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    A guide on how you can till if its mainstream BS or truth. Mainstream media - Video's on how Humans where created to be a slave race. We are heavly programmed through TV ext. They been programing us for quite some time now. Please do not forget to wear your tin foil hat! Fucken EMF's. The truth - Humans are a slave race. Government owns you, they are funded by the central bank's, reinforced by their stupid corporations, pay taxes or die. Break our stupid rules and your a criminal lol! The truth sounds much more cold. No wonder the sheep feed off mainstream gossip. So nothing we can do now, mind as well let her go to hell, besides basketball game reply is going to be live online in a min lololol. Give me my phone hahahaaa. Good thing I don't watch sports lol!
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  • Chapter 3
    “The Beginning”

    I stood outside of the Cost Plus World Market in Redmond, Washington. It had become one of the few places that I could escape during my lunch break. It’s not that a corporate shopping center was much of a reprieve from the corporate culture where I spent my days, but there was a riverside trail leading there that would typically bring me temporary distraction from the mundane mechanics of the office environment. On this day, the short walk did little to quell what had escalated into overwhelming despair.

    My desire to bring an end to my suffering had grown intense, and I faced a constant barrage of suicidal thoughts. My search for other solutions to my woes seemed to all dead end in more hopelessness; into outcomes that I felt I could never accept. An intentional death was not an outcome I could accept either, for I had never been one to give up. I was far too proud and lacked the courage to face the reaper (and unknown repercussions) of death at my own hands.

    I paced back-and-forth with aggravation, frustration, and tears. Thoughts of all sorts tumbled over each other in my mind. I was terrified of what I might do in reaction to the out-of-control emotional rollercoaster. I felt completely done with putting in any more wasted effort toward life. Everything seemed a trap. Everything I had ever been told was a lie. I had been used up and run dry by a society, by corporations & companies, and by people that cared nothing about me as an individual. They would all trade my life for a dollar. There was no escape.

    I pulled a card from my wallet. My manager had given it to me several days before with a brief explanation. “Microsoft has a great set of mental health benefits. My family and I use them from time-to-time and they are totally free to employees. Just call the number on this card if you ever feel the need.” My emotional state must have been so obvious to those around me, even though I thought I masked it well enough. The number on the card was an emergency helpline.

    I despised psychiatrists. I didn’t even like counselors so much. I had seen mental health professionals ruin so many lives with either pharmaceuticals or simply with inauthentic and shortsighted behaviors. Psychologists had betrayed me in my youth with their selfish pride, and I had vowed never to give away such power to any such person ever again. It was difficult to overcome my resistance as I typed the numbers into my phone, but there seemed nowhere else to turn. I had to make an effort to change the direction of my life.

    In hindsight, this was a major turning point for me. It’s not that whoever answered my call or those things that followed would solve my innumerable issues. It seems more important symbolically; that I took a distinct action to choose to move onto a path of healing rather than continue along the path of harming that I had unknowingly lived my entire life. It was one of a multitude of individual steps that would follow as I worked to heal my own brokenness.

    The call itself ended me up in a counselor’s office. It was a place where I could think out loud in what felt to be a safe environment. Soon after I took a short leave of absence from my job and visited my father’s home in Eastern Washington. “A change of scenery might do me some good,” I had been told.

    Indeed being away from my family for a couple of weeks was an important step. It gave me the space to gain some clarity, without my normal routine dictating my every thought, feeling and reaction.

    I was lonely without my family. My worst fear had always been that my marriage would end. I had been married to my high-school sweetheart for over a decade and she was everything to me. I felt I would be or have nothing without her, and I had worked hard to keep her “in my pocket” throughout our marriage.

    During my time away, we spoke on the phone frequently. It was during these conversations that we first considered separating from each other. I knew that she was unhappy as well and I felt selfish for binding her into a life that caused her suffering. The love in my heart offered the choice, despite my fears and selfishness. We agreed that separation may be the best solution; to free each other so that we might both be happy.

    By the following morning, the tune changed. If we loved each other so much to make such a sacrifice for each other’s success, then we certainly loved each other enough to support each other together. No separation should be necessary if we could authentically support each other with such love and devotion. We called it off, electing to make changes in our marriage and lifestyles so that we could remain together.

    By the next month, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I demanded a test from my normal doctor, based on my sister being positively diagnosed. My blood tests were surprising. My antibody counts were off the charts. My vitamin D level was measured at 3 (50 being considered low-normal). This epiphany explained a lot about the conditions I had been experiencing, from weight loss and depression, to mood swings and abdominal pains.

    The Celiac diagnosis was monumental for me. It set me on a mission to take charge of my health (physical, mental, and spiritual). I fired my traditional western doctor and created a new small and devoted team of supporters and medical professionals around myself.

    I took up photography; specifically macro photography. I would carry a camera with me during my lunchtime walks along the riverside and would pause to capture tiny moments of beauty along the way. There was something about looking through the viewfinder at a small flower. In those little universes and in those moments, there was only beauty present. Despite feeling that the entire world was ugly all around me, it was a heaven I could find hope and joy in. Photography made me feel creative, rather than destructive. It was the first time I began to acknowledge that I had any creativity within me at all.

    One day, along the well-traveled urban path, I observed the numerous people biking, jogging, and hurriedly walking along. Everyone seemed to be rushing somewhere, lacking any true presence, and completely missing the bounty of subtle beauty that surrounded them.

    Squashed slugs littered the ground, as symbolic evidence of the unconsciousness of the travelers. Most were corporate workers like myself, apparently trying to make the most of their lunch hour, while others were just lost in gossip with their walking partners, or entirely focused on their robotic exercise routines.

    “What a shame,” I thought, “that people would hold so little regard for the preciousness of life.” My heart dropped, knowing that I had for so long been equally guilty of the exact lack of presence to the miracles that surrounded me.

    I came upon a single slug that had not yet perished to the mindlessness of humanity’s mundane existence. I laid on the trail with my camera and peered at him through the viewfinder (half expecting that I might now get run over as well). He glistened and glowed in the sunlight, bringing me to a momentary point of awe. As I zoomed in for a shot, he inspected the camera lens and then seemed to begin posing for the perfect shot.

    For a creature that so many disregarded as ugly and unimportant pests, I briefly witnessed the miraculous gift that he was, both in his surprising beauty as well as in the spirit of his personality. That little slug taught me some valuable lessons that day; that I should slow down and pace myself, that I should recognize all life for its sacredness, and that I should remain ever present to the immaculate beauty of this world.

    I strove to begin making changes in my personal and family life, home, work/life balance (or as I now called it “life/work balance”). I vowed to retire within a few years time, knowing deeply that I could not long maintain my unsustainable life serving only corporate greed and mechanical materialism. I had taken the first few steps to create an entirely new life.

    Though I thought I was making efforts to preserve the best parts of the life that I was familiar with, little did I know where my new path would ultimately lead me.

    Music: "Moment of Healed"
    https://choon.co/tracks/0c5z30se09s/moment-of-healed/

    Image: "Pace" by Cedar Branches (2010)
    Chapter 3 “The Beginning” I stood outside of the Cost Plus World Market in Redmond, Washington. It had become one of the few places that I could escape during my lunch break. It’s not that a corporate shopping center was much of a reprieve from the corporate culture where I spent my days, but there was a riverside trail leading there that would typically bring me temporary distraction from the mundane mechanics of the office environment. On this day, the short walk did little to quell what had escalated into overwhelming despair. My desire to bring an end to my suffering had grown intense, and I faced a constant barrage of suicidal thoughts. My search for other solutions to my woes seemed to all dead end in more hopelessness; into outcomes that I felt I could never accept. An intentional death was not an outcome I could accept either, for I had never been one to give up. I was far too proud and lacked the courage to face the reaper (and unknown repercussions) of death at my own hands. I paced back-and-forth with aggravation, frustration, and tears. Thoughts of all sorts tumbled over each other in my mind. I was terrified of what I might do in reaction to the out-of-control emotional rollercoaster. I felt completely done with putting in any more wasted effort toward life. Everything seemed a trap. Everything I had ever been told was a lie. I had been used up and run dry by a society, by corporations & companies, and by people that cared nothing about me as an individual. They would all trade my life for a dollar. There was no escape. I pulled a card from my wallet. My manager had given it to me several days before with a brief explanation. “Microsoft has a great set of mental health benefits. My family and I use them from time-to-time and they are totally free to employees. Just call the number on this card if you ever feel the need.” My emotional state must have been so obvious to those around me, even though I thought I masked it well enough. The number on the card was an emergency helpline. I despised psychiatrists. I didn’t even like counselors so much. I had seen mental health professionals ruin so many lives with either pharmaceuticals or simply with inauthentic and shortsighted behaviors. Psychologists had betrayed me in my youth with their selfish pride, and I had vowed never to give away such power to any such person ever again. It was difficult to overcome my resistance as I typed the numbers into my phone, but there seemed nowhere else to turn. I had to make an effort to change the direction of my life. In hindsight, this was a major turning point for me. It’s not that whoever answered my call or those things that followed would solve my innumerable issues. It seems more important symbolically; that I took a distinct action to choose to move onto a path of healing rather than continue along the path of harming that I had unknowingly lived my entire life. It was one of a multitude of individual steps that would follow as I worked to heal my own brokenness. The call itself ended me up in a counselor’s office. It was a place where I could think out loud in what felt to be a safe environment. Soon after I took a short leave of absence from my job and visited my father’s home in Eastern Washington. “A change of scenery might do me some good,” I had been told. Indeed being away from my family for a couple of weeks was an important step. It gave me the space to gain some clarity, without my normal routine dictating my every thought, feeling and reaction. I was lonely without my family. My worst fear had always been that my marriage would end. I had been married to my high-school sweetheart for over a decade and she was everything to me. I felt I would be or have nothing without her, and I had worked hard to keep her “in my pocket” throughout our marriage. During my time away, we spoke on the phone frequently. It was during these conversations that we first considered separating from each other. I knew that she was unhappy as well and I felt selfish for binding her into a life that caused her suffering. The love in my heart offered the choice, despite my fears and selfishness. We agreed that separation may be the best solution; to free each other so that we might both be happy. By the following morning, the tune changed. If we loved each other so much to make such a sacrifice for each other’s success, then we certainly loved each other enough to support each other together. No separation should be necessary if we could authentically support each other with such love and devotion. We called it off, electing to make changes in our marriage and lifestyles so that we could remain together. By the next month, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I demanded a test from my normal doctor, based on my sister being positively diagnosed. My blood tests were surprising. My antibody counts were off the charts. My vitamin D level was measured at 3 (50 being considered low-normal). This epiphany explained a lot about the conditions I had been experiencing, from weight loss and depression, to mood swings and abdominal pains. The Celiac diagnosis was monumental for me. It set me on a mission to take charge of my health (physical, mental, and spiritual). I fired my traditional western doctor and created a new small and devoted team of supporters and medical professionals around myself. I took up photography; specifically macro photography. I would carry a camera with me during my lunchtime walks along the riverside and would pause to capture tiny moments of beauty along the way. There was something about looking through the viewfinder at a small flower. In those little universes and in those moments, there was only beauty present. Despite feeling that the entire world was ugly all around me, it was a heaven I could find hope and joy in. Photography made me feel creative, rather than destructive. It was the first time I began to acknowledge that I had any creativity within me at all. One day, along the well-traveled urban path, I observed the numerous people biking, jogging, and hurriedly walking along. Everyone seemed to be rushing somewhere, lacking any true presence, and completely missing the bounty of subtle beauty that surrounded them. Squashed slugs littered the ground, as symbolic evidence of the unconsciousness of the travelers. Most were corporate workers like myself, apparently trying to make the most of their lunch hour, while others were just lost in gossip with their walking partners, or entirely focused on their robotic exercise routines. “What a shame,” I thought, “that people would hold so little regard for the preciousness of life.” My heart dropped, knowing that I had for so long been equally guilty of the exact lack of presence to the miracles that surrounded me. I came upon a single slug that had not yet perished to the mindlessness of humanity’s mundane existence. I laid on the trail with my camera and peered at him through the viewfinder (half expecting that I might now get run over as well). He glistened and glowed in the sunlight, bringing me to a momentary point of awe. As I zoomed in for a shot, he inspected the camera lens and then seemed to begin posing for the perfect shot. For a creature that so many disregarded as ugly and unimportant pests, I briefly witnessed the miraculous gift that he was, both in his surprising beauty as well as in the spirit of his personality. That little slug taught me some valuable lessons that day; that I should slow down and pace myself, that I should recognize all life for its sacredness, and that I should remain ever present to the immaculate beauty of this world. I strove to begin making changes in my personal and family life, home, work/life balance (or as I now called it “life/work balance”). I vowed to retire within a few years time, knowing deeply that I could not long maintain my unsustainable life serving only corporate greed and mechanical materialism. I had taken the first few steps to create an entirely new life. Though I thought I was making efforts to preserve the best parts of the life that I was familiar with, little did I know where my new path would ultimately lead me. Music: "Moment of Healed" https://choon.co/tracks/0c5z30se09s/moment-of-healed/ Image: "Pace" by Cedar Branches (2010)
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  • March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-nuclear-war-worldwide-nuclear-radiation-2/28870
    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
    Global Research, March 10, 2019
    Global Research 25 January 2012

    The Fukushima-Daiichi Disaster, Eight Years ago, March 11, 2011.

    In the light of reports pertaining to “unimaginable” levels of radiation, we are reposting this I-Book on the Fukushima tragedy, which has been the object of media cover-up and distortion. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.

    The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 resulted in 16,000 deaths, causing some 165,000 people to flee their homes in the Fukushima area.

    Both the Japanese and Western media tend to downplay the impacts of nuclear radiation which has spread to vast areas in Northern Japan, not to mention the contamination of the food chain. The Abe government casually points to “harmful rumors”.

    Moreover, the dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination.

    Amply documented the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was involved in a cover-up. And so was the Japanese government.

    Originally published in January 2012, this study by Michel Chossudovsky confirms what is now unfolding: a Worldwide process of nuclear radiation.

    Note to Readers: Remember to bookmark this page for future reference.

    Please Forward the GR I-Book far and wide. Post it on Facebook.

    [scroll down for I-BOOK Table of Contents]

    Originally published in January 2012. The introduction of the I-Book is contained as a chapter in Michel Chossudovsky’s 2015 bestseller: The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity, Global Research, Montreal 2015

    * * *

    GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER SERIES
    Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War
    The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
    Michel Chossudovsky (Editor)
    I-Book No. 3, January 25 2012

    Global Research’s Online Interactive I-Book Reader brings together, in the form of chapters, a collection of Global Research feature articles and videos, including debate and analysis, on a broad theme or subject matter.

    In this Interactive Online I-Book we bring to the attention of our readers an important collection of articles, reports and video material on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and its impacts (scroll down for the Table of Contents).

    To consult our Online Interactive I-Book Reader Series, click here.

    INTRODUCTION

    The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

    The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

    “This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.”

    Nuclear radiation –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.

    While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)

    Moreover, while all eyes were riveted on the Fukushima Daiichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc) Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant.

    The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.

    The realities, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.

    An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government’s information regarding the nuclear crisis. (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011)

    The Impacts in Japan

    The Japanese government has been obliged to acknowledge that “the severity rating of its nuclear crisis … matches that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster”. In a bitter irony, however, this tacit admission by the Japanese authorities has proven to been part of the cover-up of a significantly larger catastrophe, resulting in a process of global nuclear radiation and contamination:

    “While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers. There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” ( Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data, Global Research, April 11, 2011)

    Fukushima in the wake of the Tsunami, March 2011

    Worldwide Contamination

    The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain in Japan, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California:

    “Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans).

    Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011)

    While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press reports (AP and Reuters) “quoting diplomatic sources” stated that only “tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health.”

    “According to the news agencies, the unnamed sources have access to data from a network of measuring stations run by the United Nations’ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. …

    … Greg Jaczko, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told White House reporters on Thursday (March 17) that his experts “don’t see any concern from radiation levels that could be harmful here in the United States or any of the U.S. territories”.

    The spread of radiation. March 2011

    Public Health Disaster. Economic Impacts

    What prevails is a well organized camouflage. The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been fully acknowledged nor addressed in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion by the Japanese authorities.

    Japan as a nation state has been destroyed. Its landmass and territorial waters are contaminated. Part of the country is uninhabitable.

    High levels of radiation have been recorded in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which has a population of 39 million (2010) (more than the population of Canada, circa 34 million (2010)) There are indications that the food chain is contaminated throughout Japan:

    Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in tea made in a factory in Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous tea producing areas in Japan.

    A tea distributor in Tokyo reported to the prefecture that it detected high levels of radioactivity in the tea shipped from the city. The prefecture ordered the factory to refrain from shipping out the product.

    After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima, June 15, 2011)

    Japan’s industrial and manufacturing base is prostrate. Japan is no longer a leading industrial power. The country’s exports have plummeted. The Tokyo government has announced its first trade deficit since 1980.

    While the business media has narrowly centered on the impacts of power outages and energy shortages on the pace of productive activity, the broader issue pertaining to the outright radioactive contamination of the country’s infrastructure and industrial base is a “scientific taboo” (i.e the radiation of industrial plants, machinery and equipment, buildings, roads, etc). A report released in January 2012 points to the nuclear contamination of building materials used in the construction industry, including roads and residential buildings throughout Japan.(See FUKUSHIMA: Radioactive Houses and Roads in Japan. Radioactive Building Materials Sold to over 200 Construction Companies, January 2012)

    A “cover-up report” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (May 2011), entitled “Economic Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery“ presents “Economic Recovery” as a fait accompli. It also brushes aside the issue of radiation.

    The impacts of nuclear radiation on the work force and the country’s industrial base are not mentioned. The report states that the distance between Tokyo -Fukushima Dai-ichi is of the order of 230 km (about 144 miles) and that the levels of radiation in Tokyo are lower than in Hong Kong and New York City.(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery, p.15).

    This statement is made without corroborating evidence and in overt contradiction with independent radiation readings in Tokyo (se map below). In recent developments, Sohgo Security Services Co. is launching a lucrative “radiation measurement service targeting households in Tokyo and four surrounding prefectures”.

    “A map of citizens’ measured radiation levels shows radioactivity is distributed in a complex pattern reflecting the mountainous terrain and the shifting winds across a broad area of Japan north of Tokyo which is in the center of the of bottom of the map.” SOURCE: Science Magazine

    “Radiation limits begin to be exceeded at just above 0.1 microsieverts/ hour blue. Red is about fifty times the civilian radiation limit at 5.0 microsieverts/hour. Because children are much more sensitive than adults, these results are a great concern for parents of young children in potentially affected areas.”

    The fundamental question is whether the vast array of industrial goods and components “Made in Japan” — including hi tech components, machinery, electronics, motor vehicles, etc — and exported Worldwide are contaminated? Were this to be the case, the entire East and Southeast Asian industrial base –which depends heavily on Japanese components and industrial technology– would be affected. The potential impacts on international trade would be far reaching. In this regard, in January, Russian officials confiscated irradiated Japanese automobiles and autoparts in the port of Vladivostok for sale in the Russian Federation. Needless to say, incidents of this nature in a global competitive environment, could lead to the demise of the Japanese automobile industry which is already in crisis.

    While most of the automotive industry is in central Japan, Nissan’s engine factory in Iwaki city is 42 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Is the Nissan work force affected? Is the engine plant contaminated? The plant is within about 10 to 20 km of the government’s “evacuation zone” from which some 200,000 people were evacuated (see map below).

    Nuclear Energy and Nuclear War

    The crisis in Japan has also brought into the open the unspoken relationship between nuclear energy and nuclear war.

    Nuclear energy is not a civilian economic activity. It is an appendage of the nuclear weapons industry which is controlled by the so-called defense contractors. The powerful corporate interests behind nuclear energy and nuclear weapons overlap.

    In Japan at the height of the disaster, “the nuclear industry and government agencies [were] scrambling to prevent the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japan’s civilian nuclear power plants”.1 (See Yoichi Shimatsu, Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant? Global Research, April 12, 2011)

    It should be noted that the complacency of both the media and the governments to the hazards of nuclear radiation pertains to the nuclear energy industry as well as to to use of nuclear weapons. In both cases, the devastating health impacts of nuclear radiation are casually denied. Tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb are labelled by the Pentagon as “safe for the surrounding civilian population”.

    No concern has been expressed at the political level as to the likely consequences of a US-NATO-Israel attack on Iran, using “safe for civilians” tactical nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear state.

    Such an action would result in “the unthinkable”: a nuclear holocaust over a large part of the Middle East and Central Asia. A nuclear nightmare, however, would occur even if nuclear weapons were not used. The bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities using conventional weapons would contribute to unleashing another Fukushima type disaster with extensive radioactive fallout. (For further details See Michel Chossudovsky, Towards a World War III Scenario, The Dangers of Nuclear War, Global Research, Montreal, 2011)

    The Online Interactive I-Book Reader on Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War

    In view of the official cover-up and media disinformation campaign, the contents of the articles and video reports in this Online Interactive Reader have not trickled down to to the broader public. (See Table of contents below)

    This Online Interactive Reader on Fukushima contains a combination of analytical and scientific articles, video reports as well as shorter news reports and corroborating data.

    Part I focuses on The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: How it Happened? Part II pertains to The Devastating Health and Social Impacts in Japan. Part III centers on the “Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe”, namely the cover-up by the Japanese government and the corporate media. Part IV focuses on the issue of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation and Part V reviews the Implications of the Fukushima disaster for the Global Nuclear Energy Industry.

    In the face of ceaseless media disinformation, this Global Research Online I-Book on the dangers of global nuclear radiation is intended to break the media vacuum and raise public awareness, while also pointing to the complicity of the governments, the media and the nuclear industry.

    We call upon our readers to spread the word.

    We invite university, college and high school teachers to make this Interactive Reader on Fukushima available to their students.
    March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation https://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-nuclear-war-worldwide-nuclear-radiation-2/28870 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, March 10, 2019 Global Research 25 January 2012 The Fukushima-Daiichi Disaster, Eight Years ago, March 11, 2011. In the light of reports pertaining to “unimaginable” levels of radiation, we are reposting this I-Book on the Fukushima tragedy, which has been the object of media cover-up and distortion. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”. The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 resulted in 16,000 deaths, causing some 165,000 people to flee their homes in the Fukushima area. Both the Japanese and Western media tend to downplay the impacts of nuclear radiation which has spread to vast areas in Northern Japan, not to mention the contamination of the food chain. The Abe government casually points to “harmful rumors”. Moreover, the dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Amply documented the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was involved in a cover-up. And so was the Japanese government. Originally published in January 2012, this study by Michel Chossudovsky confirms what is now unfolding: a Worldwide process of nuclear radiation. Note to Readers: Remember to bookmark this page for future reference. Please Forward the GR I-Book far and wide. Post it on Facebook. [scroll down for I-BOOK Table of Contents] Originally published in January 2012. The introduction of the I-Book is contained as a chapter in Michel Chossudovsky’s 2015 bestseller: The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity, Global Research, Montreal 2015 * * * GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER SERIES Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation Michel Chossudovsky (Editor) I-Book No. 3, January 25 2012 Global Research’s Online Interactive I-Book Reader brings together, in the form of chapters, a collection of Global Research feature articles and videos, including debate and analysis, on a broad theme or subject matter. In this Interactive Online I-Book we bring to the attention of our readers an important collection of articles, reports and video material on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and its impacts (scroll down for the Table of Contents). To consult our Online Interactive I-Book Reader Series, click here. INTRODUCTION The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation. The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami: “This time no one dropped a bomb on us … We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives.” Nuclear radiation –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities. While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes – Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011) Moreover, while all eyes were riveted on the Fukushima Daiichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc) Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant. The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained. The realities, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”. An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government’s information regarding the nuclear crisis. (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011) The Impacts in Japan The Japanese government has been obliged to acknowledge that “the severity rating of its nuclear crisis … matches that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster”. In a bitter irony, however, this tacit admission by the Japanese authorities has proven to been part of the cover-up of a significantly larger catastrophe, resulting in a process of global nuclear radiation and contamination: “While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers. There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” ( Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data, Global Research, April 11, 2011) Fukushima in the wake of the Tsunami, March 2011 Worldwide Contamination The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain in Japan, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California: “Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans). Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer”. (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011) While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press reports (AP and Reuters) “quoting diplomatic sources” stated that only “tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health.” “According to the news agencies, the unnamed sources have access to data from a network of measuring stations run by the United Nations’ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. … … Greg Jaczko, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told White House reporters on Thursday (March 17) that his experts “don’t see any concern from radiation levels that could be harmful here in the United States or any of the U.S. territories”. The spread of radiation. March 2011 Public Health Disaster. Economic Impacts What prevails is a well organized camouflage. The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been fully acknowledged nor addressed in a comprehensive and meaningful fashion by the Japanese authorities. Japan as a nation state has been destroyed. Its landmass and territorial waters are contaminated. Part of the country is uninhabitable. High levels of radiation have been recorded in the Tokyo metropolitan area, which has a population of 39 million (2010) (more than the population of Canada, circa 34 million (2010)) There are indications that the food chain is contaminated throughout Japan: Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in tea made in a factory in Shizuoka City, more than 300 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Shizuoka Prefecture is one of the most famous tea producing areas in Japan. A tea distributor in Tokyo reported to the prefecture that it detected high levels of radioactivity in the tea shipped from the city. The prefecture ordered the factory to refrain from shipping out the product. After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, radioactive contamination of tea leaves and processed tea has been found over a wide area around Tokyo. (See 5 More Companies Detect Radiation In Their Tea Above Legal Limits Over 300 KM From Fukushima, June 15, 2011) Japan’s industrial and manufacturing base is prostrate. Japan is no longer a leading industrial power. The country’s exports have plummeted. The Tokyo government has announced its first trade deficit since 1980. While the business media has narrowly centered on the impacts of power outages and energy shortages on the pace of productive activity, the broader issue pertaining to the outright radioactive contamination of the country’s infrastructure and industrial base is a “scientific taboo” (i.e the radiation of industrial plants, machinery and equipment, buildings, roads, etc). A report released in January 2012 points to the nuclear contamination of building materials used in the construction industry, including roads and residential buildings throughout Japan.(See FUKUSHIMA: Radioactive Houses and Roads in Japan. Radioactive Building Materials Sold to over 200 Construction Companies, January 2012) A “cover-up report” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (May 2011), entitled “Economic Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery“ presents “Economic Recovery” as a fait accompli. It also brushes aside the issue of radiation. The impacts of nuclear radiation on the work force and the country’s industrial base are not mentioned. The report states that the distance between Tokyo -Fukushima Dai-ichi is of the order of 230 km (about 144 miles) and that the levels of radiation in Tokyo are lower than in Hong Kong and New York City.(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Recovery, p.15). This statement is made without corroborating evidence and in overt contradiction with independent radiation readings in Tokyo (se map below). In recent developments, Sohgo Security Services Co. is launching a lucrative “radiation measurement service targeting households in Tokyo and four surrounding prefectures”. “A map of citizens’ measured radiation levels shows radioactivity is distributed in a complex pattern reflecting the mountainous terrain and the shifting winds across a broad area of Japan north of Tokyo which is in the center of the of bottom of the map.” SOURCE: Science Magazine “Radiation limits begin to be exceeded at just above 0.1 microsieverts/ hour blue. Red is about fifty times the civilian radiation limit at 5.0 microsieverts/hour. Because children are much more sensitive than adults, these results are a great concern for parents of young children in potentially affected areas.” The fundamental question is whether the vast array of industrial goods and components “Made in Japan” — including hi tech components, machinery, electronics, motor vehicles, etc — and exported Worldwide are contaminated? Were this to be the case, the entire East and Southeast Asian industrial base –which depends heavily on Japanese components and industrial technology– would be affected. The potential impacts on international trade would be far reaching. In this regard, in January, Russian officials confiscated irradiated Japanese automobiles and autoparts in the port of Vladivostok for sale in the Russian Federation. Needless to say, incidents of this nature in a global competitive environment, could lead to the demise of the Japanese automobile industry which is already in crisis. While most of the automotive industry is in central Japan, Nissan’s engine factory in Iwaki city is 42 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Is the Nissan work force affected? Is the engine plant contaminated? The plant is within about 10 to 20 km of the government’s “evacuation zone” from which some 200,000 people were evacuated (see map below). Nuclear Energy and Nuclear War The crisis in Japan has also brought into the open the unspoken relationship between nuclear energy and nuclear war. Nuclear energy is not a civilian economic activity. It is an appendage of the nuclear weapons industry which is controlled by the so-called defense contractors. The powerful corporate interests behind nuclear energy and nuclear weapons overlap. In Japan at the height of the disaster, “the nuclear industry and government agencies [were] scrambling to prevent the discovery of atomic-bomb research facilities hidden inside Japan’s civilian nuclear power plants”.1 (See Yoichi Shimatsu, Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant? Global Research, April 12, 2011) It should be noted that the complacency of both the media and the governments to the hazards of nuclear radiation pertains to the nuclear energy industry as well as to to use of nuclear weapons. In both cases, the devastating health impacts of nuclear radiation are casually denied. Tactical nuclear weapons with an explosive capacity of up to six times a Hiroshima bomb are labelled by the Pentagon as “safe for the surrounding civilian population”. No concern has been expressed at the political level as to the likely consequences of a US-NATO-Israel attack on Iran, using “safe for civilians” tactical nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear state. Such an action would result in “the unthinkable”: a nuclear holocaust over a large part of the Middle East and Central Asia. A nuclear nightmare, however, would occur even if nuclear weapons were not used. The bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities using conventional weapons would contribute to unleashing another Fukushima type disaster with extensive radioactive fallout. (For further details See Michel Chossudovsky, Towards a World War III Scenario, The Dangers of Nuclear War, Global Research, Montreal, 2011) The Online Interactive I-Book Reader on Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War In view of the official cover-up and media disinformation campaign, the contents of the articles and video reports in this Online Interactive Reader have not trickled down to to the broader public. (See Table of contents below) This Online Interactive Reader on Fukushima contains a combination of analytical and scientific articles, video reports as well as shorter news reports and corroborating data. Part I focuses on The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: How it Happened? Part II pertains to The Devastating Health and Social Impacts in Japan. Part III centers on the “Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe”, namely the cover-up by the Japanese government and the corporate media. Part IV focuses on the issue of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation and Part V reviews the Implications of the Fukushima disaster for the Global Nuclear Energy Industry. In the face of ceaseless media disinformation, this Global Research Online I-Book on the dangers of global nuclear radiation is intended to break the media vacuum and raise public awareness, while also pointing to the complicity of the governments, the media and the nuclear industry. We call upon our readers to spread the word. We invite university, college and high school teachers to make this Interactive Reader on Fukushima available to their students.
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