Nuclear Tests

Bombs on Bikini Atoll: A Must-Watch Documentary on The Victims of US Nuclear Tests

Bombs on Bikini Atoll: A Must-Watch Documentary on The Victims of US Nuclear Tests

Nuclear Tests, Videos April 12, 2020 at 9:19 am 0 comments

The Bikini Atoll, a remote location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, looks like a vacation paradise, but is actually a shining hell. At the beginning of the Cold War, the United States conducted nuclear weapons tests there. Back then, the Americans were much more than just trying out a new weapon technology. The two-part documentary explains the historical background of the forgotten nuclear war and reveals how the bombs continue to have an effect today.

Semipalatinsk: the First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns to Tragedy 70 Years Later

Semipalatinsk: the First Soviet Nuclear Blast Pride Turns to Tragedy 70 Years Later

Nuclear History, Nuclear Tests, Videos September 13, 2019 at 6:08 am 0 comments

August 29 marked the day that the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear explosion in 1949. Seventy years later, the four decades of tests at the Semipalatinsk site in Kazakhstan are seen as a tragedy in the now-independent country. People living nearby say the effects of the blasts are still being felt.

“My Fish is Your Fish”: A Must-Watch Short Film on Nuclear Contamination in Marshall Islands

“My Fish is Your Fish”: A Must-Watch Short Film on Nuclear Contamination in Marshall Islands

Nuclear and Animals, Nuclear Tests, Videos September 7, 2019 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

The film – My Fish is Your Fish – tells the story of nuclear weapons testing on the people and places of the Marshall Islands with interviews of survivors. It showcases the work of MISA in educating young people in particular about the nuclear legacy in their country and across the Pacific region, particularly through the interconnectedness of the oceans. It is moving and inspiring, and I hope you can share it with your supporters and promote the work of MISA.

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

On 20 years of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Countdown’: A Nuclear Derangement Plagues South Asia

From the Editor’s Desk |A number of occasions coalesced together this month to inspire discussion around Amitav Ghosh’s scintillating career as a leading literary figure from South Asia. It is also 20 years since he published ‘Countdown’ in 1999 – a petite, but deeply insightful book, written soon after India’s nuclear tests. Yet the book finds infrequent mention in the several praises that have been penned in honour of Ghosh, following the award.