Here is a message from one of our long time partner and network in Japan.
Let's do all we can to support them at these times of difficulties and great need.
I have copied the message below and is self explanatory. Let us highlight this appeal
at every opportunity we will have in the coming days, at interviews, meetings,
forums, study groups, and gatherings, etc. I have no words to express how deeply
we all feel about the situation and we search for ways to be able to express our
thoughts. Amidst all those pain and concerns, I know that we can express our
support and solidarity in a concrete way.
We have called for an emergency meeting tomorrow (March 17 at 2-4pm at
the Office of Focus on the Global South #19 Maginhawa St. Teachers Village, QC)
I know that this is very short notice but do try to join us tomorrow as we try to think of ways
forward on how we can all work together in supporting our brothers and sisters, comrades,
friends and love ones in Japan.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Candlelight Vigil on Friday
March 18 starting at 5:00pm at the Quezon Memorial Circle, a forum follows after the vigil.
This is an initiative of our PLM friends supported by an increasing number of organizations,
groups, institutions and friends.
Please visit - - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118416591566053&index=1
for more information and confirmation of your participation.
We look forward to seeing you,
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Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Tks for your condolences: Gensuikyo calls for donation to victims
Thank you very much for your warm messages and support to us. Your messages are of great encouragement to us and all victims of the disaster. We have translated your messages into Japanese and passed them on to the victims and all Japanese people.
The damage caused by earthquakes and subsequent tsunami is so horrible. All buildings were swept away. Thousands of bodies are found every day. The number of those dead and are missing is expected to be more than 11,500. The evacuees have increased more than 450,000. They are forced to stay at shelters with not enough food, water, cloths, oil for heaters and gas for cars, etc.
In addition to that, the frightening accident of Fukushima power plants is threatening the safety of people and their uneasiness is growing.
The municipalities and citizens of the damage struck areas have so far given strong support to our signature campaigns for abolition of nuclear weapons, our peace marches and the World Conference against A and H Bombs. We have to help them when they are suffering.
Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) set up an account and called on Japanese people to donate to help the victimized people and areas.
Postal Money Order
Account No.: 00110-9-1780
Account Name: Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
If you wish to donate or send support to the victims, we can accept your donation at the above account. We will transfer your donation to the victims or/and we will send necessary goods and services to the victimized people and areas.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. If there is any questions/requests, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Assistant Secretary General
Japan Council against A & H Bombs (GENSUIKYO)
2-4-4 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8464 JAPAN
Corazon Valdez Fabros
Stop the War Coalition Philippines
CP:+63-917-8871153 Skype: corafabros
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