Action Alert:

Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific: Challenging U.S. Militarism and Corporate Dominance

With American Friends Service Committee, United for Justice with Peace, Asian American Resource Workshop, and MoveOn.org Boston Council, Massachusetts Peace Action cosponsored a one day conference, on April 19, 2014. to bring us to date on what is happening in Asia/ Pacific, how it will affect us here at home, and what we can do.  Our goal: to pivot for peace, instead of for war.  This page contains materials that were shared at the conference.

Announcement of the Conference

Conference program with the agenda of the day

Challenging the Militarization of Okinawa on the Environmental Front, presentation by Hideki Yoshikawa, Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa, Save the Dugong Campaign Center

US Pivot Flashpoint – Korean Peninsula, presentation by Hyun Lee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development

The Socio-Historical Contexts of Territorial Disputes: the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands, presentation by Yuichi Moroi, Temple University

Asia-Pacific Pivot: Futile Campaign to Reinforce U.S. Hegemony, presentation by Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee

China’s Perspective on the Pivot and the TPP, presentation by Duncan McFarland, United for Justice with Peace

Pivot for peace, not for war! No to “Fast Track” and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! A statement by the conference participants and summaries of conference presentations

Photo Album (Facebook)