Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

Okinawa, Guam, the Pacific and the U.S. Military- 4,700 marines to go to Guam

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In the first week of February, there were decisions made by the U.S. government, the U.S. military and the government of Japan, with the governing body of Okinawa, to relocate 4,700 U.S. troops from the Okinawan bases to Guam. This number is about half of what was originally planned.

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Okinawan Boys Scouts, the War, Internalized Oppressions: A Commentary

A group of U.S. Soldiers, Boy Scouts, Okinawan and Japanese citizens combined their efforts Saturday to help clean up the Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner Jr. memorial site located in Itoman City. Photo courtesy of JapanBases.com

I want to make a small, agitating comment on the conditions that underlie the photo above.  This is from a March 23, 2011 event in Okinawa.

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“It is not easy to escape mentally from a concrete situation, to refuse its ideology while continuing to live with its actual relationships.”

–Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized

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