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Nuclear tragedy in the Marshall Islands via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Sally Clark We were innocent 21-year-olds entering an organization called the Peace Corps in 1969. We came from all over the United States, some wanting to dodge the draft, but most of us were embracing a desire to help … Continue reading

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The U.S. Must Take Responsibility for Nuclear Fallout in the Marshall Islands via Scientific American

By Hart Rapaport, Ivana Nikolić Hughes on April 4, 2022 In many ways, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has resurfaced our global nuclear history. […] As governments across the world consider their own roles in lessening the risk of nuclear war, the United States cannot excuse … Continue reading

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This Is What It’s Like to Witness a Nuclear Explosion via New York Times

By Rod Buntzen In the early days of his war against Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told the world that he had ordered his nation’s nuclear forces to a higher state of readiness. Ever since, pundits, generals and politicians have speculated about what … Continue reading

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Testimonies of Japanese fishermen affected by nuclear testing in the Pacific via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

From March to May 1954, the U.S. conducted six hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. In total, 67 atmospheric nuclear tests were conducted there. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Japanese fishermen and 990 fishing boats were affected … Continue reading

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Support for Nuclear Ban Treaty Is Rising. Nuclear Nations Are on the Defensive. via Truthout

By Jon Letman Nuclear tensions and nuclear spending are on the rise, but the elevated danger of nuclear weapons is overshadowed as other urgent global threats from the COVID pandemic, climate and environmental emergencies, and other urgent crises dominate news headlines. The … Continue reading

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Nuclear Justice for the Marshall Islands via The Diplomat

By Jon Letman Just three months after the atomic ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been burned into Japan’s landscape, U.S. military and political leaders began planning a series of atomic weapons tests in order to study the effects of … Continue reading

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U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands still affects Marshallese during the Covid pandemic via Red Green and Blue

By Lovely Umayam “I would rest on his arm and he would sing me Marshallese lullabies,” Maddison said. Springdale, a landlocked town in the Ozark Mountain region of northwest Arkansas, is a far cry from the oceanside and clear skies … Continue reading

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Virtual event brings together people impacted by U.S. nuclear legacy via The Fig Tree

For the virtual Washington-Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Week March 15 to 20, organizers gathered many groups affected by U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958, and survivors of other bombings and test sites, people impacted by … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Nuclear Justice for the Marshallese People via Facing South (Portside)

Olivia Paschal The largest nuclear weapon ever detonated by the United States went off on the evacuated Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands on March 1, 1954.* Nearly a thousand times the strength of the atomic bombs that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Victim of 1954 U.S. H-bomb test over Bikini Atoll dies at 87via Asahi Shimbun

[…] All 23 crew members were exposed to radioactive fallout from a hydrogen bomb test conducted by the United States on March 1, 1954. A crew member in charge of operating the ship’s ham radio died just six months after … Continue reading

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