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The entire nuclear fuel chain involves the release of radioactivity, contamination of the environment and damage to human health. Most often, communities of color, indigenous peoples or those of low-income are targeted to bear the brunt of these impacts, particularly the damaging health and environmental effects of uranium mining. The nuclear power industry inevitably violates human rights. While some of our human rights news can be found here, we also focus specifically on this area on out new platform, Beyond Nuclear International.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

UN Side Event Webcast April 23: Radioactive Waste and Canada's First Nations

Message from Dr. Gordon Edwards of CCNR (Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility):

The following is a link to the United Nations archived webcast of a special event, “Radioactive Waste and Canada’s First Nations”,  held on April 23, 2018, on the occasion of the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. 

Speakers are:

1. Candace Neveau, youth and mother, Bawating Water Protectors, Anishinabek Nation.
2. Grand Chief Joseph Norton, Mohawk Nation of Kahnawà:ke, Iroquois Caucus.
3. Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee, Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians.
4. Dr. Gordon Edwards, President, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility.
5. Chief April Adams-Phillips, Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, Iroquois Caucus.
6. Dr. Ole Hendrickson, Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area, Ottawa, Ontario.
7. Chief Clinton Phillips, Mohawk Nation of Kahnawà:ke, Iroquoid Caucus.
8. Chief Troy Thompson, Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, Iqoquois Caucus.

Monday
Dec252017

'They should be thought of as heroes': Why killings of environmental activists are rising globally 

Saturday
Mar112017

Emergency rallies against DAPL, beginning today, continuing in the days/weeks ahead!

 
Find the protest action(s) nearest you:

https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/nodapl-2017-action-hub

As but two examples, highlighted by Friends of the Earth via the Resist Trump Network, today, Wednesday, February 8, there will be an action at the White House in Washington, D.C. from 5-6pm Eastern, and also a day-long action at the federal building in San Francisco.

But there are many additional protest actions today, and in the days and weeks ahead, so check the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub for the date(s), time(s), and location(s) of protest action(s) nearest you. This site is also known as http://everydayofaction.org/

Another big one is one month from now, a Native Nations March on Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 10th:

As announced by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, Dave Archambault II:
  • A Native Nations march on Washington is scheduled for March 10. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes across the country invite allies in America and from around the world to join the march.
"We ask that our allies join us in demanding that Congress demand a fair and accurate process," Archambault II said. "Our fight is no longer at the North Dakota site itself. Our fight is with Congress and the Trump
administration. Meet us in Washington on March 10."

See the full Standing Rock Sioux Tribe press release.

 

Saturday
Mar112017

DeFund DAPL!

Friday
Mar102017

Friday, March 10: Native Nations March on Washington

As announced by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, Dave Archambault II:

  • A Native Nations march on Washington is scheduled for March 10. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes across the country invite allies in America and from around the world to join the march.

“We ask that our allies join us in demanding that Congress demand a fair and accurate process,” Archambault II said. “Our fight is no longer at the North Dakota site itself. Our fight is with Congress and the Trump administration. Meet us in Washington on March 10.”

See the full Standing Rock Sioux Tribe press release.