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Stop all forms of support to war

Whereas the reason the government gave for the withdrawal was that the security situation in Iraq was improving, no one can deny the fact that domestic opinion against Japan’s continued support for the illegal war has been growing day by day, joining with the growing international call for the U.S.-led multinational forces to be withdrawn from Iraq. Clearly, supporting the Iraq War is a mistake.

JCP chair urges Isuzu to retract its dismissal plan

Shii criticized Isuzu for violating the law by firing temporary workers and fixed-term contract workers on short notice while expecting to make 60 billion yen in current profits and increase corporate dividends by 1.7 billion yen.

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Fiscal Systems Council calls for ‘big-boned’ policy line that will further deepen economic crisis

The task for the budget allocation for the next fiscal year starting on April 1, 2009, should be to protect people’s well-being and change the basic direction of economic development to one of being led by increased domestic demand. Nevertheless, the Fiscal System Council still persists in the “structural reform” path that has failed.

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