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Grassroots call for international protest against Japanese Prime Minister Noda's decision to re-start Ohi atomic reactors
Monday, June 18 12:00 PM Noon
2520 Massachusettes Avenue NW, 20008
(near Dupont Circle Metro on the Red Line)
The Japanese grassroots anti-nuclear movement (Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center, FoE Japan, Green Action, No Nukes Asia Forum, Peace Boat, and Shut Tomari) has called upon international allies to rally at Japanese embassies/consulates, and/or send messages of protest to Japanese Prime Minister Noda, for his decision to re-start the first of 50 idled atomic reactors, beginning at Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.
Noda has not learned the lessons of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe, so powerfully communicated by women survivors from Fukushima Prefecture. The latest news is that the approval decisions, and the actual re-start of the reactors at Ohi, could very well happen in the next few days.
The call to action requests supporters to assemble in front of Japanese embassies/consulates; to submit a letter of protest (sample language provided) addressed to Prime Minister Noda, via the Japanese Ambassador in your country; to seek media coverage of your actions; and to report back to Japanese organizers so they can reinforce your message to the Japanese government.
Beyond Nuclear will join with NIRS -- and representatives of other environmental groups -- to deliver a petition to the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. Please bring anti-nuclear signs and banners, and wear an anti-nuke tee shirt if you can. Our Japanese colleagues ask that this petition delivery and protest rally be conducted respectfully, peacefully, and in full observance of the sovereignty of the Japanese Embassy. Please spread the word to your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family, and bring them with you. Thanks, and see you there! For more information, contact Paul Gunter at Beyond Nuclear, cell (301) 523-0201
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