STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE. Environmental health and justice activists satirized the famed flag-raising during the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. In this parody of the celebrated Iwo Jima scene held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Pasay City, act...

Photo | May 2, 2007

STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE. Environmental health and justice activists satirized the famed flag-raising during the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. In this parody of the celebrated Iwo Jima scene held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Pasay City, activists dressed as Japanese bureaucrats and merchants raised the flag with the yen sign in a mountain of trash to demonstrate Tokyo’s scheme to set up waste colonies in Asia through bilateral trade and investment treaties such as the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The creative protest was held to mark the first Global Day of Action against Japanese Waste Colonialism initiated by environmental and civil society groups, which coincided with the observance of Japan’s Constitution Day.

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