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Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty via Pressenza

By the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research This week, an historic nuclear weapons ban proposal was unveiled at the United Nations. The proposed agreement recognizes, for the first time, that nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Are women being heard in the nuclear disarmament debate? via World Economic Forum

This year marks seven decades since the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Commemorating this devastating event raises critical questions about efforts to eliminate and curb the spread of nuclear weapons. Among the many debates, there is, however, … Continue reading

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There’s a gender divide on nuclear power, but it doesn’t mean what you think it means via Vox

Over at Morning Consult, they’ve done a survey on attitudes toward nuclear power, and according to reporter Davis Burroughs, nuclear reactors “face pronounced unpopularity among an unexpected bloc: women.” […] So what are you saying? In the name of heading … Continue reading

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Northern New Mexico College: A Relationship with LANL at What Cost? via La Jicarita

Last week (September 10) La Jicarita ran an article about the controversy at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) in Española over the direction in which the college is headed, moving from a “career tech” curriculum that serves the local community … Continue reading

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KJ 81 preview: filmmaker and activist Kamanaka Hitomi via Kyoto Journal

‘Little Voices From Fukushima’ bridges time and space between Chernobyl and Japan However pitched her debate of choice may be, and however culturally freighted its most contemporary iteration has become in Japan, Kamanaka’s films persist in asking a particular question: … Continue reading

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Training Women for Disasters: Gender, Crisis Management (Kiki Kanri) and Post-3.11 Nationalism in Japan via Japan Focus

By Mire Koikari This essay explores how women and domesticity are being mobilized in Japan’s “recovery” and “reconstruction” process following the triple disasters of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. The Great East Japan Disaster, or “3.11,” has caused unprecedented destruction … Continue reading

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Japan’s Fukushima debate: How will the meltdown affect the health of residents? via The Christian Science Monitor

¸More than two years after the triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant all but brought the country to a halt following a massive earthquake and tsunami, the disaster’s long-term effects on health are still unknown. Sanae Takaichi, … Continue reading

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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 via The Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsibililty

The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological … Continue reading

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Nuke agency likened radioactive fallout to ‘agitated wife’ via The Japan Times

The government entity in charge of nuclear research and development has dropped a page from its website after it triggered harsh criticism for comparing radioactive material with an “angry and agitated wife” quarrelling with her husband. The Japan Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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Subtle aid for women facing abuse in disaster-hit areas via The Japan Times Online

SENDAI — At a glance, it appears to be nothing more than a hand massage. In a corner of a shelter for survivors of the March disasters in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, members of the NPO Miyagi-Jonet are trying to provide … Continue reading

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