[act-ma] [UJP] Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific

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======== PIVOTING FOR PEACE IN ASIA/PACIFIC ==================================


======== PIVOTING FOR PEACE IN ASIA/PACIFIC ==================================



*Hideki Yoshikawa*, environmental campaigner; leader of the Okinawa movement  
against U.S. military bases; professor at Univ. of the Ryukyus and at Meio  


*The Pivot: Motivations, Dimensions, Impacts, Possible Consequences*

*Joseph Gerson*, AFSC: /Overview/

*Duncan McFarland*, UJP: /Chinese foreign & military policies/

*Alex Brown*, Pres., IUE-CWA Local 201: /Trans Pacific Partnership/


*Introductions: The Most Dangerous Hot Spots*

*Hyun Lee,* Nodutdol for Korean Community Development: /Northeast Asia/

*Yuichi Moroi, *Temple University: /Senkaku/Diaoyu; Japan-China-US/

*Impacts of the Pivot at Home: Building a Movement*

*Bruce Gagnon*, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space:  

*Mike Prokosch*, New Priorities Network, Dorchester People for Peace: /Move  
the Money, Costs of the Pivot/

*Speaker from Asian American Resource Workshop:* /The View from Asian  
American Communities/

*Saturday, April 19, 2014*, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
*Cambridge Friends Meeting* • 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge • Harvard  

This April President Obama will return to Asia and the Pacific to press  
military, economic and diplomatic “Pivot” from Iraq and Afghanistan to  
Asia and the Pacific. The goal: to “manage China’s rise” in ways that  
ensure continued U.S. dominance. 60% of the Air Force and 60% of the Navy are  
being deployed to the region. Military alliances are being deepened, new  
military bases built, and hundreds of billions dollars diverted to deploy  
dangerous advanced weaponry. And the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade  
agreement is being negotiated in secret.

Little known to most Americans, though most don’t realize it, we’ve come  
to the brink of war – potentially nuclear war – twice in the last two  
years, first during tensions with North Korea and then over the  
Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Our hundreds of military bases have devastating  
impacts on people in “host” communities. And TPP will cost us jobs,  
worsen working conditions and assault the environment, all to increase U.S.  
economic leverage over China and further maximize corporate profits and  

The all day conference will bring us up to date on what is happening in  
Asia/Pacific, how it will affect us here at home, and what we can do.  Join  
us as we build our ability to pivot for peace, instead of for war.

Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action,  
United for Justice with Peace, Asian American Resource Workshop, and  
MoveOn.org Boston Council

*Registration $10; with lunch $20.  *Donations to the event beyond the cost  
of registration and lunch are tax-deductible. They are needed to meet the  
travel costs for our speakers.

**Register: **http://pivoting-for-peace.bpt.me [1]** or call 800-838-3006**

**Info:** **JSherysr at afsc.org [2]****   **phone: (617) 661-6130**

**Schedule: **masspeaceaction.org/4978 [3]**

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UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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[1] http://pivoting-for-peace.bpt.me/
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[3] http://masspeaceaction.org/4978
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