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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
What Greenwald's No Place to Hide and Documentaries on Fukushima and Inside Job have in common..
overarching issue that seems common and stand out the most, when discussing
Greenwald’s No Place to Hide, the
documentary on the Fukushima nuclear radiation as well as the documentary on
the making of the movie Inside Job is
the apathy of the general public. This seems universal, regardless of whether
the issues are in Japan, or the United States.
Increasingly, the impact of these cover-ups are felt by people
everywhere, no longer confined to one particular group of people. Just as the
NSA spying was upon everyone, not just US citizens; radiation from the
Fukushima power plant affected people in California, and the effects of an
economic collapse in the US affected markets around the world. We are truly interconnected.
is certainly a terrifying realization; with the advent of the Internet and
“free” information, there are new challenges. My message to you today, however is
that there is still hope. One individual cannot achieve global justice. It
requires action of the collective, sparked by the actions of a few brave souls
such as Snowden, Chelsea Manning as well as future generations, inspired by
them. I believe the very existence of the material we are discussing is
evidence of this hope.
before have whistleblowers been as relevant and as urgent as they are today. The
changes brought about by Snowden revelations are evidence of it. Yet, there is
more work to be done for disseminating information related to the Fukushima nuclear
radiation and the financial meltdown of 2008. In Japan, this documentary is
blocked even today. Large amounts of people still believe these are simply
conspiracy theories, a popular myth perpetuated by those who would seek to
obscure the truth.
would urge you, to discuss these issues with your friends and families to
create dialogue and awareness. That is probably the only way we as world
citizens can give back to the brave men and women who have risked their lives
and liberty, for the truth.
Morris published a book warning of the financial melt down which was ignored.
It demonstrates, lack of credible information and the powerful rhetoric of flawed
arguments to support the status quo, can only be countered by an independent
media. Thus, global justice requires not just whistleblowers but also as
Greenwald argues, free investigative journalists who can ensure an informed
public that demands transparency and accountability from their governments.