Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/662/11418

From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2011

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo Wikipedia

Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo Wikipedia   (Click to enlarge)

As we go to press the horrendous tsunami and earthquakes have claimed an estimated 3,000 lives in Japan. The final toll could be tens of thousands.

Millions of people in the affected areas of the north-east are without water, food, electricity or gas. More than 500,000 people have been left homeless.

Across the country many more face blackouts and, far worse, the threat of a nuclear disaster.

Ordinary people around the world will feel tremendous sympathy for those who have suffered such loss.

It is not only the loss of loved ones but of property and possessions too, even any reminder of those who have died.

Now in the aftermath there is a struggle to obtain the basic human requirements, including food and shelter.

Japan is the third largest economy on the planet. But international experiences of natural disasters show that we can have no confidence in the profit-driven capitalist system to efficiently and quickly allocate resources to those in need.

Almost a third of Japan's energy comes from nuclear power. In fact Japan is seen as the cutting edge of technology.

But, as this crisis has exposed, there can be no trust in the safety of nuclear energy production.

The Socialist Party supports the growing demands for an end to the use of nuclear power.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 16 March 2011:


Anti-cuts campaign

Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March

Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March

Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation

Save our NHS!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!

Vote for a socialist alternative

Huge protests against job insecurity

The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion

Wisconsin occupation

Yahya victory

Hunger strike


Youth fight for jobs

March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs

Save our youth services

For real jobs not exploitation

Review: Classroom Warriors


Socialist Party workplace news

Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections

Privatisation threat to the blood service?

Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College

Action called off by Birmingham bin workers

Left victory in building workers' union

Support the UCU strike


International socialist news and analysis

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"

Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'

Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters


Socialist Party campaigns

Thousands protest against Lib Dems in Sheffield

Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate

Students want to protest too

Thatcher was no heroine

Lively discussion at LGBT meeting

Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting


 

Home   |   The Socialist 16 March 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Japan:

triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: Japan - Stagnation and Military Tensions

triangleJapan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster

triangleFukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

triangleChernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 years on

Tsunami:

triangleIndonesia tsunami - a disaster compounded by capitalism

triangleNuclear power, no way!

triangleChile earthquake: Natural disaster, state catastrophe

Nuclear power:

triangleOpinion: capitalism's Fukushima showed same recklessness as Stalinism's Chernobyl

triangle40 years after Three Mile Island disaster

triangleNo to Tory plans for radioactive waste under national parks

Food:

triangleHull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

triangleDeliveroo workers protest at firm's Nottingham roadshow

Energy:

triangleBEIS strike

International

International

18/9/19

South Africa

Violence against women in South Africa: how should organised workers respond?

11/9/19

London

West Papuans demand self-determination in London

11/9/19

South Africa

South Africa: Xenophobic violence - a product of failed capitalist policies

11/9/19

Far right

Far right makes gains in Germany

4/9/19

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: No let-up in trial of strength

28/8/19

Italy

Italy: Governing coalition fractures as Salvini looks to capitalise on crisis

14/8/19

Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protests continue to rage

14/8/19

Kashmir

Kashmir crisis: Stop the attack on democratic rights

31/7/19

Puerto Rico

Mass movement topples governor of Puerto Rico

31/7/19

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: the struggle for democratic rights escalates

17/7/19

Greece

Greece elections: Syriza ousted amid voter disillusionment

17/7/19

Israel

Interview: protests over killing in Israel

17/7/19

Sudan

Sudan masses mobilise against state repression

3/7/19

Ireland

Irish health workers' anger boils over into strike action

3/7/19

Turkey

New opportunity to build working-class fightback after voters punish Erdogan

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999