvring to preserve his regime with the support of China
-- The negotiation for 'denuclearization' pregnant with the danger of a war, with the intensification of antagonism

- Confrontation between the US and China is escalating; the US-Japan nuclear military alliance is being strengthened
-- US and Japanese rulers are scheming to strengthen all military bases in Japan as forward bases for attacking China
- Stop the outbreak of a Korean War! Don't allow the fixation of division into North and South!
-- Let us fight in solidarity with the people of North and South Korea and of Asia!

[3]

'Condemn the US jet fighter crashing!'

Workers, students and residents made an emergency protest,
June 12th, Kadena, Okinawa

'Denounce the F-15 jet crashing!'
Ryukyu Univ. and Okinawa Int'l Univ. students raised their voice in the van of the protesters,
in front of the US Kadena Air Base


'No to the Air SDF's participation in a US-led large-scale military exercise in Alaska!'
Workers and citizens gathered in front of the Komatsu SDF base to protest,
June 8th

Militant students of Kanazawa University called for a fight
against the US-Japan nuclear military alliance

The Gani-led Afghanistan government on the brink of collapse

[4]

The Korean War:
the historical origins of the fixed North-South division of Korea

--
Repeated crimes committed by Stalinists (Part 1)

[5]

Ten years after the Sichuan earthquake disaster

The Xi leadership boasts of the 'rebuilding and rehabilitation'
while employing inhumane measures for the relief of earthquake victims


[6]

Stop the consumption tax hike to 10%!

The Abe government is hell-bent on mass expropriation
- Don't allow the government to impose still more poverty on workers and toiling people!
- It is intending to further deteriorate the social security system
- It is making people pay the bill for its failed measures to reconstruct state finances
- Smash the reactionary offensive taken by the neo-fascist Abe government!

Topics
The executive chairman of Hitachi, a leading advocate of promoting Japan's nuclear plant / infrastructure export,
has become the head of the Japan Business Federation

[7]
Some consideration on my labour at the window of a post office

--
On the difference between 'service labour' and 'commercial labour' (Part 1)

[8]

Kaleidoscope

- After all, Abe ended up making a fool of himself as a servant of Trump in the G-7 summit

- The coalition cabinet in Italy: The 'populist' party revealed its true character ...

- Koreeda,
the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, was ignored: Abe gives no tribute to his critic

TOP


No. 2523
(June 18th 2018 Issue)

'Down with the Abe government!'
Militant workers and students demonstrated through the city of Sapporo, May 27th


'Stop the revision of the Constitution! No to the revision of labour laws!'
------ Protesters marched on the Liberal Democratic Party's local office
They fought criticizing the JCP leadership's abandonment of the fight against the US-Japan military alliance
- -
'Denounce the deployment of F-22 fighter jets at the US Kadena air base!'
Workers, students and residents protested at the base gate
,
Okinawa, June 4th

Ryukyu Univ. and Okinawa Int'l Univ. students fought in the van,
raising the slogan against the US-Japan nuclear military alliance
[2]

'Don't allow the railroading of the labour reform bill through parliament!'

Militant workers and students strived for the upsurge of a mass rally
against the revision of labour laws
,
Sapporo, May 27th

Students carried a big banner with slogans:
'Stop the revision of the Constitution! Stop the passage of the labour reform bill!'




The law that allows 'plea bargaining' has come into force

Shatter the strengthening of authoritarian repression by the Abe government
aiming to apply the 'conspiracy law' with the use of this system!

Expose the deception in the government's 'measures against long working hours'!
The Labour Ministry is conversely going to emasculate the inspection work
of the Labour Standards Inspection Office by outsourcing part of the jobs

[3]
Shinzo Abe: Trump's 'automatic teller machine'

--
The full story of the US-Japan summit talks on June 7th
- Trump is counting on Japan's purse
- Abe obediently accepted Japan's purchase of US-made weapons in huge quantities
--and agreed to start bilateral trade talks

Mahathir bin Mohamad is plotting to redress Malaysia's inordinate dependence on China

[4]
Stop the passage of the labour reform bill with the power of the working class!
Denounce the treachery of the JTUC leadership!

- Imposition of ultra-long working hours, destruction of the eight-hour working day system: a historic offensive against workers
- The government is responding to the demands of monopoly capitalists bent on 'productivity improvement'
- Denounce the JTUC labour aristocrats for accepting the so-called 'highly professional system',
a working system with no regulation on working hours!
Solidify the struggle against labour reforms!

[5]
Don't allow the cover-up of the Moritomo and Kake school scandals
by the Abe government resting on the NSC autocracy!


[6]
Condemn the zero wage increase for three consecutive years!
Denounce the allowance cuts and deprivation of postal workers' rights to take holidays!

JRCL Postal Workers Committee
- Accuse the Postal Union leadership of accepting the compromise in the spring labour offensive
-- in disregard for the life of postal workers being destroyed!
- Don't allow them to justify their treachery in the name of 'achieving equal pay for equal work'!
- Denounce the leadership for fully supporting the restructuring and rationalization of the company!

[7]
The Fukui municipal authorities are proposing big wage cuts to the public sector workers
on the pretext of increased expenditure on snow-removal work

Topics
Don't allow the intensification of the labour of nursing care workers caused by the introduction of robots into workplaces!

[8]
I will cultivate my own 'view of history' as an anti-Stalinist revolutionary Marxist
by learning from Kuroda's philosophy of praxis

--
My determination on the centenary of the Russian Revolution

TOP


No. 2522
(June 11th 2018 Issue)

Rise in the Workers and Students' United Actions on June 17th!
Stop the revision of the Constitution! Crush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!
Create a big surge in the anti-Abe government struggle!
Let us fight resolutely, overcoming the JCP-led peace movement
that abandons struggles against the US-Japan military alliance!

Central Students' Orgburo @

I. Intensifying confrontation between the US-Japan and China-Russia in today's world
A. Deceptive negotiations and conflicts between the Trump administration and the Kim regime
B. Escalation of the nuclear arms race between the US vs. China and Russia
- China and Russia are assuming increasingly aggressive attitudes in policies and arms races against the US
- US and Japanese imperialists are desperate to strengthen their nuclear military alliance

C. Secession from the nuclear agreement with Iran and transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem are increasing the danger of a war

II. The Abe government is hell-bent on revising the Constitution and strengthening the US-Japan military alliance
A. An all-out offensive aimed to restore 'militarist Japan'
B. Zengakuren is fighting consistently, overcoming the opposition movements distorted by the official leaderships that glorify citizen-oriented movements

III. Create a huge upsurge of struggles against the constitutional revision, against the US-Japan military alliance and against war!
A. Absolutely 'No!' to the revision of the Constitution! Rise against the Abe government!
B. Promote revolutionary antiwar struggles with the slogan, 'Stop a Korean war! No to the nuclear armaments race between the US vs. China and Russia!'
- Fight dauntlessly against the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!
- Denounce the massacre of Palestinian people by the Israeli government!


[4]

Shatter the deployment of CV-22 Ospreys in the US Yokota base in Tokyo!

- Trump is scheming to strengthen the Yokota base as a strongpoint for US Special Forces
- Assuming mountainous regions in Japan as battlegrounds in the Korean Peninsula, flight-training exercises are being strengthened
- Let us fight under the banner 'Against the US-Japan military alliance!'

[5]
Don't allow Shinzo Abe to put an end to the Moritomo school scandal!

Down with the Abe government resting on the NSC autocracy!

[6]
Successive occurrence of fatal accidents involving foreign 'trainees' employed as fishermen under the Technical Internship Program
They are the victims of the Japanese government's policy to cover up for a labour shortage

Topics
A declaration of increase in consumption tax and cuts in social security payments in the name of 'putting finances on a healthy footing'
-- The outline posed by the government for its economic and fiscal policies

[7]

Don't let the Japanese government obstinately stick to the nuclear development!

The Abe government is moving to decide the location of a disposal site for high-level radioactive waste,
trampling on a mass protest
(Part 2)

[8]

Kaleidoscope

- Hot competition between the US and China for the command
of the South China Sea, the western Pacific, and even the Indian Ocean

- The Abe-led LDP drew up a 'plan' for a new military strategy of Japan,
a plan suitable for a 'client state' of the United States

- Misery in a 'brilliant human resources market' in Shen Zhen

TOP


No. 2521
(June 4th 2018 Issue)

Stop the revision of labour laws!

'Block the passage of the 'work-style reform' bill!'
'Let us fight it out! Denounce the treachery of the JTUC leaders!'
Zengakuren and militant workers held a protest action
May 23rd, in front of the Diet Building

[2]
Denounce the Trump administration for transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem!
Condemn the Netanyahu government for massacring Palestinian people!

Zengakuren carried out protest actions at the US and Israeli Embassies
May 18th, Tokyo
Angry voices lifted up against the US embassy

Transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem,
secession from the nuclear agreement with Iran

Trump is starting another warmongering in the Middle East

- Israel's bloody massacre of Palestinian people is supported by US imperialism
- Anger against US imperialism, against Zionism is spreading
- Rulers of Saudi Arabia and Egypt connived at the transfer of the US embassy
- Trump, crying out for tougher sanctions, manoeuvres to contain Iran
- Promote a revolutionary antiwar struggle in solidarity with Palestinian and other Middle Eastern people fighting against US imperialism, against Zionism!

[3]
'Down with the Abe government!'

Workers, students and toiling people held a protest rally
May 19th, Nagoya

'Overthrow the Abe government!'
Hoisting a vertical banner,
militant students called on the protesters
 
Nagoya Univ. and Aichi Univ. students, among others,
spirited up the demonstration

The Abe government is moving to decide the location of a disposal site
for high-level radioactive waste, trampling on a mass protest
(Part 1)

[4]
Scrap the cuts in allowance and wages planned by the management
in the name of 'achieving equal pay for equal work'!

Denounce the union leadership for agreeing on the plan!

JRCL Postal Workers Committee
- Condemn the leadership's acceptance of a zero wage increase for three consecutive years!
- Denounce it for approving Abe's 'work-style reform'!

[5]
Toyota's spring labour offensive

Labour aristocrats, along with the management, changed the labour offensive
into 'consultations for boosting competitiveness'


[6]
Deceptions in Abe's plan for 'free preschool education'

Topics

The Abe government is scheming to promote a privatization of water services by revising the Private Finance Initiative law

[7]
My study note

Learning from Comrade Tobiume's Teachings of Kan'ichi Kuroda@

[8]
Kaleidoscope

- A merchant of death: Trump is frantically expanding arms exports

- Putin's crafty shot aimed to foil Abe's desire prior to his visit to Russia

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* Weekly Kaihoh is edited in Japanese.
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