Editor’s note: This article appeared first in the October 2017 issue of the New Statesmen. Some people object to the term “homeless” for a variety of reasons, among them being that it falsely categorizes people into types. As a result, even some who claim to want to help those without a roof over their heads tend to […]
Sworn statements filed in Federal Court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a “crusade” to eliminate Muslims and Islam. By Jeremy Scahill A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal […]
本田 望 米国側から仕掛ける戦争の引き金は北の太平洋上水爆実験か？ 米国と北朝鮮の軍事緊張が悪化している。開戦の引き金になるものとして注目されているのは、北朝鮮の外相が述べた太平洋上での水爆実験が行われた際の米国の反応である。 The tension between the US and North Korea is heightening. What seems be the likely trigger to start a war is North Korea’s nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean that the North Korean foreign minister mentioned. トランプ氏はツイートで北朝鮮に米国に到達する核ミサイルの完成を阻止する、その一線は譲らないと述べてきた。 米中央情報局 (CIA) のポンペオ長官「考えるべき問題は、その最終段階をどう阻止するかだ」と語り、マクマスター大統領補佐官も、「大統領はこの体制が核兵器で米国を脅しつけるような事態を容認しません。抑止のためとして容認すべきだという意見もありますが、抑止を容認しないということを容認してもらうほかない」と強調し、この大統領の意向を裏付けている。 CIA director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster have backed […]
“All in all, there’s no safe radiation, exposure to any radiation levels is dangerous,” according to Gabor Tiroler, teacher of public health at Uppsala University and former World Health Organization specialist. Tiroler says that the official point of view on this topic is usually to tell people that radiation in cattle meat, mushrooms, berries, fish and soil is not that dangerous, in an attempt to avoid panic. A lesson to be learned about Fukushima and the complicity of the State in intentionally keeping people misinformed.
Japan and Asia/日本とアジア
Koichi Nakano, Sophia University, Tokyo – TOKYO — Last month, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan dissolved Parliament and called a snap election for Oct. 22, he seemed to be making the decision from a position of strength. The opposition was in disarray, and his popularity ratings were picking up again, his hawkishness apparently […]
Compiled and translated by Sung-Hee Choi, activist against the U.S. naval base on Jeju. Fwd: [Oct. 14][Busan] “US troops Go back home!” Cry in the party venue for the US navy (from No Naval Base on Jeju) The Busan Haeundae grand hotel is where movie directors and actors/actress used to stay together whenever there is […]
本田望 – 北朝鮮との軍事衝突の危機が高まるなか、米国のトランプ大統領は北朝鮮との交渉はむだだといい、安倍晋三首相はさらにかえって逆効果だと強く主張しています。しかしながら、彼らはその主張の実の根拠を示していないようです。 Amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea, President Donald Trump insists that negotiation with North Korea is useless, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is certain that more talk would only make things worse, but they don’t offer any proof. 米国のドナルド・トランプ大統領は10月8日、「以前の合意は署名のインクが乾く前に破られた。（北朝鮮との交渉は）実を結ばない。外交の座についた米国に恥をかかせた。悪いが解決策はたった一つだ！」とツイートしました。 安倍晋三首相も同様に9月17日付でニューヨークタイムズ紙に寄稿し、北朝鮮はこれまでも約束をほごにしてきたので交渉はかえって逆効果、「ミサイル発射や核実験をしたから、諸外国は対話を求めてきた」と受け取りかねないと警告し、国際社会が連帯して北朝鮮への圧力を最大限に強めるべき時だと主張しました。 On October 10, Mr. Trump tweeted “…hasn’t worked, agreements […]
I just finished watching Jimmy Kimmel’s video where he addresses the recent shooting in Las Vegas. It’s easy to see that shootings across the country have affected him dearly and even myself, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jimmy went on to talk about other shootings, debates on gun issues, and made some […]
Forty-one Spanish Civil Guard raids on Catalan government-related buildings and private homes on September 20 led to the arrest of 13 high-level Catalan government officials and harvested a lot of “suspect material” for the prosecutors charged with stopping Catalonia’s October 1 independence referendum. However, the raid have provoked a mass revolt in response. The haul […]
Several rights groups responded Friday, calling on Trump to repeal the ban, which applies to migrants from Syria and 5 other countries in Africa and the Middle East. “Trump was using very strong words last night to describe the cruelty and the horrors that children and civilians in general are enduring (in Syria),” Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, co-director […]
Reports of injuries and deaths began to circulate soon after but they did not make major headlines until about seven years ago. On May 27, 2009, Ashley Parham, a teenager in Oklahoma, died when the airbag in her 2001 Honda Accord exploded. The following year Gurjit Rathore was killed in Virginia, when the airbag in her 2001 Honda Accord exploded.
War and Empire/戦争＆支配権力
by Valerie Wieskamp – It has become almost a requirement in American culture that people talk about “supporting our veterans”. But this is what our soldiers do-they invade, they rape, they silence. Not every soldier, of course. But militarism embraces violence, and no- our soldiers have not died defending our freedoms. They have died defending our […]
By Tim Shorrock. Published in Japanese by the Ryuku Shimpo, July 18, 2017– As the people of Okinawa expand their struggle to remove the US Marines from their beautiful island, the Trump administration’s military buildup in Asia in response to North Korea’s missile tests is making that task even harder. In April, at the height […]