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NO more Chernobyl, NO Fukushima: NO TO NUCLEAR ENERGY WORLDWIDE!

The tragedy in Japan has aroused worldwide solidarity due to the loss of thousands of human lives and of vast regions and cities caused by the magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated major parts of Japanese territory. The undersigned networks, organizations, and individuals wish to first express our deepest condolences to the Japanese people and make known our shared grief and sympathy for the humanitarian emergency caused by this disaster.

Meanwhile, we find extremely worrying the impact of the natural disaster on the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, causing explosions and leading to serious risks due to the release of radioactive material, a situation that may worsen if the elements of this plant are fused by overheating. Two more nuclear plants are also at risk in Onagawa and Tokai. The Japanese government has been forced to shut down at least 11 nuclear plants in order to prevent further disaster, leaving more than 6 million people without electricity. Some 200,000 people have been evacuated to avoid possible exposure to the harmful effects of a nuclear accident, and public health measures are being taken for the exposed population. The nuclear damage and risk show how unjust is this system, Fukushima plant is to supply the metropolitan area with electricity but residents near the plant have suffered its risks the most, meanwhile profit-making enterprises promote the exportation of nuclear power-generating plants as "clean energy".

This tragic situation alerts us ONCE MORE to the enormous danger nuclear plants pose to the survival and security of the world, and reminds us of the resistance of those Japanese activists who refused to build the plants 40 years ago. Today the world is changing not only because of the threat of natural disasters but also due to climate change, which has produced major flooding, landslides and severe changes in the habitability of the planet, such as recent mudslides in Rio de Janeiro that threatened nuclear plants in the area and caused them to be stopped until the situation stabilizes. This global vulnerability requires much reflection, but above all, an awareness of the fact that technology and money will not save lives once tragedies occur.

The climate crisis and the demand for energy have led large corporations and developed countries to discuss nuclear energy as a clean and sustainable alternative energy. The World Bank’s own energy programs consider nuclear power, along with large hydroelectric dams, to be an important possibility. But it is increasingly clear that these are false solutions that only increase danger and the vulnerability of humanity in the face of global changes.

Nuclear energy is being proposed as an alternative, "clean" source of energy in climate change negotiations, but it has repeatedly proven capable of escaping both technical and human control and affecting millions of people, particularly future generations, with potential adverse effects on life. The same danger is related to the treatment of toxic waste that contaminate our planet. Multilateral forums such as the Rio+20 process, the UN Climate Convention, and forums related to alternative energy should take seriously the dangers of nuclear energy. We urge governments to listen to their peoples and to the voices of civil society around the world that express opposition to the false solutions. We call on governments to focus on ensuring the survival of millions of people around the world and their right to shelter, health, and food sovereignty, instead of weakening conditions on the planet by following the dictates of capital.

We demand a move toward decommissioning nuclear plants throughout the world, and a search for real solutions for the people, and ask that every precaution be taken to avoid regrettable damage. Chernobyl and Fukushima are warnings that should compel governments to stop insisting on continuing to promote these projects. The use of nuclear power for energy supply, and worse, for the purposes of war, must stop.

Business does not interest us, what interests us is the life and safety of the population without increasing their vulnerability.


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FUNDACION SOLON - Bolivia REDES - AMIGOS DE LA TIERRA - Uruguay ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION - España BLUE PLANET PROJECT - Canadá TWN (La RED DEL TERCER MUNDO) FoEM FRIENDS OF THE EARTH - Malasia CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF PENANG - Malasia PLATAFORMA BOLIVIANA FRENTE AL CAMBIO CLIMATICO COLECTIVO VIENTOSUR - Chile HIJOS DEL MONTE, FRENTE NACIONAL CAMPESINO - Argentina FOCO - Foro Ciudadano de Participación por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos - Argentina FEDAEPS - Ecuador MOCICC (Movimiento Ciudadano Frente al Cambio Climático) - Perú COMDA (Coalición de Organizaciones Mexicanas por el Derecho al Agua) FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH (Thailand, Pilipinas, India) ALIANZA SOCIAL CONTINENTAL SEEN PROJECT- IPS - USA FUNDACION ECOSUR – Argentina FUNDACION TERRAM - Chile ASAMBLEA CIUDADANA POR LA VIDA de Chilecito - Argentina Coordinadora por la defensa del agua y la vida - Chile Asociación Colectivo Poder y Desarrollo Local - Guatemala Asociación Vidas Verdes - Perú GREENPEACE - México GREENPEACE - Argentina JUBILEO SUR ACCION ECOLOGICA - Ecuador OILWATCH - SUDAMERICA OTROS MUNDOS A.C. Amig@s de la Tierra - México FEDERACION UNIDAD ECOLOGICA SALVADOREÑA (UNES) - El Salvador RED DE AMBIENTALISTAS EN ACCION - El Salvador PACJA - África GRAIN CEUTA (Centro Uruguayo de Tecnologías Apropiadas) MMM (MARCHA MUNDIAL DE MUJERES) REMTE - Ecuador WOMEN COLECTIVE ANAMPER- Chiclayo - México CNMSPP "MICAELA BASTIDAS" - México Women for Peace in Finland, Helsinki Women Against Nuclear Power, Finland, Helsinki Friends of the Siberian Forests, Rusia Bureau for Regional Outreach Campaigns - BROC – Rusia Space Allies, Japón Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres de Perú Red Latinoamericana Mujeres Transformando la Economía -REMTE Perú REMTE – Bolivia Foro de Acción Social (INSAF) - India Centro Latino Americano de Ecología Social- CLAES Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Chile Sustentable Consumidores por el Desarollo PERU Agua Sustentable – Bolivia ATTAC – Francia ALARC – Suiza NGO Provincial Women - Russia NGO Viola – Russia Friends of the Environment in Negros Oriental (FENOr), Philippines Center for Cultural Interchange – United States Fundación por el Futuro – España Radio Ecos 93.9 FM - Venezuela Associação Paraibana dos Amigos da Natureza (APAN) - Brasil Centro de Promocion y Desarrollo Andino (CEPRODA MINGA) - Perú ATTAC – Japón Ecoportal.Net, Argentina Asociación Americana de Periodistas Bolivarianos – Capítulo Panamá IBON INTERNATIONAL, Philippines PEOPLES MOVEMENT on CLIMATE CHANGE, Philippines NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) – Indonesia Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development El Ojo con Dientes - Argentina ATTAC - Catalunya

H.O.M.E. (Hands off Mother Earth!)

initiative ETC Group

Hands Off Mother Earth (H.O.M.E) is a global campaign to defend our one precious home, planet earth, against the threat of geoengineering experiments.

Join with us to send a clear message to the geoengineers and to governments worldwide that our home is not a laboratory

International Campaign against the Medupi Cola-Powered Mega-Station

With a request for a $3.75 billion World Bank loan for a new coalfired power plant, South African political leaders seem determined to entrench a policy on climate change that disregards clear evidence of catastrophic consequences, echoing the earlier disastrous policies of former President Thabo Mbeki on AIDS. But opposition is mounting to the current plan, which would consolidate South Africa’s Eskom as the continent’s leading producer of greenhouse gases.

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan defended the plan in a March 22 op-ed article in the Washington Post, contending that alternate energy sources were not practical to meet the country’s power needs. But critics say that the power is primarily intended to benefit large multinational companies, rather than South African consumers, and that Eskom has an abysmal record of mismanagement and indifference to public needs. Critics of the loan include not only a large South African civil society coalition, but also international groups and even the U.S. Treasury.

Africa Focus gives all the details of the campaign in South Africa and world-wide, and reposts several articles about the project :

Join the Climate Trial

Last year, University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher disrupted an oil and gas land auction in order to allay further climate change. Now he faces trial and ten years in prison. It’s time for us to descend on Salt Lake and tell the world:

“Put the polluters on trial, not the planet!”

On March 15-18, join concerned citizens and activists alike–from around the country–for a mass convergence around Tim’s trial. While Tim is inside being tried, we will be outside making direct and clear statements that The People are taking the fate the climate into our own hands, and not leaving it in the hands of big business. Read more

Social and Climate Justice: Caravan from WTO (Geneva) to COP15 (Copenhaguen)

Two important summits take place at the end of 2009 in Europe: the 7th conference of ministers of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva and the UN climate summit in Copenhagen (COP15). With a week between them, 60 activists from the global South will travel across Europe through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and Denmark. They will draw attention to the consequences neoliberal globalization and climate change have on their lives and show how to fight against them. Together with local activists, they look for alternatives to free trade and the privatisation of resources, and unite the North and South in their fights for another world.

Peoples Climate Summit : Klimaforum09

Klimaforum09 is your climate summit, the global civil society counterpart of the official UN conference in the Bella Center.

With ten thousand daily visitors, participants from over 100 countries and a comprehensive programme of events, Klimaforum09 will be the biggest climate event in Copenhagen besides the official UN conference.

The programme features international guest speakers, over 150 open debates, 60 exhibitions, music, film and art.

Angry Mermaid Award

Cast your vote in the Angry Mermaid Award and help decide which company or lobby group is doing the most to sabotage effective action on climate change.

Voting is open until Sunday 13 December 2009.

Crucial UN climate talks take place in Copenhagen this December. While people, organisations and social movements around the world are calling for strong action to prevent climate change and ensure climate justice, big business has been lobbying to block effective action to tackle the problem, while also seeking to benefit from it. Lobbying is defined as attempting to influence the decision-making process.

The Angry Mermaid Award has been set up to recognise the perverse role of corporate lobbyists, and highlight those business groups and companies that have made the greatest effort to sabotage the climate talks, and other climate measures, while promoting, often profitable, false solutions.

Named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about the destruction being caused by climate change, the Angry Mermaid Award winner will be decided by a public poll. Read the story of the Angry Mermaid.

Direct Action against Climate Change

As politicians meet for more climate talks in Barcelona, they continue to be fixated on measures like carbon trading that will only exacerbate the climate crisis. Fortunately the last year in the UK and worldwide has shown that direct action against carbon-intensive projects can deliver results. Read more

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