Our Solidarity Message is as follows;
The Chamoru People of Guam, The Chamoru Nation, stands in firm Solidarity with our Okinawan Brothers & Sisters against the continued occupation of their lands by the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the Japanese Military.
The proposed plans to further destroy the environment, livelihood and well being of the Okinawan people by forces intending to push for more destruction by relocating the Futenma Air Base to yet another site in Okinawa is nothing less than abusive and unjust oppression of the community as a whole.
The Chamoru Nation firmly believes the U.S. Forces must be relocated back to the United States where they belong, where there is plenty of land sitting idle and many of their country men calling for their return. The Chamoru Nation further states that Guam is not owned by the United States and is also unfit for the relocate these US soldiers and their bases.
The Chamoru Nation appeals upon the conscience of Japan's Prime Minister to reject the demands of the US officials to continue funding the US Military build-up of bases in Okinawa & Guam and that the funding be used for the necessary social service programs & educational needs of the community, which is what the funds are intended for.
The people of Okinawa & Japan have made their decision quite clear: NO more US bases! The Prime Minister and other elected official are obligated to honor the sentiment of the people whom they were chosen serve.
For peace and justice, together in solidarity,
The Chamoru Nation
I am currently in the Philippines assisting a family member receiving medical treatment.
I hope the solidarity message is acceptable & please do not hesitate to email me if a more formal or detailed message is needed.