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Anti-Asian Violence and the U.S. Role in Asia

Kent Wong and Stewart Kwoh Portside
What are fundamental causes resulting in thousands of documented acts of anti-Asian hatred and violence, in many instances directed at Asian American women and elders? This analysis must include the long history of U.S. global anti-Asian animus.

Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?

Paul Ham History News Network
The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new “cold war.”

Remembering a Dutch Partisan

Pepijn Brandon Jacobin
Truus Menger-Oversteegen was part of a generation that sacrificed everything to fight Nazism and build a better world.

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Review: In ‘The Innocents,’ Not Even Nuns Are Spared War Horrors

Stephen Holden New York Times
Much of Anne Fontaine’s blistering film “The Innocents” is set within the walls of a Polish convent in December 1945, just after the end of World War II. What at first appears to be an austere, holy retreat from surrounding horrors is revealed to be a savagely violated sanctuary awash in fear, trauma and shame. The snow-covered, forested landscape of the convent is photographed to suggest an ominous frontier that offers no refuge from marauding outsiders.

Seeking Justice—or At Least the Truth—for ‘Comfort Women’

Christine Ahn and Foreign Policy In Focus The Nation
Not only has Japan failed to compensate the surviving comfort women, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led a nationalist campaign to adamantly deny Japan’s shameful criminal past, has revised history textbooks that previously contained information about Japan’s military sex slaves and is also threatening to revise the Kono Statement.
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