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When is a terrorist NOT a terrorist? When they are our elected leaders, they can get away with murder–or at least in IshiharaShintaro’s
case– condoning muder . (Not to mention his racism).
Other stories below on a fired Japanese ambassador, a Peace Study Walk in Yokosuka /ƒs?[ƒX?EƒXƒ^ƒfƒB?EƒEƒH?[ƒLƒ“ƒO on October 19, and much more.
Also on October 19, you can join the Peace Study Walking in Yokosuka Oct 19/‘æ‚S‰ñƒs?[ƒX?EƒXƒ^ƒfƒB?EƒEƒH?[ƒLƒ“ƒO and learn more about how this nation exists as a client (or colony) of the U.S. in order to carry out its foreign policy.
There is still time to participate in the NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM?Eƒlƒbƒgƒ??[ƒLƒ“ƒO?@ ƒVƒ“ƒ|ƒWƒEƒ€ in Tokyo and other parts of Japan, which is being held as part of the U.N World Summit on the Information Society. Here members of the alternative and mainstream press and NGOs talk about the intersection of their activities. b>
Did you know that Tokyo itself is host to numerous miltary bases , making its residents nice targets should the U.S. ever instigate war in the region. Considering that the U.S. and Japan have a secret agreement to unload nuclear weapons , and it is likely that such weapons actually are stored at these bases–in contravention of Japanese policy–these bases actually threaten peace in the region, and make us all sitting ducks. Meanwhile, while the world is increasingly unmoved by Bush/Blair’s call to help clean up the mess they created in Iraq and in the entire Middle East, Japan is the laughing stock of the world in mobilizing its military and money to support the U.S.-British terror campaign.
If you didn’t know Edward Said, a proponent of Palestinian rights who was falsely marginalized and maligned as anti-Semitic by much of the Western press, please read Robert Fisk’s article on Said, who recently died after a long battle with Leukemia. some other articles here .
In Israel’s attack is a lethal step towards war in Middle East , Fisk, an extraordinary journalist known over much of the world but himself marginalized in the U.S., helps us see how a country–like the U.S.–which calls itself a democracy, is actually one of the biggest threats to peace.