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No. 2520
(May 28th 2018 Issue)

Denounce the Trump administration for transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem!
Condemn the Netanyahu government for massacring Palestinian people!!

Zengakuren staged a scathing protest at the Israeli Embassy
in Tokyo, May 18th

eStop the reclamation work for a new US base construction in Henoko!f
eNo more reinforcements to the Japanese troops in the border islands of Okinawa!

Peace March and Peoplefs Rally in Okinawa were uplifted,
May 11th-13th

Okinawa Peoplefs Rally
at Ginowan Park on May 13th
eRemove all the bases! Crush the military alliance!f
Zengakuren held up their banners high in the rally

- eCrush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!f Zengakuren made an appeal to all participants rallied from across the country
- They strived under the banner, eNo to the USfs attack on North Korea! No to North Koreafs nuclear armament!f

Peace March
on May 13‚”‚ˆ
Zengakuren from across the country fought in the forefront

eShatter the nuclear alliance! Down with the government!f Students marched beneath the banner of eAnti-military alliance!f
- Students, together with workers, raised a chorus of angry yells at the US Marine Corps Air Station in Futenma
eRemove the Futenma base!f Workers and studentsf winding column marched through the streets

At the start of the march, students and workers from all over Japan,
made a stern resolve to fight, at Ginowan Town Hall

eShatter the US-Japan nuclear alliance!f Demonstrators
clenched their fists at the gate of the Futenma Air Station

Sit-in Protest in Henoko on May 14‚”‚ˆ
'Stop the embankment work! Remove all the US bases!
Zengakuren students staged a sit-in protest with workers and local residents in front of the Camp Schwab gate

In front of the gate, they closed up on gravel trucks
carrying in construction materials

On the beach, students staged a protest
in solidarity with the canoe fighters on the sea


Denounce the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem!
Condemn the bloody massacre of Palestinian people by Israel!

- The Trump administration, supporting the far-right Zionists, is going to start another warmongering act
- Let us fight in solidarity with Palestinian people rising up against US imperialism, against Zionism!

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government revised its epublic nuisance ordinancef
to make it easier for the police to crack down on trade unions and anti-government movements

Wary of Malaysiafs excessive dependency on eChinese moneyf,
92-year-old Mahathir bin Mohamad made a comeback

Stop the passage of the ework-style reformf-related bill!
Donft countenance the treachery of the JTUC leadership!

I. The Abe government is about to railroad the bill through the Lower House
II. Workers will surely be thrown into severer poverty, longer working hours and more intensified labour due to the reform
III. Donft let the JTUC labour aristocrats support the government revision of labour laws!

eWorkers should find fulfilment in work by achieving productivity improvementf
An impermissibly anti-proletarian remark of the Chairman of Denki Rengo
[Japanese Electrical, Electronic & Information Unions]


May Day rallies


eOverthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!f Militant and revolutionary workers strived to inspire the rally

eUplift the anti-Abe government struggle!f The call of the JRCL evoked a favourable response among workers

eNo to the revision of labour laws!f Workers showed anger against war, against poverty and against the high-handed rule of the government

The deception of the Japan Teachersf Union leadership:
It neglects to oppose the Education Ministryfs plan to impose more intensified labour on education workers,
while emphasizing the need to abolish the law that admits teachersf eunpaid labourf

A Convenience store worker as emanger in name onlyf was forced to work
without sleeping or resting even at the time of a heavy snowfall

Donft allow the resumption of the Hamaoka nuclear plant operation, the emost dangerous nuclear power plant in the worldf,
built right in the middle of the hypocentral region of a massive earthquake!

Stop the Abe governmentfs promotion of nuclear development aimed to restore emilitarist Japanf!


No. 2519
(May 21st 2018 Issue)

Fight to stop the reactionary revision of the Constitution!
Down with the Abe government!
No to the strengthening of the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!
The JRCL called on 60 thousand protesters,
the May 3rd rally against constitutional revision in Tokyo

'Down with the Abe government!' Students fighting for a militant upsurge of the rally

- Indignations spreading against the parliamentarianist distortion by the JCP leadership
- Militant students exposed the reactionary nature of the bargaining between US imperialism and North Korea / China

Okinawa People's Rally May 15th
Remove the military bases!' Zengakuren in the van of the protesters. (Details will appear in the next issue.)


Mass rallies against constitutional revision on May 3rd: a great upsurge

20 thousand workers, students and people in the Osaka Rally
Students from Kobe University and Nara Women's University fought in the van

A mass rally in Sapporo
Students from the University of Hokkaido marched under the banner 'No to the US-Japan military alliance!'

Enthusiastic responses to the JRCL call, the Kanazawa rally
'Down with the Abe government!' Kanazawa University students marched, together with workers

Denounce the air strikes on Syria by US, UK and French imperialist powers!
Denounce the mass murders by the Assad regime backed by Russia!

Okinawa Kengakuren rose up in a protest action in front of the US Consulate, April 14th

The JRCL called on the participants in the Osaka rally to rise up against the Abe government, April 14th

A mass protest rally in Sapporo, Hokkaido, April 19th

'Down with the Abe government!' The JRCL call encouraged the participants

Kanazawa University students called on local workers and people, April 23rd
'No to Abe's constitutional revision!'

The 2018 spring labour offensive in the printing industry

Denounce the union leaders who settled the offensive in exchange for a low wage hike!

Military drills of the Ground Self-Defence Force and US troops in Japan: drastically escalated


May Day rallies

The Rengo Fukuoka rally
April 28th
'No to the revision of labour laws!' Voices rose against the labour aristocrats ordering 'productivity improvement'

The Rengo Okinawa rally April 27th
Angers spread wide against the leaders who have abandoned struggles for wage hike

The Rengo Ishikawa rally Kanazawa, May 1st
Enthusiastic responses to the JRCL call 'Down with the Abe government!'

The government is planning drastic cuts in the nursing care service

What underlies the falsification by Japanese steel makers in their quality inspection

- JCP leaders distorting mass protests against the Abe government in a parliamentarianist way
- The fake two-hundredth anniversary of Marx's birth in Germany and China
- China-led destructive development projects in Africa
- The 'Smart cell industry' promoted by the Japanese government: treating humans like laboratory animals


No. 2517-18
(May 14th 2018 Issue)

Stop the revision of the Constitution!
No to the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!
Denounce the parliamentarianist distortion of struggles by the JCP leadership!
Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!

'Down with the neo-fascist Abe government!'
Students striving for a militant uplift of
the mass protest rally held on May 3rd, Tokyo

- Thwart the introduction of a draft for constitutional revision into the Diet!
- No to a US military attack on North Korea! No to North Koreafs nuclear armament!
- Block the revision of labour laws promoted in the name of a ework-style reformf!
- Donft allow the cover-up of the Moritomo and Kake school scandals!

New developments over the Korean Peninsula and our tasks

[3] Revolutionary workers strived in the 89th May Day rallies

[Japanese Trade Union Confederation] central rally April 48th, Tokyo
Workers showed anger at union leadersf promotion of the industrial patriotic movement

[National Confederation of Trade Unions] central rally May 1st, Tokyo
Workers raised angry voice against JCP Chairman Shiifs scheme to reduce their fight against the revision of labour laws into parliamentary manoeuvring

Zenrokyo [National Trade Union Council] rally at Hibiya May 1st, Tokyo
Militant workers called on participants to create antiwar struggles in the middle of a crisis over the Korean Peninsula


The 2018 spring labour offensive:
How degenerate union leaders distorted it into one efor productivity improvementf and how revolutionary workers fought to break the distortion

A. Labour aristocrats oppressed and distorted the offensive in response to the managementsf demands for eboosting competitivenessf and eraising productivityf
B. Revolutionary workers strived in opposition to the leadersf instructions for the eoffensive for productivity improvementf
C. Let us fight for a militant development of the labour movement!

A construction worker was killed in a demolition work in the US Kadena air base, Okinawa

- The tip of an iceberg: work-related accidents are rapidly increasing in Okinawa with US bases strengthened as forward bases to attack China
- Many construction workers were also forced to engage in unlawful, dangerous work in Takae, north of Okinawa, where US helipads were forcibly constructed

Introduction of a new monitoring system in schools
Schemed by the Kanazawa City board of education in close collaboration with the police in the name of the security of children

Labour aristocats assisting the government in enacting the ework-style reformf bill
The JTUC Chairman Kozu is pressing opposition parties to cooperate with the government in starting Diet deliberations

Introductions to Marxism, five volumes

On starting the publication of a series of lectures given by Kanfichi Kuroda in 1960s

Henoko, Okinawa, April 23rd-28th
Unyielding struggles fought for six consecutive days against the new US base construction

Action in front of the Camp Schwab gate April 23rd
Workers, students and residents blocked vehicles from carrying in construction materials
Protesters formed a tight scrum and staged a sit-in, warding off violent repression

eSit-in protest on the seaf staged by a flotilla of about 80 canoes April 24th
(left) Crossing the Coast Guard cordon, canoe fighters charged one after another into the embankment work site
(right) On the shore, workers and citizens raised their fists in solidarity with canoe fighters

Okinawa Peoplefs Rally in front of the Camp Schwab gate April 28th
(left) eStop the US base construction in Henoko!f Protesters expressed their renewed anger
(right) Ryukyu Univ. and Okinawa International Univ. students fought in the van under the banner, eDown with the Abe government!f


No. 2516
(April 30th 2018 Issue)

Stop a nuclear Korean war! Stop Japan's participation in the war!
Block the revision of the Constitution!
Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!

'Down with the Abe government!' Zengakuren students fought
in the van of the protesters rallied in front of the Diet Building

- The danger of war is mounting behind the political manoeuvring between the US and North Korea-China
-Abe, left completely in the dark, is desperate to simply strengthen the US-Japan nuclear military alliance, clinging to Trump
- Shatter constitutional revision! Don't allow the cover-up of the Moritomo and Kake school scandals!

'Now is the time to bring down the Abe government!'
'Denounce the US, UK and French air attacks on Syria!'

50,000 people gathered in front of the Diet Building,
April 14th
Students, together with workers, strived for a militant upsurge of the action

'Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!'
Students besieged the Diet Building
together with workers and citizens

Protesters occupied the wide road
in front of the main gate of the Diet Building

Workers and citizens, gathering one after the other,
responded eagerly to the militant calls of students


Okinawa, April 13th
Topple the scandal-ridden Abe government!'
Workers, students and citizens held a protest demonstration
'Overturn the neo-fascist Abe government!'
Militant students fought in the forefront

Kanazawa, April 14th
Down with the Abe government! Condemn the US, UK and French bombing in Syria!'
The JRCL called on workers and citizens in the busy street of the city
The call awoke animated responses in many people

Crush the autocracy of the National Security Council headed by Abe!


Stop the new US military base construction in Henoko! Stop the constitutional revision!

Fight for a militant uplift of the May 11th-13th Peace March and People's Rally in Okinawa
under the slogan, 'Against the US-Japan military alliance'!

The Okinawa Prefectural Committee of the JRCL The call awoke animated responses in many people
- US and Japanese rulers are pushing ahead with the reclamation work in Henoko
- Military exercises for attacking North Korea are being escalated amid the diplomatic bargaining between the rulers of the US and China-North Korea
- Driven into a tight corner, the Abe-led Japanese government is clinging on to Trump
- Topple the Abe government hell-bent on strengthening the nuclear military alliance with the US and the constitutional revision!

The struggle of NTT Union workers

Smash the revision of the company's 'welfare system' designed for the 'efficient' health preservation of workers!


Electrical industry workers' spring labour offensive

Impeach union leaders' agreement on extremely low wage hike figures!

Don't allow their distortion of the labour offensive
into a joint labour-management 'conference' designed to improve productivity!

Never, ever allow the revision of labour laws!
The Abe government is scheming to further spread 'independent contractor' systems
with a design of removing all the existing regulations to protect workers



The JTUC leadership, driven by fears that they might have no party to support, is urging remnants of the former Democratic Party
to join in haste to form a new party

Stop the restart of the Genkai nuclear reactors No. 3 and No. 4!
Condemn the 'steam leakage' accident to reactor No.3, whose operation was resumed only a week ago!

My opinion
On the innermost heart of Amira Hass, a Jewish news reporter fighting on the side of Palestinians,
and her 'communist' parents, survivors of the Holocaust


- Neo-conservative John Bolton's diabolical plot; to deal with North Korea in the same way as they did to Libya

- What the bombing on Syria will eventually bring to Trump is ...

- China is manoeuvring around in South Pacific island nations with an eye to building military strongpoints

- Remnants of Chukaku-ha faction are dissolving in misery


No. 2515
(April 23rd 2018 Issue)

Denounce the air strikes on Syria
by the US, UK and French imperialists!

No to the massacres of Syrian people by the al-Assad regime!
We denounce the Abe government for giving countenance to the air attacks on Syria!

Now is the time to topple down the Abe government!
Don't allow the cover-up of the Moritomo and Kake school scandals!
Fight firmly under the banner of 'anti-fascism'!

'Bring down the Abe government!'
Voices resounded through the areas around the Diet Building;
militant students fought in the van of 50,000 protesters
, April 14th, Tokyo

- Shatter neo-fascist Abe's desperate attempts to prolong the life of his government'!
- No to Trump-Abe summit talks! Crush the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!
- Create a huge upsurge of the struggle against war, against constitutional revision!

: Action in Okinawa, April 2nd
'Stop the new US base construction in Henoko!'

Workers, students and residents gathered from all over Okinawa
'Down with the Abe government!' Protesters raised angry fists

Militant students staged strong protests
in front of the LDP local office in Naha

Sapporo: An emergency action in Sapporo, March 29th
'Topple the Abe government!'
Voices reverberated through the centre of the city
'Stop the revision of the Constitution! Down with the Abe government imposing "war and poverty" on workers and people!' A chorus of protests echoed through city streets

Raising placards, militant students fought with workers

Osaka: 'Down with Abe!' Action in Osaka, April 6th
'No to the constitutional revision! No to fascism!'

Kobe Univ. students strived to create a militant upsurge of the rally
Students marched with workers and citizens bearing the slogan, 'Anti-fascism!'


Collusion of the Saudi Arabian monarchic rulers with the Trump administration:
a scheme to set up an anti-Iranian network and grow out of the oil-dependent economy

Denounce the NTT union leadership for accepting ultra-low compromise figures of pay increases!

Degenerate leaders are disseminating the 'need to invest in human resources' to drive workers into 'productivity improvement'

Impeach the agreement on extremely low wage hike figures!

Don't allow the leadership to bring the struggle to a close in the private railway / bus workers' spring labour offensive!

- Monopoly capitalists ruthlessly suppressed wage increases
- Accuse the union leaders for brazenly justifying the compromise figures as 'effective wage hikes'!
- Smash the intensification of labour in the name of a 'work style reform'!

Deception in the measures to
'improve the conditions of education workers with extremely excessive work'
proposed by the Ishikawa Prefectural education board


The spring labour offensive of UA Zensen
[Japanese Federation of Textile, Chemical, Food, Commercial, Service and General Workers' Unions]:
Labour aristocrats call ultra-low compromise figures agreed upon 'excellent results';
they urge workers to strive for 'productivity improvement'

To make Kuroda's revolutionary spirit my own

-- My resolve to discipline myself to be a revolutionary Marxist

[Tokyo Electric Power Co.] conceals the danger of radiation damage caused by 'caesium ball',
radioactive dust that has been scattered in the air right after the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Don't allow the cover-up of the increasing number of childhood thyroid cancer cases in Fukushima!
The central and local government are scheming to cut back the health surveys of Fukushima Prefecture residents


No. 2514
(April 16th 2018 Issue)

Stop the revision of the Constitution!
Stave off a nuclear Korean war!
No to the planned US-Japan summit meeting!
Bring down the Abe government!
Don't allow the deployment of Ospreys in the US Yokota base in Tokyo!
Fight firmly, overcoming the JCP-led peace movement
that has abandoned opposition to the US-Japan military alliance!!

Central Students' Orgburo
I. The Abe government is desperate to participate in a nuclear Korean war and revise the Constitution
II. The confrontation between the US and China-Russia is heating up all over the world

A. The danger of war is growing in the Korean Peninsula
B. Military and economic competitions between the US vs. China and Russia are intensifying
III. The revolutionary left in Japan is fighting to overcome the degeneration of opposition movements
IV. Rise in a struggle against the constitutional revision, against a nuclear Korean war!

- Stop the constitutional revision! Fight against the US-Japan military alliance, against fascism!
- No to the coming US-Japan summit talks! Stop a nuclear Korean war! Shatter the US-Japan nuclear military alliance!

The reconstruction of a US powder magazine has also been started in Henoko

Stop the deployment of 'nukes usable on the battlefield'!

Outcries for the overthrow of the Abe government echoed across the country

March 24th
Workers, students and citizens held a big rally against Abe's move towards war
Kobe Univ. and Nara Women's Univ. students fought in the forefront of the demo

Nagoya, March 19th
Protesters denounced Abe's transparent attempt to hush up the Moritomo school scandal
Aichi Univ. and Nagoya Univ. students marched holding up a big banner:
'Topple the Abe government! Don't allow Abe's cover-up!'

They fought spiritedly in spite of a soaking rain

Fukuoka, March 18th
People gathered to protest against the Abe government's falsification of official documents
Many protesters voiced in succession the need to overthrow the government
and stop the constitutional revision


Fight out for a militant upsurge of chemical industry workers' 2018 spring labour offensive!

Don't allow the distortion of struggles by the degenerate leadership of JEC
[Japanese Federation of Energy and Chemistry Workers' Unions]!
1. Chemical monopoly capitalists are shifting all burdens to workers to survive
2. Denounce the labour aristocrats for supporting capitalists' offensives!

Poverty-stricken workers and people are groaning under local authorities' unduly harsh collection of taxes and premiums

Crush the Abe government's reduction of social security expenses!


Auto monopoly capitalists are using a loophole in the revised Employment Contract Law to continue exploiting fixed-term workers

The leadership of JAM
[Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery, and Manufacturing Workers] coerces its union members to cooperate in raising productivity
A criticism of JAM's action plan for the 2018 spring labour offensive
A. Capitalists are victimizing workers to survive the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'
B. Expose the criminal nature of the slogan, 'Labour offensive aimed to create funds for wages'!

The Abe government is covertly preparing for the revision of the Broadcast Law,
aiming to nurture broadcasting stations that will simply support him

The JCP bureaucrats are extolling Trump's 'consent' to the proposal of US-North Korean summit talks


No. 2513
(April 9th 2018 Issue)

Xi Jinping-led China is bent on
catching up with and overtaking the US!

- The Xi-Kim summit meeting made a show of their close alliance against Trump
- Presidential term limits were removed under the constitutional amendment approved in China's 13th National People's Congress
-- A departure from the 'Deng Xiaoping Constitution'
-- Unashamed glorification of Sinocentric nationalism
- Expose the anti-proletarian nature of Xi Jinping who poses as a 'great leader of the Chinese people'!

Overthrow the Abe government
----attempting desperately to hush up the Moritomo ultra-right school scandal!
- Crush Abe's plot to bring the scandal to a close by merely using a sworn testimony in the Diet as subterfuge!
- A trend to hinder PM Abe from being elected for a third term is growing stronger in the LDP
- Abe is driven into a tight corner by Trump's 'raw deal'

Anger over the Moritomo school scandal is flaring up across the country

People of Kagoshima Prefecture held an emergency rally, March 19th
'Down with the Abe government!' Kagoshima Univ. students marched in the van of protesters
Workers and students gathered in front of the city hall undaunted by a rain

People's anger flared up at the falsification of official documents, March 19th
Expose Abe's involvement!' Protesters' rage exploded at the cover-up of the scandal

'Topple the Abe government!' Protest voices resounded through the street,
March 19th,
'Denounce the forgery of documents!' Protesters fought resolutely despite a heavy rain

The JRCL propaganda unit made an ardent appeal to overturn the Abe government in the high street ,
March 17th (pic5)


Postal Union workers' 2018 spring labour offensive
We denounce the labour aristocrats for agreeing
---on the management's reply of a zero wage increase
---for three consecutive years!
No to the union leaders' acceptance of major revision in the allowance and holiday systems!
Don't give approval to the leadership's agreement in the coming National Convention!
- The management flatly turned down workers' demands for wage increase;
----the union leadership positively accepted this
- The management proposed major revision in the allowance and holiday systems
---in the name of improving the treatment of short-term employees
- Condemn the leadership's justification, 'There is a need to stably secure personnel'!
--- Win a great increase in staff numbers!
- Denounce the treachery of the union leadership who distorted the spring labour offensive!
---Don't allow the abridging of workers' rights and deterioration of working conditions!
- Don't allow the Abe government to cover up the Moritomo school scandal!
--- No to the revision of labour laws! Down with the Abe government!

Denounce the extremely low compromise figures of pay increases
in the Postal Union workers' spring labour offensive!

Rengo rallis for the 2018 spring labour offensive
Naha, Okinawa, March 20th
Workers of SME's and local industries strived to create a militant upsurge of struggles

Sapporo, March 5th
The venue was filled with the anger of workers at the labour law reform
Rally participants also expressed their anger at the deregulation of working hours under the name of a 'highly professional system'

The Trump administration has launched a trade war with China

A. Trump is bulldozing his way to push America's 'state interests'
- Xi-led China is devising countermeasures
B. Protectionist hard-line policies are causing increasingly bitter discord and contradictions

Japan's seed law was abolished
Don't allow agribusiness monopolies to hold sway over Japanese agriculture!

Denounce Abe's involvement in still another scandal - a 'supercomputer' scandal!

Abe granted huge subsidies
(10 billion yen) to a supercomputer start-up, one of Abe's 'crony' companies
Bring to light what lies at the bottom of this scandal!

Disclose the criminal method adopted by the rightist mayor of Moriguchi City!
The city's project of 'free education' is funded with workforce reduction and the wage cuts of municipal workers


No. 2512
(April 2nd 2018 Issue)

Don't allow the Abe government to scotch the Moritomo ultra-right school scandal!
Shatter any attempt to revise the Constitution!
Build up a surge of anti-Abe government struggle!

-Bring down the Abe government in its death throes with the united power of workers and students!

Fought resolutely despite a rainstorm, in front of the Diet Members' Building
'Down with the Abe government!' Protesters' voices echoed across the government district
Militant students took firm action in front of the Diet Building,
March 16th

The nub of the Moritomo school scandal
Aiming to build a model school for ultra-nationalist 'patriotic' education,
--- the Abe government sold state land at an exorbitantly cut-rate price
- Private school operator Moritomo Gakuen worships the pre-war Imperial Rescript on Education
---and supports Shinzo Abe wholeheartedly
- The Abe Cabinet, the majority of which are members of an ultra-rightist lobby group, Nippon Kaigi
[Japan Conference],
---provided Moritomo with ample facilities

The 140th Zengakuren Central Committee meeting

The Education Minister admits:
t was two ultra-right MP's, Abe's henchmen, that ordered the Ministry to inquire
---into a lecture given by Maekawa, who had 'defied' the Abe government


The 140th Zengakuren Central Committee meeting ended in success
, March 12th-13th, Tokyo
A strong bridgehead was established for advancing struggles
--- against the revision of the Constitution, against a nuclear Korean war

A crypto currency bubble: a consequence of the crazy monetary easing policy under Abenomics


'No to the restart of nuclear reactors!'

March 11th, seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Protest voices were resounded across the country




Stop the restart of the Õi No. 3 and No. 4 nuclear reactors!
Militant students, together with workers and citizens, held a demonstration to protest against Kansai Electric Power co.

Sapporo: No to the resumption of Tomari nuclear power plant operation!
Students marched under the slogan, 'Denounce the Abe government's abandonment of disaster victims!'

Kagoshima: Don't allow the resumption of Genkai No. 3 reactor operation!
Kagoshima Univ. students strived for a vigorous upsurge of the rally and demo

Worldwide competition is intensifying among auto monopolies over 'global standards' for electric vehicles


Denounce the leadership of Jichiroren
[Japan Federation of Prefectural and Municipal Workers' Unions]
unable to squarely tackle reactionary government offensives!
Let us strengthen the public sector labour movement on the basis of the buildup of trade unions!

Rengo rallis for the 2018 spring labour offensive

, March 10th
Union leaders' cry for 'productivity improvement' provoked rank-and-file members' rage

Kanazawa, March 6th
Labour aristocrats' chants of 'work-style reform' met with an angry chorus of opposition

JTUC Chairman Kozu's reactionary utterance in a press conference:
'This year's spring labour offensive is serving to boost competitiveness and productivity'


Don't allow the construction of a final high-level radioactive waste disposal site in Hokkaido!

Deception in insisting that an earthquake is predictable:

The Central Disaster Prevention Council admitted its long-standing assertion to be a pure fabrication
---designed to promote nuclear development
Decommission all the nuclear power plants in Japan, an earthquake-prone archipelago!


No. 2511
(March 26th 2018 Issue)

Zengakuren students and antiwar workers held a militant demonstration
under the banner of Overthrow the neo-fascist Abe government!
Don't allow the cover-up of Abe's imvolvement in Moritomo ultra-right school scandal!
March 11th, Tokyo

'Down with the Abe government!'
White-helmeted workers and students marched on the state government district

- Demonstrators launched angry fists in front of the Diet Building, the PM's Official Residence and the US Embassy
- Create a gigantic upsurge of struggles against the revision of the Constitution,
-------against a nuclear Korean war! Advance the anti-Abe government struggle!

Denounce the labour aristocrats for accepting the ultra-low wage hike offer!

Fight for victory in the spring labour offensive against the distortion of workers' struggle
into an
Industrial Patriotic movement promoted by the JTUC leadership!
- Monopoly capitalists were frantic to suppress basic pay rises by fudging up various allowances
- Toyota's management and labour aristocrats joined hands
--- to lead the way to consummate the 'joint consultation system for boosting competitiveness'
- Don't allow the enforcement of productivity improvement in the name of 'work-style reform'!
- Smash capitalists' suppression of wage rises! Win big, across-the-board wage increases!

Don't allow the Moritomo school scandal to be stifled!

Down with the Abe government!
- Shatter any attempt of PM Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga to get out of the fix!
- Create a gigantic surge of anti-fascist, anti-Abe government struggle!
'Don't let Abe hush up the scandal!' Students rose in protest in front of the Diet Members' Building, March 16th

The Education Ministry high-handedly ordered an inquiry to be made about a lecture at a high school
given by Maekawa, the former administrative vice-minister of Education

Maekawa had testified last year before the Diet about Abe's involvement in another sensational school scandal
- Abe's desperate attempt in the middle of the scandal
- Undisguised intimidation of the local board of education and the school authorities

An illusion of a '
worldwide economic boom'
created by a financial bubble and military demand

The utmost decay of the contemporary imperialist world economy
1. A 'worldwide drop in stock prices' started in the US
2. The so-called Goldilocks economy has reached a deadlock
- Rulers of the West and Japan are hard-pressed to 'normalize' monetary policies
3. Present-day 'worldwide prosperity' is brought about by the swollen debts of governments
4. The furore over the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' is accelerating the decay of the contemporary imperialist economy

Condemn the labour aristocrats of the Toyota union
for pledging to capitalists to 'act in unison for boosting competitiveness'!

Strive for a militant upsurge of the 2018 spring labour offensive
of the Federation of All Toyota Workers' Unions!

Denounce the leadership for distorting struggles into a campaign for 'improving each worker's ability'!

Rengo rallis for the 2018 spring labour offensive
Osaka, March 2nd
Participants raised angry voices of denunciation against labour aristocrats' abandonment of wage struggles

Nagoya, March 4th
Workers expressed open anger at degenerate union leaders' yelling for 'productivity improvement'

The trade union membership ratio has dropped to17.1%, the lowest in history
Expose the anti-proletarian nature of all of the labour aristocrats who are lending a hand to capitalists in restructuring!

The Abe government has no monetary policy other than to continue 'monetary easing'

---- in order to conceal the bankruptcy of Abenomics

China's 13th National People's Congress:
The constitutional reform that allows Xi Jinping to perpetuate his autocratic regime was approved

* Weekly Kaihoh is edited in Japanese.
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2014 No.2301-2310  No. 2311-2320  No. 2321-2330  No. 2331-2340  No. 2341-2350 
2013 No. 2251-2260  No. 2261-2270  No. 2271-2280  No. 2281-2290 No.2291-2300 
2012 No. 2201-2210  No. 2211-2220  No. 2221-2230  No. 2231-2240  No. 2241-2250 
2011 No. 2151-2160 No. 2161-2170 No. 2171-2180 No. 2181-2190 No. 2191-2200
2010 No. 2101-2110 No. 2111-2120 No. 2121-2130 No. 2131-2140 No. 2141-2150
2009 No. 2051-2060 No. 2061-2070 No. 2071-2080 No. 2081-2090 No. 2091-2100