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Nuclear Testing in French Polynesia: After Fifty Years of Lies and State Secrets

How to Calm Our Anger and Rebuild Ourselves

Chantal Spitz    Tahitian author    

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abstract

The essay discusses, from an Indigenous perspective, the French nuclear weapon tests in the southern Pacific islands. It presents a vivid scenario of the detrimental effects and social inequalities produced by the dynamic of ‘industrialization without industry’ brought about by militarisation and extraction.

Pubblicato
20 Dicembre 2023
Accettato
22 Novembre 2023
Presentato
28 Settembre 2023
Lingua
EN

Keywords: MilitarisationNuclear testingPacific islandsFrench Polynesia

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