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January 22, 2018

Women’s March, #MeToo and the “Comfort Women”- All Fighting for Justice in 2018

  As hundreds of thousands of women held rallies across the country in solidarity, we can’t help but think of our own fight to bring justice […]
November 28, 2017

CWJC Calls on the World to Support ‘Comfort Women’

    As President Trump travels to Japan, Japanese officials launch media campaign attempting to “rewrite” their history. The meeting between the President Trump and the “living […]

November 23, 2017

CWJC Letters to SF Chronicle in Response to Lizzie Johnson’s “‘Comfort Women’ Memorial Nears Final OK” (February 9, 2017)

Judith Mirkinson No apologies Regarding “ ‘Comfort women’ memorial nears final OK” (Feb. 9): We’d like to correct Lizzie Johnson’s assertion that the Japanese government has […]
October 1, 2017

Remembrance As Resistance: “Comfort Women” and the US Pivot to Asia

First Published Jun 27, 2016, http://18millionrising.org/2016/06/remembrance-as-resistance.html Miho Kim Lee, CWJC Coordinator, The author (center) holds an image of Zainichi Korean “Comfort Woman” survivor Song Shing-do halmoni, with Yuri […]

January 9, 2018

Family Works to Keep Iris Chang’s Legacy Alive

American writer, Iris Chang, wrote the “Rape of Nanking.” It became a best-seller, shining a light on that dark period of history. CGTN reporter Mark Niu […]


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WE, of the comfort women justice coalition, stand with you in solidarity today. As we think of the threat to Muslims and others today, we remember the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and we say: It must not happen again. As we think of the millions of Latinos who are threatened with separation of their families and deportation, we remember the Chinese Exclusion Act and we say: It must not happen again. As we think of the young Black men shot down in their youth and the millions locked up in US prisons, we remember the lynchings and enslavement that went on for hundreds of years and we say: It must not happen again. As we think of those Native Americans protecting their land at Standing Rock, we remember the centuries of genocide and the stealing of lands and we say: It must not happen again. As we learn that Supreme Court nominees want to make LGBT’s outlaws once again, we think of all those who have been bullied, jailed and killed for being true to themselves and we say: It must not happen again. As we think of all the young women who are victims of sexual violence both here and around the world we think of the 400,000 comfort women and we say: It must not happen again. We stand here in solidarity with all who are threatened by this nationalistic, xenophobic and oppressive “reality.” are you and you are us. It must not and will not happen again!
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