FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO)

Published: September 1st, 2015 at 12:48 am ET


Can one person make a difference? Ask Ben Davis:

California’s Secretary of State approved a ballot initiative November 18 that seeks the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Diablo Canyon plant.

The initiative was filed by Ben Davis Jr. [who] drafted this and an earlier petition that led to the closure of the Rancho Seco power plant in June 1989.

As drafted, the latest initiative parallels existing state law prohibiting the creation of new nuclear plants until the federal government finds a solution to dispose of radioactive nuclear waste and reprocess spent fuel rods. If enacted, the initiative would essentially shut down the state’s two remaining nuclear plants by stopping them from creating additional waste until a federal solution arrives. […]

Davis has until April 16, 2012 to collect the 504,760 needed signatures to allow the initiative to go the voters in the fall presidential election. He expected to start the signature drive after the Thanksgiving weekend.

Post your petition links, ways to contact decision makers, ideas for future projects, action plans, news reports, inspirational words, tips for increasing signatures/exposure, questions… whatever you can think of  concerning this issue. Here is a video to get things rolling:

Published: September 1st, 2015 at 12:48 am ET


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637 comments to FORUM: Petitions, Ballot Initiatives, Other Signature Drives (VIDEO)

    • Mack Mack

      Regarding the ballot initiative to close the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Diablo Canyon plantL

      Contact information for Ben Davis, Jr. (he’s collecting the signatures) —>

      Ben Davis, Jr.
      (916) 833-7894

      Everyone contact him and ask how you can help.

      Here is a link to the original initiative:

      • Mack Mack

        Here it is!!

        The petition for the ballot initiative to close California’s nuclear power plants is now available!


        [quote] “You can make a difference.

        ■Click here to download the Initiative Petition Form and Instructions. Do this today. Time is of the essence.

        ■We need volunteers who are eligible to vote in California to help collect 504,760 voter signatures by April 1, 2012. Or you can sign a petition for just yourself, or friends and family.

        ■If you just get seven valid signatures and ask those seven people to get seven, and so forth, we will have all the required signatures within a few weeks! If you would like to complete more petitions, that would be of incredible help, too.

        ■Educate yourself and others on the reasons to support the California Nuclear Initiative.

        Register to vote.

        ■You cannot sign a petition unless you are registered to vote in California.

        ■Encourage your California friends to register to vote.

        Other things you can do.

        ■Share this site with your friends and family in California and ask them to help.

        ■Complete the Contact Form and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming events and other information. We will not share your information with other organizations.

        Take back the power.

        ■California citizens have a rare opportunity to decide their own fate.

        ■This is a grass roots all volunteer campaign.
        ■Let’s show the country that the 99% in California can take back the power. Be part of the solution.” [end quote]



    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Hi Whoopie and others,

      Am trying to alert local officials (mayors, city council members, water board officials, etc.) as to the danger of incoming radiactive debris/tsunami in the SF-CA Bay Area. Am hoping to coordinate efforts with others. Perhaps we can do this as a regional effort (and not duplicate effort). Have journalistic,, business, and some scientific background to offer here, plus other professional writing ….

      Presenting to local city council/water board meeting tomorrow night. Have only three minutes, but if it goes well, can share what I’m putting together with others.

      If interested in further discussion, you have my permission to contact the moderator and ask for my off-list e-mail address. I’ll see if I can figure out how to contact him myself, and give him the OK to share my e-mail address.

      Also interested in coordinating with others for the upcoming CA ballot initiative to close the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon plants.

  • oscar419

    Totally of topic… To all of U in the United Stated (including me) have a happy Thanksgiving or the beginning of the persecution of the Native Americans day as I refer to it…. either way enjoy the day for whatever it means to you.

  • Blondie Blondie

    Suffolk Co. NY to hear proposal to ban chemtrails

    On Dec. 6, New York’s Suffolk County government will hold a public hearing on a proposal to ban aerial spraying of aluminum oxide, barium, sulfur, and other salts into the air over the county without first filing an Environmental Impact Statement with and receiving approval from the county’s Department of Health Services, Division of Environmental Quality.

    The hearing will be held at the Riverhead Legislative Auditorium, Evans K. Griffing Building, 300 Center Drive in Riverhead, NY at 2:30 pm.

    If the public is able to convince legislators of the risk from such geoengineering operations, the legislation will then be voted on at the Dec. 20th session. Otherwise, the proposed ban will be tabled indefinitely.

    The Piloulases and Ciresi will speak on Dec. 6 and are urging people to “pack the hearing” to show support for the ban.

    “If this proposal becomes law in Suffolk County, Long Island, it would be the first in the nation. It would be a starting point for others to follow,” said LISW in a press release. “Eventually, our governments would have to investigate why our trees are dying in record numbers; why our waters contain toxic levels of aluminum, barium and strontium; why 90% of us are vitamin D deficient; why our crops are failing; and where all of this crazy weather is coming from.”

    Cindy Pikoulas of LISW spoke with New York Sky Watch radio on Nov. 20, when she advised that tree samples from Suffolk show high levels of barium, strontium and aluminum. She is asking Long Islanders to have their water and trees tested for these chemicals in order to build a body of evidence that would spur investigations by health and environment authorities.

    In addition to attending the Dec. 6 hearing, Long Islanders can contact their county legislators via

    • Blondie Blondie

      You can read the full text of Suffolk’s proposed legislation at the source linked to above.

      If successful, maybe this can be a tool to find out where things like the strontium is coming from.

  • PayAttention

    NO NUKES ACTION — for/by people in the Bay Area who are against nuclear renaissance

    Check website often for latest meetings and conferences, and watch videos of their last conference on December 3rd:

  • Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is barrelling south to hunt thousands of majestic whales, escorted by a 30 million dollar security force paid for out of the nuclear disaster relief fund!

    Anti-whaling champions were actually stopping Japan’s attack on whales — which is why the government swiped relief money for security to block activists from bothering the boats during their brutal slaughter. This, while thousands of mothers and children languish in radioactive hotspots without the support they need to escape.

    Japanese PM Noda is already under enormous pressure after scandalous failures to tell the truth about the nuclear leaks and failures to compensate victims. We can shame him into returning the relief money to victims and end the whale hunt before it’s too late — sign the petition and forward to everyone:

    Japan’s ailing whaling industry is astronomically expensive to maintain – it costs up to $35,000 to kill a single whale, and the industry already receives $6 million annually in government payout. But now the Prime Minister will squander an additional $30 million to provide security for whale slaughterers to make sure they’re not bothered by environmental activists in the ocean. With added muscle, Japan plans to kill over 1,000 Minke whales for commercial meat sales this year.

    Officials claim that whaling subsidies will support coastal communities hit by the tsunami — even though Japan has had to stockpile whale meat because so few people wish to consume it. All the while, the government has turned a blind eye to victims trapped in radiation hot-spots, with the few who are entitled to compensation pocketing a pitiful $1,000.

    Let’s urge Prime Minister Noda to stop caving to the whaling lobby and spend relief money on the people who need it most: the victims — sign the urgent petition now, and forward widely:

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    PETITION: California Nuclear Initiative. Check it out. If a Cal resident, sign it, or print out and distribute. If not, write letters to the state. Sign it here.


    Children at risk from exposure to radiation in the Fukushima prefecture have filed a lawsuit demanding that the government transfer them to a safer location.

    “14 children of Fukushima, the plaintiffs of the lawsuit, go to school everyday where the contamination level of radiation is dangerously high.

    The map below shows air dose levels of radiation based on the data of “On the analysis of the radionuclide in the soil (cesium 134 and 137)”, announced by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, August 30, in which we applied Chernobyl evacuation standard indicated as colored circles……..”
    at the above link, Please click in the check box □ next to “approve” to express your agreement with the appeal of the children.
    ※ You only have to click in the box □. Nothing else is needed.
    ※ If you have already signed the written petition you can still click in the “approve” check box as the two petitions are different.
    ※ This petition cannot be signed using mobile devices. Please use a computer.
    ※ The four other check boxes are “approve” written in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.
    ※ We encourage you to forward the URL of the post to all your friends where ever they may be in the world.
    it is very much needed. the ‘ approval’ count is hardly any thing

    ty arclight

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Human chain in France! On March 11,2012 a human chain will form from Avignon to Lyon…..

    How about the US? Human chain from San Onofre to Diablo Canyon? 🙂
    Or along the East coast?

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    NRC requests our comments

    “The NRC is issuing for
    public comment draft regulatory guide DG-4021, “General Site
    Suitability Criteria for Nuclear Power Stations.” This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable to implement the site suitability requirements for nuclear power stations.”
    Submit comments by February 25, 2012

    Further info here:

  • 8thandLamar 8thandLamar

    Yo…for the politically minded (or Libertarian frightened) check out this strange animal = Americans Elect

    Even if it turns out to be a “mud-wrestle”(originally I’m from Texas) or worse, it might be a great place to inject some reality – a la enenews.

    Just a thought :
    this guy used to really kick it up in energy politics back in the 80s and he’s got that Will Rogers thing going on.

  • vital1
    January 5, 2012

    “I have created a handout which I email, or give to people when I go on my morning walk, plus I put a few in some local letterboxes each time.

    You don’t need to explain anything just distribute it.

    Use my handout, or create your own. I known their are thousands of enenews users.

    Reading the posts here as things get worse will not change anything. We need to act as a collective to create a mass awareness change in the world wide community on the dangers of nuclear, plus seriousness of the Fukushima disaster before anything will change.

    I know a lot of you have been frustrated trying to convey this message. This method will allow you to communicate the message easily.

    Feedback is welcome.”

    Thanks again, vital1. Something We ALL can do *v*


    also saved here with other pro-active Fukushima info,132.0.html

  • midwestern
    January 8, 2012 at 12:22 am · Reply

    NRC to hold webinar for public on nuclear spent fuel storage:

    “…Interested members of the public can participate in the webinar by registering at The public is encouraged to register by Jan. 25. Once registered, instructions for joining the webinar, including a teleconference number and a pass code, will be provided.

    For more information contact Christine Pindeda at 301-492-3154 or

    Earlier this week, the NRC asked the public for comments on the EIS. The public comment period for the report ends Feb. 17.

    To comment on the report, e-mail or send through U.S. mail to Christine Pineda, Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Mailstop EBB-2B2, U.S. Nuclear Regulator Commission, Washington, DC 20555-001.

    The report, “Background and Preliminary Assumptions for an Environmental Impact Statement- Long-Term Waste Confidence Update” can be found here. It is also attached to this story as a PDF…”

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Hi everyone. Wanted a to add a way to get information out to a larger group of people. Posting on the Occupy Facebook pages help big time. But you are not allowed to spam or you can be blocked from posting anywhere but your own wall for up to 2 weeks. So post on at most 2 or 3 sites at a time so you do not get *punished. The best times to post are Fri nites, and Saturday & Sunday afternoons & evenings. Generally posting after 8 pm through the week will have more reading it & less chance of it quickly scrolling off the page. Note: You can search for justOccupy in Facebook to find various pages. Some of the pages do not allow for others to post so I just bypass those.

    When creating a post about radiation on your wall be sure to set it as Public~!~

    They can also prevent you from commenting. So now I go to Occupy facebook pages & direct them to my wall where I have collected a group of video’s & links that tell the most information in the briefest amount of time. I also included 2 petitions. Unfortunately the AVAAZ petition in no longer available. You are welcome to go my wall & copy & paste everything from the post & my comments & add it to your wall. Then you can go to Occupy facebook groups or other pages & direct them to your page. By posting it on your wall you can add more links as you see fit.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Petition: For a total transparency on the airborne radioactivity we are breathing

    NOTE: Available in different languages by choosing your language near top of page.

    There are 60 certified radionuclide stations fully equipped with high precision detectors that are set up around the world to monitor airborne radioactivity on a daily basis with unprecedented accuracy. Their objective : Find low quantities of radioactive particles that could reveal a possible nuclear test in violation of the Comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty (TICEN).

    Results of the analyses would allow a follow up, day by day since March 12, 2011, of the evolution on the contaminated airborne masses linked to the radioactive rejections of the FUKUSHIMA DAIICHII nuclear plant. To date this is still impossible as the data are being confiscated by the States. The results are communicated to pre selected official organizations required to keep all information away from public awareness.

    This global measuring network is financed by Public funds. Populations have the right to have access to this information. All the figures without exception must be published and not just a few figures carefully selected by the authorities.

    I hereby demand that the results of the analyses conducted to measure the airborne radioactivity by the global network (TICEN) be made public, ENTIRELY AND WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY.

    Funded by all the citizens of member states, these figures must be made available to public knowledge to serve their right to protection and safety.

  • Dear fellow American,

    Gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the UN to pass a new “Small Arms Treaty.”

    Disguised as an “International Arms Control Treaty” to fight against “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates,” the UN’s Small Arms Treaty is in fact a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.

    If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the UN “Small Arms Treaty” would almost certainly FORCE the United States to:

    *** Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding Americans cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;

    *** CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL “unauthorized” civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);

    *** BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;

    *** Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this is NOT a fight we can afford to lose.

    I’m helping lead the fight to defeat this radical treaty in the United States Senate and I want your help.

    Please join me by taking a public stand AGAINST this outright assault on our national sovereignty by signing the Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey below!

    For Freedom,

    Rand Paul
    U.S. Senator (R-KY)

    Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey

    1. Do you believe the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment are the Supreme Law of the Land?

    2. Do you believe that any attempt by the United Nations to Subvert or Supersede your Constitutional Rights must be opposed?

    3. Do you oppose the International licensing requirements, International gun registry database and International ban on

  • 3. Do you oppose the International licensing requirements, International gun registry database and International ban on all private sales that will be included in the UN’s Small Arms Treaty?

    4. Will you vote Against any Senator who votes for ratification of the UN’s Small Arms Treaty?

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    WOW!! over at “What do you want to ask me?” the White House Youtube site.. In the search bar type Fukushima.. and look at the questions.. Wow, more than I would have guessed.. oh boy.. can’t wait.. please log in and favorite those questions(read first, some are stupid).. and ask your own.. as I will…


    Related article on the overturning of Vermont’s attempt to close-down Yankee NPP.

    “Leaky Nuclear Plants vs. Renewable Pipe Dreams”

    by Cassandra Anderson

    [ ]

  • 02/01/2012 12-011 NRC Seeks Comment on Reactor Accident Consequence Research; Public Meetings Feb. 21, 22 in Virginia, Pennsylvania
    SOARCA analyzed the potential consequences of severe accidents at the Surry Power Station near Surry, Va. and the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station near Delta, Pa. The project, which began in 2007, combined up-to-date information about the plants’ layout and operations with local population data and emergency preparedness plans. This information was then analyzed using state-of-the-art computer codes that incorporate decades of research into severe reactor accidents.

  • CB CB

    Dr. Helen Caldicott Tweets – Waste dump could poison the Great Artesian Basin for ever. No nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Petition

  • Jebus Jebus

    A Simple Statement On Nuclear Power and Climate Change

    We’re getting a little tired hearing nuclear industry lobbyists and pro-nuclear politicians allege that environmentalists are now supporting nuclear power as a means of addressing the climate crisis. We know that’s not true, and we’re sure you do too. In fact, using nuclear power would be counterproductive at reducing carbon emissions. As Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute points out, “every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will worsen climate change by buying less solution per dollar…”

    The simple statement below will be sent to the media and politicians whenever they misstate the facts. We hope you and your organization will join us and sign on in support here.

    “We do not support construction of new nuclear reactors as a means of addressing the climate crisis. Available renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner strategies for reducing greenhouse emissions than nuclear power.”

    Sign the Statement!

  • Lil

    Green Party 3/11 proposal by anti Nuke activists in Ohio fighting to prevent 20 yr license extension of Davis Besse Nuclear Power plant to be voted on. CONTACT:
    Suzanne Patzer,
    Anita Rios,
    Logan Martinez,

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    To Canadians: (Un)Lawful Access: Experts Line Up Against Online Spying

    The Canadian government has reintroduced a Lawful Access Bill that will allow *authorities to spy on Canadians while online, Without a Warrant.

    With 70,000 signatures in September of 2011 we were able to have the Lawful Access portion of the Bill removed from the large Omnibus Crime Bill so that it could be looked at separately. Currently 97,518 people have signed the petition.

    We need to make our voices heard to ensure our government knows we will NOT accept warrant-less spying. So Please add your signature to petition & share it with family & friends. is a non-profit organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. We work towards informed & participatory digital policy.

    Last spring with over almost 500,000 signatures we were able to force a CRTC hearing against large Internet Service Providers charging Usage Based Billing on wholesale Internet Service Providers & we DID stop it from being charged ~!~

    Please look at the Reply to this comment for a Handout that I created that you can print off & leave at Business, Libraries & Coffee shops. Please ask friends & family to do the same.

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Many people are not aware of how invasive this Bill is & how concerned both Lawyers & Privacy Commissionaires are. I quoted Privacy Commissioners & also showed examples of what is occurring in the U.S. in the Handout.

      Please share this handout even weekly in different areas in order to keep people talking about it & to ensure they are informed. Below is one quote I used in the handout:

      “The new powers envisaged are not limited to specific, serious offenses or urgent or exceptional situations. In the case
      of access to *subscriber data*, there is not even a requirement for the commission of a crime to justify access to personal information – real names, home address, unlisted numbers, email addresses, IP addresses and much more – Without a Warrant.”

      “The true importance of privacy protection is that it underpins our democratic freedoms. It allows us to exercise these
      freedoms openly, without fear, mistrust or censorship. This is why caution is so critical, to avoid the possible erosion of
      our free, open society.” …Stated by Jennifer Stoddart, Federal Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Oct. 27/2011 in the 3rd
      letter to government stating her concerns.

      • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

        Privacy is not about secrecy, it is about the right to determine Who has your information & How it is used.

        One point to consider about warrantless spying. Have you ever gone to a site & read or watched something on a website that you did Not agree with or even hated? Well *authorites will not know that. They make conclusions based on what you type online & the sites you have been on.

        Something to consider as well with this Bill, if there is no judicial oversight then if abuse occurs or you are wrongfully accused No one is accountable. Also the large databases required will allow hackers access to your information & allow someone to steal your identity.

        ~Do you think you data will be safely stored by the government? You best think again.

        Wed. Aug. 3 2011

        A new report from McAfee reveals the existence of a major hacking scheme that persisted for years and pilfered data from governments and organizations from around the world.

        Four Canadian targets were among the scheme's dozens of victims, which also included the U.S. government and ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

        The attacks also struck the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, as well as various defence contractors, local governments and two U.S. news organizations.

        CBC Reports Canadian Government Hacked By Chinese February 17, 2011

        The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is reporting that key government agencies in Canada were the targets of a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at stealing sensitive government information.

        According to the CBC report, issued Thursday, the attacks on the Finance Department started with spear phishing attacks aimed at senior Finance Department personnel, but spread to other targets.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    February 15, 2012

    Today, NIRS and 37 other organizations submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness. We're calling this the Nuclear 911 campaign.

    You can join us as a co-petitioner below!

    The widespread radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster (and Chernobyl before it) makes clear that the current 10 mile Emergency Planning Zones in the U.S. are woefully inadequate to protect the American people.

    Be sure to go to their home page to keep updated on news & petitions.

    I checked their Privacy statement & am Quite impressed. I will copy it here:

    The Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) makes every effort to keep confidential information about our website visitors, members and others who contact us. Neither our mailing list nor e-mail list are ever rented, sold or traded with anyone for any reason. NIRS members and mailing list members may occasionally receive information about projects or issues we support that is being sponsored by another organization (for example a conference on nuclear issues). In these cases, it is NIRS who is distributing the information—your information is never provided to other organizations or individuals.

    All information collected about NIRS members and contacts is maintained at NIRS’ offices and may be viewed only by NIRS staff.

    As of this writing (August 2004), NIRS does not use cookies or any other means of identifying visitors to the NIRS website. However, we reserve the right to change this policy if it proves necessary to provide more useful features to the site (for example, interactive features that the site currently lacks). If that occurs, we will amend this notice.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven


    Dear Friends,

    The first anniversary of Fukushima is rapidly approaching and groups around the U.S. and across the world are organizing protests and other actions. Not far behind are the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl anniversaries–traditionally times of action. And this year there is a also a call for support actions against Vermont Yankee on March 24, which was scheduled to close on March 21.

    We've heard about protest rallies and other events in Vermont, Georgia, Maryland, New York and elsewhere; now we want to learn about and help with your plans!

    Follow this page for Alerts:

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Whether you agree with Occupy or not you should agree that 1% of the worlds elite are controlling the human race & that too many are starving, Radiation is killing people as well as so many other issues. You can Occupy your kitchen table, join groups, blog etc. But it is time to reach out somehow to right the wrongs of this world for the future of the children.

      So I will include this Occupy song to help motivate you, lets start singing another song together.

      Occupy song – So Many, So Wrong

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Good morning Maiden, thanks for posting!! It's about time for folks to get their bums in gear – we have some action planned in our town around 3/11 as well.
      Have fun!

      • arclight arclight

        17 feb 2012 — 06.00 gmt heavy london radiation heads to germany!! achtung!!
        see rad forum! 🙂

      • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

        Your welcome BreadAndButter & Good morning. 🙂 I think planned events will help motivate people more & get the word out. It also shows others that they are not alone & will help encourage them to speak up. I know this site helps people do that & is a perfect stepping stone to becoming an even louder voice against Nuclear power.

        Remember everyone there are many ways you can help even if you are not able to attend any rallies. I will quote from this link:

        "*Not part of a group or simply can't get out to an action? During March and April take advantage of the attention nuclear issues will be receiving and help build it: write letters to
        (or e-mail) the editors of your local newspapers, blog postings, posts on social networks, call into talk radio shows, etc. Demand nuclear shutdown. Help let the world know that it's time to implement a nuclear-free carbon-free energy future!"

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    ~Imagine being charged because you shared a link today
    Will they cuff you & then drag you away?

    Knowledge is Power and they know it too
    And so they must be in control of you

    The internet exists because of you & I
    A proven fact they cannot deny

    So travel the World Wide Web today
    And make this ACTA Bill go away

    “The agreement will create an “ACTA Committee” to make amendments to the agreement. The problem is that this committee is not accountable to anybody. It is outside the public and judicial process, and not accountable to a nation or an international body. The committee won’t even be accountable to those countries governed by the agreement, including the U.S. government and the European Commission."

    ~Update: 10 February 2012
    Amazing! We smashed our 2 million target as we delivered to key decision-makers in Brussels this week — let's get to 3 million before the crucial parliamentary debates

    "The oppressively strict regulations could mean people everywhere are punished for simple acts such as sharing a newspaper article or uploading a video of a party where copyrighted music is played. Sold as a trade agreement to protect copyrights, ACTA could also ban lifesaving generic drugs and threaten local farmers' access to the seeds they need. And, amazingly, the ACTA committee will have carte blanche to change its own rules and sanctions with no democratic scrutiny."

    "Generic drugs are at risk of being considered illegal, and could be confiscated at borders, making the global fight against disease far more difficult."

    "Corporations would in effect be able to prevent generic, non-branded medicines and drugs from reaching those who need them."

    • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

      Head of Mozilla Says ACTA Is 'A Bad Way To Develop Internet Policy'

      "One aspect of the controversy about ACTA is the closed process where only a tiny subset of people affected by the law were allowed to participate. Another great controversy is about the actual content of ACTA. We know that the goal of stopping unauthorized access to digital content can lead to very dangerous results. The proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation in the U.S made this abundantly clear. This is an area where even good intentions can lead to imbalanced and dangerous results."

      Building a healthy Internet takes all of us. It cannot be left to private, invitation-only process that excludes most of us. Some links for more information are below, and there is a great deal more information available. Please consider learning more and making your voice heard."

      "Many countries including Germany has already decided to step away from ACTA, Netherland and Bulgaria now became the newest member to join this team. Hopefully we will see more countries in our side soon."

      Following a long list of countries including Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria's government has now announced it's halting the ratification of the ACTA-treaty. Bulgaria's Minister of Economics and Energy even went as far as offering his resignation, while commenting:

      "Since there are no damages for society, I believe the move is sufficient as a sign of assuming responsibility. I was convinced that this agreement would be beneficial for Bulgaria. Even now experts say its positive effects would outweigh the negative ones."

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Tell our politicians: We're not monkeys!

    We’re all monkeys, that’s what Tokyo governor Ishihara insinuated on Sunday when he heard that over 250,000 people in Tokyo had signed a petition supporting a referendum on nuclear power — finally gathering the signatures we need to push Tokyo's Assembly to call a free and fair vote!

    Ishihara is resorting to insults in order to avoid honouring the right of citizens to choose Japan's energy future and has pledged not to bring the referendum forward in Tokyo. But we can drown out Ishihara's insults with a national cry for a free vote that no politician in Japan can ignore.

    Let’s show our politicians we’re not monkeys and that they can't silence democracy with crude insults. Together we can build on the efforts of people in Tokyo with a public outcry in favour of a national referendum on Japan’s energy future. Sign now and forward this page widely.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    The spearhead of this movement is the group; 10 Million People’s Action to say Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants. This group, headed by the Nobel Prize winning author Kenzaburo Oe, has as its main promoters a number of leading Japanese artists and intellectuals, including the musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.

    The aim of this group is to present a petition of 10 million signatures to the Japanese Prime Minister on the first anniversary of the triple disaster. To date, they have obtained around a million signatures.

    About the Petition Form

    In Japan, a personally signed petition is still more forceful than an Internet-based signature. Therefore, please print out the English petition form (pdf file) and send it to us by postal mail.

  • MaidenHeaven MaidenHeaven

    Rupert Murdoch, Sony, Electronic Arts and other companies are pushing hard for the Internet censorship bills. Let's let them know that global public opinion is against them.

    As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and vote against both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and work collectively to build the world we all want. We urge you to show true global leadership and do all you can to protect this basic pillar of our democracies worldwide.

  • 6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301-270-6477;;


    February 23, 2011

    Dear Friends,

    Two years ago, President Obama personally announced approval of a conditional taxpayer loan for new nuclear reactors in Georgia. Much has happened in those two years that make this conditional loan questionable at best, and more likely an $8 Billion+ loss to taxpayers. Indeed, two years later, President Obama's new budget asks for no new loan money for nuclear reactors–a dramatic shift from the past and one that reflects the reality of 2012. The DOE should now rescind this conditional loan for new reactors in Georgia, before the losses pile up.

    Tell Secretary Chu to stop these loans now.

    While the NRC has granted a construction/operating license to these reactors–the condition that was to spark the taxpayer loan, several environmental groups, including NIRS, have filed suit in federal court charging that the granting of this license was illegal. Clearly, taxpayer loans must not be granted before the outcome of this suit is known.

  • Reminder: March 6 deadline Federal regulators seek public comment on nuclear fuel storage,132.msg303.html#msg303

  • static66 static66

    Stop the raping of the land, learn the truth about Keystone XL, it's devastating impact to the United States and support the effort to stop it:

    Energy Security: Tar Sand will not Reduce Dependence on Foreign OilKeystone XL will not lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets.
    Keystone XL is an export pipeline. According to presentations to investors, Gulf Coast refiners plan to refine the cheap Canadian crude supplied by the pipeline into diesel and other products for export to Europe and Latin America. Proceeds from these exports are earned tax-free. Much of the fuel refined from the pipeline’s heavy crude oil will never reach U.S. drivers’ tanks.
    Reducing demand for oil is the best way to improve our energy security. U.S. demand for oil has been declining since 2007. New fuel-efficiency standards mean that this trend will continue once the economy gets back on track. In fact, the Energy Deptartment report on KeystoneXL found that decreasing demand through fuel efficiency is the only way to reduce mid-east oil imports with or without the pipeline.

    Gas prices: Keystone XL will increase gas prices for Americans—Especially Farmers

    By draining Midwestern refineries of cheap Canadian crude into export-oriented refineries in the Gulf Coast, Keystone XL will increase the cost of gas for Americans.
    TransCanada’s 2008 Permit Application states “Existing markets for Canadian heavy crude, principally PADD II [U.S. Midwest], are currently oversupplied, resulting in price discounting for Canadian heavy crude oil. Access to the USGC [U.S. Gulf Coast] via the Keystone XL Pipeline is expected to strengthen Canadian crude oil pricing in [the Midwest] by removing this oversupply. This is expected to increase the price of heavy crude to the equivalent cost of impo


    6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301-270-6477;;

    March 9, 2012

    Dear Friends,

    A very brief update. We have posted many new actions all across the U.S. on our Action page here.

    From Alabama to Wisconsin, New York to California, there is almost certainly one not too far from you.

    We are still adding actions as we receive word about them. If an action in your area isn't listed, please send the info to Actions taking place after this weekend will be added early next week.

    Don't forget to click the link for global actions at the top of our action page to see the amazing number of events happening this weekend all across the world!

  • Taking a page from vital1, i made this sloppy handout awhile ago at a show and have been handing it out. i don't have access to edit, so it has typos, but if any are interested feel free to download, edit at will and share. there are 2 pages, that if copied to the same page correctly yields 6 flyers… have fun out there!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Please sign this petition of Physicians for Social Responsibility:
    “The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing–nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and the thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia put the planet at risk. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.
    “We need your help to send a strong message to our government in favor of a nuclear free world. President Barack Obama is currently in the process of developing a Nuclear Policy Guidance Review that will help to set the United States on a path towards nuclear disarmament or, if the military-industrial complex succeeds, towards a massive increase in wasteful and dangerous spending on our nuclear arsenal. Help us now by signing this petition to let the President know that Americans want a future that moves towards the elimination of nuclear weapons.”

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Another petition from Physicians for Social Responsibility:

    Can Congress Prevent Cancer, Infertility, and Diabetes?

    March 22, 2012
    "Some of the most intractable health problems of our time — such as cancer, infertility, and diabetes — have been linked to toxic chemical exposures. But our current regulatory system allows chemicals to be freely sold with almost no information about their health effects.
    "We think our regulatory system can do better. And Congress is considering a bill which does just that.
    The Safe Chemicals Act (S. 847) would require greater safety of chemicals used in your consumer products, increase public access to health and safety information, and protect vulnerable populations like pregnant women and children.
    "Ask your Senators to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 today!"

  • Bobby1

    On Tuesday April 26, 2011, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) held a joint press conference with Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) and the Institute for Policy Studies' Robert Alvarez on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to public health 25 years after the accident, the continuing nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, and the lessons from both for U.S. public health and safety.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi anne, great post! It was actually hard to pick one, but I chose the filmmakers in the end…they must meet higher standards regarding objective reporting!!

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    the yeoman
    April 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm · Reply

    Static 66, we are on the far side of that pesky inverse bell curve.

    Fellow San Diegans(go Chieftains), if you haven't noticed, we are uniquely boxed in, Camp Pentleton to the north, Pacific to the west, and Mexico to the south. East is the only way out. Talk about your nar-nar. Know your surface streets, thats all I'm saying.

    Navy personnel two words…West Pac…One long continuous drill on the high seas right. Knowing their inportance, consider this, when was the last time you had an evcaution drill for San Diego County. Never?

    Its time to light a fire under Southern California Edison ass.

    How about this lets send pretty postcards of San Diego with the message "we are shutting San Onofre down!" best wishes, Your Name and send it from your home via snail mail(the Post office could use the business-multi tasking)and to the fellowing addresses

    Southern Califonia Edison Company
    San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
    5000 Pacific Coast Highway
    San Clemente CA 92672

    Southern California Edison Company
    2244 Walnut Grove Ave
    Rosemead CA 91770

    According to SCEC the plant is jointly own so…

    San Diego, California, 92123

    or their bill paying address or both

    P.O. Box 25111
    Santa Ana, CA 92799-5111

    And the city of Riverside

    Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge
    3900 Main Street
    Riverside, CA 92522

    or his opponent

    Ed Adkison
    6879 Airport Drive,
    Riverside, CA…

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Wow! Europe people's initiative to end nuclear! If you're based in Europe or know people here, please sign / spread! Thanks!
    Looking for 1 million signatures in Europe to force the Europ. Commission to take action.

  • StillJill StillJill

    With your energy B&B (and others like you, here even),…I'm confident you'll get it! 🙂

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