VIDEO: This is just coming in. It does not look good.JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACEActivists killed in international waters Jewish Voice for Peace condemns Israel's attack and killing of members of the Freedom Flotilla aiming to bring much needed aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. Haaretz reports that at least 10 activists have been killed. Al-Jazeera reports that as many … [Read more...] about Many dead as Israeli navy storms Gaza aid ship in international waters: Breaking News (stories will be added as they come in)
Archives for May 2010
Two letters. One written under my U.S. name that the Japan Times did not print. The other written under my Japanese family name, Dennis Kawano. Paul Arenson's Letter to Japan Times ポール・アレンソン：ジャパン・タイムズ紙への投稿 TokyoProgressive's Paul Arenson, in his letter to Japan Times, points out the media's general reluctance to cover material that touches upon the "taboo" of … [Read more...] about Hatoytama: Shame on you! No bases in Okinawa!!! US military go home!
The original Japanese text is available here FROM JAPAN FOCUSTanaka Sakai Translated by Kyoko Selden Introduction At 9:22 on the night of March 26, the 1,200 ton ROK Navy corvette Cheonan was severed in two and sank in the waters off Baengnyeong Island, a contested area that is the closest point of South Korean territory to North Korea. Forty-six crew members died and … [Read more...] about Who Sank the South Korean Warship Cheonan? A New Stage in the US-Korean War and US-China Relations 韓国軍艦「天安」沈没の深層
From the Peace Philosophy Centre (Photo from Tsushima-maru Memorial Museum website)Prime Minister Hatoyama held a press conference concluding his day visit to Okinawa, in which he formally announced that the government is planning to build a replacement base in Henoko (see news report below).The press conference was held at Tsushima-maru Memorial Museum, which … [Read more...] about Hatoyama, at Tsushima-maru Memorial Museum 鳩山首相、対馬丸記念館にて
FROM Peace Philosophy CentreOkinawa Can't be Bought Again 沖縄を買うことはできない Haneji-naikai (Bay of Haneji) of Nago, where the government is considering "dredging sludge" to reclaim a land off Henoko to build a runway(photo from Tabinchu-net). Is Nago being divided again?According to Kyodo News (below), this "Henoko Administrative Committee" has decided to conditionally accept … [Read more...] about Okinawa Can’t be Bought Again 沖縄を買うことはできない