News Flash: Massive nuclear demonstration in Japan — Citizens are standing up for their lives more than ever before (VIDEO)

Published: November 13th, 2011 at 2:01 pm ET


Title: News: Massive anti-nuclear demonstration in Fukuoka Nov. 12, 2011

Uploaded by: AluminumStudios

Date: Nov 13, 2011


I received a last minute message from youtube user cideroipunx (thank you!) letting me know of a huge anti-nuclear demonstration being held in Fukuoka on Sunday Nov. 12th. I grabbed my camera and hopped on a train!

I’ll make video to talk about it in details, but I just uploaded this as a brief news flash for now. There were over 10,000 people. Everyone assembled in a large park several hours before the demonstration and there were talks given on stage, a taiko drum performance, and various booths both selling things and with information. It was really huge and organized. Then everyone took to the streets and through Tenjin, a major center of the city of Fukuoka. It was all peaceful and organized and very impressive. It was probably one of the largest anti-nuclear demonstrations in Japan to date.

These Japanese people should be the model for the rest of the people in this nation. They have the bravery to stand up for what they believe and speak out, yet they retain the manners that they hold important while doing it. If this nation is to survive and prosper in the future, more people need to be willing to stand up like this and not accept the bullshit that the government and industries give and tell them.

h/t Fukushima Diary

Published: November 13th, 2011 at 2:01 pm ET


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26 comments to News Flash: Massive nuclear demonstration in Japan — Citizens are standing up for their lives more than ever before (VIDEO)

  • arclight arclight

    this is good news….. citizen action!! well done admin for posting!!!

    peace light and love to all those protesting and everyone else in japan!

    no nukes! banzai!!

  • Bleifrei Bleifrei

    come on folks
    for you self
    for a free live without Nuke!plant´s


    Shut down nuke plants, build clean, green, renewable energy sources…

    Promote energy efficiency.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Green: You have the right torque, spirit, mind and ideas!!! You’re right. The alternatives, even for non-interrupted power have been around for a very long time. Transition in a year or two to 70%, or more, Wave and tidal power would be a slight fraction the cost, probably, of even just maintaining, all 1000 nuclear power plants on the face of the planet today for several years. Wave and Tidal power would be only a tiny fraction of the cost of, in dollars AND time AND in ecological footprint consequences, of building a stupid reactor to boil water! You’re right on time! We, already however, have a funny bit of industry pressure within the green energy “business” structure, predictable for anything based too much on hierarchal profiteering, and that’s the fighting and undermining by the erstwhile “green” prop-blade wind power manufacturers of especially large-scale cylinder wind power. Blade-prop and egg-beater blade wind, however, is very bad for our avian species friends. Otherwise, of course and compared to nuclear, it’s great. However, killing keystone perching predator species or rare migrating avian species with choppy prop or egg-beater blades is, like nuclear, completely NOT inevitable, as we have micro cylindrical and municipal or larger scale cylindrical wind power generation possibilities. (see Oregon’s own “Home Power Magazine” article on easily and very cheaply building your own wind power if you live somewhere windy). In addition, there are too many green power technologies to count and the variety doth grow each month. There’s heat-pump HVAC, and urban biological and solar heat power possibilities. There’s solar furnace, which is a better way to boil water than nukes. There’s even ocean salt ion power generation, as well as ocean thermal layer power generation, and…on and on. It’s all already there. it’s all been there. No suffering, you’re so right, is in any way at all inevitable of the sorts we see from any nuclear power or…

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but 10,000? That won’t even make the nightly news. It’s not even a real start. Booths selling trinkets? Your children are goddamn dying and this us the best you can do? Sad. But then most are so brainwashed I guess we should be happy even <0.1% figured something out.

    • arclight arclight

      thats nine thousand more than the last time….
      why be so glum 🙁
      crack open a brew and…..
      party like its 1999!! 🙂

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      It only takes a spark to start a fire….I “sense” that this is the beginning of an inferno-a welcome inferno for a change,unlike the flames & smoke & explosions continuing to erupt from sub-standard nuke facilities across the globe! Stay tuned my faraway friend,those 10,000 brave souls who’ve finally “found their voice” will indeed be the “spark” that spreads to the complacent,meek,and orderly masses quietly accepting the insiduous creeping death imposed on them by the very authorities they’d assumed would seek to protect them from evil & harm from “any” sources! Encourage & applaud their effort and their influence would grow beyond the elite scum seeking to obstruct efforts of those “just & good” people just starting to head into the front lines of the battle zone. Light a fire under TEPCO’s ASS!!!

    • more than 15,000 people Antinuclear-plant protesters rally in Fukuoka

      The organizer of a series of large antinuclear rallies in Fukuoka on Sunday says more than 15,000 people, including protestors from South Korea, took part in the protest calling for the closure of all nuclear power plants in Japan.

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    Hearing the news of massive protest in Japan-FINALLY!!~ For what it’s worth at this point in time as people in the EU scratch their heads as radiation levels continue to remain high or increase,I’m gonna say that it may just be the only “good news” we may hear for awhile and congratulate the participants on their “awakening” to join the caring people who inspire me to go on living instead of “taking myself out” on my own terms rather than the way TPTB seem to have chosen. To the people of Japan & the World~”Don’t give up the fight,keep pushing on until “they” are the one’s with their back against the wall!!”Maybe,just maybe-when those of us who are irradiated & dying at varying rates have “expired”,and the young who were lucky enough to have parents & guardians who took measures that minimized damage to the gene pool that will ultimately be a major factor in the health & appearance and physical characteristics of future generations-then the efforts of the unsung heroes will be known & appreciated for their unwavering defiance to those who seek to keep the Nuclear Age going strong. History will show the mistakes of allowing technology to continue despite being completely out of control and the dark legacy of this troubled era will serve as a reminder for future generations “before” they allow a powerful few to ever be in positions that threaten so many others. The only chance we have is if things move swifter now than the radiation can spread to the last of us whose “fate is not yet sealed”! Maybe it is too late for most of us and cancers,etc. are already taking hold,in which case “population control” missions have succeeded sadly,but the rest should still go on living and take down the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity before they get any more bright idea’s!!CONGRATS & GOOD LUCK,BEST WISHES to JAPAN & The World “waking up”!!

  • May I suggest a more constructive way?

  • thelili

    @farawayfan it is 10,000 more than there was before. Be happy with the fact that there is a visible beginning. Parents handle crises in different ways. But one thing is for certain-now that they truly know that their children are sick-they WILL get angry.

    Spock-suggest constructive ways as you need to-but remember these peoples’ reactions will have everything to do with the emotions concerning betrayal and death.

    I want all Japanese people to remove their money from the banks. But that’s just me 🙂

  • thelili

    Oh and Americans holding stock in Japanese companies-if you can make money-sell the stocks. Right now.

  • Digilert 100

    And yet yesterday this massive protest was reported NOWHERE on the national Japanese tv news channels. They will report anything BUT the nuclear protests. Yesterday on the national news they repeatedly reported on a chair that was thrown on a railroad track that delayed a train for a few minutes, but they ignore this. Corporate dictatorship fascists.

  • alasanon

    Great!! =) Much needed! This reminds me of protests with an estimated 10K that we had in Chicago prior to Bush starting the Iraq War business. The numerous protests shut down the financial district streets and stopped all traffic each time in Chicago, one of the largest cities in the USA!! Every onlooker honked and cheered support. 😉 (It’s just sad that all the terrific protest signs we saw now have been proven correct.)

  • arclight arclight

    better change your headline admin 🙂
    more than 15,000!!

    thank you japan times!! get in there!! domo arigato!! +100

    Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

    Antinuclear-plant protesters rally in Fukuoka!!

    “FUKUOKA — A series of large antinuclear rallies took place in Fukuoka on Sunday with the organizer saying more than 15,000 people, including from South Korea, took part calling for dismantlement of all nuclear power plants in Japan.

    Antinuclear protesters, which event organizers say numbered more than 15,000, make themselves heard on the streets of Fukuoka. KYODO PHOTO

    Yukinobu Aoyagi, a leading member of the events, told a gathering in a park in the southwestern city, “We’ll work together so as not to see our soil contaminated with radiation.”

    Lee Dae Su, an antinuclear activist from South Korea, said, “An accident could affect South Korea, so we can’t tolerate nuclear plants anymore.”

  • arclight arclight

    and japan has much to demonstrate about… a powerful article here by exskf… very sad! lest we forget

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    #Radioactive Ekiden Road Race: Girls Are Running in Radiation Often Higher Than That in Front of J-Village

    “But the female athletes as young as 13 are running in the Ekiden Road Race in Fukushima City in the radiation often much higher than at J-Village. And the nation is supposed to cheer for the wonderful recovery of Fukushima Prefecture by watching these girls run.”
    “The writer is sorry that he couldn’t have the event canceled. He is asking “What are we doing? Is this the “recovery” we want for Fukushima? Are we human, to allow this to happen? ”

    Shame on the city. Shame on the athletic association and the corporate sponsors. And shame on the parents of these girls for being so willing to risk their daughters’ health for… For what?”

    more here

    and on the comments this….much to demonstrate about………..

    “SEE THIS, JAPAN and take note of YOUR future:

    love light and peace!!

  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    According to the Fukushima diary, the course that the young girls are running on was shut down since it has radiation levels that were considered unsafe for *horses*.
    I am amazed that the Japanese are not running the persons responsible for this outrage out of town on a rail.

  • beamofthewave

    Who are the corporate sponsors? Lets out them and I will write them and swear to never buy anything they sell ever again and tell all my friends how evil they are, and send it to Ms magazine, and all the rest of the feminist magazines. Lets get the info out and expose these corporate idiots for who they are!