Fukushima Fallout: Thousands Protest Against Nuclear Power in Japan
– Common Dreams staff
January 14th, 2012
Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Yokohama, Japan on Saturday afternoon calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the Fukushima March 11, 2011 disaster that sparked the planet’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. The protest began a 2-day conference committed to fostering global momentum against atomic power.
A photojournalist Takashi Morizumi visited a cowbarn in Namie, Fukushima on New Year’s Day and found cows starved to death. They had already turned to mummies.
The photojournlaist writes on his blog that he couldn’t decide whether he should publish these photos, but his friend’s words encouraged him to make them public for letting the world know Fukushima’s suffering.
The pictures might offend you, but here’s the link to them and the original article:
This is a month old story, but here’s a clip from the anti-nuclear protest in Kochi, Japan with English subtitles.
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
AIZUWAKAMASTU, Japan, Jan 1, 2012 (IPS) – Hideo Sato, 47, and his family escaped to this snowy city 200 km from the radiation emitting Fuksuhima power plant that was struck by a massive earthquake-driven tsunami on Mar. 11.
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