Update – Comfort Women Video

Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:
Yesterday’s post, Mayer Brown, shame on you. (日本、ストライサンド効果へようこそ), might come into better focus (if you need it) if you watch this video. These are the women that the lawsuit referred to like this: During World War II and the decade leading up to it, an unknown number of women…

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Dirty Wash: Jeremy Scahill’s Whitewashing al-Awlaki

Whitewashing al-Awlaki Last summer, I saw Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars and wrote the following short review praising the movie for raising “serious questions about how we conduct and oversee wars.” I added that a big part of the movie is the use of drones to kill Anwar al-Awlaki and stated that  The movie paints a simplistic picture that al-Awlaki…

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Ten Years Gone: Remembering Paul Kelley

TEN YEARS AGO, on December 29, 2003, my father died in a hospice in Providence, RI only a few blocks away from where he attended high school and college.  A few days later, I delivered one of his eulogies at the Assumption Church in Providence which is set forth below along with some photo galleries.  Below…

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Will China’s Airpocalypse Spur a Green Renaisssance?

Will China’s “Airpocalypse” Spur a Green Renaisssance? 1952 London’s Great Smog (December 5 – 9, 1952) killed at least 5,000 people and lead to enactment of UK Clean Air Acts.   1969 Events like Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River catching fire lead to  the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and passage of the Clean…