This website is designed to give voice to the people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands [RMI] who have firsthand knowledge - in their bodies and DNA, in their memories and permanently in their atolls - of thermonuclear weapons and their destruction, having been at the receiving end of the United States' "foreign policy."


AtomicAtolls.org's primary mission is to provide a repository of the unfiltered history of the relationship between the U.S. and RMI through an archive of audio interviews [in both Marshallese and English*] on SoundCloud (previously unavailable to the public) and photographs of downwind Marshall Islanders who were caught in the radioactive fallout from the 67 atomic & hydrogen thermonuclear bombs detonated at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls between 1946-58.

 

In addition to these rare and powerful interviews conducted between 1981 and 2002 [by Glenn Alcalay & Kai Erikson], numerous unclassified U.S. government documents, U.N. testimonies, NGO reports, and other educational materials regarding nuclear testing issues in the Marshall Islands will also be made available to the public.  Lastly, a large archive of videos and documentary films about the Nuclear Age, from the Manhattan Project to Weapons in Space will be made available.

Our website is dedicated to aolep dri-Majol, people of the Marshall Islands - especially the youth - and all of the glorious people who reside on our dear Mother Earth.  If there is a theme or a meme that truly captures the character of this website, it is this:  America nuked the Gentle People.

Glenn Alcalay

Peace Corps Volunteer, Utrok Atoll 1975-1977

Jeramman wot!

Glenn Alcalay & Andrew Fuchs

www.AtomicAtolls.org

© 2015-2020

Bwebwenato Jen Eto - Marshallese Legends

 These Marshallese legends are from "Legends of Micronesia" by  Eve Grey, published by the High Commissioner, TTPI, Saipan, 1951.

                 Photos-Images from the Kramer Archive;  Go here:   

                            http://www.mistories.org/kramer-3.php

                              [The links below will open a PDF file]

Go here for a link to more traditional Marshallese Folk Legends from the Marshall Islands Story Projecthttp://www.mistories.org/tales.php

And go here for Marshallese life stories, also from the Marshall Islands Story Projecthttp://www.mistories.org/life.php

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Dennis O'Rourke-NPR-1986-"Half Life" - Unknown Artist
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Listen to this 6-minute 1986 NPR interview with filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke

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