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 of the latest crisis with the North, US … [Read more...] about Okinawa still trapped in the grip of U.S. militarism
War and Empire/戦争＆支配権力
The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says.” “Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields.” “The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades.” There are so many wars and rumors of war involving our country these days that it starts to feel a … [Read more...] about America at War Since 9/11
By Norman Solomon (in Z MAGAZINE; May 27, 2017) At dusk I stood on a residential street with trim lawns and watched planes approach a runaway along the other side of a chain-link fence. Just a few dozen yards away, a JetBlue airliner landed. Then a United plane followed. But the next aircraft looked different. It was a bit smaller and had no markings or taillights. A … [Read more...] about Killer Drones in the Empire State
June 27, 2017 Counterpunch Jonathan Cook Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, the man who exposed the Mai Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and the US military’s abuses of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib in 2004, is probably the most influential journalist of the modern era, with the possible exception of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the pair who … [Read more...] about Hersh’s New Syria Revelations Buried From View
The following is an unedited facebook post by a Korean activist fighting planned THAAD deployment on Jeju. Okinawan activists will note how similar the behavior of the riot police is to that of Japanese riot police sent to Takae and Henoko to suppress anti helipad and anti base protests. Original post is here: Fwd: [April 20] The summary of the day.. video by … [Read more...] about Activism Asia: No Naval Base on Jeju!