Daniel Ellsberg To Headline Fred Korematsu Day -- Stand Up for What is Right Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers Serve as Storyline for Hollywood’s “The Post”

SAN FRANCISCO – Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, will keynote the 8th annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution commemoration on January 28th, 2018, at the University of California, Berkeley – Wheeler Hall. Organized by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, this event remembers the life of civil rights activist Fred Korematsu and recognizes the 76th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, including Korematsu.

Washington Post Op-Ed: My father resisted Japanese internment. Trump’s travel ban is just as unfair

At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, now remembered as a shameful precedent in our nation’s history. With Roosevelt’s signature, my father, Fred T. Korematsu, and almost 120,000 other Japanese Americans were unconstitutionally incarcerated on the theory that they would be disloyal and engage in espionage against the United States.

National Council for the Social Studies: Gathering on the 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066

If you haven’t decided yet to attend the 97th Annual NCSS Conference in San Francisco on November 14- 19, 2017, I encourage you to make your plans now and not to miss out on a stimulating and educational experience. With our theme of “Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions,” much thought and planning has gone into the selection of inspiring speakers, informative and in-depth sessions, and unique special events.

San Francisco Chronicle: California expands Japanese internment education to current rights threats

The films, plays and public broadcasts California now funds to enlighten students and the public about the horrors of Japanese American internment camps in World War II will soon be expanded to illuminate more recent examples of persecution — including the Muslim immigrants targeted by President Trump.

The Rafu Shimpo: Supreme Court Cancels Hearing on Travel Ban; Rights Groups Oppose New Executive Order

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has canceled its Oct. 10 hearing in the Muslim ban cases, asking both parties to resubmit short letter briefs to address whether the cases are or will be moot in light of the Sept. 24 presidential proclamation — and because provisions in EO13780 affecting refugees expires on Oct. 24.

Northwest Asian Weekly: Call to Action: Stop Repeating History

On Sept. 18, the children of Gordon Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fred Korematsu filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing Executive Order 13780, the Trump administration’s travel ban on nationals from six Muslim-majority nations, pointing to the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as an urgent warning against presidential powers run amok.