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‘I will continue to be brave’: Surviving WWII Filipino ‘comfort women’ fight for recognition, apology

  • The remaining Filipino women who were forced into sexual slavery by Imperial Japan during World War II are planning to submit a petition to newly elected members of the Philippine government.
  • This petition will demand the Philippines’ next administration to “grant recognition to the [survivors’] official plight.”
  • These survivors, who are euphemistically called “comfort women,” were abducted and coerced into sexual slavery for the gratification of military personnel during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945.
  • Members of Lila Pilipina (League of Philippine Lolas), an organization founded in 1994 by surviving comfort women and their supporters, are still fighting for a formal apology from Japan, as well as an official position from the Philippine government that condemns the Imperial Japanese Army’s actions.

The remaining Filipino survivors who were forced into sexual slavery by Imperial Japan during World War II are planning to submit a petition for justice to be served.

The survivors, who are euphemistically called “comfort women,” were abducted and coerced into sexual slavery for the gratification of military personnel during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945.

Over 100,000 sign petition aimed at saving Netflix’s cancelled ‘Cowboy Bebop’ live-action series

  • Netflix’s live-action series “Cowboy Bebop,” starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda, was recently canceled following a steep decline in viewership just weeks after its premiere.
  • An online petition to renew the show for a second season has so far collected over 100,000 signatures on Change.org.

An online petition calling for the series’ renewal of the canceled “Cowboy Bebop” live-action show on Netflix has exceeded its initial target of 100,000 signatures.

Fan Ryan Proffer wrote that he created the Change.org online campaign for “people who want a second (or more) of the live-action Cowboy Bebop. It wasn’t a direct copy of the anime but the world they put together was amazing and [deserves] a second season.” 

One of the last remaining Japantowns is in danger of ‘irreparable harm,’ according to local SF community

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Residents in San Francisco’s Japantown are calling for help in their protest against the city’s plan to buy a landmark hotel and turn it into a permanent facility for the homeless.

The plan: San Francisco is seeking to purchase the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, a 131-room tourist hotel located on the corner of Sutter and Buchanan street. This is part of Mayor London Breed’s plan to create 4,500 permanent supportive housing units — 1,500 of which would be new — within two years.

Over 20,000 People Sign Petition for Disney Parks to Stop Casting White People in POC Roles

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A Change.org petition is calling out Disney and asking the entertainment company to stop whitewashing the roles of the characters in its parks.

The petition, titled “Make sure Disney stops casting white people for roles that require real people of color,” is asking the company to give the roles to minorities or those who belong to the ethnic background of the particular character, Inside the Magic reported.

People are Working to Save This Real-Life ‘Dumbo’ at a Zoo in Phuket, Thailand

Animal rights activists are now going full-speed in raising their voices to save what is now being dubbed as the real-life “Dumbo” from the Phuket Zoo, Thailand.

Dumbo is a baby elephant that is being forced to perform for tourists at the Phuket Zoo where it is made to dance to loud music, play musical instruments, and perform tricks, according to the petition posted by the concerned activists at Moving Animals.

U.S. Embassy Grants Dying Woman Last Wish to See Mother From Vietnam

A dying daughter’s wish to see her mother in the United States for the final time has finally been granted.

Trinh Phan, 33, moved to the U.S. in 2003 and gained her American citizenship in 2010. She was diagnosed with Metastatic Stage 4 Lung Cancer and Acute Respiratory Disorder Syndrome last month. After Phan was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, her family has been trying to have her mother in Vietnam come to the U.S.

Teen Gets Her School to Provide Free Tampons and Pads For Students

A “period emergency” that had her scrambling for a pad or tampon in the middle of math class inspired eighth-grader Cordelia Longo to convince her school to provide such necessities for free to all female students.

According to NBC, the teenager got herself in a frustrating situation one day in April after she ran out of dimes trying to find a restroom with a working sanitary napkin and tampon dispenser in her school in Mercer Island, Washington. 

Meet the 18-Year-Old U.K. Student Who Launched the #ChineseLivesMatter Petition

Zishi Zhang, an 18-year-old student in the U.K., launched the #ChineseLivesMatter petition on April 11 calling for a federal investigation into the United Airlines incident that sent Dr. David Dao to the hospital for multiple facial injuries and a concussion.

The 69-year-old Vietnamese-American man has since been released from treatment after suffering a severe concussion, knocked out teeth, a broken nose and other sinus injuries during a “deplaning” incident that turned violent on a United operated flight in Chicago.