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'''John Ota''' lives in [[Alameda]], [[California]].
 
'''John Ota''' lives in [[Alameda]], [[California]].
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==Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared”==
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[[Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared”]] was released May 12 2020.
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":''Our demands: The country’s greatest priority at this moment is to beat the COVID-19 crisis, and this requires embracing principles of antiracist solidarity and international cooperation. The Biden campaign can and should beat Trump and the GOP with a message centered on our real public health needs and the progressive values that are required to meet those needs. The “Unprepared” ad must be taken down, and all campaign messaging that fuels anti-Asian racism and China-bashing must end. We refuse to allow the Biden campaign to sacrifice our dignity in the name of political expediency.''"
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Signatories included [[John Ota]],  [[Tsuru for Solidarity]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 23 May 2020

John Ota


John Ota lives in Alameda, California.

Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared”

Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared” was released May 12 2020.

":Our demands: The country’s greatest priority at this moment is to beat the COVID-19 crisis, and this requires embracing principles of antiracist solidarity and international cooperation. The Biden campaign can and should beat Trump and the GOP with a message centered on our real public health needs and the progressive values that are required to meet those needs. The “Unprepared” ad must be taken down, and all campaign messaging that fuels anti-Asian racism and China-bashing must end. We refuse to allow the Biden campaign to sacrifice our dignity in the name of political expediency."

Signatories included John Ota, Tsuru for Solidarity.

LRS

John Ota wrote several articles for Unity, newspaper of the League of Revolutionary Struggle, through the mid 1980s.

East Wind

In 1989 John Ota was editor of East Wind.

Unity Staff Writers/Researchers

Staff Writers/Researchers on Unity, newspaper of the League of Revolutionary Struggle in 1989 included Anne Adams, Jane Barth, Wilma Chan, Evaristo Garza, Ruth Goldstein, Karega Hart, Carol Jaggi, Michael Lee, Bob Morgan, John Massey, John Ota, Marissa Pascual, Peter Shapiro, Bernice Wuethrich, Bill Silverstone, Carl Zeff

Japanese American comrades

Eric Mar June 5 2018.

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Still thinking about the sudden passing of Pete (Peter Kenichi Yamamoto), his last poems and the joy he got from experiencing Asian American and community arts, his reflections on dialysis and the natural process of aging, his embrace of Thich Nhat Hahn, Marxism, revolutionary struggle and Jtown. Here, Pete was one of the handful of men to support our ‘Comfort Women’ Justice Coalition. He was steadfast as a Japanese American (along with Grace Shimizu, John Ota, Grace Morizawa, Tomomi Kinukawa, Jeff Adachi, Kenji Taguma, Kathy Masaoka & David Monkawa) working to build solidarity within the JA communities and broader Pan-Asian Unity as well!

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