April 29, 2011
The Japanese government is celebrating Children's Day, a national holiday on May 5th, by dramatically raising radiation exposure limits in schools.
This is an urgent request from Japanese citizen civil society to the international community.
A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.
A 29 min. interview
Democracy Now! audio interviews and transcript
Madrigal explores the history of green power in his new book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. He looks at the way inventors and innovators have attempted to exploit what we now think of as "alternative" energy sources for more than two centuries, why fossil fuels came to dominate, and what this might mean for the future.
Listen to the 17 min. radio interview: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2011/04/23/april-23-2011/
Remarks on the 25th anniversary of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl, Ukraine.
by Ralph Nader
10 min. video with Dr. Helen Caldicott
2 min. video
Citing a new Ministry of Energy document, NDP Energy Critic Peter Tabuns asked Minister of Energy Brad Duguid today in question period how much new renewable energy the government plans to bring on line between 2020 and 2030. The answer (which Minister Duguid refused to confirm) is 0 MW because new nuclear projects will come online, capping green energy procurement. Here's the Hansard transcript:
Scientist Jessica Ernst hits gas giant EnCana, regulators with fracking lawsuit.
By Andrew Nikiforuk
With Tamara Lorincz
Sun. May 1, 2011, 2:30 pm, Free
17 Bloor St. E., St. Andrew’s United Church (at Spadina), Toronto
Tamara received the Peace in Space award in 2005 in New York. She is profoundly concerned about the doubling of the National Defence budget in the last 5 years, increased lobbying by US weapons manufacturers, the F-35 program and the Canada First Defence Strategy. Join her in a discussion about the troubling rise of militarism in Canada and what we can do.
Co-sponsored by Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA) and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW)
Fri. May 6, 7:15 p.m., the Cumberland, Toronto
Sat. May 7, 7 p.m., Innis Town Hall, Toronto
One in 20 children born to women living near a Russian nuclear-weapon testing site in Kazakhstan has birth defects. As a prominent doctor plans to introduce “genetic passports,” two mothers fight for the right to keep their unborn children.
May 6 – 8
Sidney Smith Hall, U of T, 100 St. George Street, room 2117, Toronto
Winona LaDuke speaking Sat. 1:15 p.m.
Workshop on The cycle of supply and demand of uranium in the North on Sat. 2:15 p.m.
And order FREE anti-nuclear and anti-coal leaflets here:
They contain postcards to politicians.
Courtesy of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
160 John Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont. M5V 2E5
Phone 416-260-2080 ext. 1
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