Don’t Nuke the Climate
On this page are clips of the speeches delivered at the rally sponsored by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service just before the launch of the historic Peoples’ Climate Convergence March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Speakers include:
Michael Marriott and Mary Olson of the Nuclear Resource and Information Service
AGREE New York’s Jessica Azulay
Navajo/Japanese Solidarity organizers Yuko Tonohira & Leona Morgan
Hunter Lovins, Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
For our coverage of the Western States Legal Foundation pre-march rally click here.
For our commentary on the Climate Convergence please see DON’T NUKE THE PLANET – EON Reports from the NY Peoples’ Climate Convergence – Pt. 1
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NIRS Climate March Rally Kick-Off
Michael Marriott and Mary Olson of the Nuclear Resource and Information Service set the tone for a program of talks and music on the growing push for a nuclear free future. Mary reads a poem specially written for the rally by celebrated poet Marge Piercy.
Shut Down Indian Point – Jessica Azulay
AGREE New York‘s Jessica Azulay talks about efforts to shut down Indian Point nuclear plant near Manhattan and move the state to a carbon free and nuclear free future. Songs by Raging Grannies and Joel Landy of singfreedom.org provide music.
Fallout – Navajo/Japanese Solidarity – Yuko Tonohira & Leona Morgan
Yuko Tonohira, Co-Founder of Todos Somos Japon (Japan-Fissures in Planetary Apparatus – jfissures.org) and Navajo organizer Leona Morgan, Founder of DinéNoNukes.org talk about their efforts to create communication and cooperation among all communities impacted by the global nuclear energy/weapons complex.
We Are Winning – Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins, Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions talks about how technological developments and market forces as well as growing public pressure are driving the transition to a green, nuclear free energy system.
Carbon Free & Nuclear Free -Dr. Arjun Makhijani
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER.org), reports on his ground-breaking study shows we have the know-how and technologies we need to create a carbon free AND nuclear free future. Now we must create the political will to do so.
No to a New Nuke & Uranium Mining in VA – Erica Gray
Richmond, VA activist Erica Gray talks about efforts to block construction of a proposed new nuclear reactor in her state, as well as oppose moves to lift the state’s ban on uranium mining. For info: KeepTheBan.org
Tell the IAEA ‘Fix Fukushima’ – Dale Axelrod
California activist Dale Axelrod explains the FukushimaResponse.org campaign to get the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to add a higher level to its current 7-level rating scale for the seriousness of nuclear disasters. Addition of a Level 8 would require an international response for an accident as severe as the ongoing triple-meltdown at Fukushima. More info: FixFukushima.info FukushimaResponse.org
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