7/11 SF Speak Out Against Forced Return of Fukushima Families and Restart of More Nuclear Plants

7/11 SF Speak Out Against Forced Return of Fukushima Families and Restart of More Nuclear Plants

Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00 PM
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St./California St.
San Francisco

The Abe government continues to demand that the families who were evacuated from Fukushima return to the contaminated area. Despite the claims of the government that Fukushima has been “decontaminated” the opposite is the case and the radioactive material continues to leak into the Pacific ocean. Additionally the thousands of tanks filled with radioactive water are a serious threat to burst and leak when the next major earthquake hits the Fukushima area. The government is pushing ahead as well to re-open additional nuclear plants despite the continuing dangers.
The No Nuke Action Committee is also opposed to the increase repression in Japan through the “secrecy law”, the proposed “conspiracy law” and the revocation of Article 9 which would militarize Japan. The repression has also been used to arrest and harass anti-nuclear activists like Professor Shimoji in Osaka.
Please join the action and speak out to defend the families and oppose the continued restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants.
We all on to people to join us this coming  July  11, 2017 at 3:00 PM at 275 Battery St. near California at the Japanese Consulate. Make your voice heard.
Speak Out and Rally initiated by
No Nukes Action Committee
https://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/
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US court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster
June 23, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the sailors for now don’t have to make their legal claims in Japan.

Their lawsuit accuses Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Japanese government of conspiring to keep secret the extent of the radiation leak following a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands of people.

The plaintiffs arrived off the coast of Fukushima aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and other vessels to provide humanitarian aid a day after the quake.

They filed their lawsuit in 2012 in federal court in San Diego.

An email to an attorney for Tokyo Electric was not immediately returned.

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Fukushima may get rice variant that absorbs less radiation

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201706130005.html

June 13, 2017 at 07:10 JST

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Criminal Trial Begin For Ex-Tepco Executives Six Years After 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

http://labornetjp.blogspot.com/2017/07/criminal-trial-begin-for-ex-tepco.html?m=1

Thursday, July 6, 2017

On Friday, June 30th, the Tokyo District Court held the first hearing of the criminal trial against former Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) executives over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The trial comes six years after the disaster, which resulted in the loss of livelihoods and assets for many of Fukushima’s residents, including those forcibly ordered to leave their homes. Given the massive scale and widespread impact of the disaster, it seemed an immediate investigation by police and public prosecutors was in order. Instead, Japanese law enforcement agencies—as if under orders from pro-nuclear forces within the government—did not pursue the matter despite public calls for an investigation. Without any recourse, survivors of the nuclear disaster took to filing several class-action lawsuits against Tepco. The prosecutors continued, however, to refuse pressing criminal charges against Tepco executives, ignoring the violation of basic human rights of Fukushima’s residents. After a prolonged battle to bring the case to court, the survivors’ grievances were finally accepted by the committee for inquest of prosecution, which oversees cases dropped by prosecutors, and prompted a criminal trial that will determine whether ex-Tepco executives are liable for professional negligence in the 2011 disaster (TERAHIMA Shigehiro).

東電経営者の刑事責任を問う裁判はじまる~3.11原発事故6年目

強制退去命令を受けた人々を含む広範な人々の生活を失わせ、かつ生業資産の価値をも失わせた3.11原発事故。それから6年過ぎた6月30日に、事故を起こした東電経営者の責任を問う刑事裁判の初公判が東京地方裁判所でひらかれた。本来、警察や検察は重大で広範な影響を与えた原発事故なので、直ちに捜査に取り組むものと思われた。しかし、世論に反し取り締まり当局は何もせず放置した。日本の司法の取り締まり当局は、原発推進の行政権力の下僕であるかのように振る舞った。被災者らは自ら東電への刑事裁判を起こした。ところが検察は不起訴の決定をする始末で、住民の基本的人権の侵害に対し目を閉じる正義に反する行為をした。こうした多難のなか、当事者たちによる検察審査会への不服申し立てが認められ、刑事事件の責任を問う強制起訴裁判が確定し、3.11から6年経過後の6月30日に初公判がひらかれた。(寺島栄宏)

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‘Conspiracy’ law enacted to punish planning of crimes

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170615/p2g/00m/0dm/019000c

June 15, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)
TOKYO (Kyodo) — Jwriapan’s parliament enacted Thursday contentious legislation to criminalize the planning of serious crimes, which the government says will help thwart terrorism but opponents claim could lead to the suppression of civil liberties and excessive state surveillance.
written by NNA member Steve Zeltzer
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5 Responses to “7/11 SF Speak Out Against Forced Return of Fukushima Families and Restart of More Nuclear Plants”
  1. Jason N. Kamalie says:

    No Nukes Action Activists (especially the hard core team) –

    You are heroes! Best wishes for another powerful and informative monthly rally today in front of the Japanese Consulate. You are (we are) stellar activists working to inform the Bay area, and the rest of the world, about the ongoing problems, difficulties, and dangers in Fukushima derived from the triple meltdowns at Daiichi a few years ago. So long as these problems persist, and so long as the Japanese government seeks to force people back into a potentially dangerous area, or to buffalo the Japanese people into silence and acceptance of a grave a range of unfair practices and laws, your voices stand against that oppression and peril. Thanks so much for shining your light on this difficult, persistent problem. I’ll be thinking of you throughout the day, and will stand with you in solidarity and spirit concerning the issues we support in common.

    Best wishes,
    Jason
    Ohio

  2. Jason N. Kamalie says:

    If radiological contamination has been contained or minimized, why is there seen to be a need to develop cesium-resistant rice? Either the area has been safely cleaned, and the danger removed, or it hasn’t. This mix of sentiments and partial solutions certainly puts doubt in the minds of any reasonable Japanese people, I would think.

  3. k.delaney says:

    thank you for your solidarity.

  4. k.delaney says:

    thank you always Jason.

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