When I first read the book in 1991, I was struggling to make sense of my place among some Americans who still – 46 years after the bomb – saw someone like me as subhuman. I was a child with a Japanese immigrant father (he was born three years after the bomb) and a white mother. I grew up in a small midwestern town as one of only a handful of Asians. There was name-calling: “Chink.” “Gook.” “Jap.” There were days when white kids threw rocks at me on the playground or recited the all-too-common phrase: “Go back to where you came from.” Being anti-Asian was an easy fallback for your garden-variety middle school bullies. I have memories of hiding in a blue paint-chipped bathroom stall, wondering what was wrong with me. … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
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'Four weeks was all I had': Widow's heartbreaking victim impact statement to the Old BaileyThis is my third attempt at writing a victim impact statement. After many words of anguish, scriptures of love and testimonies of heart break, I sit at this task with an emptiness that I without pretence admit that in an attempt to describe what impact Andrew's death has had on me I simply find myself in a lost and endless world of numb despair. … [Read more...] about Hero PC Andrew Harper’s mother slams ‘unduly lenient’ sentences for her son’s killers who will go free in eight years – as she welcomes review of their jail terms
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Maxwell was charged with the sex abuse and trafficking of three children; The daughter of the late Robert Maxwell was accused of befriending underage girls and 'luring' them into her sordid 'trap'; She spun a web of lies to cover her 'unspeakable' crimes against children, it was alleged; Maxwell was found hiding in New Hampshire, where the FBI said she had 'slithered' away; She had '15 different bank accounts' boasting $20million (£16million), according to a memo from prosecutors. Her 'substantial resources' – she transferred $500,000 between accounts in a single day – made her a high risk of fleeing, according to the memo. … [Read more...] about GUY ADAMS: She was born into fabulous wealth and was the toast of the New York Party set. How DID Ghislaine Maxwell plunge from society darling to be a sleazy ‘pimp’ and disgrace?
Sir James Eadie QC, representing the Home Office, said: "The fact that the appellant could not fully engage with the statutory appeal procedure was a result of her decision to leave the UK, travel to Syria against Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice and align with ISIL. … [Read more...] about ISIS bride Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK, court rules