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Laborfest: Teachers, Education & Militarization In Japan & The US

Date:
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
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Location Details:
522 Valencia St. at 16th St. San Francisco, 16th Street BART station

Visiting Teachers are: Yoshie Yoneyama, Etsuko Sato, Eriko Kojima and Tadashi Misumi

Activist anti-war teachers from Japan have been organizing to oppose the militarization of the schools by refusing to stand and sing the nationalist anthem “Kimigayo” that supports the emperor system. As a result of their protest, they have been threatened with firing and discipline. Hundreds of them are now engaged in court cases in Tokyo and around the country to fight this repression for their anti-war views. They have received support from the Los Angeles UTLA and many other unions in the US. They will be joined by teachers and other organizers against militarization in US schools.
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See also:
http://stopdismissal.blogspot.com
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 7:51AM
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