A report of 9/11 NNA monthly action ・ 9/11 月例集会事後報告
About 17 people attended. A few people from the anti nukes groups joined us first time.
Nice to have the fresh faces and voices. And again, IWJ( Independent Web Journal),SF office, broadcasted the rally live on internet. This is the archive link. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/91310100
Don Marlin wrote the letter to PM Abe, and Yoko Clark read it out. Please see the attached letter at the end.
See you again at the 10/11 rally!
LAからとんぼ返りで参加した二人のうちのひとり、サムさんのシュプレヒコールがSFの街に響きました。今回もIWJ (Independent Web Journal) のSF支局さんがインターネット中継をしてくださいました。下がそのアーカイブリンクです。
written by NNA member Chizu Hamad
Letter to Japanese PM Abe
September 11, 2016
Dear Mr. Abe,
In 2008 the people of Ecuador ratified a new constitution which for the first time enshrined the inalienable right of Mother Earth, known as Pachamama, to exist and to flourish for its own sake. It also empowered citizens to advocate on behalf of Nature within the legal system, and gave the State a proactive role in monitoring and intervening to protect ecosystems from damaging human activity. These provisions, which were ratified by a majority of Ecuadorean voters, represent a breakthrough in their challenge to the modern doctrine of corporate supremacy over the earth’s resources . They also reflect reverence for the living land found in ancient Native American, Japanese and other traditions around the globe. They are relevant today when Japan, like the United States has gradually abandoned respectful interaction with the ecosystems that sustain us by prioritizing short-term profit and technologies whose risks are unacceptable. Nuclear power, for instance, promises carbon-free efficiency, but is vulnerable to the catastrophic implosion which occurred at Fukushima. Nuclear weapons, which are supposed to provide stability and security, contain the real potential to extinguish human civilization and life on this planet.Human domination of the earth is reflected in the ways we treat each other. While we pride ourselves on the technical wizardry of our gadget consumer/military economy, we allow the infrastructure of human care to wither and our communal aid networks to be replaced by economic competition, social climbing, and wealth accumulation that leaves more and more people without the basics of enough food, housing, physical security and civic dignity.
At the same time, people around the world are actively working to establish another value system that honors and protects all life. Although both the US and Japan bear many scars of industrial pollution, the poisoning of land, air and sea, the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima is a unique warning we must take seriously. Yet despite the continuing radiation contamination the inability to stabilize the site, your government, like TEPCO continue to deny the full reality of the danger.
With concerned citizens of many countries we gather here at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco to demand that you abandon the reckless plan to restart now off-line nuclear power plants across Japan, each of which is a potential Fukushima. We further insist that you decommission the reactors that have been restarted in the last two years. You must withdraw any threat to stop the subsidies for nuclear refugees who had to evacuate Fukushima and are living elsewhere in Japan. It is also essential to make accessible and public all medical statistics concerning thyroid cancer, especially in children in the aftermath of the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima.
The vague and anti-democratic secrecy law makes it more difficult for citizens to obtain the information they need to protect their health and families and needs to be reversed. All the clean-up workers at Fukushima need full labor and health protection for the rest of their lives. We know the long-term and devastating effects of radiation exposure in the workers employed to clean up the site of the Chernobyl.
We urge you to rethink your policies based on the flawed thinking which has brought us to this most dangerous moment. Instead, join those of us who are committed to a society based on respect and care for each other and for the earth.
Daniel Marlin for Bay Area No Nukes Action
1936 California St., Berkeley, CA94703