We need bodies in front of Indian Point on March 11 and we need donations now to help cover the cost of tickets for our Japanese visitors.
The Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Chapter, has offered us a matching grant.
If we can raise $1,000 from our membership they will match it. If everyone writes a check for $25 (or whatever is affordable) we can do this.
Regard it as membership dues in a very good cause. Write your check now! Make it out to Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and mail it to IPSEC, PO Box 131, Ossining, NY 10562-0131.
For more information call the IPSEC number at 1-888474-8848 and leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly.
Sunday, March 4, 5:00 pm Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC,. Following inFatal Footsteps. Visiting Japanese experts on disaster relief, radiation, and evacuation meet with the public. Mr Saburo, a contract laborer at Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant and union organizer, will talk about his first hand experiences in the relief efforts following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism – Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, will also talk about his recent visit to Japan.
Organizer: Chris Williams, .of Shut Down Indian Point Now, is a long time environmental activist, and adjunct professor at Pace University, where he teaches courses in energy and the environment, physics, and chemistry.He is also the chair of the Science Department at Packer Collegiate Institute, and vice president of the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace. 646-234-0553, [email protected]mail.com
Monday, March 5, 6:30 pm, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action, Manhattanville College,290 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY, 914-694-2200,. Eyewitness Fukushima. First Responders Conference.. Opening Remarks by former County Executive Andy Spano followed by reports from visiting Japanese experts. The same experts will act as a panel to answer questions from first responders. American experts will also speak and answer questions from the audience. Complete program is available.
Contact the organizer, Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. 845-807-1270, [email protected].
Tuesday, March 6, 8 to 9 pm Eco-Logic, , with program producer, Ken Gale, live interview on WBAI, 99.5 FM or live streamed on http//www.wbai.org,. The topic is Fukushima, the guests include Professor Chris Williams, an author and teacher at pace University who has recently returned from Japan, Minori Nakamura, who has been organizing events about the anniversary of the disaster and other guests.
Wednesday, March 7, 5 to 6pm,3394 Crompond Road (Route 202) in front of Chase Bank, across the street from BJ’s.. Silent Vigil in honor of the lives lost in the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima. . Bring your own sign or use one of ours.
. Organizer.- Dale Saltzman, Call IPSEC at 1-888-847-8848 for directions and more information. Your call will be returned promptly
Thursday, March 8, 9:30 am, Wall Street, Zucotti Park, 1 Liberty Plaza, NYC,:No More Fukushimas Peace Walkers They are walking from the oldest reactor in the country, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, to Indian Point and then on to Vt. Yankee. The walk will connect all three reactor communities. On this day they will walk from Wall Street to the George Washington Bridge. Join them for all or part of the walk.
Organizer: Christian Collins, [email protected], c413320-2856 and with the walk, Jules Orkin 201-566-8403.
Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm, Puffin Institute, Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey.
Potluck with the Peace Walkers and Informational Program with Mr Saburo, a Japanese activist and contract worker at Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant. He has come to the United States to tell the story of the victims of the catastrophic release of radiation at Fukushima. Also presenting, Mr. Syd Goodman, author of Asleep at theGeiger Counter and long time critic of the nuclear industry.
Thursday, March 8th, 4 to 6pm, Stony Brook, Meeting of the Environmental Club. A Name of Japanese professor and Tomoi Zeimer will speak to the Stony Brook Environmental Club. All are welcome.
Friday, March 9, Press event with Mr Saburo. Details to be announced.
Sunday, March 11, Union Square, NYC,[time?] We Are Pregnant With Fear of Radiation. Demonstrators will wear a balloon under their clothes; and march to the Japanese Embassy to stomp the balloons and demand better protection from radiation for the children and all people of Fukushima.
Sunday, March 11, 1:00, Shop Rite on South Riverside Avenue (Route 9/9A)near the train station in Croton-On-Hudson.. Meet the No More Fukushimas Peace Walkers and walk with them as they set off on the final leg of their journey to Indian Point. Leo Wiegman, Mayor of Croton, will present the walkers with a Proclamation of Support. Walk with them all or part of the way to Indian Point. They have a support vehicle available which can take people back to their cars as needed.
Sunday, March 11, 3:30, Meet at the Gates of Indian Point300 Bleakley Street at the intersection of Bleakley and Broadway, Buchanan. . Sponsored by the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Sierra Club,- Lower Hudson Chapter and Riverkeeper.
Be there for the body count. We need to demonstrate to the general public and the press that closing Indian Point remains a big deal. We have had demonstrations at this site in the past. Entergy no longer uses this as an entrance but there is a big Entergy sign and room to gather. If the space becomes crowded, people can line the sides of the road to greet the Peace Walkers as they approach.
Organizer,: Marilyn Elie, IPSEC, c914-954-6739, [email protected] ,and many other amazing organizers and volunteers.
Press Conference, 3:30, moderated by Mark Jacobs. Mr Saburo, a contract laborer at Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant and an union organizer will talk about his first hand experiences in the relief efforts following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. Gary Null will speak about heath issues associated with Indian Point. Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper and Manna Jo Green of Clearwater will speak as well.
Vigil, about 4:00,The No More Fukushimas Peace Walkers arrive and the Vigil will begin. The Vigil will be led by Jun San Yasuda, a Buddhist nun from the Grafton Peace Pagoda. Jun San walks for peace and a nuclear free world. She has recently returned from Japan and will lead the Vigil in the Buddhist tradition using her prayer drum and chanting . All are welcome to participate.
Potluck, 5:00, at the Old School House, 210 6th Street, Verplanck. The Old School House is 1.5 miles from Indian Point. Walk or drive west on Broadway. You will see numbered streets starting with 14th Street. Continue to 6th Street and turn right. Head down 6th St towards the river and you will see the red brick building on your left. There is parking in the front and back of the building. Bring food to share if you can. The food crew will be there prior to the Vigil so that you can drop off your covered dish prior to the rally and everything will be ready afterwards.
Commemorative Program, Fukushima: Year One, 6:00. Old School Housein Verplanck, 210 6th Street. Music, poetry and Voices from Fukushima. Stand in solidarity with the people of Japan as they mark this still unfolding disaster. Dan Einbender and The Rivertown Kids with will start our program. Lydia Adams Davis, James Durst, Hope Machine, Jon Sholle, Rolland, Hiromi, Takeo Fukao, Sarah Underhill, and Dar Williams will perform. Listen to the Voices From Fukushima. We will hear from Jun San Yasuda who is just back from Japan and will talk about why she walks for peace and a nuclear free world.. Meet and speak personally with Mr.Saburo, a contract laborer at Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant and an union organizer, who has first hand experiences in the relief efforts following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.
Monday, March 12, 6:30 pm, Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey,Potluck and Program. Share a potluck dinner with the No More Fukushimas Peace Walkers and hear why they walk for peace and a nuclear free world. Mr Saburo, a union organizer who is currently working as a sub contractor at the Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear power plant, will talk about his personal experience with what is happening in Japan in regard to the plant, nuclear power in Japan and how that impacts the life of everyone on the coast of Japan to Tokyo and beyond.
Tuesday, March 13, Peace Walkers leaveand continue on their walk to Vermont Yankee. They will arrive just before the old license for Vermont Yankee expires. The rest of us will take a breath and then continue to meet and work to close Indian Point.
Saturday, March 24, Noon to 1:00 pm, Entergy Headquarters, 440 Hamilton Avenue,White Plains. Vigil. As part of the nationwide Freeze Our Fukushimas Campaign sponsored by Beyond Nuclear. We are standing in solidarity with others around the nation to honor the state of Vermont for its efforts to shut down Vermont Yankee.
Sunday, April 1, 1 to 6pm Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY, Close Indian Point Convergence, 17, have accomplished, listen to Ayumi[who] and learn about her recent visit to India and the activists there who are fighting the construction of a huge nuclear complex. Help formulate our strategy and our next actions to close Indian Point.
Co director and Facilitator, Rick Ufford-Chase. For more information call Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition at 1-888-474-8848 and your call will be returned promptly.
Art Auction and Clearwater Fund Raiser for Legal Expenses.
Organizers: Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, [email protected]. 845-265-8080,
People who will deliver Invitations and a flyer to their local first responders, fire station, police station, favorite teacher.
People who will organize their friends to show up at the gates of Indian Point on March 11 at 3:30 pm..
People who will contact their local elected officials, tell them what is going on and ask them to show up at the gates of Indian Point at 3:30 pm March 11.
People who will contact their religious leaders and initiate discussions about people of faith standing in solidarity with the Japanese Bishop’s conference that called for an end to nuclear power.
People who are willing to take our Resolution to their town boards
IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR, YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT CLOSING INDIAN POINT. DO WHAT YOU CAN – BUT DO SOMETHING!
OUR ORGANIZING EXPENSES FOR THESE EVENTS RUN INTO THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF PLANE TICKETS FOR OUR JAPANESE VISITORS. THIS IS A CRITICAL OUTREACH TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE REACTON HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE.
THE SIERRA CLUB- LOWER HUDSON CHAPTER HAS OFFERED US A MATCHING GRANT. IF OUR MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS THEY WILL MATCH IT! IF EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES A LITTLE WE WILL HAVE OUR MATCHING THOUSAND. WRITE YOUR CHECK NOW!!
REGARD IT AS MEMBERSHIP DUES IN A VERY GOOD CAUSE. DO YOUR SHARE. SEND YOUR CHECK FOR $25, MORE IF YOU CAN, TO:
PO Box 131
Ossining, NY 10562-0131
For more information call IPSEC: 1-888-I-SHUT-IT (1-888-474-88488)
The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) is a coalition of environmental, health and public policy organizations, founded in 2001 to address the vulnerability of the nuclear reactors at Indian Point. Over 20 million people live within 50 miles of the plant. Our concerns include both existing radiation releases and potential additional releases from human error, aging infrastructure or terrorism, as well as the flawed, unfixable evacuation plan. Our grassroots efforts have enlisted the support of hundreds of local, state and federal officials
Nuclear power is neither clean nor green! Conservation and renewable energy sources hold the key to a sustainable future for the Hudson Valley Region, and beyond. We welcome new members. Contact us at:1-888-I-SHUT-IT (1-888-474-8848). Visit www.shutdownindianpointnow
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