September 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
Rallies across the United Statesbroadcasting the dangers of nuclear power are slated for October 1st. The movement to shutter reactors worldwide galvanized after the devastating destruction of the Fukushima reactors in Japan last March. October’s “National Day of Action for America’s Nuclear Free Future,” will see rallies in New York City, Des Moines, Washington, Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Raleigh, NC, Virginia, Florida, including Fort Myers, St. Petersburg,Fort Lauderdale, inCalifornia -San Clemente andSan Diego.
In the beginning of September, “Walk for Fukushima in Maine” saw a contingent walking for three weeks starting inRockland and ending at the Japanese Consulate inBoston by way of the troubled nuclear plant in Seabrook.
Here in New York City, the Saturday, October 1, rally has been long planned and is expected to have a large draw. It will take place at Pier 95 Hudson River Park, from Noon to 3:30 pm with Dr. Helen Caldicott as the Keynote. Caldicott is also speaking on Oct. 3 in Atlanta with the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND). Many well known organizations are sponsoring the New York City rally including Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club NYC, Greenpeace, Ralph Nader, NYPIRG, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Helen Caldicott Foundation, IPSEC, Beyond Nuclear, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Westchester Citizens Awareness Network, Shut Down Indian Point Now, Time’s Up, ECOFEST, Rock the Reactors
Some websites to check:
C.A.N. Coalition Against Nukes www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=243481852330015
Nuclear Information Resource Service http://www.nirs.org/action.htm
Against nuclear power plants
Close Nuclear Power Plants!!!
Maine Peace Action Committee http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106916232683845