つまり、未来は今なんだ。

この詩(平和の詩「生きる」)は6月23日の沖縄全戦没者追悼会の式次第の中に印刷されて当日参会者に配られていました。沖縄タイムスの号外でその日のうちに全文が紹介されていました(沖縄帰りの友人から7/13に資料を貰いました)。
7月24日朝、私たちはり平澤さんの文字お越しメールの波動が電撃のように走り抜けました。私は涙ながらに読みました。魯参さんとディービスさんの英訳に波動を感じました。英文と和文はB4に裏表に印刷して、配布する活動を始めています。
ウラジオストクから一行10名が7月17日まで8日間、私の蔵と母屋に滞在しました。
そのリーダーに託してロシア語訳をして波及を依頼しました。薬局の娘さんを通じてその教授にドイツ語訳を依頼することをいたしました。

「つまり、未来は 今なのだ」のコトバが私をとらえています。

自分たち老人たちは小学生・中学生に未来を準備しているといえるのか?

悪政を批判して見せていても、孫に未来を準備しているとは言えない。「いのちこそ宝」と語りかけているだろうか?

7月15日(日)は7才~13才のロシアの子ども7人を含む一行を「縄文の村」の木陰と風の涼しさを体感させました。展示館での体験コーナーでは夢中でした。午後からは別会場の公民館で、日本の5才~13才の親・子の太鼓のグループ(たま川太鼓)が待っていました。太鼓の演奏を聴かせます。ロシアの子たちはロシアの歌を歌い、8才の女の子はカリンカを舞いました。7才の幼稚園児はワルツを披露ました。フォークダンスの輪に日本の子どもたちを引き入れます。その後太鼓も一緒に演奏させ、折り紙を教えあったり、七夕かざりをつくったりしていました。一人一人の感想を述べてもらいました。友好と交流の夢を互いに語っていました。

くら七世代で交歓懇親パーティを大人たちが準備しました。

「生きる」の詩を波及していく活動をして参ります。

憲法語らい場
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More Antiwar Billboards Going Up Everywhere:どこでも更に反戦広告掲揚

We started with a billboard in Charlottesville, Va., last December, and people seemed to like the idea. We put up a billboard in downtown Baltimore, MD. Individual donations kept coming in.

And groups began asking to partner with us. We put up billboards all over Syracuse, NY, including rolling around on trucks, and in Albany, NY. And groups began organizing events around the billboards and generating news articles because of them.

We now also have ads all over the Toronto subways. We have ads on bus shelters near the White House in Washington, D.C. And we’ve got 23-foot billboards going up in the middle of New York City from September through November.

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict:地球温暖化はモデルの多分二倍

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July 5, 2018
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Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.
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Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six metres or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

The findings published last week in Nature Geoscience are based on observational evidence from three warm periods over the past 3.5 million years when the world was 0.5°C-2°C warmer than the pre-industrial temperatures of the 19th Century.

The research also revealed how large areas of the polar ice caps could collapse and significant changes to ecosystems could see the Sahara Desert become green and the edges of tropical forests turn into fire dominated savanna. “Observations of past warming periods suggest that a number of amplifying mechanisms, which are poorly represented in climate models, increase long-term warming beyond climate model projections,” said lead author, Prof Hubertus Fischer of the University of Bern.

“This suggests the carbon budget to avoid 2°C of global warming may be far smaller than estimated, leaving very little margin for error to meet the Paris targets.”

To get their results, the researchers looked at three of the best-documented warm periods, the Holocene thermal maximum (5000-9000 years ago), the last interglacial (129,000-116,000 years ago) and the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.3-3 million years ago).

The warming of the first two periods was caused by predictable changes in the Earth’s orbit, while the mid-Pliocene event was the result of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations that were 350-450ppm — much the same as today.

Combining a wide range of measurements from ice cores, sediment layers, fossil records, dating using atomic isotopes and a host of other established paleoclimate methods, the researchers pieced together the impact of these climatic changes.

In combination, these periods give strong evidence of how a warmer Earth would appear once the climate had stabilized. By contrast, today our planet is warming much faster than any of these periods as human caused carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow. Even if our emissions stopped today, it would take centuries to millennia to reach equilibrium.

The changes to the Earth under these past conditions were profound — there were substantial retreats of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets and as a consequence sea-levels rose by at least six metres; marine plankton ranges shifted reorganising entire marine ecosystems; the Sahara became greener and forest species shifted 200 km towards the poles, as did tundra; high altitude species declined, temperate tropical forests were reduced and in Mediterranean areas fire-maintained vegetation dominated.

“Even with just 2°C of warming — and potentially just 1.5°C — significant impacts on the Earth system are profound,” said co-author Prof Alan Mix of Oregon State University.

“We can expect that sea-level rise could become unstoppable for millennia, impacting much of the world’s population, infrastructure and economic activity.”

Yet these significant observed changes are generally underestimated in climate model projections that focus on the near term. Compared to these past observations, climate models appear to underestimate long term warming and the amplification of warmth in Polar Regions.

“Climate models appear to be trustworthy for small changes, such as for low emission scenarios over short periods, say over the next few decades out to 2100. But as the change gets larger or more persistent, either because of higher emissions, for example a business-as-usual-scenario, or because we are interested in the long term response of a low emission scenario, it appears they underestimate climate change.,” said co-author Prof Katrin Meissner, Director of the University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre.

“This research is a powerful call to act. It tells us that if today’s leaders don’t urgently address our emissions, global warming will bring profound changes to our planet and way of life — not just for this century but well beyond.”

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  1. Hubertus Fischer, Katrin J. Meissner, Alan C. Mix, Nerilie J. Abram, Jacqueline Austermann, Victor Brovkin, Emilie Capron, Daniele Colombaroli, Anne-Laure Daniau, Kelsey A. Dyez, Thomas Felis, Sarah A. Finkelstein, Samuel L. Jaccard, Erin L. McClymont, Alessio Rovere, Johannes Sutter, Eric W. Wolff, Stéphane Affolter, Pepijn Bakker, Juan Antonio Ballesteros-Cánovas, Carlo Barbante, Thibaut Caley, Anders E. Carlson, Olga Churakova, Giuseppe Cortese, Brian F. Cumming, Basil A. S. Davis, Anne de Vernal, Julien Emile-Geay, Sherilyn C. Fritz, Paul Gierz, Julia Gottschalk, Max D. Holloway, Fortunat Joos, Michal Kucera, Marie-France Loutre, Daniel J. Lunt, Katarzyna Marcisz, Jennifer R. Marlon, Philippe Martinez, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Christoph Nehrbass-Ahles, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, Christoph C. Raible, Bjørg Risebrobakken, María F. Sánchez Goñi, Jennifer Saleem Arrigo, Michael Sarnthein, Jesper Sjolte, Thomas F. Stocker, Patricio A. Velasquez Alvárez, Willy Tinner, Paul J. Valdes, Hendrik Vogel, Heinz Wanner, Qing Yan, Zicheng Yu, Martin Ziegler, Liping Zhou. Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond. Nature Geoscience, 2018; 11 (7): 474 DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0146-0

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A Year After Adoption of Historic UN Treaty, Support for Nuclear Disarmament Stronger Than Ever:歴史的核禁止条約採決後一年、核軍縮支持強力に:フィン「北朝鮮は悪と言うがお前は?」

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“More than simply demonstrating a ‘not in my back yard’ mentality, Europeans are even more strongly in favor of a comprehensive ban of all nuclear weapons worldwide than simply removing the weapons from their own soil.”

 

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017. (Photo: @TimMilesWright/Twitter)

As nuclear disarmament advocates marked the one-year anniversary of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), polling found grave concerns among Europeans regarding U.S. nuclear weapons and widespread support for the historic agreement.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) commissioned a YouGov survey in time for the anniversary of the agreement, which the group spent years advocating for, convincing the majority of the world’s nations to participate in negotiations and 59 countries to sign. Citizens of Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany—all of which host U.S. nuclear weapons—were surveyed.

“The survey results show a clear rejection of nuclear weapons by those Europeans living closest to U.S. nuclear weapons, and who are likely to be targets of any nuclear attack or at risk from any nuclear weapons accident,” reads ICAN’s report on the poll. “More than simply demonstrating a ‘not in my back yard’ mentality, Europeans are even more strongly in favor of a comprehensive ban of all nuclear weapons worldwide than simply removing the weapons from their own soil.”

Nearly three-quarters of Germans and two-thirds of Italians reported that they wanted U.S. weapons removed from their country, while more than half of respondents in the Netherlands and Belgium said the same.

The poll found that at least four times as many people were in favor of their country signing the TPNW, with more than two-thirds of respondents in each country favoring the treaty. Strong majorities also expressed support of financial institutions divesting from the nuclear weapons industry.

“All responsible states should prohibit nuclear weapons by joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” said Beatrice Fihn, executive director of ICAN. “By doing so, they would not only listen to their citizens, they would also fulfill their key responsibility: protect its populations from one of the worst atrocities on the basis of international human rights precepts.”

The treaty has been open for signatures the the United Nations headquarters in New York since September 2017. Once fifty nations ratify the treaty, it will enter into force. Eleven countries—Austria, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guyana, Mexico, Palau, Palestine, Thailand, Venezula, Vietnam, and the Holy See—have ratified the treaty since it was adopted one year ago.

The “Italia, Ripensaci” campaign (meaning, “Italy, Reconsider”) delivered to the federal government 31,000 postcards from Italians and 150 resolutions from local officials around the country, imploring officials to sign the treaty.

Spanish peace activist Carmen Magallon also called on Spain to sign the treaty.

Meanwhile, ahead of this coming week’s NATO Summit in Brussels, protesters held a “Yes to Peace, No to NATO” demonstration in the city.

None of the NATO nations participated in treaty negotiations with more than 135 of the world’s countries. Some of the nations host U.S. nuclear weapons, with officials claiming that the American nuclear arsenal is necessary for their security, and several have weapons of their own.

“This treaty has already caused a lot of difficult conversations, particularly in NATO alliance and umbrella states, about their roles and responsibility for nuclear weapons. One of the strengths of the treaty is that it has called out countries that are complicit in nuclear proliferation,” Fihn told the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists this week. “It’s easy to look at North Korea and say, ‘Bad, they are bad,’ but you have to look at yourself as well, what you’re participating in, what you’re accepting, what you’re allowing to happen in your name.”

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平和の詩「生きる」 Poem for Peace: “Live”

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私は、生きている。

マントルの熱を伝える大地を踏みしめ、

心地よい湿気を孕んだ風を全身に受け、

草の匂いを鼻孔に感じ、

遠くから聞こえてくる潮騒に耳を傾けて。

 

私は今、生きている。

 

私の生きるこの島は、

何と美しい島だろう。

青く輝く海、

岩に打ち寄せしぶきを上げて光る波、

山羊の嘶き、

小川のせせらぎ、

畑に続く小道、

萌え出づる山の緑、

優しい三線の響き、

照りつける太陽の光。

 

私はなんと美しい島に、

生まれ育ったのだろう。

 

ありったけの私の感覚器で、感受性で、

島を感じる。心がじわりと熱くなる。

 

私はこの瞬間を、生きている。

 

この瞬間の素晴らしさが

この瞬間の愛おしさが

今と言う安らぎとなり

私の中に広がりゆく。

 

たまらなく込み上げるこの気持ちを

どう表現しよう。

大切な今よ

かけがえのない今よ

私の生きる、この今よ。

 

七十三年前、

私の愛する島が、死の島と化したあの日。

小鳥のさえずりは、恐怖の悲鳴と変わった。

優しく響く三線は、爆撃の轟に消えた。

青く広がる大空は、鉄の雨に見えなくなった。

草の匂いは死臭で濁り、

光り輝いていた海の水面は、

戦艦で埋め尽くされた。

火炎放射器から吹き出す炎、幼子の泣き声、

燃えつくされた民家、火薬の匂い。

着弾に揺れる大地。血に染まった海。

魑魅魍魎の如く、姿を変えた人々。

阿鼻叫喚の壮絶な戦の記憶。

 

みんな、生きていたのだ。

私と何も変わらない、

懸命に生きる命だったのだ。

彼らの人生を、それぞれの未来を。

疑うことなく、思い描いていたんだ。

家族がいて、仲間がいて、恋人がいた。

仕事があった。生きがいがあった。

日々の小さな幸せを喜んだ。手をとり合って生きてきた、私と同じ、人間だった。

それなのに。

壊されて、奪われた。

生きた時代が違う。ただ、それだけで。

無辜の命を。あたり前に生きていた、あの日々を。

 

摩文仁の丘。眼下に広がる穏やかな海。

悲しくて、忘れることのできない、この島の全て。

私は手を強く握り、誓う。

奪われた命に想いを馳せて、

心から、誓う。

 

私が生きている限り、

こんなにもたくさんの命を犠牲にした戦争を、絶対に許さないことを。

もう二度と過去を未来にしないこと。

全ての人間が、国境を越え、人種を越え、宗教を越え、あらゆる利害を越えて、平和である世界を目指すこと。

生きる事、命を大切にできることを、

誰からも侵されない世界を創ること。

平和を創造する努力を、厭わないことを。

 

あなたも、感じるだろう。

この島の美しさを。

あなたも、知っているだろう。

この島の悲しみを。

そして、あなたも、

私と同じこの瞬間(とき)を

一緒に生きているのだ。

 

今を一緒に、生きているのだ。

 

だから、きっとわかるはずなんだ。

戦争の無意味さを。本当の平和を。

頭じゃなくて、その心で。

戦力という愚かな力を持つことで、

得られる平和など、本当は無いことを。

平和とは、あたり前に生きること。

その命を精一杯輝かせて生きることだということを。

 

私は、今を生きている。

みんなと一緒に。

そして、これからも生きていく。

一日一日を大切に。

平和を想って。平和を祈って。

なぜなら、未来は、

この瞬間の延長線上にあるからだ。

つまり、未来は、今なんだ。

 

大好きな、私の島。

誇り高き、みんなの島。

そして、この島に生きる、すべての命。

私と共に今を生きる、私の友。私の家族。

 

これからも、共に生きてゆこう。

この青に囲まれた美しい故郷から。

真の平和を発進しよう。

一人一人が立ち上がって、

みんなで未来を歩んでいこう。

 

摩文仁の丘の風に吹かれ、

私の命が鳴っている。

過去と現在、未来の共鳴。

鎮魂歌よ届け。悲しみの過去に。

命よ響け。生きゆく未来に。

私は今を、生きていく。

 

 

I am alive.

Treading the great earth, transmitting the heat of the mantle,

Receiving the wind, impregnated with comfortable dampness, in the whole body,

Sensing the smell of the grass in the nostrils,

Listening to the sound of the sea coming from afar.

 

I am alive now.

 

What a beautiful island this is

Where I live!

The sea shining blue,

The wave glittering into splashes, dashing against the rock,

The neighing of a goat,

The babbling of a brook,

The path leading to farmland,

The budding green of the mountain,

The gentle sound of the Sanshin,

The light of the shining sun.

 

What a beautiful island,

Where I was born and raised!

 

I feel the island with all my senses and sensitivity.

My heart grows increasingly warm.

 

I am alive at this moment.

 

The splendor of this moment,

The affection of this moment,

Becoming a comfort of the now,

Is spreading within me.

 

How should I express this feeling

That is welling up unbearably?

Dear now,

Irreplaceable now,

The now where I live!

 

Seventy-three years ago,

That day my beloved island was transformed into an island of death,

The chirping of birds changed into screams of fear.

The gentle sounding Sanshin disappeared in the roaring of the bombing.

The great expansive blue sky disappeared in the rain of iron.

The smell of the grass was muddied with the smell of the dead,

The surface of the shining sea was filled with battleships.

The flame blowing out from the flamethrower, the crying of small children,

People’s homes burned out, the smell of gunpowder.

The earth shaken by the landing bombs, the sea dyed with blood,

People changing their appearance, becoming like demons and monsters,

Memories of a fierce battle in the screaming and shrieking.

 

Everyone was alive.

It was life living desperately – nothing different from me,

They imagined their lives, their respective futures,

With no doubt.

They had their families, their friends, and their lovers,

Their jobs, their life values.

They were delighted with their daily little happinesses.

They were the same human beings as I, having lived with others hand in hand.

And yet,

They were destroyed and deprived,

Just because the era they lived was different, only because of that,

Their innocent lives, those days that were lived as ordinary.

 

The Hill of Mabuni, a gentle ocean expanding under the eyes,

All of this island, sad, and unforgettable.

I firmly grip my hands and swear.

I swear from the bottom of my heart,

With my heart reaching the lives deprived.

 

So long as I live,

I absolutely will never allow war, which sacrifices so many lives,

Will never, ever make the past a future,

And will aim at a world of peace among all people, beyond nationality, beyond race,

Beyond religion, beyond all kinds of interests,

To live, to be able to cherish life,

To create a world unviolated by anyone,

To never give up the effort to create peace.

 

You will feel, also,

The beauty of this island.

You will know, also,

The sorrow of this island.

And you, also,

Live this same moment as I.

 

You live together with the now.

 

Therefore, you must surely understand

The meaninglessness of war, true peace,

Not with your brains, but with your hearts.

There is actually no peace gained

By having the foolish power of military power.

Peace is to live the life of course,

To let life shine in its fullness.

 

I am alive now,

Together with everyone.

And I will live from now on,

Dearly and carefully day by day,

Thinking of peace, praying for peace,

Because the future is

On the extending line of this moment,

In other words, the future is now!

 

My favorite island,

A proud people’s island.

And all the lives that live on this island.

I am living my life with me, my friends, my family.

 

Let’s continue living together from now on also.

From this beautiful homeland surrounded by this blue.

Let’s transmit our message of true peace.

Each person standing up,

Let’s each one of us rise up

And walk the future with everyone.

 

 In the winds of the hill of Mabumi,

My life is ringing, blowing,

The resonance of past, present, and future.

Let the requiem reach the past of sorrow!

Let life reverberate

In the future we live in!

I live in this very now!

 

(translated by Rosan Yoshida revised by Erin Davis)

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2018年は世界史の大転換点

 
 
 

2018年は世界史の大転換点となろうとしている

2017.7.7「国連総会 核兵器禁止条約採択」は世界は動き出したことを実感させてくれた。「一国一票」の尊厳はだれも崩せない。「全会一致制」ならば核保有国の米・ロ・英・仏・中の一国の拒否権が行使されもしたけれど、「核兵器禁止条約」の採択に関しては、2/3の多数決制をとった(コスタリカが議長国)。核兵器を保有する9カ国その傘の下にあるNATOの26カ国と米韓・米日・米豪の3国を加えても38カ国が反対しても、世界の8割は賛成にまわることができる。もはや議場には入れなかった。日本政府も外にいた。条約は122カ国の賛成・反対1・棄権1で採択された。50カ国が批准すれば90日で条約は発効する。(5月現在59カ国が署名し10カ国が批准しています)
世界は一歩一歩「核兵器は悪」の烙印を押していく。

一年近く前は北朝鮮の核ミサイル問題で、トランプ氏と金氏は互いにののしりあい、戦争の瀬戸際まできていた。核の大惨事を心配した。「世界の終末 2分前」を実感した。

しかし、平昌冬季五輪から対話が始まった。
2018.4.27「南北首脳会談 板門店宣言」(朝鮮戦争の終結・朝鮮半島の完全非核化)。

2018.6.12「米朝首脳会談 共同宣言」(北朝鮮の体制保証・朝鮮の完全非核化)。

史上初の 米朝首脳会談。アメリカのドナルド・トランプ大統領は「北朝鮮の体制を保証」した。金正恩は「朝鮮半島の完全非核化を約束」した。

平和のプロセスが始動していく。

1950年に始めた朝鮮戦争(1953年休戦)も、まもなく終結します。

アメリカが韓国と日本に嫁した北朝鮮の殲滅の使命はなくなります。

「体制を保証」し経済・文化・スポーツの交流を通じて大いに平和構築していく使命が互いに生じてきます。
国家の体制をどうこうすることは他国には権限はありません。
体制はその国の人民の専権事項です(主権在民)。

互いに主権を維持し他国と対等関係に立つ努力こそが大切です。

ソ連時代のカザフスタン・ウズベキスタン・トルクメニスタンにはソ連の核実験場がありました。ロシア連邦・カザフスタン・ウクライナにはソ連の戦略核兵器が配備されていました。
1991年独立したカザフスタンはセミパラチンスクを1991年に閉鎖・廃棄し、1994年までに国際協定を結び数百基配備されていた大陸弾道ミサイルを全部廃棄した(1996年)。経済協力と領土の一体性を保証させ、いまでは中央アジア5カ国(カザフスタン・キルギス・タジキスタン・ウズベキスタン・トルクメニスタン)では政治・経済・文化の発展がめまぐるしい。2009年3月には中央アジア非核兵器地帯条約を発効しています。
ユーラシアにも目を向ける季(トキ)が来ている。

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The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un was pretty much all symbols and no solid content — basically it’s an agreement to talk further with plenty of wiggle room for either side to back out later. But that said it was a striking departure from the gutless and arrogant refusal of 11 prior presidents to make any move towards ending the state of war between the US and North Korea during the 65 years since fighting ended in the bloody Korean War with an armistice in place back in 1953.

Kudos to both Trump and Kim for that.

Odds are that even if North Korea doesn’t get rid of its nuclear weapons, ultimately the US will have to grin and bear it because South Korea looks ready to sign, either on a four-party basis with the US and China, or bilaterally on its own with just North Korea, a peace treaty ending one of the last relics of the Cold War that began with the end of World War II and the division of Korea, Vietnam and Germany into two parts.

If the pro-peace president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, were to sign a peace agreement with North Korea’s Kim, it would eliminate any justification for the US continuing to keep military bases in South Korea, where 32,000 US soldiers are still stationed as a “trip-wire” in the event of an invasion from the north. At that point the US would lose all leverage for trying to pressure North Korea to eliminate its recently developed nuclear bomb arsenal.

The idea of a neutral Korean peninsula with no US bases is surely horrifying to the neo-conservative strategists of Russia and China containment like Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, a chicken-hawk war monger who’s never met a war he didn’t like or even promote. But for Koreans and the broader peoples of Asia, getting the US out of Korea would be a blessing. It would remove a crucial component of any potential US first strike against China — the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile launch systems recently installed in South Korea on the bogus justification that they are guarding against North Korean missiles. (Any North Korean missiles aimed at South Korea would necessarily have low-altitude trajectories because of the short distance to target, and would not be vulnerable to THAAD missiles.)

Furthermore, once North and South Korea signed a peace treaty, it would eliminate any rationale for the still-in-force UN Security Council Resolution 82, a measure which authorized the US-led UN defense of South Korea in 1950 and which has continued to provide the fig leaf of legal cover for America’s continuing colonial domination of South Korea ever since. Even if the US were to continue to veto moves to revoke that Security Council resolution, it would be seen as meaningless with the war officially over.

Surely this was not the intention of President Trump in meeting with Kim, but let him have his moment. Because he desperately needed something positive in the foreign affairs realm to show for his now bumptious, goof-ball 18-month-old presidency, he had to reach an agreement of some kind with North Korea, and now he’s gotten that. The agreement is going to turn out well, too, even if not the way he’d have intended. If President Moon now nominates him and Kim for the Nobel Peace Prize, as he has suggested, they’ll deserve it at least as much as war criminal Henry Kissinger (awarded the prize in 1973 jointly with his North Vietnamese counterpart Le Duc Tho who unlike Kissinger at least had the decency to decline it) and Israel’s Menachim Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat — and surely far more than his predecessor Barack Obama, who proceeded, upon collecting his medal, to ramp up the Afghanistan War yet again, to invade Libya, overthrowing the government there, to meddle in Syria and threaten that country with a missile blitz, and to launch more deadly drone and Special Forces targeted murder attacks against people in numerous sovereign nations than the Bush/Cheney administration ever did.

Corporate Democrats like ex-VP and likely future presidential candidate Joe Biden and Sen. Diane Feinstein, along with hardline neo-conservatives like Sen. John McCain and Bolton are ranting that Trump has sold out US imperial interests. They clearly prefer an eternal state of war between the US and South Korea, since it’s good for the US war machine and for the arms industry that feeds off it. But that endless war policy, whether in Europe, Asia or the Middle East, hasn’t been good for anyone else, abroad or here at home in the US.

In a good indication of what I’m talking about here, major arms makers’ shares fell on news of the Trump-Kim agreement even as the broader Dow Jones and Standard & Poor indexes rose on the news. As financial analyst Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network put it in an interview in USA Today yesterday, investors’ see the chance of war between the U.S. and North Korea—which he describes as “one of the big potential growth stories recently” — now disappearing. As he explained it, “If weapons are used they need to be replaced. That makes war a growth story for these stocks.“What the agreement [between Trump and Kim] does, at least for a while, is take military conflict off the table.”

Here’s hoping Trump manages to keep his radical right-wing advisors like Bolton from blowing up the deal he’s struck with Kim, and that Moon succeeds in signing a real peace treaty with his northern neighbor that can eventually lead to the reunification of the Korean people, as happened in the early 1990s Germany and after the defeat of the US military in Vietnam in the 1970s.

And here’s hoping too that Trump can take inspiration from this first success and move forward towards a rapprochement between the US and Russia. The last thing the world needs is to see the start of a new missile race between these two nuclear-armed superpowers to produce swarms of hypersonic nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, each on hair-trigger alert and virtually unstoppable once launched at their targets, as increasingly appears to be the next crazy idea on the agenda of both countries’ military establishments. (This new race is itself fallout from the ill-thought-out Bush/Cheney decision, continued by the Obama administration, to pull the US out of the Reagan-era anti-ballistic missile treaty negotiated with the Russians, which has lead to justified Russian fears tat the US is working towards obtaining a first-strike capability against Moscow.)

Proposed New missile race? US hupersonic nuclear cruise missile, intended to 'catch up' with a Russian hypersonic weapon (USAF graphic)Proposed New missile race? US hupersonic nuclear cruise missile, intended to ‘catch up’ with a Russian hypersonic weapon (USAF graphic)
If only the narcissistic Trump could discover how much better and more ego-satisfying would be the adulation he’d receive, not just domestically but globally, for ending America’s war-mongering ways, and for defusing animosities between this country and both Russia and China, than are the raucous cheers of yahoos for his tub-thumping racist and misogynist MAGA outbursts and actions. Then he might improbably go down in history as a great president instead of as a buffoon and a charlatan.

Sadly, knowing we’re dealing with a mentally unbalanced individual with a troubling fondness for military parades staged in his honor, I’m not expecting that to happen Still, that’s no reason to deride what he’s accomplished with North Korea.

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Because the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has always favored diplomacy over military action, we support US President Donald Trump’s decision to engage with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un in Singapore. This initial step toward actual nuclear negotiations has calmed tensions between the US and North Korea and will hopefully be the start of a process leading to concrete and verifiable measures.

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沖縄九条の碑巡礼

みなさま

 

こんにちは。

5月末に、旅行社のツアーで沖縄9条の碑3つをめぐってきました。

拙文ですが、報告させてください。

 

全国に「9条の碑」はわかっているだけで20、そのうち7つは沖縄県にあります。

那覇空港から沖縄本島をバスで北上すること約2時間。まず、大宜味村にある

9条の碑をたずねました。

第二次世界大戦時、大宜味村でも約1000人が戦争の犠牲になり、慰霊碑には

お名前が刻んでありました。碑を建立した「大宜味村9条の会」会長の平良さんは、

多くの児童が亡くなった疎開船「対馬丸」の生存者。碑の前で聞く体験談は、

想像を絶するものでした。アメリカの潜水艦からの攻撃で沈む船上での阿鼻叫喚、

油まみれで沈んでいく子どもたち、人食い鮫、6日間におよぶ漂流、飢餓・・

「一生、戦争の痛手を忘れることはできません。うっかりすると、これからも

どうなるかわからない。9条は世界の宝。守りぬくのが私たちの使命です」と平良さん。

村長はじめ町の人たちが力をあわせて建てた9条の碑。

「碑を建てておわり、じゃない。9条を守るから碑をつくるんじゃなく、

つくるから、守るのです」。会の女性が力強く語ります。

いしぶみ。石の文。未来への。

刻まれた「命どぅ宝」の文字のまわりを、9羽のハトが羽ばたいていました。

【写真 大宜味村9条の碑】

 

翌日訪れたのは、沖縄本島南部にある南風原(はえばる)町。

近くには、沖縄戦のさなか「ひめゆり学徒隊」が負傷兵を治療した壕が

くろぐろと口をあけていました。15歳から19歳の女学生たちは「数日間で

帰れる」と戦火の中に動員され、日本軍とともに南に追われ、教諭を含めて

240人のうち136人が命を散らしていきました。今でも薬びんが掘り出される

という防空壕。当時は足の踏み場もないほど重症患者が横たわり、鼻をつく

臭いに満ちていたといいます。耳をつんざく砲撃音のなか、400メートル先の

炊事場まで往復しなければならなかった彼女たちの恐怖はどれほどだったか・・

私たちをガイドして下さった若い女性は、学徒隊の生存者の方が「話さなけ

れば同じ歴史が繰り返されてしまう」と、気持ちをふりしぼってお話しされる

のを目の当たりにして「聞いたからには伝えなければ」と案内ガイドになられ

た方です。彼女が、壕の近くの「鎮魂広場」に案内してくれました。

キノコの形をした大きな9条の碑。

碑の後ろには9条の条文が中国語、ハングル、英語で掘られ、「日本国憲法

第9条は人類の進むべき道しるべ」と碑文が添えられていました。

「歴史の重みを受け止める」という意味で条文の上に置かれた大きな石の前を、

黒びろうどのような蝶が舞っていました。沖縄で「死者の魂」と呼ばれる

つややかな蝶が。

【写真 南風原9条の碑】

 

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みなさま

こんにちは。沖縄報告後編です。ごらんいただけたらうれしいです。

沖縄本島から飛行機で1時間。エメラルドグリーンの海に真珠の

ように浮かぶ石垣島に初上陸!沖縄戦のとき、石垣島や竹富島、

宮古島など八重山諸島に米軍は上陸しませんでしたが、島々では

多くの人々が命を落としました。それは「戦争マラリア」。

私も恥ずかしながら今回初めて知りました。

日本軍は、島民の牛や馬、鶏などを軍の食料として調達するために、

住民をマラリア有病地の西表島へ「強制避難」させたのです。

「あそこはプーリ(マラリア)の島さ!」知っていた住民は反対

しましたが、軍刀をふりかざす日本兵を前に従うしかありません

でした。各島から約3万人が西表島にわたり、半数がマラリアに感染、

3147人が亡くなったそうです。戦後、日本軍の宿舎からは配られる

ことのなかったキニーネ(マラリア薬)が押し入れいっぱい出てきたとか・・

「八重山戦争マラリア犠牲者慰霊之碑」の前で「戦争マラリアを

語り継ぐ会」の潮平さんは力をこめて語りました。

「軍が国民を守る、というのは幻想です」。

石垣島の新栄公園には、憲法9条の碑がたっています。

デザインした「9条の会やえやま」の潮平さんがご説明。

「この石は中国から運んできたんです。戦争でひどい目にあわせた

中国の石に、平和の誓いである9条を刻もうと。あえて、台座は

作りませんでした。我々が生活している同じ地球の表面にたてたかった。

石の重さは9トン。地面の下に1メートルくらい埋まってるんですよ。

簡単には掘りださせないぞ、ってね」

石を選んでいるとき「ハトの羽に見えた」という石が、条文の石に

もたれかかるように立っています。後ろに回ってみると、羽を広げたハト。

潮平さん「平和は危なっかしい。たおれかかるハトの石を、9条が

支えている、という意味をこめました」。

 石垣島最後の夜。夕食は地元の皆さんと交流会。三しんの音色が、

まばゆいほどの月明かりに溶けていくよう。

「民謡はいいさー、落ご者を出さないからねー」。

この海と空のはざまで、したたかに、たくましく生きている人々。

いかに一時の権力がおさえつけようとしても、決して、彼らがつらぬく

「命どぅ宝」の生きざまを絶やすことはできないんだろう。

それは琉球の「風土」そのものなのだから。

西岡由香

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

憲遊記

みなさま

 

こんにちは。

5月から「週刊金曜日」で「憲遊記」という3ページ漫画を連載しています。

「金北雲」ならぬ「憲斗雲」に乗って世界の憲法事情や憲法を守り活かす

人々を訪ね歩くという漫画です。

いま店頭に並んでいる「週刊金曜日」に載っているのは「韓国編」です。

南北首脳会談につながる、韓国市民の「ろうそくデモ」をテーマに描いています。

これがデモ上空のシーン。

裏話で…星空のような光をどうやって描くかというと、白絵具をといた水を

筆にふくませて、筆と唇をキスするくらい近づけ、「ふっ」と吹くと、筆が

しなって白絵具が飛び散り、こんな星々になるのです。何度も「ふっ」「ふっ」と

やって、やっと完成。筆を洗おうと洗面台に行って鏡を見たら、唇が絵の具で

真っ白でムチャクチャ顔色が悪い人みたいになってました(^^;)

皆様、よろしかったらごらんください~

 

西岡由香

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コメント:当方の「星空の中景と遠景・近景の合成はどうするのか」の問いに以下のような回答が作者からありました。星空を中景にするとは気宇広大ですが、一切の物が満点の星々のように輝き宇宙全体が帝釈網の水晶のように輝くように人類・生類の憲法も共に輝くと佳いですね。

「・・・イラストの遠景・近景の合成はしていません。
一枚絵で描いて、白絵の具を飛ばさない人物の上には
「マスキング」といって、シールを貼ってコーティング
してから絵の具をとばします。あとでシールをはがせば
できあがり。
漫画家さんの中には、風景と人物をパソコン上で合成
するやり方をしている方も多いのですが、私は手で
描きたいほうなので、ちまちまやっています。・・・」