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Will a country with a stellar post-war record of peace, prosperity, and respect for human rights ‘lose out’?

a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza

Updating our news from Japan in November last year, Robin Harding reports in the FT that Japan’s politicians are “trapped in the capital for a long, hot summer”, as the current session of the Diet has been extended by 95 days until the end of September. 267 more words

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The International State Crime Initiative (UCL) hosting film: non-violent resistance in West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is very excited to announce it will hosting a screening of 5 Broken Cameras and a Question and Answer Session with Emad Burnat (Director, ‘5 Broken Cameras’) on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 18.00, Arts 2 Building, Arts 2 Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS… 202 more words

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Inspired by Martin Niemöller

First a bomb irradiated Hiroshima, and we did not speak out – because we were not living in Japan;.

  • then people in Guantanamo were imprisoned and tortured, and we did not speak out – because our sons were safe;
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Kaplan on European ‘appeasement’/refusal to slaughter

This American security umbrella will not stay up for ever. Why should America defend a continent that will not defend itself?

So writes Robert Kaplan… 313 more words

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Peace and prosperity, built with a post-war constitution as the cornerstone

The Mainichi Shimbun recently reported that Crown Prince Naruhito, at a press conference on his 55th birthday on Monday, called for handing down history correctly, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II later this year: … 224 more words

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Crude conspiracy theories expensively confirmed

A reader sends news that, with ineffable condescension, Warwick University’s recent press release announces a research paper (‘Crude conspiracy theories could be right’) by three academics who have discovered that what observers have plainly noted and stated for years is correct. 83 more words

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