Greetings! Helen Macnaughtan
analyzes the ideas of "womenomics" behind the "society in which all women can shine" policy of the Abe administration. While in theory a viable policy for Japan, an underlying gender bias is a strong impediment to its realization. Steve Rabson presents a report by Ota Masakatsu
on an erroneous order to launch nuclear missiles in Okinawa during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 that nearly triggered a holocaust. In 1969, the Black Panther Party established a relationship with the North Korean leadership based upon the principle of self-reliance (Juche). Benjamin R. Young
examines how the Panthers found in North Korea a new ideology and a government that was critical of the U.S. while establishing the transnational goal of Third World revolution.