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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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‘Not in this town’: artwork about Britain’s ‘nuclear colonialism’ removed via The Guardian

An Australian artist has accused a group of Conservative councillors of using “bullying strategies” to silence and censor her work after an installation she created to highlight Britain’s “identity as a colonial nuclear state” was removed from a park in … 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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Toxique: The Aftermath of French Nuclear Testing in the South Pacific via Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

By B. Rose Huber Between 1966 and 1996, the French government conducted 193 nuclear weapon tests in the islands of the South Pacific. These explosions profoundly altered the health, wellbeing, and environment of the people living in this region, who … Continue reading

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French report grapples with nuclear fallout from Algerian War via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Austin R. Cooper | March 4, 2021 In January, the French historian Benjamin Stora filed a report commissioned by the French President Emmanuel Macron aimed at “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” which France ruled as the jewel of its colonial empire … Continue reading

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Lives well lived: The Legacy of anti-nuclear campaigning in Tahiti via Beyond Nuclear International

Three men campaigned for decades to raise awareness of the health and environmental consequences of France’s nuclear testing program in the Pacific By Nic Mclellan But the deaths of John Doom, Bruno Barrillot and Roland Oldham mean others must pick … Continue reading

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The Untimely Death Of A Marshall Islands Visionary via Civil Beat

By Jon Letman After a short, sudden illness that ended with cardiac arrest in a Taipei Hospital, the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ second highest ranking official, Minister in Assistance Mattlan Zackhras, died on Aug. 8 at the age of … Continue reading

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A Pacific Isle, Radioactive and Forgotten via The New York Times

By Michael B. Gerrard The United States had chosen this string of islands halfway between Hawaii and Australia for its nuclear tests; specifically the atolls of Bikini and Enewetak. Each is a thin broken circle of coral reefs surrounding a … Continue reading

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No way forward for Maralinga victims via ABC News

Aboriginal people exposed to British atomic tests in the South Australian outback have been told by lawyers their fight for compensation is over because it is impossible to prove radiation caused their illnesses. Seven atomic bombs were detonated at Maralinga … Continue reading

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