Their power and their impunity frighten me. And I'm a white, 58-year-old middle-class man. I can't imagine what I'd be feeling if I were a black or Latino kid in Baltimore.
The residents of Okinawa have made their opposition to the new U.S. military base distinctly apparent. The new base destroys the rich natural environment of Henoko and ignores popular opinion in Okinawa. Furthermore, the U.S. military added fuel to the fire when it detained Okinawan citizens opposed to the new base. [Read more]
It has been found that U.S. Department of Defense officials had ordered military leaders stationed in Okinawa to remove the tents set up by its residents in front of the gates of Camp Schwab, a U.S. Marine Corps camp in Henoko, Nago City, and to keep the protesters off its premises.
That indicates governmental [Read more]
Tragedies continually arise to remind Americans that their past of racial segregation is not really in the past.
I am going to share a rather unpopular idea: Russia should not criticize the U.S. and Obama for the extremely violent confrontations between authorities and radical protesters in Ferguson and other American cities.
Certainly there is a strong temptation to respond to the U.S. with the same rhetoric it frequently [Read more]