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2008 April 23 - 29 [LABOR]

JCP announces May Day slogans

April 27, 2008
The Japanese Communist Party announced its slogans for the 79th May Day in Japan as follows:

- Stop the poverty rate from increasing and economic inequalities from widening.
- Revise the Worker Dispatch Law into one of protecting temporary workers’ rights.
- Promote contingent workers to full-time positions; establish a uniform national minimum wage system at an hourly wage of no less than 1,000 yen.
- Eliminate wage gaps between men and women.
- Eradicate unpaid overtime work.
- Set rules for decent working conditions.
- Build a society where young people can live with hope.

- Ensure the minimum standards of living in conformity with Article 25 of the Constitution.
- Abolish the new medical insurance system for the elderly aged 75 and over.
- Solve the shortage of doctors and nurses so that safe and through medical services will be provided.
- Establish a minimum pension benefit system.
- Reduce the world’s highest college tuition fees.

- Abolish the system to squander tax money on the construction of unnecessary roads.
- Put more priority on households than large corporations in economic policies.
- Cut military expenditure and increase budgets for people’s living conditions and welfare programs.
- Do not raise the consumption tax rate.

- Revitalize Japanese agriculture to provide safe food.
- Protect the global environment.
- Stop global warming.
- Get corporations to fulfill their social responsibilities.
- Restrict the overflow of speculative money that has caused the rise in commodity prices.

- Stop the attempt to adversely revise Article 9 of the Constitution and prevent Japan from being turned into a country that wages wars.
- Let the Constitution guide the people’s living.

- Get Japan to change its foreign policy into one of independence and support for peace in opposition to any justification of Japan’s past war of aggression and colonization.

- Stop the illegal U.S. occupation of Iraq.
- Stop the unconstitutional dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces to Iraq.

- Block the move to create a permanent law to send the SDF abroad.
- No realignment of U.S. bases in Japan.
- Protest against crimes committed by U.S. servicemen.
- Abrogate the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
- Extend relief for Hibakusha (Atomic bomb survivors) now.
- Abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.

- Rise to struggle to influence government policies.
- Block the move to create a two-party system uncritically serving the U.S. and Japan’s business circles.
- Drastically change Japan’s politics with a Japanese Communist Party advance.
- Akahata, April 27, 2008
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