• Samir Amin at Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2018

    Celebrating the Life of Samir Amin

    For Samir Amin’s anniversary on Sept 4, Global University for Sustainability invited Samir’s friends to reminisce their interactions with Samir and celebrate the very rich life that Samir lived.

  • Immanuel Wallerstein in his office at Yale University, April 20, 2015

    Essays in memory of Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019)

    ‘Once they are taken to be ideas about a historical world-system, whose development itself involves “underdevelopment,” indeed is based on it, [Marx’s theses] are not only valid, but they are revolutionary as well.’

  • A tiny part of the enormous pile of plastic bags containing nuclear from Fukushima. 9 million have been filled to date.

    Tokyo Olympics and Fukushima “Revival”

    At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a young man born on the day of Hiroshima nuclear bombing was selected to be the last torch bearer on the relay, to signify that Japan had stood up from nuclear ruin. In an attempt to replicate the 1964 Olympic theme, the Abe government has constructed the idea of a Fukushima “revival,” a returned to normal. Exposing this illusion is an important cultural war.

  • Toxic barrels.

    Eight Years After: No End in Sight for Clearing the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

    The most critical problem is that three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had been damaged and the 250 tons of more than 1600 spent fuel rods were “reckoned” to have fallen to the bottom of the reactor vessel after having melted at high temperatures. The radiation level there was too high for humans to possibly come close, let alone remove the molten nuclear residue.