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Friday
Apr062012

April action in Oak Ridge: The Folly of Icarus (Nuclear Weapons and the Pursuit of Security)

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance has put out the following call to action:

"Join us on April 21 in Oak Ridge [Tennessee] as we explore the folly of using nuclear weapons to pursue security. The day will feature a march from Alvin K Bissell Park in Oak Ridge to the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex where we will have a rally, a drama, music and action.

We will gather at 12:30pm at Bissell Park and, after a stop by the Friendship Bell, we will walk to Y12. There we will be joined by the Emancipators for music, and the OREPA puppetistas for a dramatic adaptation of the Daedalus/Icarus myth with an action for disarmament to follow.

OREPA actions are nonviolent in tone as well as action. Everyone is welcome. No drugs or alcohol."

See the OREPA website for more information.

Friday
Apr062012

The "face of Fukushima," Japan minister Edano says nukes must go

Reuters reports that Japanese trade and energy minister, Yukio Edano, who was seen constantly on Japanese newscasts during the Fukushima nuclear crisis, thinks nuclear power should be phased out in Japan. Edano said:"The government's policy is now to reduce reliance on nuclear power as low as possible," Edano said. "I'd like to see the reliance on nuclear cut to zero. I'd like to have a society work without nuclear as early as possible. 

Friday
Apr062012

"New [reactors] don't make any sense right now." John Rowe

The reitred CEO of Exelon Nuclear Corporation, John Rowe, is publicly on the record opposing new reactor construction. "Let me also state unequivocably that new [reactors] don’t make any sense right now,” he said in Chicago this week where Exelon is headquartered. "It just isn’t economic, and it’s not economic within a foreseeable time frame," he said.The question remains whether Rowe's remarks will influence the Obama White House policy of supporting new reactor projects. One of the original creators of Exelon was Obama's influential former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago. Rowe made several trips to the White House during Emanuel's tenure. David Axelrod, Obama's political advisor, has been a lobbyist for Exelon.

Friday
Apr062012

New! The Activist(s)! A "silent film" about Occupy Entergy in New Orleans

Thursday
Apr052012

Watch Shut it Down affinity group including 93-year old Frances Crowe