12/11/15 Rally Speak Out At Japanese Consulate-Stop All Nuclear Plant Start Ups and Export of Nuclear Power to India and Other Countries
Speak Out-Press Conference
Friday November 11, 2015 3:00 PM
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. off California St.
San Francisco, California
Today, four years after the nuclear meltdown and catastrophe at Fukushima Japan, the plant continues to leak massive amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean threatening the safety of all people and life in the Pacific Rim. The Abe government is also restarting many nuclear plants in Japan despite the continuing dangers of earthquakes and even volcanos in Japan.
At the same time, the government is pushing export of nuclear plants to Indian, Turkey and many other countries to make more profits.
There is now a growing spike in thyroid cancers and this growth of cancer will continue yet the Japanese Abe government continues to tell the Japanese people that they can “overcome” radiation and they can “decontaminate” Fukushima.
The Abe government is also now moving toward another war in Asia. They are rewriting the school textbooks to take out the issue of “comfort women” or Imperial Army sex slaves, they are punishing teachers who oppose militarization, they are arresting ant-nuclear activists and passing a secrecy law which allows them to jail reporters and citizens who are even investigating the dangers of Fukushima and nuclear power operations.
Abe and his racist nationalist supporters have also pushed through a bill to militarize the country and eliminate a part of the Japanese constitution article 9 that forbids offensive war. The government is pushing ahead with the US in the construction of a new military base in Henoko Okinawa despite massive opposition of not only the majority of people in Okinawa but the governor.
It is critical that US people speak out against these dangerous and adventurist policies. They threaten not only the people of Japan but the people of the world including the United States. Unfortunately the Obama administration and US politicians including Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi all support the continued militarization of Japan and also support the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants.
Racist US politicians like Trump are also now defending the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War 2 and they whip up racism against Muslims and other minorities.
We need to let the Japanese people and government that the American people oppose these policies and demand that there bee a halt to all restarting of nuclear plants in Japan, the evacuation of families from Fukushima and the rejection of militarization of Japan and Asia.
Please come and speak out on these issues.
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written by NNA member Steve Zelthzer