Sunday, 26 May 2013
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing
The latest news from the Danger Zone; as Prime Minister Abe's right-wing government settles into power, the entire nation slides further into fascism. Abe's intention to revise the country's high school and junior high school history textbooks to remove references to Japan's war crime atrocities during World War II, and Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's attempt to defend the Japanese Army's rape and exploitation of the so-called Korean "Comfort Women", has given the green light for the country's nationalist hate groups to take to the streets once more.
Last week saw angry clashes between anti-Korean right-wing protesters, police, and plucky Japanese citizens who objected to the hate, in the multi-racial Tokyo neighborhood of Shin-Okubo.
Right-wing magazines have seen the emergence of the Abe new regime as an opportunity to publish anti-Chinese propaganda, focussing on the ingredients in food imports.
From the streets to the dinner table
Another nuclear accident has proven that those in charge of Japan's nuclear program are still not competent for the job.
Despite this, the Abe cabinet is determined to spit in the faces of Tohoku's 3/11 victims, ignore the urgent need for sources of renewable energy, and get Japan's nuclear power stations up and running again.
Nuclear village agenda
Does any of this make you angry? Does any of this make you care? There is something that you can do; invest in the charitable publication "3/11: The Fallout", find out how the lessons from the 3/11 crisis were deliberately ignored, and find out what to do if you find yourself in the middle of a natural/man-made disaster.
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