FORUM: Upcoming meetings, gatherings, & demonstrations about energy issues

Published: September 1st, 2015 at 12:45 am ET


Please post links and information in the comment section below concerning meetings, gatherings, & demonstrations.

*UPDATE* Let’s try and format the posts in a similar way to make them easier to read. For now:


Also check out the ‘Envolved‘ section on for upcoming public meetings.

Published: September 1st, 2015 at 12:45 am ET


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623 comments to FORUM: Upcoming meetings, gatherings, & demonstrations about energy issues

  • admin

    Coalition Against Nukes Rally @NYC. Stand with Fukushima on 10.1.11 No Radiation, No Meltdowns Here!

  • manes

    DR. HELEN CALDICOTT will be speaking about “the ongoing Japanese nuclear crisis”:

    October 10th @ Binghamton University
    October 11th @ Ithaca College
    October 12th @ Hobart William Smith College Geneva NY


  • manes

    “The Blue Ribbon Commission is coming to town. Tell them what America really thinks about a nuclear future”

    October 12, 2011 Boston, MA
    Harvard Medical School Conference Center, 77 Louis Pasteur, Longwood

    October 18, 2011 Atlanta, GA
    Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta

    October 20, 2011 Washington, DC
    Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th Street N.W., Washington

    October 28, 2011 Minneapolis, MN
    Radisson Plaza Hotel, 35 South Seventh, Minneapolis


  • Grace Grace

    Stop Dangerous Nuclear Energy in South Africa

    Nuclear | Greenpeace International

    * October 12, 18,20, 28 – Blue Ribbon Commission is coming to town! (USA)

    *October 10, 11, 12 Dr Helen Caldicott tour (USA) – as above – Cheers mane!

    *October 31 USA outside DOE headquarters Join the Beyond Nuclear I Have A Scream Rally at Energy Department!

    The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future is coming to town. They encourage everyone, if at all possible, to attend one of the meetings listed below and tell the Commission what America really thinks about a nuclear future.

    October 12, 2011 Boston, MA
    Harvard Medical School Conference Center, 77 Louis Pasteur, Longwood

    October 18, 2011 Atlanta, GA
    Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta

    October 20, 2011 Washington, DC
    Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th Street N.W., Washington

    October 28, 2011 Minneapolis, MN
    Radisson Plaza Hotel, 35 South Seventh, Minneapolis

    Check for the “BRC Draft Report to the Secretary of Energy” that is out for their comments–and more details/preregistration links for the later meetings.

  • Grace Grace

    September 21

    Film Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy

    DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    TIME: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    PLACE: New York Society for Ethical Culture
    ADDRESS: 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West in Manhattan

  • yvonne

    Glad to see this list of events! Thanks

  • Grace Grace

    In America : October 1, 2011 CAN actions:

    — New York City —
    — Des Moines, Washington —
    –Michigan and Ohio Rallies–
    — Chicago, Illinois —
    — Asbury Park, New Jersey —
    — California Events —
    — Virginia —
    — Pacific Green Party of Oregon Endorses C.A.N.–
    — Florida Actions —

    Good Luck everyone.

  • Grace Grace

    October 22 – November 6, 2011
    Diablo Canyon to Sogorea Te/Glen Cove, Vallejo, California

  • Grace Grace

    Future River Fest at Renaissance Park in Chattanooga between 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. or follow on!/futureriver.

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    This is great! Thank you all who are posting. Keep it up. I will see if I can find some demos in my local area….will post if so.

  • Grace Grace

    23rd September
    Approaches to facilitating effective global participation in action on climate change
    A lecture by Professor Hironori Hamanaka

  • Grace Grace

    Trainings for the blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on 3 October:

    GLASTONBURY, 10 September:
    11 September:
    12 September:
    SWANSEA, 1 September:
    LONDON, 18 September:

    Pledge your participation or support at

    There is also a bus organised to Hinkley from Bristol 🙂

  • Grace Grace

    stupid me – way out of date DOH!

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Please send emails to the following addresses asking,
    ‘Why do they think the Fukushima reactors are in a state of cold shut-down (under 100 degrees) when the coriums have largely left their containments and are believed to be making their way through the basement? The coriums are no longer near the temperature gauges! Where are the coriums? Please see comments of Japanese Rep. Murakami at: Plutonium sinking into the ground, Shukan Jitsuwa, September 17th, 2011, and translated on Enenews at:

    SEND TO:
    IAEA Intl Headquarters,Vienna


    IAEA Geneva

    Friendly copy & paste format:,,

    For TEPCO, you must fill out a form “For Consultancy Enquiries” at:

    I put down “Coalition of Resistance” as my professional affiliation. It is sort of made up, but one I use whenever something really concerns me and I feel a duty and responsibility as a human being to respond. You all are welcome to use it too if you like.

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    Peace Boat, Green Action and other NGOs to hold international antinuclear conference in Yokohama in January… #fukushima

  • TheMysticWizard1

    Greenpeace was out talking to people in Palo Alto, CA. Asking for people to join and contribute. The lady I talked to said they have their sights set on shutting down Indian Point. Would be nice to see theme achieve that goal. I would have liked to discuss more with her but I was on the clock and still had deliveries left to make. Just nice to see their presence and them rallying for support and people.

    • Grace Grace

      Hey, TheMysticWizard1 – make ‘they’ a “we”, ‘their an “our”,,, make the theme of ‘them’ be “us” -

      They have local groups too, have fun, I like to paint balanced banners with the people at the annual fayre.
      Get an anti-nuke peaceful protest, I, myself paint anti-nuclear power banners that I then need to twin , even surpass, by painting a banner that is for sustainable solutions, compassion and love.

  • admin

    North Anna Nuke Plant: Louisa group plans Dominion protest – Water, Earth and Sky:

    LOCATION: Outside the Dominion Building at 701 Cary St.
    DATE: Sept. 27 protest begins at noon

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    In Denver, participants will be calling for the dirty Valmont and Cherokee coal plants, which have been polluting Colorado and making people sick for decades, to be shut down.
    Here are the details:
    WHAT: Moving Planet Party and Green Fair
    WHEN: 5:00PM on Saturday the 24th
    WHERE: State Capitol Building, 200 East Colfax Ave.

    The event will feature inspirational speakers, live music and informational booths from sponsors and partner organizations. Many participants will be biking to the event from Boulder starting on Saturday morning.
    The Valmont and Cherokee coal plants have been spewing pollution and harming public health in Colorado since the 1960s.

  • midwestern midwestern

    San Onofre meetings:
    Our City Council has called for two special public hearings and a regular City Council meeting to evaluate this question. On September 27, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Interjurisdictional Planning Committee and the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, will all present “Lessons Learned from Fukushima” and how they apply to San Onofre.

    At the second meeting, on October 11, a group of distinguished, independent experts not affiliated with the nuclear power industry will approach the same subject with an alternative point of view. Both meetings will be held on a Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the city’s Community Center, 100 North Calle Seville. They will each have the same amount of time allotted for presentations and questions and answers from the City Council and from the public. Following these two meetings our City Council has said that they will vote on what actions would be appropriate to take on behalf of the people of San Clemente, presumably at their very next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at City Hall.

    Read more: San Clemente Times – San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station the next Fukushima

  • lam335 lam335

    Pennsylvania: Limerick nuclear license renewal on agenda for public meeting

    Thursday, 7 p.m.
    Sunnybrook Ballroom,
    50 Sunnybrook Rd.
    Pottstown, PA 19464

    The meeting is “being held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to explain the process for license renewal and to give the public an opportunity ‘to comment on environmental issues they believe the NRC should consider during its review of the application.’”

    [. . .]

    “Anyone may register to present comments on possible environmental impacts at the Thursday meeting by calling Lisa Regner at 301-415-1906 or e-mailing her at

    Commentators may also register within 15 minutes of the start of each session.

    The Limerick application is available on the NRC web site,; the Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 E. High St., Pottstown; and the Royersford Free Public Library, 200 S. Fourth St., Royersford.

    Written comments on issues to be considered during the NRC’s review of the Limerick application can be sent by Oct. 21 to Regner.”

    (Sorry for the late posting; I just found this story)

  • lam335 lam335

    LIMERICK–for more information see:

    “Limerick nuclear power station close to securing another 20 years of business”

    “What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk”

    “Limerick nuclear plant among most susceptible to quake”

    For a local group opposing this re-licensure:

  • midwestern midwestern

    “It’s Time for Ontario to get our of nuclear power business”:

    It is time for the government of Ontario to get out of the nuclear power business as well. It is time to quit wasting our money on this expensive and unsafe form of power generation. Let’s phase out nuclear power plants as they reach the end of their productive lives, and replace this power with far cheaper and safer hydro power, gas-fired co-generation, biomass and other renewables. Nuclear not only puts our lives at risk, it puts our economy at risk too. Enough is enough!

    Voters in Nipissing who would like to discuss this issue further can come out to see Nipissing Green Party candidate Scott Haig at a town hall meeting Monday, September 26th at 7 p.m., at the French hall, Les Compagnons, 327 Dudley Street, off O’Brien one block south of the bypass.

    Together, let’s raise our voices against nuclear power!

  • midwestern midwestern

    Florida paying for risky nuclear costs:

    * SACE’s opening statement by Attorney Jamie Whitlock at the August FL PSC nuclear cost recovery hearings can be found by clicking here, scroll to Item number 5 “Opening Statements,” and view the 2:10:32-2:21:10 portion of the video. Find our post-hearing brief here that explains our concerns;
    * Miami New Times blog on local officials’ response to nuclear cost recovery, which includes passing opposing resolutions in South Miami and the City of Pinecrest;
    * SACE’s press release, “We Told You So,” detailing the major obstacles the nuclear industry is facing in Florida;
    * South Miami’s Mayor Phillip Stoddard’s excellent article detailing the injustice of nuclear cost recovery;
    * SACE and Fairewinds Associate’s recent report on TVA’s Bellefonte reactor proposal; see pages 4 and 5 for discussion of PEF’s Crystal River 3 uprate challenges;
    * Talking points: 5 reasons why new nuclear reactors should not be built at Turkey Point in Miami-Dade county;
    * Talking points: why the proposed Progress Energy of Florida nuclear reactors are a bad idea for Levy County;
    * Learn more about the history of this campaign and read associated testimony at our Take Action page;
    * Take Action! Submit comments to the PSC before their October 24, 2011 vote and please support SACE’s work.

    September 23, 2011
    Dear Friends,
    Yesterday we got a notice from the White House that it has added a new petition process to its website. The idea is that people can now create petitions and have them go directly to the Obama Administration. And if 5,000 people sign a petition within 30 days of its first posting, the Administration promises it will review the petition and respond to it.
    So we decided to give it a try.
    Our petition to end subsidies for new nuclear reactors is here: you can sign it now.
    The question we had developing this petition was: what should we ask for?
    It didn’t make sense to ask him to close all existing reactors because, while a great idea, the President does not have the authority to do that. And the President cannot tell the NRC–which is an independent agency–what to do. Nor did it make sense to urge the administration to do something only Congress can do–for example, withdraw the existing money in the nuclear loan guarantee program.
    Nor could we ask for anything too complicated–the system limits petitions to only 800 characters (not words, characters!).
    In the end, we decided to ask for something President Obama can easily do (or, in this case, not do): we’ve urged him to stop asking Congress for more money for loan guarantees for new reactor construction as well as money for research and development for new reactors. …

    • Here is the text of the petition:
      The Fukushima nuclear disaster has forever destroyed the myth that nuclear power is clean or green: clean energy plants do not explode and release toxic radiation across the globe. That this accident occurred in a
      highly-industrialized country using U.S.-supplied technology only underscores the inherent danger of nuclear power.
      For the past two years, you have requested that Congress increase the funds available for loans for new nuclear reactor construction by $36 Billion. Congress has not done so.
      We ask you now to end taxpayer support for new nuclear reactors. Specifically, we ask you not to request any additional funds for the Department of Energy’s nuclear loan guarantee program, nor for the research and development of new nuclear reactors, in the FY 2013 budget and future budgets.
      Let’s get a direct response from President Obama. Help us get to at least 5,000 signatures by signing here (note, the White House website is sometimes a little slow, have patience). We will, of course, share his response with you.
      Thanks for all you do,
      Michael Mariotte
      Executive Director
      Nuclear Information and Resource Service
      Note: Don’t forget about this Autumn’s Actions for a Nuclear-Free World, especially the rally in NYC with Helen Caldicott, John Hall, Harvey Wasserman and more, and related actions across the country on October 1. More info on our action page here. …

  • Auntie Nuke

    NRC hearings on relicensing of San Onofre in San Clements this TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 6:30 PM:

  • StillJill StillJill

    September 24, 2011 at 9:58 am · Reply
    September 23, 2011
    Dr. Rima Reports – Sunday 10 to 1 Eastern –
    A Natural Solutions Foundation Initiative…
    Donate Here
    The Children of Fukushima and the rest of Japan are dying from radiation poisoning today and will die in increasing numbers in the future. Protective mineral nutrition can ameliorate the radioactive products of Fukushima Daichi’s cataclysmic industrial contamination, which is still going on, day and night. These nutrients can make the difference between life and death for these children by preventing the attachment of radioactive molecules to the DNA of the children, who are especially susceptible to radiation poisoning since their cells are rapidly dividing.
    Links to More Information:
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    The Natural Solutions Foundation has reached out to the only Compounding Pharmacy in the Republic of Panama, LiveWell Pharmacy, to make specially formulated BeyondOrganic™ Lollipops of Life to deliver the nutrients these children will need to survive and thrive.

    The truth is that we are all Children of Fukushima.
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    The Children of Fukushima are dying – now – of radiation poisoning because the Government of Japan is more interested in protecting the nuclear energy industry than in protecting their people, and…

  • StillJill StillJill

    September 24, 2011 at 10:02 am · Reply
    , and least of all in protecting their children.

    Radioactive strontium, cesium, iodine, plutonium, uranium and so on do their damage by binding to tissues and DNA in the cells. But if we provide minerals to block that binding, we reduce exposure and protect those children from illness and early death.

    I am asking for your time and for your donations to save the Children of Fukushima. Now. I am asking you to visit Natural Solutions Foundation’s Children of Fukushima Page here:
    Open your hearts and donate generously. And then make it an act of your heart to reach out to others and help them to help save the Children of Fukushima. PLEASE HELP US TAKE THIS ACTION “VIRAL”and world-wide!

    I watched in horror as Dr. Chris Busby, head of EU’s Nuclear Risk Commission, detailed how Japan’s contaminated soil and debris is being brought to the uncontaminated southern part of Japan and burned there. And I listened as he spoke about the need to supplement these children with the minerals that would protect them from heart disease, cancers like leukemia and all of the other ways people, especially children, die from radiation poisoning.

    And then I reached out the doctor who owns LiveWell Compounding Pharmacy in Panama City, Panama. He has agreed to join with me to formulate the special protective BeyondOrganic™ Lollipops of Life at no cost. We need your tax…

  • StillJill StillJill

    September 24, 2011 at 10:03 am · Reply
    to pay for the materials, test them to make sure they are not radioactive, and ship them to the Children of Fukushima.

    Fukushima Daichi is not going away. Its continuous outpouring of radiation is contaminating the entire Northern Hemisphere. Right now we must save the Children of Fukushima. But the reality is that we are all Children of Fukushima.

    Please donate generously and take the Children of Fukushima to your heart. Share this with others. Every penny donated will go to getting them the life saving lollipops formulated by us and made by our partner in compassion, Dr. Michael Sigler ‘s LiveWell Pharmacy.

    The genocide is complex and horrifying. As always, the solutions are natural!

    Thank you in advance for your support at every level in this emergency campaign to save the Children of Fukushima.
    Donate Here
    Yours in health and freedom,
    Dr. Rima
    Rima E. Laibow, MD

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Are you also in touch with Prof Busby about this? Is Dr Rima working with Prof Busby on the formula for the stable magnesium and calcium lollipops? I too was horrified by the video.

      Where do we send the money to help with this? This seems like one of the most immediate solutions I have heard.

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    California Anti-Nuke Protests! NYC Anti-Nuke Protests!
    From FB:
    Dr Helen Caldicott
    Interview before the Petaluma Festival. I will speak at 2pm on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Petaluma Progressive Festival. Other speakers include Cindy Sheehan, Daniel Ellsberg, Stephen Zunes and more. Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd. South and D Street, Petaluma. 11:30am–5pm. Free. 707.763.8134. Full schedule at
    And, at the Coalition Against Nukes October 1st Rally in NYC.

  • marcofurbo

    I am in Los Angeles with my family, my wife and two little girls 4 and 2.

    They just came back from a month-long trip and the week before they arrived, LA started to suddenly have the most terrible air quality. I’m talking heavy particulate haze that hangs all over EVERYTHING on the mountains, in the valleys.

    It basically covers the entire city, some areas worse than others. In some places, like where I live, we cannot see the mountains. Smog is unheard of where I live, its above the “smog line” so to speak. I have lived here 20 years, been through numerous catastrophic fires, but have NEVER seen the air like this. You can’t see two miles away, its just grayish white.

    I’ve pretty much accepted that we have a year or so to live. I think I’m ok with that, I am only 30 and had hoped to see my beautiful little girls grow into smart, independent women…but at the same time something gives me a sense of peace, like I don’t want to see what comes next maybe. I just don’t want to see my family suffer. I’m contemplating sending them back to Italy, where my wife is from.

    Our throats burn strangely. We get headaches and our blood pressure suddenly shoots up, with no history of BP problems. I had a history of heart rhythm problems that hadn’t appeared in a long time until this past month. We are all coughing, with no other symptoms of flu or cold. And we just go about our business. We all try not to think about it, but its right in our faces when we open the door…

    • Sickputer

      MB: It has been gray and hazy many days in west Texas. If I believed Radnet for Amarillo (5 hour drive from me) then it looks pretty dire. But it is probably beyond dire.

      Another small child died suddenly here over the weekend…unexplained. The small child that died last week is being buried today. Many unexplained deaths of people under age 60 and many elderly deaths. Bobby1’s list from CDC is probably only 25% of the true figures for excess deaths.

      Headaches, heart problems of loved ones unexplained…I don’t have any fear or stress…just hanging in there to see what tomorrow brings. Keep the faith.

      • Bobby1

        Sickputer, unfortunately, you may be right about the CDC data. There is no way to verify if their data is accurate. If the data is being massaged, the only way to know this would be if an insider blew the whistle on it.

        Here are the latest results, I have not updated the pdf yet.

        region deaths
        —— ——
        PACIFIC 7,117
        MOUNTAIN 8,239
        WEST NORTH CENTRAL 2,722
        WEST SOUTH CENTRAL 8,730
        EAST NORTH CENTRAL 6,978
        NEW ENGLAND 1,960
        TOTAL 35,746

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Marc: It could be, the bad health, from so many things in LA. It could also be from the food in the U.S. I don’t know what Italian food inspection is like. I know there is no testing for radiation because it would effect ag product exports, same as for Turkey, and most of the other nations in Europe post Chernobyl. Maybe there is palliative testing; but nothing real. The EU safe level for minimum radiation exposure is 10x more stringent on the books, not sure about enforcement, than the U.S. and 100x more stringent than in Canada. Study the history of Santa Susanna nuclear power station, supposedly abated (dismantled and detoxified?) back in the 1980’s. It’s in the Simi Valley area above and upwind of the San Fernando Valley and Western LA. The EPA has been stridently and perniciously weakened over the past 30 years and this has resulted in too many crimes to count when it comes to toxics exposures.

      • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

        Environmental injustice that primarily directly effects poor and persons of color communities in the East, effect s everyone in the LA Basin due to the particularly bad air movement, particularly during the summer months, but possible at any time of the year due to thermal inversions. Also, I think San Onofre nuke station is in Southern CA. I don’t remember how old it is; but there should be no confidence in the safety of any U.S. nuclear power station in general since we have so very little transparency and public will to control these dangerous edifices and their products accidentally or intentionally released into the environment. One would probably, politically, be better off in Europe when it comes to public will for REAL change.

  • StillJill StillJill

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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    From another thread:
    September 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm ·

    Californians! Hope you go to tonights meeting!

  • Arizonan Arizonan

    I propose that people also try to go to their local Occupy Wall St demonstrations. Protestors have been occupying Wall St for ten days, and now over 15 other US cities are joining in (OccupyLA, Occupysandiego,occupyportland, etc etc) See for the full list. This protest is very relevant to the anti-nuclear movement. We can see clearly that corporations have a hold on governments, and that corporations matter more than people. Please go to your local event, and propose an anti-nuclcear demand in your local General Assembly. If the revolution has not started in the US, this is probably about as close to it as I have ever seen…. This thing is spreading across the country like wildfire.

  • lam335 lam335

    PA: LIMERICK Nuclear Power plant

    Limerick nuclear power plant applied for re-licensure this summer. If re-licensed, Limerick will operate until 2049.

    Concerned citizens can submit comments regarding environmental concerns relating to this re-licensure until Oct. 21

    These comments should be submitted to

    Lisa Regner
    Environmental Review Project Manager

    It also can’t hurt if you express concerns regarding this re-licensure to PA elected officials.

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    NRC meeting in San Clemente (re: San Onofre). Report back on first meeting:
    San Onofre

    Gary Headrick Questions The NRC
    Posted: 28 Sep 2011 11:54 AM PDT

    “The NRC turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the citizens of San Clemente California.
    Chilling Effects for Democracy in this Nuclear Mayberry by the Sea.”

    Includes a 4 minute you tube video of the meeting.

    Chilling Effects for Democracy in this Nuclear Mayberry by the Sea.

    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


      Gary Headrick is correct. The NRC wants to disseminate information but not be required to answer questions regarding the information sent down from on high. To be that unwilling to listen to other experts in the field is arrogant indeed.

      When requested, the NRC members did not even turn around and look at the public, much less indicate a willingness to be questioned by the public.

      The NRC is planning to continue the 10 mile evacuation zone around San Onofre. What more does one need to say? They will not decommission nor will they set a safe evacuation zone (because you cannot evacuate that many people in the amount of time that would be required). So, if you can’t evacuate, then any sensible person with a conscience would agree to decommission.

      Links encountered during my review of this meeting led me to the following nuclear energy protest songs worth listening to:

  • A second meeting will be held Oct. 11 to host the experts, brought in by San Clemente Green in coalition with other local environmental groups.

  • Erin

    Hi folks,

    Some of you might remember me. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. My kids keep me pretty busy! 🙂

    I just created a petition at the White House site, and I’d like to ask you to please take a look at it and sign if you agree. If this petition receives 150 signatures, it will be displayed more prominently on the site. If it receives 5000, then the Obama administration will respond to it.

    Thanks very much to all of you for so much great info on here!

    Dear friends,

    I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
    new feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your
    name to mine? If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 30, 2011,
    the White House will review it and respond!

    We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
    Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
    enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

    You can view and sign the petition here:

    Here’s some more information about this petition:

    End the use of nuclear energy in the United States.
    The best available science has taught us that radioactive substances are
    extremely hazardous to human health. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, the
    ongoing crisis in Fukushima, as well as recent U.S. nuclear accidents can
    leave no doubt — nuclear energy is neither safe nor clean. Please end the
    use of nuclear energy, and use the funds currently invested in advancing
    nuclear power to support safer alternatives, such as wind and solar.

  • midwestern midwestern

    Public has until December 2nd to make their voices heard about future of Infamous Nevada Test Site:

  • Massive Public Meeting With NRC About GE BWR Reactor Lack Of Safety Oct. 7

    Sept 30th, 2011

    Beyond Nuclear and a who’s who list of experts and de-nuclear groups will have a public meeting with the NRC to finally discuss the aging fleet of very dangerous GE BWR nuclear reactors. The GE Mark 1 design has been known to have a number of dangerous design flaws since the 1970′s. The Fukushima disaster sadly proved all of the critics were right.
    This is a very rare opportunity to participate and have such wide public input on a critical issue of public safety.

    Beyond Nuclear is asking people to call in and attend the meeting, details on how to participate by phone can be found on their website.
    There is also time to co-sign their petition that insists the NRC must shut down all of the ageing GE Mark 1 reactors now.
    The meeting is:

    It can also be watched online at

  • midwestern midwestern

    The power of forms of resistance like massive blockades stems from the strength of their “affinity groups” – small communities woven into a larger one. In such communities we can learn the true meaning of conspiracy: “breathing together” the Spirit of life and being formed by that spirit into people faithful to the covenant of love — the law written in our hearts.
    — Anne Montgomery, R.S.C.J., Swords Into Plowshares

  • midwestern midwestern

    Women in Japan to stage sit-in, call for global solidarity:

    Women in Fukushima will be sitting in at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from October 27th to 29th to demand the evacuation of Fukushima children and no resumption of nuclear power plant operation (43 of the 54 reactors are currently shuttered for scheduled maintenance.) They are asking women from all over Japan to join the sit-in on October 30th. The women point out that seven months of government refusal to evacuate Fukushima children is a crime against humanity, and it can no longer be tolerated. The women of Fukushima are calling on women around the world to act in solidarity with similar actions at the same time – whether in front of Japanese embassies or consulates or elsewhere. Shortly before the sit-in a new network – Women for a Nuclear-Free Future – will be launched in Sapporo and Osaka, Japan on October 24th and in Tokyo on November 23rd.

  • StillJill StillJill

    700 arrested after protest on NY’s Brooklyn Bridge
    By COLLEEN LONG – Associated Press | AP – 9 mins ago

    A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march …

    A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt …

    Teen Lexi Thompson to become LPGA member
    50 photos – Fri, Sep 30, 2011

    “Occupy Wall Street” protest
    50 photos – 10 hrs ago

    Venezuela train crash kills 1, injures dozens
    11 photos – Thu, Sep 29, 2011
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    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.
    The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said.

  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    This seems the appropriate place to post this:

    Just a brief report on the protest by Coalition Against Nuclear in St. Petersburg, Florida, yesterday, October 1.

    There were approximately 50-60 who joined the protest in front of Progress Energy. Most were college students from around the state. A few walkers who happened upon us joined in immediately. We were a rowdy group (a bongo drummer and two guitarists) holding up signs, chanting, occupying all four street corners and were recorded by several mainstream media.

    Unfortunately, there were thousands in a nearby area engaging in the Komen Walk for the Cure. They even had neon signs directing them where to go! It would have been a much more effective fight against cancer had they joined our group instead. Radiation from Fukushima (as well as other sources) affects everyone, not just women.

    I learned a lot, and passed on the enenews website to everyone there. “Occupy…” groups are springing up everywhere!! One in Tampa and another in Gainesville, possibly others in the state I don’t know about. Who knows where this will end, but clearly we need to have ONE group even if we are protesting more than one thing.

    We’ll do better next time.

  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication


    As I drove into the area where our protest was being held, I came to the realization that the walk for the cure is a BIG business now. One walker I know has raised over $2000 from friends for her walk. Multiply this times the number participating all over the country and you will begin to grasp just how much money they are taking in. Where does it go? I don’t know.

    I read some time ago that this group sued another who happened to use the same slogan. They actually spent money to oppose another group with the same apparent purpose??? They invest in neon signs? Who pays for those??

    What I do know is that it’s better to PREVENT cancer than to cure it.

    • arclight arclight

      “the cure is a BIG business now”

      where is all that failed 200,000,000,000,000 euro investment in the nuclear industry from 2008??

      cancer research and treatment (ie WPP and there oncology section), nuclear medicine etc

      decommisioning and “waste disposal”

      depleted uranium weapons

      PR and media management with lots of bare faced lies and threats of withdrawal of advertising monies (as happened to mainichi a few years back)

      how much of this money is spent?

      how much was lost on the stocks crash after fukushima?

      how much of this money is left in the nuclear war chest exactly?

      how are they going to replenish the losses to the investors?

      where is the money going from these worldwide cancer charity events/subscriptions, who will end up with it? 🙁
      just saying!!

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