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Thursday
Dec242009

Harvey Wasserman celebrates "A quiet but HUGE no nukes triumph"

Harvey Wasserman's latest essay lists recent setbacks plaguing the nuclear "renaissance," and urges continued grassroots vigilance against taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for new atomic reactors. See numerous additional Wasserman anti-nuke blogs down the righthand side of his freepress.org homepage, and visit the nukefree.org website Harvey edits.

Tuesday
Dec222009

Helen Caldicott in TruthOut and on video from Copenhagen

Helen Caldicott spoke to TruthOut.org reporter, Al Levine, about her Copenhagen experiences. The article includes a video clip of her speech at one of the protest rallies in the Danish capital. Dr. Caldicott, a longtime anti-nuclear campaigner and pediatrician, is the founding president of Nuclear Policy Research Institute, now operating as Beyond Nuclear.

Sunday
Dec202009

Powering a Green Planet: Sustainable Energy, Made Interactive

Scientific American has posted a rich-media presentation (note the cityscape shown is Chicago on the Lake Michigan shore -- unfortunately currently 80% nuclear electrified!) of its feature article "A Path to a Sustainable Energy by 2030" (Nov. 2009). Many of these same arguments and insights were first made by Dr. Arjun Makhijani in his 2007 book Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy.

Thursday
Dec172009

Ejections continue in Copenhagen - FOE the latest to go

The ejections of environmental activists in Copenhagen - this time from the talks rather than the country - continue. This time it was Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups that were barred from the conference without a reason being provided, according to a report in The Guardian. Activists described the measures as Draconian and exclusionary, muzzling the voices that represent the poor and underprivileged around the world.

Wednesday
Dec162009

More than 50,000 tell Copenhagen officials, "no" to nuclear

More than a dozen NGOs participating in the international “Don’t Nuke the Climate” campaign presented government delegates with a giant postcard and 50,000 signatures on Tuesday calling for a nuclear-free climate agreement. The NGOs were joined by prominent Green figures including two former Environment Ministers of France, Yves COCHET (French MP), and Corinne LEPAGE (MEP) ; MEP, International alter-globalization movement leader Jose BOVE , and MEP Yannick JADOT, Claude Turmes, Margrete Auken , Italian MP Angelo Bonelli, Roberto della Seta and Francesco Ferrante.