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Analysis: First stumble for Paris mayor
By Elizabeth Bryant
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Published July 13, 2005
PARIS -- Until last week it seemed Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe could do no wrong.
During his four years in office, he has launched a series of wildly popular projects, from Paris Plage, a faux Seine-side summer beach, to an all-night fall arts celebration and urban renovation efforts to make Paris a more attractive, fun and environmentally friendly city to live in.
Cinching the 2012 Olympics seemed the ultimate feather on Delanoe's chapeau. But since rival London stole the chance to host the games from under France's outraged nose last week, Delanoe has stumbled seriously and surprisingly.
In unusually blunt remarks Monday, Delanoe suggested that British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the head of the London bid, Sebastien Coe, had crossed the line" of fair play and Olympic rules with their overly aggressive bid.
"I don't say they flirted with the line, they crossed right over," Delanoe told municipal politicians at a city council meeting Monday, in remarks that have since boomeranged in France and in Britain.
To be sure, French grumbling was widespread after the International Olympic Committee announced last Wednesday that London, and not seemingly shoe-in Paris had captured the 2012 games bid. Delanoe suggested again last week that London's aggressive lobbying did not amount to fair play.
But that was before London was hit by its worst terrorist attack since World War II. Now the perception is that Delanoe's latest barrage against the rival British city was badly timed at best, and that Delanoe was a sore and unfeeling loser at worst.
"When one looses, one must play fair as well," former French foreign Minister Michel Barnier told Le Figaro newspaper, in a less-than-subtle dig at Paris' mayor echoed by other French politicians.
"This lost is first of all our own. If Paris had won their bid by four points, we wouldn't have accepted it if someone accused us of winning badly," added Barnier, a conservative politician who was involved in another unsuccessful Paris bid to host the games, in 1992.
In a withering editorial Tuesday, the southern French newspaper Nice Matin described Delanoe's remarks as "childish."
"The depth of the disarray of the Paris mayor is proportional to the overestimation he has of his talents," the newspaper wrote. "Paris, France, the world -- nothing seems to him inaccessible... In short, this Olympic affair constitute for the mayor of Paris a major political and psychological shock."
Even the leftist Liberation newspaper was hardly complimentary of the city's Socialist mayor. To accuse Blair of violating Olympic rules, Liberation wrote "flirts with a lack of taste. The capital's candidacy was strong enough not to fall into that kind of mediocrity."
Some observers suggest Delanoe's Olympic dreams for Paris couched far more ambitious dreams for himself. One of France's only openly gay politicians, 55 year-old Delanoe has been floated as a possible leftist candidate for the 2007 presidential elections. In a recent poll, he tied with a handful of other Socialist heavyweights, including former finance minister Dominique Strauss Kahn, as the leftist politician French would most like to see run for president.
Such ambitions seemed unheard of only four year ago, when slight and little-known Delanoe was elected Paris' first leftist mayor in 130 years.
Born in Tunisia in 1950, Delanoe moved from North Africa to France as a teenager. He first waded into politics in his 20s, and was elected to the Paris city council in 1977.
In 2001, a leftist coalition won Paris municipal elections, and Delanoe became mayor. The post -- held by French President Jacques Chirac for years before his 1995 presidential bid -- is sometimes considered an ideal launching pad for more ambitious positions.
And Delanoe has proved a popular mayor. In his four years in office, he has improved bus and bike lanes in an effort to coax Parisians to use mass and nonpolluting transportation alternatives. Conservative politicians complain, however, that he has simply increased Paris' congestion problems.
Delanoe has also launched an architectural project to revamp Paris' old Les Halles market area in the city's center. And he increased the numbers of sorely lacking nursery school slots.
Still critics say he has failed to address another serious crunch: Paris' endemic housing shortage.
During a citywide arts celebration in 2002, Delanoe was stabbed by an assailant who later confessed to disliking politicians and homosexuals. Still, Delanoe is discrete about his private life, and some analysts suggest his sexual preferences would not pose a problem for many French should he run for the presidency.
A bigger problem is the perception that Delanoe represents an elitist, citified, minority slice of the French population -- the bohemian-bourgeois, or "bobos" -- who have little in common with millions of working class French living outside the city's limits.
Delanoe previously ruled out running for the 2007 elections. But speculation simmers.
"Isn't Delanoe tempted to walk in Jacques Chirac's footsteps and bid one day for the Elysee (presidential palace)?" France's conservative Le Figaro newspaper wrote, in a three-part profile on Delanoe published in May.
"On the left as on the right, since he said he wouldn't be a candidate in 2007, there is a feeling that he is preparing for 2012" when the next presidential elections take place, the newspaper wrote.
Delanoe's new reputation -- as an Olympics spoil sport -- may not dash his future, but it adds a black mark to a largely impressive political resume.
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Guantanamo interrogators forced male suspect to wear bra
IN WASHINGTON - The Scotsman
UNITED States interrogators at Guantanamo Bay subjected a suspected terrorist to abusive and degrading treatment, forcing him to wear a bra, dance with another man and behave like a dog, military investigators said yesterday.
They recommended that Major-General Geoffrey Miller be reprimanded for failing to oversee his interrogation of the 9/11 suspect at the base in Cuba.
But General Bantz Craddock, commander of US Southern Command, said he overruled their recommendation and will instead refer the matter to the army's inspector general.
Gen Craddock concluded that Gen Miller did not violate any US laws or policies, according to officials familiar with the report.
Investigators described their findings before the Senate armed services committee yesterday. They were looking into allegations by FBI agents who say they witnessed abusive interrogation techniques at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorist suspects.
One suspect was Mohamed al-Qahtani, a Saudi who tried to enter the US in August 2001, but was turned away at Orlando airport.
Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the 11 September hijackers, was in the airport at the same time.
The committee heard that interrogators told him his mother and sisters were prostitutes, forced him to wear a bra, forced him to wear a thong on his head, told him he was homosexual and said that other prisoners knew it.
Report cites 'degrading' Guantanamo treatment
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:32 PM ET
By Will Dunham
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guantanamo Bay interrogators degraded and abused a key prisoner but did not torture him when they told him he was gay, forced him to dance with another man and made him wear a bra and perform dog tricks, military investigators said on Wednesday.
The general who heads Southern Command, responsible for the jail for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, also said he rejected his investigators' recommendation to punish a former commander of the prison.
A military report presented before the Senate Armed Services Committee stated a Saudi man, described as the "20th hijacker" slated to have participated in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, was forced by interrogators in late 2002 to wear a bra and had women's thong underwear placed on his head.
U.S. interrogators also told him he was a homosexual, forced him to dance with a male interrogator, told him his mother and sister were whores, forced him to wear a leash and perform dog tricks, menaced him with a dog and regularly subjected him to interrogations up to 20 hours a day for about two months, the report said.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Randall Schmidt, who headed the probe into FBI accounts of abuse of Guantanamo prisoners by Defense Department personnel, concluded that the man was subjected to "abusive and degrading treatment" due to "the cumulative effect of creative, persistent and lengthy interrogations." The techniques used were authorized by the Pentagon, he said.
"As the bottom line, though, we found no torture. Detention and interrogation operations were safe, secure and humane," Schmidt said.
The Pentagon identified the man as Mohamed al-Qahtani and said he ultimately provided "extremely valuable intelligence."
Schmidt said, "He admitted to being the 20th hijacker, and he expected to fly on United Airlines Flight 93," which crashed in Pennsylvania.
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, himself abused by the North Vietnamese as a Vietnam War POW, noted, "Humane treatment might be in the eye of the beholder."
Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said terrorism suspects "are not to be coddled."
"What damage are we doing to our war effort by parading these relatively minor infractions before the press and the world again and again and again while our soldiers risk their lives daily and are given no mercy by the enemy?" Inhofe said.
Army Gen. Bantz Craddock, head of Southern Command, rejected the recommendation by Schmidt and fellow investigator Army Brig. Gen. John Furlow that Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, jail commander at the time, be admonished for failing to monitor and limit that prisoner's interrogation.
Craddock said the interrogation "did not result in any violation of a U.S. law or policy," and thus "there's nothing for which to hold him accountable," but asked the Army inspector general's office to look into it.
Miller, who helped introduce Guantanamo-style questioning methods in Iraq ahead of the 2003 abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, would have been the highest-ranking officer punished in connection with the detainee abuse.
The report urged punishment of a Navy lieutenant commander, who wore a mask and was dubbed "Mr. X," for breaking military law by making death threats to another "high-value" detainee and telling him he would die on "Christian ... sovereign American soil."
The report faulted a female interrogator who smeared fake menstrual blood on a prisoner who had spit in her face, but said it part of an authorized interrogation technique. It also faulted interrogators over two unauthorized techniques -- wrapping duct tape around the mouth and head of a chanting detainee and chaining detainees to the floor.
McCain said, "I hold no brief for the prisoners. I do hold a brief for the reputation of the United States of America as to adhering to certain standards of treatment of people no matter how evil or terrible they might be."
The investigation, announced in January, followed the release by the American Civil Liberties Union of FBI documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The documents described prisoners shackled hand and foot in a fetal position on a floor for 18 to 24 hours, and left to urinate and defecate on themselves. Others said military interrogators had used "torture techniques."
About 520 men are held at the prison. Many were detained in Afghanistan and have been held for more than three years. Only four have been charged. The United States has classified them as "enemy combatants" and denied them rights accorded to prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. (Additional reporting by Vicki Allen)
Des Japonais attaquent le gouverneur de Tokyo en justice pour avoir insulté la langue française
AP | 13.07.05 | 17:35
TOKYO (AP) -- Un groupe d'enseignants et de traducteurs japonais ont engagé une action en justice mercredi contre le gouverneur de Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, accusé d'avoir qualifié le Français de «langue internationale ratée», a rapporté mercredi la chaîne japonaise NHK.
Trente-deux personnes ont participé à cette plainte déposée devant le tribunal de Tokyo, demandant à ce que le gouverneur de la capitale verse une somme de 10,5 millions de yens (94.600 dollars, 78.074 euros) de dommages et intérêts pour avoir insulté la langue française en octobre dernier.
M. Ishihara est accusé d'avoir déclaré que «le Français est une langue internationale ratée car elle ne peut pas être utilisée pour compter les nombres», faisant allusion aux chiffres tels que «soixante-dix» ou «quatre-vingt» ou «quatre-vingt-dix».
«C'est naturel pour les divers langages d'avoir des noms différents pour les nombres et des façons différentes de les compter, donc il est inacceptable qu'il insulte le Français de cette façon», a déclaré Malik Berkane, directeur d'une école de Français à Tokyo, lors d'une conférence de presse.
La ville de Tokyo a refusé de commenter l'affaire et s'est contentée de noter qu'elle n'avait pas reçu de notification officielle de la cour. AP
Tokyo governor Ishihara sued for insulting French
Mixed results on HI anti-discrimination bill
Larry Buhl, PlanetOut Network
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 / 04:58 PM
SUMMARY: Hawaii's governor let pass a bill adding gender identity to the state's anti-discrimination in housing law, but vetoed a bill adding the same protections in the workplace.
Hawaii's governor this week allowed a bill adding gender identity to the state's existing anti-discrimination in housing law to pass without her signature. However, she vetoed a bill adding the same protections to Hawaii's workplace-discrimination law. Despite passing it by large margins, the legislature took no action to override the vetoed bill.
Bill HB1450 proposed to add the words "including gender identity or expression," to both employment discrimination and housing discrimination laws in Hawaii. Governor Linda Lingle (R-HI), who is up for re-election next year, stated that adding such wording to the existing workplace law would "result in controversy and unwarranted lawsuits."
However, the goal of the new wording was the exact opposite of Governor Lingle's reasoning, according to William Hoshijo, executive director of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.
"In enforcing the current law, our position is that gender identity is already included, under 'sex,'" Hoshijo told the PlanetOut Network. "But we wanted the legislature to clarify that, to prevent unnecessary litigation."
A spokesman from the governor's office said that Lingle vetoed the addition to the employment discrimination law because of the vagueness of the language, but did not explain why the same wording was acceptable for the housing discrimination law.
"This is ludicrous," said Martin Rice, legislative chair for the Civil Union/Civil Rights Movement of Hawaii. "The governor allowed the exact same wording to be allowed in an amendment to the state hate crimes law two years ago," he told the PlanetOut Network. "She is clearly caving in to business demands."
The argument that new anti-discrimination legislation will lead to new lawsuits is used often by conservative lawmakers, but it doesn't really hold up, according to Carrie Evans, state legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign.
"Clarifying the law helps employers," Evans told the PlanetOut Network. "We keep hearing the same thing [from lawmakers], that new legislation will increase litigation -- but in the states that have laws protecting gender identity and discrimination we have seen no evidence of this."
Vagueness in the law actually increases litigation, Evans argued, pointing to a case pending in the Hawaii Supreme Court that seeks to clarify whether state law really does protect transgender people.
Countering the oft-heard rationale that adding new protections encourages frivolous lawsuits, Evans emphasized that typically a person claiming discrimination must get permission from a state's human rights commission in order to sue. "That's already a pretty big deterrent for people who want to go to court."
Hoshijo said that the largest number of complaints his commission receives are related to sex discrimination. Of those, however, only a relatively small number relate to gender identity and expression.
Despite the limited number of people affected by the veto, HRC President Joe Solmonese urged the governor to protect all Hawaii residents.
"By allowing housing discrimination protections to become law, Governor Lingle recognizes that discrimination is bad for Hawaii, said Solmonese in a prepared statement.
"She should follow her constituents, the legislature and businesses who know workplace protections are just as crucial."
Ten states protect against workplace discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Six additional states, including Hawaii, have sexual orientation-based protections.
Hawaii Governor Vetoes LGBT Civil Rights Bills
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Posted: July 13, 2005 2:00 pm ET
(Honolulu, Hawaii) Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has vetoed two LGBT civil rights bills passed by the legislature and allowed a third to go into effect without her signature.
The two bills vetoed by Lingle would have added protections based on gender identity and expression to the state's employment discrimination law. Despite passing the bill by large margins, the legislature took no action to override the veto before adjourning for the summer.
The Governor did allow a bill prohibiting discrimination in housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to become law without her signature.
Lingle said that the bill to prohibit discrimination in housing was ambiguous and vague, but did not move to block it.
The rejection of the transgender bills prompted about 20 members of Kulia Na Mamo, a transgender support group to stage a noisy demonstration near the capitol, and drew criticism from the nation's largest LGBT rights group.
"No one should be fired simply for who they are," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese from Washington.
"Employment protections increase business productivity and ensure that employees are evaluated on their work, not their gender identity."
Ten states protect against workplace discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity and expression and six additional states have sexual orientation-based protections.
"By allowing housing discrimination protections to become law, Governor Lingle recognizes that discrimination is bad for Hawaii," said Solmonese. "She should follow her constituents, the legislature and businesses who know workplace protections are just as critical."
July 13, 2005
Hawaii bans some discrimination based on sexual orientation - AP
A new law prohibits Hawaii's landlords from discriminating against gay men, lesbians, or transsexuals. Gov. Linda Lingle signed the measure into law Monday. The measure amends existing law to include sexual orientation and gender identity among the criteria that can't be used as the basis for denying housing. The amendments exempt housing owned and operated by religious institutions for church purposes or for church-run higher education housing programs.
Another bill passed by lawmakers that would have included gender identity as a protected category to a law banning discrimination in the workplace was vetoed by the governor. In her veto message the governor said the language of the measure was not clear enough in defining gender identity. (AP)
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
HAWAII GOVERNOR SHOULD PROTECT ALL HAWAIIANS
‘No one should be fired simply for who they are,’ said HRC President Joe Solmonese. - Human Rights Campaign
WASHINGTON — Hawaii’s Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a bill this week that would have added protections based on gender identity and expression to the state’s employment discrimination law. Despite passing the bill by large margins, the Legislature took no action to override the veto.
“No one should be fired simply for who they are,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Employment protections increase business productivity and ensure that employees are evaluated on their work, not their gender identity.”
The governor did allow a bill prohibiting discrimination in housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to become law without her signature.
“By allowing housing discrimination protections to become law, Governor Lingle recognizes that discrimination is bad for Hawaii,” said Solmonese. “She should follow her constituents, the Legislature and businesses who know workplace protections are just as critical.”
Ten states protect against workplace discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity and expression and six additional states have sexual orientation-based protections.
“The American people don’t care whether the person who cures cancer or saves them from a fire is transgender or gay,” said Solmonese.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
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Sacre bleu! Teachers sue over French slur
MARGARET NEIGHBOUR (The Scotsman 2005/07/14)
FRENCH teachers in Japan yesterday launched a legal action against the governor of Tokyo after he called French a "failed language".
In a suit filed at the Tokyo District Court, the 21 complainants, many of whom run language schools or teach French, said Shintaro Ishihara's remarks had disgraced them.
According to the suit, Mr Ishihara said last October: "It is no surprise that French is disqualified as an international language because French is a language which cannot count numbers."
The governor made his remarks at a gathering in support of a new university in Tokyo, apparently to explain that there was no point in pursuing French, said Brendan Marcus, who teaches at a private French school in Tokyo.
"For someone of his public stance, it's quite unacceptable," Mr Marcus said. "When you know how many French scientists and mathematicians throughout history have made important contributions, [his remarks are] not appropriate."
Posted on Wed, Jul. 13, 2005
Tokyo governor sued for insulting French
TOKYO - A group of teachers and translators in Japan on Wednesday sued Tokyo's outspoken nationalist governor for allegedly calling French a "failed international language," a news report said.
Twenty-one people filed the lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court, demanding that Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara pay a total of 10.5 million yen ($94,600) compensation for insulting the French language in remarks last October, national broadcaster NHK said.
In their suit, the plaintiffs accused Ishihara of saying: "French is a failed international language because it cannot be used to count numbers."
"It's natural for different languages to have different names for numbers and different ways of counting them, so it's unacceptable for him to insult French in this way," Malik Berkane, who heads a French-language school in Tokyo, told reporters at a news conference.
The Tokyo metropolitan government refused to comment, saying it hadn't received word of the lawsuit.
French is the official language in about three dozen countries and territories worldwide and is one of the official working languages for international organizations such as the United Nations. In French, some numbers can be unwieldy to say, such as 90, which translates as "four-twenty-ten."
Japan's counting system can also be tricky. Adopted from Chinese, the Japanese numeric system ignores the western system of classifying large numbers every three digits. Though one thousand is the same, 30,000 would translate as "three-10,000," 4 million would be "400-10,000" and 4 billion would be "40-100 million."
Counting one pencil or one bottle of beer ("ippon") in Japanese differs from counting one sheet of paper ("ichimai") or one book ("issatsu").
Ishihara, one of Japan's most popular politicians, is known for his blunt nationalist talk, criticism of illegal immigrants and unapologetic view of the Japanese wartime military's atrocities in Asia. His remarks often rile Chinese and Korean residents in Japan.
Tokyo governor Ishihara sued for insulting French
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:53 PM BST
TOKYO (Reuters) - French teachers and researchers in Japan sued outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara on Wednesday for calling French a "failed language", demanding compensation and a public apology.
In a suit filed at the Tokyo District Court, the 21 plaintiffs, many of whom run language schools or teach French, said Ishihara's remarks had disgraced them. According to the suit, Ishihara said last October: "I have to say it is no surprise that French is disqualified as an international language because French is a language which cannot count numbers." The governor made his remarks at a gathering in support of a new university in Tokyo, apparently to explain that there was no point to pursuing French, said plaintiff Brendan Marcus, who teaches at a private French school in Tokyo.
"For someone of his public stance, it's quite unacceptable," Marcus said.
"When you know how many French scientists and mathematicians throughout history have made important contributions, (his remarks are) not appropriate."
The plaintiffs are demanding a written apology in a newspaper and 500,000 yen each in compensation.
Ishihara, a nationalist long known for making contentious remarks, has in the past drawn ire for his comments on China, Chinese and Korean residents of Japan, and older women.
An official at the Tokyo metropolitan government declined to comment, saying they had not received details of the lawsuit.
Numbers in French can be a mouthful at times, such as the word for 80, which translates into "four 20s", or 70, which is "60 plus 10".
Japanese, however, has an unusual and sometimes awkward system for counting large numbers in which 1 million is expressed as "100 ten-thousands". Different words are also used for counting depending on such factors as whether the object is an animal, a book, or something long and thin.
"If you try, you can find that every language has its difficulties," Marcus said. "But people should be encouraged to do what they can with any language."
Tokyo Gov. Ishihara sued for insulting French language
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