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How the tentacles of the US military are strangling the planet

The #UnitedStates has more than 50,000 #troops in #Japan as well as a very large contingent of #ships and #aircraft. Seventy percent of the #US #bases in Japan are on #Okinawa island. Almost everyone in Okinawa wants the US #military to go. Rape by #American #soldiers – including of young children – has long angered the #Okinawans. Terrible #environmental #pollution – including the harsh noise from US military #aircraft – rankles people. It was not difficult for Tamaki to run on an anti-US-base platform. It is the most basic demand of his constituents.

But the #Japanese #government does not accept the #democratic views of the #Okinawan people. #Discrimination against the Okinawans plays a role here, but more fundamentally there is a lack of regard for the wishes of ordinary people when it comes to a US military base.
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For decades now, Okinawans have complained about the creation of enclaves of their #island that operate as places for the recreation of American soldiers. Photographer Mao Ishikawa has portrayed these places, the segregated bars where only US soldiers are allowed to go and meet Okinawan women (her book Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa collects many of these pictures from the 1970s).

There have been at least 120 reported rapes since 1972, the “tip of the iceberg,” says Takazato. Every year there is at least one incident that captures the imagination of the people – a terrible act of #violence, a rape or a murder.

What the people want is for the #bases to close, since they see the bases as the reason for these acts of violence. It is not enough to call for #justice after the incidents; it is necessary, they say, to remove the cause of the incidents.
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The US military has a staggering 883 military bases in 183 countries. In contrast, Russia has 10 such bases – eight of them in the former USSR. China has one overseas military base. There is no country with a military footprint that replicates that of the United States. The bases in Japan are only a small part of the massive infrastructure that allows the US military to be hours away from armed action against any part of the planet.
#antiwar #antimilitary #anti-war #peace #propeace #pacifist #CloseTheBases #pacifism
 

How the tentacles of the US military are strangling the planet

The #UnitedStates has more than 50,000 #troops in #Japan as well as a very large contingent of #ships and #aircraft. Seventy percent of the #US #bases in Japan are on #Okinawa island. Almost everyone in Okinawa wants the US #military to go. Rape by #American #soldiers – including of young children – has long angered the #Okinawans. Terrible #environmental #pollution – including the harsh noise from US military #aircraft – rankles people. It was not difficult for Tamaki to run on an anti-US-base platform. It is the most basic demand of his constituents.

But the #Japanese #government does not accept the #democratic views of the #Okinawan people. #Discrimination against the Okinawans plays a role here, but more fundamentally there is a lack of regard for the wishes of ordinary people when it comes to a US military base.
...
For decades now, Okinawans have complained about the creation of enclaves of their #island that operate as places for the recreation of American soldiers. Photographer Mao Ishikawa has portrayed these places, the segregated bars where only US soldiers are allowed to go and meet Okinawan women (her book Red Flower: The Women of Okinawa collects many of these pictures from the 1970s).

There have been at least 120 reported rapes since 1972, the “tip of the iceberg,” says Takazato. Every year there is at least one incident that captures the imagination of the people – a terrible act of #violence, a rape or a murder.

What the people want is for the #bases to close, since they see the bases as the reason for these acts of violence. It is not enough to call for #justice after the incidents; it is necessary, they say, to remove the cause of the incidents.
...
The US military has a staggering 883 military bases in 183 countries. In contrast, Russia has 10 such bases – eight of them in the former USSR. China has one overseas military base. There is no country with a military footprint that replicates that of the United States. The bases in Japan are only a small part of the massive infrastructure that allows the US military to be hours away from armed action against any part of the planet.
#antiwar #antimilitary #anti-war #peace #propeace #pacifist #CloseTheBases #pacifism
 
#Biden is now #US #president

We survived the one whose name name shall not be named again. Unless in court proceedings.
 

Sweden's Covid-19 death toll surpasses 10,000


The death toll in #Sweden is in par with the #US which shows how disgraced the neo liberal government of Sweden has handled this pandemic.

With focus on business and economy, they sacrificed the lives of those people.

It is truly disgraceful.

#covid19 #pandemic
 

Sweden's Covid-19 death toll surpasses 10,000


The death toll in #Sweden is in par with the #US which shows how disgraced the neo liberal government of Sweden has handled this pandemic.

With focus on business and economy, they sacrificed the lives of those people.

It is truly disgraceful.

#covid19 #pandemic
 

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It (and What Comes Next) | Vice

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death."
How one woman led a "host of amateur data hoarders" to retrieve a mass of evidence of the attack on The Capitol.

#technology #tech #hacking #Parler #politics #US #Capitol
 

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It (and What Comes Next) | Vice

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death."
How one woman led a "host of amateur data hoarders" to retrieve a mass of evidence of the attack on The Capitol.

#technology #tech #hacking #Parler #politics #US #Capitol
 
#ArnoldSchwarzenegger zum Sturm des #Kapitol in #Washington, pathetisch wie üblich in den #USA

#Schwarzenegger #Trump #US

https://nitter.eu/Schwarzenegger/status/1348249481284874240#m #ArnoldSchwarzenegger
 
Guy tweeting live from the #Capitol protesters stormed the building.
https://nitter.eu/MEPFuller

#USA #us #trump #failedstate #trumpians
 
Guy tweeting live from the #Capitol protesters stormed the building.
https://nitter.eu/MEPFuller

#USA #us #trump #failedstate #trumpians
 

#US #Covid-19 death toll passes 350,000 amid #vaccine distribution delays | World news | The Guardian


The whole #Trump administration is a shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/us-covid-coronavirus-death-toll-350000-vaccine-rollout

#Politics #Pandemic #Coronavirus
 

#US #Covid-19 death toll passes 350,000 amid #vaccine distribution delays | World news | The Guardian


The whole #Trump administration is a shambles.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/03/us-covid-coronavirus-death-toll-350000-vaccine-rollout

#Politics #Pandemic #Coronavirus
 
I read Kiss the Ground (and other #ClimateCrisis literature) and I get so angry. As a species we're sinking into climate destruction and still, the world's largest #agriculture countries (looking at you, #US) can't take dramatic action. Only 53% of the country thinks #ClimateChange is major problem; only 49% think humans have something to do with it. This is the struggle of our time and, collectively, we're asleep.
https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/09/29/concern-over-climate-and-the-environment-predominates-among-these-publics/
 
What was the #EspionageAct used for and what is is used for today, short history of the #US unlawful law.
#Assange #realitywinner #Snowden
 
The ads in the #USA are a bit behind from our perspective in #Europe. Make your own mask was in May, wasn't it?

Was testing some #tor stuff, using some exit in the US, when I saw this ad.

#Covid19 #Corona #US #Trump #CDC #ad

Bild/Foto
 
So #NL followed #Germany with a #lockdown, but the #US is trying to kill more of its people? What about the #Brexit country, are they blaming the #EU for it?
 

#ChuckYeager, #pilot who was first to break #SoundBarrier, #dies at 97 | #US news | The Guardian


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/08/chuck-yeager-dead-pilot-first-to-break-sound-barrier-dies-death-aged-97

#Aviation
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
#politics #US #humour #humor

The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.

Julius Nyerere

More appropriate than ever.
 
Ab 2 Uhr MEZ könnt Ihr heute Nacht piratig die #US-Wahlen verfolgen mit den @USPirates
#ElectionNight
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/USPirates/status/1323702736848760833]Polls are open. Our election night live stream starts today at 8pm Eastern. Catch it at:

YouTube: A Pirate Take on the 2020 US Election (United States Pirate Party)

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There is one place in the world where a map of #COVID19 cases & deaths reveals a straight line, with a huge amount of disease on one side, very little on the other | Laurie Garrett on Twitter

The 3000+ mile border US/#Canada It's stark. MORE https://t.co/GB87cNcSXD" / Twitter
https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1321627987847139329

#CoronaVirus #covid-19 #pandemic #US #Canada #politics #USPolitics #health #medicine
 
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There is one place in the world where a map of #COVID19 cases & deaths reveals a straight line, with a huge amount of disease on one side, very little on the other | Laurie Garrett on Twitter

The 3000+ mile border US/#Canada It's stark. MORE https://t.co/GB87cNcSXD" / Twitter
https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1321627987847139329

#CoronaVirus #covid-19 #pandemic #US #Canada #politics #USPolitics #health #medicine
 

#DonaldTrump's #Twitter account #hacked after Dutch researcher guessed #password | #US news | The Guardian


This is priceless.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/trump-twitter-hacked-dutch-researcher-password

#Security #CyberSecurity
 
Kleiner Service-Tweet:

#Twitter hat vorübergehend die Retweet-Funktion geändert, so dass man bewusster (in Bezug auf die #US-Wahl) Dinge retweetet. Wenn ihr normal retweeten wollt, einfach ohne Inhalt reposten.
#PIRATENinformieren
 

Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election


https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/08/mass-direct-action-might-be-the-only-way-to-stop-trump-from-stealing-the-election/
“Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.”
#us #politics #election #democracy #activism #DirectAction
Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election
 

Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election


https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/08/mass-direct-action-might-be-the-only-way-to-stop-trump-from-stealing-the-election/
“Authoritarian rulers fear peaceful resistance above all else.”
#us #politics #election #democracy #activism #DirectAction
Mass direct action might be the only way to stop Trump from stealing the election
 

Palantir filed to go public. The firm's unethical technology should horrify us | Technology | The Guardian

Palantir powers Ice immigration raids, the defense sector and police surveillance. It is the big tobacco of the tech world.
We must all demand that Palantir stop its unethical practices. Investors must use their financial leverage, workers must speak to executives, legislators must investigate and the streets must protest – loudly and consistently.
In the UK we were warned about this company by Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Now many Americans are learning about them, some the hard way.

#politics #immigration #refugees #US #Palantir
 

Palantir filed to go public. The firm's unethical technology should horrify us | Technology | The Guardian

Palantir powers Ice immigration raids, the defense sector and police surveillance. It is the big tobacco of the tech world.
We must all demand that Palantir stop its unethical practices. Investors must use their financial leverage, workers must speak to executives, legislators must investigate and the streets must protest – loudly and consistently.
In the UK we were warned about this company by Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Now many Americans are learning about them, some the hard way.

#politics #immigration #refugees #US #Palantir
 

U.S. Will Sanction Other Countries For Not Enforcing UN Sanctions That Do Not Exist


#US #UN #Sanctions #politics

"Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike #Pompeo attempted to trigger the 'snapback' of UN sanctions against #Iran. He failed.

The snapback option is part of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism that is laid out in article 36 and 37 of the nuclear deal with Iran. The UN Security Council adopted the deal in its resolution 2231. When the U.S. move was first announced we explained in detail why the it would fail and summarized:

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U.S. Will Sanction Other Countries For Not Enforcing UN Sanctions That Do Not Exist


#US #UN #Sanctions #politics

"Yesterday U.S. Secretary of State Mike #Pompeo attempted to trigger the 'snapback' of UN sanctions against #Iran. He failed.

The snapback option is part of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism that is laid out in article 36 and 37 of the nuclear deal with Iran. The UN Security Council adopted the deal in its resolution 2231. When the U.S. move was first announced we explained in detail why the it would fail and summarized:

[...]
 
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