Silenced Voices: 'A Letter from a Fukushima Mother' [Helen Caldicott 11-March-2014]
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Three years have passed from the day of explosion at Fukushima. Children has not been evacuated, all situation is worsening, humans are trapped. Worldwide NUCLEAR CENSORSHIP is deceiving masses. Lately 'martial' law was introduced in Japan against anyone who pass information about nuclear disaster or give true facts of what is happening in Nuclear Industry.
This video wish to express gratitude and to rise awareness of all anti-nuke activist silenced by this criminal law. Give voice, silence nuclear war machine, forever
For a Fukushima Mother O'MTAKUYASIN
"A Letter from a Fukushima Mother" written BY Tomoko Hatsuzawa
Here is the introduction and the letter, dated 25.03.2011
When Tomoko-san, a mother of two in Fukushima City, heard from an NGO worker that journalist was going to be in Fukushima to report on a story about radiation levels at local schools, she was kind enough to volunteer her time to speak -- and handed this letter. Journalist promised to translate it and share it with you.
So here it is:
To people in the United States and around the world.
I am so sorry for the uranium and plutonium that Japan has released into the environment. The fallout from Fukushima has already circled the world many times, reaching Hawaii, Alaska, and even New York.
We live 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the plant and our homes have been contaminated beyond levels seen at Chernobyl. The cesium-137 they are finding in the soil will be here for 30 years. But the government will not help us. They tell us to stay put. They tell our kids to put on masks and hats and keep going to school.
This summer, our children won't be able to go swimming. They won't be able to play outside. They can't eat Fukushima's delicious peaches. They can't even eat the rice that the Fukushima farmers are making. They can't go visit Fukushima's beautiful rivers, mountains and lakes. This makes me sad. This fills me with so much regret.
Instead, our children will spend the summer in their classrooms, with no air conditioning, sweating as they try to concentrate on their lessons.
We don't even know how much radiation they've already been exposed to.
I was eight years old when the Fukushima Daiichi plant opened.
If I had understood what they were building, I would have fought against it.
I didn't realize that it contained dangers that would threaten my children,
my children's children and their children.
I am grateful for all the aid all the world has sent us.
Now, what we ask is for you to speak out against the Japanese government.
Pressure them into taking action. Tell them to make protecting children their top priority.
Thank you so much, Tomoko Hatsuzawa Fukushima City
May 25, 2011
Thank You, to all whose clips has been used to assemble this story.
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