Anthropologist Glenn Alcalay & Sociologist Kai Erikson interviewed Marshall Islanders who witnessed and lived through the U.S. nuclear testing program. These MP3 Sound Cloud audio interviews have been previously unavailable to the public. These interviews were recorded in 1981, 1985, 1990-91, and 2002 in the Marshall Islands.

 Interview Archives 

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Aisen Tima - Rongelap-Rainbow Warrior -

Schoolteacher Aisen Tima saying goodbye     

to Rongelap during "Operation  Exodus" with   Greenpeace's "Rainbow  Warrior" - May 1985 

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       Interviews with

       downwinders from:

       Ailuk & Mejit

       Ujae & Jaluit

       Likiep

       Mili & Namdrik

 Rojmi Katwon - Utrok - 1975 

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           Kai Erikson & friend         

 Utrok Protestant Church - 2002 

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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 and the spirit of this website, it is this:  America nuked the Gentle People.

Glenn Alcalay

Peace Corps Volunteer, Utrok Atoll 1975-1977

Jeramman wot!

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Glenn Alcalay & Andrew Fuchs

www.AtomicAtolls.org

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