Yoshie Furuhashi

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Yoshie Furuhashi

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Yoshie Furuhashi, editor, MRZine, Columbus, OH signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[1]

Open letter to Andy Stern

On May 1 2008, Yoshie Furuhashi, of MRZine signed an open letter to SEIU president Andy Stern in protest at SEIU move to force its local United Healthcare Workers into trusteeship.

"We are writing to express our deep concern about SEIU's threatened trusteeship over its third largest local, United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We believe that there must always be room within organized labor for legitimate and principled dissent, if our movement is to survive and grow. Putting UHW under trusteeship would send a very troubling message and be viewed, by many, as a sign that internal democracy is not valued or tolerated within SEIU. In our view, this would have negative consequences for the workers directly affected, the SEIU itself, and the labor movement as a whole. We strongly urge you to avoid such a tragedy."

Center for Labor Renewal

In 2009 Yoshie Furuhashi was listed as an endorser of the Center for Labor Renewal[2].

Meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On September 21, 2010, Yoshie Furuhashi attended a meeting at a midtown hotel with President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and approximately 130 members of the U.S. "peace and social justice movements", as well as "major figures in the Black activist community."[3]