Issues / Democracy & Governance
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
The Obama administration refuses to make military aid to Egypt contingent upon the degree to which it embraces democracy.
Conservatives believe that Iran needs to suffer "overwhelming pain."
Why is the Obama Administration throwing cold water on talks with North Korea?
Once again, the United States government reinforces its childlike denial of UFOs.
Martin McGuiness, now running for the presidency in the Republic of Ireland, is an admitted former member of the IRA.
Few Americans actually fear UFOs, but the U.S. government treats them like an existential threat.
With vast oil reserves but a deeply divided country, Libya is vulnerable to outside powers after Gaddafi's death.
The foundations of the tightly interconnected world we live in now were laid in the early days of World War II by leaders hoping to prevent the next great war.
Our plane was one hour away from landing when the pilot announced, "There's been a major earthquake in Japan and Narita is shut down." It was March 11th, 2011. I was en route to Japan to teach my film, ANPO: Art X War in art, film and history classes at the American School in Tokyo the following week. Or so I thought. I could never have imagined I would arrive to witness Japan's greatest postwar disaster. Or the resonances my film would assume in its wake.