Friday, September 14, 2012

Anti Nuclear Activists Are On The Move

The Coalition Against Nukes is planning a series of events in Washington, D.C., Sept 20-22, as part of the Rally for a Nuclear Free Future. The rally is billed by these opponents of nuclear energy as a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), with petitions presented at the embassies of Japan and India and a demonstration at the U.S. Capitol.

The coalition will be occupying the NRC on September 21 from 2-5 pm. This will include a peaceful protest outside the building and a public meeting inside the building if possible.

The rally will have a NO NUKES/NO WAR theme and is taking place on what the United Nations has designated as the International Day of Peace or “Peace Day.”

Speakers will address radiation and public health, the NRC’s reclassifying of depleted uranium to be used for weapons making, uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear weapons and war, and the relationship between the nuclear energy industry and the war machine.

Confirmed speakers for this historic demonstration include Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Sierra Club environmental justice organizer and native Rights Activist Robert Tohe, Congressional Fellow for the Physicians for a National Health Program Dr. Margaret Flowers, War is a peace activist David Swanson, executive director of Voters for Peace Kevin Zeese and grassroots voices from across the country. (CAN)

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