I haven’t been able to write about Japan. I’m sorry. It’s emotionally overwhelming, and then there’s the reactions and responses from the various people in charge, and then of course the Western media and the populace at large.
I have friends living in Japan right now, and I have friends here who have family there. It’s damn personal, and like everything, damn political too.
Thousands of stranded people. Villages and towns and homes that no longer exist. Many more thousands, if not hundreds of thousands living in toxic circumstances. The nuclear power stations, the destruction and poisoning of that part of the world, the water, the air, and, ultimately, other parts of the world.
So I still have no words. But I have links.
Japan earthquakes and tsunami: most dramatic videos
Japan PM: Radiation leaking from damaged plant
Japan: where can the nuclear refugee go?
Traces of Japanese radiation detected in Newfoundland
Japanese radiation in Canadian water
Japan is more than its disasters
Japan’s nuclear disaster shows the danger of this energy source
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