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Statement of Solidarity from Tokyo to Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP Autonomous Zone

It’s always exciting to see how activism and organizing inspires other movements around the world.  Today we have a brief statement of support from Japan’s ‘Solidarity with CHAZ Tokyo’ / CHAZ連帯東京  Group  for Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP Autonomous (Police Free!) Zones.
Comrades! We made a solidarity action for you in Tokyo, Japan!! We’ve been very impressed by your creation of the CHAZ! Racial discrimination and police brutality are real in Japan too. People are dying in the immigration detention centers and prisons. The majority of Japan thinks that abolishing the prison and state repression complex is unrealistic. But hey, you’ve just proved to everyone in the world that we can do anything without police or prisons! We are sending tons of tons of solidarity from here, fascist heaven aka Japan.
仲間のみなさん!私たちは東京で皆さんに向けて連帯行動を行いました。皆さんによるCHAZの創出にとても感銘を受けたからです。人種差別や警察暴力は日本にも存在します。入管や監獄で人々は死に瀕しているのです。日本にいる大多数の人々は監獄と国家の抑圧複合体を廃絶するなど非現実的だと考えています。だけども、あなた達は全世界に証明したんです、警察も監獄も無しで私達は何だってできると!私たちは「日本」という名で知られるこのファシスト天国からたくさんのたくさんの連帯を送ります。

 


For more on the history of Anti-Fascism in Japan, and the far-right ethnonationalism of Japan and Shinzo Abe’s government that they oppose, I’d highly recommend our interview w. Researcher Gregor Wakounig: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fascists-f-ck-off-researcher-gregor-wakounig-on-japans/id1406775458?i=1000480069329

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