Tuesday, November 7, 2017

★1111 GENPATSU ZERO 反原発☆国会前集会 | 首都圏反原発連合




大飯・玄海・柏崎刈羽原発再稼働反対!今すぐ原発ゼロに!
『エネルギー基本計画』『日米原子力協定』を改善し、原発推進政策の転換を!
「脱原発」政権をつくろう! 

 
【日時】2017年11月11日(土)14:00~16:00
【場所】国会正門前(南庭)&首相官邸前
<国会正門前集会>著名人や政治家をゲストスピーカーに迎えた集会です。
<首相官邸前エリア>コール中心の抗議を行います。
【主催】首都圏反原発連合 -Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes-
 
 今年5月から6月にかけて、危険なMOX燃料を使う福井県の高浜原発4号機、3号機が再稼働されました。また、同県の大飯原発3,4号機、佐賀県の玄海原発3,4号機も、再稼働に向け準備が進められています。さらに言語道断なのは、福島原発事故を起こした東京電力の柏崎刈羽原発をも、再稼働させるべく準備が進められていることです。事故収束さえできない東電に原発を動かす資格がないことは、誰の目にも明らかです。
 
 これらの原発再稼働の法的論拠になっているのは『エネルギー基本計画』です。2014年4月に安倍政権が福島原発事故を省みず、原発を「重要なベースロード電源」と改悪したことにより、非情な再稼働ラッシュが始まりました。来年にはこの『エネルギー基本計画』に加え、プルサーマル計画などに大きな影響がある『日米原子力協定』の見直しが行われます。私たちはこれを大きなチャンスと捉え、改善しなければなりません。
 
 森友・加計問題などにより内閣改造に追い込 まれ、安倍一強体制が崩れた政府ですが、大義のない理不尽な衆院解散を決めました。野党は「脱原発」を与党との対立軸にして闘い、1日も早く、与党に代わり、脱原発を打ち出す政権を樹立すべきです。北朝鮮ミサイル問題下で危険な原発を放置し、世界中で原発建設がキャンセルされる中で原発輸出を推進する政府から、舵を取り上げなければいけません。
 
 来る11月11日は国会前・官邸前に集まり、私たちの未来を守るために、一緒に声をあげましょう!
急な衆院解散、進む野党再編の動きの中でも、たゆまず「脱原発」を訴えましょう!


★1111 GENPATSU ZERO 反原発☆国会前集会 | 首都圏反原発連合


Sunday, November 5, 2017

11.11 NO! to Trump’s Threat of Nuclear War NO! To “America First” • CHICAGO • NEW YORK • PHILADELPHIA • SF ... | #RefuseFascism | #RESIST




*PROTEST*
Saturday November 11 at 2pm 
NO! to Trump’s Threat of Nuclear War NO! To “America First”
Meet at State & Jackson (SE corner) CHICAGO

We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power…
refusefascism.org


#RefuseFascism

Friday, November 3, 2017

#DontNuketheClimate #COP23 | Rally on 11.11, Bonn, Germany



The solutions to the climate crisis are clear: A rapid, just transition to a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system. The only sure way to stop the global warming impacts of energy use is to transition as quickly as possible from antiquated energy models of the 20th Century and their polluting nuclear power and fossil fuel technologies … to the safe, clean, affordable and sustainable renewable, efficient, and smart technologies of the 21st Century.

The International Anti-Nuclear campaign "don't nuke the climate" – On 03.11.2017 October 03.11.2017, at a press conference in bonn, its agenda for the approaching Conference " Cop23".

Nuclear power in particular cannot solve the climate crisis. Indeed, its continued use exacerbates global warming by preventing the deployment of clean energy systems.



Among a myriad of other problems, nuclear power is:
Rooted in human rights violations and environmental racism: First Nations, people of color and low-income communities are targeted for uranium mining and radioactive waste. Radiation harms women and girls at twice the rate as their male counterparts. And radioactive pollution indiscriminately harms future generations, poisoning the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.
Too Dirty: Nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel chain produce vast amounts of lethal radioactive waste, which grow whenever nuclear power is used. The nuclear fuel chain is responsible for far more carbon emissions than renewable energy generation and improved energy efficiency. All reactors routinely emit radiation and radioactive waste. Scientific bodies agree have confirmed that there is no “safe” level of radiation exposure.
Too Dangerous: Continued use of nuclear power will inevitably lead to more Fukushimas, Church Rocks, and Chernobyls. The technology and materials needed to generate nuclear energy can be diverted to nuclear weapons programs.
Too Expensive: Nuclear power is the costliest means possible of reducing carbon and methane emissions; its use crowds out investment in clean energy sources.
Too Slow: Use of nuclear power to reduce fossil fuel emissions would require an unprecedented nuclear construction program, beyond the capability of the world’s manufacturers within an acceptable time frame.
Clean energy, including solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, distributed generation, electricity storage and other advanced technologies can meet the world’s energy needs without carbon and methane emissions, radioactive waste, and other pollutants.




FUNDRAISER

PETITION 


Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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• original post  on Facebook with images and a share button: facebook.com/robert.cherwink/posts/10209890984610620


on facebook: Robert Cherwink - #nonukes :: #DontNuketheClimate #COP23 | Rally...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tell FERC One More Time: Stop the $100+ Billion Nuclear-Coal Bailout! | NIRS | #DirtyEnergy #NuclearFreeCarbonFree #DontNuketheClimate



Make Your Voice Heard!

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Rick Perry, has proposed an unprecedented bailout for nuclear and coal power plants that will raise people’s energy bills and undermine renewable energy.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is fast-tracking the DOE’s radical proposal and plan to adopt it in 60 days. Public comments were due October 23rd, exactly three weeks after the plan was announced, and we delivered over 11, 420 comments to FERC. 
The proposal calls for subsidies for old, outdated, and very polluting nuclear and coal plants under the guise that they promote electric grid reliability. 

Here are the basics:

     • The DOE wants FERC to bailout power plants that have 90 days of fuel onsite (-- a meaningless idea fabricated to justify subsidies for nuclear and coal).
     • FERC would guarantee the profitability of those coal and nuclear plants by charging consumers prices for their electricity that cover each plant’s operating costs, plus a "return on investment."
     • The bailout would cover 43 reactors in thirteen states—nearly half of the nuclear industry—and over 60 coal plants.
     • The purported basis for the proposal is to ensure the reliability of the electrical grid, but the DOE’s own report published in August found that wind and solar energy strengthened the affordability, reliability, and resilience of the grid.  
This bailout will raise electricity costs by billions of dollars a year and ratepayers across the country will ultimately foot the bill for supporting these expensive plants. And worst of all – it will block renewable energy and increase greenhouse gas emissions.
FERC is taking a final round of public comments until November 7. And we need to deliver another 11,000 comments to them! Even if you already signed a petition or sent a comment, please do so again for this final round.  
It is still important to voice our opposition and the time to act is NOW! And after that, pass it on to your friends and to your contacts on facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc.

Stay tuned for more actions to take as we build this campaign to save our 100% Clean Energy Future!






Background Information:

NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES
100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

MULTIMEDIA
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR POWER
ENERGY TRANSITION


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Please Join Us in Supporting the Don't Nuke the Climate Campaign! | NIRS | COP23 ::: #DontNukeTheClimate



NIRS is a founding member of the Don't Nuke the Climate coalition -- a global campaign to stop nuclear power and promote urgent, ambitious action on climate change. We are based in the US and serves the grassroots anti-nuclear and sustainable energy movements. 
It is more important than ever for the voices of people from the US and North America are heard at the COP23 global climate conference next month in Germany. President Trump opposes climate action and is working to undermine the Paris Agreement. His administration is strongly promoting nuclear power and fossil fuels -- most dramatically with moves to create a $100+ billion bailout for nuclear and coal power plants! 
This is a bad example for the rest of the world, and we must make sure that other countries know Americans oppose nuclear power and want a nuclear-free, carbon-free world.
Nuclear power is not a solution to climate change - it is too dirty, too dangerous, too expensive, and too slow to solve the climate crisis -- and it has a long track record of violating basic human rights. From mining uranium to making nuclear waste, to disasters like Fukushima and Chornobyl, it poisons the environment and endangers our health and security. Climate action funds must focus on sustainable, 100% renewable energy solutions -- and not false, dirty energy sources like nuclear, dirty biomass, and large-scale hydro power.
The Don't Nuke the Climate! campaign is a grassroots international campaign to bring that message to the COP23 global climate conference at Bonn, Germany in November 2017.  
We have to stop nuclear power from raiding climate action funds to build nuclear reactors, mine uranium, and make radioactive waste.
Thanks for whatever support you can give!
#DontNukeTheClimate
>> Please Join Us in Supporting the Don't Nuke the Climate Campaign! | NIRS


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Petition – NUCLEAR-WASTE near the BEACH? You heard right... #SanOnofre



In October of 2015, the California Coastal Commission, an entity meant to keep our coasts and ocean safe, granted Southern California Edison (SCE) a permit to bury their Nuclear-Waste on a stretch of beach between Oceanside and San Clemente (in San Diego and Orange Counties). This area is located on two fault lines, and it is not a question of IF there will be a major earthquake in this region but WHEN...
The probability of a major earthquake in this area is inevitable and may be sooner than one may think https://sanonofresafety.org/earthquake-and-tsunami-risks/. As you likely know, radioactive-waste is deadly to humans and wildlife... including marine-life in the ocean, where the deadly-plume would not be contained. Much of Southern California would become uninhabitable and beach-towns would become ghost-towns up and down the coast (including Mexico). NUCLEAR-WASTE IS TOXIC FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS, and it would not discriminate between the wealthy, healthy, sick and poor. Everyone would be affected! 
Earthquakes are not the only concern. Public Watchdogs, a non-profit organization in San Diego, says the containers in which the nuclear-waste would be stored are only guaranteed for 25 years. However, failure has occurred in as little as 17 years in similar containers (and environment) https://sanonofresafety.org/nuclear-waste/. Although considering the fault system, an earthquake could rupture them sooner.
In a press release by Public Watchdogs they state,“On January 13, 2018, Southern California Edison will bury the radioactive (waste) equivalent of 700 nuclear warheads on the beach at San Onofre State Beach Park within 108 feet of the water. Each of the 75 waste containers holds more radiation than what was released at Chernobyl. When it is completed, it will be the world’s largest beachfront nuclear waste dump.”

more / SIGN NOW: Petition – NUCLEAR-WASTE near the BEACH? You heard right... Change.org