9-10 April: Fukushima Solidarity / No to Nuclear: A call to action
You could stage a vigil, die-in, demo, non-violent direct action, street stall, street theatre, public debate, film showing, gig… Whatever takes your fancy!**
Join us as we show solidarity around the country with the people of Japan, suffering from twin catastrophes: one natural, the other man-made. Help us prevent yet more nuclear disasters as we deliver our message loud and clear to the UK Government and the big energy companies:
Also coming up:
National Demo Against New Nuclear, at Sizewell
Saturday 23 April, 12noon
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the world watches with horror as another nightmare unfolds at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the north-east of the country. Last April we said: ‘Chernobyl – Never Again’, but with less than a month to go till the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst ever nuclear accident, it is happening again, before our very eyes.
Thousands of people have already been displaced from their homes for miles around as radioactivity levels in the vicinity of Fukushima soar. The brave irradiated workers (victims) toil night and day to try and limit fallout from the crippled nuclear reactors and spent fuel ponds.
In years to come, unknown numbers of people, and animals, will suffer yet more as they develop cancers and genetic damage, to be passed on to future generations. The surrounding environment will remain contaminated for years, perhaps thousands of years.
Recent scientific research suggests that nearly a million people have died as a result of radioactive fallout from Chernobyl, Ukraine ever since that ill-fated day at reactor 4, on 26 April 1986. (1) It is not a question of if we will have another Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Kyshtym or Windscale, but when. Where will the next major nuclear ‘incident’ take place? Sellafield? Hinkley Point? Sizewell? Wylfa? Torness? We must take action before it’s too late.
**Get in touch if you would like us to list and help publicise your event:
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1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences – Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment –Alexey V. Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow, Russia), Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko (Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus). Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger (Environmental Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan). Volume 1181, December 2009