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) __________________________________________________________________ [Note] 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.