イラク自由会議(IFC)と共につくる平和メディア「SANA」衛星テレビを広島からサポートしています!


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イラク平和テレビ局 in Japan・広島から7月5日の上映会のお知
らせをさていただきます。お誘い合わせの上、挙ってご参加下さい。

7月27日(月)には、3月の国際労働者大会(エルビル・イラク)に
参加したIVAW(イラク反戦帰還兵の会)のTJブオノモさんが来広
されます。これは8月1~2日の全交大会(横浜)への参加で来日
される機会に組まれる全国スピーキングツアーの一環です。夕方6
時半から市民交流プラザで囲む会をします。詳細は追ってご案内
しますので、こちらへもご参加ください。

イラク平和テレビ局inJapan・広島 http://hirosanatv.exblog.jp/
イラク平和テレビ局inJapan http://peacetv.jp/

【転送・転載歓迎】

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7・5 サナテレビ・フィルムフェスタ in Hiroshima
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■日時:2009年7月5日(日)14:00~16:00
■場所:広島市西区三篠公民館(和室)
広島市西区打越10-23℡082-237-3077
    ※JR横川駅下車北口から徒歩1分、三篠小前
■今回上映する作品:
①「なくせ『派遣労働』~吉岡力と立ち上がる仲間たち」 
       (制作:同制作委員会)
②「サーレフinヒロシマ」
       (制作:米国:Mabui Cine Coop)
③『3月8日国際女性デー、イラクの女子生徒たち』
        (制作:イラク・SANAテレビ)
④「IVAWから来日するTJブオノモさん、紹介映像」8分
■入場料:500円
■主催:イラク平和テレビ局 in Japan・広島
     http://hirosanatv.exblog.jp/
■連絡先:090-8602-4232(日南田)まで
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<映像の紹介>
①「なくせ『派遣労働』~吉岡力と立ち上がる仲間たち」 
               (制作:同制作委員会)
 ※パナソニックプラズマディスプレイ社の偽装請負を内部
告発し、見せしめ解雇された吉岡力さんが、大阪高裁で
画期的な勝利判決(08年4月)を勝ち取り、それを確定
させる闘いを広げています。このドキュメンタリーは、吉岡さ
んのそうした闘いの日常を描いた作品で、先般の戦争と
貧困をなくす国際映像祭で初公開され好評を博しました。
広島では初上映となります。派遣労働は人身売買と告発
する吉岡さんの闘いに連帯するためこのぜひ映像をご覧い
ただき、高裁判決確定署名にご協力を!
→ http://www.yoshiokakai.org/
(「吉岡さんを松下電器の職場に戻し、不当な人権侵害・
雇い止めをなくす会」から署名用紙はダウンロードできます)

②「サーレフinヒロシマ」  
                 (制作:Mabui Cine Coop)
去る5月22日、戦争と貧困をなくす国際映像祭in広島に
参加するため来広されたサナテレビバグダッド支局長のサーレ
フ・アル・イラキさんは、短い滞在時間を縫うようにして原爆
資料館を見学されました。この作品は、その時の彼の姿と
思いをまとめた本邦初公開の影像です。イラクで原爆写真
展を続けている彼は、原爆資料館への訪問で新たな決意
をされます。請うご期待。

③『3月8日国際女性デー、イラクの女子生徒たち』
              (制作:イラク・SANAテレビ)
2009年3月8日、イラクで国際女性デーの取り組みが各
地で行われました。イラク民衆メディア・SANAテレビが男女
平等を求めるザート・アルサワリ学校の女子生徒たちの取り
組みを取材しました。

④「IVAWから来日するTJブオノモさん紹介映像」
              (制作:Mabui Cine Coop)
イラク国際労働者大会でのTJブオノモさんの発言を紹介し
ながら、IVAWとはどういう団体か、IVAWとIFCがどのように
であってきたのかを交えて、ブオノモさんの闘いをコンパクト
に紹介しています。新作用未公開映像、アメリカで撮影した
未公開映像が含まれています。お楽しみに。

★お知らせ★
イラク平和テレビ局inJapanでは、HPからクレジットカード決済で
の視聴登録手続きが可能になりました。毎月、500円の口座引
き落としで、これまで配信した全ての番組を含め、毎週アップして
いるサナ・テレビの番組をご覧いただけます。

(こちらから→)イラク平和テレビ局inJapan http://peacetv.jp/

(ここまで)
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by hiro_sana | 2009-06-27 09:37 | 広島のイベント
【転送歓迎】

※シカゴでIVAW(反戦イラク帰還兵士の会)、USLAW(米国反戦労働者の会)、IFC(イラク自由会議)が3月のアルビルでの国際労働者大会の報告を行いました。

(原文は以下)
http://uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=19350



(以下日本語訳:イラク市民レジスタンス連帯委員会)

シカゴ労働運動の指導者がイラクの労働組合を支援

テリー・デービス 平和の繁栄と正義を求めるシカゴ労働者の会  2009年5月30日

 USLAW[アメリカ反戦労働者の会]の加盟団体である平和の繁栄と正義を求めるシカゴ労働者の会とIVAW[反戦イラク帰還兵士の会]シカゴ支部が、VVAW[反戦ベトナム帰還兵士の会]と声を上げる軍人家族の会の計り知れない支援を得て、3月のアルビル大会で結成されたイラクの新しい労働組合連合への支援を中心とした一連の取り組みをシカゴの地で大成功させた。我々はこの取り組みは他の地域で繰り返しても同じようにすばらしい結果を得られるのではないかと考えている。



 我々はイラク自由会議のアムジャド・アリをトロントから2日間の大急ぎの訪米に招き入れた。その目的は、シカゴにおいてイラクの市民社会と労働運動の重要性について人々の理解を深めることであり、イラクの兄弟姉妹への寄付金を集めることであった。24時間を少し上回る時間の間に、我々は5つの取り組みを開催し、その全ての参加者数はすばらしかった。

 我々は町の反対側同士の外れにある2つの裕福な地域であるエバンストンとハイドパークで肩のこらない募金集めのパーティーを2回開催した。その招待状はパーティーの重要性と我々の持つ責任の両方を明快に説明し、最初のパーティーには20人近くを、2回目には約25人を集めた。報告はアルビル大会に参加したアムジャド・アリとIVAWのアーロン・ヒューズによって行われた。2カ所の会合で我々は2800ドル近くを集めた。



土曜日の午後には、我々はルーズベルト大学でエレーナ・マーチェシの司会による公開討論会を開催し、50人以上が参加した。アムジャドがアルビル大会とイラク現地の状況の報告をした。アーロンはイラクで軍務についた後イラクに戻って、イラクの労働組合運動について学んだという力強い報告をした。



USLAWのマイク・ツウェイグが発言して、アルビル大会の準備をするのにUSLAWが重要な役割を果たしたことを説明した。(レイバー・ビートが公開討論会を撮影し、すばらしい映像を仕上げるはずである)



 公開討論会の後、ヘイマート広場まで沈黙の行進をして、最後に広場の記念碑に花を置いた。そこにはイラク・米国労働者連帯のプレートがちょうど据え付けられていた―イリノイ州労働者歴史協会会長がすばらしい演説をした。土曜の夜にはパーティーが開催され、参加者は若者が多く、500ドル以上の募金が集まった。アムジャドの招請費用はノースウェスタン大学から得られ、マイクの飛行機運賃はニュー・プライオリティー委員会が支払い、パーティーの食べ物とビールはVVAWとMFSO[声を上げる軍人家族の会]のメンバーが寄付をしたので、我々が集めた募金は全て残すことができた。

 全体ではアルビル大会の費用の支援に4000ドルの募金を集め、参加者たちは、アメリカ占領軍や宗教勢力の衝突とは違って、イラクの未来を勝ち取るために実際に闘っている人々の新しい情報と展望に非常に感動し、啓発され、感銘を受けた。IVAWとUSLAWの協力は一層強められた。もっと多くの労働者に参加してほしいかったのであるが、何人かが参加し、集いに来た全ての人たちがたくさんのことを得たようである。願わくは、3人の話し手(アムジャドとアーロンとマイク)がどこか他の所でもこうしたことができたら良いだろう―彼らはそれぞれがとてもすばらしい。この計画を実行しませんか?
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by hiro_sana | 2009-06-22 09:05 | IFC関連情報

'War is sin' by Chris Hedges

This article is from Truth Out org.

http://www.truthout.org/060209K


The crisis faced by combat veterans returning from war is not simply a profound struggle with trauma and alienation. It is often, for those who can slice through the suffering to self-awareness, an existential crisis. War exposes the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves. It rips open the hypocrisy of our religions and secular institutions. Those who return from war have learned something which is often incomprehensible to those who have stayed home. We are not a virtuous nation. God and fate have not blessed us above others. Victory is not assured. War is neither glorious nor noble. And we carry within us the capacity for evil we ascribe to those we fight.

Those who return to speak this truth, such as members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, are our contemporary prophets. But like all prophets they are condemned and ignored for their courage. They struggle, in a culture awash in lies, to tell what few have the fortitude to digest. They know that what we are taught in school, in worship, by the press, through the entertainment industry and at home, that the melding of the state's rhetoric with the rhetoric of religion, is empty and false.

The words these prophets speak are painful. We, as a nation, prefer to listen to those who speak from the patriotic script. We prefer to hear ourselves exalted. If veterans speak of terrible wounds visible and invisible, of lies told to make them kill, of evil committed in our name, we fill our ears with wax. Not our boys, we say, not them, bred in our homes, endowed with goodness and decency. For if it is easy for them to murder, what about us? And so it is simpler and more comfortable not to hear. We do not listen to the angry words that cascade forth from their lips, wishing only that they would calm down, be reasonable, get some help, and go away. We, the deformed, brand our prophets as madmen. We cast them into the desert. And this is why so many veterans are estranged and enraged. This is why so many succumb to suicide or addictions.

War comes wrapped in patriotic slogans, calls for sacrifice, honor and heroism and promises of glory. It comes wrapped in the claims of divine providence. It is what a grateful nation asks of its children. It is what is right and just. It is waged to make the nation and the world a better place, to cleanse evil. War is touted as the ultimate test of manhood, where the young can find out what they are made of. War, from a distance, seems noble. It gives us comrades and power and a chance to play a small bit in the great drama of history. It promises to give us an identity as a warrior, a patriot, as long as we go along with the myth, the one the war-makers need to wage wars and the defense contractors need to increase their profits.

But up close war is a soulless void. War is about barbarity, perversion and pain, an unchecked orgy of death. Human decency and tenderness are crushed. Those who make war work overtime to reduce love to smut, and all human beings become objects, pawns to use or kill. The noise, the stench, the fear, the scenes of eviscerated bodies and bloated corpses, the cries of the wounded, all combine to spin those in combat into another universe. In this moral void, naively blessed by secular and religious institutions at home, the hypocrisy of our social conventions, our strict adherence to moral precepts, come unglued. War, for all its horror, has the power to strip away the trivial and the banal, the empty chatter and foolish obsessions that fill our days. It lets us see, although the cost is tremendous.

The Rev. William P. Mahedy, who was a Catholic chaplain in Vietnam, tells of a soldier, a former altar boy, in his book "Out of the Night: The Spiritual Journey of Vietnam Vets," who says to him: "Hey, Chaplain ... how come it's a sin to hop into bed with a mama-san but it's okay to blow away gooks out in the bush?"

"Consider the question that he and I were forced to confront on that day in a jungle clearing," Mahedy writes. "How is it that a Christian can, with a clear conscience, spend a year in a war zone killing people and yet place his soul in jeopardy by spending a few minutes with a prostitute? If the New Testament prohibitions of sexual misconduct are to be stringently interpreted, why, then, are Jesus' injunctions against violence not binding in the same way? In other words, what does the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' really mean?"

Military chaplains, a majority of whom are evangelical Christians, defend the life of the unborn, tout America as a Christian nation and eagerly bless the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as holy crusades. The hollowness of their morality, the staggering disconnect between the values they claim to promote, is ripped open in war.

There is a difference between killing someone who is trying to kill you and taking the life of someone who does not have the power to harm you. The first is killing. The second is murder. But in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the enemy is elusive and rarely seen, murder occurs far more often than killing. Families are massacred in airstrikes. Children are gunned down in blistering suppressing fire laid down in neighborhoods after an improvised explosive device goes off near a convoy. Artillery shells obliterate homes. And no one stops to look. The dead and maimed are left behind.

The utter failure of nearly all our religious institutions-whose texts are unequivocal about murder-to address the essence of war has rendered them useless. These institutions have little or nothing to say in wartime because the god they worship is a false god, one that promises victory to those who obey the law and believe in the manifest destiny of the nation.

We all have the capacity to commit evil. It takes little to unleash it. For those of us who have been to war this is the awful knowledge that is hardest to digest, the knowledge that the line between the victims and the victimizers is razor-thin, that human beings find a perverse delight in destruction and death, and that few can resist the pull. At best, most of us become silent accomplices.

Wars may have to be fought to ensure survival, but they are always tragic. They always bring to the surface the worst elements of any society, those who have a penchant for violence and a lust for absolute power. They turn the moral order upside down. It was the criminal class that first organized the defense of Sarajevo. When these goons were not manning roadblocks to hold off the besieging Bosnian Serb army they were looting, raping and killing the Serb residents in the city. And those politicians who speak of war as an instrument of power, those who wage war but do not know its reality, those powerful statesmen-the Henry Kissingers, Robert McNamaras, Donald Rumsfelds, the Dick Cheneys-those who treat war as part of the great game of nations, are as amoral as the religious stooges who assist them. And when the wars are over what they have to say to us in their thick memoirs about war is also hollow, vacant and useless.

"In theological terms, war is sin," writes Mahedy. "This has nothing to do with whether a particular war is justified or whether isolated incidents in a soldier's war were right or wrong. The point is that war as a human enterprise is a matter of sin. It is a form of hatred for one's fellow human beings. It produces alienation from others and nihilism, and it ultimately represents a turning away from God."

The young soldiers and Marines do not plan or organize the war. They do not seek to justify it or explain its causes. They are taught to believe. The symbols of the nation and religion are interwoven. The will of God becomes the will of the nation. This trust is forever shattered for many in war. Soldiers in combat see the myth used to send them to war implode. They see that war is not clean or neat or noble, but venal and frightening. They see into war's essence, which is death.

War is always about betrayal. It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists, and of soldiers and Marines by politicians. Society's institutions, including our religious institutions, which mold us into compliant citizens, are unmasked. This betrayal is so deep that many never find their way back to faith in the nation or in any god. They nurse a self-destructive anger and resentment, understandable and justified, but also crippling. Ask a combat veteran struggling to piece his or her life together about God and watch the raw vitriol and pain pour out. They have seen into the corrupt heart of America, into the emptiness of its most sacred institutions, into our staggering hypocrisy, and those of us who refuse to heed their words become complicit in the evil they denounce.

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Chris Hedges, who spent nearly two decades as a war correspondent for The New York Times and other newspapers, is the author of "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle," due out in July. His Truthdig column appears every Monday.
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by hiro_sana | 2009-06-07 13:40 | English articles