Oppenheimer’s Nuclear Colonialism

Aug 3, 2023
5:21 PM

This file photo shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site near Alamagordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. (AP Photo)

With the release of the blockbuster film Oppenheimer, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Myrriah Gomez, assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and author of Nuclear Nuevo México: Colonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos, to discuss the movie’s omission of New Mexican history in the creation of the atomic bomb.