Hiroshima-Nagasaki: The Story They Want Us To Forget

By Bruce K. Gagnon, Organizing Notes. -

The world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the barren plains of [...]

‘Suffocated’: Art Becomes Form Of Protest Against Olympics

By AP, Indian Express. -

Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled ‘Vortex’, her [...]

Protests Grow In South Korea Over Japan’s Fukushima Water Plan

By Frank Smith, Al Jazeera. -

Seoul, South Korea - Lee Dong-ho, 73, has been fishing waters off South Korea’s southern coast near Japan for 40 years and his eldest son is now taking over the family business, their [...]

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Nearly ‘Ended The Japanese State’

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

What happened at Fukushima Japan 10 years ago, on March 11th, was one of the very worst nuclear power catastrophes in history that was caused when a 9.0 earthquake generated a 45-foot-tall [...]

Fishermen Oppose ‘Catastrophic’ Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean

By Reuters. -

Tokyo - Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would [...]

Japan’s Slow Rot And Subservience To The US Will Likely Continue

By Andre Vltchek, RT. -

To understand today’s Japan, visit its central part, urban and rural, and you will understand how deep the rot under Abe was. Outside cities like Suzuka or Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture, rice [...]

US Crimes Against Humanity At Home And Abroad

By Bill Hackwell and Alicia Jrapko, Resumen English. -

The US crimes against humanity did not begin or end with the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan. As militant civil rights leader Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown) pointed out [...]

Can Cities Go Zero-waste?

By Olivia Sullivan, The Revelator. -

In 2003 the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an ambitious zero-waste declaration, aiming to be 100% waste-free by 2020. The goal was to produce no trash, meaning everything from food [...]

Atomic Bomb Survivors Transformed Our Understanding Of Radiation’s Impacts

By Dennis Normile, Science Magazine. -

Hiroshima, Japan - Kunihiko Iida wants the world to know that the atomic bombs the United States dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago next month are still claiming lives and causing [...]

The Fukushima Nuclear Waste Decision Is A Human Rights Issue

By Baskut Tuncak, Kyodo News. -

Tokyo - In a matter of weeks, the government of Japan will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the world how much it values protecting human rights and the environment and to meet its [...]

Uncertainty Haunts The Future Of Non-Proliferation Treaty And Disarmament

By Tariq Rauf, Nuclearabolition.info -

Up until now, Hiroshima and Nagasaki mercifully remain the only instances in which nuclear weapons have been used in war; however, it has been the hope that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and [...]

Abe’s Mission Unaccomplished: Pushing To Revise Japan’s Pacifist Charter

By Linda Sieg, Reuters.com -

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan’s defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist [...]

Embargoes And Other Acts Of War

By David Rovics,  Dissident Voice. -

Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror [...]

Norway Now Kills More Whales Than Japan And Iceland Combined

By Amey Owen, Mintpressnews.com -

Norway is now the world’s leading whaling nation, killing more whales in the past two years than Japan and Iceland combined. A new report released today calls on the international community to [...]

The Curious Case Of The Tankers

By Nat South, The Saker Blog. -

I have taken the opportunity to look at the recent incident involving two outbound tankers in the Gulf of Oman. I have got some questions or two, (or three) about certain parts of the incident, [...]