Radiophobia? That’s what the nuclear industry labels justifiable fears about exposure to
ionizing nuclear radiation. If you know what radiation is and does, your fears are absolutely justified!
This Week’s Featured Interview:
- RADIOPHOBIA? Majia Nadesan rips this nuclear industry propaganda talking point to shreds and shows how “radiophobia” has been used against the people of Japan after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and now Fukushima. She is a professor at Arizona State University and a researcher on a wide range of interconnected topics including Governmentality, Biopolitics, and Risk Cultural Studies; Autism and Bioethics, Globalization, and Political Economy, Energy Politics, and Organizational Communication. Her books include: Fukushima: Dispossession or Denuclearization, Fukushima and the Privatization of Risk. She recently provided a chapter on “Radiophobia and the Politics of Social Contagion” for the book, Transforming Contagion: Risky Contacts among Bodies, Disciplines, and Nations – and that’s what we’re focusing on today – Radiophobia.
Majia Nadesan’s LINKS:
- Nadesan, M. (2018). Radiophobia and the Politics of Social Contagion, a chapter in the collection: Transforming Contagion: Risky Contacts among Bodies, Disciplines, and Nations, edited by B. Fahs, A. Mann, E. Swank; Rutgers University Press.
- “Lessons of Fukushima” presentation and draft versions of radiophobia chapter
- BOOK: Fukushima and the Privatization of Risk. Palgrave Pivot.
- VIDEO : “Fukushima’s Genetic Legacy” – Interview produced by EON – Ecological Options Network.
- BLOG: Majia’s Blog https://majiasblog.blogspot.com/
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Oh, oh, AOC – what do you think you’re doing to me? Nukes ARE NOT GREEN! Nuclear reactors do not belong as part of the Green New Deal – puleeeeeeeze!
From the Jimmy Dore Show, May 28, 2020
- Chain Reaction, the Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala – Monday, June 8, 2020, 8pm ET/5pm PT
FREE via Zoom – TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
- Petition for Congress to Fund Cancer Research Near Nuclear Power Plants – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiIy9OhlIE7jixTEAKkKIEBb4rQd6nwkOj3NAazyiJh-H_eA/viewform?fbzx=-6050629758851890246&fbclid=IwAR0sWWsJLQ1GONl1LzP4uHMr0CX3CIP0LW87aeGKdvbSNMDQx2aZfXcUofw