sobota 8. srpna 2009
HANDS OFF MIYASHITA PARK:
The following is from the Asian Anarchist Network, and it features a melodrama with a innocent park tied to the tracks and an evil corporate villain by the name of NIKE trying to get the deed to the ranch- or at least the park in this case. One of the few green spaces in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo Miyashita Park was opened in 1930. In 1964 the park suffered its first indignity because of the Tokyo Olympics as it was "redesigned". The Shibuya River was converted into an underground drainage conduit, and a parking lot was built where the park had been. The park was then reconstructed on soil dumped back onto the parking lot. Strange but true. Now Nike wants to buy out the park, and use it as an advertising gimmick. Here's the story.