On the Non-Defense of Japan: The Japan-US Treaty of Mutual Deception, Ignorance and Insecurity

By D. H. Garrett   “The war with Japan had been enacted in the game rooms at the War College by so many people and in so many different ways that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise … Continue reading On the Non-Defense of Japan: The Japan-US Treaty of Mutual Deception, Ignorance and Insecurity

Why Most Of What You Think You Know About The Paris Climate Deal Is Wrong: An Annotated News Story

by Avi Lewis , Rajiv Sicora Commondreams.org  14 Comments (Photo: Francois Mori/AP) With a little distance from the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, it’s clear that the meaning of the deal struck there is deeply contested. From the euphoric pronouncements of politicians … Continue reading Why Most Of What You Think You Know About The Paris Climate Deal Is Wrong: An Annotated News Story

Autoradiograph: a photo project to visualize radiation released from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

The author of the below website has asked us to remove the image and video. While TokyoProgressive posts news and opinions from other websites under FAIR USE principles, we are complying in this case since readers can go to the site in question and make up their own minds. PLEASE SEE http://www.autoradiograph.org/en/ and Short movie2 – History and Process of Autoradiograph – from Masa on Vimeo. FAIR USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to … Continue reading Autoradiograph: a photo project to visualize radiation released from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Pete Seeger Labelled ‘Subversive’ After Speaking Out Against Plan to Deport Japanese

from Common Dreams Newly released 1,700-page FBI file shows the US government ‘went to lengths’ to track beloved folk icon by Lauren McCauley, staff writer  13 Comments One FBI agent said Almanac Singers, which included Seeger and Woody Guthrie, “were active singing Communist songs and spreading propaganda.”(Photo: D. Steinberg/AP) Beloved singer and activist Pete Seeger inspired countless worldwide with his songs about peace and equality, and—according to his newly released FBI file—he also inspired the ire of the U.S. government, which spied on the folk icon for decades and labelled him a “subversive” for his Communist sympathies. The 1,700-page tome, … Continue reading Pete Seeger Labelled ‘Subversive’ After Speaking Out Against Plan to Deport Japanese

ケネディ駐日米大使 会見 2015.12.17–Ambassador Kennedy: Intentional slip?

From  Ten Thousandthings In a Dec. 17 press conference, Ambassador Kennedy first briefly mentions Okinawa at the 10m40s mark. She then talks about Okinawa again at the 23m45s mark. Around the 23m40s mark she talks about the next few years being critical and how moving Futenma is the “best plan” and “the plan we should implement as fast as possible.” At 23m48s she says, “…once we are able to move MCAS Futenma out of Naha…”  Analysts have differing perspectives on Ms. Kennedy’s referencing Futenma training base in Naha, instead of Ginowan City, its actual location. Some wonder if she intentionally … Continue reading ケネディ駐日米大使 会見 2015.12.17–Ambassador Kennedy: Intentional slip?

Veterans for Peace Solidarity Action/退役米軍人ら連帯の座り込み抗議「辺野古にも高江にも新基地要らぬ」

両脇を抱えられて、機動隊車両と鉄柵による囲い込み場所へ連れて行かれるVFP メンバー=11日午前7時24分、名護市辺野古 Thanks to Masami Mel Kawamura, who writes: Along with other local protesters, the VFP members were forcefully removed by Japanese riot police. Nonetheless, the VFP members’ presence was a huge boost to the sprit of the local protesters. … Continue reading Veterans for Peace Solidarity Action/退役米軍人ら連帯の座り込み抗議「辺野古にも高江にも新基地要らぬ」

The U.S. Wages a Dangerous Campaign in Venezuela Elections

Related:  See the election results here: http://tokyoprogressive-news.blogspot.jp/2015/12/opposition-landslide-in-venezuela.html The U.S. Wages a Dangerous Campaign in Venezuela Elections  Mark Weisbrot December 1, 2015 Huffington Post The U.S. campaign to delegitimize Venezuela’s December 6th parliamentary elections can only encourage violence by a right-wing opposition that has repeatedly refused to peacefully accept the results of Venezuela’s democratic process. The U.S. government, which initially refused to recognize the results of Venezuela’s 2013 Presidential elections, is seeking to discredit Sunday’s vote if the conservative opposition fails to win a two-thirds parliamentary majority.  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The U.S. government that refused to recognize his election and … Continue reading The U.S. Wages a Dangerous Campaign in Venezuela Elections

八幡浜市議会は、住民の意思を受けて是非とも住民投票条例案を可決して欲しいです/資料/電力自由化で脱原発シナリオ(週刊朝日)

再稼動の是非 住民投票求める NHKweb 12月07日 13時16分 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/matsuyama-news/20151207/4054221.html NHKはvideoのURLを消しました!! 1ヶ月以上前のものですが、資料として「電力自由化で脱原発シナリオ」(週刊朝日10月30日号)を添付しておきます。 —————————————– 青木幸雄(宮崎の自然と未来を守る会)15.10-jiyuka <–  クリックください。 Continue reading 八幡浜市議会は、住民の意思を受けて是非とも住民投票条例案を可決して欲しいです/資料/電力自由化で脱原発シナリオ(週刊朝日)