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The evacuation of Rongelap

Background | 11 March, 2010 at 23:30

In 1985 the residents of Rongelap in the Marshall Islands asked Greenpeace to help them relocate to a new home. Their island had been contaminated by radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.

Fallout victims of the Pacific: Tony de Brum

Publication | 23 May, 2005 at 0:00

Tony de Brum grew up in the Marshall Islands under the shadow of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific. This is a speech he presented to the Non Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2005 about the plight of radiation victims in...

Remember the Rainbow Warrior and the Marshall Islands

Blog entry by jmckeati | 9 July, 2010 3 comments

Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by the French secret service in New Zealand’s Marsden Wharf. It is the day we remember our colleague Fernando Pereira who was killed in the attack. He was just 35.

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