Sexual Assault of Japanese Girls and Women Involving US Military in OkinawaThere have been 5,584 criminal cases involving US military personnel during since 1972, including 559 atrocious cases of murder, burglary and rape. In Japan, sexual and violent cases such as rape or indecent assault are often not made public, so the number of actual cases is considered much higher. There have been a handful of very notable, reported cases of US personnel attacking and murdering young Japanese girls and women:
x The 1995 Okinawa rape incident refers to a rape that took place on September 4, 1995, when three U.S. servicemen - U.S. Navy Seaman Marcus Gill and U.S. Marines Rodrico Harp and Kendrick Ledet, all from Camp Hansen on Okinawa - rented a van and kidnapped a 12-year-old Japanese girl. They beat her, duct-taped her eyes and mouth shut, and bound her hands. Gill and Harp then raped her, while Ledet claimed he only pretended to do so out of fear of Gill. The incident led to further debate over the continued presence of U.S. forces in Japan.
x Two US Navy sailors have been convicted of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa while on duty. The rape, which occurred in October, provoked anger among locals and forced the American military to enforce a curfew upon its service members.
The two Americans plead guilty to the charges, admitting to raping the young Japanese woman and robbing her of about $76 in October 2012. The indictment claims that the two sailors “attacked the woman as she walked along a street in central Okinawa just before 4 a.m., choking her and covering her mouth, causing a neck sprain, as they forced her to have sex” with both of them.
x The Yumiko-chan incident refers to the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl named Yumiko Nagayama (sometimes reported as Yumiko Arakaki) by a 31-year-old American soldier stationed in Okinawa, that took place September 3, 1955, ten years into the U.S. occupation of Okinawa, which at that time was not part of Japan. Yumiko went to kindergarten that day. It was noticed at about 8 p.m that she was missing, when she didn’t come home from playing outdoors when the sun set.
The next day, her body was found in a military garbage dump on the Kadena Air Base. She had been raped and murdered, and her body looked as if it had “been cut up with a sharp knife from the abdominal region to the bowel.” An indictment was submitted against Sergeant Isaac J. Hurt (sometimes incorrectly reported as Isaac J. Hart) of B Battalion, 32nd Artillery Division, on charges of murder, rape and kidnapping of a girl.
Much of the native Okinawan population overwhelming supports closing of US bases on the islands. The Japanese government has begun talks to consider closing the controversial US Marines base Futenma within the next few years. However, it will only be located;
The relocation project outlines that 60 hectares of coastal land would need to be reclaimed during the five-year construction plan, much to the annoyance and anger of local prefectural officials, as well as the islanders, who are concerned that the construction work will irrevocably damage the local fishing industry as well as the natural environment. x
US Military presence in Okinawa is not only a drain on our people, but even today poses a very dangerous and very real risk to the Japanese people who rightfully belong and exist there.
Some more white history / white culture for your morning.
"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.
They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.
Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright
One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better.
i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay
"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
This latest phase of terrorism is a product of the west’s disastrous foreign policies, endless wars and backing of barbaric regimes in the Middle East
1The way to defeat Isis is not by using the methods which which led to its creation. The wars and interventions in the Middle East for over a decade broke up exisiting states, destroyed their infrastructure and fostered sectarianism. This was the seed ground for the rise of Isis.
2The latest military intervention has returned to Iraq the powers who led the invasion in 2003 and the occupation that followed. This will do nothing to solve the problems of the region.
3The airstrikes by the US, Britain and their allies are not intended to save lives, but to strengthen the west’s domination of the Middle East region strategically and control its resources, most notable its oil. The British government’s aim is also to reverse the defeat David Cameron suffered in parliament last year, when MPs voted against an attack on Syria.
4Dealing with terrorism should start with stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and other reactionary regimes in the region. US vice-president Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag when he said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had “poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons” into Syria, which fell into the hands of Isis and other jihardi groups. Much of the Isis weaponry was seized from forces armed by the US, including from the Iraqi army and sections of the Syrian opposition.
5Shutting down the Isis sources of funding is essential. Isis has been funded by various powers in the region, most notably Saudi Arabia, which is one of the most reactionary states in the world, while remaining a very close ally of Britain and the US. Saudi Arabia was also the centre of support for al Qaeda. Cutting off financial support for Isis must include Turkey, a Nato member, which has kept open its border with Syria, allowing Isis to cross and sell lucrative oil.
6The issue of the Kurds is central to countering Isis expansion in the region. The Iraqi Kurds are close allies of the west, but there is a very different attitude to the Kurds in Turkey and Syria. The PKK, which has been struggling for Kurdish self-determination for decades, is still listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU and the US. This is despite the PKK and its allies being prominent in the battle against Isis. Turkey has oppressed the Kurds for many years and will not help those in Kobane, now under imminent threat of seizue by Isis. Turkey could open its border to the Kurds, but refuses to do so, in contrast with its support for Isis in the past. Instead the Turkish parliament has voted to create a ‘buffer zone’ at the Syrian border which will involve the disarming of the Kurds.
7Bombing will prove counter productive because it will do nothing to help the people already suffering, but will lead to far greater levels of death, injury and destruction. This has been the experience over the past 13 years, not only in Iraq, but in Afghanistan and Libya too.
8Iraq and Syria should be flooded with humanitarian aid, particularly for the millions of refugees who have been fleeing the wars. The refugees should receive the aid and support they need, and not be treated as potential terrorists within Europe.
9The brutal behaviour of Isis should not be used as a means to increase anti-Muslim racism in Europe and the US.
10It must be recognised that this latest phase of terrorism in the Middle East is very much a product of the west’s disastrous foreign policies, including the extension of wars and the backing of barbaric regimes in the region. The people of the Middle East have suffered enough. The west and Nato should get out of Syria and Iraq.
Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.
According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military equipment, turned up an alarming trend: Not only did many law enforcement agencies fail to comply with the program’s guidelines, they routinely lost dangerous weaponry.
Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and others have lost or cannot account for various types of weapons. This list includes M14 and M16 assault rifles, .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and even vehicles.
"they routinely lost dangerous weaponry"
that is very fucking alarming, who the hell are they being lost to? the same white supremacists bastards killing every one??
How much do you wanna bet they “lo$t them” to white supremacist friends and groups?
fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundrets of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.