September 20, 2011
“Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it’s something you do. You participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles.” – Abbie Hoffman
Angela’s note: Can you help distribute our election leaflets or attend all-candidate forums to raise nuke issues? Both the Liberals and Conservatives are committed to massive new nuclear projects. Let them know this matters to you! Please order leaflets and/or contact me! Thanks…
4 min. video
While the provincial NDP and Green Party have both come out clearly against new nuke investments, the Liberals and PC’s are committed to massive expansion.
Where the Ontario provincial parties stand on energy and the environment
67 unaddressed issues threaten people, the environment, and Ontario’s economy
Powerful 5 min. Japanese film, post-nuclear Tokyo
3 min. news video, Al Jazeera
Switch to renewables is the “project of the century”.
A new report has found the U.S. government cannot account for nearly three tons of nuclear material it has shipped overseas. According to the Government Accountability Office, the United States cannot confirm the whereabouts of some 5,900 pounds of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium, enough material to make dozens of nuclear weapons. The United States relies on foreign nations to track the material once it is shipped overseas, but according to the GAO, nearly half of the international sites mandated to hold the dangerous material fail to meet International Atomic Energy Agency security guidelines.
Workshops scheduled in Halton, Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, Kitchener, London, Niagara, Midland, Perth, Peterborough, Renfrew County, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Sarnia-Lambton and Toronto
Book launch and discussion with the author Senator Douglas Roche, O.C. – Tues. Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. - Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave, Toronto
Film, presentation and dialogue. Wed. Sept. 21, 6:30 pm, Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto
Film screening about coal mining with Community Renewable Energy Waterloo – Thur. Sept, 22, 7 p.m, Waterloo
Thur. Sept. 22
Panel Discussion, Thur. Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Sat. Sept. 24, around Ontario. In Toronto, join us at Queen’s Park, noon – 6 p.m. In Hamilton, rally at Gore Park, 1 – 4 p.m.
Ottawa Action Sept. 26th