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December 7, 1941. Asian colonial power attacks U.S. colonial outposts in Hawaii and Philippines. Next 74 years sees no awareness by Americans that racist colonialism of Japan and racist colonialism of the United States have a lot in common. Now, that’s being flippant. And yes, the Japanese occupation of the Philippines was exceptionally brutal. But […]

Inspiration

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On December 10, 2014
Worth remembering who influenced Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, the CIA, and all the other architects of American torture: The United States knows quite a bit about waterboarding. The U.S. government — whether acting alone before domestic courts, commissions and courts-martial or as part of the world community — has not only condemned the use of […]

Comfort Women

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On November 15, 2014

The level of denial in Japan over forced prostitution, rape, and colonized Korean “comfort women” in World War II is remarkable. Instead, the Japanese government’s narrative is that

Today in Badasses

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On September 6, 2014
Manolis Glezos: Today, he is an iconic figure in Greece, a leftist who transcends ideology and a national symbol of resistance — beginning in 1941, when he and a friend, Apostolos Santas, ripped down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis, risking death as Hitler’s forces conquered Athens. That brazen act was telegraphed the world over […]
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