許していいのか TPP合意文書「日本語訳」がない驚愕

Anti-Monsanto poster TPP大筋合意を受けて、安倍首相は「攻めの農業に転換し商品の輸出額を1兆円にする」などと吠えているが、そんな中、とんでもない事実が明らかになった。合意文書の全容が日本語で公開されていないのである。臨時国会も開かず、議論から逃げ回っているうえに、文書も翻訳しないとは怠慢の極みというか、よほど後ろ暗いことがあるとしか思えない。「英語化は愚民化」(集英社新書)の著者で九大准教授の施光恒氏は、「これぞ、TPP交渉の本質」と看破した。 ■政治家は誰も読んでいない?  政府は11月5日にTPP合意文書の概要を公開しましたが、2000ページに及ぶ正文(英語)の翻訳は作成されていません。日本語に翻訳されたのはわずか97ページの「概要」だけですが、正文も100人ぐらいの翻訳者を動員すればあっという間にできるはず。やっていないのは、そもそも説明する気がないのでしょう。大筋合意した以上、いまさら覆されたくない、内容に関して突っ込まれたくないのだと思います。 Continue to parts 2 and 3 Continue reading 許していいのか TPP合意文書「日本語訳」がない驚愕

American Nightmare: the Depravity of Neoliberalism

  from CounterPunch  by MICHAEL WELTON Deciphering the meaning of Neo-liberalism as a historical force and societal form requires the energies and know-how of a sagacious sleuth like Hercule Poirot. Wendy Brown, a philosophy professor at UCLA (Berkeley) and author of Undoing … Continue reading American Nightmare: the Depravity of Neoliberalism

Paris COP 21 by Danny Chivers

From the New Internationalist and Democracy Now Poster in Paris https://apis.google.com/u/0/se/0/_/+1/fastbutton?usegapi=1&size=medium&count=false&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fnewint.org&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewint.org%2Fblog%2F2015%2F11%2F29%2Fwhat-paris-protest-ban%2F&gsrc=3p&ic=1&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fscs%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fk%3Doz.gapi.en.70YIlYVcHMs.O%2Fm%3D__features__%2Fam%3DAQ%2Frt%3Dj%2Fd%3D1%2Ft%3Dzcms%2Frs%3DAGLTcCP0C_8qZ5OJ-IV6BpTtHqSbnaMwuQ#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh&id=I0_1448888527794&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fnewint.org&pfname=&rpctoken=14890948  163  684   The crowd celebrates in Place de la Republique. by Danny Chivers/New Internationalist The French government’s attempts to crack down on climate protesters have only made their voices louder, reports Danny Chivers. Protest is currently banned in Paris. Any outdoor gathering of more than two people with a political message has been strictly prohibited under ‘state of emergency” government powers, following the 13 November terror attacks. Anyone taking part in an illegal demonstration could face fines of $3,972 or up to two months in prison. FACE BOOK APPEARS TO HAVE REMOVED THIS VIDEO … Continue reading Paris COP 21 by Danny Chivers

The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too

Greg Grandin November 16, 2015 The Nation A new documentary, Chicago Boys, looks at the Chilean economists who brought neoliberalism from the halls of Chicago to the policies of Latin America.  Chicago Boys, The Nation, “I didn’t know absolutely nothing.” That double negative is from Sergio de Castro, talking about the killing, disappearances, and torture that took place when he served as Chile’s economic and finance minister during the Pinochet regime’s most brutal period. It’s from a great documentary that premiered this week in Chile, Chicago Boys, made by Carola Fuentes, a journalist, and Rafael Valdeavellano, a filmmaker. Sergio de Castro is among the vilest … Continue reading The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too