"Nuclear-Free Movement Attracts New Breed To Massive Tokyo Rally"

"Despite being orchestrated by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, novelist Kenzaburo Oe and other prominent figures, the Sayonara Nukes 100,000 Rally held on the July 16 national holiday in Tokyo often looked and felt like conventional old-left demonstrations.

The rally to demand a nuclear-free Japan drew a large number of labor union members, consumer and other old-time activists, waving flags of their organizations, among the estimated 170,000 participants in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 07/17/2012
July 24, 2012

DEADLINE: EJN Fellowship for IUCN World Conservation Congress

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is organizing a Fellowship for journalists interested in agriculture — 1 each from China, India, Brazil, the US and Northwestern Mexico — to attend the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in Jeju, Korea, September 5-12. Fellowships still available as of July 24th; apply ASAP.

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