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Autonomy and mutual help

Radiation and Revolution
Forfatter: Sabu Kohso
Forlag: Duke University, (USA)
ATOMIC POWER / Is learning completely new ways to love people, countries and culture – only possible if we break down the state apparatus, as Sabu Kohso claims?

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Ten years after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, the fight for justice is far from over, according to Japanese activist author Sabu Kohso.

How can resistance movementr survive ever-increasing constraints in social life? In order to maintain political engagement during the corona and climate crisis, we must not only think new, but act in a completely new way. Our room for maneuver has changed and is significantly limited – but the battle is not over; it mutates. In Japan, the corona pandemic hit an already weakened body of society, which ten years after the Fukushima disaster is still struggling with its consequences.

Boken Radiation and Revolution comes out on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Fukushimathe accident and is a metaphysical reading of how such existential and environmental destruction forces new life horizons. The author sees the radioactive radiation as a symbolic threat, an invisible danger that characterizes the human mentality even far beyond Japan's borders. Sabu Kohso, who lives in New York, points out that the crisis in his home country occurred in 2011, the same year that the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement shook the world. In his analysis, these two phenomena, the nuclear accident and the social resurrection, have the same cause: the totalitarian expansion. . .

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Emma Bakkevik
International freelance writer for Ny Tid

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