Report from 4/11 NNA Monthly Rally
− 4/11 Letter To Abe Government −
Letter To PM Abe
Today we speak out again to oppose the continued demands of the Abe government to order the evacuated families to return to Fukushima or face a cutoff of the subsidies. Your government which is now running TEPCO must be held responsible for the treatment of the evacuees and the continuing radioactive contamination of the people and environment of Fukushima. We oppose your efforts to spread the supposedly “decontaminated” waste from Fukushima throughout the country to use in parks and land fill and other construction projects. Last year, your government decided it was OK to use soil containing cesium emitting 5,000 and 8,000 becquerels per kilogram or lower in public projects, such as coastal levees and roads.
Anti-nuclear activists in Osaka have even been arrested by your police for leafletting against the burning of this waste in Osaka and other prefectures. We also oppose the release of radioactive water into the Pacifica ocean which your government is demanding. We are in solidarity with the Fukushima Fisherman’s Cooperative.
Masakazu Yabuki, chairman of Iwaki fishery cooperative association has said
“It’s TEPCO and the national government’s responsibility to restore the ocean in Fukushima,” and releasing radioactive water into the ocean will not only threaten the fisherman but all the people of the Pacific rim.
We oppose your continued efforts to restart even more nuclear plants even though there are serious safety concerns including earthquake faults under these plants. This effort to put the Japanese people in dire jeopardy again with another major earthquake is inexcusable.
We also oppose your efforts to build more military bases like the Henoko military base in Okinawa which will be used by US ships with nuclear weapons. While your government is spending billions on more militarization and for another war in Asia you are cutting public and social services for the people of Fukushima and the country.
We call for you to resign from your office as a result of you and your wife’s corrupt relationship with a rightwing nationalist school Moritomo Gakuen’s new Mizuho no Kuni elementary school which was supposed to named in honor of you. The school as a result of the personal relationship with you and your wife was able to get a special subsidies from the government. This corruption and personal hypocrisy is not surprising as the school which you and your wife supported was involved in rewriting the history of the Second World War to sanitize the criminal role of the Imperial Army in war crimes including the sexual slavery of the ‘Comfort Women’.
We oppose the secrecy laws which are aimed at silencing journalists and investigators who are working to find out the actual conditions in Fukushima and the secrecy laws are keeping the Japanese people from even finding out the extent of thyroid cancers and cancer surgeries in Fukushima and throughout Japan.
We oppose the “conspiracy law” which will allow your government to arrest people who even discuss these issues in a fascist type kangaroo court which your government wants to set up.
We call for the release of all political prisoners including Fumiaki Hoshino who has been jailed for over 40 years in a frame-up after protests in Tokyo against the US Japan Security Agreement and the occupation by the US military of Okinawa. We have learned since that action that the US with support of past Japanese governments allowed nuclear weapons to come into Okinawa despite the fact that this was illegal.
We join today with the people of Fukushima and Japan in solidarity and we pledge to fight with your against any more Fukushimas.
No Nukes Action Committee