8.6Hiroshima-8.9Nagasaki Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear Appeal
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Stop US Nuclear War Against Iraq
Through International Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear Action!
JRCL (Japan Revolutionary Communist League [Chukaku-ha])
Abolish the War Time Bills for Japan-US War Drive in North Korea and China!
For Solidarity with the Fighting Palestinian and Muslim Peoples against Zionist-US Aggression!
Convert Impending Third World War of Imperialism in Death Agony into Proletarian World Revolution through Unity of Working Class and Oppressed Nations of the World!
1. 57 years after the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Impending nuclear war
57 years after the Atomic Bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, we face, in the drastic developments since the last September 11, unprecedented grave situation: impending US nuclear war on Iraq and attempted enforcement of the War Time Bills ("National Emergency Legislation") of the Koizumi administration for Japan-US aggressive war on North Korea and China.
The Bush administration, determined strategically to attack Iraq in order to reestablish US domination in the Middle East as well as over the whole world, declares repeatedly to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against Iraq within several months. On Japanese part, Yasuo Fukuda, Chief Cabinet Secretary has made a unpardonable remark on Japanese nuclear armament.
US as well as Japanese imperialists are arrogantly trampling the half-century-long demand of the huge amount of people, "No more Hiroshima and Nagasaki!" "Abolish nuclear weapons!" They are actually going to launch nuclear war only for their survival as imperialism and repeat "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" in a far larger scale. The world today is on the brink of nuclear war.
In the Middle East, unpardonable atrocities comparable to "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" have been committed by US imperialism: in 1991 in so-called Gulf War the US used Depleted Uranium shells against Iraqi people; and now in Jenin and other towns and villages in the West Bank and Gaza the Zionists regime of Israel backed by US has been systematically bombarding and massacring Palestinians.
2. The lessons of Hiroshima/ Nagasaki
We, Japanese people, have issued an appeal for the people of the whole world drawing lessons from this serious event: "No more Hiroshima and Nagasaki!" We, Japanese people, should confront the fact, with self-criticism, that the atomic bomb victims included numerous Korean and Chinese peoples who had been brought to Japan forcibly by the Japanese imperialism and compelled to work in both cities.
What then did actually happen in August 1945? Two US atomic bombs completely demolished two cities in only 10 seconds, killing 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 people in Nagasaki on the spot (including both Korean and Chinese people). In the years after the bombings until today about 320,000 atomic victims died and hundreds of thousands people have been suffering from atomic disease.
3. The new era since the September 11
The September 11 has opened up a new era for class struggle and national liberation struggle for the 21st century. This historical guerrilla warfare against US imperialism is an inevitable expression of long accumulated indignation of Muslim people all over the world in a special, utmost form of national liberation struggle.
The September 11 was to overthrow fundamentally historical relations forced upon by imperialists, in succession of Intifada of the Palestinian people. For the working class and people of imperialist countries, the September 11 has posed a serious problem of achieving international solidarity with fighting people of oppressed nations, especially with Muslim people.
4. For the international solidarity against imperialist nuclear war drive!
The time is ripe for creation of a new revolutionary movement to achieve, under the strategy of proletarian world revolution against imperialism, against Stalinism, and of a veritable unification between struggle of the proletariat in imperialist countries and national liberation struggle in the countries under neo-colonial system.
In Japan in the struggle against the War Time Bills, a new framework of class struggle has been formed with the trade unions of transportation workers on land, sea, air and harbor on the front line, and vast numbers of workers and people gathering under this new independent leadership.
In Okinawa, the only prefecture in Japan where ground battles were fought in WWII, which killed one third of its population, anger to the War Time Bills is violently erupting. We will not allow imperialist nuclear war drive against Iraqi, North Korean and Chinese peoples and the peoples in the rest of the world.
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(August 6, 2002)
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