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Some thoughts on the SEALDs documentary “About My Liberty”

Although released originally in May, it is timely to catch About My Liberty: SEALDs 2015 now while it continues to play (with English subtitles) at Uplink in Shibuya. Alongside Shimin Rengō (Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism) and the opposition … Continue reading

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About My Liberty: SEALDs 2015 documentary film about student activists released in May

The line between memorialising a movement or ossifying it as the past is a very fine one. A new documentary film chronicling the student activist group SEALDs is set for release on May 14th at Uplink, an arthouse cinema in … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution?

The party is over, and society — but most especially, the media — waits to see what is left when all the drink bottles have been cleared. As I previously discussed elsewhere, the prominent student activists group SEALDs is currently … Continue reading

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SEALDs publish first book, “Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like?”

The revolution will not be televised, they say, but this one was — and publicised, a lot. And yet, for all the hundreds of thousands who gathered at the Diet and all around Japan over the summer, for all the … Continue reading

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Police raid headquarters of far-left faction Kakurōkyō over security bills protest arrests

Police have raided headquarters of far-left Japanese Marxist faction Kakurōkyō. Some 50 officers descended this morning on the Kakurōkyō (Revolutionary Workers) base, known as Gendaisha, in Suginami ward, west Tokyo. As we have seen with previous raids on the Chūkaku-ha … Continue reading

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