Our Speakers for Dec 3rd Educational Conference

Guest speakers/ 予定されているゲストスピーカー:

Anthony J. Hall / アンソニー・J・ホール氏(Globalization Studies University of Lethbridge)

Barbara George / バーバラ・ジョージ氏(Marine Clean Energy)

Seungkoo Choi / 崔勝久氏(Christian Network for Nuke-Free Earth)

Steve Zeltzer / スティーブ・ゼルツァー氏(Labor Video Project)

Yuko Tonohira /殿平有子氏 (Todos Somos Japon)

Marion Pack (activist and organizer)

Donna Gilmore, SOS Communications Director of San Onofre Safety


Anthony J. Hall / アンソニー・J・ホール氏(Globalization Studies University of Lethbridge)

Dr. Anthony J. Hall is a professor of Globalization Studies at the
University of Lethbridge in Canada. He is author of ” From Hiroshima to Fukushima, 1945-2011: A Nuclear Narrative of Hubris and Tragedy”
and has been studying the history of the introduction of nuclear plants into Japan
and the role of the US government and nuclear industry in manipulating the media message.

Barbara George / バーバラ・ジョージ氏(Marine Clean En


Barbara George is founder of Women’s Energy Matters (WEM), which works for a rapid transition to sustainable energy.  She recently won the first Charles McGlashan Memorial Award for advocacy for Marin Clean

Energy, a new, county-wide energy program that offers nearly twice as much renewable solar and wind power as PG&E, at comparable rates.
Barbara has a decade of experience as a “ratepayer advocate” in California Public Utility Commission proceedings.  In response to Fukushima, WEM presented a proposal in CPUC’s “Long-Term Procurement” case to replace nuclear power in California with energy efficiency and renewable energy — which the Commission is currently considering.  Barbara has played a leadership role in successful anti-nuclear campaigns for over three decades, and has an infectious sense of humor.


Seungkoo Choi / 崔勝久氏(Christian Network for Nuke-Free Earth)

Seungkoo Choi is an Osaka born 2nd generation Zainichi* Korean
activist. Since his involvement with the Hitachi Struggle, he started
his community organizing around Zainichi Korea Kawasaki Church, and
Seikyu-sha. He is an adamant critic of “Multiculturalism” as a
colonialist ideology, but works to create changes in the majority
perspective in this context which creates marginalization of
minorities. He participates in anti-nukes actions and community
organizing with Citizen’s Group for New Kawasaki
(http://cokw.co.jp/Simin_kai/index.html) and Christian Network for
Nuke-Free Earth (http://wwwb.dcns.ne.jp/~yaginuma/).

Hitachi Struggle **A court case brought against Hitachi  in 1970 by a
Zainichi 2nd student Cheonseuk Pak against its corporate
discrimination based on his Korean ethnicity. Pak won the case proving
that 1) Hitachi only intend to hire Japanese nationals, 2) Most of big
companies normalized ethnic-based discrimination against Zainichi

How Zainichi sees the disaster:『在日』は今回の震災をどのように受けとめるのか:日本社会は外国人を地域社会のパートナーとして受け入れるのか (2011年9月3日土曜日)


Steve Zeltzer / スティーブ・ゼルツァー氏(Labor Video Project)

Steve Zeltzer is director of the Labor Video Project and has been producing labor media since 1986. He has produced labor video documentaries including Halfway To Hell, The Workers and Unions That Built the Golden Gate Bridge with Danny Glover and also is a producer and host on KPFA Radio. He is on the steering committee of www.labortech.net and Laborfest.net which has an annual month long working class labor cultural festival commemorating the San Francisco 1934 general strike. He is presently working on a documentary on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and is a member of the No Nukes Action Committee.

Yuko Tonohira /殿平有子氏 (Todos Somos Japon)

Yuko Tonohira is the co-founder of Todos Somos Japon. The group works
to release communicative political dialogues among people of Japan and
worldwide through its bilingual website “Japan–Fissures in Planetary
Apparatus” (jfissures.org). The members and contributors include
wide range of people who have been protesting against
capitalistic imperialism, including the nuclear regime. Native of Hokkaido,
the Northernmost island of Japan, Yuko is an illustrator, political organizer,
and a cat lover who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Marion Pack / マリオン・パック氏 (activist and organizer)

Marion Pack has been an activist and organizer for thirty-five years.

Nuclear power and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio initially activated her. In 1981, she
and her family moved to Orange County, California. Almost immediately she began volunteering
for the O.C. Alliance for Survival. She took a staff position six months later and five years after
that she became the Executive Director of the O.C. Alliance for Survival.
In 2000, after the cancellation of the Ward Valley Nuclear Waste Dump, an issued that the
Alliance had worked on for almost ten years as part of the Ward Valley Coalition, the Orange
County Alliance for Survival closed.
Since then she put her organizing skills to work on many political campaigns and ballot
initiatives. Currently she is the assistant to Steve Young, Regional Director for the California
Democratic Party. In recent months her focus has again turned to San Onofre and she has been
working with San Clemente Green and Residents Organizing for Safe Energy. (R.O.S.E)

Donna Gilmore, SOS Communications Director of San Onofre Safety

About me: I’ve lived in San Clemente for many years and always assumed the San Onofre nuclear plant was managed as safe as possible.  However, after reading reports in the local newspapers that employees are harassed and even fired for reporting unresolved safety issues to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or to the public, I decided to investigate further. I could not believe such a story might be true. To my shock and dismay, the stories were true. The more I investigated, the more problems I found. I love living in San Clemente and want to do whatever I can to make this city and the rest of California as safe as possible from a nuclear disaster. My background includes research, programming, systems analysis and database design, project management, legislative analysis, human resources, and management of a large data center for engineers. I understand the value of good disaster recovery plans and the value of open, positive communications with employees. To succeed, employees need to feel free to bring issues to management — without fear of repercussions. The NRC consistently reports San Onofre has the worst safety culture and has an on-going problem of “…not making conservative assumptions in their decision-making…”  This should not be tolerated at a nuclear plant!

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