Anna’s Video Pick – The Fukushima 50

by on March 16, 2011 · 10 comments

in Anna's Video Pick, World News

This video news clip is about the unknown Japanese workers who are putting their lives in peril to avert a nuclear disaster. This is a sobering reminder about what workers do.

The right in this country has declared war upon the working class. It is hard for me to imagine the Koch brothers putting their lives in peril to avert nuclear disaster. Maybe that’s worth thinking about too.

Click the image to go to Yahoo and watch the video (Sorry, the link no longer works)


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Christopher Moore March 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm

These are brave people who are willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of people they don’t even know.

We must honor them.


avatar Sunshine March 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm

thank you Anna for keeping this in the forefront of peoples minds. The F50 are doing for their country & community a very brave and noble thing.

I have friends in Japan (Ibaraki prefecture) who are trying to leave the country now. even today, 5 days after the earthquake and tsunami hit their country, the immediate danger is not over yet.


avatar Abby March 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

These people are heroes in every way.

I hope they are successful.


avatar annagrace March 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

It is utterly heartbreaking to me that these men are referred to as “anonymous” heroes, when in fact they all have names, families, and personal histories.
Father. Husband. Son. Anonymous Hero.
It was disturbing to read a post earlier today ascribed to an “anonymous” US official concerned by Japan’s response:
“They need to stop pulling out people—and step up with getting them back in the reactor to cool it. There is a recognition this is a suicide mission,” the official said.
Father. Husband. Son. Anonymous Sacrifice.


avatar Rick Ward March 17, 2011 at 5:07 am

I know the word has an infamous history but thi is the “Spirit of the Kamikaze


avatar annagrace March 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Here’s a four legged hero- a dog watching over it’s canine friend in the blasted Japanese landscape. Both animals were eventually rescued. It gives a whole new meaning to “Stand by me.” Animal rescue groups are also working with minimal resources and against terrible odds to find treat and house these animals.


avatar Patty Jones March 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm



avatar Ernie McCray March 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

There are heroes and then there are heroes.


avatar Chris August 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm

The link seems to be broken, but here is the most amazing, sad and and the same time uplifting video about the F50:


avatar annagrace August 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Chris- thanks for that video. The story of Fukushima is far from over.


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