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Thousands protest in Japan against new state secrets bill

22.11.2013 05:30

Thousands of people protested in Tokyo against a bill that would see whistleblowing civil servants jailed for up to 10 years. Activists claim the law would help the government to cover up scandals, and damage the country’s constitution and democracy.

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Suzuki Hiroshi 24.11.2013 18:29

Japanese press baulks at push for 'fascist' secrecy laws
The Australian November 25, 2013
The bill – which the government insists is necessary amid worsening security threats – would allow official collusion and corruption of the kind unearthed in the Fukushima nuclear disaster to flourish.
The withholding of radiation data after the Fukushima disaster showed the Japanese government was predisposed to hiding information from its citizens and this law would only make things worse.
The law could be used to stymie access to facts on nuclear accidents.


Peter Jennings 23.11.2013 01:40

This is to be expected since the US runs Japan and has done for decades. Japanese people are serfs of america who can be stripped of pensions, raped and poisoned at will. The US has also told the Japanese gov't to antagonise the Chinese over certain islands.

It 's sad to see a great race of people, steeped in history, being run by a cabal of bare-faced maniacs thousands of miles away.


Rani Muller 22.11.2013 23:25

Abe government's hardly e position is setting the stage for a massive revolt by the Japanese people, who are already being treated as if they are disposable.
It's an indication that more explosive scandals might need suppressing re Fukushima and Tepco's disastrous handling of the crisis.
Introduc ing a drastic law to "secure close cooperation with its ally, the US" after initially refusing all help from them, sounds like a lame excuse.
How much money will be printed and handed to Japan in exchange?


j.innes 22.11.2013 23:05

The Japanese government is sending the wrong message to the entire world because we all know it is when the reality is bad that truth is treated as a weapon of mass destruction. So when governments feel this urgent need to suppress what it knows it is a reflection and statement on something about that government and the public servants in it. It does not breed confidence.


Joshua 22.11.2013 22:24

There will be a day when people look back and say 'The days when Governments and Corporations ruled the planet were actually the Dark Ages."

No Man needs a leader to tell him who his enemy or ally is, let along how to run his life. For those who end up with power over other humans, have gone against the Spirit og God, which is the Universal laws of what is right or wrong.

Government s Controlling and Regulating everything is what the people asked for. But we will learn and then make sure to never forget this time like before, as this is the time of the worst we will ever see.



Capucine Altier 22.11.2013 22:19

People are such idiots. We had to revolt long time ago but this could hardly happen as people are stupid and selfish as above so below.... I know many poor people who r no different from the richest evil ones. Its humanity that sucks completely. If we wont do something with our characters Im afraid we can expect something even worse in the future than what we have today. Extreme poverty suffering death wars and natural and ecologic disasters that will wipe us out.


Majk 22.11.2013 20:23

Older people are protesting, yungsters have no time for this, they have too much "work" with facebook, gizmos and smart phones - like here in Europe. It will be so easy to manipulate with this new generation, which live in virtual realities where they are kings and queens and has no idea (or no interest) what is going on in reality where they are to become slaves.

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