United States President Joe Biden administration regards China's economic rise as an "existential threat" to the US Empire, writes Barry Sheppard.
Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a US military base in Okinawa in October. He has been detained ever since.
Yamashiro, the chairman of the Okinawa Peace Movement Centre, has been a fixture of the non-violent opposition to US military base expansion on the island.
Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez called on the United States to pull out of its military bases across Latin America on October 6.
In a fierce speech, Rodriguez labelled the US military presence across the region as a threat to peace and stability.
“We denounce the presence of 70 US bases in our region, we have to unite and demand the closing of these bases,” said Rodriguez.
The comments were made while Rodriguez addressed the Latin American Summit of Progressive Movements in Quito, Ecuador.