Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Save the children of Japan from radiation- Worldwide petition led by Bianca Jagger

New York City, NY - An international event is taking place on Wednesday November 2 , 2011. A
petition is being presented to Japanese Consulates and Embassies worldwide.

Remember Tomoi Zeimer and her beautiful baby whom I blogged about a little while ago?  She's been working on her petition to stop the shipping of contaminated rubble to Tokyo (and burning and dumping it in Tokyo Bay).  The petition also appeals to the Japanese goverment to protect the children of Japan by evacuating them from highly radioactive areas. 

So, tomorrow,  November 2, 2011, Tomoi Zeimer, Priscilla Star and I are going to deliver this petition to the Japanese Consulate in NYC.  Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, has lent her support and endorsement, and she's hand-delivering the petition in London, to the Embassy of Japan at 101-104 Piccadilly.

A group of powerful women in San Francisco, led by Kim Roberson, will be delivering the petition and protesting there as well.

Other cities participating include Paris, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Munich, Osaka, Washington DC.

The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has poisoned the air, food supply, soil and
water. Small children have been tested and found to be contaminated with radiation. The Japanese
Government has not evacuated these children, instead they have the raised the limits of exposure. The
petition also addresses the spread of radioactive contamination. Tokyo has officially agreed to accept
500,000 tons of radioactive disaster rubble. In a matter of days the first shipment of 1,000 tons of
radioactive rubble will be delivered to Tokyo to be burned and dumped into the Tokyo Bay.

The world must insist the Japanese government protect the people, not the corporation TEPCO. Two academic journal reports released this month find that the radiation fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident is bigger than that reported by the Japanese government and up to 30 times the amount stated by TEPCO.

In New York City the petition will be delivered to the Consulate-General of Japan at 3pm, located at
299 Park Ave, New York, NY. A peaceful sit-in will take place in front of the building from 11AM to

New York City residents greatly concerned about the Indian Point nuclear plant which is located
only 25 miles from the Big Apple will also be in attendance. Residents have voiced concerns about the
accident prone facility and the similarities between TEPCO and the Entergy Corporation in regard to
irresponsible management and the failure to meet required safety measures. Legal contentions against
Entergy have been filed in New York State regarding the relicensing of the aging plant for 20 years
beyond its engineered life.  More information is available at the official website for the cause: ShutDownIndianPointNow.org 

About the organizer of this event - One World No Nukes:  “Through the arts, we aim to raise
awareness regarding the devastation in Fukushima and the ongoing effects of radiation throughout
Japan and the world. Our efforts include art exhibitions, screenings, lectures and performing arts.”


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your Excellent work.

It was when I saw the photo of a Japanese child being checked for radiation exposure back in March that I knew it was time to get off the couch and get involved.

May I recommend a few websites (which I have no affiliation to) but that are working so hard to get the word out:

www.enenews.com (there is a forum where you can post petitions here, also)







.Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations said...

Thank you for your hard work. Sifting through the many emails and links I receive (daily) on Fukushima is daunting. I dream about Fukushima nightly and I worry terribly about the nuclear plants throughout the world and our children's future.