Japan’s Homeless ‘Recruited’ for Cleaning up Fukushima Plant


Two homeless men eat a meal outside shuttered shops at night in Osaka, Japan

Homeless men are being recruited for one of the most unwanted jobs in the industrialized world – clearing of radioactive fallout at the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl – the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a special report has claimed.

One of the recruiters, Seiji Sasa, told Reuters how and where he is looking for potential laborers in the northern Japanese city of Sendai. The headhunter supplies homeless people to contractors in the nuclear disaster zone for a reward of $100 per head.

“This is how labor recruiters like me come in every day,” Sasa explained, walking past the destitute sleeping on cardboard in the winter cold, on the lookout for those who have nothing left to lose.

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‘Reprimanded’ Israeli Soldier Still Posting Material on Instagram


Posted to Osher Maman’s Instagram account: flag of the violent anti-Arab group Kach. (Instagram)

Ali Abunimah | Electronic Intifada

He’s back.

Only months after he was supposedly “reprimanded” for his conduct on social media, Israeli army Golani Brigade soldier Osher Maman is again publicly disseminating racist and violent material including outright calls to murder Palestinians.

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