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アルカイダ幹部を殺害 米大統領「新たな一里塚」‎



CIA executes two Americans
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Published: 30 September, 2011,

Ron Paul Condemns Obama Admin For ‘Assassinating’ U.S. Born Anwar al-Awlaki
by Zara Golden | 1:23 pm, September 30th, 2011

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald argues — in a piece likely to be often cited in the coming days — that the order for Awlaki’s killing ignored the Fifth Amendment (“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law”); and that, because Awlaki was never legally proven to be more than “an inspiration” to Al Qaeda operations, it was in violation of the First Amendment as well. Greenwald worries, like Paul seems to, that this is an “obliteration” of “the most basic individual liberties designed to safeguard citizens from consummate abuses of power.








無人機、遠隔操作でテロリスト殺害 米軍と情報当局 ゲームさながらの「ハイテク戦」展開 










U.S. drone killing of American al-Awlaki prompts legal, moral debate
From Michael Martinez, CNN
October 1, 2011 -




Mainstream media – watchdog or lap dancer?
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Published: 30 September, 2011

Mainstream media coverage of the release of the American hikers from Iran has highlighted the decreasing role of the media as a watchdog.
Add the coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and anti-war protests – is the media doing the Government’s bidding?
The mainstream media – watchdog days are over, and slave to power days are here. U.S.-centric stories and stories presenting government-touted evil take over America’s TV screens, while the country’s own skeletons are shoved deeper into the closet.
“We’ve seen a financial crisis that the media missed. We’ve seen a deep economic distress in this country that no one predicted. We’ve seen two wars go on despite suggestions that they were about to be ended. And we see a basic characteristic that I call AAU – all about us”, said media critic Danny Schechter.
Take the American hikers that were held in an Iranian prison – mainstream headlines dramatizing and mulling over every detail, while largely ignoring America’s own ongoing detention abuses – like those at Guantanamo Bay.

The positions of outraged Americans at home are largely ignored too. Routinely marginalized, they are presented as fringe groups.
“The mainstream media often likes to ridicule and downplay true American protests. They like to think, this is just a very narrow group of people that, say, were in the streets in the last couple of weeks in the Wall street protests”, said Tim Shorrock.
This, while echoing the official stance of the American Government by applauding the Arab Spring uprising.
“Many reporters, many editors and producers really want nothing more than to have access to Government. They think of government as a source of news. They think press conferences are the place where news is generated”, said editorial columnist and author Ted Rall.
Wanting to keep their jobs, journalists play it safe.
“I couldn’t even begin to count how many times someone has told me – I can’t risk pissing off my source, I don’t want to be cut out, otherwise I won’t be able to work”, said Rall.
Afraid of being blocked from the circle of insiders, the mainstream media has traded integrity for access. This cozy relationship lets politicians play havoc with policies and laws while the media, whether its aware or not, does the government’s bidding.





Oct 1, 2011 10:04pm
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Take Brooklyn Bridge; 500 Arrested



Police said they allowed the demonstrators to march on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway, but arrested those who marched on the vehicular lanes, blocking traffic on one of the main routes into lower Manhattan.
Several members of the protest said police were making random arrests, even of people who were complying with police orders to leave the bridge roadway.



As debates raged from Germany to China about the safety of nuclear reactors, commentary in Japan, of all places, was strangely absent. Protests are just that unusual in this conservative country.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2095296,00.html#ixzz1ZbiT8FQv






NYPD questions women's outfits
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Published: 01 October, 2011

In response to a recent string of sexual attacks in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, The Wall Street Journal reports that area coppers have been stopping women that they feel are inappropriate clad and personally questioning their appearance.
"He pointed at my outfit and said, 'Don't you think your shorts are a little short?'"


SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
A Thin Line on Skirts



Topless protests slam Ukraine’s future as global football bordello
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Published: 27 September,

The pro-active Ukrainian women's movement FEMEN have staged a topless protest against what they say are UEFA’s plans to turn economically weak Ukraine into a destination for sex tourists from around the globe.




Porn jobs program stimulates economy
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Published: 01 October, 2011, 02:12

In this recession, many people are finding that they have to rely on themselves, instead of President Obama’s job promises. Even in tough economic times, demand for porn remains strong, and more and more people are learning to make money off sex.


While Washington continues to argue about how to create jobs, these impatient Americans are creating jobs in one of the few industries still going strong.

“Sex always sells because it’s good for you,” said Jem, a webcam performer.

Just a few months ago, Jem was an unemployed mom and saw sex as a quick and fun way to make online. She is one of several people attending a seminar at Exxotica on owning your own website.

“It’s educational, its informative. It’s about making you comfortable with yourself and with the business,” said Jem.

Sex remains a strong industry even during the recession.

“I was in the sales industry. I used to work for IBM,” said Patty Ganner.

The multinational giant has cut its U.S. work force by nearly 30 thousand since 2005, but Ganner is enjoying much better job security by throwing sex toy parties.

“Women can come together and build this as a home business as well,” Ganner said.




Travel Awards 2011 winners
The full list of winners announced at this year's Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk Travel Awards

Favourite overseas city

Tokyo proved that its meteoric rise to the top of the city charts was no fluke by hanging on to the title for the second year running. Now the dynamic city is facing one of its biggest challenges yet, trying to persuade tourists to return in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east of the country in March. Though Tokyo is 200km from the site of the disaster, visitor numbers have taken a big hit. This prompted hoteliers to cut hotel rates by as much as 50%, with the result that this notoriously expensive city is affordable for many visitors for the first time.

1 Tokyo 2 Sydney 3 Cape Town 4 San Francisco 5 New York



東日本大震災:トッドさん、三神さん対談 被災地を巡って見えたもの


 トッドさん 日本は何をしても完璧に見えますが、核については恐ろしく非理性的、非合理的です。安全保障上の核兵器は極端に避けるが、地震国でありながら原発はたくさん造る。巨大なリスクと事故の影響を直視していない



Mona Charen: Liberals' version of American history too negative
2:49 AM, Oct. 1, 2011

When liberals tell the story of America — and they overwhelmingly dominate the education establishment — they tend to focus excessively on our flaws and sins. By all means, our kids need to know about the civil rights movement, just as they should know all about slavery and Jim Crow. But they should also be taught that this country overcame an ugly history of slavery and racism to a degree unequaled by any other nation on Earth. Nations that have practiced slavery (some still do) and racism are in legion. Those that have managed to transform themselves — to listen to the “better angels of their nature” — are incredibly rare.



Two men sent to jail for racially motivated assaults



EDMONTON - Two young men who handed out pamphlets for the white supremacist group Blood and Honour were sentenced Friday for their parts in a series of racially motivated assaults on Whyte Avenue last February.

David Roger Goodman, 19, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of criminal harassment, two counts of assault and causing a disturbance. He was sentenced to 15 months, plus a year of probation to get counselling for a drinking problem.

James Brooks, 26, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of criminal harassment, causing a disturbance, assault and assault with a weapon. The court ordered a pre-sentence report, then Judge L.G. Anderson sentenced Brooks to 13 months in prison in a separate proceeding Friday.

All changes relate to the evening of Feb. 12, 2011, which started with Brooks, Goodman and two friends handing out flyers promoting the group Blood and Honour in Churchill Square.

Soon they moved to Whyte Avenue, said Crown prosecutor Ashley Finlayson in a statement read into the court record when Brooks pleaded guilty July 12.

They started drinking at the Strathcona Hotel, singing a “Nazi song” from the movie American History X, yelling racial slurs at non-white patrons and talking about hangings.

Two people, both black, told police they left because they felt unsafe.

Eventually the group left, and passed by New City, near 104th Street, where they found a group of black men. Goodman head-butted one of them, knocked him to the ground and punched him about 20 times while he was on the ground. Brooks and another accused kicked the man.

Goodman was later caught on video in a nearby liquor store bragging about the assault.

The last confrontation happened at Funky Town, just down the road. There, Goodman punched a bouncer who refused to let them in, and Brooks attacked a five-foot Caucasian girl who stood up for her non-white friend. He was charged with assault with a weapon because he punched her with a glove that had plastic knuckles.



American History X Official Movie Trailer


Students Raise Racial Profiling Concerns

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

A black student was stopped by campus police Sept. 23, stirring complaints of racial profiling and leading minority student leaders to call for the Cornell University Police Department to reevaluate how CUPD identifies crime suspects.

Davis said that on Sept. 23, he was stopped by Cornell police and told that he fit the description of a man CUPD was searching for. Davis, who was shown a picture of the suspect, said it was clear that his facial features, hairstyle and complexion did not match the man’s profile.


Hate Crimes on the Rise at UC Berkeley
Spike in reported crimes came after university launched major diversity initiative
By JENNIFER GOLLAN on September 29, 2011
Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/13nsl)

The number of hate crimes reported at the University of California, Berkeley, jumped last year, according to statistics from the University of California Police Department.

Incidents of bias-motivated violence and vandalism reported to police rose to 18 last year, up from three in 2009 and six the year before that, according to campus police. No cases were reported in 2006 or 2007. In addition, there were three other incidents of possible hate crimes in which the victims declined to file a police report.

Ten of the reported incidents involved religious bias. They included at least six swastikas that were etched around campus on items including a dorm-room door, a toilet-paper dispenser in a public restroom and a wooden cabinet in a study lounge, said Margo Bennett, a captain with the UC Berkeley Police Department.




Black PC who used race card 14 times rebuked by judge for 'unjustified claims'
Last updated at 1:20 AM on 1st October 201