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2,500 people demand adverse education bill be scrapped

"Let us join forces to get the bill to adversely amend the Fundamental Act of Education scrapped"--about 2,500 people held a rally in Tokyo on June 7.

On behalf of sponsor organizations, Kumagai Kanemichi, the National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) president, said that the new bill is aimed at remaking Japan into a "war capable nation," by basing itself on the law of the jungle. "Let us scrap the bill at the final stage of the Diet," he called.

JCP Chair Shii called for efforts to get the four major adverse bills scrapped: the adverse revision of the education law, the procedures bill on a national referendum for constitutional revision, medical service bills, and the conspiracy crime bill.
- Akahata, June 8, 2006

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