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No. 2430
(August 8th 2016 Issue)

Crush the neo-fascist offensive with the united power of the working class!

'Block the construction of US helipads!' People rose in a fierce protest against the construction work (July 22nd, Takae, Okinawa)
 

- Smash the Abe government's offensive of revising the Constitution!
-- Abe is resorting to Hitler-like 'political manoeuvres'
-- The government is launching reactionary offensives to force 'war and poverty' on workers and the toiling masses
-- While lavishly supporting big business, it is victimizing the underprivileged
- The world of today is thrown into a cataclysmic upheaval
- Foil the constitutional revision! Create antiwar struggles! Smash the government's economic attacks on the toiling masses!
-- Overcome the parliamentalianist fallacy of the JCP!

 
[2-3]
Stop the construction of US Osprey helipads!

Anger burst out at the attempted resumption of construction work,
Takae, Okinawa
July 21st: People's rage resounded through the lush forest area of northern Okinawa
1,600 indignant people rallied to an emergency protest

- 'Don't let them open the gate!' Workers, students and citizens fought in unity to block the road to the construction site
(pic right)
- Militant students strived, raising the banner 'Scrap Ampo!'







     

July 22nd: 'Crush the repression by the state power!'
Workers, students and residents took action to block the construction work
They stayed up all night to defend a barricade using 170 autos

- Protesters sat down and occupied the road despite the violence of the riot police
- Fighters defending a barricade car against fierce repression
(pic left)
- 'Remove all the bases!' Protesters squared up to the riot police without budging an inch
(pic centre), closing in on the riot police (pic right)
- Shatter the all-out offensives for strengthening the new US-Japan military alliance!

[4]
Let us block the construction of US helipads in Takae!

Smash the resumption of the construction of ground military facilities at Henoko!
Surge up antiwar, anti-Ampo struggle!
The Okinawa Prefectural Committee of the JRCL
- The Abe-led neo-fascist government has forcibly started construction of US helipads for Ospreys
- The confrontation is intensifying between the US/Japan and China over the South and East China Seas
- Denounce the JCP leadership for disarming the opposition movement!
- Smash the buildup of the globalized US-Japan aggressive war alliance!

[5]
Denounce the JCP leadership for glorifying bourgeois atomism
1. The JCP leadership emphasizes the 'dignity of the individual', while slighting the working class struggle
2. No Marxist analysis is made of the existence of 'civil individuals' in capitalist society
3. Denounce their arbitrary, petty-bourgeois interpretation of Marx's Grundrisse!

[6]
A report from the steel industrial front:

No to the strengthening of labour management using the so-called 'Internet of Things'!

The EU and the Merkel-led German government have embarked on restrictions on the entrances of refugees

Topics
'To realize "equal pay for equal work", not in a European but a Japanese form'
(Japan Business Federation)
Expose the dirty, greedy trick of Japanese monopoly capitalists, encouraged by the Abe government!

[7]
My study note

For becoming a revolutionary communist:

I am learning what our 'intraparty discussion aimed to inquire into a communist way of thinking' is
(Part 2)

[8]

Kaleidoscope

- The US Republican national convention was engulfed by the shouts of 'America first': as if abetted by Adolf Hitler

- The Putin-led doping:
'All Olympic Games are politics by other means'?

- A US-Japan joint military exercise was conducted in Hawaii: to produce a Japanese Marine Corps.

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No. 2429
(August 1st 2016 Issue)

Rally to the International Antiwar Assemblies on August 7th!
Eradicate the danger of a world war amid the confrontation between the US/Japan and China/Russia!

'No to the US helipad!' 1,600 gathered in an emergency protest against the construction of a US helipad forcibly started in Takae, north of Okinawa, July 21st
Despite violent repression by the riot police, militant students fought dauntlessly with workers and residents under the banner,
'Remove all the bases! Scrap Ampo!'
 

- Confrontation is intensifying between the US (Japan) and China/Russia in the east and west of the Eurasian Continent
-- NATO is deploying missile defense systems in Eastern Europe; Russia resists this by strengthening its military capabilities
- In Syria, Iraq and Turkey, conflicts are intensifying in the Islamic world
-- The Erdogan government has started to crack down on the opposition under the pretext of the 'coup'
- Create an upsurge of the revolutionary antiwar struggle to eradicate the danger of a world war!

We denounce the police raid on the head office of Kaihoh-sha on July 21st

[2]
'Stop the amphibious assault exercise!'

Zengakuren Hokkaido strived strenuously against the manoeuvres of the Japanese army, criticizing JCP-led peace activists' immersion in election campaigns,
June 9th, Hamataiki, Hokkaido
   
(pic left) 'Block the landing of the LCAC!' Workers and students on the beach raised angry voices
- - - - -- at the amphibious landing craft on the sea
(pic right) Militant students fought in solidarity with workers under the banner, 'Against the US-Japan military alliance!'

[3]
Rally to the 86th Zengakuren National Convention!

Solidify the line of battle against the all-out offensive by the Abe government aimed to revise the Constitution
!

The civil war in South Sudan has flared up again
The Abe government is watching eagerly for an opportunity to let SDF peacekeeping troops use firearms in actual warfare

Chinese version of 'freedom of navigation' operations:
China made its warship navigate through a strait in Kagoshima Prefecture, claiming it was an 'international strait'

[4]
The takeover of Sharp Corporation by a Taiwanese super-sweatshop:

Don't allow diabolical restructuring and mass dismissals plotted by Hon Hai Precision Industry!

[5]
The 9th National Convention of the Japan Postal Union

'A movement to serve the postal business':

The leadership railroaded an anti-proletarian line through; workers' pent-up dissatisfaction burst out

Strengthen the JP Union by opposing the leadership's pressure on workers to contribute towards the 'development of the company'!

[6]
Shatter the enforcement of Abe-style 'political education' aimed to revise the Constitution!

- Abe is promoting a reactionary political education in high schools, scheming to nurture 'obedient subjects' of Japan that will actually wage a war
- Abe has launched an all-out offensive aimed for constitutional revisions and a neo-fascist educational reorganization
- Fight against Abe-style political education, overcoming the official union leadership who merely maintain the importance of an 'education to nurture sovereigns based on the Constitution'!

Topics
'Rev up the engine of Abenomics!':
Abe is planning to lavish 20 trillion yen on measures to reflate the economy
Don't make workers and people pay the price for it!

[7]
My study note

For becoming a revolutionary communist:

I am learning what our 'intraparty discussion aimed to inquire into a communist way of thinking' is
(Part 1)

The Abe government is accelerating nuclear development all the more after the House of Councillors election

Don't allow the labour aristocrats of Rengo
[Japanese Trade Union Confederation] who are aiding and abetting the promotion of nuclear power generation

[8]
No to the cut-off of government aid to the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster!

- The government is to call off evacuation instructions and cut off compensation to residents, while decontaminating only livelihood zones; vast forest areas are still contaminated with highly radioactive waste
- The government is trying to make Fukushima appear as if it had been rebuilt

The government-funded corporation's reference to the 'stone coffin method' for decommissioning Fukushima nuclear reactors revealed the bankruptcy of the government's desktop plan
The Abe government and Tepco are hell-bent on concealing the failure and groping for a stopgap measure

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No. 2428
(July 25th 2016 Issue)

Strengthen fighting forces against the constitutional revision
under the banner of 'Against Fascism'!

- From the degeneration of the official opposition leaderships, Abe the neo-fascist earned a victory in the House of Councillors election
- In the South China Sea, confrontation is intensifying between the US-Japan and China
- Build a battlefront against fascism and overthrow the Abe government!
-- Stop the revision of the Constitution! Shatter the strengthening of the US-Japan global war alliance!
-- Block the revision of labour laws! Crush Abenomics!
-- Create a united battlefront against fascism!

'No to the amphibious assault exercise!' Workers and students made a protest at the beach of Hamataiki where drills were conducted,
Hokkaido, July 9th
 
[2]
'A good chance has come with Brexit!'

Putin has set to work for the removal of sanctions against Russia

The National Police Agency has started up an 'Intrnet Centre' in the name of taking countermeasures against terrorism
No to police surveillance!

[3]
The Kumamoto earthquakes have revealed deceptions in the NRA's assessment of the nuclear power plant's resistance to earthquakes
Stop and Scrap all the nuclear power plants at once!
(part 2)
3. New 'standards of quakes' that could hit the plant facilities were set up intentionally, ignoring differences earthquake-type of and the kind of nuclear reactors

[4]
For applying theoretical lessons from the clarification of tactics for mass struggle in 1976 on the occasion of the Lockheed payoff scandal
1. Lessons on the methods of the analysis of the actual situation
2. Lessons on the analysis of the structure of the world domination strategy of the USA
3. Lessons on the elucidation of our tactics for mass struggle
4. Lessons concerning 'particular lines of organizing mass movement and building our party organization'
5. On 'changes of the form in which the necessity of imperialist war is fulfilled'

[5]
No to the expansion of weapons production and arms exports!

A. The Abe government is encouraging munitions industry capitalists to rapidly expand the production and export of weapons, at the demands of the Obama administration
(1) The production of F-35 stealth fighters was started at a Mitsubishi factory nearing the SDF Komaki Base; The government plans to use Komaki, as a regional logistic base in East Asia
(2) A F-3 fighter jet, the first stealth fighter plane that Japan produced, is under development at the same Mitsubishi factory
(3) Japan is to effectively export SDF's training patrol planes to the Philippines

B. All these expansions are based on the new US-Japan Defense Cooperation Guidelines concluded in 2015
(1) The Obama administration is using arms exports as levers to build up a multilateral military alliance against China
(2) The Abe government has embarked on the joint development and production of new weapons with other states

C. Munitions industry capitalists is appealing to the government to adopt still more preferential policies for arms exports
D. Create a major upsurge of the struggle against the 'militarization of the economy'!

[6]
Shatter the ruling LDP's attempt to destroy teachers' unions active in 'peace movements' in the name of 'securing teachers' political neutrality'!

China: Children are suffering nosebleeds and other health damage
----------from toxic substances used in school playgrounds
Local authorities used cheap, harmful materials to reduce construction cost according to deregulation of toxic substance by the central government

Topics
Never allow the introduction of a 'system of solving troubles over dismissals with money'!
The government is aiming to give capitalists 'freedom of dismissal'

[7]
The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran is escalating amid the fall in crude oil prices

A. OPEC nations were unable to reach agreement over the freeze on oil production increase
(June 2nd)
B. All oil-producing countries are struggling with economic crises
C. With the US's influence declining, struggle for supremacy is intensifying in the Middle East
- Rulers of Saudi Arabia are groping for a way to reduce the country's dependence on oil exports

[8]
A major paper factory in Ishinomaki, destroyed by the 2011 tsunami, was reconstructed with the wisdom and synergetic efforts of workers -though, within the logic of capital that seeks profits

My study note
Learning from the young Kuroda's bitter struggle under Stalin's absolute authority
(Part 2)
As early as 1953, the young Kuroda wrote a criticism of the Stalin article of 1952
(Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR) on the basis of his study of Marx's materialist philosophy

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No. 2427
(July 18th 2016 Issue)

Crush the Abe government's all-out attempt to revise the Constitution!
Fight resolutely, overcoming the 'protect constitutionalism' campaign, with which the JCP has replaced the struggle against fascism, against the US-Japan military alliance!

- Abe used fascistic trickeries to capture parliamentary seats required to initiate the revision of the Constitution
- Stop the revision of the Constitution! Oppose the imposition of 'war and poverty' on workers and people!
- Create an upsurge of antiwar struggle to eradicate the danger of war in East Asia!
- Build a battlefront against fascism! Overthrow the Abe government!

[2]
Scrap the War Law! No to the constitutional revision!

Angry workers and citizens held a protest rally and demonstration in Kanazawa
June 19th, Ishikawa Prefecture
 
'Against the US-Japan global war alliance!' With a chorus of angry yells, Kanazawa Univ. students livened up the rally (pic)

China-ASEAN foreign ministers' conference: Major ASEAN countries resented China for insisting dominion over the 'South China Sea issue'

'
US bases in Japan are not so much concentrated in Okinawa':
The US military authorities in Japan made a shameful quibble
by giving the percentage of the number of US military facilities in Okinawa
(39%)
instead of the percentage of the total area of US bases
(74.48%)

[3]
The Kumamoto earthquakes have exposed deceptions in the Nuclear Regulation Authorities' assessment
of the nuclear power plant's resistance to earthquakes

Stop and Scrap all the nuclear power plants at once!
(part 1)
1. Two disastrous earthquakes occurred one after the other in Kumamoto
2. Kyushu Electric Power Co.
[KEPCO] continued reckless and dangerous operation of Sendai Nuclear Power Station, located immediately to the southwest of the hypocentral region
- The Nuclear Regulation Authority justifies this operation by saying, '
Kumamoto earthquakes were within expectation', though they were far beyond their expectation
- The Abe government and KEPCO are clinging to the continued operation of the plant

[4]
The beginning of the disintegration of the European Union and a cataclysmic upheaval in the world

--
The people of the United Kingdom chose to 'leave the EU'
(1) The national referendum showed divisions among social classes and regions
(2) Socio-economic contradictions have been accumulating amid the globalization of the economy and the bloated financial industry
(3) David Cameron took a gamble on the national referendum
(4) The confrontation between the Germany- and France-centred EU and the UK is intensifying
(5) The structural crisis of the EU is deepening

[5]
Denounce the Japanese Communist Party for extolling Obama's visit to Hiroshima!

I. The JCP has a bottomless illusion that the contemporary world is 'in a flow to the world without nuclear weapons', 'in a flow to peace'
II. This party is only appealing to rulers' reason to 'abolish nuclear weapons'

[6]
Monopoly capitalists have started introducing some 'health care measures', but only for the sake of their own profit

What causes an increase in the number of workers' mental disorder is intensified labour, along with cruel working conditions!



Local governments are executing scrap-and-build plans concerning public kindergartens / day nurseries to reduce the social welfare budget

Topics
The JCP-inclined leaders of trade unions are justifying their abandonment of struggles for higher wages in workplaces
by shifting the emphasis to 'social wage struggles', such as one for an increase in minimum wages

[7]
Smash the revision of the Constitution! Crush the strengthening of the neo-fascist ruling system!

Fight against wage cuts and the strengthening of labour management by the local authorities pressed by the Abe government!
The Prefectural/Municipal Workers Committee
(part 2)
B. Don't allow the neo-fascist Abe government to revise the Constitution!
1. Denounce the leadership of Jichiro
[All-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers Union] for reducing all the union struggles to a campaign for the House of Councillors election
2. Don't permit the leadership of Jichiroren
[Japan Federation of Prefectural and Municipal Workers' Unions] to distort struggles to an aid for 'opposition party coalition'
3. Definitely block the revision of the Constitution! Smash all the ultra-reactionary offensives!

[8]
My study note

Learning from the young Kuroda's bitter struggle under Stalin's absolute authority
(Part 1)
As early as 1953, the young Kuroda wrote a criticism of the Stalin article of 1952
(Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR) on the basis of his study of Marx's materialist philosophy
(This criticism was published under the title of Political Economy and Dialectics, later included in his Study on Stalin-Type Materialism, 1968)

The Science Council of Japan has yielded to the Defense Ministry concerning cooperation in military research

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No. 2426
(July 11th 2016 Issue)

Down with the Abe government with the power of workers and the toiling masses!
Shatter Abe's ambition to 'gain ascendancy in the House of Councillors and rush to constitutional revision'!

- Block the revision of the Constitution!
- Don't allow the Abe government to deceitfully justify the bankrupted Abenomics!
- What is the meaning of the result of Brexit vote?
- Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government that imposes war and poverty!

[2-3]
Block the revision of the Constitution!
No to the buildup of the US-Japan global war alliance!

Zengakuren and antiwar youths rose to action across the nation


June 18th,
Osaka: Militants marched on the LDP office and the US Consulate General
     
(pic left) 'We denounce the murder of a woman by a former US marine!' 'Remove the US X-band radar base!' (at the US Consulate General)
(pic centre) 'No to the constitutional revision!' 'Scrap the War Law!' Voices echoed through the city
(pic right) 'Down with the fascist Abe government!' (at the LDP local office building)


June 19th, Sapporo: Protesters unleashed their anger on the LDP Hokkaido
   
(pic left) 'Block the constitutional revision!' With a big banner at the head, they marched
(pic right) Full of fighting spirit, Zengakuren students demonstrated, followed by militant workers

June 19th, Nagoya: Demonstration surged with energetic chants of 'Anti-Fascism!'
 
(pic) 'Block the revision of the Constitution! Down with the Abe government!' Workers and students marched, denouncing the JCP's parliamentarianist distortion of struggles

June 18th, Kagoshima: Militant students rose in solidarity with the fight of Okinawa
 
(pic) 'Condemn the murder of a woman by a former US marine! No to the buildup of the US-Japan global war alliance!' Militant voices resounded throughout the city

[4]
Smash the revision of the Constitution! Crush the strengthening of the neo-fascist ruling system!

Fight against wage cuts and the strengthening of labour management
by the local authorities pressed by the Abe government!

The Prefectural/Municipal Workers Committee
(part 1)
A. Local government workers are fighting against the Abe government's major reactionary offensives
1. The Abe government is imposing war and poverty on workers and the toiling masses
2. Local authorities have launched wage cuts and the strengthening of labour management
3. The leaderships of local government workers' unions are reducing all union struggles to the House of Councillors election campaigns; militant workers are fighting back against the leadership and creating struggles

[5]
The Abe government is dashing for the deployment of Ospreys at Saga Airport

No to the integrated promotion of the establishment of a Japanese version of a Marine Corps and the reinforcement of the US Sasebo base!


[6]

Destroy the illusion of Abe's 'Plan for Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens'!
No to the 'industrialization of medical service', or abandonment of 'medical service as social security'!

Topics

Five major Japanese munitions monopolies withheld participation in the Eurosatory 2016 defense exhibition,
with an evil motive to draw full future support from the government

[7]
Abe plans to scrap and build Japanese agriculture in the name of 'strong agriculture'

Don't allow the government to sacrifice small-scale Japanese farmers!

- Abe is scheming to break up the existing agricultural cooperatives to smoothly promote agricultural reforms
- The government has revised agricultural laws to promote the entry of monopoly capital into farming business
- Abe is scheming to abandon agriculture protection policies in view of the effectuation of the TPP

[8]
World News

A report from Britain

The class struggle in Britain is disoriented over Brexist vote

Kaleidoscope
- Xi-led China is trying to win East and Central European countries over to its side
on the basis of the 'all-embracing' strategic partnership with Putin-led Russia

- The US has taken a step to set up a permanent base in Senegal
to vie with China on the African continent

-
'The expression "a budget for homicide", meaning military expenditure, was not appropriate':
The JCP abjectly apologized to fascists while it forced a party official to resign so as not to lose conservative votes

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No. 2425
(July 4th 2016 Issue)

eBlock the revision of the Constitution!f
Zengakuren and antiwar youths militantly demonstrated across the metropolis

June 19th, Tokyo

Demonstrators denounced the JCP leadership
for reducing struggles against the constitutional revision into vote-gathering campaigns

eDenounce the rape and murder of an Okinawan woman! Down with the Abe government!f
Zengakuren students took the lead in the demonstration

Participants solidified their resolve in the solidarity meeting
 

- eRemove all the US bases! Scrap the US-Japan military alliance!f Protesters voiced their resentment in front of the Diet Building and raised angry fists at the US Embassy
- eCrush the revision of the Constitution amid the confrontation between the US and China-Russia!f: The direction of the struggle was posed in the solidarity meeting prior to the demonstration
- Demonstrators carried out a working class-based counterattack, overcoming the JCP leadersf parliamentarianist distortion of struggles
- Fight for the overthrow of the neo-fascist Abe government!

[3]
65,000 Okinawans rallied to protest the murder of a woman by a former US marine and demanded the pullout of US Marines

June 19th, Naha, Okinawa

     
- Zengakuren Okinawa and delegates from the whole country called for the removal of all the bases and the scrapping of Ampo [US-Japan Security Treaty]
- Militant workers and students strived hard, criticizing the JCP leadersf campaign to beg to ereducef US bases

(pic left) eWefve had enough!f Rally participants protested, boiling with rage
(pic centre) Participants responded favorably to Zengakurenfs call for the scrapping of Ampo (This slogan has been abandoned by the JCP)
(pic right)
eScrap Ampo!f Putting up four huge placards in the rear, students fought with workers and residents who held placards, ePull out the Marine Corps!f

[2]
 
In solidarity with the rally in Okinawa, workers and students rose in protest in the capital
June 19th, Tokyo
eDenounce the rape and murder of a woman by a US marine!f Protest voices resounded around the Diet Building

(pic left) eStop the revision of the Constitution!f eDown with the Abe government!f Militant studentsf call evoked ardent sympathy among workers and citizens






[4]
10 years after the demise of Comrade Kanfichi Kuroda
60 years after the Hungarian Revolution
Make a quantum leap forward in the anti-Stalinist movement!

Takuma Ueda
Chairman of the National Committee of the Japan Revolutionary Communist League
1. A political and military confrontation is intensifying between the US-Japan and China-Russia
2. Draw lessons from the building of our party organization after the demise of Comrade Kuroda and make them our own
3. Advance forward by inheriting Kurodafs spirit at the point of departure for the creation of our party and its revolutionary tradition!
4. Let us strive harder by investigating into and assimilating the elogic of self-organization of the working classf!

[6]
The NTT management yells for a enew track leading to profit increasef

Donft allow the burden to workers! (part 2)
(4) The management seeks after the emaximization of efficiency in investmentf

Topics
A company-run trade union was first formed in a notorious esweatshopf pub chain

The management colluded with the labour aristocrats of Rengo
[Japanese Trade Union Confederation]-affiliated UA Zensen to nip the buds of workersf struggle

[7]
Kaleidoscope


- e
If we deny the existence of the Self-Defense Forces, wefll lose the votes of the conservativescf:
JCP leaders are unable to refute fascist Abefs quibble, eI
f you say the SDF are unconstitutional, you should deny themf

- 70 years ago, the JCP opposed Article 9 because
ea war for justice is needed on the basis of the Maoist strategyf;
today it reinterprets this and justifies itself by saying,
eWe protect Article 9 because the right of individual self-defense is securedf (!!)

- Muhammad Ali, the unyielding fighter in and out or the ring, passed away; He gave a flat refusal to conscription

- NTT Docomofs new smartphone models leak out all our positional information to the police:
Donft allow the government to step up surveillance!

[8]
Overseas Appeal for the 54th International Antiwar Assembly in Japan

Oppose the nuclear armament race between the US and China-Russia!
People all over the world! Unite across national boundaries and rise in an antiwar struggle!

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No. 2424
(June 27th 2016 Issue)

Crush the constitutional revision!
Deliver a finishing blow to Abenomics!
Overthrow the Abe government that forces poverty and war on the toiling masses!

'Block the constitutional revision!'
'Denounce an ex-marine's murder of a young woman!'
Militant workers and students held a street demonstration in the capital, June 19th, Tokyo
 
'No more brutality! Marines out!' 'Remove all the bases!'
65,000 Okinawans raised voices,
June 19th, Naha, Okinawa
 

- The government is hell-bent on revising the Constitution amid the antagonism between the US and China
- A deceitful slogan 'new three arrows of Abenomics' has been invented
---to conceal the failure of the former 'three arrows' and give workers an illusion that the situation is still hopeful
- 'Monetary easing measures on a different dimension' enforced by Abe and Kuroda
[Bank of Japan Governor] have failed completely
-- The BOJ's negative interest rate policy has collapsed
- Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!
--Denounce the JCP leadership for urging union members into vote-gathering activities for the House of Councillors election!

[2]
'Remove the US X-band radar base!'

'Denounce an ex-marine's murder in Okinawa!' 'Remove all the US bases!'

Zengakuren students fought in the forefront of the protesters from all over the Kinki Region,
June 5th, Kyo-tango City, Kyoto Prefecture
   
'Remove all the bases! Scrap the US-Japan military treaty!'
  Protesters raised angry yells at the US X-band radar base  Together with workers and citizens,
militant students staged a demonstration holding up the banner

[3]

'Against the constitutional revision!'

A firm resolution was adopted by an overwhelming majority in the Aichi University student meeting,
June 9th

NATO is deploying a missile defence system in Rumania, Poland and Baltic States,
against which Putin threatened with the use of nuclear weapons


The Obama administration is intent on developing a new, small nuclear weapon 'B 61 model 12',
despite his speech, 'the world without nuclear weapons'


[4-5]
Destroy the illusion of Abe's 'Plan for Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens'!


Lay bare the true colours of 'equal pay for equal work'!

- It is the utmost demagogy to deceive workers and gain their votes for the constitutional revision
- Measures to 'correct pay differentials' are paired with a bad revision in the form of wage payments
- Monopoly capitalists interpret 'equal pay for equal work' to suit their convenience
- Neither Rengo
[Japan Trade Union Confederation] leaders nor JCP bureaucrats are capable of criticizing this wily proposal
- The
'principle of equal pay for equal work' is itself based on a notorious theory that wages are compensation for labour

Expose deception in the 'measures to improve conditions for childcare/nursing care workers'!
- These measures are designed for a 'dynamic exploitation of all citizens' in the name of
'Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens'
- 'Improvement in the treatment of childcare/nursing care workers' is a total lie
- It further drives workers into 'increasing productivity'

Topics
The JCP's alternative proposal for tapping a source of revenue:
It tolerates the current consumption tax of 8 % and proposes higher income taxes, flattering 'conservatives'

Scandalous resignation immediately before the election of the wasteful Governor of Tokyo,
who had been supported by the Abe-led LDP

[6]
The NTT management yells for a 'new track leading to profit increase'

Don't allow the burden to workers!
(part 1)
(1) The management's new 'strategy' aims to maximize the corporation profit
(2) It aims to achieve 'profit increase' by means of overseas cloud computing business and full-scale restructuring of the corporation
(3) It is scheming to abolish the fixed-line phone network

[7]
My study note

I am learning that
'I create the vanguard party' from Kuroda's 'For the Creation of a Vanguard Organization',
in Kuroda's
Thought on Revolution (English edition), Akane Books, 2000

[8]
My resolution to be a vanguard party member:

I become a subject of creation of the party organization!


My resolution to be the subject of creation of the vanguard party organization:
I adhere to revolutionary Marxism!

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No. 2423
(June 20th 2016 Issue)

Stop the revision of the Constitution!
No to the buildup of the US-Japan global war alliance!
Put an end to Abenomics!

- Abe is resorting to fascistic demagogy to conceal the bankruptcy of Abenomics
-- The government is rushing to revise the Constitution amid the confrontation between the US and China
- Confrontation between the US-Japan and China-Russia is intensifying in East Asia
- Shatter the revision of the Constitution and strengthening of the US-Japan military alliance, opposing the parliamentarianist distortion of struggles by the JCP!
-- Denounce the murder of a woman by a former US marine! Remove all the US bases!

[2]

'Block the revision of the Constitution! Down with the Abe government!'

Tens of thousands of protesters besieged the Diet Building,
June 5th
   
Militant workers and students strived in the van of the protest action
(pic left) Participants gave ardent responses to the militant students' call to overturn the Abe government, in front of the Diet Building
(pic right) Education workers fought in front of the Diet Members' Building

[3]
The Education Ministry is forcing the use of a supplementary textbook that inculcates the need to revise the Constitution

Don't allow the neo-fascist government to instil in high school students the ideology of sacrificing themselves for the nation!

A letter from Ukraine
Vladimir Pronin, member of the Anti-Fascist Committee of Ukuraine
I stand for your struggle to support Kumamoto earthquake victims, to oppose the constitutional revision,
--- and to fight against Japan's nuclear armaments

[4]

Don't allow the JCP bureaucrats' parliamentarianist distortion of struggles against the constitutional revision!

I. JCP leaders are distorting struggles into a mere campaign for the 'opposition party coalition' aiming to gather votes for the upcoming election
II. Neither 'opposition to the US-Japan military alliance' nor 'opposition to fascism' is found in their policy against the constitutional revision
(1) Reveal the fallacy of their slogan, 'Oppose the destruction of constitutionalism'! Expose the crime of 'approving the US-Japan military alliance'!
(2) Bring to light the total absurdity of their 'peaceful foreign strategy based on Article 9 of the Constitution'
(3) Crush the illusion of 'a citizens' revolution, free and voluntary'!

[5]
NTT:
Smash sackings and restructuring plans newly launched by the management in the wake of wage restraint!

I. The management flatly turned down the demand for temp workers' wage hikes
- Many temp workers are mercilessly thrown away; a 'selected few with competence' undergo intensified labour
II. A small wage increase called 'investment in human resources' is designed to press workers into heavy labour for company profits
- The management is hell-bent on reducing 'labour costs'
III. NTT labour aristocrats have left temp workers in the lurch
- Fight back against the major offensive launched by the management coupled with major restructuring!

[6]

Ten workers were killed in a construction accident where an expressway bridge beam under construction fell to a road below

Denounce the general contractors which continued work ignoring the danger of the beam falling down!

Keidanren [Japan Federation of Economic Organizations]'s report on the employment of aged white-collar workers:
The monopoly bourgeoisie is scheming to thoroughly exploit 'capable workers' while driving the 'incapable' to retire

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No social insurance, no paid holidays, no maternity leave, no child-care leave...

Non-regular public service workers have been kept hard at work, and discarded in the end

[7]
Reveal the fallacy in a new method of 'demanding individual wages' advocated by the labour aristocrats of JAM
[Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery, and Manufacturing Workers]!
[1] They fabricated a new 'method in the name of 'correcting pay differentials', negating the method of 'demanding average wage increase'
[2] They have totally yielded to capitalists' measure of 'suppressing wage rises'
- Let us fight for big, across-the-board wage hikes, denouncing labour aristocrats' immersion in a joint labour-management consultation line!

[8]
Kaleidoscope


- Abe was twisted around Putin's (and Xi's) finger as he clings to a faint hope on the territorial talk with Russia:
Japanese forces were unable to deal with Russian and Chinese vessels entering the contiguous zone

- The government is plotting to provide more grants to municipalities in Okinawa for the construction of a new US base

- Abe is desperately seeking after the 'emergency clause' for paving the way to war

- The practical use of the iris identification system has started in Jordan;
first as a measure against illegal refugees, but tomorrow, for the building of a worldwide surveillance network

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No. 2422
(June 13th 2016 Issue)

Crush the revision of the Constitution!
Shatter the strengthening of the US-Japan military alliance!
Overthrow the Abe government with the mighty power of workers and students!
Don't allow the parliamentarianinst distortion of struggles by the JCP leadership!

'Down with the Abe government!' Zengakuren students fought in the forefront of 40,000 protesters in front of the Diet Building, June 5th
 
Central Students' Orgburo
(From the JRCL flyer circulated in the June 5th rally)
 

1. Confrontation between the US-Japan and China-Russia is intensifying in the South China Sea
A. The Abe government is frantically strengthening the military alliance and rushing to revise the Constitution
B. The nuclear armament race is heating up between the US and China-Russia
- The US is hell-bent on building a military encircling net against China
-
China and Russia are intent on expanding armaments in rivalry with the US
C. Zengakuren is fighting at the front of joint struggles with workers and citizens, overcoming the parliamentarianist degeneration of official opposition movements

2. Create a huge upsurge of struggles against constitutional revision, against Ampo
[US-Japan military alliance] by overcoming the JCP-led movement that has abandoned opposition to Ampo!
- Block the constitutional revision aimed to revive 'militarist Japan'!
- Denounce the rape and murder of a woman by a former US marine!
----Remove all the US bases! Scrap the US-Japan Security Treaty!
- No to the strengthening of military nuclear capabilities by the US under the cover of the 'world without nuclear weapons'!
----No to the expansion of armaments by China and Russia in opposition to the US!
- Build a united battlefront against fascism! Topple the Abe government!


 
Militant students, together with workers and citizens,
besieged the Diet Building
 
'No to the Ise-Shima summit!'
Zengakuren students demonstrated the main streets of Nagoya,
May 26th

[2]

Japan failed in its bid to jointly develop Australia's next-generation submarine

The Abe government got a bitter blow at the start of its scheme to develope Japan's arms industry
No to the export of weapons!

[3]

Abe's
'Plans for Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens'
were set out to conceal the total bankruptcy of Abenomics


A plan to 'rectify long working hours' is one with an 'increase in productivity' and 'intensification of labour'
- 'Rectification of long working hours' is a plan in name only
- The government is scheming to remove legal constraints on working hours in the name of a 'highly professional system'
- Create strong unity and fight against the bad revision of labour laws, against the revision of the Constitution!

A plan to 'respond to the rapidly ageing society'
-
'Don't stop them working'!?: Abe is aiming to use elderly people for the sake of the growth of capitalist Japan
- 'Building a strong economy' is justified on the pretext of 'upgrading social security'

[5]
No to NTT East Corporation's reform plan concerning the working hour system!

A. The management intends to intensify labour by 'reviewing the working hour system'
B. Their aim is to reduce total labour costs and increase productivity

Topics
JCP bureaucrats are joining in the chorus of
'equal pay for equal work' wilfully propagandized by Abe

[6]
To evade the employer's liability to pay social insurance contributions,
the local government of Nagasaki unlawfully continued employing a worker as a temp for more than 6 years


More and more elderly people are plunged into dire poverty
Denounce the Abe government for forsaking the socially underprivileged!

[7]
No to the utmost intensification of labour by the Japan Post management!
-- A new scheme to introduce a system of multi-skilled labour
(postal savings business, insurance business and mail service) aimed to reduce personnel (Part 2)

The first election since the lowering of the voting age to 18 to be held next month:
Abe is promoting an obscurantist policy to get votes from the youth, using catchy, frivolous propaganda pamphlets

[8]
My study note

Learning from Kuroda's struggle to build a new vanguard organization
- On reading
'The struggle against the US-Japan Security Treaty in 1960 and the JRCL (National Committee)',
in Fifty Years of the Japan Revolutionary Communist League(Revolutionary Marxist Faction), Vol.1

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No. 2421
(June 6th 2016 Issue)

Angry voices against the G-7 summit resonated through city streets
May 26th, Nagoya

Demonstrators held up a big banner marked in large letters,
'No to the Ise-Shima summit!'
 

No to the strengthening of military nuclear capabilities by the US
under the cover of the 'world without nuclear weapons'!


Expose the deception in Obama's speech in Hiroshima!
Oppose the buildup of the US-Japan new military alliance!


Denounce the rape and murder of a woman by a former US Marine!

Thousands of angry Okinawans rose up in protest against the murder of a woman by a former US Marine, in front of US Kadena Air Base, May 25th, Okinawa
 

Militant workers and students demonstrated in the centre of the city
'Crush the US-Japan military alliance! Stop the revision of the Constitution!'
Prior to demonstration, they held a solidarity meeting to solidify their resolve to fight against the summit, denouncing official opposition leaders' complete abandonment of struggles
Let us take a step further towards the overthrow of the Abe government by confirming the revolutionary significance of this struggle!

[2]
   
Stop Japan's dispatch of combat troops to South Sudan, its first deployment under the enacted War Law!
Zengakuren Hokkaido rose up, together with militant workers, to block the departure of the first contingent,
May 22nd, at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido (pic left)

'Stop the revision of the Constitution! Down with the Abe government!'

Militant workers and students marched along the main streets of Sapporo,
May 14th, Hokkaido (pic right)

[3]

'We condemn the rape and murder of a woman by a former US Marine!'

'Remove all the US bases!'
Thousands of protesters exploded with rage
Outraged workers and residents of Okinawa rallied in front of US Kadena Air Base,
May 25th, Okinawa
     
(pic left) Ryukyu Univ. and Okinawa Int'l Univ. students fought in the van of the Okinawans holding up a big banner, 'Remove all bases! Repeal US-Japan Ampo!'
(pic centre) 'Get out of Okinawa!' 'Henoko new base NO!' Participants raised a chorus of angry yells at Kadena Air Base

Indignant Okinawans held an emergency rally, May 20th
(pic right) 'Enough is enough!' Burning with anger, 250 workers, students and residents rallied in front of Kadena Air Base

[4]
US and Japanese rulers are frantic to strengthen a military encircling net against China

- A missile defence system being built based on the strengthening of the triangular military alliance between the US, Japan and South Korea
- Joint military operations against China by the US and Japan in the South China Sea
- Incorporating the Philippines as a 'base at the front line' against China

Xi Jinping-led China is hell-bent on the military buildup,
crying for the '
armed forces absolutely loyal and capable of winning wars'

[5]
Mitsubishi Motors manipulated fuel-economy test data
- Dirty tricks of data falsification regarding fuel economy performance
- An illicit act aimed to extend the market for light automobiles
- Don't allow layoffs, wage cuts, and sackings! Don't shift the burden onto workers!

Denounce the Abe government for deserting the victims of Kumamoto earthquakes!

[6]

 
Don't allow dismissals and intensification of labour
due to the Japan Post management's restructuring and rationalization!

Denounce the Postal Union leaders for totally collaborating the management!

No to their campaign that calls for contribution to postal business!
The Postal Workers Committee of the JRCL
(cartoon)
Under failed Abenomics, union members are fighting against the attacks of the management, criticizing union leaders, management's yes-men
(From a flyer for the 9th union convention)

Topics

Transport workers won a landmark court decision:
'
Wage cuts of workers reemployed after mandatory retirement are unlawful'

[7]
No to the utmost intensification of labour by the Japan Post management!
-- A new scheme to introduce a system of multi-skilled labour
(postal savings business, insurance business and mail service) aimed to reduce personnel (Part 1)

[8]

Kaleidoscope


- Japan's space agency JAXA, in cooperation with the Defense Ministry, is developing another military satellite
in the name of disaster damage prevention and space exploration

- The police have started to gather copious amounts of Internet data to conduct surveillance of all people

- '"No to constitutional revision" is a superfluity for the unity of opposition parties':
A rubbish scholar is abetting the JCP which plays up to the 'conscientious conservatives'

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