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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
From Hiroshima to Fukushima II
For decades, the focus of widespread anti-nuclear action in Japan was on the weapons, even though the country relied more than most on nuclear power stations. That has changed since the Fukushima disaster, three years ago this week, with very strong demonstrations just in recent weeks. Here's my piece from awhile back on the legacy of Hiroshima today for all of us, relating to both weapons and power. As for the use of the bomb: U.S. media, and majority of people (in polls) still support the use of the two bombs against Japanese cities in 1945, yet often proclaim, "never again." But to make two exceptions is like drawing lines--in the sand.