Memory Productions, founded by David Rothauser, will premiere their latest film, "Article 9 Comes to America," at the United Nations NPT Conference on May 14, 2015. We are seeking funding to complete editing the one hour documentary featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Helen Caldicott, Freeman Dyson, John Dower, Hideki Yoshikawa, Peter Kuznick, Ann Wright and a host of … [Read more...] about Article 9 Comes to America
Archives for February 2015
by Paul Arenson A wide ranging essay on resisting the marketization of education. Choice and empowerment are two words associated with learner autonomy, critical pedagogy and other notions of student-centered teaching. And yet the workplace can be littered with obstacles that limit a teacher’s own autonomy and job satisfaction. Some lay the most blame … [Read more...] about Teacher Autonomy in the Language Classroom
Inada (a right-wing revisionist fanatic-ed.) expressed outrage that students in the U.S. are being taught things that are “completely against fact, that our ancestors were a group of rapists, murderers, and kidnappers.” She added, “This is not an issue of the past. I believe this is an ongoing issue that, for example, violates the human rights of Japanese children living … [Read more...] about Abe pledges to ‘correct’ the record on wartime sex slaves (David McNeil, Japan Times)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbMAdyth15MCrime and punishment: Abe’s Mideast crisis BY JAKE ADELSTEIN (Japan Times) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Sunday “to make the terrorists pay the price.”CreditToru Hanai/Reuters"...The two men [detained by the police in connection with an investigation into a Hokkaido student who reportedly tried to join the ISIS] were on their … [Read more...] about Is blood on Abe’s hands too? (Plus Abe promises revenge killings: New York Times)
We don't read much about it here in Japan, but like Okinawa, the voices of pece and justice are under attack from the ultra right (Yes, Korea's Park is every bit as rightwing as Abe. And both are the children or grandchildren of fascists.).Moreover, unlike Okinawa's Governor Onaga, who seems to have backtracked from his out-and-out plan to resist the construction of a … [Read more...] about Crackdown in Jeju: U.S.-Korean right destroy anti-base camp. Is Okinawa next?