NNA Statement for 3/11/16
(Statement in English)
March 11, 2016 Join International Day Of Action On Fifth Anniversary of Fukushima Meltdown And Continued Radioactive Contamination
March 11, 2016 is the fifth anniversary of Fukushima and the meltdowns of the nuclear power plant. The lessons of that disaster continue to be ignored. There are over 1100 large tanks filled with radioactive water, which has been used to cool down the destroyed reactors, yet the Japanese Abe government told the Olympic committee that the Fukushima nuclear disaster and dangers were over.
Japanese children and people continue to be subjected to high radioactive levels, and a growing number of thyroid cancers not only in Fukuhsima but also in other prefectures of Japan. The Japanese government has raised the limits of “acceptable” amounts of radiation and has told the people of Japan that it has decontaminated the area around the Fukushima plant, and demanding that the residents return to this highly radioactive area or their subsidies will be ended.
The tens of thousands of mostly contract day workers who have been involved in the cleanup are continue to be contaminated and the government has allowed multi-layers of sub contractors to run a criminal operation with the Yakuza involved in recruiting these workers. TEPCO is now runs by the government. Yet, the Japanese government, instead of taking full responsibility to the community and workers, is cost shifting their responsibility with outsourcing these public jobs in order to cut costs.
At the same time, the government is pushing forward with the reopening of Japan’s nuclear plants despite the debacle at Fukushima. Many of these plants are on faults and even near live volcanoes besides the fact Japan located on the ring of fire with regular large earthquakes. The government knowingly is putting the country at threat with the danger of another meltdown that could destroy the entire country, and that is why even former Prime Ministers Kan and Koizumi are against restarting these nuclear plants.
Since the Fukushima disaster, the government has passed a “Secrecy Law” which puts journalists, investigators and citizens in possible danger for reporting what is going on at Fukushima, and it has arrested anti-nuclear activists for just passing out flyers against the burning of nuclear rubble around the country.
It is also seeking to remove Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, which prohibits offensive war, and would allow nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon development by Japanese corporations expanding the danger of nuclear accidents and nuclear war.
The No Nukes Action Committee (NNA) calls for an international day of action on March 11, 2016 to demand that all the children and families of Fukushima be evacuated with compensation. We call for an end to the export of all nuclear technology by Japanese corporations and for an end to the censorship of information about the growing cancer and radiation caused disease in Japan and around the world.
On March 11, 2016, we stand with the millions of Japanese people who have opposed the restart of nuclear power plants and who are demanding an end to militarization of Japan and Asia. We also oppose the rewriting of Japanese history to cover-up the role of the Japanese Imperial Army in enslaving women in Asia during the 2nd World War. The falsification of history is a key component in pushing for militarization and more nuclear weapons and plants in Japan in preparation for war.
The people of the world must unite, and stands as one to demand that the plants must be shut down and the people of Fukushima must be defended. We call on rallies and speak outs at all Japanese Consulates and Embassies around the world to let Japan and the people of the world know that enough is enough and we cannot afford another Fukushima.
We also urge you to endorse and stand with us on this international day of action, and send your statements to us and also to the Japanese government to let Japan and the people of the world know that the restart of nuclear plants must stop and the children and families must be evacuated from Fukushima.
Statement of the No Nukes Action Committee
(Statement in Japanese)
No Nukes Action Committee 声明文
Signers in support of this statement was finished (deadline was 3/8/2016)
Thank you for your support !
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