Aiten’s Monthly Meeting – May 16th

The next regular monthly meeting will be held at the AIJ office in Shin Ochanomizu/ Kanda from 7-9pm.

We will hear reports from the Rainbow Parade, which AIJ and AITEN members took part in for the first time, and the Yamathon event in which four intrepid AITEN members plus supporters valiantly walked the length of the Yamanote Line in pouring rain in support of Plan International. Letter writing will focus on the case of gay men in Chechnya who are under attack and the on-going support of imprisoned journalists. Without free and unobstructed media, human rights cannot prevail so our support for brave individual journalists and bloggers is an essential part of Amnesty’s campaigns. We need to do some forward planning too. Come and be involved!!

All old and new human rights supporters are very welcome to come and share your ideas!! Scroll down for a map.

AITEN events and meetings in March 18th -20th – 21th !

1. This Saturday, 18th March 2017, Sacred Heart International School
will hold their annual Family Festival.

And again this year the organizers have waived the fee for the table so that AITEN members and supporters can ask
people to write and/or sign cards for Prisoners of Conscience, to buy AI goods or make a  donation, and can support and exchange ideas with the school AI group.
There is food and drink from around the world, an amazing range of stuff to buy, and the festival will go ahead rain or shine, so come to Hiroo subway station on
the Hibiya Line (one stop from Ebisu), enjoy the festival (it runs from 10:00 to 16:00), and help out on our table for an hour or so.
We really need your help!
Poster for the festival:
https://www.issh.ac.jp/community/news-and-updates

2.  Next AITEN public meeting is on Monday 20th March  2017 (4 ~ 6:30pm).
      “The Witch-hunts of the McCarthy Era and HUAC, and its lessons
for us today.”

The discussion will be introduced by showing clips from the recent movie “Trumbo,” (English only, running time 120 mins)
starring Brian Cranston. (A version with J subtitles is due in mid-May). Trumbo trailer here.

Come, watch, discuss.

Free admission. No cover charge. Food and great beer available.
The place is the Good Heavens pub in Shimokitazawa. (Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/hyTaYmktcfQ2)

3. AITEN monthly meeting on Tuesday 21st March at the AIJ office.

We’ll be letter-writing and event planning (including what we will do at What the Dickens on Sunday, 2nd April and on Earth Day Weekend at Yoyogi
Park on April 22/23). All welcome, no obligation to join.
Map to Amnesty’s office in Kanda: https://goo.gl/maps/HV1KqMrxg2C2

Hope to see you at one or more of those. Please forward this notice to
people you know.

“It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

AITEN meeting on February 21st (Tuesday)

Hello everyone, get ready for our next meeting on February 21st (Tuesday) !

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • Planning for 2017, (art workshops, movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)
  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world.

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 21st, 19:00~

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN meeting on January 17th (Tuesday)

Happy New Year 2017 ! Best wishes to all of you !

The first meeting of the year will be on January 17th (Tuesday).

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • Planning for 2017, (art workshops, movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)
  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world.

Don’t forget to check as well the Film Festival organized by Amnesty International Japan in January (28-29) !

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 17th, 19:00~

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN meeting on December 13th (Tuesday)

Hello everyone, our next meeting will be hold on December 13th (Tuesday).

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

Close Guantanamo ! campaign,

  • we will take a countdown picture to ask President Obama to keep his promise. http://www.closeguantanamo.org/
  • Planning for 2017, (art workshops, movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)
  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world in the context of the WRITE FOR RIGHTS campaign going on globally. Last event we wrote more than 50 letters to support various people !

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 13th, 19:00~

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN MOVIE NIGHT – Nov 3rd (Thursday public holiday) : Where to Invade Next ?

Erratum: the first post said the movie would be Citizen Four (which is also a very interesting documentary that we have shown before) but the actual movie will be Michael Moore’s .

After our first projection of the letter Michael Moore’s movie Where To Invade Next, many persons who could not attend have asked us to show it again. So here it comes, another movie night on November 3rd (Thursday), at  14:30 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

 

STOP PRESS!! MOVIE NIGHT Oct 10th (public hol)

 Next Monday, October 10th, is a public holiday. We are going to show the Howard Zinn film “You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train”, starting 5pm at Good Heavens British pub, a few mins from Shimokitazawa South Exit. (Scroll down to find a map or google it!) Join us for a drink or a meal and a chance to learn more about a historian of great intelligence who clarified the realities of US history & world relations for a generation brought up on an unthinking acceptance of myths.
On Nov 3rd (also a public holiday) we will show the Michael Moore movie “Where to Invade Next”, that we showed before the summer – same time, same place.  More info on that later.
Please tell your friends & acquaintances and post this widely. It will be a really interesting film for sure.

AITEN meeting on October 17th (Monday)

Hello everyone, our next meeting will be hold on October 17th (Monday).

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • Organization/debriefing of the movie night in October

  • plans for this coming year, (movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Monday 17th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

Back to work ! AITEN Meeting – Sept. 12th (Mon.), AIJ office in Kanda

Hello everyone, we are resuming our activities after a break in summer.

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • discussion around our past activities,

  • plans for this coming year, (movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Monday 12th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN’s Movie Night is back: July 12th, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT ?

Hello everyone,

Our next  Movie Night is planned on  Tuesday’ July 12th, 19:00 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

We will feature the latest Michael Moore’s movie, Where to invade next.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_to_Invade_Next

 

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !