[interact_list] [WCAR] ask your opinion (or if you don't think about this I think you are boring)

  • From: Akio Fujita <A.Fujita@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: superflychic98@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 21:51:20 +0100

Please just go and quick read - if you are busy -
It's one of those probably 'rare' article
(may Guardian picked it already or will soon) 

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/010906/l05352602.html

Article title: Namibia's Hereros sue colonial firms for $2 billion
Thursday September 6, 12:26 pm Eastern Time (Reuters)
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I don't give details (because it's going to be bit long)
one interesting case line to be reported. (and there should be
an opinion about Hereros people's 2 billion law suits.

Actually, one AP(associated press) reported German Foreign Minister 
Joschka Fischer used the word of 'apology' - 

In Durban the wording of the resoltuion about slavery was the 
most critical threshold. If you mismanage - then there could be
files of lawsuits from ex-colonised peoples. (Actually 'mediator'
South Africa tried to make sure Europeans wouldn't be sued. One 
source said. )

Then, 

http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/010906/l05352602.html
Thursday September 6, 12:26 pm Eastern Time
Namibia's Hereros sue colonial firms for $2 billion

'Namibia's Herero people said on Thursday they had brought a $2 
billion suit against three firms for alleged German colonial 
atrocities a century ago, filed in a U.S. court because there was a 
high chance of success there.'

Yesh!, so this can continue on and on, 
so that BXXXXsh Museum can be almost EMPTIED. 

Fortunately in Japan we don't have even a few
stolen stuff. We sold them or dumped them, 
or when we lost the war, 

Europeans took them! (Thieving over a thief:or 'Winner takes all'?)

And people would forget about their 'Wrong' ways of enjoying 
foreign cultures(exoticism) - 

So Peace Studies would form regional specialisation, 
and the each research unit will have 'permanent base'(s)
in the troubled/relevant regions!

That means what Philp Lewis said 
'comfortableness of sitting on mono-culture' 
would be vanished from at least within the Peace Studies. 
We will face 'real troubles' and we will have 'real joy' too,
more or less. 

Well, I mean, North should pay back to South. 
If reparation for past crime at such a large scale, and still
damaging eveything, is not acceptable - what's the international LAW 
and what is the universal human rights?

We may not have much currency (State coupon)
but what is this amount of material wealth. Unnecessary. 

A.



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