Okinawa International Forum for People's Security


June 29, 30, July 1, 2
Okinawa, Urasoe City

At the Okinawa International Forum we plan to consider the following:
  1. Clarify the role of the U.S. military presense and U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region;
  2. clarify the meaning for asia and for the world of the struggle of the Okinawan people against U.S. military bases;
  3. explore the conditions for the establishment of international peace in the Asia-Pacific region;
  4. share the understanding made clear by the women's movement of the gender discrimination that lie at the foundation of military and base organization;
  5. search for a people's solution for the regional, religious, and ethnic conflicts that provide and excuse for the violent intervention of the state;
  6. examine critically the historical understanding of the relations between the Asian people and modern Japan;
  7. seek to build a transborder network aimed at establishing a for-the-people, by-the-people security.


Okinawa liaison Committee
Tokyo liaison Committee
c/o People's Plan Study Group
Address: Okubo 2-4-15-3F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan Zip 169-0072
Tel/Fax: 81-3-5273-8362
e-mail: ppsg@jca.apc.org

Focus on the Global South (FOCUS)
c/o CUSRI, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330 THAILAND
Tel: 662 218 7383/7384/7363/7364/7365
Fax: 662 255 9976
Web Page http://www.focusweb.org