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2012年07月28日 16時59分19秒 | Weblog
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王子製紙工場の排水計画でデモ 中国
2012年7月28日 12時47分

 中国江蘇省南通市啓東で、王子製紙の排水管の建設に抗議する市民ら=28日(共同)

 【啓東共同】中国江蘇省南通市啓東で28日、日本の王子製紙の工場から出る廃水を海に流す排水管新設計画の中止を求め、5千人以上が参加する大規模なデモが発生、千人以上が地元政府庁舎の敷地内に突入し暴徒化した。少なくとも車両10台を破壊、100人以上が庁舎内にも乱入し、書類を窓の外に放り投げたり、入り口のガラスを割ったりした。
 デモ隊は、計画を推進する地元政府トップを「売国奴」と批判。日中が対立を深める沖縄県・尖閣諸島(中国名・釣魚島)の問題に言及し、日本への反感を口にするデモ参加者もいた。警察側は制圧行動に出ず、デモを事実上容認。



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王子製紙の排水計画に抗議デモ 中国で数千人集結
2012.7.28


啓東の当局は26日、建設中断を発表、27日にはデモに参加しないよう、住民側にさまざまな圧力をかけてきた。しかしデモ参加者らは、「建設の中断ではなく取り消しを求める」と態度を硬化させた。また、「微博」などでは、今回のデモを沖縄県の尖閣諸島(中国名・釣魚島)をめぐる中国の不満に重ね合わせ、「反日デモ」とみなしてネット上で批判をエスカレートさせる発言も増え始めた。



読売


中国の王子製紙工場排水計画、デモ激化で撤回



朝日

王子製紙の排水に抗議、中国江蘇省でデモ 1万人以上




住民の間で、排水に発がん性物質が含まれ、漁場の海が汚染されて健康被害が出るなどとうわさが広がっていた


日経


王子製紙の廃水めぐり数千人デモ 中国江蘇省



環境意識の高まりを背景とした抗議活動が増えている。




大規模なデモがありました、ってことにしか食いつけない報道ってどうなんだろう?


デモの大義には理由があるのか、つまり、うわさは本当なのか? 排水で健康被害、環境汚染があるのか、そこが一番肝心なところで、この点について、王子製紙の見解、および、何人かの専門家の見解は必須だろう。



日本の政治が駄目なのはやはり、メディアが駄目ってところが大きいんじゃないかね?
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2012年07月22日 14時02分06秒 | Weblog
Aceface ‏@Aceface4ever

NYT東京支局長のマーティン・ファックラー「『本当のこと』を伝えない日本の新聞」(双葉新書)読了。 なんつうか。上杉隆が代筆したんじゃねえの、と勘繰るぐらいのレベル。全編「記者クラブメディア」批判とアメリカメディア(と自己賛美)のオンパレード。深刻な事実誤認も散見される。
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nagaoka yoshihiro ‏@nagaoka1969

(承前)「足で稼げ」「まず瞬発力」とニュースに飛びつく訓練ばかりされる一方で、ニュースの本質について深く考える訓練をふつうの記者はほとんどしない(また業務上必要ともされない)。だから、もともと思考力のある記者以外はネタを追う現場から卒業すると、さっぱりいい記事を書けなくなる。
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Gay University of Alberta student attacked

BY ALLISON SALZ ,EDMONTON SUN
FIRST POSTED: SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012 0



An openly-gay University of Alberta student says he was attacked and robbed because of his sexuality ― and it has him contemplating a move from his campus-area dorm.

Chevi Rabbit, 26, is one year away from completing his Native Studies and Anthropology degree at the U of A, but says this week’s events has him anxious about the upcoming semester.

Rabbit says around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night he was walking from his home near 110 Street and 84 Avenue, to the nearby Safeway, when a group of men pulled up and started yelling homophobic slurs at him.

He said “thank you,” but says when he replied, he didn’t realize that one of the men had exited the vehicle.

“He grabbed me and threw me to the ground,” Rabbit says. “The guys in the car backed up on the one-way. A group of students saw what was happening and ran over. They took the licence plate and a description of the car.”

He was treated for minor injuries, including a gash on his hand and bruises on his knees.

To add insult to injury, says Rabbit, the man reached down and grabbed his iPhone.


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Louisville Girl Attacked By Adult, Allegedly Victim Of Anti-Gay Hate Crime
Posted: 07/19/2012 2:11 pm



"This was a hate crime. There was hate slurs thrown. It was not a robbery," Brenda Hickerson, the family friend, told the station. "She is a very proud lesbian girl and they were attacked for that very reason."

According to Hickerson, the teen had to have her jaw wired shut because it had been broken in several places and that some of her teeth had been knocked out as well, on top of the cuts and bruises she suffered.

The girl was reportedly walking home from a convenience store near Churchill Downs in Louisville at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday with two younger boys. The mother of those boys, Andi Hornback, told WAVE 3 that one of her sons called to say four adults were following them too closely. Before Hornback could get the teens' location, the assault began. One of her sons ended up with a concussion after he tried to help the girl.

Dwight Mitchell, a public information officer with the Louisville police told The Huffington Post that the victims reported seeing three adult males, two white and one biracial, and one adult light-skinned female. The youths also said they hearing someone yell out, "Let's get 'em" before they were attacked. The assailants allegedly stole a cell phone and then fled.



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Gay couple believes family, Gilbert home a target of hate crimes



Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 5:41 pm | Updated: 5:47 pm, Fri Jul 20, 2012.
By Stacie Spring, Tribune | 0 comments
A week after a protest near Gilbert Town Hall in support of a family that has reportedly been the target of trespassing, arson and property damage, the family experienced another incident of trespassing this week, one of the fathers said.
The family, headed by a gay couple, believes it is the target of hate crimes.



JUL
20
QUEENSLAND ‘GAY PANIC’ KILLER SET FREE, CALLS TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE
AUTHOR // Serkan Ozturk
CATEGORIES // News + Politics | National | ACT | New South Wales | Northern Territory | Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia


A day after the Queensland Government decided to reject recommendations calling for the abolishment of the ‘gay panic’ defence, it’s been revealed a man who used the defence as an excuse for killing another man in 2008 has walked free from jail, leading to calls from the victim’s grieving mother to close the loophole.

Joyce Kujala’s son, Wayne Ruks, was brutally bashed to death on the grounds of Maryborough’s St Mary’s Catholic Church in July 2008. Murder charges were laid against two men, Jason Andrew Pearce and Richard John Meerdink, however both men had their charges reduced to manslaughter after they convinced the jury Ruks had made a pass at one of the pair.

Kujala has always maintained her son was not gay.




Main article: Homosexual panic

In the gay panic defense, the defendant claims that they have been the object of homosexual romantic or sexual advances. The defendant finds the advances so offensive and frightening that it brings on a psychotic state characterized by unusual violence.





Thu 16th Dec, 2010 in Local News
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Victorian police are working hard to capture the perpetrators of a spate of vicious, violent and premeditated attacks against gay Melbournites in recent weeks, which include kidnapping, assault and robbery.


Local media have revealed police are looking into the bashing of a gay man in Collingwood back in October, but today the owners of the popular Melbourne gay bar have told Same Same of an even more recent and shocking anti-gay crime.

GAY KIDNAP ATTACK

At approximatley 5pm on Sunday 21st November 20, two gay men in the Collingwood area left their bikes at the Glasshouse Hotel and were on foot home when a car pulled up beside one of them in the street, say the team at the Glasshouse Hotel.

To the horror of his boyfriend walking infront of him, the car’s door opened and the other man was snatched into it. The car then drove off. The attackers are unknown to the victims.

The kidnapped man was allegedly assaulted and robbed, and then dumped in an unknown suburb where he woke up in pain and disorientated.

The crime was reported to police and suspects have been apprehended after the victim’s stolen credit card was accessed within 24 hours of the assault and robbery.

Same Same has contacted police and are waiting for an official statement about the crime. However we were told that as the investigation was still happening and due to the highly sensitive nature of the case it would be unlikely too much detail could be released. It is believed that the offenders are being held and charges are being laid.

BASHED BY A GANG

Back in October, two men were viciously ‘gay bashed’ in a premeditated attack by a gang of four men in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, leaving both with major injuries and one unconscious and hospitalised.

The victims have told the Herald Sun newspaper they no longer feel safe out in the streets.

While walking along Gipps St at approximately 2am on October 10, the two victims – Daniel, 23 and Heath, 21 – were approached by four men apparently asking directions. They were suddenly attacked without provocation before they could even reply.

The victims were violently kicked and punched, and afterwards had their mobile phones and wallets stolen. The gang of men, who are reported to have just emerged from a nightclub in the area, were last seen exiting down Rupert Street.





JUL
16
THE CASE OF SCOTT JOHNSON
AUTHOR // Garry Wotherspoon
CATEGORIES // Feature | New South Wales


The re-opening of an investigation into the 1988 death of Scott Johnson – now feared to be a victim of a gay hate murder spree – revisits a dark time in Sydney’s history.

There are many dark sides to life in Australia and occasionally they surface, as they did with the Cronulla riots, or with the murder of the young Indian man in Melbourne, or with the latest asylum seeker debate in parliament.

And, of course, there is homophobia, as exemplified by incidents of violent gay bashings. And there have been many of these in Sydney over the years. A recent Coroner’s Court inquiry has brought to light aspects of this, with the reopening of an inquiry into the death of Scott Johnson at a beat in Sydney in 1988.

The uses of a beat are particularly important for men who live far away from the gay spaces where they might meet others like themselves, or for young men who are coming to terms with their sexuality, or for men who do not identify as ‘gay’ [and so would not go near openly-gay venues]. And while many gay men use beats for fast impersonal sex, for others it is simply a place to just meet other gay man – or possibly a place to meet ‘Mr Right’ and fall in love.

Using ‘beats’ is, of course, not free from danger, the main one being groups of marauding youths, who know where beats are and bash men they suspect of being homosexuals. Sometimes this has fatal results, as occurred two decades ago, when Richard Johnson (no relation to Scott Johnson) was murdered in a toilet block in Alexandria Park late at night in January 1990. His body was found the next morning on a footpath nearby, and a post-mortem examination revealed that all regions of his body had suffered severe assault – he had been kicked and bludgeoned to death. Six juveniles and two adults were later arrested and charged with the fatal bashing, and three men were later jailed for his murder.

Not all beat murders were investigated with such efficiency.

......


South of the harbour, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, the cliff-side path from Bondi to Tamarama was also a long-time beat, one that also saw numerous bashings and murders. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, roving gay-hate gangs routinely terrorised gay men there, chasing some off cliffs and brutally bashing others. Less than a year after Scott Johnson’s death, the bloodied body of 31-year-old John Allen Russell was found at the bottom of a cliff there; at first, the death was also ruled a suicide. Almost exactly a year after Scott died, a 24-year-old gay man was bashed there and his attackers threatened to throw him off a cliff after they tried to remove his clothing. Another gay man, television newsreader Ross Warren, had gone missing in the same cliff area around the same time, and his body has never been found.

It was only in 2005 that the police Operation Taradale exposed a widespread pattern of attacks against homosexual men in the Bondi area, and eventually a coroner’s inquest ruled that John Alan Russell’s “suicide” was due to “multiple injuries sustained when he was thrown from the cliff on to rocks, by a person or persons unknown”.

These attacks also seemed similar to the circumstances of Scott Johnson’s death, and now his suicide verdict has been overturned, and the case is to be re-opened by police. And the results of other re-opened inquests have meant that Ross Warren, Gilles Jacques Mattaini, Richard Johnson, William Allen, Raymond Keam, Kritchikorn Rattanajurathaporn and Wayne Tonks have all been listed as victims of similar deadly violence.

May all their spirits now rest in peace.




Brandon White Beating: 3 Men Charged For Videotaped Beating Of Gay Man
07/13/12 10:27 PM ET




ATLANTA -- Three young men have been sentenced to five years in prison for the videotaped beating of a gay man on an Atlanta street corner that was captured in a widely viewed video.

The fourth suspect, Javaris Bradford, is still at large.

Defense Attorney Jay Abt, who represents Moragne, says probation will include intensive community service and sensitivity education following their prison term.

The video showed men punching and kicking White as he walked out of a grocery store in the city's Pittsburgh neighborhood, south of downtown. Gay slurs were heard on the video, and one man slammed a tire on him.
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2012年07月19日 00時35分40秒 | Weblog
suzuky ‏@suzuky
内田センセもそうだが「こんなことでは国際社会に嗤(わら)われる」というレトリックで日本社会に物申すのはなんとかならんのかなあ。

suzuky ‏@suzuky
政府の政策は「嗤われる」のを避けるためにあるんじゃなくて、国民の生活を守るためにあるのがスジなわけじゃん。<われながら正論すぎる

suzuky ‏@suzuky
つーか、イギリスのオリンピックや金融をめぐるスキャンダルを見てると、どこも同じやねんとしか思えん。他国との比較を始めたら日本なんてマシな方じゃん、現状肯定でいいじゃんって結論になるかもしれない。だから国際比較での説得には反対。



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Gov't must take responsibility for Chinese workers' lives in Japan- 毎日jp(毎日新聞) http://j.mp/NCVTEh
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毎日新聞 2012年06月27日 00時19分(最終更新 06月27日 10時54分


◇政府は受け入れ態勢整備を

 国内最大の中華街を抱える横浜市で、中国出身の児童・生徒が急増している。日本政府が、コックなど特殊技能者の就労ビザ規制を緩和した00年ごろからだ。中華街から西に約1キロの市立富士見中学校(同市中区)は今年度、「外国籍」の生徒と、父か母のどちらかが外国人など「外国につながる」生徒の割合が計42%に上った。日本語が話せない生徒が多いため学校側は悲鳴を上げる。子供たちは自分から望んで来日したわけではない。政府が認めて受け入れているのだから、文部科学省は彼らの来日後の日本語教育もきちんとケアすべきだ。

◇卒業までに習得、20人に1人程度

 教室内では中国語が飛び交い、帰宅後も両親は共働きで深夜まで留守。そんな中、アパートで一人、常時中国とつながっているインターネットに向かい続ける--。市関係者から聞いた、来日まもない中国人中学生の典型的なイメージだ。現実には、これが2年も3年も続く。

 横浜市は市立の小中学校に「外国籍5人で1人、20人以上で2人」の担当教師を置く「国際教室」を設け、中国語など外国語のできる教師やボランティアが個別指導で補習を行っている。しかし、日本人の中学生が渡米しても容易に英語ができるようにならないのと同じように、来日した中学生が1、2年で日本語を習得することは、とても無理だ。「20人いて卒業までに1人が習得できるかどうか」(市関係者)という状況にある。

 横浜市は韓国やフィリピン、南米系住民も多く住む国際都市だ。中心部の中区や南区は、近くに中華街があることから大半の外国人が中国系。中国人はビザを得ると、まず夫婦で来日し、日本永住を決意したら子供を呼ぶ。職場は中華街でのコック、食器洗いや配膳、中華食材工場などが多い。富士見中は学区内に日本有数の日雇い労働者の街とされる寿町地区を抱え、かつては、その子弟が生徒の大半を占めていたが、近年は寿町全体が高齢化したため、代わって中国系の生徒が増えた。

 彼らは日本のマンガやアニメ、歌が好きで、多くが日本にとどまりたいという。しかし、日本語ができないため、「日本のことを知りたいが、勉強はあまりしたくない」という子が目立つ。横浜市国際交流協会(YOKE)の木村博之課長代理は「彼らが日本語を話し日本シンパとなれば、日中両国にとって大きな財産になる」と語る。



 日本政府には、経済産業省に代表される「外国人を国内労働市場に積極的に受け入れるべきだ」と、厚生労働省に代表される「国内の労働者のことを考えれば、受け入れるべきではない」という相反する二つの声がある。横浜市の中国人コックらは特殊技能労働者としてインドネシアやフィリピンからの看護師らと同様、「積極受け入れ」の声に押される形で入国している。

◇労働力ではなく、人間として扱え

 私はかつて働き手を送り出すアフリカと旧植民地から大量の移民を受け入れてきたフランスに駐在した。アフリカには受け入れ先さえあれば、ほぼ無限ともいえる人たちが渡航を希望する現実がある。フランスはじめ欧州各国は、かつては寛容に海外の働き手を受け入れた。しかし今や特殊技能者に制限する傾向にあり、それさえも入国は難しくなってきている。「異文化融和」の理想は美しい。しかし現実に移動するのは単に「労働力」だけでなく「人とその家族ら」であり、そこに、多くの問題が発生する。


 外国人労働力の受け入れの是非を巡っては、さまざまな論点がある。容易に結論は出ない問題と分かった上で、あえて日本政府は基本方針を提示してほしいと言いたい。それがないままに国際学級の教員数や看護師試験の出題言語を一部変更したとしても、本末転倒だ。そして、受け入れを決断したなら彼らを「労働力」でなく「人間」として扱い、家族を含めた社会保障や子弟の日本語教育など、制度としてきっちりケアする態勢を整えるべきだ。

 横浜市には開港以来、外国文化を受け入れてきた伝統があり、中国語をはじめ外国語を話すボランティアが積極的に活動している。それでも入国者の多さに対応は全く追いついていない。10代の青少年は多感で、学習だけでなく、個々の悩みへの対応も必要だ。自宅で深夜までネットに向かう生徒たちが直接中国語で相談できるよう、ネーティブの担当者がもっと必要だ。態勢ができていないのに、規制緩和で来日者数ばかり増えるのはおかしい。

 「大人の来日は自己責任だが、子供たちには絶対にサポートが必要」。そんな中国人ボランティアの言葉が、耳から離れない。















Gov't must take responsibility for Chinese workers' lives in Japan


A volunteer teaches Japanese to Chinese junior high school students after school at Naka International Lounge in Naka Ward, Yokohama. (Mainichi)
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YOKOHAMA -- Kanagawa's capital city of Yokohama, which boasts the country's largest Chinatown, has seen a surge in the number of Chinese children and students. The trend began in around 2000, when the Japanese government relaxed its restrictions on work visas for cooks and other skilled workers.

At Fujimi Junior High School, a public school about a kilometer west of Chinatown, students who are foreign nationals themselves or whose father or mother are foreign nationals now comprise 42 percent of the student population. The school is overwhelmed, unable to deal with so many students who do not speak Japanese.

Since the Japanese government grants these students, who do not come to Japan of their own volition, the permission to enter and reside in this country, shouldn't the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry provide them with comprehensive Japanese language instruction after they arrive?

According to one Yokohama city official, the typical recently-arrived Chinese student will spend much time in school speaking in Chinese with their compatriots. After school, they will return to an empty home and spend time on the Internet -- which offers constant connections to China -- until their parents return from work late at night. This state of affairs may last two to three years for many Chinese students in Japan.

At municipal elementary and junior high schools, the Yokohama Municipal Government places specialized staff, who are generally teachers and volunteers that speak Chinese or other languages, in what are called "international classrooms." One staff is allocated if there are five foreign students, and two specialized staff when the number of foreign students reaches 20 and over. In these classes, students are given individualized remedial instruction.

However, just like a Japanese junior high school student who goes to the United States will not learn to speak English right away, a Chinese student who comes to Japan will not learn to speak the Japanese language after a mere year or two.

"Barely one student out of 20 will acquire the language before graduation," one city official said.

Yokohama is an international city that in addition to many Chinese, hosts residents from South Korea, the Philippines, and South America. Of the foreign nationals in Naka and Minami wards, in central Yokohama, many are Chinese, because of their proximity to Chinatown.

In general, the Chinese first apply for visas as married couples. After they enter the country and later make the decision to live permanently in Japan, they send for their children in China. Many of these people work as cooks, dishwashers, and waiters in Chinatown, or workers at Chinese food processing factories.

The school district where Fujimi Junior High is located covers an area called Kotobukicho, which has one of the highest concentrations of day laborers in Japan. In the past, most of Fujimi Junior High's students had been the offspring of these laborers. The general aging of the local population in recent years -- and therefore the drop in the number of local students -- overlapped with the upsurge in Chinese students.

Many of these Chinese students like Japanese manga, anime, and music, and many say they want to stay in Japan. However, because a large number of them do not understand Japanese, they say they don't want to study even though they want to learn more about Japan.

"If these students were to learn to speak Japanese and became pro-Japanese, they would become highly prized figures in the realm of Japan-China relations," says Hiroyuki Kimura of the Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE).

There are two opposing forces within the Japanese government regarding immigration. One is represented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which calls for the aggressive recruitment of foreign nationals into the Japanese job market. The other is held by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, which objects to foreign recruitment to protect Japanese workers. Chinese cooks, as well as Indonesian and Filipino nurses, come to Japan backed by the former.

I was once stationed as a reporter in France, where many Africans and immigrants from former colonies have been permitted to enter its borders. Even now, there are many Africans who would immigrate in a flash as long as someone was willing to take them in. But the willingness of France and many other European nations to accept workers from foreign countries is no longer what it used to be. They are restricting immigration to those with special skills, and even then, it has become increasingly difficult.

The integration of different cultures is a beautiful ideal. However, "labor" is not the only thing that moves when immigration takes place. It entails the movement of people and their families.

Various viewpoints exist on the pros and cons of foreign labor. Knowing full well that it is an issue with no easy answer, I urge the Japanese government to establish a basic policy. Merely setting up "international classrooms" in schools or tweaking the language used in national nursing exams for foreign nurses without instituting a basic policy is putting the cart before the horse. And if the government decides to fling open Japan's borders to foreign workers, it must treat them not as "labor," but as human beings, and provide them with a framework in which they and their families are offered social security, Japanese language instruction, and other assistance.

Yokohama has been open to foreign cultures ever since its port was opened to the outside world in the mid-19th century. There are many volunteers who speak Chinese and other languages, who assist non-Japanese speakers through various activities. Such efforts, however, do not stand a chance against the rapidity with which the foreign resident population is growing.

The teenage years can be vulnerable ones, making it particularly important to provide teenagers with personal assistance in their studies and other areas of their lives. There is a desperate need for native Chinese speakers that the Chinese junior high students, who spend their evenings on the Internet, can reach out to for advice. It's absurd that immigration laws were relaxed without Japan fully preparing for the influx of foreign nationals that has followed.

These words, spoken by a Chinese volunteer I met, have left a lasting impression on me: "Coming to Japan is one's own responsibility among adults, but when it comes to children, they absolutely need support." ("As I see it" by Satoshi Fukui, Yokohama Bureau)

July 14, 2012(Mainichi Japan)



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June's figures show unemployment rose from 13.6% to 14.4% – higher than the rate for Latinos and double that for white people
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One factor important factor behind the African American unemployment rate, according to Austin, is race. "There is still strong evidence of bias in the labour market," Austin said, noting research in which black and white job candidates had been sent after the same jobs and the white candidate been more likely to be called for an interview or offered a job.

Bias can even determine the response to resumés, he said, with an Emily or a Greg more likely to get a response than a Jamal or Lakesha.










Three Florida cops charged in string of immigrant beatings
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Elderly ex-nun files excessive force lawsuit against cop over nursing home assault
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それって日本人女子の特徴なんですか??RT @myk_f 日本人女子のFBって「私はこんなに幸せなのよ」「こんなに素敵なプレゼントをもらえちゃう女なのよ」「人気のカフェでお茶する私って素敵でしょ」「私の休日ってこんなにセレブなのよ」という自己満と自慢だらけで気持ち悪い


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RTの。断言しよう、日本人女子は外食時の食べ物写真ばっかりだが、欧米女子&ゲイはすてきなホリデー写真、おしゃれパーティ写真、子ども写真、家族&親類写真などなど多ジャンルで自慢自己満てんこもりだ!



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そしてアメリカ親父は学生時代の友人をFBフレンドにして、当時のピンナップガールの写真(=エロ写真)をウォールに貼りまくっていて、エグすぎる。もはや辟易。日本女子の自己満なんてかわいいもんだ!


Latinos Still “Alien Citizens”
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Asian Americans: An Uncritical Pew Center Report
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'The Myth of the Model Minority'
July 18, 2008 - 4:00am
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A new book -- The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism (Paradigm Publishers) -- challenges the idea that most Asian Americans are relatively untouched by racism or focused on issues related to equity. Based on field interviews nationwide, the book describes the Asian American experience in schools, colleges, the workplace and public discourse. In the section on college, examples include students who have been the victim of ethnic profiling (as Muslims) and the barrage of allegedly harmless jokes (such as UCLA as the acronym for "University of Caucasians Lost among Asians") that students experience. The authors of the book are Rosalind S. Chou, a doctoral student in sociology at Texas A&M University, and Joe R. Feagin, a professor of sociology at Texas A&M. Chou recently responded to e-mail questions about the book's findings about college students.
Q: Why do you think some college students, many of them self-professed liberals who might not tolerate racist jokes about some groups, not only tolerate but engage in jokes about Asian Americans?
A: There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, as we note in the book, there is a pervasive stereotype that Asian Americans are docile. The history of Asian American resistance to racism is largely left out of the history books and the news media. There is activism, especially concentrated on the West Coast and Northeast, but it’s forgotten or ignored. Secondly, many of our respondents talked how they received either explicit or implicit messages to “let things go” or to “not rock the boat,” further reinforcing that Asian Americans will tolerate racist teasing, whereas other minority groups have been unfairly stereotyped as violent or dangerous. The more visible activism of these other racial minority groups may deter a person from poking fun so publicly. Thirdly, Asian Americans appear to have “made it.” This illusion of being “model minorities” can make it seem “less offensive” to poke fun at a group that is seemingly free of racial oppression.
Q: The book's section on college opens with examples related to California universities with large Asian populations. Does the treatment of Asian students differ significantly at institutions where they make up smaller shares of the student body?
A: Our respondents shared that they faced racial discrimination regardless of their geographic location. However, those students who attended schools with large Asian/ Asian American populations found that they had access to support. The Asian American students groups were very active on campus; this did not save them from mistreatment but they had a community to surround them. The students attending schools with a smaller population of Asian American students did not have those resources so readily available. They still dealt with “model minority” stereotyping and, at times, very violent hate crimes, but the experiences were very similar.
Q: What do you see as key similarities and differences in the treatment of Asian American students with black and Latino students?
A: The similarities start with the shared history of racial oppression and labor exploitation. Early Asian immigrants were brought to this country for their cheap labor, just as African slaves and Mexican Braceros were. They were also lynched just as the African American and Latino American. Today, these students still live in a society that is racially stratified. Unfortunately, many students do not know about this shared history and then do not apply this knowledge to our current racial hierarchy.
The major differences in the treatment of these students are how they are stereotyped. Asian Americans are associated with academic excellence and overachievement. Whereas black and Latino students are negatively stereotyped in academia. Either way, these stereotypes are externally imposed and can have a great affect on individual students internally, but also may impact other students, their teachers, professors, and administrators. Stereotyping, whether positive or negative, can be damaging.


Asian And All-American: A Political Star Rises In N.Y.
by COLBY HAMILTON




July 1, 2012 from WNYC
Earlier this week, Taiwanese-American attorney Grace Meng won the Democratic primary for New York's newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District. She thinks of herself as an all-American kid, even if others didn't always see her that way.





Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes



(updated January 2012)



Japanese, and most other, nuclear plants are designed to withstand earthquakes, and in the event of major earth movement, to shut down safely.
In 1995, the closest nuclear power plants, some 110 km north of Kobe, were unaffected by the severe Kobe-Osaka earthquake, but in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Japanese reactors shut down automatically due to ground acceleration exceeding their trip settings.
In 1999, three nuclear reactors shut down automatically during the devastating Taiwan earthquake, and were restarted two days later.
In March 2011 eleven operating nuclear power plants shut down automatically during the major earthquake. Three of these subsequently caused an INES Level 7 Accident due to loss of power leading to loss of cooling and subsequent radioactive releases.




Half of German teens 'unsure Hitler a dictator'
Published: 27 Jun 12 12:56 CET


About half of young Germans are unsure whether the Nazi state was a dictatorship – and even more are not sure whether the socialist East German regime was one, a new study shows.














Twitter boss pledges to tackle abuse on its site
28 June 2012


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What’s a Socialist? - http://NYTimes.com http://j.mp/MKGyP9 米人向けにソーシャリズムがどういうものか説く記事。で、なんでBHL氏が出てくるんじゃ。


What’s a Socialist?
By STEVEN ERLANGER
Published: June 30, 2012


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/sunday-review/whats-a-socialist.html?pagewanted=1


Even in the United States, Mr. Fischer says, “you have a sort of welfare state, even if you don’t want to admit it ― you don’t allow people to die on the street.”

So why the prospect of “European socialism” is so frightening to some Americans puzzles Europeans, a mystery as deep as the American obsession with abortion or affection for the death penalty.


Book describes Germany without foreigners
Published: 20 Jun 12 08:30 CET

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120620-43237.html

The survey found that more than half of Germans supported Sarrazin’s ideas – that immigrants were guilty of a widespread refusal to integrate (people estimated that "70 percent of the Turkish and 90 percent of the Arab population in Berlin" were not trying); that they presented an increasingly intolerable burden on the state, relying more on social services than their own productivity; and that a highly restrictive immigration policy was the solution.

As many as 18 percent of Germans told the paper they would vote for Sarrazin if he started a political party. But what if that figure doubled, prompted, say, by the increasingly tight grip of austerity, which in other European nations has seen a pronounced shift towards the right? Chancellor Angela Merkel won the 2009 election with just 33.8 percent of the vote.








Certain extreme sections of public opinion might be placated, argued Thieme and von Bebenburg, but the disastrous effects of such an exodus would quickly become apparent. Overall tax revenue would be shorn of €50 billion, and the federal budget would be denuded of €25 billion – which equates to the current allocations for the ministries of family, education, economy and research put together, say the authors.

Moreover, the idea that German residents of foreign heritage are a drain on state finances is wide of the mark, according to the book. True enough, people of non-German descent pay less tax than their "native" counterparts (€7,400 per year per head to €10,800), but they also receive less in pensions and benefits. What’s more, the authors say, "As a proportion, more migrants are productive than native Germans."




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Ethnic minorities in UK feel most British, research finds
Muslims were most likely to say being British was important
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Ethnic minorities living in the UK feel more British than their white counterparts, research has revealed.

Muslims are the most likely of all groups to identify with the concept of "Britishness", the Institute for Social and Economic Research found.

The report's authors say the results rubbish suggestions that ethnic groups are unwilling or unable to integrate into British society and show that fears over the negative impacts of immigration on cultural identity are overstated.








Half of German teens 'unsure Hitler a dictator'
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We had that Mr Hitler in history again, Mum…
Something has to explain why we are so Nazi-literate, while many Germans seem to be fast forgetting them
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So how did this socio-historical blind spot occur? And why now? Especially when most British 15 to16-year-olds are, if anything, hyper-aware about Hitler and the Nazis.

From royal princes in dodgy fancy dress to satellite channels bulging with Nazi documentaries, it would seem that Britons, in a range of ages, make a fetish of that period, in a way that Germans, and indeed other Europeans, don't. To the point where it might be the only historical period some British people know anything about. Is this because Britain won the war, or is it because it is passed down in our collective DNA that fighting fascism was the last time we were truly "great"?





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We had that Mr Hitler in history again, Mum… | Barbara Ellen http://j.mp/MALuda @guardianさんから なぜ独の若者はヒトラーのことを忘れ、英の若者は過剰に意識するのか
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1 July 2012 12:26AM
British children have simular levels of understandings of the Empire





Kepler
1 July 2012 12:28AM
Fighting Hitler and helping to beat him was the last noble time in Brit history - pop music aside - so it's no mystery we are so proud of it. The Germans are understandably ashamed of what they euphemistically call 'The Hitler Era' so don't bang on about it terribly. They have also turned grim old East Germany - in some ways a successor to the Nazi regime - into cold war nostalgia.

Still, Germany is a far more open, prosperous, ecologically literate, and less militaristic society than the UK, so try to get over it.



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イギリス人のナチ語り好きは異常に思える。最後の唯一の「正義の、しかも勝った戦争」だからなのはわかるけど。これもそのひとつ。BBC News - A Point of View: Don’t mention the war? http://bbc.in/QB2QG3




Foreign workers take nearly half of Olympic Park jobs: So much for promises to employ British staff!
Four in ten of the jobs created went to foreign workers
Around 18,400 jobs out of 46,000 went to people abroad


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167471/London-2012-Foreign-workers-nearly-half-Olympic-Park-jobs.html#ixzz1zS4WT2jl



Organ Donation Has Consequences Some Donors Aren't Prepared For
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/07/02/155979681/organ-donation-has-consequences-some-donors-arent-prepared-for



British teenage girls are biggest binge drinkers in Europe
Teenage girls in Britain are more likely to binge drink than anywhere else in Europe, a report by the Department of Health has revealed.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9369328/British-teenage-girls-are-biggest-binge-drinkers-in-Europe.html






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Sex for freedom: Veteran cop accused of trading services for clemency
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A veteran Missouri police officer is being charged with corruption over allegations that he forced two women to have sex with him in exchange for not arresting them for prostitution and drug possession.
Officer Jeffrey Holmes, a 13-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, was hired by a motel as an off-duty police officer to combat drugs, prostitution and violence. In March, he called a woman who said she was working as a prostitute, a probable cause statement filed by the prosecution states. He agreed to meet the woman at a motel, and turned up wearing a police uniform and a gun.
He then said she was “busted for prostitution” and ordered her to put her hands behind her back. The woman refused and called the front desk, asking the clerk to up to the room. After the clerk left, Holmes told the woman that he wanted her to act as a “snitch” and proceeded to “rub and hug” her, the statement says.
Holmes then had sex with the woman, who says she went along in order to get the officer to leave. Police say she later reported the incident as rape and identified her attacker as Holmes.

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The police officer was placed on administrative leave following the alleged April incident, and was suspended with pay in May. Prosecutors say Holmes turned himself in on Monday and will soon be suspended without pay.
He is now charged with acceding to corruption. Holmes has pleaded not guilty, and has been released on a $75,000 bail.
Authorities have applauded the way police responded to the allegations.
“Police obviously are not in any way intimidated or afraid to follow up on these kinds of charges and pursue them,” said Lisa Pelofsky, the president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.



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Marine veteran's family files $21m lawsuit in fatal police shooting
Family says Kenneth Chamberlain was killed by racially biased police after officers refused to leave the 68-year-old's home

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"Islands of Isolation" by Guy Sorman | Project Syndicate http://j.mp/NvCIdj  日本と英国の島国根性について。ギ・ソルマン氏らしい事実に基づかないイメージだけの作文。
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Sartre and Camus in New York - http://NYTimes.com http://j.mp/OHaOuq  



July 14, 2012, 5:06 PM1 Comment
Sartre and Camus in New York
By ANDY MARTIN


America is the land of conformism. He finds that beneath its notional attachment to “individualism,” America does not actually trust the solitary individual. Despite the “liberal economy,” America is an embodiment of a Rousseauist “social contract” in which the general will of the “collectivity” dominates: “Each American is educated by other Americans and he educates others in turn. Everywhere in New York, in colleges and beyond, there are courses in Americanization.” Existentialist anomie is prohibited: America is hyper-normative, producing citizen clones.


今でも通用しそうな、案外鋭い指摘だな。

もっとも、こうした文化プロセスはアメリカに限ったわけではないが、アメリカ人は、個人主義の神話を頑なにほとんど”みな一様に”信奉しているところが、特徴的でもある。


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紀藤 正樹さんがYouji Funakiさんの近況をシェアしました。
40分前

事件を風化させないためにも拡散を希望します。
先ほど、アメリカ大使館関係のfacebookにメッセージを送りました。
下記の文章です。

『ルース駐日アメリカ大使殿。
アメリカ大使館スタッフご一同様。

私は1992年5月10日、何者かによりペンシルベニア州ウエストフィラデルフィアで殺された故船木淳志(以下淳志とする)の遺族です。私の名前は、弟の洋志(ようじ)です。淳志は同日、ペンシルベニア州ウエストフィラデルフィアのマーケットストリート4300番地の路上で花売りをしていたところ、午後7時頃ノックアウト強盗に出会い、所持金を奪われたうえ、金属製の凶器(鉄パイプ?)により頭部を強打されました。意識不明に陥った淳志は、すぐにペンシルベニア大学病院に緊急入院、開頭手術をしましたが、一度も意識を回復せずに同年5月18日午後9時16分死亡しました。この事件は、フィラデルフィア警察の捜査の結果の通り、明らかな強盗殺人事件であるにも関わらず、20年を経た現在でも犯人が逮捕されていません。私たち遺族は、強盗殺人という重大事件の犯人が未だに逮捕されていないことに驚きと遺憾の意を感じています。このことはアメリカ市民の生活の安全にとっても脅威ではないかと思われます。私たちは、本件犯人が一刻も早く逮捕されることを祈っています。御庁におかれましては、どうか私たち遺族の心情をお汲みいただき、一刻も早い事件解決に至るべく、何卒、ご協力・ご尽力いただきたく、本メッセージを送らせていただくに至った次第です。

今年の4月頃、英語が話せる方に依頼し、フィラデルフィア警察への問い合わせをしましたが、具体的な捜査状況は分かりませんでした。さらに、悪い知らせとして、犯人のDNAが付着していた可能性のある、犯行に使用された凶器を紛失してしまったとのことでした。
事件解決を望んでいる私たちにとって、本当につらい知らせでした。
私たち遺族は英語が話せません。どうか、兄の事件の捜査情報の詳細を教えてください。私たちを助けてください。淳志の両親は高齢になり、病気がちで、残された時間はあまりないのです。

突然のメッセージで、失礼にも、このようなお願いをしましたことをお許しください。頼るべき人が他にはいないのでお願いさせていただきました。何卒、私たちの願いに目をとめて下さりますよう、よろしくお願い致します。

フィラデルフィア警察での事件ケースナンバーは、「H92-172」です。』

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26人がいいね!と言っています。
木村 結 今日はお疲れさまでした☆こんなに酷い事件があるのですね。証拠品を紛失するなんて日本の警察だけではないのですね。ずさんな捜査をなくすためにもひとつひとつ丁寧に追求していかなければなりませんね。
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We mustn't allow Muslims in public life to be silenced
Even in polite society, fear-mongering, negative stereotyping and abuse are now out of control – as I know from bitter experience
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Have you ever been called an Islamist? How about a jihadist or a terrorist? Extremist, maybe? Welcome to my world. It's pretty depressing. Every morning, I take a deep breath and then go online to discover what new insult or smear has been thrown in my direction. Whether it's tweets, blogposts or comment threads, the abuse is as relentless as it is vicious.

You might think I'd have become used to it by now. Well, I haven't. When I started writing for a living, I never imagined I'd be the victim of such personal, such Islamophobic, attacks, on a near-daily basis. On joining the New Statesman in 2009, I was promptly subjected to an online smear campaign, involving a series of selectively edited videos of speeches I'd delivered in front of groups of Muslim university students several years ago. I was accused of being a "secret" member of the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, and a "dangerous Muslim shithead" in the "same genre" as the Nazis. The post that sticks in my mind is from the blogger who referred to me as a "moderate cockroach" whose Islamic faith was "no different from the Islam of Abu Hamza, Abu Qatada, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Anjem Choudary or any of the 'tiny minority' of Islamic terrorists who believe that Islam must dominate, no matter what the cost".

Three years later, as I leave the New Statesman to join the Huffington Post UK, little seems to have changed. "Huffington Post's new UK political director brings pro-Iran baggage," screamed the headline on the Fox News website back in late May. My "baggage"? I once publicly praised a fatwa from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, forbidding the production of nuclear weapons. Shame on me! Another ultra-conservative US news website, the Washington Free Beacon, referred to me as the "HuffPo's house jihadi".

The mere mention of the words "Islam" or "Muslim" generates astonishing levels of hysteria and hate on the web. As one of only two Muslim columnists in the mainstream media – the other being the Independent's Yasmin Alibhai-Brown – I have the dubious distinction of being on the receiving end of much of it. In August 2011, for instance, I wrote a light-hearted column in the Guardian on Ramadan, examining how Muslim athletes cope with fasting while competing. The article provoked an astonishing 957 comments, the vast majority of which were malicious, belligerent or both. As one perplexed commenter observed: "There is much we might criticise Islam for … but to see the amount of hatred being spewed on this thread on an article about something as innocuous as fasting really makes one wonder." Indeed.

And it isn't just pieces about Muslims. A recent interview of mine with the shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, elicited the following response: "Get out of my country, goatfucker." How many other political columnists have to deal with such "feedback"? And how many of my fellow pundits in the British media get death threats in the post, warning them that "there will not be 1 live Muslim left in Europe when we have finished"?

From my perspective, the British commentariat can be divided into three groups. The first consists of a handful of journalists who regularly speak out against the rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry – from the Telegraph's Peter Oborne to a bevy of Guardian columnists, including Jonathan Freedland, Seumas Milne and Gary Younge.

The second consists of those writers, such as the Mail's Melanie Phillips, the Telegraph's Charles Moore and the Spectator's Douglas Murray, who see Islam and Muslims as alien, hostile and threatening. Phillips has referred darkly to a "fifth column in our midst"; Murray has said "conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board".

But it is the third, and perhaps biggest, group that concerns me most: those commentators who boast otherwise impeccable anti-racist credentials yet tend to be silent on the subject of Islamophobia;
journalists who cannot bring themselves to recognise, let alone condemn, the growing prevalence of anti-Muslim feeling across Europe – or acknowledge the simple fact that the targeting of a powerless, brown-skinned minority is indeed a form of racism.






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Of course I was aware of the intolerable levels of anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK, as any sentient person should be, but I was still deeply shocked to read Mehdi Hasan's account of how much abuse he receives almost daily as a Muslim mainstream columnist. It would be appalling if the all too numerous bigots succeeded in driving Mehdi out, and I applaud his determination not to let that happen (We mustn't allow Muslims in public life to be silenced, 9 July). I have always liked Mehdi's writings and his engaging, irreverent personality whenever I've seen him on television, but his personal experiences open up a matter of wider principle. We should all make a commitment to social solidarity with people from all backgrounds and all faiths, as an essential component of the modernising project urgently required by the current general crisis across Europe and beyond. Mehdi asks: "Who's with me?" to which I emphatically reply: "I am."
Giles Oakley
London

• My first thought on reading Mehdi Hasan's words was welcome to the club. Working-class people, especially those receiving welfare benefits, have been increasingly vilified under both New Labour and now the Tory-led-coalition. Hardly a day passes without a mainstream politician or media gofer using the most inflammatory language to attack the unemployed, sick and disabled. Unlike most trolls who anonymously post obscene comments attacking Medhi's work, they have no fear of using their own names, as they are supported by powerful vested interests in the UK, whether political, economic or media. The consequence of this dripping poison has left the British working class all but excluded from public life. Middle-class Muslims like Mehdi may take a bit of stick from internet trolls, but at least they gain access to the system. A working-class youngster, whether from Bradford or Basildon, would be lucky to get into the door of parliament.
Mick Hall
Grays, Essex



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Since I started writing on Cif back in 2006, I have regularly seen what can only be described as McCarthy-style online witchhunts against those Muslims who raise their heads publicly to criticise government policies, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Usually, very little attempt is made to engage with the actual arguments. Instead, the focus is often on derailing the discussion with remarks like: "Yeah, but why did your paedophile Prophet marry Aisha?" Or "What do you think about gays being hanged in Iran?"

When, on my blog, I highlighted the story of a drunken man in New York who'd entered a mosque and urinated on prayer mats, one commenter wrote: "If muslims continue their policies of raping and pimping out underage indigenous girls, as well as sheltering, facilitating, and acting as apologists for terrorists upset with the foreign of the British Government. In fact, if the muslim brotherhood and affiliates continue to operate in the UK I suspect Muslims in the British Isles will look back on the days when all the natives did was piss on them as the 'good' olde days."

And when I wrote a positive story of a Pakistan hotel cleaner who'd handed in $50,000 in cash he'd found in a room, "Alexander" wrote: "the true face of pakiland is the cleansing of Hindu and Sikh minorities since 1948, and the on going deceptions practiced by pakistanis, not some fluff peice about an honest man. Exception to the rule... There is a lamppost and noose waiting for every jihadi that comes back to Britain and their scum enablers and sympathizers. If you can't see that coming you're a delusional idiot. Then again, to believe that that lying arab pervert mohammed was a prophet of God you have to be delusional."

The "war on terror" has helped foster an atmosphere where bigotry against Muslims is often seen to be less offensive than that expressed against other minority groups. And in the thuggish (and usually drunken) shape of the English Defence League, we now have a street movement more than intent on exploiting that bigotry.


日本・日本人に向けられた発言をイギリスに返すとすると、

イギリスにより強力な反差別法を。

イギリス人には人権概念がないのか!!

イギリス人はディベートの仕方をしらないのか?!

と言いたくなる。
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orientalist clichés

2012年07月04日 21時10分04秒 | Weblog

Kristof: The journalist as tourist
The New York Times columnist relies on orientalist cliches when writing about Iran, revealing his outdated assumptions.
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Nicholas Kristof's seemingly unconscious invocation of some of the oldest and most tiresome orientalist clichés in his recent columns in the New York Times, following a short visit to the beleaguered Islamic Republic, once again raises the question of recycled tropes and their instrumental function in not so much revealing the misperceptions of the Muslim world at large - for no-one should really care what Kristof or his "paper of record" thinks about anything - but far more immediately, the dire state of critical awareness at the heart of a floundering empire about the world at large.

The journalistic recycling of orientalist clichés should no longer be irksome because they distort and abuse reality, for they are in fact revelatory - they indeed say very little about the orientalised, but reveal a lot about the orientalist. The significance of writings such as Kristof's is that they reveal the decline of the ideological apparatus that used to accompany imperial projects.

In a magnificent essay, "Be Aware: Nick Kristof's Anti-Politics", Elliott Prasse-Freeman of the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights, who has been tracking Kristof's career for some time, has already exposed the New York Times columnist's propensity for orientalist clichés. Prasse-Freeman summarises Kristof's oeuvre into a number of precise strokes: "By playing on his audience's orientalist, classist and racist fantasies, Kristof fabricates legible narratives out of snapshots of distant worlds. He then crafts stunningly simplistic solutions to the seemingly irrevocable problems that plague those backwards places."


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Nicholas in Wonderland

What's an oriental sojourn without a bit of sexual seasoning? You may be interested in reading about Mr Kristof blushes:

"You wouldn't think a New Yorker could be made to blush in Tehran, but I was taken aback by the hookup scene of one-night stands: young men with flashy cars troll for women, chat them up and then drive off with them."

What is that supposed to mean? That a New Yorker is so used to debauchery and sexual licentiousness that he shouldn't be made to blush when in Iran? Where exactly in New York does Kristof live or work, and what particular neighbourhood does he have in mind, I may ask, as a fellow New Yorker? There are neighbourhoods in New York where women are instructed to step aside when men walk down the sidewalk. There are neighbourhoods in New York - right here and right now - where women must sit in the back of the bus, just like African-Americans did in the segregated south of the pre-Civil Rights era. Who does this Kristof think he is; who does he imagine his audience to be? What sort of mendacious orientalism takes over these people as soon as they cross the Atlantic and enter a country whose language and culture are more foreign than Greek to them?


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Bizarre sexual hang-ups, leftover orientalist fantasies, condescending prose of a latter-day colonial officer-cum-tourist-cum-journalist, racist assumptions about a people, a culture and a civilisation about which they know next to nothing: All come together to make this vintage brand of US journalism nothing more than an extended arm of US military and diplomatic intelligence. The journalists go there and come back to confirm US foreign policy for what it is: putting a thin liberal mask over a flawed and failed imperial project to conquer a world and distort and destroy its cultures of resistance. Those distortions do nothing to alter the defiant facts on the ground - and yet they reveal everything about the intellectual bankruptcy of the Empire.


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 怖いのはむしろ、この手の洗練されたレイシストがアメリカの”進歩的”な新聞社でコラムニストとして、通用し、賞賛されていることだ。

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2012年07月03日 08時06分19秒 | Weblog

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China urged its citizens to report suspected illegal immigrants as it passed a new law with harsher punishments for foreigners living or working illegally in the country, Xinhua news agency reported. The rules reflect growing concerns about foreign labor, a new issue for China as it has opened to the outside world.

Under a new law passed Saturday, illegal immigrants will get a warning before being fined, but in severe cases, they can be slapped with penalties of about $1,500, detained more than two weeks and ultimately be deported and barred from the country for a decade, the news agency reported. Companies that illegally employ foreigners can be fined about $1,500 for each worker, up to nearly $16,000.

The law also allows the Chinese government to stop foreigners from living or working in certain areas, according to an analysis by immigration attorney Gary Chodorow. Foreign companies or workers who are already established in banned areas could be given deadlines to move. In addition, foreigners seeking residency will have to provide their fingerprints; the same might also be asked of people entering China.

Xinhua reported that the number of foreigners living in China for six months or more has soared thirty-fold over the last 20 years. During much of that time, foreigners have been able to stay at length by repeatedly renewing temporary visas at the border, according to the Associated Press.

Though some foreigners view the new rules as a sign that China is becoming less welcoming to outsiders, Chinese authorities say the law will actually help attract foreign talent through a new type of visa. The new rules, the country's first overhaul of immigration rules for foreigners since 1985, go into effect in a year.

The rules "should not be seen as a knee-jerk reaction to the recent occurrence of several isolated incidents concerning the behavior of foreign visitors, which managed to whip up xenophobic sentiment," according to Stuart Wiggin on China Radio International, who noted that changes had been in the works since the end of last year. Nonetheless, "many will feel that this draft law provides the government with a chance to crack down upon illegal presence in China."
Besides setting stricter rules for foreign workers, the new law brings Chinese rules into line with international agreements on hosting refugees fleeing from other countries. Immigration law expert Liu Guofo told China Daily that the law will give rise to more protections for refugees, who are often treated as illegal foreign residents in China because their documents are incomplete.

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「三非」外国人の一斉取り締まり開始 北京

 北京市公安局は14日、市内における外国人に関連した社会・治安秩序維持を目的として、5月15日から8月末まで、「三非(不法入国、不法滞在、不法就労)」外国人を対象とした「100日特別一斉取締り活動」を展開すると発表した。市公安局は同期間中、北京で不法入国、不法滞在、不法就労をはたらく「三非」外国人に対する取り締まりを徹底的に強化する構え。人民日報が伝えた。

 首都・北京で居住・就労する外国人は、経済社会の発展に伴い、増加の一途をたどってきた。統計データによると、北京に居留している外国人は一日20万人近く、居住範囲は市内の全行政区・県の随所に及んでいる。警察によると、外国人が中国社会に浸透するにつれ、違法行為をはたらく一部の外国人もその中に混じるようになり、犯罪行為を行うすきを狙っている。統計によると、外国人による違法行為の中でも、「三非」が特に目立つ。「三非」外国人の多くは、生活の糧を得るあてがなく、住所も定まらず、きちんとした職に就かず、なかには犯罪目的で中国に入国するという悪質なケースもある。>>【英国籍男性が街中で中国人女性に猥褻行為で拘留される】

 北京市公安局は、これらの状況に対応するため、コミュニティでの重点チェック、重点対象エリアでの定期チェック、ビザ資格審査の厳格化などの措置を講じ、「三非」をはじめとする外国人の違法犯罪行為に対する取締を大々的に強化する方針だ。市公安局は、100日特別一斉取締り活動中、「三非」外国人に関する情報提供を市民に呼びかけている。通報ホットラインの電話番号は、 010-64038685 。(編集KM)

 「人民網日本語版」2012年5月15日




英国籍男性が街中で中国人女性に猥褻行為で拘留される
 ある英国籍男性が深夜の街中で女性に強制的に猥褻行為をはたらき、通行人に阻止されて殴られるという事件が発生した。事件は現在審理中だという。

 目撃者によると、8日夜11時ごろ、一人の外国人男性が宣武門環球資訊センターの花壇外側で女性に対して猥褻行為をはたらこうとし、11時18分に通行人が警察に通報。男性を阻止した通行人によると、強い酒の匂いを感じたという。  

 翌0時過ぎにこの男性と被害者女性は派出所に連れて行かれて調査を受け、強姦の状況は発生していなかったことが確認された。目撃者によると、調査で男性は24歳と明らかになったという。
 被害者の小紅さん(仮名)によると、事件前に彼女は宣武門地下鉄駅でこの男性に出会い、男性が自分の指を指差すので時間を尋ねていると思い、自分の腕時計を男性に見せてあげた後、南の方向へと立ち去った。ところが男性がずっと後をつけて来て、突然彼女を道端の花壇の中に連れ込み、胸や下半身を触ってきたという。彼女は助けを求めて叫び声をあげ、通行人が駆けつけたので自分と男性は見知らぬ他人だと説明したという。  

 警察官は現場で男性の取調べを行おうとしたが、男性は殴られた後、地面に横たわったままで取り調べに協力する姿勢を見せなかったため、宣武医院に送られて治療を受け、9日午前10時ごろにやっと目を覚ましたと言う。

 警察側によると、警察は同事件を重視しており、観光ビザを持つ当該男性は警察に拘留され、調査が進められているという。「法制晩報」が伝えた。(編集YH)

 「人民網日本語版」2012年5月11日
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