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          TOCQUEVILLE TALKS: A FAREWELL TO JOHN DINGELL. “Eet says ’ere, that, in ’eez book, Monsieur Di…      Cache   Translate Page      
TOCQUEVILLE TALKS: A FAREWELL TO JOHN DINGELL. “Eet says ’ere, that, in ’eez book, Monsieur Dingell advocated the abolition of the Senate. Is this a popular opinion in the United States today?” “But Congressman Dingell took issue with more than just the pace of the Senate — he also saw great danger in how unrepresentative […]
          2/9/2019: WORLD: Acting AG denies interfering with probe      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The...
          Karnataka CM for probe into authenticity of audio tape      Cache   Translate Page      

Bengaluru, Feb 9 (IANS) Calling for an inquiry into the audio tape to ascertain if its voice was that of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday offered to quit politics if it was proved fake and fabricated.

"I call for an inquiry into the audio tape voice, in which names of state assembly speaker (K.R. Ramesh Kumar), BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were mentioned. Let truth prevail," Kumaraswamy told reporters at Dharmasthala, about 300 km from here.

Yeddyurappa on Friday termed fake the audio tape in which a voice likened to his allegedly lured Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) Gurmitkal legislator Nanganagiuda Kandakur to join the BJP through his son Sharanagouda.

Quoting Sharanagouda, Kumaraswamy said here on Friday that Yeddyurappa had told the former to go Mumbai for collecting payment from his son B.S. Raghavendra as a price for Kandakur's defection to the BJP.

Clarifying that he did not say that the voice in the tape he released on Friday was that of Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister accused the BJP of trying to destabilise his 8-month-old coalition government by luring legislators of the JD-S and Congress allies.

Refuting Kumaraswamy's charge, Yeddyurappa said he would resign as a legislator and quit politics if the voice in the tape was proved to his.

Admitting that he was basically film producer, Kumaraswamy said he did not do anything like the state BJP leaders who fabricated an audio tape in his voice in a scam.

The Chief Minister was at the pilgrim town to unveil public welfare schemes on the occasion of the anointment (maha-mastakabhisheka) of Jain seer Bahubali.

--IANS

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          CPI-M slams MP government for invoking NSA in cow slaughter case      Cache   Translate Page      

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The CPI-M on Saturday slammed the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh for invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) in cases of alleged cow slaughter, terming it as an attempt to "appease the communal forces".

The condemnation came during a two-day meeting of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) that concluded on Saturday.

"This stringent legislation was meant to be used against anti-national terrorists. Its invocation over such allegations displays an effort to appease the communal elements," party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said while briefing the media after the meet.

He demanded the revocation of the NSA slapped against five persons in Madhya Pradesh by the Kamal Nath government.

Notably, Congress President Rahul Gandhi too has conveyed his reservations about Madhya Pradesh government's action to Chief Minister.

Asked if 'Mahagathbandhan' or the grand alliance of the non-NDA parties would take shape, Yechury said that alliances and understandings between like minded parties would happen statewise with different dynamics in each state.

He, however, asserted that a coalition would take place after the Lok Sabha elections just as it has happened on several occasions in the past.

--IANS

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          Real Estate Associate Attorney - District of Columbia-Washington      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington, D.C. office of an AmLaw firm seeks real estate associate attorney with 3+ years of broad transactional real estate experience.must possess a high level of academic achievement, solid law firm experience, and superb writing and communication skills.With various locations on the West coast, East coast, and in the Midwest, this law firm has proven their adequacy in the legal field. The firm is know for specializing in public policy, energy and public utilities, government contract, health care, and litigation. Their client roster consists of members of Congress as well as the Chief of the staff. Established thirteen years ago, the firm continues to impress with their growing database and location expansion. This is the District of Columbia office.
          Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security      Cache   Translate Page      

(Fox News) Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues her streak of controversial tweets, this time taking aim at the Department of Homeland Security. In a tweet Friday night, the freshman congresswoman refers to President Trump as “Individual 1,” and insists he doesn’t have “public support” to “ram his hateful wall through Congress.” “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar […]

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          Ocasio-Cortez Advisor Disputes Provisions of Green New Deal Present on Fact Sheet      Cache   Translate Page      
During Friday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host discussed some of the provisions of the Green New Deal, including the idea that the Federal government will pay anyone who is "unwilling to work." Carlson then began a discussion with Cornell University Law Professor Robert Hockett, who advised Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal.
          John Dingell, longest serving Congressman, dies at 92      Cache   Translate Page      
Chuck remembers Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who died last night at the age of 92. Dingell was the longest serving member of Congress in history.
          AOC Exposes The Dark Side - "Let's Play A Game"      Cache   Translate Page      

No sir.
He is saying Trump is cleaning up Washington, removing corruption.
I'm saying he's more corrupt than any other politician ever and has made things exponentially worse.

All I see we agree on is that there is corruption in congress, but even then we don't agree on what level of corruption or by who.

We absolutely don't agree on Trump's corruption (or lack thereof).
- newtboy
          Joe: John Dingell was a tough, tough guy      Cache   Translate Page      
The Morning Joe panel remembers former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress, who died this week at age 92. The panel also...
          Calls to 'abolish billionaires' raise eyebrows, but they've been a long time coming      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • A New York Times editorial titled "Abolish Billionaires" introduced many readers to an increasingly strong rallying cry on the American left.
  • Progressive politicians are calling for significantly increased taxes on the rich to counteract exceptionally high levels of wealth inequality in the US.
  • While there may be eyebrow-raising rhetoric around these policies, they aren't radical.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on "Better Capitalism."

For the first time on a large scale, Americans are debating whether to allow the existence of billionaires.

On Thursday, The New York Times published columnist Farhad Manjoo's "It's high time we abolish billionaires" above the fold on the front page of its print edition. While Manjoo is far from the first person to articulate the idea — see freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion — the unequivocal rallying cry was something different for the paper of record.

The ensuing arguments about his piece were about what you'd expect: ad hominem attacks and the pitting of capitalism against socialism. A Fox News panel called Manjoo "an idiot" and dismissed the critique of inequality as an attack on capitalism. Readers raised examples of "good billionaires."

Democrats have been arguing for years now about the value of socialism, but as Ocasio-Cortez's policy adviser Dan Riffle — known for his Twitter handle "Every Billionaire is a Policy Failure" — alluded to in a tweet, even if AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders, or Warren are too radical for you, just look at what Trump-appointed Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is saying.

"We want prosperity to be widely shared. We need policies to make that happen," Powell said on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. "The U.S. lags now in mobility. And that's not our self-image as a country, nor is it where we want to be. ... We have some work to do to make sure that the prosperity we do achieve is widely spread."

Regardless of an ideological lens, there's a growing consensus: The United States needs a course correction, and decreasing inequality is crucial.

The rich are clearly getting richer

The French economist Thomas Piketty wrote that, "the incomes of the top 1% collectively made up 11% of national income in 1980, but now constitute above 20% of national income, while the 20% of US national income that was attributable to the bottom 50% in 1980 has fallen to just 12% today."

Additionally, he wrote, "while average pre-tax income for the bottom 50% has stagnated at around $16,000 since 1980, the top 1% has experienced 300% growth in their incomes to approximately $1,340,000 in 2014. This has increased the average earnings differential between the top 1% and the bottom 50% from 27 times in 1980 to 81 times today."

It's not wild, then, to call the moment we're in America's "second Gilded Age," referring to the post-Civil War era of robber barons and industry, where the wealthy kept living better and the poor kept getting worse.

Occupy Wall Street remained relatively small in the wake of the financial crisis, but it did make income and wealth inequality, the language of the 99% and the 1%, a prime topic of discussion. Populist sentiment increased throughout the country, and Vermont's democratic-socialist senator and New York's celebrity real estate billionaire did better in the 2016 election than anyone predicted. The latter, Donald Trump, became president and right-wing rhetoric won, but it also brought with it standard conservative policies, like tax cuts for the rich.

Read more: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren's 'soak the rich' tax plans are supported by an increasing number of Americans

'Abolishing billionaires' isn't as radical as it seems

In his article in the Times and during a followup on Twitter, Manjoo proved to be less into the notion of going so far as to virtually capping how much money Americans could make — not even Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for that —but he is in support of significantly higher taxes on the rich. And you don't have to be a radical for that. There have been many polls that show the majority of Americans at this point are in favor of the same thing.

While "abolish billionaires" is an eye-catching phrase with radical implications, raising taxes to pre-1980s levels is certainly not radical, said Stephanie Sterling, vice president of advocacy and and policy at the Roosevelt Institute.

Sterling told Business Insider that questioning the role of billionaires in our society "is an important contribution to the debate," because it's focusing on structural changes that need to take place, to keep extreme wealth from harming the economy.

What the country needs, she said, is "robust antitrust policy, meaningful limits on stock buybacks, much higher tax rates, and the meaningful restoration of the ability to form and join unions." If getting riled up about billionaires leads voters to elect officials who support those policies, that will successfully correct for what she considers to be the mistakes of the past 40 years.

"I think we're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking," author and critic Anand Giridharadas told Business Insider about how the US got to a boiling point. "We were all drugged on the plane, and these guys are now terrified in the cockpit because they're realizing that in the back there we just woke up."

The billionaires themselves are taking sides

Potential presidential candidates and fellow billionaires Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg are not fans of Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion, and have used phrases like "un-American" and referred to chaos in Venezuela as proof of where these policies would lead.

Investor and progressive activist Nick Hanauer, however, saw this coming. Hanauer, whose fortune must approach $1 billion considering he signed Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, famously wrote in Politico a few years ago that "the pitchforks are coming."

He told Business Insider that he's been seriously considering the notion that every billionaire is a policy failure, saying "there can be no doubt that the thrust of the argument is correct — that in a country where so many people are barely getting by, or not getting by at all, an economy that mints billionaires is structurally deficient. There is no reasonable moral or practical justification for these disparities in wealth and income."

Hanauer noted that even with significantly higher taxes, America's wealthiest would remain on top, and their buying power would remain relative.

"I also feel strongly that the Neoliberal contention that me getting immensely wealthy does not harm you, and that your objection to it is just petty jealousy is also wrong," he said. "The richer the rich get, the farther apart the rungs of opportunity are stretched. An economy dominated by a few people with infinite wealth is characterized by arms races for status that benefit no one and harm most people."

SEE ALSO: 'We're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking' says the critic who has the world's richest people buzzing

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NOW WATCH: Here's the massive gap in average income between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in every state


          Ocasio-Cortez Advisor Disputes Provisions of Green New Deal Present on Fact Sheet      Cache   Translate Page      
During Friday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host discussed some of the provisions of the Green New Deal, including the idea that the Federal government will pay anyone who is "unwilling to work." Carlson then began a discussion with Cornell University Law Professor Robert Hockett, who advised Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal. Hockett seemed absolutely flabbergasted when Carlson asked "why would we ever pay people who are 'unwilling to work?'"  Hockett responded: "We never would, right?"  He asserted that "AOC has never said anything like that" before accusing Carlson of referring to some "doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating."  Carlson informed Hockett that he got the information from a backgrounder on the Green New Deal released from Ocasio-Cortez's office.  Hockett maintained that she never called for the government to pay people who are "unwilling to work" and Carlson proceeded to thank Hockett for correcting him.  Carlson then asked Hockett to address "the idea that we're going to build enough light rail to make airplanes unnecessary," an idea that Hockett also dismissed; telling Carlson "I don't know where you got that, either."  As it turns out, both provisions brought up by Carlson are included on a now-deleted fact sheet and FAQ list from Ocasio-Cortez's website.
          Maher Mocks Schultz For Claiming Both Sides to Blame for Status Quo: 'Just Admit You Haven't Really Followed Politics for the Last Twenty Years'      Cache   Translate Page      
During Friday's edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the eponymous host concluded his satirical segment "new rules" with a lecture to potential independent 2020 candidate Howard Schultz, which basically ended up as a five-minute monologue trashing the Republican Party. Talking to Schultz, Maher said, "new rule: instead of saying both parties are equally to blame for the mess we're in, just admit you haven't really followed politics for the last twenty years." Maher went after Schultz's premise that both sides have become too extreme, citing an article from "highly respected scholars" named Norm Orstein and Thomas Mann describing the Republican Party as "ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science."  Maher agreed with their analysis, concluding that "Congress is not broken. The Republican Party is broken," as the crowd erupted into thunderous applause.
          Executive Q&A: Betsy Ward, President & CEO USA Rice Federation      Cache   Translate Page      

In late December 2018, Congress and President Donald Trump completed work on the $867 billion federal Farm Bill, putting in place the five-year framework for the nation’s agricultural policy. The...

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          Congressman Hank Johnson Advocates For Release Of Detained Rapper 21 Savage      Cache   Translate Page      
British-born rapper 21 Savage was detained by U.S. immigration officials for allegedly overstaying a visa. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson about why he's advocating for the rapper's release.
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          Martins da Cruz diz que Governo "envergonhou a polícia e envergonhou Portugal"      Cache   Translate Page      
Embaixador e antigo ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros intervinha no congresso fundador do partido Aliança, de Pedro Santana Lopes.
          Bannon: Trump 'knows it's time to get on with' building wall      Cache   Translate Page      

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon says he doesn't think President Donald Trump will back away from his proposed southern border wall.

As congressional negotiators in Washington worked toward a border security deal, KGUN-TV reports that Bannon told a Green Valley, Arizona, town hall ...

          ‘Green New Deal’ Is Just Repackaged Socialism      Cache   Translate Page      
With the “great unveiling,” it’s more evident than ever that the real agenda is more government. ~ Michael Swartz   ~     It’s a little over 13 pages, but this week the long-awaited framework and philosophy for the “Green New Deal” (GND) was unleashed onto Congress. Described by House sponsor (and shiny new object) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as “national, […]
          My response to the Green New Deal.      Cache   Translate Page      
The Green New Deal has been proposed. Co-sponsors Rep. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez (NY) and Sen. Ed Markley (Mass) Presidential candidates supporting the bill: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen Corey Booker, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Elizabeth Warren and many more to come. My comments are in italics. This warrants a thorough evaluation 116TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. … Continue reading My response to the Green New Deal.
          Larwyn's Linx: Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS      Cache   Translate Page      
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Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS: CTH
Senator Sasse Vs. Congressman Schiff?: NoisyRm
Adam Schiff defends intelligence hires as president fumes: Caitlin Yilek

AOCommie: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Natives': Cameron Cawthorne
In AOCommie’s District, MS-13 Kills While She Calls To Disband ICE: David Marcus
Kommunala Harris is a Damn Liar: BattleSwarm

Trump’s Wall and a Plan to Stop Cartels at the Border: Bill Thomas
Trump’s Three Tests: Matthew Continetti
Matthew Whitaker set to testify after clash with Democrats over subpoena threat: Caitlin Yilek

Hacked Documents From Pelosi’s Laptop Links Her to Benghazi Scandal: James Ledbetter
'Dearbornistan' Mayor Suppresses Free Speech: Joseph Klein
Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall: Daniel Greenfield

Economy

When did driving become a problem that needs to be solved?: Tim Jackson
Canadians Discovering ‘America First’ Consequences Within USMCA: CTH
Democrats unleash Labor watchdog on Trump rule-making: Sean Higgins

Scandal Central

Nellie Ohr’s Revelation Of Dossier’s Ukrainian Source Connects The Dots From DNC To Mueller: J.E. Dyer
Yikes: Dramatic Footage Shows Heavily Armed Agents Arresting Roger Stone: CTH
Huh: Despite Being Shot, Dems Blocked Steve Scalise From Testifying on Gun Violence: Katie Pavlich

Pelosi: Virginia's Racist Democrat Scandals Don’t Damage Party’s National Brand: Andrew Kugle
Vanessa Tyson could spell doom for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax: Steven Nelson
The Timeline of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Controversy: David Rutz

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’: David Rutz
AOCommie Reveals Ridiculous “Green New Deal” – Immediately Backfires: CTH
Nancy Pelosi Slights Green New Deal: 'Green Dream or Whatever': Joshua Caplan

Media

Bezos: National Enquirer tried to blackmail me with explicit photos: Exam
Former NYT Executive Editor Denies Plagiarism Accusations: Jeffrey Cimmino
American Jews Thank Trump in Full Page New York Times Ad: Adam Kredo

Photo of Joy Behar Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces: Ben Kew
Mark Levin: SOTU ‘Speech Trump Gave Was the Finest Speech Since Ronald Reagan’: CNS
Levin: Trump’s SOTU was ‘outstanding’ and that’s why ‘the media have gone nuts’: Chris Pandolfo

World

Southcom Says Venezuelan Military ‘Center of Gravity’ in Crisis: Bill Gertz
Brussels is terrified of Brexit being a success – no wonder they’re threatening hellfire: Fraser Nelson
Russia demands US destroy Tomahawk missile launchpads and drones: AMN

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse: Gizmodo
Earth's north magnetic pole sprints toward Siberia: David Szondy
Spooky New Photos Show the Alien Creatures of the Deep Ocean: Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Cornucopia

The Moral Idiocy of Our Times: Bruce Thornton
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Enjoy Global Warming: MOTUS
Jewish Model Harassed After Coming Out As Trump Supporter: Brent Scher

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QOTD: "‘We’re nuts!’ isn’t a great pitch for a Green New Deal." --Megan McArdle

          Hoodlums attack APC convoy in Abuja, 9 vehicles burnt      Cache   Translate Page      
Crisis was averted in the Dei-Dei axis of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when hoodlums attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress on […]
          PDP killed many industries in Lagos – Oshiomhole      Cache   Translate Page      
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday urged Nigerians not to believe the promise of the Peoples Democratic […]
          Trump's Border Wall Could Slice Through A 50-Acre SpaceX Launchpad Facility      Cache   Translate Page      

Elon Musk, and specifically SpaceX, has a little known but large stake in the border security battle that’s currently taking place in Congress. One of the company's launch pads, located on the US–Mexico border, risks being split in two by the proposed future border wall. But of course, Democrats are standing up for SpaceX, trying to stop the Trump administration’s efforts to erect a border barrier that would cut through the company's facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Lawmakers commented last week that they were concerned about the impact on SpaceX after seeing a Department of Homeland Security map that shows a barrier running through the 50 acre facility, according to Bloomberg.

Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard, a California Democrat said: “This issue with SpaceX is that the fence cuts right through their property and that’s a problem.” Roybal-Allard is continuing to fight for the area to be exempted in any finalized deal.

Both Democrats and Republicans working on a border security deal are now stating that they are getting closer to an agreement that would likely include funding for some type of barrier. However, the negotiation is yet to work out exactly where the structures are going to be located, what they would look like, or how much would be spent on them. The goal is to work out an agreement for the wall so that it can be voted on before government funding again runs out on February 15.

The company is said to be unhappy about the plans, despite not raising any public objections to them.

Representative Filemon Vela, a Democrat whose district includes the SpaceX facility said: "They are way behind the scenes on this, they are lying pretty low. SpaceX doesn’t want to offend DHS."

SpaceX has not lobbied Congress regarding the issue and hasn’t asked anyone to do so on its behalf, according to the company. The company declined to provide details to Bloomberg when asked. A SpaceX spokesman said:

“The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently requested SpaceX permit access to our South Texas Launch site to conduct a site survey,” he said in a statement.

“At this time, SpaceX is evaluating the request and is in communication with DHS to further understand their plans.”

The 500 jobs that SpaceX planned and promised back during the launchpad's 2014 opening could be at risk. Vela continued: "This is a real problem. None of it makes any sense."

This wouldn’t be the first time an Elon Musk company had trouble living up to its job promises that it used to ascertain taxpayer money. Just days ago we reported that State Senator Tim Kennedy of New York was "infuriated" by layoffs that took place at the company's Buffalo facility.

The site in Texas would play host to SpaceX's launch of its new Starship Hopper – the very same "starship" that fell over after a gust of wind hit it a couple weeks ago. To insanity and beyond!


          Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 9, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 9 2019

Compiled 9 Feb. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces.” Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it was valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth, Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: The RV was said to have begun on Feb. 5 with the Chinese New Year. Some have reported being paid out and were liquid. Bank Front Screen Rates were rising, so being first may not always be the best thing. Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. At any time HSBC could send out notices to set exchange/ redemption appointments. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

A. Rumored Timeline:

Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

Feb. 15 was also the deadline for funding the U.S. government.

On Feb. 15 President Trump and Queen Elizabeth were to formally collapse the British (with Brexit) and American (Federal Reserve, IRS) Cabal financial system, along with implementing Martial Law in both the US and UK.

If the Border Wall wasn’t funded by Feb. 15 Trump said he would declare Martial Law.

Certain major announcements would be made over the following long weekend to Feb. 18, which celebrated Washington’s (a new nation functioning within the original Constitution) and Lincoln’s (freedom from slavery) birthdays.

B. Feb. 8 2019 10:56 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

1. All sovereign nation must be GESARA compliant or be locked out of the new quantum financial system.

2. The Cabal has been attempting to overthrow/control governments to disrupt GESARA. This is why there was an attempted coup in Zimbabwe last month.

3. The Cabal were attempting to derail GESARA by not passing Brexit and not giving border wall funding for Trump.

4. Brexit was the UK's GESARA compliance. The UK is the last sovereign nation to be non-compliant with GESARA.

5. The Brexit vote is on the 15th. The UST runs out of funding on the 15th. If Brexit is not passed, martial law will be declared in the UK. If border wall funding is not received, a national emergency will be declared in the US. Both may occur simultaneously.

6. The declaration of martial law in the UK and a national emergency in the US will mark the end for the Cabal. GESARA will be enforced via military intervention. Mass indictments, arrests and tribunals will occur in the US. The UK will break up starting with Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Cabal will be totally wiped out worldwide.

7. This would cause the financial markets to crash, which would pave the way for a sudden surge of funds via the RV/GCR. Something historical might happen this month.

8. The RV may begin either before or after these events. Watch the 15th.

C. Feb. 8 2019 9:46 pm EST Draining the Swamp Steele, X22 Report (video): X22 Report w/ Robert David Steele: Swamp Draining, Fed Takeover, and More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wA1qaID20&feature=share

D. Feb. 8 2019 11:05 pm EST Intel: Shadow Super Exopolitical Intel Report -- February 8, 2019

E. Feb. 8 2019 Wells Fargo, Chase, US Bank Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=k3g18zL5vjQ&app=desktop+Attachments+area+Preview+YouTube+video+WELLS+FARGO%2C+Chase%2C+US+Bank+ALL+Down%21+Spectrum%2C+AT&T%2C+Verizon+and+Cox+ALL+Down%21=

F. Feb. 8 2019 New Border Wall Building, Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/us/construction-for-new-border-wall-to-begin-in-rio-grande-valley-in-a-few-days-as-lawmakers-grapple-with-border-funding

G. Feb. 8 2019 2:35 am ESTMueller Before FISA Court FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants (video): (Video) Black Conservative Patriot -- Mueller Hauled Before Secret FISA Court Because the FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants

H. Feb. 8 2019 Message from HSBC Official, Tilton: email from HSBC official; New Dinar Rate Published in Gazette, Rates are pulsing on Bank Screen

http://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/2019/02/philip-tilton-update-rates-are-pulsing.html

News Hong Kong: funds launched.

News Europe: funds are liquid.
News Reno: Starts on Mon. Feb. 11: All activities will start from Mon. Feb. 11 of next week and the payments, as well as the release of the contracts, will be completed without fail from 11 Feb.

I. Feb. 8 2019 Trump Planning Mass Arrests Of VIP ‘Deep State’ Traitors, Anon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuppXLzGU8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0RV9kx6EFp9_LBKwf1bJiuE1rZLw461dlPl3wUurB_2m4XDytN-UvX5mk

J. Feb. 7 2019 10:02 pm EST Mueller, (video), Sather: (Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [2.7] Censorship Uptick | Mueller News | Mysterious BOOM's | Pole Shift | 5G | Vaccines

https://www.dylanlouismonroe.com/

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told - https://bit.ly/2t9KbMo

Senate Investigating Mueller FBI's Prosecution Of "Orgy Island Billionaire" Jeffrey Epstein - https://bit.ly/2Sv9hU6

Military exercises rattling nerves around LA - https://bit.ly/2WOqqHF

Magnetic north just changed. Here's what that means. - https://on.natgeo.com/2GspnXY

When Secrecy is Better than Official Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Life - https://bit.ly/2DYmhcA

Killer 5G warning: Expert warns superfast broadband could cause CANCER in humans - https://bit.ly/2ScFtfL

Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate - https://bloom.bg/2MPSKEZ

K. Feb. 7 2019 Q BOOMS, Sierra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkLyxIo8Cqo

Jordan Sather's latest video has an interesting connection between four booms recently heard around USA - and the Q clock. It seems to confirm that Q knew AHEAD of time about the BOOMS. Future proves past. Watch the video from 12' 40' - 17' 40"

L. Feb. 7 2019 10:00 pm EST (video), X22 Report: (Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1786: Doc Dump Discovers [CB] Used as Weapons | It’s Time, Investigations Begin

The EU is now in a deep panic, they thought they were controlling the situation but now they realize the people are in control, they don't want a no-deal BREXIT because it would expose them. EU commission slashes forecast economic growth is slowing. The [CB] economy in the US is hitting a tipping point, the entire system is ripping itself apart. Wikileaks dumps docs showing the DS used the CB system to weaponize their attacks on other nations. The CB are not independent they are the problem.

More proof the DNC was not hacked. Schiff pushes his agenda, wants to look at Trump's business dealing, this has nothing to do with Russian collusion anymore. Schiff says he will release the House Intelligence docs, the only problem Nunes already did this. Whitaker pushes back on the house and says the will talk to the committee as long as it kept non political. Rand Paul makes the call, sets up a Senate committee to investigate those individuals who lied to congress. Senate opens up investigation into Epstein Island, the Senate was the key. The Neocons are pushing their agenda in Venezuela, it seems like there are two operations happening in Venezuela, one run by the neocons the MSM and other by the patriots. Melania sends a message about RBG.

M. International Child Sex Trafficking Ring:

DeNiro a Client of Underage Prostitution Ring: https://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/eds-must-reads/threads/a2bba547-c0cf-49f4-9c1a-3500b49ead1a/de-niro-was-a-client-of-prostitution-ring-with-underage-girls-but-there's-more

US Arrests Jewish Extremist Sect for Kidnapping Children: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/191979-181229-us-arrests-extremist-jewish-sect-members-for-kidnapping-children

70,000 Elite Pedo Ring Busted by Police, 30 countries involved By alexmark

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.

The European police agency Europol said in a statement that “Operation Rescue” had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.

It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said Wednesday the ring, which communicated using an Internet forum, was “probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.”

Cori Bassett, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an email that there had been five arrests and four convictions in connection with Operation Rescue in the U.S.

“Arrests so far have been made in Georgia and Connecticut. ICE continues to pursue the leads provided by Europol,” she added.

The website was shut down following the three-year investigation, Europol said.

N. History:

Between Oct. 1 2017 and March 31 2018 the US Mint and Gold Reserves were audited by the Office of Inspector General. Many were served federal indictments, arrested and found guilty of illegally confiscating public funds. Audits you haven’t heard about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Rc4h2OiF0

Sat. Jan. 2 Military Tribunals: For around two years there would be Military Tribunals litigating charges on political elites including Bush, Clintons, Obama, Biden and Soros, whom were believed now residing at, or on their way to GITMO.

Mon. Jan. 21 early morning: the Cabal-owned USA Inc. rule over national and international monetary systems ended. US Taxpayers were no longer funding the IRS, Federal Reserve, Bank of London, Vatican Bank and Central Banks across the globe, but sending US tax monies directly to the new US Treasury in Reno. There was a restoration of the US Republic while We The People returned to the original Constitution. Power over political and monetary affairs had been taken away from political elites in Washington DC and given back to The People in their local State-run governments.

Tues. Jan. 29: The Gold Standard was announced as President Trump tweeted: “Our economy, right now, is the Gold Standard throughout the world.”

Tues. Feb. 5: The first phase of the RV was said to have begun after Mon. midnight or 12:01 am Tues. Feb. 5.

O. Redemption/Exchanges:

Zim redemption appointments would be made through emergency text, or email with the number to call. Currency exchange appointments would use 800#s sent out through websites or email. If you were a Zim redeemer and called an 800 number you would be steered to a redemption center in your area, or be given another number to call to obtain your redemption appointment. Global Markets were set to crash in order to hide the huge influx of monies from the Global Currency Reset.

P. Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Military Tribunals, complete transcripts: https://c-vine.com/

C-VINE International News Network Facebook for Military Tribunals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CvineNewsTalk/

Trump Twitter: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?langen Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Trump’s Email: whitehouse.gov@gmail.com

Q Posts: https://qanon.pub/ https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

GCR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1glxmux6R9WG72LLGbD4Ux6b6VCMc818-/view

GESARA Law: https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/20-answers-gesara-update-thursday.html

Martial Law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/2808

Updates for the week prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 7, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 6, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 5, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 4, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 3, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 2, 2019
          "SOTU Speech, my Favorite Parts" by Terity - 2.8.19      Cache   Translate Page      
Entry Submitted by Terity at 11:05 AM EST on February 8, 2019

Following are my favorite parts from the SOTU speech. During most of it I was moved to tears. For me this would have to be the best SOTU speech ever.

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We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. What an awesome opening line!

(The agenda I will lay out this evening....) It is the agenda of the American people.

There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it.

Victory is winning for our country.

These could be alluding to an RV...

In the 20th century, ..... redefined the middle class standard of living for the entire world to see.

...and we must create a new standard of living for the 21st century. An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens is within our reach.

We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.

...and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.

Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future. The decision is ours to make.

We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.

Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness.

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom -- a boom that has rarely been seen before.

We have unleashed a revolution in American energy.

Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before.

Now is the time for bipartisan action.

...and after four decades of rejection, we passed VA Accountability so we can finally terminate those who mistreat our wonderful veterans.

This legislation (First Step Act) reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community.

Now is the time for the Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business.

Legal immigrants enrich our Nation and strengthen our society in countless ways. I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally.

Tolerance for illegal immigration is not compassionate -- it is cruel. One in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north.

Smugglers use migrant children as human pawns to exploit our laws and gain access to our country.

Human traffickers and sex traffickers take advantage of the wide open areas between our ports of entry to smuggle thousands of young girls and women into the United States and to sell them into prostitution and modern-day slavery.

Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe.

Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure.

To help support working parents, the time has come to pass school choice for America's children. I am also proud to be the first President to include in my budget a plan for nationwide paid family leave -- so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. (That we, as a humanity, are even discussing this issue is madness to me. This is murder. Plain and simple. But we know what's behind it...)

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children -- born and unborn -- are made in the holy image of God.

Under my Administration, we will never apologize for advancing America's interests.

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?

We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance -- or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.

This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots.

This is our future -- our fate -- and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness.

No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.

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We must keep freedom alive in our souls.

Freedom for all!
Terity
          Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change      Cache   Translate Page      
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else." She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.

Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it," Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values."

Trump "is not the cause of what's broken," Warren told an elated crowd without using the president's name. "He's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America."

In a tweet, Trump referenced the controversy over her Native American identity, once again using the insulting nickname he's given her.

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," Trump tweeted. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.

Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs — "Win With Warren," one read. A Massachusetts bakery created "Persist" cookies for the event to honor the candidate's slogan, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.

Warren's rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign "shows who she's fighting for," Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire's critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is "such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well."

Warren went straight from her kickoff to New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary, where her campaign projected that 350 people turned out for an event in the city of Dover. She plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy's backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.

Warren enters the race as one of the party's most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.

She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.

Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders — or those considering a run — fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.

And Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.

On Saturday, Trump's re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her "a fraud."

Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague "an extraordinary public servant." Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump's treatment of women, particularly women of color, was "outrageous."

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about," in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a Maine resident who traveled to Warren's New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

"I'm not sure, at this point, that he could win," Nadell said. "And I feel sad saying that. But we need to win."

Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to "believe in capitalism" but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system — a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.


          'Common ground with liberals'? That's thin ice for faith groups      Cache   Translate Page      

Student Bible on deskA Christian author and apologist says a group dedicated to advancing Christ-centered higher education was on 'very dangerous ideological ground' when it hosted one of the most pro-abortion Democrats in Congress at a recent conference.


          HuffPost Her Stories: Me Too Allegations Rock Korea's Sports World      Cache   Translate Page      
Shim Suk-hee competes in one of the heats of the women’s 1,500-meter race of the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on March 10, 2017.

“HuffPost Her Stories” is a new series highlighting HuffPost’s coverage of women’s lives from across our 15 global editions. Sign up for the weekly newsletter here.

Dear reader,

South Korea’s elite world of sports is in the midst of a Me Too reckoning. It began last month when two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shim Suk-hee accused her coach of having sexually abused her for years. Cho Jae-beom — who is already serving a 10-month prison sentence for physically assaulting athletes, including Shim — denied the sexual abuse allegations.

Shim’s decision to speak out encouraged a barrage of other athletes to follow her lead. In the last few weeks, judo, soccer, taekwondo and skating stars have accused coaches and powerful sports executives of raping, threatening and sexually assaulting them. The outpouring of accusations prompted the Korean government to launch the country’s largest-ever inquiry into a culture of abuse in sports.

HuffPost Korea’s Sanga Kwak has written about the reckoning and the ways the country’s male-dominant, hierarchical sports organizations made it so difficult for women and girls to speak up sooner.

Some readers may be surprised to read about the substantial gender disparities in Korean society, which Sanga writes are reflected in the country’s sports scene. Korea ranked 115th out of 149 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report, which measures gender-based disparities in economic participation, education, health and political empowerment. Sanga notes that the gender gap is particularly large in the world of elite sports, where female athletes are overwhelmingly trained by men, who wield enormous power over their lives and careers.

But things are finally starting to change. Sanga says the national reaction to the burgeoning Me Too movement and to the government response has been extremely positive.

“Starting from about 2015, feminism in Korea has developed very quickly. More people than ever are listing to victims,” Sanga adds. Among them is the country’s first lady, Kim Jung-sook, who recently sent a letter of support to Shim, the Olympic speedskating champion who first called attention to the long-buried problem of sexual abuse in sports.

“Finally, many Koreans are listening to women,” Sanga says. “I wish them victory.”

Until next time,

Emily

For more on Korea’s Me Too movement, read Sanga Kwak’s 2018 article about the prosecutor who inspired the first wave of women to come forward and tell their stories.

Actress, Activist Alyssa Milano Predicts Better Days For Women Ahead

Actress Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, 2018.

HuffPost U.S. senior reporter Emily Peck interviewed actress Alyssa Milano about her activism and assessment of gender equality in the United States. In 2017, the outspoken women’s rights advocate famously used her platform to turn the Me Too movement, founded by social activist Tarana Burke, into a global phenomenon. She tells Emily that Hollywood is doing a better job of working toward gender equality than Washington, which she says lacks transparency and is plagued by corruption and cover-ups. “If you look at Hollywood right now, it’s pretty transparent,” she said. “People know they’re under the microscope. We are talking about it.” It’s an insightful interview with funny bits about her reaction to seeing herself as a cardboard cutout on the satirical TV show “Saturday Night Live” and the lessons she’s teaching her kids about consent.

Meet Apsara Reddy, The Transgender Rising Star In India’s Oldest Political Party

Apsara Reddy will advocate for women and include more members of the LGBTQ community as part of her new role in India's oldest political party.

Last month, India’s oldest political party appointed a transgender woman to lead its women’s wing. In her new role, Apsara Reddy plans to advocate for women in India and make the party’s manifest more inclusive for members of the LGBTQ community. In an intimate and wide-ranging interview with HuffPost India, she speaks about her struggle to be taken seriously in a country that views transgender women, she says, as either dancers, escorts or “something related to the fashion and glamour world.” Reddy also delves into her personal experiences as a transgender woman in both India and the U.K., where she lived for years, and her emotional reaction to learning about her historic appointment.

In case you missed it…

U.S. Navy To Launch First All-Female Flyover To Honor Pioneer Pilot

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          UGONSA Congratulates NANNM President Adeniji on NLC Election Victory      Cache   Translate Page      
Dear Nur. Abdulrafiu Alani Adeniji,

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ELECTION AS THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC)

Sir, it was with a great pleasure and pride that the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) [als...
          Trump Tax Cuts Are (Probably) About to Become a Political Disaster      Cache   Translate Page      
They're about to get tired of winning. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images At about this time one year ago, things weren't looking good for the GOP. In the wake of a special Senate election in Alabama - in which the Republican Party had rallied behind the failed candidacy of a theocratic ephebophile - Democrats had jumped out to a commanding lead in the Congressional generic ballot. Money was flooding into Team Blue's campaign coffers. Republican incumbents were heading for the revolving doors. But GOP operatives insisted that the "blue wave" on the horizon would crest long before November - because the Trump Tax Cuts were about to kick in. Once voters saw fatter paychecks, Republicans would see better poll numbers. And just to be sure that voters noticed all the good Paul Ryan had done for them, the Trump administration reportedly pressured the IRS to err on the side of withholding too little from Americans' paychecks "so people will see big increases in their take-home pay ahead of this year's midterm elections.
          Milwaukee Sen. Carpenter a bulwark v. GOP/Walker Toxic Touch      Cache   Translate Page      
This is a story about Milwaukee south side state senator Tim Carpenter, and how he should get more credit for protecting public trusts - - from water and wetlands to taxpayer dollars and transparency - - 
Image of Tim Carpenter
- - when those resources are threatened by special interests and their GOP bellhops.

And it's also about the politicians whom Carpenter has been standing up to years, and when don't do their jobs and protect our resources simply figure out how to monetize their failures and stupidity - - again at our expense.

* It was Carpenter, as a board member the WEDC controlled by Walker appointees, whose whistle-blowing about flaws in the Foxconn contract led to language rewrites that may help save millions and even billions of taxpayer dollars should the already-shale Foxconn project collapse.

I will add today's post to the 20-month-long Foxconn blog archive, maintained here.

*  Similarly, it was Carpenter, along with his moderate, then GOP senate colleague Dale Schultz, saved miles of the Penokee Hills and the Bad River watershed from at least 35 years of blasting and polluting to extract iron ore for which there was no market.

Both of these boondoggles were pushed by Walker and his legislative marionettes despite the obvious financial or environmental flaws.

Other similarities: GOP leaders have already spewed a false narrative about why the Foxconn project is wobbling, and when the mining company pulled out it did some fake finger-pointing even though its own analyses showed that the project site was too saturated to be mined, as the Bad River tribe and other critics had been say for months.

You begin to see the pattern. Hurry through a flawed plan. Employ secrecy. Hurry up with the phony excuses when all the b.s is exposed.

So props to Carpenter for years of strong public policy advocacy - - seen also in his effort to minimize spending on the Walker/special-interest driven highway expansions that have sapped those budgets, too.


Including the very segment to which GOP Assembly Speaker and Foxconn-booster Robin Vos has helped maneuver more than $250 million while other big projects like the Zoo Interchange are stalled and Walker's legacy Scottholes are re-emerging in the current thaw-freeze cycle.

Fascinating, also, that some of the promoters of the mine were rewarded with promotions, positions and perks:

Then-State GOP Rep. Jeff Stone, after apologetically refusing Native American input on the mining project's enabling bill which the mining company had played a key role in drafting was later appointed by Walker to head the water section of the Public Service Commission.

A key mining project spokesman was also named to a PSC post. Those appointments are documented, here
Soft landings for high-profile GTac mine personnel
And GOP State Senator Glenn Grothman, after traveling to the mining region and assuring people that any damage to their wells from 35 years of trucking and blasting could be fixed with caulk moved up to a congressional seat his party had made available through ultra-partisan gerrymandering Grothman had supported while a state legislator.

And let's not forget the pro-mining Cathy Stepp, Walker's hand-picked inside-and-atop the-DNR-wrecker, who parlayed her obeisance to the wetland-fillers into the directorship at Donald Trump's Great Lakes US EPA regional office.

And speaking of failure rewarded, let's not forget that Walker is heading for the speakers' circuit, where, for at least $15,000, he will own up to absolutely nothing about his toxic touch.


          I Guess Chrissy Teigen and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Planning a Grammys Pizza Party Without Me?      Cache   Translate Page      

"Who's coming to your dream dinner party?" It's a game I've played on many long road trips and first dates, with answers changing over the years. In 2019, however, I can confidently say Chrissy Teigen and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would easily make my list of invited dream guests. So imagine my surprise when my pretend BFFs started planning a Grammys pizza party for Sunday's show . . . without me? I'm completely fine, but let's dissect exactly how this happened.


          AOC’s lightning round video: There are no limits to corruption in Congress or the White House      Cache   Translate Page      

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to demonstrate why the GOP is terrified of her. At a committee hearing this week, she ran a “lightning round”, using her 5 minutes with devastating effect to demonstrate the depths of corruption that currently hamstring the US Government. Big oil, big pharma, and big telecom can waltz in and own the […]

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          EcoRight News: GOP in Congress finally getting on board with climate change action      Cache   Translate Page      

This week’s must read: Concern about climate change among conservative Republicans hits highest level ever. The Trump Effect is over, according to George Mason and Yale University centers for climate communication. Their latest surveyreports “an increase in Republican understanding of the reality of human-caused global warming, worry about the threat, and support for several climate policies over […]

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          Here Are Some of Congressman John Dingell's Best Tweets      Cache   Translate Page      
Who would've thought that a 92-year-old politician could be so hilarious on social media? Continue reading…
          सुमित्रा महाजन ने दिग्विजय सिंह को चुनौती दी | INDORE MP NEWS      Cache   Translate Page      
इंदौर। भारतीय जनता पार्टी में वरिष्ठ नेता लोकसभा चुनाव लड़ने से इंकार कर रहे हैं। उम्र का हवाला देकर लोकसभा स्पीकर एवं इंदौर सांसद Sumitra Mahajan के बारे में भी कहा जा रहा था कि वो चुनाव नहीं लड़ेंगी परंतु सुमित्रा महाजन ने अपना दावा ठोक दिया है। इतना ही नहीं उन्होंने कांग्रेस के सबसे पॉवरफुल नेता दिग्विजय सिंह को सीधी चुनौती दी है। 

DIGVIJAY SINGH से मुकाबले में मजा आएगा


उन्होंने कहा- मैं अभी इंदौर की चाबी संभालने के लिए पूरी तरह से तैयार और स्वस्थ हूं। सही समय आने पर सही व्यक्ति को यह चाबी सौंप दूंगी। मेरे सामने कांग्रेस का कोई बड़ा नेता चुनाव लड़ेगा तो अच्छा लगेगा। ताई यहां स्मार्ट सिटी योजना के तहत बहुउद्देशीय कला संकुल के भूमि पूजन (एमजी रोड मराठी स्कूल परिसर के पास) के मौके पर प्रेस के सामने बयान दे रहीं थीं। कांग्रेस से दिग्विजय सिंह और ज्योतिरादित्य सिंधिया के इंदौर से चुनाव लड़ने के प्रश्न पर उन्होंने कहा कि यह बहुत अच्छी बात है कि अच्छे लोग चुनाव मैदान में उतरें। चुनाव में आमने-सामने की लड़ाई होगी तो मजा आएगा।

Satyanarayan Sattan से बात करूंगी


भाजपा के वरिष्ठ नेता सत्यनारायण सत्तन द्वारा इस बार उनकी दावेदारी का विरोध करने वोले सवाल पर कहा - जब कोई मेरे साथ नहीं था, तब सत्तन जी ने मेरा साथ दिया था। सत्तनजी काफी वरिष्ठ हैं और वह हमारे परिवार के सदस्य हैं तो उनके खिलाफ में कुछ भी नहीं कहूंगी और समय आने पर उनके साथ मुलाकात भी करूंगी।

CONGRESS नेता पर भड़कीं


लोकसभा स्पीकर सुमित्रा महाजन, महापौर मालिनी गौड़ और पूर्व आईडीए अध्यक्ष शंकर लालवानी ने बहुउद्देशीय कला संकुल का भूमि पूजन किया। इसके पहले हमेशा शांत रहने वाली ताई को उस समय गुस्सा आ गया जब भूमिपूजन के अवसर पर कांग्रेस नेता नए प्रोजेक्ट में मैदान की जगह पर पार्किंग बनाए जाने की सूचना मिलने पर विरोध करने पहुंच गए। कार्यक्रम शुरू ही होने वाला था कि यूथ कांग्रेस के प्रदेश उपाध्यक्ष पिंटू जोशी कुछ कांग्रेसी कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ मौके पर पहुंच गए ज्ञापन देकर विरोध करने लगे।

उनका कहना था कि यहां खेल संगठनों के लिए जो जगह पहले से दी गई है, वह खत्म नहीं की जाए। यहां खेल संगठनों के लिए पहले ही जगह कम है। कला संकुल की पार्किंग खेल मैदान पर न आ जाए। कला संकुल का स्वागत है, लेकिन पिंटू जोशी ने कहा खेल संगठनों को दरकिनार नहीं किया जाए।

जोशी की बात सुन महाजन भड़कते हुए बोलीं- पहले तुम प्रोजेक्ट देखो, समझो, फिर आओ। मेरे साथ बैठो और प्रोजेक्ट समझो। ताई ने कहा - भाऊ शिंदे को तुम नहीं जानते और लेकर आ गए विरोध का लेटर, तुम आओ मेरे साथ पहले, पूरे कार्यक्रम में मेरे साथ रहो। फिर पता चलेगा, जिसके लिए ज्ञापन लेकर आए हो, कुछ जानते हो नहीं बस नेतागिरी करना है।

एक साथ कई प्रोजेक्ट पर काम होगा 


वर्तमान स्थान पर अभी मराठी स्कूल, देवलालीकर कला वीथिका, दो अन्य सरकारी स्कूल सहित कुछ शासकीय कार्यालय भी यहां चलते हैं। इन्हें एक साथ एक ही बिल्डिंग में लाने का प्रोजेक्ट स्मार्ट सिटी के तहत तैयार किया गया है। महापौर गौड़ ने बताया कि इसके टेंडर की प्रक्रिया हो चुकी है। छह मंजिला इस बिल्डिंग में खेल संगठनों के लिए भी पूरी जगह दी जाएगी।

          2019 Elections: Northern Discussion Group backs Buhari      Cache   Translate Page      
Buhari

Seven days to the Presidential election, the Northern Discussion Group, (NDG) has thrown its weight behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. In a press conference held at Arewa House on Saturday, the guest speaker who also spoke on behalf of the group, Professor Abdullahi Musa Ashafa remarked that the group decided […]

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          Elections: PDP has violated peace accord in Kaduna ― APC chieftain      Cache   Translate Page      
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The Deputy National Organising Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alh Muhammad Sani Ibrahim has warned that Kaduna State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has violated the peace accord that was signed by candidates of all the political parties last week. In a statement issued Saturday, Ibrahim also called on security agents to […]

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Kogi

Anxiety has gripped some opposition politicians in Kogi state as the state government has allegedly acquired equipment to disrupt telecommunications services to make it impossible to communicate during the coming elections. A credible source informed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the state has procured three network jammers, mounted on two Toyota SUVs […]

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          APC, PDP supporters clash as FCT minister takes campaign train to Jiwa district      Cache   Translate Page      
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CONVOY of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Mohammed Musa Bello, on Saturday, attacked in a violent clash between the supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the popular Dei Dei market in Abuja. Although, no casualty was recorded, several vehicles, however, in […]

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          Obasanjo is Nigeria’s greatest election rigger ― Tinubu alleges      Cache   Translate Page      

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, alleged that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the greatest election rigger in Nigeria. Tinubu said this while addressing APC supporters at Teslim Balogun Stadium, who had, since the early hours of the day, gathered for the presidential campaign rally of the […]

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          So PC that you're retarded? -Democrat Ilhan Omar Calls For Investigation Of Transgender Powerlifting      Cache   Translate Page      

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), like her fellow freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), has hit the ground running with all kinds of radical causes — and, as reported by The Daily Caller, she's got a new one that's about as social justice-friendly as you get: Allowing biological males to compete against females in powerlifting because, she insists, the notion that "trans women have a 'direct competitive advantage' over women" is a "myth."

In a letter sent to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a fellow far-left Democrat, Rep. called for an investigation of USA Powerlifting for what she said is a violation of human rights laws by not allowing biological males to compete in women's events. Here's the letter posted on Instagram and confirmed to TheDC as legitimate by Omar's representatives.

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"I am writing to express my concern over a recent decision by USA Powerlifting to bar participation by my constituent Ms. JayCee Cooper, because she is transgender," begins the letter posted online by Cooper, a biological male who identifies as a female, OutSports reports.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/43213/democrat-rep-ilhan-omar-calls-investigation-james-barrett


          Quote of the Day      Cache   Translate Page      
“The Democrats in Congress yesterday were vicious and totally showed their cards for everyone to see. When the Republicans had the Majority they never acted with such hatred and scorn! The Dems are trying to win an election in 2020 that they know they cannot legitimately win!” — President Trump, on Twitter.
          Cannabis News Round-Up      Cache   Translate Page      
Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Latest Pennsylvania marijuana legalization proposal would clear criminal records, release inmates. First stops on Pennsylvania listening tour for marijuana legalization to be in Perry, Dauphin counties. Will New Hampshire legalize recreational marijuana use?. Friends, foes of pot line up. Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Why most Massachusetts marijuana sales are on the black market, two years after legalization. Plan to legalize recreational marijuana in New York moves slowly. Cuomo holding out hope for New York marijuana legalization in budget. Times Square “marijuana justice” billboards running this weekend urge Cuomo to pursue New York legalization grounded in racial and economic justice. “Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,” says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cuomo‘s push for New York legal pot should peel off from budget package. The scramble to profit from New York legal pot. Portland, Oregon awards first equity grants to two minority-owned cannabis businesses. Marijuana supply far outweighs demand in Oregon legal market, new study says. California pot shops have been only open a year. They’re already lobbying for a tax cut. Colorado the example for legalization in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Illinois legislators lay out plans for recreational marijuana proposal. Illinois Catholic bishops oppose marijuana legalization, but proponent says God put pot ‘on this planet for a reason’. Advocates for Kentucky legalized marijuana to rally at the Capitol. Iowa Democrat’s proposal to legalize marijuana likely dead on arrival. Iowa should regulate marijuana like beer, wine and liquor. Minnesota Republican state senator co-authors bill to legalize cannabis. Congress is seriously considering regulating weed like alcohol. Cory Booker calls for legalizing marijuana as he launches 2020 bid. Sen. Burr floats FDA marijuana legalization conspiracy theory. Sen. Durbin raises concerns about legalizing marijuana in break with Continue Reading...
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          Comment on Oregon Anti-Gunners Launch Attack; 20 Rounds a Month in One Bill! by Wild Bill      Cache   Translate Page      
Limiting interstate commerce purchases of ammunition to 20 rounds per month sounds like that state is usurping Congressional interstate commerce power. Why would that state's voters elect such taxpayer money wasters?
          Congressman Hank Johnson Advocates For Release Of Detained Rapper 21 Savage      Cache   Translate Page      
British-born rapper 21 Savage was detained by U.S. immigration officials for allegedly overstaying a visa. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson about why he's advocating for the rapper's release.
          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #5      Cache   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 3 through Sat, Feb 10, 2019

Editor's Pick

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points

 Cong Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen Ed Markey

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey present their Green New Deal resolution to reporters on Thursday (Photo: 350.org) 

On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy.

The text makes for the most earnest attempt yet to define a concept that has been backed by many a Democratic presidential candidate, often with little detail.

The agenda would touch every aspect of the US economy and calls for carbon emissions and inequality to be tackled as one.

“Today is the day we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference launching the resolution.

There are many legislative hurdles for the deal to leap if it is ever to become US policy – not least the Republican-controlled senate and White House.

The plan was the beginning of a phase of “political education”, said Markey, that would eventually lead to the adoption of the package. The pair said the document had attracted 60 Democrats as cosponsors, from across the party.

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch by Natalie Sauer, Climate Home News, July 2, 2019 


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British-born rapper 21 Savage was detained by U.S. immigration officials for allegedly overstaying a visa. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson about why he's advocating for the rapper's release.
          APC has no candidates in Rivers, S’Court affirms      Cache   Translate Page      

PDP hails judgement   The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision yesterday upheld the annulment of the governorship primaries conducted by a faction of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying it is fraught with irregularities. The apex court however declined to dislodge the high court judgement that ab-initio barred the […]

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          Sustainable: Democrats Launch 10-year ‘Green New Deal’      Cache   Translate Page      
Sooner or later, Democrats will regain control of Congress and the Green New Deal will be fully actuated. This will be the coup that the United Nations has been waiting for for over four decades and a rush into full-blown Technocracy.
          Lessons from the Whitaker hearing      Cache   Translate Page      
Lessons from the Whitaker hearing

by digby



From Natasha Bertrand at the Atlantic:

It took about five minutes of questioning for the acting attorney general to provoke gasps and jeers in the congressional hearing room. “Your five minutes is up,” Matthew Whitaker, an ex–U.S. attorney turned toilet salesman, told the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler. Nadler cracked a smile, but from that point on, the rules of engagement seemed clear: Whitaker, with just days remaining in his legally dubious role as the interim head of the Justice Department, appeared to be playing to an audience of one.

President Donald Trump appointed Whitaker late last year to replace Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in early 2017 was viewed by the president as an unforgivable betrayal. But Whitaker was not the obvious replacement—he served for a few years as a U.S. attorney in Iowa, but spent far longer in private practice and partisan politics. He also served as a paid advisory-board member of a fraudulent invention-promotion firm. Later, he was the executive director of a conservative nonprofit funded by dark money. And then came his stint as a CNN commentator in 2017, during which he blasted Mueller and opined that his probe had “gone too far.” All of this received heavy scrutiny as the constitutional basis of his appointment was challenged in the courts.

But Friday marked his first oversight hearing on Capitol Hill.

“I’m confused, I really am,” Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries told Whitaker at one point. “We’re all trying figure out: Who are you, where did you come from, and how the heck did you become the head of the Department of Justice?”

Despite the lingering questions about his resume and suspicions about why he was appointed over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who would have been Sessions’s natural replacement, Whitaker presented himself to Nadler, a 13-term congressman, with the same aloofness and disdain for tradition that often seems typical of the Trump White House. And that may have been on purpose. Whitaker, whose tenure ends when Bill Barr is confirmed as attorney general next week, will need a new job. He has reportedly been considered for the role of Trump’s chief of staff. And though he testified under oath that he had “not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation,” he repeatedly declined to contradict Trump’s claims that Mueller is on a “witch hunt.”

Chuck Rosenberg, a former senior Justice Department official who resigned in 2017, said it would have been “easy” for Whitaker to say that Mueller’s investigation is legitimate, as Barr did during his recent confirmation hearings. “I don’t know how somebody could be that cowardly,” he added. But doing so would have undermined what is arguably his boss’s most important talking point—and that would not have been a good move for Whitaker if he was, in fact, auditioning for his next position

I hear he wants to be chief of staff when Mulvaney abandons ship (as he's rumored to be desperate to do.)

It's looking good for him. Last night he thumbed his nose at all the ethics snobs by running over to the Trump hotel to show his fealty to his criminal boss and put some money in his pocket.


And the boss is pleased:


President Trump watched live cable coverage of yesterday's chippy Hill testimony by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and liked what he saw.

The big picture: "He liked the combative approach," said an outside West Wing adviser familiar with Trump's thinking. "He thought the Democrats were grandstanding." Inside the White House, according to the adviser, here were the lessons learned: Do not give an inch, push back, resist, delay, deflect.

The officials recognize a key flaw in this strategy: Some Trump Cabinet members, likely bound for the witness chair, don't have the experience or agility to pull a Whitaker.

Longtime Hill watchers struggled to remember a time when an administration witness had treated a committee with such disdain: 

  • In the most memorable moment, Whitaker sassed House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.): "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," using the committee's rules to bat away a question. 
  • MSNBC host Ari Melber called Whitaker "remarkably rude … at times a jerk" to members who were asking straightforward questions. 
  • Remember: The Senate is expected to confirm Bill Barr as attorney general as soon as next week. So Whitaker's performance is mainly a window into Whitaker.
A House Democratic leadership aide familiar with the new majority's investigation strategy told me after yesterday's hearing: 
"We watched Dems, having been frustrated for two years with little to no oversight from the Republicans, demanding answers from a top administration official — the first under this new Congress — who came in belligerent and unwilling to cooperate is even the smallest ways." 
"This is no means the end."

The GOP's gamble: The White House recognizes that it can do little to resist the House Dems' demands for testimony. Republicans just hope that over time, they can argue to their base that Dems have been guilty of overreach and "show trials." 
A Republican political operative and Capitol Hill veteran told me: "It doesn’t take long for ordinary voters — who are very different from people in Washington — to start seeing participating committee members as pompous, rude and belittling, and begin to side with whoever is sitting in the hot seat."

If I had to guess,  the press will go along with the Republican plan. I've seen pearl-clutching today about Democratic rudeness in the hearing so I'm guessing that unless they lay down and let Trump's cronies walk all over them, the media will end up siding with the Trumpies.

Remember folks, many members of the media are yearning to be able to blame both sides for the political mess we are in. It's very uncomfortable for them to have to report that the Republicans are batshit crazy. (Keep an eye on the NY Times and CNN's biggest stars...)  They know that half the country sees telling the truth as political bias so they reach for anything to prove they are "just as hard on Democrats."

As the Dems exert their power to thwart the Republicans they will go above and beyond to portray that as the same as GOP lunacy.

Just be aware. It's coming.

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          What is this Magnitsky Act you speak of?      Cache   Translate Page      
What is this Magnitsky Act you speak of?

by digby




So, Trump is just openly defying the Magnitsky Act requirements. You know, the Act that Putin and all the global oligarchs want rescinded? The reason the Russians interfered on Trump's behalf? Yeah, that one:

President Trump refused to provide Congress a report on Friday determining who killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, defying a demand by lawmakers intent on establishing whether the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was behind the grisly assassination.

Mr. Trump effectively bypassed a deadline set by law as his administration argued that Congress could not impose its will on the president. Critics charged that he was seeking to cover up Saudi complicity in the death of Mr. Khashoggi, an American resident and a columnist for The Washington Post.

“Consistent with the previous administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” the Trump administration said in a statement. The statement said the administration had taken action against the killers and would consult with Congress.

But Democrats said Mr. Trump was violating a law known as the Magnitsky Act. It required him to respond 120 days after a request submitted in the fall by committee leaders — including Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee and then the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — a period that expired Friday.

“The law is clear,” said Juan Pachón, a spokesman for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the committee. “It requires a determination and report in response to the letter we sent with Corker. The president has no discretion here. He’s either complying with the law or breaking it.”

The Trump administration imposed sanctions in November against 17 Saudis accused of being involved in the killing, but has refused to blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a key ally and the country’s de facto ruler, despite a C.I.A. conclusion that the crown prince ordered it.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent letters to the committee leaders describing actions taken against individuals without offering the determination of who was responsible as demanded by the lawmakers.

“I anticipate a more detailed briefing from the administration on this issue and look forward to working with them and the members of my committee in our ongoing effort to address the killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” said Senator Jim Risch, Republican of Idaho, who succeeded Mr. Corker as chairman.

The Saudi government on Friday rebutted a report that Prince Mohammed told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Mr. Khashoggi if he did not return to the kingdom and cease his criticism of the Saudi government.

They're calling it a "rogue operation."

It sounds as though the Trump administration is a rogue operation too.

          This week in the war on workers: Illinois poised to be next state to pass $15 minimum wage      Cache   Translate Page      

After New Jersey made its move toward a $15 minimum wage official, the question was where next—and it hasn’t been a long wait to find out. The Illinois state Senate has passed a bill raising the state’s minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour to $15 in 2025. The state House, which has a Democratic majority, needs to vote next. Assuming the bill passes the House, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is on board, telling reporters that “If you live in this state and put in a hard day's work, you should be able to afford to put a roof over your head and food on the table.”

The bill raises the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020, then to $10 on July 1, 2020. After that, it rises $1 every January until it reaches $15 in 2025. Unfortunately, it does not bring the tipped minimum wage up to $15 with everyone else, keeping that at 60 percent of the full minimum wage. The bill offers a tax credit for small businesses that will be gradually phased out.

Illinois’ minimum wage hasn’t increased since 2010, but Chicago and Cook County have increased theirs, which are currently at $12 and $11, respectively. The federal minimum wage remains stuck at $7.25, where it’s been for a decade. Congressional Democrats have introduced a $15 minimum wage bill, but Republicans are blocking it and will continue to do so as long as they can.

Speaking of New Jersey, the last state to head to $15, its legislature has sent a bill strengthening its paid family leave program to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.


          Democratic Rep. blows AG Whitaker's hair back with rapid fire questioning      Cache   Translate Page      

All you really need to know about Donald Trump’s choice for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is that Trump felt Jeff Sessions wasn’t corrupt enough to continue in the position. Whitaker has been a hostile witness in front of the House Committee on Friday, acting both condescending and ornery at any and all questions sent his way by House democrats. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) can talk fast and doesn’t suffer bullies lightly, and his intense questioning of Whitaker was a master class in fighting fire with fire.

Rep. Cicilline opened by negating the almost sociopathic evasive answer pattern Whitaker has employed during Friday’s hearings—thanking and appreciating every single question before not answering any single question.

Rep. Cicilline: Mr. Whitaker, I will be straight. I will cut you off if you make long speeches. You do not need to thank me for asking, or complementing me. I assume that they're all great questions and you're grateful.

Hehe.

Rep. Ciclline: One, you were briefed by special counsel, did you share that information with members of staff, the information you learned in the briefing from the special counsel or his team?

Whitaker uses this moment to remind Rep. Cicilline that he isn’t answering any questions about Donald Trump because he’s not actually answering any questions. Cicilline begins to fire questions at Whitaker who does his best to slowly and monosyllabically evade them, realizing that he’s probably perjuring himself—but then again, what person in the Trump administration hasn’t perjured themselves? When it becomes clear that Whitaker isn’t going to be particularly illuminating in his answers, Rep. Cicilline decides to give him a dose of what it feels like to be disrespected by someone, as he just begins cutting him off after a word or two, knowing it’s a load of hot orange air coming out of Whitaker’s mouth.

Rep. Ciclline: You would not answer questions about conversations with the president, did you not? Whitaker: Yes, I did.

Rep. Ciclline: So you are not sitting here today saying the president has instructed you to answer questions, correct?

Whitaker: I'm not sitting here --

Rep. Ciclline:--You're prepared to answer all of the questions?

Whitaker: Congressman, I was pretty --

Rep. Ciclline:--Have you spoken to the president, Mr. Whitaker about the Mueller investigation?

Whitaker: Congressman, as I have previously testified, I did not talk to the president about the Mueller investigation.

Rep. Ciclline: Have you ever spoken to the president or member—or parts of his legal team—about information that you've learned in your capacity as acting attorney general related to the Mueller investigation or any other criminal investigation involving the president?

Whitaker: Congressman, while I have specifically been saying that I'm not going to comment about my conversations with the President or his senior staff. I have also been very clear that the president has not instructed me to do anything. 

Rep. Cicilline: That wasn't my question. My question is have you had conversations about what you learned. That's a yes or no.

Whittaker: Congressman, I have, I spend all day every day—

Rep. Cicilline: --Mr. Whitaker, my question is very specific: have you spoken to the President or his legal team about what you've learned in the Mueller investigation or were the related criminal investigation that may involve the president, yes or no?

Whitaker can’t and won’t answer this question because, well, he probably thinks this will keep him out of jail or at least on the mythical Trump-pardon list that Trump probably has scrawled on a napkin somewhere. Rep. Cicilline finishes by reading off a series of statements surrounding Matthew Whitaker’s alleged statements to St. John’s Law professor John Q. Barrett that he was going to try and get “noticed” by Trump, with his amazing ideas about how president Trump should be left alone by the Mueller investigation.

x

Rep. Cicilline finishes by laying it all on the table:

Rep. Cicilline: You said all those things and they're all in print. And it answers Mr. Deutch’s (D-FL) question. The American people wondered just how is it that Mr. Whittaker becomes the acting Attorney General of the United States, in violation of existing statutes. Was he put there for a particular purpose. That wasn't a question.


          Science Round-up: Data visualization literacy, adding art and design to STEM, dieting mosquitoes      Cache   Translate Page      

The Proceedings of the National Academies of Science has an entire issue focused on two of my favorite topics: The overlap of science and creativity, and the value of citizen science. And, appropriately enough, most of these articles are available in full, so I would encourage you to head over and explore. 

Here are some samplers:

Creativity and collaboration: Revisiting cybernetic serendipity

Abraham Lincoln founded the US National Academy of Sciences in 1863 by way of an Act of Congress. The National Academy of Sciences Congressional Charter stipulated a nongovernmental advisory organization of scholars whose role was to “investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art.”

That charter, which combined “science and art” came at a time in which those disciplines were seen as closely related, maybe still infused with the spirit of Renaissance thinkers, such as Leonardo da Vinci, whose brilliant integration of art, design, science, and engineering produced astonishing breakthroughs and bold creations that have endured for 500 y. Leonardo’s training as an artist enabled him to make more accurate medical drawings, see the movement of bird wings, understand the dynamics of flowing water, and much more.

Citizen science frontiers: Efficiency, engagement, and serendipitous discovery

Citizen science has proved to be a unique and effective tool in helping science and society cope with the ever-growing data rates and volumes that characterize the modern research landscape. It also serves a critical role in engaging the public with research in a direct, authentic fashion and by doing so promotes a better understanding of the processes of science. To take full advantage of the onslaught of data being experienced across the disciplines, it is essential that citizen science platforms leverage the complementary strengths of humans and machines. This Perspectives piece explores the issues encountered in designing human–machine systems optimized for both efficiency and volunteer engagement, while striving to safeguard and encourage opportunities for serendipitous discovery. We discuss case studies from Zooniverse, a large online citizen science platform, and show that combining human and machine classifications can efficiently produce results superior to those of either one alone and how smart task allocation can lead to further efficiencies in the system. 

Before we pop below the line, I want to give a shout out to the Daily Bucket, Dawn Chorus, and all the other citizen science activities that take place on Daily Kos on a regular basis. Good on you, people. Also, I love Zooniverse and am a regular participant. I’ve spoken with the folks there several times about focusing some of DK’s energy on their site, and I certainly intend to do just that in the near future.


          The life, times, and tweets of John Dingell, dean of Congress and of Twitter      Cache   Translate Page      

Former Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who holds the record for the longest service in Congress, died Thursday at the age of 92. Dingell was elected to his first term in 1955 during Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency, and he retired in 2015 when Barack Obama was in the White House. During his long tenure, Dingell rose to become one of the most powerful committee chairs in congressional history, though he would end up losing his gavel on the Energy and Commerce Committee twice. In his last years, Dingell became known for his entertaining tweets, where he mocked Donald Trump, celebrities, the poor performance of his favorite Michigan sports teams, and himself.

Dingell was the son of John Dingell Sr., who narrowly won a Detroit-based House seat in the 1932 Democratic landslide ushered in by Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression. The younger Dingell followed his father to Washington a few years later when he became a House page in 1938. He was even on the floor on Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, when Roosevelt gave his “Day of Infamy” speech that called for a declaration of war against Japan in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor the previous day.

Dingell remained a page for a few more years, but in 1944, after he turned 18, he was drafted into the Army. The future congressman recounted in a 2006 interview that he “did an array of unimportant things in the military,” but that he was supposed to be among the first American soldiers to take part in the planned invasion of Japan in 1945. Dingell said that he “had my orders to go when [President Harry] Truman dropped the bomb on the Japanese, and that ended World War II.”

Dingell was discharged the following year and attended college at Georgetown. During those years, Dingell returned to Congress, where he supervised elevator operators. He went on to get his law degree, also at Georgetown, and clerked for federal Judge Theodore Levin, an uncle of Dingell’s future Michigan congressional colleagues, Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Sandy Levin.


          PDP supervised obituaries of industries — Oshiomhole      Cache   Translate Page      
Adams-Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, on Saturday urged Nigerians not to believe the promise of the Peoples Democratic Party to create massive jobs.
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Ayo Fayose
The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has cautioned the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, against instigating violence over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s position barring the All Progressives Congress from fielding candidates in the general elections in the State.
          TOCQUEVILLE TALKS: A FAREWELL TO JOHN DINGELL. “Eet says ’ere, that, in ’eez book, Monsieur Di…      Cache   Translate Page      
TOCQUEVILLE TALKS: A FAREWELL TO JOHN DINGELL. “Eet says ’ere, that, in ’eez book, Monsieur Dingell advocated the abolition of the Senate. Is this a popular opinion in the United States today?” “But Congressman Dingell took issue with more than just the pace of the Senate — he also saw great danger in how unrepresentative […]
          Top BJP leaders behind attempts to topple Karnataka govt: Congress      Cache   Translate Page      
Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were involved in attempts to topple the JD-S-Congress government in Karnataka.
          The Senate Says 'Yes' To Tax Relief      Cache   Translate Page      
With Republican Senate President Susan Wagle leading the charge, the Kansas Senate sent a massive tax relief measure on to the House. Wagle says Kansas has to do something to make sure individuals and businesses don't get stuck with a bigger state tax bill after President Trump and Congress overhauled federal tax rules in 2017.
          APC Denies Erecting ‘World Largest Broom’ In Abuja      Cache   Translate Page      

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied constructing ‘World Largest Broom’ monument mounted at the city gate in Abuja, the nation's capital.

The post APC Denies Erecting ‘World Largest Broom’ In Abuja appeared first on Concise News.


          Oshiomhole Reveals How PDP Killed Nigeria Industries      Cache   Translate Page      

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, at the party's Mega rally in Lagos on Saturday, urged Nigerians to ignore the promise of the Peoples Democratic Party to create massive jobs.

The post Oshiomhole Reveals How PDP Killed Nigeria Industries appeared first on Concise News.


          What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019 - TechCrunch      Cache   Translate Page      
What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019  TechCrunch

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the ...


          How your U.S. lawmaker voted      Cache   Translate Page      

Here’s how area members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Feb. 8.
           Congress to stage black flag protest on PM’s Itanagar visit       Cache   Translate Page      
Congress to stage black flag protest on PM’s Itanagar visit
          ਕਾਂਗਰਸੀ ਵਿਧਾਇਕਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਸ਼ੇ ਵੇਚਣ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਆਪਣਾ ਹਲਫੀਆ ਬਿਆਨ ਦੇਣ ਸੁਖਬੀਰ : ਰੰਧਾਵਾ      Cache   Translate Page      

ਝੂਠੇ ਪਰਚਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਡਿਟੇਲ ਵਿਧਾਨ ਸਭਾ ‘ਚ ਪੇਸ਼ ਕਰਨ ਤਾਂ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ ਜਵਾਬ ਨਾਭਾ (ਤਰੁਣ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ) | ਨਾਭਾ ਵਿਖੇ ਸਥਿੱਤ ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੀ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਜੇਲ੍ਹ ਦਾ ਦੌਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਪੁੱਜੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਜੇਲ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਸੁਖਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੰਧਾਵਾ ਨੇ ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਬਾਦਲ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਝੂਠੇ ਪਰਚੇ ਦਰਜ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਦੋਸ਼ਾਂ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸੁਖਬੀਰ ਬਾਦਲ ਦਾ ਦਿਮਾਗੀ ਤਵਾਜੱਨ […]

The post ਕਾਂਗਰਸੀ ਵਿਧਾਇਕਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਨਸ਼ੇ ਵੇਚਣ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਆਪਣਾ ਹਲਫੀਆ ਬਿਆਨ ਦੇਣ ਸੁਖਬੀਰ : ਰੰਧਾਵਾ appeared first on Sach Kahoon.


          ਬੈਕਵਰਡ ਕਲਾਸ ਨੂੰ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਟਿਕਟ ਤਾਂ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਲਈ ਤਿਆਰ ਰਹੇ ਕਾਂਗਰਸ : ਧੀਮਾਨ      Cache   Translate Page      

ਅਮਰਗੜ੍ਹ ਤੋਂ ਕਾਂਗਰਸੀ ਵਿਧਾਇਕ ਨੇ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਹੀ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਨੂੰ ਚੁਣੌਤੀ ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ (ਅਸ਼ਵਨੀ ਚਾਵਲਾ)। ਜੇਕਰ ਐਸ.ਸੀ. ਦਾ ਕੋਟਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਟਿਕਟ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ ਲਈ ਕੋਟਾ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਬੈਕਵਰਡ ਕਲਾਸ (ਬੀ.ਸੀ.) ਦਾ ਕੋਟਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਨੇ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ ਹੀ ਬੀ.ਸੀ. ਨੂੰ ਨਜ਼ਰ ਅੰਦਾਜ਼ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ ਪਿੱਛੇ ਵੀ ਹੁੰਦਾ […]

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          【みんな生きている】横田めぐみさん[同級生の会・拉致問題担当大臣面会]/FNN      Cache   Translate Page      

-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※国連人権理事会(United Nations Human Rights Council=UNHRC)が調査要請を受理した事案
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年2月7日
◆生年月日:昭和31(1956)年6月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:埼玉県川口市南町
◆当時の身分:東京学芸大学教育学部1年生
◆特徴:
1)家ではあまりしゃべらないタイプ
2)ギターがうまかった
◆失踪場所:埼玉県川口市の自宅

【失踪状況】
失踪当日6:30~7:00頃、以前から言っていた新宿のガードマンのバイトに行くといって服を持って家を出たまま帰らず。
後に新宿にある全ての警備会社に電話で問い合わせたが該当者はいなかった。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ち出した写真が鑑定の結果、藤田 進さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
平成16年1月28日、埼玉県警に告発状提出。
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■救う会埼玉HP
http://sukuukai.gozaru.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3
■緑風香ブログ
http://ryokuhuuka.wordpress.com/
■拉致問題を考える川口の会HP
http://kawaguchi.aikotoba.jp/list.htm

《特定失踪者・藤田 慎さんについて》
※藤田 進さん・隆司さん兄弟の叔父
◆氏名:藤田 慎
(ふじたしん)
(Shin Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年
◆生年月日:昭和6(1931)年9月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:東京都大田区蒲田
◆当時の身分:三菱重工業か石川島播磨重工業のどちらかに勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:65kg〜70kg
◆特徴:
1)柔道をやっていてがっしりした体格
2)川に潜って魚獲りをするのが好きだった
3)長兄(藤田 進さんの父)と顔が似ている
◆失踪場所:東京都大田区蒲田本町(姉夫婦の当時の居住地)

【失踪状況】
長兄に「旅行に行く」と新品の靴を借りに来る。
次兄夫婦には、「結婚したい人がいる」と相談。
また、弟にお金を借りに来る。
その後音信不通。
失踪から数年後、兄夫婦宅(埼玉県川口市仲町)に年賀状が届く。
字体は達筆(本人の字体に似ていた)。
差出人の名前がなかった。
消印は世田谷だったようである。
昭和51年2月7日、埼玉県川口市で失踪した藤田 進さんの叔父にあたる。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■藤田隆司さんfacebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/takasi.fujita.3

《特定失踪者・古川了子さんについて》
◆氏名:古川 了子
(ふるかわのりこ)
(Noriko Furukawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年7月7日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月1日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市菊間
◆当時の身分:三井造船社員(経理)
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中学時代水泳部、高校では卓球部部長。
2)書き初めで入選したことあり、簿記、珠算和文タイプ等資格持っている。
3)左利き。文字を書くのは左右同じに使える。
4)左眉に途切れたような傷がある。
◆失踪場所:千葉県市原市の自宅を出てから

【失踪状況】
当日は土曜日で会社が休みだったので、午前中に美容院に行って午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
午前中、了子さんは母親が知らない間に家を出ていたが、美容院に了子さんから電話で「今日の美容院はキャンセルしたい。出かけるところができたので母親に浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院の人から電話を貰い、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にはしなかったが、それから何の音沙汰もなくなった。
7月に初めて貰ったボーナスは手付かずだし預金通帳も置いたまま。
持って出たのは財布とハンカチくらいしか入らない、いつも持っている小さなバッグ1つだけだった。
その後、家にも勤め先にも全く連絡なし。中学や高校の友人も心あたりはなかった。
元北朝鮮工作員の安明進(アン・ミョンジン)氏が、「1991年に平壌市内の病院にいた女性と似ている」と証言している。
平成16年1月29日、千葉県警に告発状提出。
平成17年4月13日政府に対し拉致認定を求め東京地裁に提訴。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■救う会千葉ブログ
http://sukuukaichiba.blog.fc2.com/
■古川了子さんを救う会HP
http://2.furukawanoriko.michikusa.jp/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・関谷俊子さんについて》
◆氏名:関谷 俊子
(せきやとしこ)
(Toshiko Sekiya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年5月19日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市徳氏
◆当時の身分:薬品会社勤務。定時制高校在学中
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:50kgくらい
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)ソフトボールをやっていて、実業団に入るのを勧められた
3)スポーツは得意
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の峰島英雄さんと幼馴染の同級生・遠山常子さんと千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、峰島さんが「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店は峰島さんの兄が店長で妹が従業員。
峰島さんの乗っていた車も発見されていない。
関谷さんは古川了子さん(昭和48年失踪)と同じ高校で3学年下。
古川事件の1年後の同じ7月の失踪。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・遠山常子さんについて》
◆氏名:遠山 常子
(とおやまつねこ)
(Tsuneko To'yama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年6月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市田淵
◆当時の身分:県立高校学生(夜間部)
◆当時の勤務先:千葉市内のスーパーマーケット
◆身長:158cm~160cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背で、関谷俊子さんより背がやや低い2)ポッチャリしていた
3)左右どちらかは不明だが眉の上にホクロの切除痕有り
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
幼馴染の同級生・関谷俊子さんとその親類の峰島英雄さんと千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、峰島さんが「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店は峰島さんの兄が店長で妹が従業員。
峰島さんの乗っていた車も発見されていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

《特定失踪者・峰島英雄さんについて》
◆氏名:峰島 英雄
(みねしまひでお)
(Hideo Mineshima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:千葉市(稲毛区)轟町
◆当時の身分:千葉市内の電話工事会社社員(下請け)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆特徴:
1)ガッチリした体型
2)少し空手を習っていた
3)飲酒・喫煙をする
4)軽装
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
当日夜、遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、英雄さんの兄が店長を務め妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
数時間店に滞在。英雄さんが「二人を車で家に送ってくる。おなかも空いたので、戻ってくるからおにぎりを作っておいてくれ」と言って店を出たが戻って来なかった。
その後三人からの連絡は一切無し。
車(赤いマーク2)も発見されていない。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■横田めぐみさんの帰国まで展示続行!大規模写真展を実施します。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:平成30年10月5日(金曜日)~横田めぐみさんの帰国まで
◆場 所:
A)神奈川県庁 エネルギーセンター棟2階フェンス
※神奈川県横浜市中区日本大通1
B)川崎競輪場 北門横仮囲い
※川崎市川崎区富士見2-1-6
◆主 催:あさがおの会

2.その他
◆どなたでもご覧になれます。

■神奈川県庁
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/access/index.html
■川崎競輪場
http://www.kawasakikeirin.com/pc/access/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:車両メーカーの荷役。その前は神奈川県座間市で自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
5)世話好きの性格だった
◆失踪場所:大阪府寝屋川市の妹宅を出て

【失踪状況】
妹の出産見舞いで大阪府寝屋川市に来た時は明るかったが、それを最後に失踪した。
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆山形県酒田市出身
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左鎖骨の上にほくろが2つ並んでいる
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、県警は警察犬を使うなど大規模に捜索。
翌日、戸塚区の自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが発見される。
セカンドバッグの中に、財布・キャッシュカード・裁縫道具などが入っていた。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:関東地方(前々年まで神奈川県横浜市)
◆沖縄県出身
◆当時の身分:
1)前々年まで日産自動車工場勤務(神奈川県)
2)それ以前は陸上自衛隊大宮駐屯地(埼玉県)などに勤務
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)色白
3)髪は直毛で黒い
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
沖縄県出身で、集団就職で横浜市の製鉄会社に就職したあと、陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2年後に除隊。いくつかの職を経て、日産自動車座間工場で季節工として4ヶ月勤務。
その後、昭和52年5月、茅ヶ崎の断食道場に入場したと思われる。平成14年(2002年)8月、沖縄の妹宅に標準語の男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・前上昌輝さんについて》
◆氏名:前上 昌輝
(まえがみまさてる)
(Masateru Maegami)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年10月22日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年7月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:京都市左京区北白川
◆当時の身分:大学受験準備中のため無職。直前まで北海道富良野の牧場で働く。
◆身長:173cm
◆特徴:
1)筋肉質の体格
2)大けがのため左目がやや小さい
3)絵画、書道が得意
4)写真に興味がある
◆失踪場所:北海道旭川駅

【失踪状況】
高校卒業後、美大を志望して東京で受験するも失敗。
1浪して地元京都を中心に受験するが再び失敗した。「人生修業のために北海道に行きたい」と言って、4月に京都の自宅を出発し、2ヶ月ほど横浜で当面の資金を稼いで、母に「お金が貯まったので、いよいよ北海道へ行く」と電話をしてきた。
北海道に渡り、道庁で紹介を受けた富良野の牧場で4ヶ月ほど働く。
8月下旬に母に電話で「大学受験を決意した」と話し、9月20日に牧場を退職。
国鉄旭川駅前のホテルに2泊宿泊し、22日午前10時頃、旭川駅の荷物一時預りにザックを預け、「3日間お願いします」と言って出かけたのが最後で行方不明になった。
北海道富良野の牧場を退職し、京都の実家に「お世話になった人たちに会って、京都に帰る」と連絡していたが、以来消息を絶つ。
後に旭川駅の荷物一時預かりにザックを預けていたことが分かる。
同年11月初旬、実家に男性の低い声で「前上昌輝の家の者か」と電話がある。
電話に出た母親が「昌輝のことを知っているお方ですか」と数回叫んだが、それには答えず「また電話する」と言って電話を切った。
以来手がかりは全くない。
平成16年9月28日、京都府警に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■前上昌輝さんの同窓生によるHP
http://www.ja3yaq.ampr.org/%7Ejh3txp/kitashirakawa/maegami.html

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県朝倉郡朝倉町(現・朝倉市)
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
福岡市内に住む姉が急死したあと、行方不明となる。
当時住み込みで福岡県内の建設作業員として働いていた。
最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたいと」言い残して失踪。
行き先は不明。
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!映画「めぐみ」上映会のお知らせ》

■平成31年3月5日(火曜日)、鎌倉商工会議所会館(地下ホール)において、映画「めぐみ」上映会を開催します。

1.日時、場所等
◆日 時:平成31年3月5日(火曜日)
13:30開場
14:00開会
16:00閉会予定
◆場 所:鎌倉商工会議所会館 地下ホール(定員150名)
※神奈川県鎌倉市御成町17-29
◆主 催:政府拉致問題対策本部、神奈川県
◆共 催:横須賀市、鎌倉市、逗子市、三浦市、葉山町
◆入場無料、事前申し込み不要です

2.プログラム 
◆主催者挨拶
◆政府拉致問題対策本部「政府の取組について」
◆映画「めぐみ-引き裂かれた家族の30年」上映

3.問い合わせ先
◆神奈川県横須賀三浦地域県政総合センター企画調整課まで

■鎌倉商工会議所会館
https://www.kamakura-cci.or.jp/about/index.html
■神奈川県横須賀三浦地域県政総合センター
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/div/0022/
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■救う会神奈川HP
http://kanagawa.trycomp.net/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・東 修治さんについて》
◆氏名:東 修治
(あずましゅうじ)
(Shu-ji Azuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年10月
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年1月24日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県内
◆当時の身分:会社員(病気で休業中)
◆身長:182cm
◆体重:75kg
◆足のサイズ:27.5cm
◆特徴:交通事故により、左手首からひじの間がくの字型に変形している
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市のアパートから

【失踪状況】
昭和63年1月に不動産屋より家族に家賃滞納の連絡があり、家族がアパートを訪ねると突然出て行ったような状態だった。
お金、免許証はなく、車は置いたまま。免許証の切り替えはされていない。
昭和62年10月頃から胃病のため会社を休業中だった。
家族に送金を依頼する連絡があり送金している。
失踪後家族に無言電話があった。
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・小川雅樹さんについて》
◆氏名:小川 雅樹
(おがわまさき)
(Masaki Ogawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和43(1968)年8月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:無職
◆身長:173cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:眼鏡又はコンタクト使用(乱視)
◆失踪場所:東京都渋谷区幡ヶ谷

【失踪状況】
平成5(1993)年3月、神奈川県内の大学を卒業後、北海道の競走馬を育てる牧場で馬の飼育係として働くため5月に単身北海道に渡り住み込みのアルバイトを始めたが3カ月後の8月下旬、家族に「北海道でのアルバイトを辞めるが家には帰らない」と電話をかけてきた以降、音信不通となった。
家族が北海道の牧場に連絡を取ると8月31日付で牧場を退職していた。
同年11月下旬、都内渋谷区の男性から家族に連絡があり状況を確認した結果、北海道での牧場勤務を辞めた直後に東京まで戻っていたが、神奈川の実家には戻らず都内で知り合った渋谷区の男性宅に数日間、居候した後、荷物を男性宅に残したまま所在不明となっていた。
失踪後の実家には年に2~3回無言電話がある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・川満敏弘さんについて》
◆氏名:川満 敏弘
(かわみつとしひろ)
(Toshihiro Kawamitsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和13(1948)年11月3日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:33歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市港区
◆当時の身分:車両メーカーの荷役。その前は神奈川県座間市で自動車メーカーの季節労働者
◆沖縄県出身
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)四角顔
3)浅黒
4)左右いずれかの目頭に切り傷有り
5)世話好きの性格だった
◆失踪場所:大阪府寝屋川市の妹宅を出て

【失踪状況】
妹の出産見舞いで大阪府寝屋川市に来た時は明るかったが、それを最後に失踪した。
季節工の他に名古屋市内で荷役の仕事をしていた。
同じ沖縄出身の人が複数いたが仕事が終わって皆沖縄に帰り、川満さんだけが残った(残った理由は不明)。
愛知県名古屋市か神奈川県で働くと言い残し失踪。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・越川 力さんについて》
◆氏名:越川 力
(こしかわつとむ)
(Tsutomu Koshikawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和45(1970)年7月19日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年4月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:166cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:両足の指にソバカス模様の点々
◆失踪場所:東京都練馬区のアパート

【失踪状況】
アパートの大家に「海に行ってくる」と言って出ていった後行方不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・齋藤正治さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 正治
(さいとうしょうじ)
(Shouji Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和14(1939)年7月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県逗子市
◆当時の身分:県立高校定時制に在学していて、アルバイトで運輸省湾口技術研究所に勤めていた
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:内向的な性格
◆失踪場所:神奈川県逗子市

【失踪状況】
定時制高校に通いながら運輸省(現・国土交通省)のアルバイトのような仕事をしていた。
御両親が早く亡くなり、兄弟はそれぞれ住み込みで働いていた。
正治さんと良司さん(弟)は学年は1年違いだが、正治さんが高校に入ったのは1年遅れ。
同級生の女性が弟の勤務先に訪れ、その女性の話によれば「正治さんが学校に来ない。下宿に行っても生活しているそのままの状態だった」とのこと。
当時、良司さんも住み込みで自由に動けなかったので直ぐには下宿に行っていない。
あとで警察には家出人届は出したが見つからなかった。
正治さんは中学校卒業後すぐ3年ほどパン屋に勤めていたが、退職後は母の妹の家(安浦町)に住所を移し、さらに逗子市に転居していたことがわかった。
転居先は住民票を辿ると逗子市で、住所は元横須賀海軍工廠の宿舎。当時は朝鮮半島出身者が500世帯くらい住んでいたが、原因不明の火事(昭和36年頃)で焼失した。

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆山形県酒田市出身
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・笹垣範男さんについて》
◆氏名:笹垣 範男
(ささがきのりお)
(Norio Sasagaki)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年9月12日
◆生年月日:昭和49(1974)年3月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県三浦市
◆当時の身分:予備校生(美大志望)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:58kg
◆特徴:
1)剣道をしていた(2段)
2)利き腕側の胸が厚い
3)歯並びがよい
4)腹部に2mmくらいのほくろ
◆失踪場所:神奈川県三浦市

【失踪状況】
当日、母親が出勤する時(午前9時)には「今日は予備校(横浜市)で絵の授業はないが空いている教室で勉強できるので行くかも」と言っていた。
姉が昼に出かけるときはまだ自宅にいた。
予備校に行ったかどうかは出席をとっていないので不明。
普段と同じ服装、お金も4、5千円しか持っていない。朝の雰囲気からはとても家出するようには見えなかった。
いなくなる10日位前から誰かと会っている様子。
いつもは夕方5~6時に帰宅するのが、10~10時半に帰宅する日もあった。
前日、前々日は終電で帰ってきた。
誰と会っていたか聞いても答えなかった。
預金通帳は残っている。

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・渋谷浩邦さんについて》
◆氏名:渋谷 浩邦
(しぶやひろくに)
(Hirokuni Shibuya)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年8月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:34歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県厚木市
◆当時の身分:県庁職員
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:
1)太り気味
2)むち打ちで寒いと痛みが出る
3)趣味は山とスキー、全国の山を登っている
◆失踪場所:長野県白馬山中

【失踪状況】
8月2日、「5日夜か6日の朝に帰宅する」と言い残して長野県白馬に登山に出かける。失踪当日午後1時頃、「大町市の黒部観光ホテルに着いたので、これから山に行く」と電話があった。
白馬山荘に2泊し、4日の朝5時頃1人で出たが、方角は不明。車でホテルまで行き、荷物を預けて、そこからバスで乗ったのをホテルの客が見ている。
5日、ホテルから自宅に電話が入る。
平成11年3月頃までヘリを何回かとばして捜す。車の中には着替えたものがあった。
預金が引き出された形跡なし。
失踪した年の暮れ頃から平成13年まで無言電話や不審な電話あり。
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高橋太一さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 太一
(たかはしたいち)
(Taichi Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和38(1963)年6月初旬頃
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年11月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:会社員。元陸上自衛隊員で北海道、青森に勤務
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)右手首内側、手首より10cmくらい上の位置に大豆粒くらいの大きさのホクロあり
2)喉に手術痕あり
3)趣味は読書・音楽・軟式野球
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市内の下宿先

【失踪状況】
家主から「6月初旬から下宿に帰って来ない」との連絡の葉書がある。
室内は身の回り品を残したまま。
衣類、布団はたたんであった。
免許証や危険物取扱主任者免状、実印等も置いたまま。
元自衛官。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・高松康晴さんについて》
◆氏名:高松 康晴
(たかまつやすはる)
(Yasuharu Takamatsu)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年11月1日
◆生年月日:昭和16(1941)年3月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市の寮
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cmくらい
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)趣味は尺八
3)どちらかと言えば快活な方
4)高校では化学を勉強した
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
就職が決まり、東京の本社で辞令をもらって鎌倉の寮に入った。
その翌日の夕刻、他の同僚2人と材木座海岸の浜辺へ散歩に出て、3人で話をしているうち、高松さんひとり、そこを離れて行った。
その後、寮にも戻らず。昭和36年12月『週刊読売』で、2週間前に失踪した他の男性とともに記事になっている。
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

《特定失踪者・武内 卓さんについて》
◆氏名:武内 卓
(たけうちたかし)
(Takashi Takeuchi)
◆失踪年月日:平成8(1996)年1月14日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年1月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:38歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:警備員
◆身長:179cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)近視
◆失踪場所:神奈川県愛甲郡清川村丹沢大山国定公園

【失踪状況】
平成7年9月にアメリカより帰国し、同12月1日に横浜市で警備員の仕事に就く。
翌年1月12・13日の連休にレンタカーを借りて出かける。13日夕方に車を返す予定だったが、同日夕方に返却を1日延ばして欲しい旨の連絡がレンタカー会社に入るが翌日になっても戻らず。
14日の夜からは夜勤があった。
レンタカーは神奈川県の丹沢大山国定公園の駐車場で発見され、警察でも山を中心に捜索を行なった。
1月23日朝に勤務先から実家に電話があって失踪したことがわかった。
レンタカーの中には本人のジャンパーと地図、パンなどを食べた包紙があり、ガソリンスタンドのレシートもあった。
14日朝8時、丹沢の山麓のガソリンスタンドで満タンにしている。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)酒は少々
2)真面目で正義感が強い
3)元自衛官で自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたとのこと
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明となった。
横浜市鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
横浜市の下宿先から、身の回りのものは特になくなっていない。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・寺島佐津子さんについて》
◆氏名:寺島 佐津子
(てらしまさつこ)
(Satsuko Terashima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和54(1979)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年7月26日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区
◆当時の身分:銀行員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆体重:48kgくらい
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左鎖骨の上にほくろが2つ並んでいる
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市戸塚区

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、勤務先の支店の親睦会で鎌倉の花火大会に行き、夜10時に現地解散。
同僚と鎌倉駅で別れ、戸塚駅からバスで帰宅途中に行方不明。
翌日、県警は警察犬を使うなど大規模に捜索。
翌日、戸塚区の自宅近くの草むらからセカンドバッグが発見される。
セカンドバッグの中に、財布・キャッシュカード・裁縫道具などが入っていた。
警察犬の捜査でもここまで来たのは間違いない。

《特定失踪者・仲里次弘さんについて》
◆氏名:仲里 次弘
(なかざとつぐひろ)
(Tsuguhiro Nakazato)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:関東地方(前々年まで神奈川県横浜市)
◆沖縄県出身
◆当時の身分:
1)前々年まで日産自動車工場勤務(神奈川県)
2)それ以前は陸上自衛隊大宮駐屯地(埼玉県)などに勤務
◆身長:161cm~162cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)色白
3)髪は直毛で黒い
◆失踪場所:神奈川県から失踪したと思われる

【失踪状況】
陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2カ年間の訓練を受けたあと、沖縄へ帰郷。
その後自動車工場に3ヶ月の季節労務に就くために再び上京し、契約期間の就労を終えたあと連絡が途絶えた。
昭和52年5月には神奈川県茅ヶ崎市にあった断食道場に20日間いたことがわかっている。
警察に行ったり、全国版新聞での尋ね人の広告を出したり、職業安定所での登録の確認等、東京・神奈川を中心に歩き回るが、手がかりは何一つ見つからない。
沖縄県出身で、集団就職で横浜市の製鉄会社に就職したあと、陸上自衛隊に入隊し、約2年後に除隊。いくつかの職を経て、日産自動車座間工場で季節工として4ヶ月勤務。
その後、昭和52年5月、茅ヶ崎の断食道場に入場したと思われる。平成14年(2002年)8月、沖縄の妹宅に標準語の男の声で「次弘はおばさんの世話で北朝鮮に行った。“ちゅうさん”と呼ばれていた。元気でいると思いますよ」などと早口で話す不審電話が実家にあった。
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・前上昌輝さんについて》
◆氏名:前上 昌輝
(まえがみまさてる)
(Masateru Maegami)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年10月22日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年7月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:京都市左京区北白川
◆当時の身分:大学受験準備中のため無職。直前まで北海道富良野の牧場で働く。
◆身長:173cm
◆特徴:
1)筋肉質の体格
2)大けがのため左目がやや小さい
3)絵画、書道が得意
4)写真に興味がある
◆失踪場所:北海道旭川駅

【失踪状況】
高校卒業後、美大を志望して東京で受験するも失敗。
1浪して地元京都を中心に受験するが再び失敗した。「人生修業のために北海道に行きたい」と言って、4月に京都の自宅を出発し、2ヶ月ほど横浜で当面の資金を稼いで、母に「お金が貯まったので、いよいよ北海道へ行く」と電話をしてきた。
北海道に渡り、道庁で紹介を受けた富良野の牧場で4ヶ月ほど働く。
8月下旬に母に電話で「大学受験を決意した」と話し、9月20日に牧場を退職。
国鉄旭川駅前のホテルに2泊宿泊し、22日午前10時頃、旭川駅の荷物一時預りにザックを預け、「3日間お願いします」と言って出かけたのが最後で行方不明になった。
北海道富良野の牧場を退職し、京都の実家に「お世話になった人たちに会って、京都に帰る」と連絡していたが、以来消息を絶つ。
後に旭川駅の荷物一時預かりにザックを預けていたことが分かる。
同年11月初旬、実家に男性の低い声で「前上昌輝の家の者か」と電話がある。
電話に出た母親が「昌輝のことを知っているお方ですか」と数回叫んだが、それには答えず「また電話する」と言って電話を切った。
以来手がかりは全くない。
平成16年9月28日、京都府警に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■前上昌輝さんの同窓生によるHP
http://www.ja3yaq.ampr.org/%7Ejh3txp/kitashirakawa/maegami.html

《特定失踪者・森 武史さんについて》
◆氏名:森 武史
(もりたけし)
(Takeshi Mori)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年5月31日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年11月15日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県ひたちなか市
◆当時の身分:陸上自衛官(一等陸士・平成3年入隊)
◆当時の勤務地:茨城県勝田駐屯地
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
ゴールデンウィーク中、横浜市戸塚区の実家に帰省し3日間滞在。
失踪当日の昼頃、弟と義母に「早めに隊に帰るから」「JR戸塚駅で待ち合わせしている…」などと言い残し実家を出た。
変わった様子ではなかった。
その後、部隊から「戻っていない」との連絡が実家にあり、そのまま行方不明となった。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・横山辰夫さんについて》
◆氏名:横山 辰夫
(よこやまたつお)
(Tatsuo Yokoyama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年11月18日以降
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月6日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の身分:溶接技師
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
本人から長崎の実家に「横須賀の米軍基地内の仕事につくため、戸籍を送って欲しい」と電話があり(11月18日)、家族が友人宅に戸籍を送ったが、それ以後連絡が途絶える。
失踪前の11月5日には、父の一周忌のため長崎に帰省していた。
■長崎県警HP
http://www.police.pref.nagasaki.jp/

《特定失踪者・和智 博さんについて》
◆氏名:和智 博
(わちひろし)
(Hiroshi Wachi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月10日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:福岡県朝倉郡朝倉町(現・朝倉市)
◆当時の身分:建設作業員
◆身長:158cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)盲腸炎の傷跡
2)犬歯(左上、プラチナ)
◆失踪場所:福岡市内

【失踪状況】
福岡市内に住む姉が急死したあと、行方不明となる。
当時住み込みで福岡県内の建設作業員として働いていた。
最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたいと」言い残して失踪。
行き先は不明。
昭和41年~44年まで4年間、広島市内に母と一緒に住んで工員として働いていた。
44年、母の死後福岡市に住んでいた姉のところを数回たずねていたが、姉も52年に死亡。最後に病院に姉を見舞った折に「遠くなるけどお金になるので行きたい」と言い置いてその後行方不明。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/
■福岡県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukuoka.jp/

《神奈川県警・静岡県警公開特定失踪者・河嶋功一さんについて》
◆氏名:河嶋 功一
(かわしまこういち)
(Kouichi Kawashima)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和57年当時)
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市金沢区
◆当時の職業:無職
◆静岡県浜松市出身
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和57年3月21日、大学卒業に伴う実家(浜松市)への引越しのため、自家用車で迎えに来た両親とともに車で実家に戻る予定でしたが、急きょ電車を利用することになったため両親と別れた後、行方不明となっています。
■静岡県警HP
http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/police/
■浜松ブルーリボンの会HP
http://www.hamamatsu-blueribbon.org/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
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http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
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http://www.nofence.jp/
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『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
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『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
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◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・吉田雪江さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 雪江
(よしだゆきえ)
(Yukie Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和42(1967)年1月28日
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年2月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:電話交換手
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)鼻は丸い
3)活発で明朗、真面目な性格
◆失踪当時の服装:オーバーを羽織って長靴を履いていた
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日夕方、会社の同僚の結婚式が6時頃からあり、退勤後自宅に戻り着替えてから式場に向かった。
終了後式場からいったん自宅に戻り、午後8時30分から9時の間くらいに新婚旅行への出発を見送りに行くと時刻表を指して時間を確認し、自宅から長靴で出かけたまま失踪。
服装は結婚式に出た服装で、その上にオーバーを羽織っていた。
新婚旅行の出発は選挙のため投票してから出かけるために変更になっていた。
警察の報告では駅で見かけた人はいなかった。
荷物も持っておらず、社内預金もそのままだった。

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による吉田雪江さん失踪事件の解説】
吉田雪江さんは電話交換手でした。電話交換手といっても若い方は分からないかも知れません。昔は電話は自動ではなく、電話局で交換手が切り替えてつないでいました。今もダイヤルインでない会社の総務などはそれに類する仕事をしていますが、昔は交換手という職種自体が専門職で資格試験もありました。
交換手だけではないのですが、特定失踪者で電話に係わる仕事の人が多いのは前から注目されています。これがどういう意味を持つのか現時点では分かりません。考えられるのは、例えば「若い女性を連れてこい」という命令が北朝鮮から日本国内の固定工作員や土台人、日本人協力者にあった場合、対象者選定の基準として電話交換手というのがあった可能性があるということです。昔であれば社会的ステイタスのあった仕事ですから、その資格を持っていれば能力があるという証明になったのではないか。

《特定失踪者・紺屋淑子さんについて》
◆氏名:紺屋 淑子
(こんやよしこ)
(Yoshiko Konya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和60(1985)年9月16日
◆生年月日:昭和37(1962)年2月16日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の身分:理容・美容専門学校学生
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市鶴ヶ岱
◆身長:157cm
◆体重:52kg
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)頭髪パーマ
3)近視で眼鏡使用
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市。当時居住していたアパート

【失踪状況】
9月16日、当時見習いとして働いていた勤務先に「仕事を休む」と電話連絡あり。
9月18日、学校より欠席の連絡があり失踪が分かった。
2日後釧路警察署に届け捜査行われる。
室内に他人が入った形跡なし。
洗濯物は干してあった。
眼鏡もそのままなので、16日夕方に近くの大衆浴場へ行きその途中で拉致された可能性もある。
失踪したときの貯金には全く手が付けられていない。

《特定失踪者・高橋勝彦さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 勝彦
(たかはしかつひこ)
(Katsuhiko Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年1月22日
◆生年月日:昭和34(1959)年7月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:教員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:65kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)額の真ん中に3cm程度の傷がある
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
前日(1月21日)夜12時まで釧路市内にある勤務先の学校の同僚と一緒にいた。
その後帰宅して翌朝出勤しなかった。学校には21日に支給された給料袋がそのまま置いてあった。
同僚の先生たちは飲みに行って事件にでも巻き込まれたのかと思い写真を持って回って調べたがまったくそれらしい情報はなかった。
車を買ったばかりで借金はあったが明るくきちんとした性格で、それでいなくなるようなことはありえないとのこと。
車は校宅に置いたままであった。

《特定失踪者・曽ヶ端崇史さんについて》
◆氏名:曽ヶ端 崇史
(そがはたたかふみ)
(Takafumi Sogahata)
◆失踪年月日:平成7(1995)年8月24日
◆生年月日:昭和48(1953)年6月19日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:釧路公立大経済学部3年生
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:80kg
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
アルバイト終了後、バイト先の仲間たちと車で夕食に行く。
その後近くに住む後輩を送って下宿に向かう。
以来消息なし。
下宿に戻ったかどうかも分からない。
車も不明。
下宿は洗濯機の中に洗濯物が入ったまま。
窓は開けたままだった。
釧路西・東港で測量会社に海底の調査を依頼したが車はなかった。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
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■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
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http://www.sukuukai.jp/
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http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
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http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
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http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・吉田雪江さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 雪江
(よしだゆきえ)
(Yukie Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和42(1967)年1月28日
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年2月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:電話交換手
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)鼻は丸い
3)活発で明朗、真面目な性格
◆失踪当時の服装:オーバーを羽織って長靴を履いていた
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日夕方、会社の同僚の結婚式が6時頃からあり、退勤後自宅に戻り着替えてから式場に向かった。
終了後式場からいったん自宅に戻り、午後8時30分から9時の間くらいに新婚旅行への出発を見送りに行くと時刻表を指して時間を確認し、自宅から長靴で出かけたまま失踪。
服装は結婚式に出た服装で、その上にオーバーを羽織っていた。
新婚旅行の出発は選挙のため投票してから出かけるために変更になっていた。
警察の報告では駅で見かけた人はいなかった。
荷物も持っておらず、社内預金もそのままだった。

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による吉田雪江さん失踪事件の解説】
吉田雪江さんは電話交換手でした。電話交換手といっても若い方は分からないかも知れません。昔は電話は自動ではなく、電話局で交換手が切り替えてつないでいました。今もダイヤルインでない会社の総務などはそれに類する仕事をしていますが、昔は交換手という職種自体が専門職で資格試験もありました。
交換手だけではないのですが、特定失踪者で電話に係わる仕事の人が多いのは前から注目されています。これがどういう意味を持つのか現時点では分かりません。考えられるのは、例えば「若い女性を連れてこい」という命令が北朝鮮から日本国内の固定工作員や土台人、日本人協力者にあった場合、対象者選定の基準として電話交換手というのがあった可能性があるということです。昔であれば社会的ステイタスのあった仕事ですから、その資格を持っていれば能力があるという証明になったのではないか。

《特定失踪者・紺屋淑子さんについて》
◆氏名:紺屋 淑子
(こんやよしこ)
(Yoshiko Konya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和60(1985)年9月16日
◆生年月日:昭和37(1962)年2月16日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の身分:理容・美容専門学校学生
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市鶴ヶ岱
◆身長:157cm
◆体重:52kg
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)頭髪パーマ
3)近視で眼鏡使用
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市。当時居住していたアパート

【失踪状況】
9月16日、当時見習いとして働いていた勤務先に「仕事を休む」と電話連絡あり。
9月18日、学校より欠席の連絡があり失踪が分かった。
2日後釧路警察署に届け捜査行われる。
室内に他人が入った形跡なし。
洗濯物は干してあった。
眼鏡もそのままなので、16日夕方に近くの大衆浴場へ行きその途中で拉致された可能性もある。
失踪したときの貯金には全く手が付けられていない。

《特定失踪者・高橋勝彦さんについて》
◆氏名:高橋 勝彦
(たかはしかつひこ)
(Katsuhiko Takahashi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年1月22日
◆生年月日:昭和34(1959)年7月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:教員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:65kg
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)額の真ん中に3cm程度の傷がある
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
前日(1月21日)夜12時まで釧路市内にある勤務先の学校の同僚と一緒にいた。
その後帰宅して翌朝出勤しなかった。学校には21日に支給された給料袋がそのまま置いてあった。
同僚の先生たちは飲みに行って事件にでも巻き込まれたのかと思い写真を持って回って調べたがまったくそれらしい情報はなかった。
車を買ったばかりで借金はあったが明るくきちんとした性格で、それでいなくなるようなことはありえないとのこと。
車は校宅に置いたままであった。

《特定失踪者・曽ヶ端崇史さんについて》
◆氏名:曽ヶ端 崇史
(そがはたたかふみ)
(Takafumi Sogahata)
◆失踪年月日:平成7(1995)年8月24日
◆生年月日:昭和48(1953)年6月19日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:北海道釧路市
◆当時の身分:釧路公立大経済学部3年生
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:80kg
◆失踪場所:北海道釧路市

【失踪状況】
アルバイト終了後、バイト先の仲間たちと車で夕食に行く。
その後近くに住む後輩を送って下宿に向かう。
以来消息なし。
下宿に戻ったかどうかも分からない。
車も不明。
下宿は洗濯機の中に洗濯物が入ったまま。
窓は開けたままだった。
釧路西・東港で測量会社に海底の調査を依頼したが車はなかった。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■救う会秋田HP
http://sukuukai-akita.com/
■救う会秋田facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sukuukaiakita/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・木村かほるさんについて》
◆氏名:木村 かほる
(きむらかおる)
(Kaoru Kimura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年2月27日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月27日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県秋田市中通
◆当時の身分:日赤秋田高等看護学校3年生
◆身長:152cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)色白でいつも微笑みをたたえ優しい感じ
3)知的で物静か
◆失踪場所:秋田市内

【失踪状況】
戸籍上は「かをる」だが、日常は「かほる」としていた。
看護学校の卒業式を10日後に控えていた2月27日午後5時半ごろ、「ちょっと出掛けてくる」と言って学校の同室の友人数人に言って出て行ったきり戻らず。看護学生の教則「看護必携」を抱えていたという。
「金正日(キム・ジョンイル)の料理人」こと藤本健二氏ら複数の北朝鮮での目撃証言がある。
平成16年9月29日、青森県八戸署に告発状を提出。
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/

【歌集『いもうと』のご案内】
木村かほるさん(昭和35年秋田で失踪)のお姉さん、天内みどりさんがこのたび歌集『いもうと』を上梓されました。かほるさんへの思いが綴られた多数の短歌が掲載されています。

◆「お姉ちゃん」と呼ぶ声のして目覚めたり昨日も今日もそしてあしたも
◆平壌にゐると言はるる妹に会ふこともなく弟逝きぬ
◆再調査に思ひめぐらせ浜梨の香る道ゆく海眺めつつ

また、本書の冒頭にはお父さんが手帳に書き留めていた短歌も掲載さいれています。その一つは次のようなものです。

◆今ははや生きてあらじとあきらめて帰り行く父あわれと思へ

天内さんによれば「亡くなった父の遺品を整理していましたら今から56年前、すなわち妹が失踪した年の手帳が残されていて、中を覗いたら妹を捜しにいった日の夜書いた短歌六首が書き残されていたのです。短歌とは無縁の父が、極限の悲しみを短歌に詠んでいたのです」とのこと。
私の余計な解説は無用だと思います。本書は近代文芸社刊、本体価格1,800円です。書店でお求めになれます。
天内さんの思いは他の特定失踪者ご家族も共有しているものです。多くの方がその思いの一端に触れていただければ幸いです。
(荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表)

《特定失踪者・石田 清さんについて》
◆氏名:石田 清
(いしだきよし)
(Kiyoshi Isida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和44(1969)年9月末~10月初め頃
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年3月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県能代市二ツ井(旧二ツ井町)
◆当時の身分:自動車板金工
◆身長:158cm
◆体重:56kgくらい
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)片方の黒目が若干欠けている
2)車の板金技術を持っているが、自家用車所有せず
3)中学在学時は化学部に所属
◆失踪場所:秋田県山本郡二ツ井町(現・能代市)自宅アパートから

【失踪状況】
実家に稲刈りの手伝いに来て「明日も来る」と言っていたが、翌日来なかった。
自宅アパートの隣の家に寝巻きが投げ捨てられており、その家の電線(もしくは電話線)が切られていたことから、事件ではないかと警察に通報した。
また日時は不明だが、二ツ井高校近くのバス停の鷹巣方面、藤里方面行き乗り場に立っていたという目撃情報もあった。

《特定失踪者・薩摩勝博さんについて》
◆氏名:薩摩 勝博
(さつまかつひろ)
(Katsuhiro Satsuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年1月
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年10月11日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県山本郡八峰町(旧峰浜町)
◆当時の身分:農業・牛乳販売店勤務
◆農閑期の勤務先:東京都杉並区
◆失踪場所:秋田県峰浜村(現八峰町)の実家から能代市に向かったのが最後

【失踪状況】
失踪当時は農閑期だったため、勝博さんは出稼ぎで東京都杉並区の牛乳販売店に勤めていた。
そこを頼っていった同じ村落出身の女性(能代市居住)としばらく同居していた。
二人は結婚の意思を固め、失踪前夜に勝博さんの実家を揃って訪れるが父や親戚に反対される。
その夜は実家に泊まり、翌朝「彼女を能代市内に送ってくる」と行ったまま戻らず。
車も発見されていない。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・佐藤正行さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 正行
(さとうまさゆき)
(Masayuki Satou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和61(1986)年10月29日
◆生年月日:昭和33(1958)年12月11日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市千種区
◆当時の身分:製薬会社勤務
◆秋田県秋田市新屋出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:
1)やや面長
2)眼鏡とコンタクトレンズを併用
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市千種区の自宅マンション

【失踪状況】
外食店で買い求めた弁当をアパート自室で食事中、部屋着の軽装で外出したまま行方不明。
部屋には財布、自動車免許など一切の身の回りのものは残されていた。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・松橋恵美子さんについて》
◆氏名:松橋 恵美子
(まつはしえみこ)
(Emiko Matsuhashi)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年1月15日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月15日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県北秋田郡合煎町三里字屋布岱74-3(現・北秋田市)
◆当時の身分:縫製工場勤務
◆失踪場所:秋田県能代市能代浜

【失踪状況】
祖母に「鷹ノ巣に行って来る」と告げて車で出かけたまま、その日は戻らなかった。
友人の家に行ったのだろうと思っていたら、翌朝出勤していないことがわかる。
家族で探したところ、能代市の海岸で車が見つかる。
車内には身の回りのものが全て残っていた。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

【松橋恵美子さんの捜索状況】
失踪後、能代浜を中心に、象潟から深浦に至る150kmの日本海沿岸と、生家の周辺の川や野山を10数日にわたり、隈無く捜索したにもかかわらず、発見に至っていない。

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!庄内沿岸にまた木造船・10日間で3件 北朝鮮から漂着か 山形・鶴岡市》

山形県の庄内地方沿岸への木造船の漂着が相次いでいます。
鶴岡市では1月30日、長さ約11mの木造船が打ち上げられているのが確認されました。

「庄内で相次ぐ木造船の漂着。今度は鶴岡市の米子漁港の近くに木造船が漂着した。周囲には油のような異臭が立ち込めている」
(SAY記者)

1月30日午前8時半ごろ、鶴岡市温海の米子漁港の南、約300mの海岸に木造船が漂着しているのが見つかりました。岩のり摘みに来た男性が警察に通報しました。
船は長さが約11m、幅は約3mで、船首部分に赤文字で「数字」のようなものが書かれていました。船には2基のエンジンがあり、船底にはスクリュープロペラも付いていました。周囲に人影や遺留物はなく、酒田海上保安部は船特徴から北朝鮮から流れ着いたとみています。
山形県内への木造船や木片の漂着はここ10日ほどで3件と相次いでいます。また、去年11月以降では14件目です。

■最新の北朝鮮船・遺体着岸漂流一覧
http://araki.way-nifty.com/araki/2018/08/30816-64b3.html
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆山形県酒田市出身
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・布施範行さんについて》
◆氏名:布施 範行
(ふせのりゆき)
(Noriyuki Fuse)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年2月9日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市北区
◆当時の身分:アルバイト(プレハブ工事現場)
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)寡黙でおとなしい
◆失踪場所:
1)愛知県
2)沖縄県

【失踪状況】
前年に大学卒業後、愛知県名古屋市の会社に入社後、研修を経て岐阜支店に勤務したが、その年の12月に退社。
失踪当時は名古屋のプレハブ工事現場で働く。
3月に「沖縄に行く」と書いた手紙が妹にあり、4枚写真が同封。
3ヶ月前に実家で会ったときとは別人の様相。
「2ヶ月で帰る」とあったがその後連絡なし。
預金通帳、印鑑も一緒に妹に送付。
家財、布団など全て処分していた。
昭和53年2月までは実家に電話、手紙あり。同年1月頃、家族に電話で中華風の料理をしてみたいと言っていた。
失踪後、半年か1年後、女性の声で「範行さんいませんか」と電話が2回あった。
平成17年1月31日、山形県警に告発状提出。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・小谷幸夫さんについて》
◆氏名:小谷 幸夫
(こたにゆきお)
(Yukio Kotani)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年7月21日
◆生年月日:昭和22(1947)年2月13日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:大学4年生
◆身長:170cmより高め
◆体重:55kg~56kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)運転免許あり
2)緻密で真面目な性格
3)飲酒・喫煙する
4)趣味は登山、旅行、音楽、読書
5)株、商品取引で利益を得ていた様子
◆失踪場所:山形県飯豊連峰・飯豊本山付近

【失踪状況】
拓殖大学4年生在学中の夏休み、北海道へ帰省する途中に、飯豊連峰に登山中行方不明に。
19日に上野駅を出発し、翌日郡山を経て8:30に磐越西線山都駅に到着。
バスで登山口の一ノ木登山連絡所に行き、9:30頃に登山者名簿に記録を残す。
そこから飯豊山(2,205m)へ向かい、同日は手前の小屋に止まる。
21日朝3:30に同宿した4名とともに飯豊山を目指し、4:40頃に飯豊山着。
ここからガスがかかりだしたことから、同行の4人は引き返したが、小谷さん一人御西岳に向かい、そのまま行方不明。
地元警察などが捜索を行ったが遺留品など一切なし。
その後2年にわたって捜索が続けられたが全く手掛かりがなかった。
同泊した登山者の話では、小谷さんは「北股岳を通る」「朝日連峰にも登りたい」と話していたという。
上野で本人が送ったと思われる荷物だけが実家に届く。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・酒井秀俊さんについて》
◆氏名:酒井 秀俊
(さかいひでとし)
(Hidetoshi Sakai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年1月16日?
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年1月31日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:京都市右京区
◆当時の身分:立命館大学経済学部4年生
◆身長:170cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)盲腸の手術跡
3)酒はつきあい程度
4)趣味は絵画、スキー
◆失踪場所:不祥(当時京都市右京区に下宿)

【失踪状況】
当時両親は転勤族で山形在住、姉は結婚し祖母と実家の愛知県一宮市に住んでいたので、本人の失踪時期は正確にはわからない。
就職は岐阜県大垣市内に内定し、卒論に追われていた。
正月に母や姉の住む山形にも一宮市にも帰省しなかった。
下宿していた部屋はたった今まで生活していたような感じだった。
失踪前の11月、海外旅行で一人でアムステルダムに2~3週間に行っていた。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/

《山形県警公開特定失踪者・大宮のぶ子さんについて》
◆氏名:大宮 のぶ子
(おおみやのぶこ)
(Nobuko O'miya)
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:京都府京都市
◆当時の身分:新聞配達員
◆身長:166cmくらい

【失踪状況】
平成3年5月上旬、当時住んでいた京都市内のアパートから姿を消して、以降行方不明になっています。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆山形県酒田市出身
◆身長:168cm
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・布施範行さんについて》
◆氏名:布施 範行
(ふせのりゆき)
(Noriyuki Fuse)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年2月9日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市北区
◆当時の身分:アルバイト(プレハブ工事現場)
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)寡黙でおとなしい
◆失踪場所:
1)愛知県
2)沖縄県

【失踪状況】
前年に大学卒業後、愛知県名古屋市の会社に入社後、研修を経て岐阜支店に勤務したが、その年の12月に退社。
失踪当時は名古屋のプレハブ工事現場で働く。
3月に「沖縄に行く」と書いた手紙が妹にあり、4枚写真が同封。
3ヶ月前に実家で会ったときとは別人の様相。
「2ヶ月で帰る」とあったがその後連絡なし。
預金通帳、印鑑も一緒に妹に送付。
家財、布団など全て処分していた。
昭和53年2月までは実家に電話、手紙あり。同年1月頃、家族に電話で中華風の料理をしてみたいと言っていた。
失踪後、半年か1年後、女性の声で「範行さんいませんか」と電話が2回あった。
平成17年1月31日、山形県警に告発状提出。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・小谷幸夫さんについて》
◆氏名:小谷 幸夫
(こたにゆきお)
(Yukio Kotani)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年7月21日
◆生年月日:昭和22(1947)年2月13日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:大学4年生
◆身長:170cmより高め
◆体重:55kg~56kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)運転免許あり
2)緻密で真面目な性格
3)飲酒・喫煙する
4)趣味は登山、旅行、音楽、読書
5)株、商品取引で利益を得ていた様子
◆失踪場所:山形県飯豊連峰・飯豊本山付近

【失踪状況】
拓殖大学4年生在学中の夏休み、北海道へ帰省する途中に、飯豊連峰に登山中行方不明に。
19日に上野駅を出発し、翌日郡山を経て8:30に磐越西線山都駅に到着。
バスで登山口の一ノ木登山連絡所に行き、9:30頃に登山者名簿に記録を残す。
そこから飯豊山(2,205m)へ向かい、同日は手前の小屋に止まる。
21日朝3:30に同宿した4名とともに飯豊山を目指し、4:40頃に飯豊山着。
ここからガスがかかりだしたことから、同行の4人は引き返したが、小谷さん一人御西岳に向かい、そのまま行方不明。
地元警察などが捜索を行ったが遺留品など一切なし。
その後2年にわたって捜索が続けられたが全く手掛かりがなかった。
同泊した登山者の話では、小谷さんは「北股岳を通る」「朝日連峰にも登りたい」と話していたという。
上野で本人が送ったと思われる荷物だけが実家に届く。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・酒井秀俊さんについて》
◆氏名:酒井 秀俊
(さかいひでとし)
(Hidetoshi Sakai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年1月16日?
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年1月31日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:京都市右京区
◆当時の身分:立命館大学経済学部4年生
◆身長:170cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)盲腸の手術跡
3)酒はつきあい程度
4)趣味は絵画、スキー
◆失踪場所:不祥(当時京都市右京区に下宿)

【失踪状況】
当時両親は転勤族で山形在住、姉は結婚し祖母と実家の愛知県一宮市に住んでいたので、本人の失踪時期は正確にはわからない。
就職は岐阜県大垣市内に内定し、卒論に追われていた。
正月に母や姉の住む山形にも一宮市にも帰省しなかった。
下宿していた部屋はたった今まで生活していたような感じだった。
失踪前の11月、海外旅行で一人でアムステルダムに2~3週間に行っていた。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/

《山形県警公開特定失踪者・大宮のぶ子さんについて》
◆氏名:大宮 のぶ子
(おおみやのぶこ)
(Nobuko O'miya)
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:京都府京都市
◆当時の身分:新聞配達員
◆身長:166cmくらい

【失踪状況】
平成3年5月上旬、当時住んでいた京都市内のアパートから姿を消して、以降行方不明になっています。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          【みんな生きている】横田めぐみさん[同級生の会・拉致問題担当大臣面会]/MIT      Cache   Translate Page      
-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■岩手県警HP
http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・鈴木正昭さんについて》
◆氏名:鈴木 正昭
(すずきまさあき)
(Masa-aki Suzuki)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年8月30日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年5月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県千葉市
◆当時の身分:日中友好協会アルバイト
◆岩手県一関市出身
◆血液型:A型
◆失踪場所:千葉県千葉市

【失踪状況】
1年契約で身障者施設の指導員をしていたが、3月に退職して日中友好協会にアルバイトで週4日勤務していた。
8月30日の真夜中、前の職場の同僚が千葉市のアパートを訪ねたとき、路上で若い女性と話し込んでいた。それ以後の情報なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・坂川千明さんについて》
◆氏名:坂川 千明
(さかがわちあき)
(Chiaki Sakagawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成12(2000)年3月7日
◆生年月日:昭和51(1976)年10月7日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:岩手県九戸郡洋野町
◆当時の身分:ガソリンスタンド勤務
◆身長:150cm
◆特徴:右にえくぼ
◆失踪場所:岩手県

【失踪状況】
退勤後帰宅途中失踪。
翌日、警察から岩手県九戸郡種市町の高家漁港に車が放置してあると連絡。
車の中には財布、携帯電話等すべて残っていた。
高家港は職場から家とは全く反対の方向で、夜は真っ暗。地元の人もほとんど近寄らない小さな港。
車は港の端に海に向って停まっていた。
入水自殺してもすぐ死体があがってくる場所。
車の中には高家港の丘の上にあるコンビニでビールを買ったレシートが残っていたが、そんなところでビールを買うことは考えられない。
失踪当時車のガソリンを入れていた。走行距離からすると、勤務先のガソリンスタンドから久慈市を回って高家港の距離と一致する。

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:宮城県柴田町の叔父の寺。神奈川県川崎市(前住所)から大阪府大阪市(新住所)へ転居するまでの間の居候
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで東京都港区で団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
「大阪へ向かう」と言い、妹が宮城県の白石駅改札口にまで送ったあと不明。
体調不良のため、神奈川県川崎市から次の転居予定地(大阪市)へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県柴田町の伯父の寺へ居候。
家族が「墓参りがてら実家である岩手へ帰って来い」と言っても来なかった。
居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。
また、日高信男さんと早坂勝男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          【みんな生きている】横田めぐみさん[同級生の会・拉致問題担当大臣面会]/OX      Cache   Translate Page      
-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!横田めぐみさん救出へ署名提出 早紀江さん菅長官と面会》

北朝鮮による拉致被害者、横田めぐみさんの母・早紀江さんたちが菅 義偉官房長官兼拉致問題担当大臣と面会し、6,600人を超える署名を手渡しました。
同級生の会のメンバーは、横田早紀江さんとともに、6,600人以上の署名を菅官房長官に手渡しました。
同級生は、

「これ以上、めぐみさんの両親が苦しんでいる姿を見るのがつらい。一刻も早く帰ってほしい」

と訴えました。

■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■救う会宮城facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sukuukai.miyagi
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■実録!絵で見る北朝鮮「教化所」拷問の実態「THE FACT」
https://youtu.be/QBJcDDGwdFo
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆宮城県山元町出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・早坂勝男さんについて》
◆氏名:早坂 勝男
(はやさかかつお)
(Katsuo Hayasaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年4月頃
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年1月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都墨田区石原
◆当時の身分:印刷会社社員
◆宮城県加美町出身
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆血液型:A型かO型
◆特徴:
1)印刷の仕事で指を怪我し、親指と人さし指がやや変形している
2)趣味は写真、登山
3)飲酒する
◆失踪場所:東京都墨田区

【失踪状況】
墨田区の下宿先から失踪。
この年の正月に兄弟とその家族7人で過ごし、その夕方帰った。
別の兄の話によると2月か3月にケガで入院した。
失踪後数ヶ月して、会社から本人の友人に荷物を引き取ってくれと電話ある。
荷物は洋ダンス、衣類、登山靴、印鑑、保険証、郵貯通帳、現金などだった。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・日高信男さんについて》
◆氏名:日高 信夫
(ひだかのぶお)
(Nobuo Hidaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和41(1966)年9月29日
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年11月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都新宿区
◆当時の身分:印刷工
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:印刷機による事故のため、右手人指し指第2関節と右手中指第1関節欠損
◆失踪場所:東京都台東区上野駅

【失踪状況】
勤務していた東京都新宿区の印刷会社を9月25日退職し、29日に大阪に向かったまま失踪。
実家には『大阪で新しい職場が決まった』と手紙を出しているが、実際に大阪で就職したことは現時点で確認されていない。
平成18年11月6日、警視庁に告発状を提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:宮城県柴田町の叔父の寺。神奈川県川崎市(前住所)から大阪府大阪市(新住所)へ転居するまでの間の居候
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで東京都港区で団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
「大阪へ向かう」と言い、妹が宮城県の白石駅改札口にまで送ったあと不明。
体調不良のため、神奈川県川崎市から次の転居予定地(大阪市)へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県柴田町の伯父の寺へ居候。
家族が「墓参りがてら実家である岩手へ帰って来い」と言っても来なかった。
居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による早坂勝男さん・日高信男さん・吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
早坂勝男さんと日高信男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
また、吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。

《特定失踪者・河合美智愛さんについて》
◆氏名:河合 美智愛
(かわいみちえ)
(Michie Kawai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年4月2日
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年12月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:福井県越前市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:169cm
◆特徴:
1)おでこが広い
2)口元に小さなホクロ
3)右膝外側に10cm程度のあざ
◆失踪場所:福井県武生市(現・越前市)

【失踪状況】
失踪前日から地元の繊維会社に勤め始めていた。
昼食のために会社から一旦帰宅して昼食を取った後、会社に向かったが会社には着かずそのまま行方不明となった。
乗っていた自家用車(カローラ)も見つかっていない。
失踪後、1~2回、実家に無言電話がかかってきたが、名前を呼びかけると直ぐに切れた。
平成6年頃、宮城県内で目撃情報があります。
■福井県警HP
http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          Grading Elizabeth Warren's LGBTQ Record      Cache   Translate Page      
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The Democrat and longtime champion of LGBTQ people has officially announced her 2020 presidential campaign.

UpdatedFebruary 09 2019 3:15 PM ESTElectionPoliticiansDemocratic PartyElizabeth WarrenTrudy Ring

With U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts officially announcing her 2020 presidential campaign Saturday, pundits are starting to debate whether this progressive Democrat is electable. There’s little to debate, however, about her support for LGBTQ rights— she has been a persistent champion.

Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor who helped establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has a long record of speaking out and working for all those who are underdogs — women, people of color, the economically disadvantaged — and LGBTQ people have definitely figured in her activism, which has an intersectional nature.

The senator, who began her second term this year, received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Congressional Scorecard for her first term, which began in 2013. That reflects such positions as her cosponsorship of the Equality Act and other antidiscrimination bills, and her opposition to Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — as well as other anti-LGBTQ Trump nominees.

In 2017, the confirmation hearings on Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, produced one of Warren’s signature moments. Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator and, before that, an Alabama state official, has a long history of homophobia and has also been accused of racism. To highlight the latter point, Warren started reading the Senate a letter written to the body in 1986 by civil rights activist Coretta Scott King, urging senators to reject Sessions’s nomination as a federal judge because of his history of suppressing and intimidating black voters.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to cut her off, but, as he famously said, “Nevertheless, she persisted.” McConnell finally invoked a rule that forced Warren to stop, but the hashtag #ShePersisted became widely used in Warren’s honor. Sessions did get confirmed as attorney general (he had been rejected for the federal judgeship in 1986, by the way), but he’s now been ousted by Trump, who apparently considered him insufficiently loyal.

Warren has been persisting on social justice issues, including LGBTQ rights, for many years. In 2011, when she was beginning her first Senate campaign, she came out strongly for marriage equality, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (predecessor to the Equality Act), and measures to combat bullying in schools. “No one — no one — should be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or religion,” she said at the time.

In March 2012, when President Obama was still “evolving” in his views on marriage equality, Warren said it was time for him to become fully evolved. “I want to see the president evolve because I believe that is right; marriage equality is morally right,” Warren told the Washington Blade. Two months later, the president expressed unequivocal support for marriage equality. He went on to be reelected in November, when Warren was elected to her first Senate term, beating Republican incumbent Scott Brown.

The 2012 campaign also featured an exception to Warren's pro-LGBTQ record, when she said that the court-ordered gender-confirmation surgery for a transgender prisoner was not a good use of tax dollars. Granted, the order was highly controversial, partly because the inmate was a convicted murderer. Three years later, in 2015, she was declining to say if her views had changed. Still, she has otherwise expressed strong support for the rights of trans people.

Her first year in office was marked by a speech to fellow senators urging them to pass ENDA, which would have banned workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “This week we have a chance to vote on a law that is a measure of who we are as a people and what kind of world we want to build,” she said. “I believe in a world where equal means equal, and that is why I will be voting  to outlaw employment discrimination against my neighbors and my friends.” The Senate passed ENDA that year, but the bill never came to a vote in the House. The now-pending Equality Act includes the employment provisions of ENDA as well as bans on discrimination in housing, credit, and other areas.

Warren’s outspokenness on LGBTQ rights continued. In the summer of 2015, she wrote a commentary piece for Time magazine praising the Supreme Court’s recent marriage equality ruling. When looking at this equal marriage decision, Chief Justice John Roberts asserts that the Constitution ‘had nothing to do with it,’” she wrote. “He’s wrong. Our Constitution had everything to do with it — with the liberty of two adults to have their love treated the same as that of any other couple. And it is because of the tireless work of jurists, lawyers, husbands like Jim Obergefell, and countless other LGBT Americans who stepped forward to speak out, that our nation will no longer look away from what our Constitution requires.”

More recently, she has denounced Trump’s attempts to bar transgender people from the military, supported efforts to classify conversion therapy as fraud, and called for an end to discrimination against gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood. When she announced earlier this year that she was forming the exploratory committee, making her the first Democrat to do so in this election cycle, she released a video that highlighted LGBTQ concerns and featured same-sex couples.

In January, she gave her first post-announcement interview to out MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow. The lengthy conversation dealt primarily with economic issues, the corruption of Trump's administration, and foreign policy. Watch it in three parts below.

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I have been voting since JFK, so I have seen some Really Dumb Ignorant People, elected to Congress, or the President and VP....But This Loony Toon from NY Takes the prize...Those Cow Farts, she keeps talking about, is the Nasty Air from the Shit In Her Brain, coming from her mouth...
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And now, the latest program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Matt Waterfeature -- NSFW; Theropodcaster David 'TRex' Ferguson from The TRex Report podcast is here; House Intelligence Committee and Adam Schiff getting ready to dance on Trump's head; Mommie Dearest and Fargo; The Trump Organization's odd purchases; The Eddie Haskell State of the Union; The vast disparity between Trump scandals and Democratic scandals; Elizabeth Warren and the Double Standard; The INF and NATO; Matt Gaetz is Congressman Chucklefuck; Sweaty Matt Whitaker subpoenaed; Butina's boyfriend indicted; and so much more.


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A peek at that midterm that some on the right imagine was not a shellacking of historical proportions. In today's NYT, Pete Wehner offered a useful summary of the GOP's beat down. To be clear, uber conservative Pete is a man who has long known well that of which he speaks. Wehner is currently a Senior Fellow at the conservative think tank, Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC). Prior to his think tanks days Wehner served in three Republican presidential administrations - Ronnie Reagan, George H. W. an his spawn, GW. Wehner also worked as speechwriter for then Secretary of Education William (Bill) Bennett before his appointment to Executive Director for Policy for Bill Bennet's Empower America, a conservative political action group. So, bona fides aside, here's Wehner's synopsis of the ass whoopin' Dems doled out last November - <blockquote>Recent developments should deeply worry Republicans, starting with those disastrous midterms. The Republican Party may have held on to the Senate, but Democrats now control the House of Representatives because they won more congressional seats than they had since the post-Watergate tsunami of 1974. They gained seven governorships and nearly 350 state legislature seats. According to exit polls, Democrats improved over their 2014 midterm showing by six or more percentage points among men, women, married voters, unmarried voters, whites, Hispanics, Asians, voters under 30, voters over 59, moderates, independents, urbanites and voters with college degrees. In other words, Republicans lost significant ground among <i>everyone</i> except Mr. Trump’s core base of rural, evangelical and “noncollege” supporters (and even among them, the Republican margin shrank a bit). This happened with unemployment lower than at any time since 1969 and with Republican turnout at its highest level in a century.</blockquote> The world has finally had enough of you trolls. The pendulum has done swung and it's moving at light speed.
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Last night, Fox News' Tucker Carlson sparred with Robert Hockett, a Cornell professor and adviser to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal and some of the claims in the initial FAQ her office had released. Carlson picked up on one section in particular - which offered protections for those "unwilling to work" - and asked, "Why would we ever pay people who are 'unwilling to work'?"
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by Joe Hoft TheGatewayPundit.com February 9, 2019 The body language expert – “Body Language Ghost” – reviewed President Trump’s 2019 SOTU. What she discovered is that the Democrat Party is in tatters. The Body Language Ghost on YouTube studied Congress during the 2019 SOTU speech given by President Trump. What she found was not surprising. […]
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New pressure over Khashoggi death, Trump ignores deadlineWith pressure mounting in Washington and Riyadh, the US president theoretically had until the end of the day to designate those responsible for the murder of the Washington Post columnist, who was strangled and dismembered by Saudi agents in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2. "Consistent with the previous administration's position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate," a senior administration official said.



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If it pisses off China, that’s probably because it’s the right thing to do. Nothing pisses off tyrants more than doing the right thing.

If Pelosi agrees, I’ll give her some credit for that.


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President Trump refused to provide lawmakers with a report on the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, leading to complaints of a cover-up.
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It took about five minutes of questioning for the acting attorney general to provoke gasps and jeers in the congressional hearing room. “Your five minutes is up,” Matthew Whitaker, an ex–U.S. attorney turned toilet salesman, told the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler. Nadler cracked a smile, but from that point on, the rules of engagement seemed clear: Whitaker, with just days remaining in his legally dubious role as the interim head of the Justice Department, appear.  show all text
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Perché nessuno sia scartato. L’arcivescovo Paglia sulle cure palliative
L'Osservatore Romano
Nelle cure palliative «nessuno viene mai scartato e abbandonato»: è il messaggio lanciato dall’arcivescovo Vincenzo Paglia, presidente della Pontificia Accademia per la vita, nel convegno organizzato venerdì 8 febbraio, a Milano, «per la promozione di una cultura di responsabilità sociale», insieme con la Fondazione Floriani e l’Istituto nazionale dei tumori. I temi della fragilità, dell’importanza della relazione nel momento della cura e tanto più nell’approccio delle cure palliative, la necessità di una pianificazione dentro una organizzazione a misura d’uomo, sono state le questioni all’ordine del giorno.«Sappiamo bene — ha fatto presente l’arcivescovo — quanto le cure palliative siano state protagoniste del recupero di un accompagnamento integrale del malato nell’ambito della medicina contemporanea». Del resto, «prendersi cura del malato è un passo indispensabile da compiere» ha affermato monsignor Paglia, indicando l’urgenza di promuovere appunto le cure palliative e facendo in modo «che entrino a pieno titolo tra le discipline universitarie».
Purtroppo, ha rilevato, «sappiamo quanto sia scarso il numero di studenti sia di medicina sia dei corsi infermieristici, intenzionati a dedicarsi alla cura dei malati in prossimità della morte e soprattutto delle persone anziane». Si tratta di invertire questa tendenza facendo «crescere la stima per le cure palliative, anche perché aiutano a riscoprire la vocazione più profonda della medicina che consiste prima di tutto nel prendersi cura».
Monsignor Paglia, in questa prospettiva, ha presentato l’impegno e gli obiettivi del servizio che sta svolgendo la Pontificia Accademia per la vita. E, anzitutto, ha rilanciato lo sforzo «per promuovere una cultura delle cure palliative a livello della Chiesa cattolica ovunque nel mondo». A questo scopo, ha ricordato, «abbiamo già realizzato vari congressi su questo tema sia in Italia che in Europa, negli Stati Uniti, nel mondo arabo, in Qatar, e altri sono in programma».
Inoltre è ormai «pronto un libro bianco — ha annunciato l’arcivescovo — che vorremmo inviare alle università cattoliche e agli ospedali cattolici nel mondo, per poter far crescere non solo la conoscenza ma soprattutto la pratica delle cure palliative». Il convegno di Milano si inserisce in questo percorso: «Ci accomuna la volontà di promuovere una “cultura palliativa”, sia per rispondere alla tentazione che viene dall’eutanasia e dal suicidio assistito, sia soprattutto per far maturare una “cultura della cura” che permetta di offrire una compagnia di amore sino al passaggio della morte».
A rilanciare i contenuti suggeriti dall’arcivescovo è stato don Tullio Properzio, cappellano all’Istituto dei tumori: «La dimensione spirituale all’interno del dibattito scientifico, da quando si è dato ascolto alle persone ammalate, è un aspetto che interessa ogni clinico sia che si dichiari credente oppure non credente, non essendo necessariamente limitata alla sola dimensione religiosa».

L'Osservatore Romano, 9-10 febbraio 2019

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Insediata in Francia la commissione d’inchiesta sugli abusi. Al centro l’ascolto delle vittime

L'Osservatore Romano
«Il punto di partenza del lavoro è la presa di coscienza della sofferenza delle vittime. Il loro ascolto sarà quindi una delle nostre missioni centrali»: Jean-Marc Sauvé, 70 anni, ex vice-presidente del Consiglio di Stato (la più alta giurisdizione amministrativa della Repubblica), chiamato dalla Conferenza episcopale francese a guidare la Commissione indipendente d’inchiesta sugli abusi sessuali nella Chiesa, spiega così al quotidiano «La Croix» quale sarà uno dei principali obiettivi dell’incarico. Voluto a novembre, al termine dell’assemblea plenaria, il nuovo organismo sarà operativo entro tre mesi. C’è da stabilire prima il metodo di lavoro per la raccolta di informazioni e la riunione inaugurale, tenutasi ieri, venerdì 8, ha affrontato proprio questo punto. «Cominceremo con l’analizzare i rapporti redatti dalle varie commissioni che hanno affrontato l’argomento in altri paesi, poi, come struttura sovrana e indipendente, definiremo l’insieme delle nostre competenze», che, ha fatto capire Sauvé, non potranno prescindere dalla consultazione delle fonti di stampa, dall’audizione di vittime, testimoni, inquisiti in procedimenti giudiziari, dallo studio degli archivi, soprattutto quelli della Chiesa (diocesi e congregazioni religiose).
La commissione — incaricata dai vescovi di fare piena luce sugli abusi sessuali commessi su minori e persone vulnerabili a partire dagli anni Cinquanta del secolo scorso, nonché sull’eventuale copertura dolosa degli stessi — è composta da ventidue membri, dodici uomini e dieci donne, di età compresa fra i 38 e i 75 anni, credenti di diverse confessioni e non credenti, esperti di varie discipline (avvocati, magistrati, docenti di diritto canonico, teologi, medici specialisti, professionisti nel campo sociale e dell’educazione, studiosi di storia e scienze umane). Ci sono, fra gli altri, Jean-Pierre Rosenczveig, ex presidente del Tribunale dei minori di Bobigny, Philippe Portier, storico e sociologo delle religioni e della laicità, e Astrid Kaptijn, docente di diritto canonico all’università di Friburgo. È stato lo stesso Sauvé a sceglierli, «senza alcuna interferenza o direttiva dei responsabili ecclesiastici». Non ci sono sacerdoti né religiosi. Lavoreranno tutti a titolo gratuito. I rapporti finanziari sono retti da una convenzione tra Sauvé e il presidente dell’episcopato, monsignor Georges Pontier. Non sono stati fissati tetti al budget ma, viene assicurato, questo legame finanziario «non lede in alcun modo l’indipendenza della commissione».
Si tratta dunque di un organismo eclettico, pluridisciplinare: «La commissione è diversa per opinioni religiose e filosofiche. Vi figurano credenti cristiani e non, così come agnostici e atei. La diversità generazionale è ugualmente importante. Le vittime uscite allo scoperto sono soprattutto trentenni e quarantenni; bisognava che questa fascia d’età fosse rappresentata. La grande diversità è una garanzia della sua indipendenza», conclude il presidente, sottolineando che «non soccomberemo alle critiche di essere “troppo lontani” o “troppo vicini” alla Chiesa cattolica», poiché «saremo indipendenti e onoreremo il nostro mandato fino in fondo e con serenità». François Devaux, presidente di una delle associazioni delle vittime, non ha tuttavia nascosto la propria diffidenza: «Quando vediamo la difficoltà che le vittime hanno di parlarci, sono scettico sul fatto che essi prenderanno contatto con una commissione di esperti, di tecnocrati».
C’è chi si rammarica che a far parte del nuovo organismo non sia stato chiamato alcun rappresentante delle vittime, mentre padre Stéphane Joulain, psicoterapeuta specializzato nel trattamento degli abusi sessuali del clero, fautore di una maggiore sensibilizzazione del problema nei seminari, ha dichiarato che spetta alla Chiesa ma soprattutto allo Stato «far uscire la verità» su questo «problema di pedocriminalità». Joulain è una delle cinque personalità cattoliche ascoltate mercoledì scorso in Senato dalla Missione comune di informazione che indaga sui crimini sessuali sui minori nel loro insieme. Dalle audizioni sono emersi spunti e riflessioni interessanti. Suor Véronique Margron, teologa, presidente della Conferenza dei religiosi e delle religiose, ha posto l’accento sul silenzio generale che ha accompagnato per anni questa dolorosa vicenda e che può essere superato dalla previsione di organismi indipendenti «in grado di evidenziare le disfunzioni». (giovanni zavatta)


Perché nessuno sia scartato
L’arcivescovo Paglia sulle cure palliative
Nelle cure palliative «nessuno viene mai scartato e abbandonato»: è il messaggio lanciato dall’arcivescovo Vincenzo Paglia, presidente della Pontificia Accademia per la vita, nel convegno organizzato venerdì 8 febbraio, a Milano, «per la promozione di una cultura di responsabilità sociale», insieme con la Fondazione Floriani e l’Istituto nazionale dei tumori. I temi della fragilità, dell’importanza della relazione nel momento della cura e tanto più nell’approccio delle cure palliative, la necessità di una pianificazione dentro una organizzazione a misura d’uomo, sono state le questioni all’ordine del giorno.
«Sappiamo bene — ha fatto presente l’arcivescovo — quanto le cure palliative siano state protagoniste del recupero di un accompagnamento integrale del malato nell’ambito della medicina contemporanea». Del resto, «prendersi cura del malato è un passo indispensabile da compiere» ha affermato monsignor Paglia, indicando l’urgenza di promuovere appunto le cure palliative e facendo in modo «che entrino a pieno titolo tra le discipline universitarie».
Purtroppo, ha rilevato, «sappiamo quanto sia scarso il numero di studenti sia di medicina sia dei corsi infermieristici, intenzionati a dedicarsi alla cura dei malati in prossimità della morte e soprattutto delle persone anziane». Si tratta di invertire questa tendenza facendo «crescere la stima per le cure palliative, anche perché aiutano a riscoprire la vocazione più profonda della medicina che consiste prima di tutto nel prendersi cura».
Monsignor Paglia, in questa prospettiva, ha presentato l’impegno e gli obiettivi del servizio che sta svolgendo la Pontificia Accademia per la vita. E, anzitutto, ha rilanciato lo sforzo «per promuovere una cultura delle cure palliative a livello della Chiesa cattolica ovunque nel mondo». A questo scopo, ha ricordato, «abbiamo già realizzato vari congressi su questo tema sia in Italia che in Europa, negli Stati Uniti, nel mondo arabo, in Qatar, e altri sono in programma».
Inoltre è ormai «pronto un libro bianco — ha annunciato l’arcivescovo — che vorremmo inviare alle università cattoliche e agli ospedali cattolici nel mondo, per poter far crescere non solo la conoscenza ma soprattutto la pratica delle cure palliative». Il convegno di Milano si inserisce in questo percorso: «Ci accomuna la volontà di promuovere una “cultura palliativa”, sia per rispondere alla tentazione che viene dall’eutanasia e dal suicidio assistito, sia soprattutto per far maturare una “cultura della cura” che permetta di offrire una compagnia di amore sino al passaggio della morte».
A rilanciare i contenuti suggeriti dall’arcivescovo è stato don Tullio Properzio, cappellano all’Istituto dei tumori: «La dimensione spirituale all’interno del dibattito scientifico, da quando si è dato ascolto alle persone ammalate, è un aspetto che interessa ogni clinico sia che si dichiari credente oppure non credente, non essendo necessariamente limitata alla sola dimensione religiosa».
L'Osservatore Romano, 9-10 febbraio 2018.

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Nigerians have taken to social media to express disappointment over the construction of a giant broom in front of the Abuja City Gate.

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) noted that as of Thursday, it wasn’t clear what was being constructed when they began, but afterwards, it turned out to be the broom symbol of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A Twitter user, @adex0057, uploaded a photograph of the broom taken as on Thursday, and he tagged the Guinness World Records (GWR) in his caption.

The caption read: “WORLD LARGEST BROOM Attention: @GWR This is the Largest Broom anybody or group has ever [erected] anywhere in the world. This is work of some group of volunteers of @OfficialAPCNg . It deserves your recognition and honour. Location: Abuja; Date: 02/07/2019.”

The tweet by @adex0057 was retweeted by Rauf Aregbesola, immediate past Governor of Osun State.
However, the presence of the APC broom has been greeted by anger and in some cases, disappointment.
@dondekojo wrote: “These ones are installing a giant broom in front of a national monument? How insane is this?" while @Shawnife wrote: “These people don’t even rate us again. A huge broom has now been mounted in front of the City Gate.”

While @Biisi96 wrote: “What’s the meaning of this useless broom they are erecting at city gate? So this is the madness they were up to. I was confused as to what it was yesterday evening. But alas it was buffoonery in the making. I’m tired abeg,” while @TheIgboWolf wrote: “The broom doesn't represent anything to Nigerian or Nigeria. It's a symbol of a party, just one political party. But it has been mounted at the front of FCT. Again, this country is not for all of us.”

@Waynetipsy_ng tweeted: “#2019elections APC Mounts Gigantic Metal Broom At City Gate, Abuja. The broom allegedly cost a whooping N250million.”

A tweet by @dulzura_2badtz read: “Just a random question from a curious observer... so is this broom a national monument or it’s just for the election purpose and how much was budgeted for this?”

@ify_zoe wrote: “World Largest Broom. You are even tagging Guinness Book of Records without shame. If Buharism isn't a mental case I wonder what it is,” while a tweet by @NotACoquette read: “The broom that brings doom.”

@Mohd_abdul_’s tweet read: “Going to the FRANCE capital you would see... The ‘EIFFEL TOWER’ but coming to Abuja, the Nigeria capital you would end up seeing the ‘BIG BROOM’”, while @afrispheric wrote: “Imagine driving into the capital city of a country in the 21st century and one of the first things you see is a BROOM. Not a rocket. Not a super computer. Not a freedom fighter. But a dirty looking broom.”
 



          2019: Wike Mocks Cole, Amaechi Over Supreme Court Judgment      Cache   Translate Page      

The Rivers state governor, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, has taken to his official Twitter page to mock the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates following the Supreme Court ruling which reaffirms the nullification of APC primaries in the state.

The governor, while rubbishing Tonye Cole, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on the social media said, "politics isn't for errand boys".

Read what he wrote below;

"Tonye Cole, you have my sincere sympathies, but politics isn’t for errand boys. Amaechi can’t rule Rivers State by proxy. Rivers people can’t let that happen."

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Nigerians have taken to social media to rant over the construction of a giant broom in front of the Abuja City Gate.

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) noted that as of Thursday, it wasn’t clear what was being constructed when they began, but afterwards, it turned out to be the broom symbol of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


          7 Days To Polls: PVC Now Sells For N10,000      Cache   Translate Page      

Despite the huge campaign against vote-buying by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA), some Nigerians, across political party divides, are yet to desist from the illegal act, checks by Saturday Telegraph have revealed. However, those involved in the dastardly act are no longer going by direct vote buying as witnessed in the previous elections. This time, the new method adopted is through the purchase of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from individuals willing to sell. Though the method is not entirely new, as it had been used before, it is not as open and notorious as the direct system of vote-buying. In the open system, a voter is directly paid at the polling unit after voting for the party paying the fee, while the indirect system allows a voter to sell off his right to vote before the Election Day. With this new system, a voter is clandestinely disenfranchised while the beneficiary of the purchase will use the card to favour the party picking the bills. This is usually in connivance with polling agents and the INEC ad-hoc staff, who must have been bought over, for the illegal permutations to be perfected. A scenario witnessed by some of our correspondents in Ikeja and Agege areas of Lagos during the 2015 election shows how the fraudulent system works. In a chat with a beneficiary of the fraud who corroborated what our correspondents witnessed, a female politician narrated how the operation of the illegal system was simplified to fit into a normal electoral process. “Once the PVCs had been collected, those behind the purchase will go a step further to organise people that would use the card and assemble them in one place on the eve of the election. “In most cases, we use people of northern extraction who we call ‘mola’, and they must be at a designated place before the day of voting, so that they won’t be caught napping with the restriction of movement order, which is always in place. “They are the ones that will line up and do the voting on behalf of the real owners.

The INEC staff, the police and the polling agents of political parties are all in-volved; they always look the other way, having greased their palm. “But it is only possible in places where you are popular and you have an edge, it is a bit difficult if the area that is not your stronghold”, she explained. Asked why the need to go through such harrowing and risky experience since the party in question is already popular in the area, she simply responded thus: “it is a way to shore up votes because what you have in one area can make up for your loss in other areas, when the total figures are collated. “As a party leader, if my party can pull all the votes in my area, numbering over half-a-million, it would be to my advantage, because it is possible that we may not have up to 10 per cent of that in the strong hold of our opponents. “It is the huge number we have here that we will use to augment the loss from other areas. It is like a game of football competition, if you are able to score many goals during the group stages, it will help you on the long run when determining who will qualify for the finals. “Let me give you an example; in the last election, we lost some areas including Oshodi because of the attitude of our brothers and sisters from the South East. You know how big and populated Oshodi is, but we were able to make up the overall figure from what we had here and our other strongholds”, she explained.


Abia voters confirm

The rumours making round about the buying of Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) seems to hold waters in Abia State as most voters confirmed that they were actually called to sell theirs for N10, 000. Some of the voters however said the buying took place within the end of last year and added that they had not been offered such since the New Year. A voter, among many others residents that confirmed in Umukalika in Obingwa LGA of Abia State told Saturday Telegraph that his brothers sold theirs and that if he had one, he would have done same because he is not going to vote for anybody. The tricycle rider whose name was withheld at his request said it was better for him to have sold his card than to keep it for nothing. A voter who identified himself simply as Pascal and is residing in Aba South said he is looking for the buyers because he wants to sell his own PVC. He said that he had no use for it because he didn’t see anybody qualified to earn his votes. “Who should I vote for? Ikpeazu, Ogah or Otti? Buhari or Atiku? I don’t care about these people. They don’t know me; I don’t know them and I got the PVC because I don’t want to have problems with bank issue. “But now that I’ve seen that no bank is asking me for it, I want to sell it. Ten thousand is not much as I have heard they’re buying, but I rather take it and let them do their things which they will also do whether I vote or not.”


Poverty forcing us to sell, say Bauchi electorate

Ahead of the elections, politicians in Bauchi have deviced another method of winning elections which is through the purchase of PVCs In Bauchi, a source within the state INEC confirmed that the commission was under intense pressure from politicians to sell PVCs to them at any cost, but checks by our correspondent reveal that in the rural communities, the story is different. Rather than politicians seeking PVCs to buying, it is the electorate that are luring politicians to buy their PVCs, no matter how ridiculous the amount is. According to a respondent, “the reason most of these youths engage in the selling of PVCs is that they don’t believe in politicians, they don’t know who to trust because many have failed them. Poverty is the main factor for us selling our PCVS”. He said people are ready to sell their PVCs between N10, 000 and 20,000, depending on the location and who is buying.


Anambra voters say its business

Some eligible voters in Anambra State have refused to put a price tag on their cards but noted that they are now making brisk business from the buying of votes as most of those involved confirmed that they have thrown patriotism and conscience to the wind. Most of those interviewed by our reporter are of the opinion that it would turn better for them to collect money and vote for the highest bidder than to vote and their votes do not count. A chieftain of one of the major political parties, Hon John Egbue, contended that votes cast in Nigerian elections do not count. “I have been in this game for more than 40 years and had also keenly contested for LG chairmanship and had come to realise that what is done is selection and not election. “It does not also not make sense for one to risk one’s life to vote for someone who after being declared winner of an election would turn his back on electorate only to come back to share bags of rice, salt, his or her branded cloth to canvas for yet another vote. A sales girl, Miss chioma Ndumadu, told our reporter that her vote is for the highest bidder. According to her, she had voted several times, but each time, the candidate elected would not be declared winner. “What you will hear is that they have gone to court and at the end, the highest bidder will carry the day. It is better I collect the one I see than waiting for unfulfilled promises of politicians.


Delta PVCs for highest bidder

In Delta State, PVCs are now essential commodities in ‘marketplaces’ as political parties and supporters jostle according to their purchasing powers. A chieftain of the APC in Ughelli North axis of Delta Central Senatorial District said he was approached with N10 million for 100 PVCs, which are expected to come from his supporters.”The deal is that aside the cost of my defection, which the emissaries have not disclosed, N100, 000 each has been dedicated to buy the votes of the first one hundred supporters that will defect with me.” While the chieftain did not mention the party that struck the deal with him, the presidential spokesperson for APC in the state, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, however accused the PDP-led administration in the state of planting votebuyers in every ward under the disguise of special assistants, and thereby using them to stockpile PVCs for the elections. But the state PDP chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, denied the allegation, saying, “unprogressive change agents” in the APC are junketing round the country, and have infiltrated Delta State in their desperate bid to snatch the state. “We are aware of their extravagant trips. They are sharing N10, 000 to unsuspecting voters to buy their PVCs. We see them on television, on the pages of newspapers and hear them o the radio stations. “Their door-to-door buying and selling of PVCs is known to us. The good news is that, the voters are wise; they are going to keep Governor Okowa till 2023”, Esiso said. A voter, who hails from Abraka in Ethiope East council area, who identified herself simply as Ngozi, said she received N10, 000 from an undisclosed political party. “What is the essence of holding on to a PVC when hunger is staring at me. I better sell it for economic advantage, instead of waiting for my vote not to be counted.”


Niger monarch: Politicians use syndicate to buy PVCs

In Niger State, a top traditional ruler, the Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umar Mohammad Bago, confirmed that buying and selling of PVCs occur in his domain, saying that the selling and buying of the card is real. The monarch confirmed this in a message to the Stakeholders Consultative Forum organised for royal fathers in the state by INEC. The monarch who was represented by the Maiyakin Lapai, Alhaji Abubakar Sulaiman said politicians were using surrogates to purchase the PVCs at N10, 000. “The syndicate move from ward to ward in the emirate and they buy each PVC for as low as N10, 000 and in some cases N5000. In Umaru Majigi A Ward of Bida Local Government Area, an eligible voter who identified himself as Bologi Mohammed, said: “When the APC visited us, they asked us to gather at our polling units. After some time they were requesting for our PVCs, saying it is only those with PVCs that will get the money, it is N10, 000 for men and N5, 000 for women. “We waited but we started asking who is in charge of paying the money because they wanted to collect our cards first but we said no, we needed to be sure whether it is real. “When the gate was opened, our people refused to submit their PVCs unless we are given the money”.


Osun voters hide under house-to-house campaign

In Osun, a cross-section of politicians had been able to penetrate prospective voters by hoodwinking them to exchange their PVCs for as much as N10, 000. Saturday telegraph investigations revealed that, the desperate politicians now embark on house-to-house political evangelism to recruit fake voters who had been bought over to perpetrate electoral fraud. The recruitment exercises which was said to have cut across all the major political parties in the state but got pronounced within the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political camps, is now being x-rayed by different political analysts who express their divergent views on the move. A politician, Chief Mufutau Lasisi, said there was nothing bad in selling his PVC to another person if it would bring food on his table. He argued that, with the abject poverty in the country, he could go to any length to make money so far it would allow him take good care of his family members. When asked of the consequence, Lasisi said: ” I am the owner of my PVC and I can do anything with it. I don’t care about the consequence because, untold hardship has taken over the land. “In fact, I am anxiously waiting for whosoever that may want to buy or exchange my PVC for money. ”


Kano politicians buy to resell

In Kano, Saturday Telegraph’s checks revealed that politicians go into areas where the residents are of low-level awareness to buy PVCs at N10, 000 and sometimes above. It was also gathered that even some of the newly registered parties who have no structures in most places as required by INEC are involved in the purchase of the PVCs and further sell to bigger parties. Politicians that engage in the purchase of the PVCs were buying at N10, 000 from the voters only to resell but the resident have quickly increased the money to N20, 000, having realised that politicians are in need of it. The major parties are said to have identified hundreds of hamlets were they stormed to purchases the materials. A villager in one of the remote areas said; “it is true people from the city come to purchases the PVCs although many people, despite their low level awareness refuse to sell. “In fact, one of the politician that comes to purchases the PVCs, was shown hell because he received the beatings of his life, and since then, we have not witness any other person coming to buy the PVCs “.


We are ready to sell, say Bayelsa voters

In Bayelsa State, the 2019 campaign is different, as candidates of the major parties have decided not to spend money on campaigns believing that there will still be buying of votes as it was done in 2015. In 2015 elections in the Bayelsa State, the highest bidders had the votes between the political parties. A journalist, John Odeh, who spoke with Saturday Telegraph said: “When you say they planned it, it is just stating the obvious because it is something we have seen. Nigerians have witnessed it and it has been happening. “The most recent elections, which were held at Ekiti and Osun states, they didn’t pretend about it, they bought votes. A resident, Francis Dufugha, said: “Vote buying, inasmuch as I know, is unlawful but whether we like it or not, people will still sell their votes because the poverty level is so high, to the extent that they have known the antics of the politicians. “And they believe that whether the politicians give them money or not, they will not still deliver the dividend of democracy to them. Even if it is now they want to start the sensitisation of selling or not selling their votes, it might not stop vote buying because Nigerians are so wise. They will be devising different means to buy the vote”, he said. Another respondent, Tony Amgbare, said: “if they are ready to pay for the votes, I am willing to take the money and sell. “For me I’m looking for money. I will go to my village because money will come out.

Even if it is N10, 000 or N15, 000, I will collect because whether I collect or not, they are the same people.” Another voter, Shade Bankole, a trader, who admitted having her PVC said: “If they sell the vote, I will collect money. What brought me to Yenagoa”? Another trader, Joy Emmanuel, who plies his trade in Swali Market said; “If I have the opportunity of selling my votes, I will sell it to the highest bidder because it might be the only thing I will benefit from this government. “It is not a question of voting my conscience. Right now, nobody has conscience in this country. There is no moral in politics. My vote goes to the highest bidder. I will wait patiently until I see the person that will give me what I will be satisfied with. “If it is 20,000 or 50,000 it depends on what is happening in the polling unit where I am going to vote. I will sell my vote and collect my money. A visibly angry respondent Ebi Ozegbe told Saturday Telegraph that vote-buying had become a common occurrence and nothing new in the state. Ozegbe said: ”Government has refused to make things easy for the people. Government has deliberately improvished the people. People are in penury. They are in pains. People can’t take two square meals in a day. “Vote-buying is a normal thing every governor must send money to different wards to enable some people to go and vote. Vote-buying is a normal thing that should be done. “Government must take care of the people. When there are good programmes in place, vote buying won’t even come in but deliberately they have succeeded in in making things so difficult for the masses. If I see N100, 000, I will collect. Government should make things right to abolish vote buying”.


Rivers: Non-indigenes used as puns

In Rivers State, some voters interviewed said that payment ranges from N1, 000 to N5000 and that voters are mobilised long before the election. “If this is not done early enough, a voter might end up voting for another party,” said a trader, who disclosed that his younger brother had been handing out cash to people with PVCs in the Waterlines area of Port Harcourt. The main targets in the state are non-indigenes, who are approached through their leaders. Almost the entire country’s tribes have groups that are invited to political rallies and meetings where they were promised appointments. ”The most organised group in the state is the ‘Non- Indigenes Without Borders.” According to one Musa Maina, who brings in foodstuffs into Rivers from the North, some politicians had approached them for votes. “Some have negotiated N2000 with some of our leaders, but we want it to be N5000 for each voter. I will only vote for the party that gives me more cash. I don’t really care what our leaders say,” he said. Another voter, who said that he got his PVC on the last day before the extension of INEC’s deadline, noted that he initially didn’t want to do anything with his PVC, but he changed his mind when a friend told him that he could get some cash during elections. “Yes, I attended a political meeting where they shared N2, 000 to those present. I am praying that I get N5, 000 for my vote during election. But I have not been approached by any politician yet,” he said.
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          I'm emailing you today because . . .      Cache   Translate Page      
February 8, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
Ronnie Cummins

Thank you for asking your members of Congress to support the Green New Deal (GND) resolutions introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.

Could you take the next step, and join others at a meeting at your Congress members’ offices? Please use this map to find and sign up for a meeting in your district. Then download this Fact Sheet and hand it to your Congress member (or their staff person) and other meeting attendees.

The GND twin resolutions were unveiled yesterday. Already, some lawmakers and media outlets are calling the GND  “unrealistic” and “unaffordable,” despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Powerful corporations—especially the fossil fuel, agribusiness, chemical and pharmaceutical industries—want to kill the GND before it can get off the ground.

The only way the GND will fly, is if we build a powerful social movement to lift it up.

There’s another reason I’m asking you to attend a meeting with your member of Congress—to help us get the message out that only by using the power of organic regenerative agriculture and land restoration, can we actually achieve the GND’s ambitious goal of net zero emissions by 2030-2050.

So far criticism of the GND has focused not on whether we need a GND to head off our climate crisis, but whether it’s possible to do what global scientists agree we must do to avoid catastrophe: reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 45-percent within 12 years, and by 100-percent by 2050. Some critics say we can't do it.

Those critics are right—if all we focus on is reducing emissions.

That’s why it’s critical, especially in this early stage, to get the word out that in addition to reducing emissions, we must draw down and sequester the carbon already in the atmosphere.

For the GND to accomplish its climate goals, it must spur two large-scale transitions: the transition away from fossil fuel use toward renewable energy, and the transition away from industrial agriculture toward organic regenerative practices that draw down and sequester carbon.

For more than two decades, I’ve led OCA’s efforts to pass laws that stop factory farms (and the GMO crops that supply their feed) from polluting our air and water, and igniting a global health and global antibiotic-resistance crisis.

We’ve worked on Farm Bills to divert taxpayer-funded subsidies away from industrial agriculture, and provide more support for farmers whose practices heal soil and produce healthy food.

We’ve lobbied for state laws to ban dangerous pesticides that end up on our food and water.

Not in my lifetime, have I seen a plan that has the potential to do all of this, while at the same time providing better incomes for all workers, reviving local communities and economies, and pulling us back from the brink of a climate disaster.

I so appreciate your support so far for this transformational resolution. Please consider taking the next step, by joining a meeting in your Congressional district. And don’t forget to distribute this Fact Sheet to everyone there.

Thank you!

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Ronnie Cummins

International Director

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          The Green New Deal Is Here. And It's Great for Food & Farming!      Cache   Translate Page      
February 7, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
Alexis Baden-Mayer

The Green New Deal (GND) has arrived! You can read the inspiring resolution here.

The GND is so good it speaks for itself. Among the several goals and projects deemed necessary to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the GND includes:

(J) removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and reducing pollution, including by restoring natural ecosystems through proven low-tech solutions that increase soil carbon storage, such as preservation and afforestation

Now that we’ve passed the dangerous tipping point of 350 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (we’re at 410 ppm), we have to figure out a way to draw down that CO2—or we will continue to suffer the cascading impacts of global warming even after we’ve eliminated greenhouse gas emissions.

The safest and most effective way we have of doing this is to increase the carbon content of our soils in farmland, pasture land, forests, wetlands and coastal marine ecosystems. This can be done on working lands through regenerative organic agriculture techniques that increase fertility and control pests by replacing chemicals with management practices. These include holistic planned grazing, composting, no-till, cover cropping, diverse crop mixes and rotations, and the incorporation of crops that return nutrients and organic matter to the soil.

This is the piece of the puzzle that most climate activists and legislators are unaware of. That’s why it’s so important that this is included in the GND, and why we need to get Congress to support it!

But wait—there’s more! The GND also calls for:

(G) working collaboratively with farmers and ranchers in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector as much as is technologically feasible, including—
(i) by supporting family farming;
(ii) by investing in sustainable farming and land use practices that increase soil health; and
(iii) by building a more sustainable food system that ensures universal access to healthy food

This is a plan for food and farming that could solve the economic crisis facing family farmers, the diet-driven health crisis, and the climate crisis—while also addressing the pollution and soil loss caused by industrial agriculture! 

‘Supporting family farming’

We’re encouraged that “supporting family farming” is at the center of the GND’s plan to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. 

With farm prices where they are now, family farms lose money with every bite of food we take. Thousands of farms are lost each year, and the situation is probably worse than reported. 

As long as our country’s struggling family farmers teeter on the edge of foreclosure and bankruptcy, it’s going to be very difficult to prevent them from selling their land to developers or factory farms, or to get them to adopt climate-beneficial farming practices.

Any future legislation that attempts to implement the GND must begin with a program to end the loss of family farms by guaranteeing farmers fair prices from their buyers. As the National Farmers Union describes it, a fair price is “a return of the cost of production plus an opportunity for reasonable profit.” (For more on what “supporting family farming” could mean, read Elizabeth Henderson’s “Why Sustainable Agriculture Should Support a Green New Deal.”)

In addition to the sections of the resolution that are specific to agriculture and land use, the GND contains a number of mechanisms that would be useful in the transition from greenhouse gas- polluting industrial agriculture to climate-beneficial regenerative organic food and farming.

‘Millions of jobs’

The GND aims “to create millions of good, high-wage jobs and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States.”

How many of these jobs will be in agriculture? Eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture means farming without fossil fuels on smaller farms that send food shorter distances. It means replacing off-farm inputs (pesticides, synthetic fertilizers) with management-intensive practices for fertility and pest-control. It means replacing patented seeds from companies like Monsanto with locally adapted seeds from local breeders. It means getting animals out of factory farms and onto pasture. It means trading massive gas-guzzling tractors for vehicles powered by on-farm electricity and biofuels. 

Each of these shifts will require more hands and, more importantly, more brains. Richard Heinberg estimates the shift might require as many as 50 million U.S. farmers.

Jobs, unionization & employment rights for all workers

The GND calls for treating workers right, including all workers in the food chain, by:

(H) guaranteeing a job with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States;
(I) strengthening and protecting the right of all workers to organize, unionize, and collectively bargain free of coercion, intimidation, and harassment;
(J) strengthening and enforcing labor, workplace health and safety, anti-discrimination, and wage and hour standards across all employers, industries, and sectors

It’s easy to see how this would make a difference for farm workers who are left out of many important labor protections enjoyed by most other workers in this country.

Did you know that the food system is our country’s largest—and worst—employer? According to the Food Chain Workers Alliance 2016 report:  

The U.S. food system has grown by 1.5 million more workers in the past five years and continues to be the largest employer in the country–employing a total of 21.5 million workers. That’s 14 percent, or 1 out of every 7 workers, of the nation’s workforce. At the same time, the U.S. food system is the worst employer in the country in terms of wages and working conditions, paying the lowest hourly median wage of $10. This leads to a higher rate of food insecurity for food workers compared to workers in all other industries. In fact, food workers use food stamps (SNAP benefits) at over the double the rate of all other US workers.

While most food system workers are U.S. born, a substantial number are immigrants, some of whom lack legal status. As Farm Aid reports:

Farmworker Justice estimates that 70-80 percent of farmworkers are immigrants (between half and three-quarters of whom are undocumented). The USDA however, has a slightly lower number, citing that about 60 percent of all agriculture workers are foreign born. These discrepancies speak to the veiled nature of the work, number of undocumented workers, and power inequities embedded in the industry. Crop production employs the most immigrants, as 85% of fruits and vegetables are harvested by hand.

Repairing ‘historic oppression’

The GND aims to: 

(E) to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of indigenous communities, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, and youth (referred to in this resolution as ‘‘frontline and vulnerable communities’’)

The “historic oppression” caused by the U.S. food system is well known. It begins with the Europeans’ theft of Western Hemisphere lands from Indigenous Nations and their enslavement of African Americans. As the Union of Concerned Scientists recently pointed out:  

The Europeans who colonized North America stole land from a tremendous diversity of peoples and communities, each with their own sophisticated understanding of how to grow food and manage landscapes that, with few exceptions, allowed them to provide for their needs without degrading the soils, rivers, and forests on which they depended.

Beginning in the 1600s, [destructive European-style agriculture] was powered by forced labor: first with indentured servants from Europe, then increasingly with the labor of enslaved African people. … Following the abolition of slavery in 1865, sharecropping kept profits flowing while prolonging the servitude of many formerly enslaved people. At the same time, the footprint of colonial agriculture spread west along with a flood of settlers, enabled by the violent displacement of indigenous people, and extending the footprint of destructive agricultural practices.

The U.S. has never compensated Native Americans or African Americans for these crimes, and the impact has only been exacerbated. As Leah Penniman writes in “Farming While Black” (you can read a free excerpt here):

About 24 million Americans live under food apartheid, in which it’s difficult to impossible to access affordable, healthy food. This trend is not race-neutral. White neighborhoods have an average of four times as many supermarkets as predominantly Black communities. This lack of access to nutritious food has dire consequences for our communities. Incidences of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are on the rise in all populations, but the greatest increases have occurred among people of color, especially African Americans and Native Americans. 

Brutal racism—maiming, lynching, burning, deportation, economic violence, legal violence— ensured that our roots would not spread deeply and securely. In 1910, at the height of Black land ownership, 16 million acres of farmland—14 percent of the total—was owned and cultivated by Black families. Now less than 1 percent of farms are Black-owned.

Our Black ancestors were forced, tricked, and scared off land until 6.5 million of them migrated to the urban North in the largest migration in US history. This was no accident. Just as the US government sanctioned the slaughter of buffalo to drive Native Americans off their land, so did the United States Department of Agriculture and the Federal Housing Administration deny access to farm credit and other resources to any Black person who joined the NAACP, registered to vote, or signed any petition pertaining to civil rights. When Carver’s methods helped Black farmers be successful enough to pay off their debts, their white landlords responded by beating them almost to death, burning down their houses, and driving them off their land.

In her book, Penniman lists a number of policies the Northeast Farmers of Color Network has proposed to end racism in the food system. The policies serve five goals: 1) Real Food for Our People; 2) Dignity for Farm Workers; 3) Community-Based Farmer Training; 4) Economic Viability for Farmers; and 5) Reparations for Stolen Land and Wealth.

The GND resolution lays out a plan that has the potential to accomplish all of the these goals. But it’s success ultimately depends on us. Without a social movement to give it power and direction, the GND will fail. Please check out these actions you can take to help garner support for the GND.

Alexis Baden-Mayer is political director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA). To keep up with OCA news and alerts, sign up for our newsletter.


          A New Generation of Carbon Farmers: Organic, Grass-Fed Ranch Connects Young Women to Agriculture      Cache   Translate Page      
February 6, 2019
Organic Consumers Association
Julie Wilson

For millennia, women have played a central role in farming and ranching communities. Today, a new generation of women are taking on new roles of carbon farmers and ranchers managers.

 

In the U.S., there are more than 900,000 women farmers, according to data collected in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  That means women constitute 31 percent of the agricultural sector, and contribute upwards of $12 billion to America’s economy.

 

Historically, men have been considered a better fit for work in the agriculture field, work often characterized as rugged and ruthless. But as regenerative agriculture becomes more popular, women are bringing unique strengths to the field.

 

At San Juan Ranch in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, a woman’s kindness and affinity for animals is viewed as a key component in producing humanely raised livestock. The 4,000-acre ranch, owned and operated by Julie Sullivan and George Whitten, is a certified organic, 100-percent grass-fed beef ranch that doubles as a teaching center. Sullivan told the Colorado Springs Gazette:

 

“I think a deep relationship (with the land and animals) really appeals to the young women who want to go into agriculture, or at least the young women that come here. I think that they’re looking for a way for their life to have meaning, for a way to feel their strength and their capacity inside the context of a relationship.”

 

For more than a decade, Sullivan and Whitten have hired interns or apprentices through the Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program. The interns work full time on the ranch for one year, learning about holistic management, animal husbandry, planned grazing, herding, ranch infrastructure maintenance, soil health, cover cropping, low-stress livestock handling, organic certification and the process for finishing grass-fed cattle. According to Quivira’s website:

 

Apprentices emerge from the program with tangible skills, both technical and interpersonal, that are essential for successful employment in sustainable agriculture, and for eventual ownership and management of their own operation.

 

The majority of interns hired to work at San Juan Ranch thus far have been women. In the beginning, Whitten was hesitant to hire women because he was unsure of their willingness to tackle some of the grittier parts of ranching. Again, from the Colorado Springs Gazette:

 

“Ranching communities have always had really strong women outside doing ranch work, but often those were people that either their husband had died or there were no sons in the family. George just didn’t think that young women would want to be covered in blood and puss and do branding and do castrating and want to lay underneath the truck and get oil in their face. It just hadn’t been his personal experience that women would want to do sort of some of that dirty messy part of ranching.”

 

Whitten, however, changed his mind—and his view of the role women play on the ranch—after their first female hire.

 

Among the women apprentices at San Juan Ranch is 25-year-old Morgan Atkinson, an Idaho native whose love for the great outdoors led to an interest in western land management and ranching and grazing practices. Growing up, Atkinson spent summers working at her family’s local grocery store. It was through this experience, as well as her education in environmental science, that Atkinson developed an interest in the way landscapes are used to produce food. She realized that maintaining a healthy ecosystem is key to producing healthy food, healthy soil and healthy animals. Atkinson says:

 

“Being raised in a small community taught me the necessity of supporting the local farmer we knew rather than blindly buying food unaware of where it was coming from. Because we are a local and independent grocery store, we rely on the same kind of local support and reciprocity. When I became independently interested in agriculture, I recognized that these ideas were already ingrained in my values."

 

By connecting young women to ranching and organic regenerative agriculture, San Juan Ranch is helping to build a new generation of carbon farmers with an emphasis on animal welfare. The cows at the ranch are 100-percent grass-fed, and when finished, are mainly sold wholesale through Sweet Grass Cooperative, a co-op co-founded by Sullivan and Whitten that’s comprised of small, sustainable ranchers.

 

With more than 30 years of experience in holistic management, Whitten understands the symbiotic relationship between purposeful cattle grazing and the carbon-sequestering potential of healthy grasslands. Through cover cropping and holistic grazing, the land at San Juan Ranch remains productive despite enduring severe droughts and other unpredictable climate change-driven weather patterns.

 

The ranch also partners with organic farmers who raise green cover crops as grazing forage. Grazing cattle on these fields allows ranchers to increase soil carbon and improve soil structure, while also finishing the cattle on high-quality forage.

 

Want to help increase the number of livestock farmers in your area raising grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork and poultry? Ask your representatives in Congress to be original cosponsors of the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act and the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act. Click here to learn more.

 

Julie Wilson is communications associate for the Organic Consumers Association (OCA). To keep up with OCA news and alerts, sign up for our newsletter.


          The Pecker solution. Plus debt, growth, and the top excuse offered by Wall Street parasites.      Cache   Translate Page      
Lots of brief topics on debt and society and politics, this time, and if you make it to the end I promise something deeply thought-provoking for you economics wonks...but first a comment on the Bezos-Pecker ibroglio.

Jeff Bezos brought to life my decadal proposal that someone torch the foundation of all mafia empires - blackmail. I've long held that today's world is only explicable if hundreds, maybe thousands of powerful people are being blackmailed, each thinking he or she is all alone. (It's a top Kremlin tactic, going back to the czars.) I portrayed a gutsy politician shattering the dam (in a started novel) unleashing a flood of confession-revelations that save civilization. But sure, a rocket-building, SF-loving, unafraid zillionaire makes sense.
(The classic line: "You say you have negatives? Great! Print me some glossies please?)

Jeff should follow this fantastic essay with another, urging more of the blackmailed to come forth. As I describe here.

In fact, my old idea of a "Henchman's Prize" might lure out even more. Notice how this path doesn't just mean escape from the blackmailer's clutches. In Jeff's case, it leads to a kind of elevation and redemption. As I point out in an open letter to every new Latin American president who claims to want to end the cycles of graft, one speech - one declaration - could lift the monstrous cloud. Indeed, just a few weeks after I published my appeal to the new president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hinted at something similar, without providing (alas) details.

Ah well, if no one will listen to me, well then perhaps the world will listen to the richest man in the planet. And yes, we do have (and desperately need) friends in Cloud City.

== Saving civilization from high debt and slow growth? ==

I confess an ulterior motive for praising this cogent article by Tim Morgan. It begins with daunting news -- it's not only in the developed world that prosperity growth has stalled. The fast-rising upper half of the developing world has been the engine of the world economy for 20+ years, but that boiler is apparently cooling. And when you lack growth, then the fast-rising rate of debt - fueling rentier asset bubbles and braking money velocity - becomes more than just a problem. It becomes a poison.
  
(To be clear, the Republican Party raved that Supply Side ("voodoo") tax gifts to the rich would both stimulate growth and reduce public debt. How many times must you prove 100% diametrically wrong before you lose credibility?)

Morgan is not without hope. There are ways to fix this, and they are rooted in what's worked ever-better for 200 years... entrepreneurial enterprise that is kept truly competitive by thoughtful-adaptive regulation that limits inevitable oligarchic cheating, of the sort that Adam Smith denounced and that our parents in the Greatest Generation wisely outlawed. And so we get to my favorite paragraph:

"The good news is that we’re not going into this new era wholly lacking in knowledge. The trick is to understand what that knowledge really is. Keynes teaches us how to manage demand – or can teach us this, so long as we don’t turn him into a cheerleader for ever bigger public spending. Likewise – if we can refrain from caricaturing him as a rabid advocate of unregulated and unscrupulous greed – Adam Smith tells us that competition, freely, fairly and transparently conducted, is the great engine of innovation. More humbly, or perhaps less theoretically, but surely more pertinently, experience tells us that the “mixed economy” of optimised private and public provision works far better than any extreme."

Several members of my blog community have linked to this, asking if I wrote it originally, so consistent is it with my own drums -- the study of Adam Smith and fiscally responsible Keynsianism, along with the spectacular success story of public investment in research, education, health and infrastructure, which can only be denied by the hysterically delusional.

No I didn't ghost write that -- (I lived in Britain for a couple of years, but would never spell "optimised" that way; shudder.) But I do recommend having a look. Tim Morgan continues:

"Going forward, we should anticipate the collapse of the “everything bubble” in asset prices, and should hope that we don’t, this time, go so far into economic denial as to think we can cure this with a purely financial “fix”. I’m fond of saying that “trying to fix an energy-based economy with financial fixes is like trying to cure an ailing pot-plant with a spanner”. We should understand popular concerns, which seem to point unequivocally towards a mixed economy, extensive redistribution and an economic nationalism that needs to be channelled, not simply vilified."
None of this will happen unless the last remaining Knowledge Castes who cling to the mad right finally acknowledge what the scientists, teachers, journalists, civil servants, skilled workers, and almost every fact-using profession - including the maligned "deep state" protectors - all know. That the worldwide mafia-commie-oligarchy axis is no friend of anything we value. They are the Olde Feudal Enemy of every type of freedom and progress. And it will take all of us to achieve what the Greatest Generation did, a whole human lifetime ago.

 Save civilization.

== Again, the greatest judo move Pelosi could pull... ==

While the reform package that will be passed by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives consists of all good things that will help improve ethics, efficiency and fairness, it's still fairly minor stuff. Democrats should pass rules that really change the dynamic, like permanently giving some power to the minority! 

Why do this, when that minority party is Republican? Because Democrats will be out again, sooner or later, silenced and impotent... unless they set precedents now!

 My top proposal? Give every member of the House one subpoena per term, that can compel anyone to testify for 2 hours before a committee.

Sure, some GOPpers will use such a power to irritate and pursue grudges (virtually the only use to which they put subpoenas and hearings, when they were majority!) So? That means they'll be approving this minority right, institutionalizing it. (Maybe make that vow a necessary part of using their subpoenas.) But other Republican legislators will wait, hoping to use their one subpoena to benefit the home district. And why not? Pulling them away from their caucus is bad?

We've seen how the lack of such a minority power kept Congress from meaningfully exercising any meaningful oversight, when the only grownups (Democrats) had zero power to investigate anything at all. Envision how just 200 hours of such testimony, this last term, would have empowered Dems to apply accountability, even from a minority.

The crux: letting goppers vent blowhard-steam when they are in minority is a small price for letting demmies apply real accountability, when they have their minority turn.

It would also vest individual members with a measure of autonomy that might possibly lift their gaze from pure partisanship. 

It's one of several proposals in my FACT Act.


== The most fundamental lie of Wall Street Parasitism ==

Among the dumbest but most effective religious dogmas is the rationalization that Wall Street parasites provide a ‘valuable service’ in the “creation of liquidity, raising capital for growing businesses and determining proper price levels.” 

These are utter and diametrically-opposite-to-true lies, as shown in this article on the Evonomics site (where Adam Smith would be publishing, today.) But the essay doesn’t go far enough. The whole justification for Wall Street's “proper price arbitrage” excuse is actually insane on a basis of physics and biology… thermodynamics, in particular.

Dig it. All living things exist by creating pools of reduced entropy (their living bodies) by tapping a high quality energy flow to create order inside the body and export more entropy into the environment. Eventually that entropy departs as infrared that flows into space. (Idiotically blocking that outward drainage with greenhouse gas is a related-but-separate topic.) 

Now focus: it is energy GRADIENTS or downhill FLOWS of energy — the steeper the better — that living creatures use, the way differences in height power a water mill, or differences in heat propel a steam engine.

Plants turn the steep gradient of high quality sunlight into carbohydrates. Herbivores take the high concentrations in plant carbs and turn them into more herbivores. That packs-in concentrations carnivores can then access. Health comes when there are only a few such gradients, letting each one be steep enough for the plants-herbivores-carnivores to each thrive.

Oh, but sometimes parasites wedge in and tap these gradients, by sucking sap or blood, in effect making the flow more shallow. Look at a plant or animal afflicted by parasites and tell me it is healthy!  And yes, you are having the "aha!" moment right now. Because that's exactly what “proper-price-seeking” arbitrage or micro-trading of equities does to the “value” of a stock or commodity, making a million nibbles or cuts in order to flatten the slopes! While the parasite (trader/broker/HFT-program) sucks a little value each trade, the company or pension fund loses the gradient or value difference that its life depends upon.

Oh, but the parasites croon “see how the price differences (energy gradients) are flattening? It’s a gooood thing! A goood thing!” 


Surely you've seen how some wasps implant parasite eggs that make the cricket ignore its victimization? These are parasitic wasps. You are the cricket.

Maybe some of you have heard or seen this argument elsewhere… I never have, even though it utterly disproves the “proper price discovery” rationalization of Wall Street parasites. What I’ve described is a “contradiction of capitalism” far more deadly than any described by Marx. It’s why - in the words of Douglas Adams - these guys will be “first against the wall” when the revolution comes.

Oh, do you want to prevent a violent, French-Russian style Revolution? Want an American style generational reform instead? One that re-invigorates a flat-fair-competitive market economy? 

Well then these guys should be First Against The Wall.

== Finally... the China Dilemma ==

This is BY FAR the most important article you can read about China's leadership caste, by an Australian diplomat/journalist of immense insight. Join the site (free) in order to read it.

Follow this with my own insights, which dovetail with Garnaut's, but bring in Chinese PRC mythologies about central planning and AI.

What's missing from both analyses is the context of Xi's uneasy alliance with the other major, anti-western player... the Putinist-Mafia front, the arc that Vladimir Putin has built for a new Warsaw Pact, stretching from Moscow to Crimea, Ankara, Lataika, Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad to Tehran. It is a despotic swathe whose connecting tissue is not ideology -- the Russians are embryonic-czarist, Erdogan is Sunni, Assad is Alawite, and the Muktadists+Ayatollahs are Shiite. What's the connective tissue then?

The Saudis -- did you see Putin's gleeful high-five with Mohammed bin Salman, a few months ago? -- may be genuinely terrified of Iran... though I am starting to doubt it. They have every reason to join Putin. Why?

Because the common thread is an affiliation of mafia clans with wholly-owned national sovereignties. Ideology is not as important as snuffing out the rule of law. And especially a unified-shared loathing of one particular western innovation -- the non-governmental NGO.

In this context, the position of the Chinese clarifies. They share an allied goal of demolishing constitutionalism and rule of law and western confident individualism. 

At the same time, the Chinese do have an ideology and a Confucian sense of order. Moreover, they know that eventually they will have to confront these mafias. Moreover, the West is the source of all good things. It must be bled at a careful rate that keeps us too weak to interfere, but still laying golden eggs.

The Chinese also feel time is on their side. It is not on the side of the Mafias, who know they have this one decade to wreck us, or else all (for them) will be lost.


          Congressman Hank Johnson Advocates For Release Of Detained Rapper 21 Savage      Cache   Translate Page      
British-born rapper 21 Savage was detained by U.S. immigration officials for allegedly overstaying a visa. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson about why he's advocating for the rapper's release.
          Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell Dies At 92      Cache   Translate Page      
Michigan Democrat and Former Rep. John Dingell passed Thursday at the age of 92. He served as the longest serving member of Congress on record. Dingell served in the House of Representatives for 59 years, starting from 1955 to 2015. According to the House historian’s office, he served with 11 presidents and cast 28,551 votes. Aside […]
          Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2019 (San Diego, CA, United States - March 27-29, 2019) - GlobeNewswire      Cache   Translate Page      
Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2019 (San Diego, CA, United States - March 27-29, 2019)  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Circulating Biomarkers World Congress 2019" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's ...


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Overzicht: deze smartphones worden binnenkort verwacht  Bright.nl

Eind deze maand vindt in Barcelona het jaarlijkse Mobile World Congress (MWC) plaats: de beurs waar fabrikanten hun nieuwste smartphones aankondigen.

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Rep. Andy Biggs: Democrats are using Whitaker hearing to try and embarrass President TrumpArizona Congressman Andy Biggs, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, slams Democrats' 'bait and switch' tactics.



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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- The International Automobiles Federation (FIA) opened its Fifth Sport Regional Congress for the Middle East and North A...
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Development of Simulink Based Modeling Platform for 3.3kV/400A SiC MOSFET Power Module

Nawaz, M., Bezentes, N., Iannuzzo, F. & Ilves, K., 3 dec. 2018, 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018. Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association, s. 3547-3554 8 s. 8557772

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Online Condition Monitoring of Bond Wire Degradation in Inverter Operation

Gonzalez-Hernando, F., San-Sebastian, J., Garcia-Bediaga, A., Arias, M., Iannuzzo, F. & Blaabjerg, F., 3 dec. 2018, 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018. Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association, s. 4115-4121 7 s. 8558460

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Peer reviewJa
Begivenhed10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, USA
Varighed: 23 sep. 201827 sep. 2018

Konference

Konference10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
LandUSA
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Periode23/09/201827/09/2018
SponsorIEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), IEEE Power Electronic Society (PELS)

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          Netflix reportedly paid $10M for campaign documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez      Cache   Translate Page      
Freshman Congresswomen and meme queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is headed to Netflix. The streaming service said this week that it has snapped up ‘Knock Down the House,’ a Sundance award-winning documentary profiling the campaigns of four female progressive candidates, including Ocasio-Cortez, in the 2018 midterm election. The documentary raised money via a Kickstarter campaign last year and it […]
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Crazy. Via Daily Caller: Tucker Carlson aired and narrated the FBI’s raid on Roger Stone’s home during his show Friday night. Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was charged last month on seven counts, including five for making false statements to Congress, one for witness tampering and one for obstruction of a government […]
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          How your U.S. lawmaker voted      Cache   Translate Page      

Here’s how area members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Feb. 8.
          I’m not sure Ivanka knows what “empower” means      Cache   Translate Page      

The first daughter once again positions herself as a champion for working women – but only certain women.

US President Donald Trump displays the national security presidential memorandum launching the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative. Martin H. Simon/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved.

Ivanka Trump has had numerous opportunities to do right by women workers in her life, and the record shows she hasn’t taken them. Since her father took office, she has adopted a number of pet projects related to women’s economic empowerment. Her latest effort is more of what we've come to expect from Ivanka: talk of empowerment without paying any attention to what really makes a difference. The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 (WEEE Act), signed into law by President Donald Trump in early January, claims to “address gender-related barriers to economic growth and support women-led businesses” by mandating that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) take certain steps to be more gender-sensitive in grant making and reporting. The most significant piece requires USAID to dedicate at least 50% of its small- and medium-sized enterprise resources to target businesses owned by women. 

Despite its lofty title, this law has a limited scope and weak language. It pays lip service to gender-based violence, access to fundamental labour rights, and women’s access to property rights, but fails to establish measures to substantively address these important issues facing women workers. Jobs and economic empowerment opportunities are only useful insofar as they are good jobs – jobs that pay a living wage and allow workers to form unions, without fear of retaliation. There is no guarantee that because a business is woman-owned, that business will provide good jobs. And if an initiative is not pro-worker, it can’t claim to be pro-women.

From the first announcement of this legislation, there was reason to be heavily skeptical. As documented by the Washington Post in 2017, Ivanka Trump’s eponymous clothing brand was rife with reported labour abuses. The primarily women workers sewing clothes for the Ivanka Trump brand made some of the lowest wages in the world. Her company failed to take basic steps to improve its practices, like disclosing the list of its supplier factories or signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The brand, which is now closed, was hardly a positive sign of Ivanka Trump’s commitment to working women.

Ivanka has also failed to take action to support a new international convention on gender-based violence in the workplace. Unlike the WEEE Act, this critical initiative would establish a global human rights standard around sexual harassment and violence at work, driving legal reform around the world. Unequal power relations in society and at work result in women, as well as trans and gender non-conforming people, facing increased exposure to violence and harassment at work. Yet no specific international standard exists on this issue. Governments around the globe have been involved in negotiating a ground-breaking new benchmark, yet the United States has been conspicuously unresponsive to solicitations for comment from the International Labour Organization.

Perhaps the most glaring omission from the WEEE Act is the millions of women whose economic opportunity isn’t of interest to the president’s daughter. The women from Central America seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border, for example. Is Ivanka Trump invested in their economic empowerment? Is she concerned about their access to decent jobs, affordable credit and financial institutions? Not likely, since no one in the Trump family has spoken out against the humanitarian crisis at the border. The United States played a key role in creating the economic conditions that led to many asylum seekers deciding to migrate in search of good jobs. Why not take action there? As with her previous efforts in this arena, Ivanka seems to focus exclusively on women entrepreneurs and business leaders. This excludes most working women.

It’s true that none of the mandates outlined in the law are necessarily harmful. All government agencies could benefit from taking a more gender-sensitive approach to their programs. But such a weak effort exists as talking point for Ivanka Trump, a feather in her cap. She wants to be perceived as pro-women, without actually challenging the power structures that afford her infinite privilege and access, and without challenging the root causes that keep the majority of women in the world in poverty. She wants to empower, but doesn’t want to give up her power to do so. This latest effort is a step in the right direction. But it is a step too small to register with the people who need it most.

In an era of fake news, an extra dose of skepticism serves you well. It’s time to apply that principle to the world of ‘women’s empowerment’ initiatives. We need to start asking: who is driving this change? Is this an evidence-based, bottom-up initiative to address the root causes of inequality, or is this a smokescreen to distract from the real causes of inequality? The one thing you can count on is that just because something says it is empowering doesn’t mean it is.

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The first daughter once again positions herself as a champion for working women – but only certain women.

US President Donald Trump displays the national security presidential memorandum launching the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative. Martin H. Simon/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved.

Ivanka Trump has had numerous opportunities to do right by women workers in her life, and the record shows she hasn’t taken them. Since her father took office, she has adopted a number of pet projects related to women’s economic empowerment. Her latest effort is more of what we've come to expect from Ivanka: talk of empowerment without paying any attention to what really makes a difference. The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 (WEEE Act), signed into law by President Donald Trump in early January, claims to “address gender-related barriers to economic growth and support women-led businesses” by mandating that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) take certain steps to be more gender-sensitive in grant making and reporting. The most significant piece requires USAID to dedicate at least 50% of its small- and medium-sized enterprise resources to target businesses owned by women. 

Despite its lofty title, this law has a limited scope and weak language. It pays lip service to gender-based violence, access to fundamental labour rights, and women’s access to property rights, but fails to establish measures to substantively address these important issues facing women workers. Jobs and economic empowerment opportunities are only useful insofar as they are good jobs – jobs that pay a living wage and allow workers to form unions, without fear of retaliation. There is no guarantee that because a business is woman-owned, that business will provide good jobs. And if an initiative is not pro-worker, it can’t claim to be pro-women.

From the first announcement of this legislation, there was reason to be heavily skeptical. As documented by the Washington Post in 2017, Ivanka Trump’s eponymous clothing brand was rife with reported labour abuses. The primarily women workers sewing clothes for the Ivanka Trump brand made some of the lowest wages in the world. Her company failed to take basic steps to improve its practices, like disclosing the list of its supplier factories or signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The brand, which is now closed, was hardly a positive sign of Ivanka Trump’s commitment to working women.

Ivanka has also failed to take action to support a new international convention on gender-based violence in the workplace. Unlike the WEEE Act, this critical initiative would establish a global human rights standard around sexual harassment and violence at work, driving legal reform around the world. Unequal power relations in society and at work result in women, as well as trans and gender non-conforming people, facing increased exposure to violence and harassment at work. Yet no specific international standard exists on this issue. Governments around the globe have been involved in negotiating a ground-breaking new benchmark, yet the United States has been conspicuously unresponsive to solicitations for comment from the International Labour Organization.

Perhaps the most glaring omission from the WEEE Act is the millions of women whose economic opportunity isn’t of interest to the president’s daughter. The women from Central America seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border, for example. Is Ivanka Trump invested in their economic empowerment? Is she concerned about their access to decent jobs, affordable credit and financial institutions? Not likely, since no one in the Trump family has spoken out against the humanitarian crisis at the border. The United States played a key role in creating the economic conditions that led to many asylum seekers deciding to migrate in search of good jobs. Why not take action there? As with her previous efforts in this arena, Ivanka seems to focus exclusively on women entrepreneurs and business leaders. This excludes most working women.

It’s true that none of the mandates outlined in the law are necessarily harmful. All government agencies could benefit from taking a more gender-sensitive approach to their programs. But such a weak effort exists as talking point for Ivanka Trump, a feather in her cap. She wants to be perceived as pro-women, without actually challenging the power structures that afford her infinite privilege and access, and without challenging the root causes that keep the majority of women in the world in poverty. She wants to empower, but doesn’t want to give up her power to do so. This latest effort is a step in the right direction. But it is a step too small to register with the people who need it most.

In an era of fake news, an extra dose of skepticism serves you well. It’s time to apply that principle to the world of ‘women’s empowerment’ initiatives. We need to start asking: who is driving this change? Is this an evidence-based, bottom-up initiative to address the root causes of inequality, or is this a smokescreen to distract from the real causes of inequality? The one thing you can count on is that just because something says it is empowering doesn’t mean it is.

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[India], Feb 10 (ANI): Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (UP)-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and General Secretary for UP-West Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Lucknow on February 11 along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

The tour is expected to last for four days. This will be Priyanka's first visit after being appointed as the general secretary.

As per information, the leaders are expected to carry out a 12-kilometre long road show. Senior Congress leader KC Venugopal, on Thursday, informed that after the road show the leaders are expected to interact with the party workers at the Congress office in the city.

According to officials, the party office in the state has been revamped and preparations are on in full swing to welcome the newly-appointed general secretaries.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) is preparing to give Priyanka a grand welcome who will be on her first visit to the state and the UPCC headquarters after her appointment as general secretary.

Several rooms of the UPCC headquarters have been refurbished and a newly-built media hall will also be inaugurated by Priyanka.

Priyanka, who was on January 23 given the charge of boosting the Congress’ prospects in crucial Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls faces an uphill task, if the party’s performance in the last Lok Sabha elections is taken into consideration.

Her formal entry into politics and being given the charge of Uttar Pradesh assumes significance as the state, where 80 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, plays a crucial role in the formation of the central government.

In boosting the party’s prospects, Priyanka’s challenge will involve taking on two formidable political formations – BJP-led NDA and SP-BSP alliance.

About 42 Lok Sabha seats fall in the region whose charge will be under her.

The major constituencies that fall in the region under her charge include Varanasi, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Azamgarh, Deoria, Basti, Allahabad and Chandauli.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress could win only two seats in the state -- Amethi and Rae Bareli seats -- while the BJP won 71 seats, its ally Apna Dal got 2 and Samajwadi Party bagged 5 seats.

Not just the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress challenge fell flat even in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for which Rahul Gandhi had formed an alliance with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

The BJP heavily dominated the results with as many as 312 out of 403 Assembly seats, while the Congress and SP alliance won a total of 54 seats.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had 22 seats, most of them from the eastern region. (ANI)


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[India], Feb 10 (ANI): Trinamool Congress has been blaming BJP for the murder of its MLA Satyajit Biswas in West Bengal's Nadia district.

Trinamool legislator from Krishnagunj in Nadia district, Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday evening at Phulbari in Jalpaiguri. The incident happened when Biswas was attending Saraswati Puja celebrations at Phulbari.

The accused managed to flee from the spot after killing Biswas. Police have initiated a probe and are looking for the accused.

According to reports, the lawmaker was shot multiple times from a close range when he was coming down the stage after attending the event.

Gauri Shankar Dutta, TMC’s district president alleged that BJP leaders conspired to kill Biswas as he defeated the BJP candidate twice by a huge margin.

“Satyajit Biswas was BJP's target for a very long time. He had been a preventive wall of the attempts of Mukul Roy and Soumitra Thakur for movement of 'Matua' votes to BJP. The murder of Biswas is the handiwork of Mukul Roy. He is touring these days across the area to strengthen the BJP. He is the conspirator. Roy had earlier lashed out at Satyajit. We will fight it (the murder case) and ensure that justice is served."

"BJP is playing politics of bloodshed in the state," Gauri Shankar Dutta said.  

Mukul Roy is a former leader of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress who left the party in 2017 and joined the BJP.

Nadia district Zila Parishad member, Santosh Kumar Guha said, "Satyajit Biswas was a good person. We doubt if he had any enemy. Political parties like BJP have always been thinking of removing Satyajit from here, so maybe someone from BJP must have killed him."

However, BJP denied all the allegations and said that the factional feud of the ruling party was behind the attack. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, “This is utterly tragic. This shows even lawmakers of the ruling party are not safe in the total lawlessness of Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal. In the last few months, each time a TMC leader or a supporter is killed, they blame our party. How can the BJP kill a TMC MLA? Our security itself is in question."

"We would like to tell the central government that this is the situation in Bengal that even a ruling party lawmaker is not safe. How will Trinamool Congress government protect the people of the state? People in the state are living at the behest of God," Ghosh posted a video on his Twitter handle. (ANI)


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[India], Feb 10 (ANI): Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of being a ‘King of lies.’

Speaking at an event here, Chouhan said: “He has become a king of lies. He has got Rafael-iya, as he cannot see anything beyond Rafael. The kind of allegations he is putting are unacceptable. He is using foul language and is repeating lies. The allegations he is putting on us regarding Rafael get scrapped automatically.”

Further sharpening his attack at the Congress president, Chouhan asserted: “In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls public will do a treatment of his Rafael-iya and the BJP will come in power.”

Hitting out at the Congress party, Chouhan alleged that there is an internal difference of opinion in the party. 

Chouhan also accused the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh for not fulfilling its promise. He added, “Rahul Gandhi had said if farm loans are not waived off he will change the CM. Till date no farm loan has been waived off. They are just making the procedure more complex.”

Expressing his views on UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka’s entry in politics, Chouhan claimed that her entry will not do any miracle.

“I welcome Priyanka's entry in politics; anybody is free to join this field. But, people elect those who work. Someone's entry cannot do any miracle,” added Chouhan. (ANI)


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[India], Feb 10 (ANI): Congress and left parties are planning to hold protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Andhra Pradesh visit. They have also announced state-wide protests with empty vessels.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. It is the Prime Minister's first visit to the state after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the BJP-led NDA last year.

Earlier on Saturday, anti-Modi posters surfaced in the state. However, it is yet to be ascertained who put up those posters.

Some of the posters read '#NoMoreModi #ModiIsAMistake', 'Modi Never Again', among others.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday gave a clarion call to his workers to hold Gandhian protests during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the state on Sunday.

While speaking to his party leaders through a teleconference, Naidu said: “Tomorrow is a dark day. Prime Minister Modi is coming to witness the injustice that was done to Andhra Pradesh by him. Modi is weakening the states and constitutional institutions. PMO's intervention in Rafael is disrespect to the nation. We will do peaceful Gandhian protests with yellow and black shirts and balloons.”

The Chandrababu Naidu-led Andhra Pradesh government since long has been demanding implementation of special category status for the state.

Prime Minister Modi will address a public meeting titled 'Praja Chaitanya Sabha' at Etukuru bypass road near Guntur city on February 10.

To boost energy security of the country, he will dedicate to the nation 1.33 MMT Visakhapatnam Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facility of the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL).

ONGC’s Vashishta & S1 development project located in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Offshore Basin in Andhra Pradesh will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

He will lay the foundation stone for setting up a new terminal of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Krishnapatnam. (ANI)


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          AASWOMEN Newsletter for February 8, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 08, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Maria Patterson, JoEllen McBride, and Ale Aloisi (guest ed.)

[It’s Black History Month! This issue features some resources for including astronomers and physicists of color in your lectures and talks. --eds.]

This week's issues:

1. AAS Public Policy Office Post-Shutdown Town Hall Updates

2. Cross-post: The Woman Who Sees Space First

3. AAWIP Lists African American Women with PhDs Who Identify as Physicists

4. NSBP Black History Month Physics Profiles

5. Gladys West's work on GPS 'would impact the world'

6. Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

7. This is how science can fix its glaring gender inequality problem

8. Keynote Speaker added to NASEM Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

9. Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

10. The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn’t What You Think

11. Job Opportunities

12. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

13. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

14. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. AAS Public Policy Office Post-Shutdown Updates
From: AAS Public Policy Office [public.policy_at_aas.org]

The AAS Public Policy Office would like to alert you of several announcements, updates, and upcoming virtual town halls as part of federal agencies’ work to resume operations after the recent federal shutdown:

  • The Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) science white paper deadline is now 11 March 2019.
  • The AAS 233 NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall has been rescheduled as a webinar for 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, 12 February. Register to receive the webinar link.
  • The AAS 233 NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Division Town Hall has been rescheduled as a webinar for 12:00 pm ET on Friday, 15 February. Register to receive the webinar link.

See more updates at

https://aas.org/policy

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2. Cross-post: The Woman Who Sees Space First
From: Cristina Thomas via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

A recent Medium article by Shannon Stirone profiles Candice Hansen-Koharcheck. Candice has been been working with ground-breaking images from a series of iconic spacecraft for over 40 years. “To me, these places have gone from being points of light in the sky to being real places,” Hansen-Koharcheck says.

Read more at:

https://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2019/02/cross-post-woman-who-sees-space-first.html

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3. AAWIP Lists African American Women with PhDs Who Identify as Physicists
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

During Black History Month (and every month) we should take the time to reflect on the physicists and astronomers we feature in our lectures and talks. The African American Women in Physics keeps a running list of African American women who are also physicists.

See the list and visit their website at

http://aawip.com/aawip-members

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4. NSBP Black History Month Physics Profiles
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

For Black History Month the National Society of Black Physicists is continuing their tradition of honoring a black physicist every day of February.

See the current honorees at

https://nsbp.org/nsbp-news/bhm-physics-profiles/2019-honorees

See past honorees at

https://nsbp.org/nsbp-news/bhm-physics-profiles

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5. Gladys West's work on GPS 'would impact the world'
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

““GPS has changed the lives of everyone forever,” James said. “There is not a segment of this global society—military, auto industry, cell phone industry, social media, parents, NASA, etc.—that does not utilize the Global Positioning System.”

The revelation that her 87-year-old sorority sister was one of the “Hidden Figures” behind GPS motivated James to share it with the world.

“I think her story is amazing,” James added.”

Read more at

https://www.fredericksburg.com/features/gladys-west-s-work-on-gps-would-impact-the-world/article_26e82f21-bb5a-5d76-9789-69a5039ad018.html

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6. Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

"The UK-assembled rover that will be sent to Mars in 2020 will bear the name of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin."

Read more at

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47151778?fbclid=IwAR0OhnU-i4yWyUwHAKnzHQQmDSk8XgE8lXYknDQvK08yIX2-q9VbT7qRotU

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7. This is how science can fix its glaring gender inequality problem
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

“The fix isn't just about bringing more women – and minorities – to the scientific workforce to increase diversity, she [Holly Witteman] says, it's also crucial to bring them to a system that is built to give them the same opportunities as men.

Including more people who have been historically underrepresented in certain fields – in this case, women and minorities in science – without then investing in mentoring and supporting them, will only backfire, she continues.”

Read more at

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-lancet-special-issue-women-in-science

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8. Keynote Speaker added to NASEM Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

“We're excited to announce that the keynote address will be given by Congresswoman Donna Shalala, the former President of the University of Miami and Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently representing Florida's 27th district! Congresswoman Shalala chaired the 2007 report Beyond Bias and Barriers and will shed light on the impact of those recommendations over the last ten years.”

Register for the symposium at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-highlighting-evidence-based-interventions-to-address-the-underrepresentation-of-women-in-registration-53116862967?utm_source=CWSEM+List&utm_campaign=e92637778a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_27_10_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f27a045ed-e92637778a-129161885

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9. Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

At Harvard: "Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisers, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night."

Read more at

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/2/7/power-in-the-lab

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10. The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn’t What You Think
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

Women were 15% of writers and 40-50% of readers of the science fiction genre before the feminist wave of the 60s and 70s.

Read more at

https://www.wired.com/2019/02/geeks-guide-history-women-sci-fi

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11. Job Opportunities
For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their
organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:
https://cswa.aas.org/diversity.html#howtoincrease

-Full-time Tenure Track Physics/Astronomy Position at American River College https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/10839

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All material will be posted unless you tell us otherwise, including your email address.

When submitting a job posting for inclusion in the newsletter, please include a one-line description and a link to the full job posting.

Please remember to replace "_at_" in the e-mail address above.

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Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 оказался одним из самых доступных флагманских смартфонов прошлого года, который хоть и вышел за пределами Китая, но доступен в относительно небольшом перечне стран.

Источники сообщают о том, что Xiaomi Mi 9 изначально планируют выпустить в нескольких странах мира, на что указывает факт сертификации устройства за пределами Китая. Управление по развитию средств массовой информации в сфере информационных коммуникаций Сингапура (Info-communications Media Development Authority) выдало смартфону Xiaomi Mi 9 с модельным номером M1901F1G необходимый сертификат для его поступления в продажу. Ранее смартфон был сертифицирован китайским регулятором 3С под модельным номером M1902F1A/Т.

Тот факт, что смартфон уже готовится к выходу за пределами Китая еще до официального анонса явно указывает на то, что компания планирует изначально предложить устройство жителям как можно большего количества стран.

Ранее на этой неделе представитель компании Xiaomi по связям с общественностью Цзоу Лонцзунь(Zou Longjun) прямо намекнул, что Xiaomi Mi 9 заменит Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 на посту лучшего камерофона компании.

Слухи указывают на то, что Xiaomi Mi 9 будет представлен на выставке Mobile World Congress 2019, которая пройдет в конце этого месяца.

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Five Years Ago

This week in 2014, the Snowden revelations continued with information like the NSA and FBI getting access to 40,000 Yahoo and Google accounts in the first half of 2013, and the GCHQ trying to hit Anonymous with a DDoS attack, while some new FOIA documents got us a closer look at how surveillance info is laundered via "parallel construction". Germany's Chaos Computer Club filed a criminal complaint against the German government over mass surveillance, while a Belgian prosecutor began looking into reports that the NSA and GCHQ hacked a well-known Belgian cryptographer. Meanwhile, Mike Rogers was trying to argue that Glenn Greenwald should be prosecuted for 'selling stolen material', Benjkamin Wittes was arguing that it's okay for the agency to deny spying on Americans, even if it does, and the DOJ was admitting that the NSA's phone record collection probably included congress.

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Key events in the career of US Rep. John DingellDETROIT (AP) — Some key dates in the life and career of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92. The Michigan Democrat was the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history.



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This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Neither unsolicited proposals nor any other kind of offers will be considered in response to this RFI. Responses to this notice are not offers and will not be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. At this time, questions concerning the composition and requirements for a future RFP will not be entertained.


The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) is conducting market research to assess commercial availability to provide junior and senior level scientific support to support the research management needs at CDMRP. In-line with the above goal, the CDMRP wishes to obtain information from commercial sources that possess the capability to provide junior and senior level personnel support for current and future research programs. The anticipated contractor support duties are attached.


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The Office of Financial Resources, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services contemplates awarding a one year cost reimbursement contract with four option years entitled "Technical, Administrative, and Logistical Support Services for Contract Technical Merit Review Meetings and Contract Closeout Support Services". This project is Set Aside for 8(a) Small Business under NAICS Code 541690.

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          Rep. Ilhan Omar butchers simple math to push $15 minimum wage agenda — and it does not end well      Cache   Translate Page      


Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) butchered basic math during a congressional hearing on Thursday in which she castigated McDonald's in order to promote the $15 minimum wage agenda.

What happened?

During a House Education and Labor Committee hearing Thursday, Omar highlighted the disparity in pay between McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook and the average worker, like Missouri McDonald's team manager Terrence Wise, who spoke to the committee.

"So the CEO of McDonald's gets paid $21.8 million," Omar said. "Can you share with us what someone in your position at McDonald's gets paid annually?"

"Not that much — not even a fraction of that," Wise responded. "I make $11 an hour at my job, currently."

"So the median pay for a McDonald's worker was $7,000 in 2017, and that is the pay gap between the CEO that's making $21.8 [million] to the $7,000 that a worker who has put in 40 hours a day[sic] gets paid. To me, that just morally does not sit well," Omar explained.

Unfortunately, Omar's math does not add up. The Washington Free Beacon explains:

Omar meant to say 40 hours a week, as there are only 24 hours in a day. However, if a full-time employee worked for $11 an hour at 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, he or she would make about $22,000 a year before taxes. The average hourly rate for a McDonald's employee is about $9 an hour, according to the company, which comes out to roughly $18,000 a year for a full-time worker before taxes.

So where did Omar get her claim? According to an Associated Press story, the median McDonald's worker made $7,000 in 2017, a very deceiving figure because "McDonald's defines a median employee as a part-time hourly restaurant crew member in Poland, where wages are lower than in the U.S. and it didn't use any of the exclusions allowed."


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An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show Friday, where he appeared to lie straight to Carlson's face about the infamous Green New Deal.

What happened?

When questioned about the Green New Deal's proposal to guarantee "economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work," Cornell University law professor Robert Hockett told Carlson such a provision does not actually appear in Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.

Carlson asked: "Why would we ever pay people who are 'unwilling to work?'"

Hockett responded: "Uh...I...we never would, right? And AOC has never said anything like that. I think you're referring to some sort of document that...some doctored document that somebody other than us has been circulating."

Carlson responded by sarcastically "thanking" the professor for correcting him, laughing at the "ridiculous proposal."

But what's the truth?

The segment generated a lot conversation on social media after a Media Matters researcher flagged the segment, claiming Hockett "debunk[s] all the conservative media lies" about the Green New Deal.

However, archived versions of the Green New Deal FAQ page — it was removed from Ocasio-Cortez's website after generating widespread mockery and scorn — show the Green New Deal does, in fact, guarantee "economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work."

Read archived versions of the Green New Deal's FAQ page for yourself here and here.

Watch Carlson grill Hockett below:

Tucker grills Ocasio-Cortez adviser over 'Green New Deal' www.youtube.com

What did Hockett say Saturday?

In an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Hockett conceded that he was wrong.

It appears there was more than one document being discussed yesterday, only one of which I had heard about with any definiteness by last evening after a long day of media appearances – namely, the one referred to by the Congresswoman in her tweet. I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise "on-the-same-page" conversation last night.

Still, video of allegeding Hockett debunked false claims about the Green New Deal continue to circulate on social media.


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Netflix has paid a record-breaking $10 million for rights to a Sundance Film Festival documentary about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.), the Daily Mail reported.

What's the perspective?

The film-streaming company won the rights for the film, "Knock Down the House," during a heated auction on Wednesday, according to Deadline.com. The news outlet called the amount Netflix paid the largest documentary sale from a film festival.

The film follows Ocasio-Cortez as she ran her 2018 campaign for a seat in the House of Representatives. On Thursday, it won the prestigious Sundance Festival Favorite Award in a competition against 120 other films that were screened at the festival.

Others that competed for the rights to "Knock Down the House" included Amazon, Hulu, NEON, and Focus. Amazon was not likely a good fit because Ocasio-Cortez was critical of the deal the online giant made to build its headquarters in New York City, near her 14th district, Deadline reported.

In the film, director Rachel Lears follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other Democratic politicians: Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin.

Bush, who lost in the 2018 race for Missouri's s 1st congressional district in the U.S. House, is running again in the 2020 election.

Vilela ran in 2018 and lost as a Democratic candidate for Nevada's 4th congressional district seat in the House.

And Swearengin ran for the West Virginia's Senate seat and lost in the 2018 primary.

At age 29, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest women ever to be elected to Congress. She is also known for writing the Green New Deal proposal that was announced this week. Ocasio-Cortez claims the plan would guarantee every American family a job with a livable wage, paid vacations, and "retirement security." A livable wage would also be paid to people who are "unwilling to work," Fox News reported.

Also under the plan, the so-called socialist Democrat also wants to abolish air travel, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and replace and every building in America so it meets an energy efficiency code.

Anything else?

"Knock Down the House" began as a kickstarter project and its filmmakers raised $28,111 to launch the project.

Netflix also purchased rights to the documentary "American Factory," for $3 million. That film follows a Chinese billionaire as he opens a factory in Ohio and clashes with working-class Americans.


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          A Documentary About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Coming To Netflix      Cache   Translate Page      


Netflix will be bringing us a documentary about our favorite Congresswoman and beauty guru, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It needs to be released, like, now.

Knock Down the House follows four women, including Ocasio-Cortez, who ran for office against incumbents in elections last fall to bring fresh voices to Congress. Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin were also followed in the film, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one who won her race.

It premiered at Sundance, where it won the Sundance Festival Favorite Award before it was picked up by Netflix. It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which raked in about $25,000, and was sold to the streaming platform for $10 million. This makes it, according to Deadline, the "biggest documentary sale ever brokered at a film festival."

AOC herself was apparently supposed to come to Sundance to support the film, but had to cancel due to the "turbulence of the government shutdown which was just coming to an end." She did, though, call in via Skype, where she gave a speech to the film's audience about its importance.

"I'm just so glad that this moment, for all four of us, was captured and documented," she says, "not just for the personal meaning of it, but for really everyday people to see that, yes, this is incredibly challenging, yes, the odds are long, but also, yes, that it's worth it, and each and every single person who submits themselves to run for office is doing a great service to this country, including Amy, Paula, and Cori."


          Congressman Hank Johnson Advocates For Release Of Detained Rapper 21 Savage      Cache   Translate Page      
British-born rapper 21 Savage was detained by U.S. immigration officials for allegedly overstaying a visa. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson about why he's advocating for the rapper's release.
          Nokia 9 Pureview, ecco due nuove immagini dello smartphone      Cache   Translate Page      

Nokia 9 Pureview, ecco due nuove immagini dello smartphone Tecnoandroid

Il Mobile Word Congress 2019 è uno degli eventi più attesi dell’anno. Tantissimi produttori presenteranno i nuovi device alla fiera di Barcellona che si terrà dal 25 al 28 febbraio. Tra i device più chiacchierati degli ultimi tempi c’è certamente il Nokia 9 Pureview. HMD Global infatti ha progettato uno smartphone top di gamma con […]

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LG K12+: lo smartphone entry-level debutterà al Mobile World Congress 2019 Tecnoandroid

Solo ieri LG annunciava il nuovo smartphone G8 ThinQ in uscita al Mobile World Congress 2019, che un nuovo device possa accompagnarne il debutto. Il primo sarà il primo dell’azienda ad essere dotato di un sensore frontale 3D TOF, mentre secondo alcuni rumor potremo assistere alla presentazione di LG K12+: un device con caratteristiche hardware da […]

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          White House fails to meet Congress’ deadline on Khashoggi killing - NEWS.com.au      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. White House fails to meet Congress’ deadline on Khashoggi killing  NEWS.com.au
  2. Will Saudi Arabia be held to account for Jamal Khashoggi's murder? l Inside Story  Al Jazeera English
  3. Saudi 'complete lack of transparency' over Khashoggi ruining credibility: Turkey  SBS News
  4. MBS promised a bullet for Khashoggi. Congress must promise consequences for MBS.  The Washington Post
  5. Saudi Arabia’s Threadbare Cover-Up of Khashoggi’s Killing Unravels Further  The New York Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Rahul Gandhi to finalise LS candidates’ list by end of February      Cache   Translate Page      

Hyderabad: AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday coordinated with the PCCs from all the states to come up with a list of candidates by the end of February. He met PCC chiefs and CLP leaders in Delhi on Saturday. The Congress manifestos will focus on farmers, jobs, Women Reservation Bill, and essential commodities. The Telangana […]

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          PMO’s hand was never denied in Rafale deal: Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

Hyderabad: Congress senior leader Mallu Ravi hit out at the BJP-led government at the Centre for blaming the Opposition party instead of correcting its own mistakes in the Rafale aircraft purchase case. He said it was evident that the Prime Minister’s Office had entered the negotiations for the aircraft, which were being handled by the […]

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          Matthew Whitaker’s five minutes are up      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker runs hot. During the acting attorney general’s previous major public appearance, a Justice Department news conference, he perspired with the output of an oscillating sprinkler. Testifying before Congress for the first time Friday — an appearance he had threatened Thursday to skip — Whitaker again overheated: An angry scarlet rose […]

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          Comment on Trump Administration’s H-1B Visa Changes Proven Effective in New Study by Milly      Cache   Translate Page      
The H1b program needs to end. The government provided some statistics on beneficiaries of H1b visas - every country was under about 3,000 people until the huge number of Indian citizens - over 250,000 Indians under H1b in the US in 2017. This is the cumulative number of those on their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years plus the ones who have applied for green cards and does not account for the ones who simply overstayed their visas. This also does not account for the ones who are trying to work as a spouse of an H1b visa holder. This imbalance is NOT providing a healthy diverse society. NOTE: there is currently HR1044 which is proposing the removal of PER-COUNTRY caps on Green Cards - Considering the huge imbalance in the numbers of H1b visas, I think we can all guess what would happen if the PER-COUNTRY caps were lifted from green cards. CALL your congressman/congresswoman and senators and the White House to express how you feel about this. In my area I am beginning to feel like I am in a 'colony' of India - the US is built on diversity and the gaming of the immigration system needs to stop. We cannot shut out all other countries simply because people from one overpopulated area want to come here.
          Jeanine Pirro launched bizarre ‘cows farting’ attack against Rep AOC on Fox News      Cache   Translate Page      

The Fox News obsession with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued on Saturday when Jeanine Pirro attacked the congresswoman for backing the Green New Deal to combat climate change. “My favorite part is where they seek a net zero greenhouse gas in ten years,” she said. “So ...

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          Whitaker Testimony ‘Disgraceful,’ Says Former FBI Official      Cache   Translate Page      

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker consults with staff before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee.

In an interview broadcast late Friday, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg described acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee as “disgraceful,” the Hill reports.

An experienced government official who served in the Bush administration and under former FBI Director James Comey, Rosenberg explained that even though hearing questions are sometimes tough, they have to be answered respectfully and in a civil manner. Whitaker, according to Rosenberg, did not do that.

“I’ve testified many times in Congress,” the former FBI official said.

“Sometimes the questions are good and thoughtful, sometimes they’re compound and incomprehensible, but you have to answer every one with a degree of civility and dignity, and that was sorely lacking.”

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          Analista de Marketing de Conteúdo - InEvent - São Paulo      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Android Hero - InEvent - São Paulo      Cache   Translate Page      
A InEvent está a procura de profissionais que queiram se juntar ao time que está inovando o mercado de eventos, congressos e treinamentos empresariais no Brasil...
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          Potential Border Fencing Deal Would Offer Way Less Than The $5 Billion Requested      Cache   Translate Page      
This highlights just how un-serious Democrats are on border protection New border-security deal in Congress would likely offer Trump just a fraction of requested $5.7B for wall Details of a likely bipartisan border-security deal in Congress are being worked out after the White House indicated it will accept an agreement giving President Trump just a […]
          Comment on As Israel steps up ‘Judaization’ policy, IfNotNow takes a step toward anti-Zionism by Elliot      Cache   Translate Page      
בקונגרס הולכים ומתרבים מחוקקים חדשים ש"לא ידעו את יוסף", וכך בקונגרס ה–116 מכהנים 100 חברי קונגרס (ו–10 סנאטורים) חדשים, ובהם 66 דמוקרטים. רובם פשוט אינם מתמצאים בסוגיות, ויש לפעול מולם על בסיס יומיומי. תמיד יכולנו לסמוך על המחוקקים היהודיים (29 בבית הנבחרים החדש ו–9 בסנאט), שיפעלו לחינוכם של החדשים, Baruch Bina, a former senior Israeli diplomat, sounds the alarm in Haaretz that Israel is losing America's Jews. He's an unreformed Zionist. His sole concern is the State of Israel: "In the Congress there is an increasing number of legislators who do not care for us. In the 116th Congress there are 100 are Representatives and 10 new Senators, including 66 Democrats. Most of them simply don't know the issues and we must engage them on a daily basis. We could always rely on the Jewish legislators (29 in the new House and 9 in the Senate) to educate the new members."
           Judges refuse Ohio request to delay gerrymandering trial      Cache   Translate Page      
Suit seeks redrawn congressional district lines ahead of the 2020 election.
          News Summary-Intelligence Report Newsdump Edition Saturday 2/9/2019      Cache   Translate Page      
At the top of the Newsdump this morning. President Trump is refusing to report to Congress on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October..... Later this month the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman on his visit to five Arab countries to lay out financial plans... But media attention will be on another meeting at that time, this one in Hanoi, Vietam between the President and North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un..... A second rape allegation against Virginia's Lt. Governor, Democrat Justin Fairfax.... The private investigator...
          AOC’s Green New Deal: Seven key points      Cache   Translate Page      

On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy. The text makes for the most earnest attempt yet to define a Green New Deal – a concept that has been backed by many a Democratic presidential candidate, often with little detail. By Natalie Sauer […]

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          Taiwan's President may speak before US Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

I mean to say his (and the other representatives who co-signed) intuition for this very action is favorable.


          Taiwan's President may speak before US Congress      Cache   Translate Page      

Example?

He looks creepy af.


          Going green: States would get free hand under marijuana bill      Cache   Translate Page      

Proposed legislation would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry.
          "For dgt and Young Thinker" by Kat - 2.9.19      Cache   Translate Page      
Entry Submitted by Kat at 3:54 PM EST on February 9, 2019



"Re: dgt on RV Thoughts" by Young Thinker - 2.9.19

Dear dgt and Young Thinker,

I appreciate your courage in stating your opinions knowing they might go against the IDC current so to speak.

In my vision of New Earth, EVERYONE'S opinion is valued and carefully considered because no one knows EVERYTHING.

But we're still dusting off the remnants of the old 3D, so some old habits still linger: Judging what you don't agree with. Condemning someone who doesn't think like you, etc. It's just dust. All that will soon be gone.

For the record, I think Sierra has done a wonderful job of keeping everyone current on Q for Q-vians. I happen to know Sierra is a lovely, kind, generous, brilliant person. So Bravo, Sierra. You rock, my friend. Thank you for your service to the Light.

I don't happen to be a Q-vian. There's only so many BOOMS that go BUST I can take and then I've had it with BOOMS. But that doesn't mean Q isn't incredibly important and helpful in "waking up" those who still believe in this illuminati-hologram, although how anyone still could is beyond me.

I agree with you, dgt. The most thrilling part of the new congress is the historic number of women—127. 25 women in the Senate and 105 women in the House. Wonderful!

I was elated on election day when they were voted in. And I agree. They are smart, diverse, enthusiastic. In the interviews I've listened to, everyone of the new congresswomen mentioned the crippling cost of Health Care for their constituents, so that tells me they're hearing the people they represent.

As a woman, I can honestly say I'm fed up with all the old men in government who have been there for decades and done absolutely nothing except pick up a paycheck.

The fact that Mitch McConnell has been a Senator for 35 years defies belief. The man hasn't written or passed one single piece of legislation in his entire political career. Not one. Why does Kentucky keep voting him in? Or DO Kentuckians keep voting him in?

But then I remember this is a cabal-owned, Koch-brother-owned government, except for that maverick, President Trump, who is a live wire that drives everyone crazy: Those who are against him as well as those who are for him.

It's my belief that President Trump is carrying burdens we can only guess at.

Do I think President Trump is a wonderful, graceful, poetic POTUS like a JFK, Jr. No, I don't. But do I think he has a virtually impossible job and is doing the best he can? Yes I do, and for that, I'm grateful to President Trump. Victory to the Light.

My point is I can agree with some of what each of you has written, Sierra, dgt and Young Thinker, and I can hold my differing opinions on other points, but I'm happy to hear what you think. I always learn something.

What I want to ask you both is to please keep posting. I'm fascinated by what EVERYONE here thinks.

For better or worse, for the endless false dates and predictions of the RV, for all the bickering back and forth, Patrick has created a place of community. As we keep trudging the RV, GCR, GESARA path, it's encouraging to know we're not alone on it.

All ideas welcome, far as I'm concerned.

Unceasing blessings and Light to all,
xo, Kat
          2/9/2019: Opinião: Votação no Congresso      Cache   Translate Page      
Dia desses me espantei quando um articulista nesta Folha tocou no mesmo assunto, explicitando sutilezas sobre o voto aberto que não me ocorriam, como a questão das pressões de liderança/bancadas (“Secreto e covarde”, de Roberto Dias, Opinião, 7/2)....
          2/9/2019: Poder: Internação segura anúncios e indicações do governo federal      Cache   Translate Page      
A internação do presidente Jair Bolsonaro e a limitação de comunicação imposta pela equipe médica evidenciaram a falta de autonomia do novo governo. O anúncio e o envio ao Congresso de iniciativas que estão prontas e são consideradas prioritárias...
          2/9/2019: Mercado: Casa Civil decidirá entre Previdência e anticrime      Cache   Translate Page      
O secretário especial de Previdência e Trabalho, Rogério Marinho, disse nesta sexta-feira (8) que a Casa Civil será responsável por decidir se o pacote anticrime do Ministério da Justiça será enviado ao Congresso Nacional em meio à discussão da reforma...
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          Democrats set up AG Whitaker to malign President Trump. This will be business as usual for the next 2 years. Republicans must refuse to participate      Cache