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10th Anniversary of FUKUSHIMA – Nuclear Power Is Not A Climate Saver!

Kazaguruma Demo
 - 10th Anniversary of FUKUSHIMA

 Start at 12pm on Saturday, 6th March 2021 
 Meeting point: Brandenburger Tor (Parizer Platz), Berlin

10 years after Fukushima, but nothing has changed. We need no more nuclear power!

11th March 2021 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. No matter how hard the Japanese Government and IAEA try to patch up and underestimate the worst disaster, the facts tell us the real story: The affected homeland will never be the same again. Hundreds of thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes. The damaged nuclear power plant continues to diffuse radiation throughout the environment. The Japanese Government is even thinking about dumping the radioactive water into the ocean as the Fukushima nuclear power plant is, apparently, running out of space for storage.

The situation is far from being “under control”. Fukushima still faces great of danger.  However, apart from the reality, pro-nuclear lobbyists promote this dangerous dark nuclear business advocating that climate neutrality cannot be reached without nuclear energy. Quite a number of countries still rely on nuclear power generation. In some countries, there are even plans to build more new nuclear power plants or to extend the lifetime of aged nuclear power plants.

This is ridiculously wrong. We must stand up and fix it! Not only that, nuclear power is never an option to solve climate change, but also is the catastrophic threat to humanity. It’s been 10 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster but our further efforts are required to push the clean energy revolution forward. Our economy should be free from the power by nuclear and fossil fuels and shift to 100% renewable energy. We will not let the nuclear waste be produced any longer!

Nuclear power is a false solution to climate change!

Far from climate neutrality: Nuclear energy is like an endless chain – uranium mining, generating electricity, reprocessing spent nuclear fuels and final disposal. When you look at the whole process, nuclear energy is a large emitter of CO2.

Contamination threat: Nuclear industries leave hazardous radioactive waste behind almost permanently and they will continue to be the great threat to humanity and to the environment.

Too dangerous:  Nuclear energy always goes hand in hand with risk of serious accidents as we witnessed in Fukushima. Long term impacts to humans and to the environment are unavoidable once an accident has occurred. Nuclear technology also increases the ability of nations to manufacture nuclear weapons.

Madly expensive: Nuclear energy is eventually the most expensive way to generate electricity. It cannot survive without pouring governmental funds.

We are therefore calling for:

  • Operations of all nuclear power plants in the world should be stopped, especially in Germany, Gronau uranium enrichment plant and Lingen nuclear fuel plant.
  • EURATOM and other institutions that promote nuclear technology should be dissolved.
  • Sufficient subsidies should be allocated to the research efforts for renewable energy and radioactive waste management made by the independent civil society organizations.
  • Germany and Japan should sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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Websitehttp://kazagurumademo.de

Organizer
Anti Atom Berlin
NaturFreunde Berlin
Greenpeace Energy      
Sayonara Nukes Berlin

Cooperating groups:
AK Rote Beete
Anti-Atom-Plenum Berlin
BUND für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland
BürgerBegehren Klimaschutz
BürgerInitiative Lüchow-Dannenberg
Coop AntiWar Cafe
Die Linke Landesverband Berlin
Friedensglockengesellschaft Berlin e.V.
IPPNW Germany
Japanese Against Nuclear
Kuhle Wampe
Robin Wood Berlin

                               
           

“#NoNukeDump” Call to Photo Posting Action

“#NoNukeDump” Call to Photo Posting Action

Tepco and the Japanese government  have been considering dumping of contaminated water into the ocean for quite some time, under the pretext that there will soon be no more place capacity for new tanks at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  The Japanese government is going to make the final decision on it by the end of November 2020, without having discussed enough about alternative methods for filtering or storage of contaminated water.

This „contaminated water“ in question is nothing but liquid radioactive waste, which was in contact with meltdown debris. Even after treatment through Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) facilities, various radioactive nuclides are included in this water. It is thus fundamentally different from the tritiated water that is released from operational nuclear plants. For further information please refer to: https://storage.googleapis.com/planet4-japan-stateless/2020/10/5768c541-the-reality-of-the-fukushima-radioactive-water-crisis_en_summary.pdf

We are firmly speaking out against dumping the radioactive water into the ocean.

The oceans are an important part of our biosphere which belongs to all of us. Once it gets contaminated, the damage will remain irreversible. We should never allow it to happen! This is why we, Sayonara Nukes Berlin, would like to start a photo posting action through social network. Please join us and share your voice!

Call-to-action_NoNukeDump_EN_PDF

 

Photo Posting Steps
<Step 1> Preparing your poster

Choose one of the attached posters with the slogan „Don’t dump radioactive water into the ocean!“ and print it out. On the masters ③and④ you can add your own message or illustrations.   

①#NoNukeDump
②#NoNukeDump
③#NoNukeDump
④#NoNukeDump           
<Step 2> Take your photo

Hold your protesting message in your hands and have your photograph taken wherever you like.
<Step 3> Posting in social media

Post your photo with the hashtag 

“#NoNukeDump” 
“#(your country or city) "
in social media 
(no blank space after #)



It would be great if we could get together in this action and make it a bigger movement. If you don’t have any SNS-account or if you are not sure about the posting procedure, please send us your photo to our email address with information on your place of residence.

We would appreciate it if you would translate this text into another language, so that this call could be shared with as many people as possible. We would only like you to KEEP the text on the posters UNCHANGED, so that our collective action remains consistent. Thank you!

Send your photo to: Sayonara-nukes-berlin(at)posteo.net

SNS-Accounts of Sayonara Nukes Berlin:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sayonara.nukes.berlin
Twitter:https://twitter.com/NoNukesBerlin
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/sayonaranukesberlin
Photo album

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3560774300624816&type=3

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/sayonaranukesberlin/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/NoNukesBerlin/status/1326512277374328832?s=20

 

NEWS:Kazaguruma Demo – 9th Anniversary of FUKUSHIMA

Start at 12pm on Saturday, 7th March 2020 
Meeting point: Brandenburger Tor (Parizer Platz), Berlin

FUKUSHIMA is NOT “Under Control”!

11th March 2020 marks the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is approaching. Some Olympic games are planned to be held in Fukushima although the current situation is far from to be said “under control”: The damaged nuclear reactors continue to diffuse radiation throughout the atmosphere, the contaminated water is leaking into the ocean every day, hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes and the foundation for life and those affected people still have to deal with the long-term hardship and pain. The government of Japan has been misusing the Olympic games to display to the world that the nuclear disaster is over. They underestimate the real damage and impact of the worst nuclear disaster in the history and make us believe that the situation has been back to normal. Instead of putting the priority to provide relief to those who continue to suffer from the disaster, the government of Japan is rather promoting evacuees to return to their hometown which is still heavily contaminated. They just raised the acceptable level of radiation for residents by 20 times higher than what was applied as the maximum level of annual exposure before the accident occurred. We must say NO to this policy!

Nuclear power is NOT a solution to climate change!

High risk of contamination: Nuclear reactors produce harmful radiation almost permanently.
Too dangerous: As we have learned through the disasters of Fukushima and Chernobyl, serious accidents are unavoidable. Technology of nuclear energy also serves increasing the ability to develop nuclear weapons.
Enormous cost: Nuclear energy is eventually the most expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Unjustified theory: The theory that the supply chain of nuclear fuels has a lower CO2 emission is unjustified.
Inflexible to control: Nuclear power generation is not flexible to control comparing to renewable energy.
Too slow to save climate: Climate change give us no time to wait until the new generation develops a “harmless nuclear power”. (This does not necessarily mean to agree with the new generation nuclear technology.)

We are therefore calling for:

・Misuse of the Olympics should be stopped to display as if the contaminated area in Fukushima had been cleared and restored.
・The government of Japan should withdraw the relocation policy to put evacuees back to the highly contaminated area and should resume to provide compensation and financial assistance.
・Operations of all nuclear power plants in the world should be stopped, especially in Germany, Gronau uranium enrichment plant and Lingen nuclear fuel plant.
・ EURATOM and other institutions that promote nuclear technology should be dissolved.
・Investment for nuclear technology should come to an end. Instead, sufficient subsidies should be allocated to the research efforts for renewable energy and radioactive waste management made by the independent civil society organizations.
・Signature and ratification of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty by all countries.

Veranstalter:
主催:
Anti Atom Berlin (www.antiatomberlin.de)
Greenpeace Energy (www.greenpeace-energy.de)
NaturFreunde Berlin (www.naturfreunde-berlin.de)
Sayonara Nukes Berlin (www.sayonara-nukes-berlin.org)

Kooperierende Gruppen:
共催:
AK Rote Beete (www.ak-rotebeete.de/)
Anti-Atom-Plenum Berlin (aap-berlin.squat.net)
BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN (www.gruene.de)
Coop AntiWar Cafe (www.coopcafeberlin.de)
Die Linke Landesverband Berlin (www.dielinke.berlin/nc/start)
Friedensglockengesellschaft Berlin e.V. (www.weltfriedensglocke-berlin.de)
ICAN Deutschland (www.icanw.de)
Interkulturelles Haus in Schöneberg (www.ikhberlin.de)
IPPNW Germany (www.ippnw.de)
Kuhle Wampe (www.kuhle-wampe.de/kuhle-wampe-berlin)

NEWS: Call for the Demonstration on 8th Anniversary of Fukushima on March 9th 2019

Fukushima warns: Nuclear phaseout worldwide!
Call for the Demonstration on 8th Anniversary of Fukushima on March 9th 2019

Sa. 09.03.2019  12:00 Uhr
Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin

A series of one of most severe nuclear accidents worldwide followed a strong earthquake and tsuhami on 11 March 2011. The Fukushima Nuclear Accident shows clearly that even highly industrialized countries cannot ensure safe nuclear plants. Nuclear disasters like this could recur at anytime, as long as nuclear plants are being operated.

Worldwide 446 reactors in nuclear power plants were still operating in 2018. Every reactor produces 20 to 30 tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste per year. And no operational final storage facilities are there to host the waste long term.

No consistent nuclear phaseout has been resolved in Germany. 7 nuclear power plants are still operating in Germany. Influential economic lobbies are calling for extending their life. At the same time three research reactor and the uranium enrichment facility Gronau and the fuel elements factory Lingen are completely excluded from the so-called nuclear phaseout.

Until 2022 15,000 tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste will be accordingly piled up in Germany. Approximately 8000 generations of human beings have been alive and less than three generations have created the giant amount of atomic waste, which has to be kept away from the biosphere for 33,000 generations.

The nuclear lobby is misusing the concern over climate change in order to represent their irresponsible business as a “climate saving” strategy. Nevertheless plenty of CO2 is produced throughout the nuclear chain beginning from uranium mining to generation of nuclear power for electricity and weapons up to “storing” of nuclear waste, not to mention that the reducing of CO2 and nuclear risks cannot be set off against one another. This is why it is important to recall: Only the rapid shift to renewable energies and consequent energy saving could mitigate climate change.

The nuclear technology threatens to make our planet Earth uninhabitable in several ways:
-Constructing nuclear weapons and other radiological dispersal devices,
-Polluting radioactive emissions from nuclear facilities in “normal operation”,
-Increasing the risks of nuclear meltdown like in Chernobyl and in Fukushima, which could happen again,
-and finally by unforeseeable leakage of nuclear waste.

We therefore call for:
• Immediate shutdown of all nuclear facilities worldwide.
• Annulling of EURATOM and all the other organizations promoting the nuclear technology.
• Redeployment of all nuclear technology promoting grants and subsidies in favor of renewable energy and researches on dealing with nuclear waste controlled by civil society.
• Worldwide ban of all kinds of nuclear weapons. Germany and Japan must accede to the „Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons“ of the United Nations.

Website:
http://kazagurumademo.de

Facebook Eventpage:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2327156154275022/

Veranstalter:
Sayonara Nukes Berlin sayonara-nukes-berlin.org
Anti Atom Berlin www.antiatomberlin.de
NaturFreunde Berlin www.naturfreunde-berlin.de
Greenpeace Energy www.greenpeace-energy.de

Kooperierende Gruppen:
BUND
IPPNW
Rote Beete
ICAN
Coop AntiWar Cafe
Kuhle Wampe
BürgerInitiative Lüchow-Dannenberg
Friedensglockengesellschaft Berlin e.V.
Ausländer mit uns
Die Linke Landesverband Berlin

会津磐梯山リミックス2015

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You can listen to the exclusive remixes of Aizu-Bandaisan (a folk song from Fukushima) that were created for our anti-nuclear Kazaguruma Demo – Remember FUKUSHIMA – held on March 7th, 2015 in Berlin.  Enjoy a wide variety of 14 songs!

https://sayonaranukesberlin.bandcamp.com/album/remix-for-fukushima

Our deepest appreciation goes to the artists who devoted their time and effort voluntarily to this project.  Thank you so much!!

Please note:   The artists who provided the songs retain the copyrights and duplication of the copyrighted material for commercial use without permission is prohibited.

 

Sayonara Nukes Berlin

「かざぐるまデモ」やります! ”フクシマを忘れないで!”  かんしょ踊りで大行進 07.03.2015

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Kazaguruma-Demo to mark the 4th Anniversary of FUKUSHIMA

Sa. March 7th, 2015,  from 13:00 Uhr Brandenburger Tor

 Sayonara Nukes Berlin, Anti-Atom-Berlin and NaturFreunde will hold its third anti-nuclear public rally “Kazaguruma Demo” on March 7, 2015. Our motto will be: “Vergesst FUKUSHIMA nicht! (Remember FUKUSHIMA!)”.

We will march through the city center of Berlin holding Kazaguruma (pinwheel in Japanese) to remember the lesson learned through the Fukushima disaster and call for a nuclear-free future. 

To show our respect to the culture that the people in the Fukushima region embrace, we will dance one of their traditional folk dances “Kansho-Odori”with remix music of a popular folk song from Fukushima called “Aizu-Bandaisan” in our parade.  

Join us and dance with us!

* Kazaguruma (pinwheels) will be distributed during the opening of the demo on 07.03.

http://kazagurumademo.de/

What does “Kansho-Odori” look like?  Check this out! =>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofDNxVGFpC0

Demo-Route

DemoMap

「会津磐梯山」リミックス募集!

 

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Wanted! Remix to be played at Kazaguruma Demo on 07. March 2015

Send us your cool remix to be played at the public demonstration in Berlin!

Sayonara Nukes Berlin is planning its third anti-nuclear public rally “Kazaguruma Demo” on March 7, 2015. Our motto will be: “Vegesst FUKUSHIMA nicht! (Remember FUKUSHIMA)”. We will march through the city center of Berlin to remember the lesson learned through the Fukushima disaster and call for a nuclear-free future.  To show our respect to the culture that the people in the Fukushima region embrace, we will dance one of their traditional folk dances “Kansho-Odori” in our parade.

The music that is used for the “Kansho-Odori” dance is a popular folk song from Fukushima called “Aizu-Bandaisan”.

Berlin has a leading club culture and the city is the birthplace of the “Love Parade” as well.   We would love to see this seemingly-old-fashioned folk music like “Aizu-Bandaisan” remixed and revived into a cool techno dance music and presented in the city.

Here you can listen “Aizu bandaisan Sayonara Nukes Berlin version”.

https://soundcloud.com/sayonara-nukes-berlin (Wave file)

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/k9bvdw1d0kx96p8/会津磐梯山_(Aizu_Bandaisan)_.mp3(MP3 file)

We are ready to give you all the data from this version for free.

The stipulation is that the remix version should be a powerful upbeat music of max. 5 minutes to be danced with “Kansho-Odori”.

Please download the sample file below and feel free to work on it.

Link:

Audio files(90BPM,48Khz)

MP3files

http://www.mediafire.com/download/b2cslc706wncdsy/Aizu_Bandaisan_Audio_Files_for_Remix_(mp3).zip

Wav files

http://www.mediafire.com/download/e7uh9adfvy55ffx/Aizu_Bandaisan_Audio_Files_for_Remix_(WAVE).zip

MIDI files

http://www.mediafire.com/download/xvorgxgxvs9busr/aizubandaisan_17.01.2015_midi_data.mid

Please use a file hosting and upload your file to a service provider such as Dropbox.com. Send the link to your file to info@sayonara-nukes-berlin.org  (Do not attach your file directly to your e-mail.).

If your remix is accepted, your music will be played by DJs at our parade.

Please note: We do ask for your contribution on a voluntary basis. No copyright fees will be paid. Your kind cooperation will be very much appreciated!

We welcome your participation with your remix music from all over the world! (You don’t have to be a resident of Berlin.)  We also welcome Berlin DJs who are interested in joining us and playing music at our Kazaguruma Demo!

Please send your music files no later than February 27th, 2015

Contact: Manami  info@sayonara-nukes-berlin.org

If you would like to know more about  „Aizu Bandaisan“ und „Kansho-Odori“,  please check out links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRH72OIS4A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph9kgmP_rwM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsvNT9frQy0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjqe_laTIYo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wKlZaPOoD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GES91gKwBM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krRAHitkJcQ

2014年3月8日かざぐるまデモ@ベルリン

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Join our Anti-Atom Kazaguruma Demo!

8th March, 2014
13:00 ~
Brandenburger Tor (Platz des 18.März am Brandenbruger Tor)

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3 Years have almost passed since the first day of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. Is the Japanese government really doing its best to solve this global problem? And are the energy policies around the world really going the right direction?

We, as human beings, have the right to live without the fear of the dangers of nuclear power. Join us in this global rally for cleaner energy. The theme this time would be kazaguruma (little hand made wind mills), now a symbol for energy transition.

-After performances and speeches at Brandenburger tor gate, we will march to the Japanese embassy

-Performances will include a Satirical Comedy dance theater group organized by Bodypoet (Kazuma Glen Motomura) and GreenPeace Solar Drums etc.

-Come as you are, but with your own little kazaguruma (windmill), or signs would be great.

How to make one; http://sayonara-nukes-berlin.org/?p=507&lang=de

We, Sayonara Nukes Berlin, along with Anti-Atom Berlin, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schacht KONRAD e.V., NatureFreunde Berlin e.V. will conduct an anti-nuclear demo in solidarity with the Sayonara Nukes movement originating from Fukushima, Japan.
We will submit an open letter to the Japanese government urging discontinuation of nuclear energy, evacuation support for people of contaminated areas (it is voluntary and not supported by the government), and better action against urgent matters.

Facebook Event-Page https://www.facebook.com/events/288800657933740/

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■Sayonara Nukes Berlin
 http://sayonara-nukes-berlin.org/
■Anti-Atom Berlin
 http://www.antiatomberlin.de/en/
■Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schacht KONRAD e.V.
 http://www.ag-schacht-konrad.de/
■NaturFreunde Berlin e.V.
 http://www.naturfreunde-berlin.de/