From July 7th to July 18th, No Nukes Action Committee is coordinating a California-wide anti-nuclear tour with an anti-nuclear activist from Fukushima, Chieko Shiina, founder of Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power.
She will start the tour with local anti-nuclear activists, and make stops almost everywhere from San Diego to Sonoma.
If you live in California, she may stop within a 2 hour radius of your neighborhood, so don’t miss this chance!
July 7th: San Diego
July 8th: Irvine
July 9th: Los Angeles
July 10th: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
July 11th: Santa Cruz
July 12th: San Jose
July 13th: Pt. Reyes
July 14th: Sonoma, San Francisco
July 15th: Berkeley, San Francisco
July 16th: San Francisco
July 17th: Oakland
July 18th: Sebastopol
Please see the following website for details and spread the word : http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/california-anti-nuke-tour-of-chieko-shiina-a-fukushima-mother-and-farmer/
Who is Chieko Shiina?
Activist Chieko Shiina organized as a youth in farmer and student movements. She participated in the fight against the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty, opposing the strengthening of military ties between the two countries. After the earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent ongoing nuclear disaster, she helped form Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power, reached out to communities of affected women all over Japan to support local organizing against nuclear power, and coordinated with 100 women from Fukushima to set up a “Women’s 10 Months and 10 Days Sit-In”, which became a space for women from all over Japan to gather, communicate, and organize.
Donations Needed to Support the Tour!
Donations are needed to help support this tour. No Nukes Action Committee needs donation for gas money, flight expense and food for drivers and coordinators!
For more information contact Steve Zeltzer: firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 867-0628 or Umi Hagitani: email@example.com (917) 774-4079.
Send all donations for the tour to:Labor Video Project P.O. Box 720027 San Francisco, CA 94172
Watch this compelling video of mothers from Fukushima sharing their experiences living in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster.
It is up to us to make sure this does not happen here.
Jul 8 Sunday 1-4pm, Irvine: From A Fukushima Survivor to Japan: “Don’t Restart the Nukes!” @ 4255 Campus Dr. UniversityCenter #A-200 Irvine, CA92612
1PM Talk by Chieko Shiina (Japanese/ English) 2PM Discussion (English/ Japanese) 3PM Film Screening “Three Eleven” Co-sponsor: Organize for Fukushima Women Against Nuclear Power in LA Contact: Yukari Aoi (949)230-9002, Shuichi Ito 714-307-9200
Watching the video of the mothers from Fukushima, you can sense their frustration and agony. How can an ordinary person clean up or escape from the radioactive contamination that is all around them, in the air, in the water, in the soil? This is a very powerful testimony of these women’s resolve to make the world better for their children. Yet, a tragic testimony of the greed and power of utilities over the government agencies tasked with protecting the health and safety of the public. It would be better to live without power than to live in a nuclear wasteland. Thanks for making this video available.
Fortunately, we don’t need to make that false choice of nuclear power or no power. There are plenty of alternatives, as the Japanese citizens have found out. And in California, we have a 40% surplus of energy without nuclear. And the California electric grid operator has us covered for this summer without San Onofre. It’s critical we do what we can to educate the public and even our elected officials and state regulators. Right now the main voice they hear is from people who profit from nuclear energy. I hope you continue to come to City Council meetings. You are a very effective speaker.