Fukushima Mon Amour

Fukushima Mon Amour covers

“…Nuclear power is is not just energy form, it is a specific from of capital accumulation and social control, enabling capital to centralize the extraction of surplus labor, police movements of millions of people, and achieve regional or global hegemony through the threat of annihilation…”

“Nuclear power, then, can only be destroyed when social movements come into existence that treat it politically, not only as a destructive form of energy but as a strategy of accumulation and terror – a means of devaluation of our lives – and place it on a continuum with the struggle against the use of  ”financial crises,” or against the cuts to health care and education…”

These two paragraphs are taken from the letter written by Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis by the title Must We Rebuild Their Anthill? Letter to Japanese Comrades. 

It is published in the book, Fukushima Mon Amour. The book consists of four literary and political essays on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan.

The book is a great read for anyone who would be interested in exploring and justifying a political stance responding to catastrophe in Fukushima.

ISBN: 978-1-57027-239-4
Format: Paperback
Subject: Politics
Pub Date: 10/15/2011
Publisher: Autonomedia

 

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