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It’s with great pleasure that Google celebrates Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American activist who dedicated her life to the fight for human rights and against racism and injustice. Born in California, Kochiyama spent her early twenties in a Japanese American internment camp in Arkansas during WWII. She and her family would later move to Harlem, where she became deeply involved in African American, Latino, and Asian American liberation and empowerment movements. Today's doodle by Alyssa Winans features Kochiyama taking a stand at one of her many protests and rallies.
Kochiyama left a legacy of advocacy: for peace, U.S. political prisoners, nuclear disarmament, and reparations for Japanese Americans interned during the war. She was known for her tireless intensity and compassion, and remained committed to speaking out, consciousness-raising, and taking action until her death in 2014.
On May 19th Google celebrated the life of Yuri Kochiyama. You've got to be kidding me. This woman supported Mao, Ho Chi Min, the Shining Path, the Japanese Red Army, and Osama bin Ladin. Can we expect tributes to Stalin on December 18th and Adolf Hitler on April 20th?
The "Great Peace Advocate" and "Human Rights" activist supported a man who massacred 30 million people, most of them peasant farmers, and her other "friends" are no better. So when the Chavs at Google go home, don their Che Guevara T-shirts, crack open a bottle from their $16.99 six pack of micro-brewed craft beer, and kick back on their $6000 Italian leather sofa to play X-box on their 70" HDTV I just ask that they think about that for a moment and on the fact that when the revolution comes... they will be among the first to go.