The story below appeared in the Yomiuri Shimbun on August 19th, 2013, announcing that the leading members of the UN Human Rights Council has created a Commission of Inquiry to travel to Japan to hold a new round of interviews with the surviving relatives of 15 to 20 Japanese who were abducted and taken to … More U.N. officials to visit families of abductees – North Korean abductees – in Japan.
“Negotiations sometimes last so long you don’t know whether they’re still part of the war, or the beginning of peace.” – Gilles Deleuze, 1990 First I want to introduce my friends: Kizuna Chid Parent Reunion (Kizuna -CPR) is a non-profit organization whose stated goal is to restore human rights to children in Japan, so that … More Throw Stones in A Glass House – Or, Support Kizuna Child Parent Reunion (Instead)
I still love these songs. And I love my son. God help me. For you I was a flameLove is a losing gameFive story fire as you cameLove is a losing game One I wish I’d never playedOh, what a mess we made!And now the final frameLove is a losing game Played out by the … More Over Futile Odds, Laughed at by the Gods
Dressed in stolen clothes she stands Cast iron and frail With her impossibly gentle hands And her blood-red fingernails Joni Mitchell Shades of Scarlett Conquering Out of the fire like Catholic saints Comes Scarlett and her deep complaint Mimicking tenderness she sees In sentimental movies A celluloid rider comes to town Cinematic lovers sway Plantations … More The Weight of All That Greed