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“Chernobyl is everywhere.” Back in 1986, just after the nuclear meltdown in the north of Ukrainian SSR, the philosopher Günther Anders adjusted his previous slogan “Hiroshima is everywhere” to signal that our entire Earth could collapse in an instant of nuclear devastation — whether in Japan, Ukraine, or the Marshall Islands.
35 years later, we mark the anniversary of Chernobyl by asking the fundamental question of the nuclear age: Were these nuclear disasters just “accidents,” or were they cooked into a nuclear politics that attempted to draw a line between “military use” and “peaceful use” of nuclear energy while driving us to the total annihilation of space and time?
In this episode of The Internationalist, we will not only reflect on the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and its everlasting consequences, but also consider the deeper political and ethical meaning of nuclear politics in the age of endless ecological crisis.
- Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Philosopher and author of The Second Coming.
- Kate Hudson, Political activist, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
- Sabu Kohso, Activist and author of Radiation and Revolution.
- Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will and author of “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”.
- Srećko Horvat, Philosopher, PI Council member and author of After the Apocalypse.