Us Base on Okinawa
The people of the Japanese island of Okinawa are currently protesting against the expansion of an already massive US military base on their land. The US use this base as a launch pad for their seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East. The rights of the Okinawan people keeps being ignored, and expansion to the base will be hugely damaging to the environment: the Americans have already destroyed large parts of coral reefs in the area deemed inconvenient to their needs. In the past year a new Government in Japan was elected on the grounds it would stand up to the US and say no to the expansion, but were unable to do so due to massive pressure from the US, yet another example of the US Government's bully tactics.