Category: Japan

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Samir Amin: The Return of Fascism in Contemporary Capitalism

It is not by chance that the very title of this contribution links the return of fascism on the political scene with the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Fascism is not synonymous with an authoritarian police regime that rejects the uncertainties of parliamentary electoral democracy. Fascism is a particular political response to the challenges with which Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Central Bankers Deep in a Hole

This past week, central bankers of the capitalist advanced economies (AE) of the USA, Europe and Japan gathered in their annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Phyllis Bennis: Hiroshima, Palestine, Iraq

Even before the most recent attacks, the UN had reported 90% of the water in Gaza – and there is very little available – is not fit for human consumption

H. Patricia Hynes: August 6 and 9: Launch of the Nuclear Age

Combined, these countries have 16,300 nuclear warheads

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David Swanson: Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died

When Truman lied to America that Hiroshima was a military base rather than a city full of civilians, people no doubt wanted to believe him

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Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

The River Kwai Passes Through Latin America and Washington

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Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima’s Children are Dying

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times normal

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Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster

The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant’s seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches

Tom H. Hastings: Department of Ironic Defense

The only thing worse than all the occupation for almost seven decades is the Asian Pivot, sending massive US military forces to that region, presumably to protect everyone from China

Tom Clifford: Collective Self Defense

There is a reason why Japanese children know so little about their country’s past

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