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Eingebrannte Erinnerung

Posted in Historia & Memoria by Suzanne on April 26th, 2007 | BBC Wikipedia


Wing by Robert Gligorov - click for details

Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting Heaven
That seemed as though ice burned and was but the more ice,
And thereupon imagination and heart were driven
So wild that every casual thought of that and this
Vanished, and left but memories, that should be out of season
With the hot blood of youth, of love crossed long ago;
And I took all the blame out of all sense and reason,
Until I cried and trembled and rocked to and fro,
Riddled with light. Ah! when the ghost begins to quicken,
Confusion of the death-bed over, is it sent
Out naked on the roads, as the books say, and stricken
By the injustice of the skies for punishment?

(The Cold Heaven by W.B. Yeats from Responsibilities and Other Poems, 1916)

Where's the newspaper/blog coverage on the Chernobyl catastrophe this year? Is the anniversary of a devastating nuclear accident only newsworthy when it's a shiny round birthday, like 20 years of radiation and contamination for Chernobyl last year?

Sometimes I feel very, very alone out here. *echoooo-oooo-oooooh!

Please take a few minutes of your time today to remember...

Nuclear Nightmares

Radiating Places - A Requiem of a Special Kind

Chernobyl Legacy

Pripyat and the 30K Zone

ForteanTimes: Chernobyl’s Zone of Alienation

• BBC's In Depth on Chernobyl 2006

• BBC's Chernobyl - The Accident

• BBC's Chernobyl Diary I, II

• BBC's Chernobyl Image Gallery I, II, III, IV, V

• National Geographic's Photo Gallery: Chernobyl, 20 Years After the Disaster

• NPR's Voices of Chernobyl - Survivors' Stories

• Telepolis: Radioaktive Verseuchung um Tschernobyl heute gefährlicher als 1986

• Thee Forum on the Chernobyl controversies

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9 comments to " Eingebrannte Erinnerung "

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    ro_G says:

    i know this is a serious subject and all, but just one question - is that a cauliflower cloud?

    April 26th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Hehe.. yes, it was. :D

    I removed it though because it totally disturbed the girly pastel colour scheme of my blog. ;)

    I'll post it again when an A-bomb drops somewhere over Switzerland.

    April 26th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

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    ro_G says:

    lovely pastels all right - i like the way the purple stripes goes so well with the blue link text.

    April 26th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Huh? I think you're colour-blind. Those stripes are pink and the links are turquoise, aren't they? o_O

    April 27th, 2007 at 12:59 am

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    sj says:

    http://www.espace.ch/artikel_364778.html

    April 27th, 2007 at 9:02 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Uhmm... are you an initiator of the petition or are you just linking to the article? A bit more information than just a link would be useful.. thanks.

    April 27th, 2007 at 10:19 am

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    sj says:

    Well, no, I'm not the initiator. You complained about the lack of news coverage, so I posted the link in order to show you that there are other people who care as well, even if partly for PR reasons. I apologise for not giving any further comment, but I did not find it necessary. As you surely have noticed, the URL is wrong - it's supposed to be http://www.akw-stopp.ch ..bloody journalists

    April 27th, 2007 at 11:42 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Well, I wouldn't really call a short clause in a sentence "coverage", but thanks for the article anyway.

    Oh, and btw, I wasn't "complaining", I just made a simple observation.

    April 27th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

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    What the Grafuck? at 1 + 1 = 1 says:

    [...] Der abscheuliche Robert Gligorov via Suzanne. in fühlen und sehen. [...]

    July 2nd, 2007 at 10:49 am

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