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Hydrangea Revolution

by MANUEL YANG

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The “Hydrangea Revolution” has begun.  On June 22, 2012 — the 1908 Red Flag Incident when Japanese anarchists and socialists took to the streets and were arrested as well as the 1987 anti-U.S. military-base demo in Okinawa, in which 18,000 people gathered and protested around the Kadena Air Force Base, also occurred on June 22 — over 40,000 demonstrators participated in an anti-nuclear protest in front of Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko’s official residence in Tokyo.  Continue reading Hydrangea Revolution

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The Refrain of “Bad Days Will End”

by MANUEL YANG

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The dog days are over

The dog days are done

The horses are coming so you better run

Run fast for your mother run fast for your father

Run for your children for your sisters and brothers

Leave all your love and your loving behind you

Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

                          -Florence + The Machine, “Dog Days Are Over”

 

I stayed in Japan during two periods before and after 3-11, from November of 2010 to January 2011 and from June to September 2011. As someone who had lived for the past twelve years in a dying auto-workers’ city near Detroit, in a virtual condition of hermetic withdrawal, I felt like a mole being throw out of the ripped surface of the earth and exposed to the rays of the nuclear sun. Continue reading The Refrain of “Bad Days Will End”

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

by MANUEL YANG

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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 out of the American people’s movement against the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. The pamphlet that Midnight Notes produced on the occasion of the 2008 financial crisis has been translated into Japanese (Promissory Notes). Continue reading People Who Transcend Catastrophe: Connecting the Radiation-Measuring Movement to People’s Movements around the World