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Short Videos on Themes from the Book *Nuclear Bodies*

I have been producing short, sharable videos on the themes of my upcoming book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha, which will be released next month by Yale University Press. The video on nuclear waste messaging below is one of those. If you want to see others, you can find them all here. More about the book, and links to booksellers can be found

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Nuclear Waste Messaging: Nuclear Bodies

I have been making short videos on the themes and chapters of my upcoming book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha. This video is about the deep time presence of our spent nuclear fuel, and how our "messages" to future generations are positioned ridiculously. To see others of these videos, and to check out more about the book, visit the Nuclear Bodies website. The book comes out in March

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Video - Out of the Ground, Into the Ground: Nuclear Heritage

I had the joy of participating in a deep exploration of issues of nuclear heritage with the artist Grit Ruhland. The discussion was wide ranging focusing on the legacy of uranium mining and nuclear production. Grit's work explores nuclear heritage at uranium mining sites and communities in Germany, and modes of knowledge production around nuclear culture and technology. She does very powerful work in sculpture, video and sound installation. The event was the opening event of the Redraw Tragedy

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Not Seeing the Contaminated Forest for the Decontaminated Trees in Fukushima

I have a new article up at Japan Focus. The article is part of a group of articles promoting the book, Legacies of Fukushima: 3.11 in Context, published this summer by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The article is a short presentation of the content of my chapter of the book, and the other articles in the Japan Focus collection present several chapters by other contributors. My work focuses on it has been so hard historically to see the harm done to people who's exposure to radioactivity

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Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome

I have a new article up at CounterPunch titled "Nuclear Stockholm Syndrome." You can access the article here. The article was written as a response to an op-ed written by Bhaskar Sunkara titled, "If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power." Sunkara, a founder of the journal Jacobin and a prominent American Socialist, essentially repeats talking points of the nuclear industry, seemingly with no critical assessment or reflection. Clearly, it is odd to hear talking

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Livestream: ZERO Project 2020 Digital Roundtable August 7 / 8

There will be an amazing online event on Friday evening August 7 (USA times) and Saturday morning August 8 (Japan time). The event is sponsored by the Zero Project and includes music by DJ Spooky and numerous speaker and breakout session digital events. I will take part in a digital roundtable in dialogue with DJ Spooky,  Ryo Oshiba (President of the Hiroshima Peace Institute), and artist Cannon Hersey. The digital roundtable will be in English with Japanese subtitles. DJ Spooky will also

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Nuclear Reality 75 years after Hiroshima-Nagasaki | Bo Jacobs #ssl72

I had a great chat with Joy Walsh on Tuesday August 4 here in Hiroshima on her Inbound Ambassador livestream series. Joy has a series of talks on sustainability issues, and especially as they relate to Japan. She has a very insightful conversation with a wide range of people every weekday at 9 am Japan time. I love talking to Joy, and this conversation still felt special. We covered a broad range of topics from the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the various

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Managing Nuclear Memory: The Journey from Hiroshima to Fukushima

Webinar!I will be in dialogue with scholars Norma Field and Yuki Miyamoto for an online discussion that you can join via Zoom next weekend, in part commemorating the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also exploring the public management of nuclear understandings since then, especially as relates to Fukushima, and the Global Hibakusha.Time:August 7 (Fri) 11 am (EDT) East Coast USAAugust 7 (Fri) 10 am (CDT) Central USAAugust 7 (Fri) 8 am (PDT) West Coast USAAugust 7 (Fri) 5 pm (CET)

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