Monthly Archives: February 2017

Street protests and publications form growing anti-Olympic movement in Tokyo

The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is … one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights. David Harvey On the afternoon of January 22nd, a small protest of some 80 people set … Continue reading

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Police arrest two members of far-left Kakurōkyō faction suspected of involvement in mortar attacks

While the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department may seem to have something of an obsession with veteran far-left group Chūkaku-ha and arresting its members, from the young to the old, on trivial charges, that is not to suggest it is only … Continue reading

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Zengakuren activist arrested for kicking court official, police raid Kyoto University dormitory

On January 29th Kyoto police arrested a member of the Chūkaku-ha Zengakuren student group on suspicion of interfering with the duties of a public official. The 25-year-old Hiroaki Aono from Tōhoku University, a stronghold of the far-left faction, is accused … Continue reading

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