Thursday, October 10, 2013

‘NORIKOENET: We Shall Overcome’ launched to create a symbiotic society ~ TV program on ‘anti-racism’ on its way ~


The kick-off press conference of the ‘NORIKOENET : international network to overcome the hate speech and racism’ was held at a live music club in Shinjuku’s Korea Town of Shin-okubo on September 25. Eleven co-representatives including Shin Sugok spoke on what they thought about this issue. “Although I had no defect at all then, I received a bashing and was excluded from the society. People were telling me to ‘drop dead!’ or to ‘get out!’ Now, I live in Kagoshima (far from Tokyo), but hearing about the recent spread of hate speech, I was so surprised at such a terrible situation. When human-rights education is considered important, we shouldn’t leave it as it is. Isn’t there anybody who raises his/her voice? I joined the NORIKOENET, wishing to put a brake on it,” said KOHNO Yoshiyuki, who was abused by news media in the sarin gas attack in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. The network is planning to launch actions for the symbiotic society, including the measures to deter the hate demonstrations. In addition, it is planning to deliver a program on the ‘niconico live’ internet television to debate racism and related issues especially with “conservatives.”
(by M) 

「のりこえねっと―ヘイトスピーチとレイシズムを乗り越える国際ネットワーク」のキックオフ記者会見が、925日昼、新大久保のライブハウスで開かれた。辛 淑玉さんら11人の共同代表がずらっと並んで思いを述べた。松本サリン事件の報道被害者・河野義行さんは、「あの時自分にはまったく瑕疵がないのに、世の 中からバッシングされ排除された。“お前は死ね”“出て行け”と言われる体験をした。いまは鹿児島に住んでいるが、今回のヘイトスピーチのことを聞いて、 こんなひどい事態になっているのかと驚いた。人権教育と言われている時代にこんなことを放っておいていいのか、誰も言う人はいないのか。自分も歯止めをか けたいと思い参加した」。同会はヘイトデモ対策を始め、共生社会をめざした活動を計画している。また、ニコ生で「反レイシズム」番組配信を予定しており 「行動保守」の人たちとも論戦をしていくという。(M

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