Category Archives: World War II

December 7, 2015: A day that will live in … [FILL IN THE BLANK]

by Joe Scarry   Donald Trump in front of “Make America Great Again!” banner on Pearl Harbor Day (December 7) 2015 (Image: Getty) Yesterday, a possible nominee as the Republican candidate to become the next president of the United States … Continue reading

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HIROSHIMA: What does it mean to say, “We are ALL ‘hibakusha’?”

  by Joe Scarry Participants in the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima I have just returned from the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. The big lesson from this gathering is: “We are ALL hibakusha!” What does this mean? … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands: Can social media trump empire and entertainment?

by Joe Scarry The Marshall Islands are a perfect example of the “global hibakusha” phenomenon that I learned about at the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. “During the early years of the Cold War from 1946 to 1958, the … Continue reading

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Encounter in Nagasaki

by Joe Scarry Two days ago I visited the atomic bomb memorials in Nagasaki; yesterday I walked around the city, thinking about what I had seen. I ended up in the late afternoon at the Glover Garden, which provide a … Continue reading

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The Repressed Assassin Kills Anything to Stay in the Closet: A Review of The Conformist

By John Stiller “Why are you so hostile?” “Because I am sincere.” The above exchange of dialogue occurs about 3/4ths of the way through Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist, his 1970 film, based on the Alberta Moravia novel of the … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day: Part of the US Empire Atrocities Tour

by jay janson Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T., various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would … Continue reading

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UN Day Films – Gloating Faces, Libya Syria Destroyed, Somalian Korean Genocides Augur Nuremberg UN Trial

by jay janson The United Nations Organization was created  by the Colonial Powers;  for the Colonial Powers; of the Colonial Powers, plus a few dozen of their nominally freed colonies on October 24, 1945.  This past Thursday was its sixty-sixth birthday … Continue reading

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