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Voices of Evacuees: Joint Lawsuit Begins in Hokkaido

by TODOS SOMOS JAPON

Photo: In November 2012, activists and parents appeal to the head of Reconstruction Agency to reinforce new law to support the life of children who are affected by the nuclear disaster. (Courtesy of  LaborNet Japan)

Here is one of the latest news from Fukushima: the residents of Tamura city (20-40 kilometers from the crippled nuclear plant) was told by the government: “we could not clean up radiation in your town. Radiation is still not low enough for you to live in. But go home anyway, we’ll give you dosimeters to detect radiation on your own.”
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We Just Want to Have a Family – An Interview with former U.S. Sailors Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis

by TODOS SOMOS JAPON

Jaime Plym (right) and Maurice Enis (left) speak at FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT in Stony Point, NY. Photo courtesy of Sachiko Akama  | ニューヨークでのイベントFUKUSHIMA FALLOUTで話すジェイミー・プリムさん(右)とモーリス・エニスさん(左)写真:赤間幸子
(English transcript is below Japanese – scroll down to read: We Just Want to Have a Family – An Interview with former US Sailors Jaime Plym and Maurice Enis)

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Because Nuclear Power Takes Away Our Being Alive From Us – A Communiqué for June 12th

By TODOS SOMOS JAPON

Photo: Letter from H
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stressed Friday that restarting the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture is crucial to meet the nation’s energy needs this summer and to ensure sustainable economic growth.
-via The Japan Times

Ever since that day in March 2011, many things in our everyday life have been taken away from us, especially from those who live under the rain of radiation. Continue reading Because Nuclear Power Takes Away Our Being Alive From Us – A Communiqué for June 12th

Editorial: All Power toward Decomposing the Global Nuclear Regime — in the Year 2012

by TODOS SOMOS JAPON

The action to blockade CASTOR in Volognes that took place November 23rd ~ 24th 2011 was a significant development, although it did not succeed in stopping the transportation of radioactive material back to Germany after having been processed in France. As we heard, it involved anti-capitalist groups of an anti-authoritarian vein, and as such announced the formation of a new front against the nuclear regime (read: not just against nuclear power), whose impetus is a testimonial to both an intensification and diversification of the anti-nuke movement. Continue reading Editorial: All Power toward Decomposing the Global Nuclear Regime — in the Year 2012

Revolution Is Necessary

by KAORI IZUMI, YUKIKO ANZAI & TODOS SOMOS JAPON

Left to right: Aileen Mioko Smith, Sachiko Sato, Kaori Izumi and Yukiko Anzai speak in New York City, September 2011 Photo: © David M. Grossman
(日本語の原文は下部に掲載—スクロールダウンしてお読みください。)

– An Interview with Kaori Izumi and Yukiko Anzai

(September 22, 2011 in New York City)

T: Todos Somos Japon
A: Yukiko Anzai
I: Kaori Izumi

T: While actively hosting evacuees from now irradiated Fukushima, Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, has in itself a nuclear power plant in Tomari Village. Yukiko Anzai and Kaori Izumi, who have been working there to abolish nuclear power since March 11, 2011, are now visiting New York City — along with Sachiko Sato [*an activist/mother from Fukushima] and Aileen Mioko Smith [*a long time anti-nuke activist] — to address to the American public the situation in Japan. Continue reading Revolution Is Necessary

Nuclear Housework – The Enraged Mothers and Farmers of Japan

by TODOS SOMOS JAPON

Photo: the mothers of Japan along with others raise their voice near United Nations HQ, Sep. 22, 2011
(Original text in English below Japanese)

原子力家事労働 – 日本の「怒れる母」そして農民たち

*Todos Somos Japonは、日本の活動と運動を支援し、世界の闘う人々の新しいアソシエーションの構築に向けて、日本内外のネットワーク化と新しい潮流の創造を担うプロジェクトである。

われわれの心は、ことに日本の女性達とともにあります。聞くところによると、彼女達こそが、日本政府のナショナリズムと犠牲を煽り立てる宣伝工作に対して 最も強力に抵抗しているからです。彼女らこそが、日本では全てがうまくいっていると、この原子力災害は生きるに差し障りはないと、世界に示す為に、家族全 員に放射能に汚染された食品を消費するよう強要する自殺的論理に対して、闘争していると理解しています。彼女らの闘争は、われわれの闘争であり、彼女らの 抵抗は、われわれの支援を必要としているのです。

——シルビア•フェデリッチ Continue reading Nuclear Housework – The Enraged Mothers and Farmers of Japan