2004 SEPTEMBER 8 - SEPTEMBER 14 NEWS
IS THE WORLD SAFER NOW?
The U.S. Bush administration's unilateralism and policy of hegemony conflict with justice, hamper international cooperation, and even leave room for the terrorist forces to carry out their plans.
CANCEL THE PRIVATIZATION OF POSTAL SERVICES
A TV network survey found that 90% of the people think that the prime minister has not given any convincing reason as to why the postal services have to be privatized.
GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES HAMPER PROGRESS IN GOVERNMENT BY POLITICAL PARTIES
The 2003 political funds reports show that the Liberal Democratic Party as well as the Democratic Party are increasingly dependent on government subsidies.
Is the world safer now? -- Akahata editorial, September 11
* Young people mark 9/11 chanting, 'No war, no terrorism'
* Government names 160 institutions for cooperation in the event of outside attack
* A majority of Okinawans want closure of U.S. Marines base
* Ginowan mayor appeals to foreign media
* Drilling survey for a new base forcibly conducted
* Stop drilling survey immediately: JCP Ichida
* 30,000 Okinawans attend a rally chanting 'Return U.S. Futenma base!'
* Ginowan mayor urges Okinawa governor to request government to remove Futenma base
Cancel the privatization of postal services! -- Akahata editorial, September 9
* First step toward destroying national assets: Cabinet approves postal privatization plan
POLITICAL PARTY FINANCIAL REPORTS
* LDP and DPJ benefit from government subsidy and donations from corporations and lobbying organizations
* How political donations are collected
* Military contractors are big donors to LDP
Government subsidies to political parties hamper progress in government political parties -- Akahata editorial, September 12
* Loan sharks use 12.5 million yen to buy a law
* 'Quality of labor' worsens: 2004 White Paper on labor and economy
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* Gensuikyo leader gets a standing-ovation in London
* Communist town mayor elected to his 7th term
* Television workers examine election reporting
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