FORUM::: RadioActivity! – Creating Everyday Revolution After Fukushima

Sunday October 7th, 2012 11am-9pm @ 16 Beaver: 16 Beaver Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004 [MAP] Subway: 4/5 train to Bowling Green Free Childcare is provided. [RSVP on Facebook] Where we are at today after Fukushima in the struggles against nuclear power – that is the question. As news from Japan slowly reveal … Continue reading FORUM::: RadioActivity! – Creating Everyday Revolution After Fukushima

Waiting for the Day

by YOSHIHIKO IKEGAMI Photo: Ilcommonz (日本語の原文下部に掲載) Now only two among fifty-four reactors are at work in Japan. That is, after eleven months have passed since the nuclear accident, most of the reactors (aside from those suffered the accident) have been stopped for periodical inspection. And none among them has resumed their operation so far. If … Continue reading Waiting for the Day

People Who Transcend Catastrophe: Connecting the Radiation-Measuring Movement to People’s Movements around the World

by MANUEL YANG (日本語による原文、下部に掲載。スクロールダウンしてお読みください。) Interview with Manuel Yang (Interviewer: Yoshihiko Ikegami) Recorded on September 10, 2011 at Kunitachi The Radiation-Measuring Movement is a Class Struggle —Manuel Yang, you’ve been active as a scholar of radical Atlantic and Pacific history and as a fellow traveler of the Midnight Notes Collective, a Marxist theory-activist group that emerged … Continue reading People Who Transcend Catastrophe: Connecting the Radiation-Measuring Movement to People’s Movements around the World

Todos Somos Japon presents: GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF 3.11 FUKUSHIMA

4-day event series in NYC, October 21-26, 2011 The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY and Todos Somos Japon present: Symposium – “The World After Fukushima 3/11” Friday Oct. 21 6pm @ CUNY Graduate Center (Skylight Room: #9100) 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Facebook event page) Although information has been coming … Continue reading Todos Somos Japon presents: GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE OF 3.11 FUKUSHIMA

Chernobyl of the Future

by YOSHIHIKO IKEGAMI Photo: Pedro Moura Pinheiro on Flickr (日本語による原文下部に掲載) Because this year is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accident or for some other reasons, in Japan documentaries about Chernobyl are repeatedly broadcasted and many are watching them on TV and online. We are not remembering Chernobyl accident. Nor are we heartbroken by the misery. … Continue reading Chernobyl of the Future

Politics of the People

by YOSHIHIKO IKEGAMI (日本語による原文下部に掲載) What is going on with the politics in Japan at the moment? Amidst amassed criticisms against his cabinet’s disaster management, the Prime Minister Kan has just announced his will of resignation, but the date is left open. His approval rate continues to go down. Earlier in the aftermath of the quake, … Continue reading Politics of the People

Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima

by CHIYO WAKABAYASHI Photo: Ojo de Cineasta on flickr (日本語による原文下部に掲載)[1] 1. Given that it is over a thousand kilometers distance from Fukushima Daiichi, the society of Okinawa at the moment does not appear to suffer much effect from the nuclear accident. Even though a small amount of radioactive substances must be flying over through the … Continue reading Atoms for Peace is Dead – Reexamining Okinawan Contemporary History Through Post-311 Fukushima

A New Movement of the People

(日本語による原文下部に掲載) A New Movement of the People Yoshihiko Ikegami We have counted more than two months after the nuclear accident in Fukushima. The four reactors are still in unstable condition, being fountainhead of our pending anxiety. Everyday reports from TV and newspapers are unequivocally focusing on fluctuating situations of the crippled reactors, continuing to produce … Continue reading A New Movement of the People