Sunday, February 7, 2010

solidarity message

In response to the recent hate crime attack on the Korean school in Kyoto by Zaitoku-kai (lit. trans. "Citizens’ Group against Special Rights for Zainichi," an ultra right-wing nationalist group that has been accusing Zainichi Koreans for having various "special rights" by manipulating their alien/non-Japanese citizen status) , there was a huge public meeting to condemn their violence against students, teachers, families and communities of Kyoto Korean School. Eclipse Rising, along with numerous social justice groups both in Japan and globally, sent a message to show our solidarity in fighting against the injustice.


Eclipse Rising is a SF bay area-based Zainichi Korean group that does not allow privileges of Japanese nationals and the Japanese state. As Malcolm X once said, The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world," Eclipse Rising situate the issues that Korean schools in Japan are confronted as a part of the bigger system of oppression that we all are forced to live under, and hence is determined to fight against the injustice in solidarity with people and communities of the oppressed in the world.

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