|Tokyo: Smash Nike!|
Urgent call for action, protest and solidarity.
Smash Nike Japan's plan to take over and privatise a public park in central Tokyo (Miyashita Park in Shibuya ward) by purchasing "naming rights" from the local Shibuya Ward Council and building paid sports facilities including a skate park, rock climbing wall, etc.
Shibuya Ward is estimated to receive approximately 150 million yen over 5 years, and NIKE, the sporting giant infamous for its exploitation in South East Asian sweatshops, will gain yet another prime location for advertisement.
...And the homeless who have no where else to go, are again in danger of losing homes and basic living rights.
Just stop it.
Time is pressing. The DEADline is September 1.
The "NIKE Park" project was officially announced on June 11 at the Shibuya Ward Council meeting. Construction is planned to start on September 1. Only one month ahead.
Your actions, protests and solidarity will be most helpful and effective
in making the Japanese society become aware and raise questions to this
scandalous project called "NIKE Park". Please send in your action
footage, reports and solidarity comments, etc., to:
minnanokouenn [AT] gmail.com
Today, on July 31, a protest action in front of the NIKE Japan headquarters in Tokyo will be held. And of course, more to come.
Read and see more:
"NoG8 2009 / Keep It Miyashita Park (Tokyo)"
"Second Sin / The social cleansing of the homeless in Shibuya, Tokyo"
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