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Nuclear Hotseat Interview: “Oppenheimer” Opens in Japan

I was interviewed by Libbe Halevi on her wonderful podcast, Nuclear Hotseat this week. Libbe interviewed me about the opening of the film "Oppenheimer" in Japan and we talked about perceptions and reactions to the film here. Beyond talk of the film, we also talked about the Hiroshima Peace Institute, our history and work, and on several interesting subjects including: what happens in Hiroshima on August 6th, and what film have people who live here engaged with as a key expression of the local

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The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be Toppled

Along with Ran Zwigenberg, I published this article on Counterpunch on August 6, 2020. The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be ToppledIn August 1945, the United States attacked two cities in Japan with nuclear weapons in the last days of World War Two. The US used weapons of mass destruction against a primarily civilian population, instantly killing over 100,000 human beings, with tens of thousands of wounded and irradiated people who would die in the subsequent months and

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Nuclear power was born violent

The first 13 nuclear power plants built in the United States were built to manufacture plutonium and tritium to use in nuclear weapons. The 14th nuclear power plant built in the U.S. was the first one built as a commercial plant that would produce electricity for civilian use. Nuclear power was born violent. Nuclear power plants were invented in Manhattan Project laboratories for the sole purpose of making plutonium to be used in nuclear weapons. Nuclear power plants were invented as part of an

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