by Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson
Originally published by Uneven Earth at http://unevenearth.org/2017/12/okinawa/
There are eighty of us sitting down, linking arms, blocking the gates of a US military base. Private security guards are lined up behind us, while men in uniform film us from behind barbed-wire fences. Suddenly, Japanese police officers pile out of their vans in their dozens.