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Japanese Police Raid Anti-G8 Kyoto Union Office

Japanese Police Raid Anti-G8 Kyoto Union Office


10th of June before 9 in the morning, 19 police men from Kyoto Prefecture Police Security 3rd department (so called public safety dep.) raided and searched the union office which is used by Rakunan Union, Rakunan Workers Network, Asia Joint Action (Asia Kyodokodo) , (and ) also an house of ‘A’ who is a member of Rakunan Union for the suspect of “fraud related incident” (with an arrest warrant), which is an apparent excuse to crush the movement against the summit. Bild: G8 2008 - Seoul

Kyoto Police (‘Hori’ is the person in charge) claims that the union member A unlawfully received unemployment allowance in 2004, which is claimed to be found as a proof after the search of his house. (‘A’ denies this of course.) This is something which happened in 4 years ago and even if what they claim was true, it should had been dealt by ‘Hello Work’ (something like JobCenter). Responding to our question, Hori said it was conducted originally by the 3rd Department. Answering to another question why they had to search the union office for an suspected incident of an individual, he gave no convincing reasons other than saying “It is Independent Workers Network (Jiritsu Rooren) which is used as a contact address for Asia Joint Action (Asia Kyodokodo).

Kyoto police did the search based on their made-up story, ‘A’ received the allowance to fund Asia Joint Action (Asia Kyodokoodo) to find out his relation to the group for the proof of their fake story.

They spend three hours searching and occupying the office for the proof, which of course can not be found. Instead, they brought back a list of members of Rakunan Union and a list of members payment of union fee. Are they going to claim that these are the proof of his “fraud”?? Source: email

Update about repression in Japan against anti-G8 http://www.gipfelsoli.org/Home/Hokkaido_2008/5175.html

More than ever anti-G8 activists, anarchist and communist need our international solidarity, take action against Japanese business interests in the countries you live and contact the Japanese embassies and consulates also and protest this repressive measures to prevent people organising against capitalist tyranny!

From ABC OSAKA - Preliminary information: Over 40 people have been arrested in pre-emptive sweeps of broad left and anarchist groups. Bild: Logo

Tabi/Rebel_Jill is apparently doing well inside, and is full of spirit. Tabi will be out of the 27th most likely, they probably won’t let him out before the g8. We’ve already gathered about 700 dollars for his defense. A bank account has been set up at the post office to support Tabi:

Yuubin Furikae Kouza 00200-5-38572 Meigi 5-16 Kitsuke Kokushoku Enkai

Kin-chan from the Kamagasaki Patrol (Osaka), who is constantly followed by police and usually has a helicopter following him at demonstrations, was arrested yesterday morning. The police haven’t even come up with a charge for him apparently. Falsifying the reasons may be difficult since there are no problems with his address registration or parole. Nevertheless he will be held for 23 days for sure.

The same day a union in Rakunan, Kyoto was raided, had their office searched and 2 of their members arrested (details below in Japanese).

Not clear when this happened just yet but 4 members of the Chuukaku- ha Leninist organization were arrested in Tokyo, apparently members of the leadership.

On May 29th, there were 38 people arrested at Hosei University in Tokyo, at a political assembly against the G8 at the University. This hasn’t made the activist newswires. Source: email To subscribe/ unsubscribe, change your address on the list etc. you can find help at: http://help.riseup.net/lists/subscribers. To defintely unsubscribe write an email to g8-int-unsubscribe@lists.riseup.net from the subscribed adress. If you have no success, write to g8-2007@riseup.net.