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AntiNuke discussion, Q&A, meeting invite SCM, Bangalore. Sep 19th, 2009


AntiNukes Primer! Sat, Sep 19th EventsCalendar@Bangalore/Discussion

*ANTINUKES PRIMER Sep, 2009 * AntiNuclear Discussion and Q&A
*at SCM House*, Mission Rd, Bangalore.
(29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road)
*4-6pm, Saturday, Sep 19th, 2009*
SCM Contact: Samuel Jeyakumar 9448462223
Convened by SCM,  Janastu, South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy,
Charter of Human Responsibilities.

*Public Discussion and Q&A with SP Udayakumar and VT Padmanabhan, others on
Nuclear topic, Nuclear Energy Resistances at Koodankulam and Kalpakkam,
Questions on Kaiga and and plans by Karnataka govt. to initiate uranium
mining in Gulbarga, various aspects of Antinuclear, Q&A on nuclear weapons,
disarmament, war and peace,  nuclear dumping, nuclear deals, more.

Delhi mobilization Oct. 1st and 2nd, 2009. Antinuclear Delhi Rally.
* Demanding “No Deals, No Mines, No Reactors, No Dumps, No Bombs!” the
National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (NAAM) works with the
slogan *“Don’t
Nuke Our Children’s Futures!” *

*Please come and inform yourself. Mobilize.*

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*!!!Bangalore ANTINUKES OVERGROUND!NOW!*
*Bangalore Events, Sep 19th, 2009*
*Streaming into Antinukes Delhi Rally / convenings Oct 1st and 2nd, 2009.
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**11:30 am-12:00noon* Press Conference at Bangalore Press Club* on
Antinuclear topic, Delhi Rally, more. Convened by Janastu, South Asian
Dialogues for Ecological Democracy, Charter of Human Responsibilities.
[Thanks to Alternate Law Forum for axes supports] Contact num: 9844036961.
**3pm* Shiroi Hana Peace Ballet Performance on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace
* at St.Josephs College, Museum Rd by Born Free Arts School youth and
children. Contact num: 9886306366
**4-6pm* ANTINUCLEAR Discussion and Q&A* with SP Udaykumar, VT Padmanabhan
and others at SCM House, Mission Rd. Convened by Janastu, South Asian
Dialogues for Ecological Democracy, Charter of Human Responsibilities.
Contact nums: SCM Samuel: 9448462223; v: 9741803027

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thank you
v
tbdinesh 9844036961
saju.v. theckanath 9741803027

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*This email includes*:
*AntiNuke discussion, Q&A, meeting invite SCM, Bangalore. Sep 19th, 2009.
*Bangalore Antinukes Events Calendar Sep 19th,2009 streaming into Antinukes
Delhi Rally.
*Link to Delhi Rally program / Concept Note – Antinukes Delhi Rally /
convenings. Oct 1st & 2nd, 2009.
*Delhi Rally email
*Delhi Rally Press Release for Press Conference at Bangalore Press Club.Sep
19th,2009
*Para intro to SP Udayakumar
*Links to online Journal Nuclear-Free India and TheSouthAsian online
Newszine
*Kanyakumari Declaration from the ‘People’s Resistance to Nuclear Energy’
National convention at Kanyakumari,Tamilnadu. June 2009.
*Links to Peacebycycle – Bangalore-Wagah-Lahore Nov 2008 by youth, children
and international supporting students. Born Free Arts School, Bangalore.
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Link to Delhi Rally program / concept note:
http://www.thesouthasian.org/archives/2009/antinuclear_rally_planned_in_d.html
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Delhi Rally email:
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Dear friends:

The “Delhi Rally” is shaping up very well thanks to a small but committed
group of young men and women in Delhi. Here is how it looks right now and
more specific info will be given ASAP:

October 1, 2009 (Thursday)

  – 9 AM to 1 PM: Get together of all participants who are coming from
  outside to share their experiences at one place (venue: to be announced
  soon).
  – 3 PM: Press Meet

October 2, 2009 (Friday)

  – *Rally will begin from RajGhat/Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan/Gandhi Smriti
  Sthal at 11:00 AM  and will conclude at Teen Murti Bhawan at two in the
  afternoon.*
  – Lunch
  – 3 PM to 4:30 PM: Discussion at Teen Murti Auditorium.
  – 4:30 PM: Some symbolic action (Pledge against Nuke) which shows our
  solidarity against Nuclear.
  – 5:00 PM-Y theater performance on Peace
  – 6:00 PM-Plenary-Youth Vision for Peace

*Please book your train/plane tickets and reach Delhi on September 30, 2009.
We will let you know where to come for the night’s stay and contact persons
and their numbers.*

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*See you soon*

*National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements*

(Please contact SP Udayakumar for more info. “S. P. Udayakumar” <
drspudayakumar@yahoo.com>, ph: *+91-9865683735
to join nonuclear mailing list out of tamilnadu, send an email to
nonuclear@lists.movingrepublic.org* )

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Dated for:    September 19, 2009

*National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (NAAM)*

*42/27 Esankai Mani Veethy, Nagercoil 629 002, Tamil Nadu (Contacts: S. P.
Udayakumar: 09865683735; koodankulam@yahoo.com)*

*Press Release*

*Anti-Nuclear Activists Declare “Delhi Rally” on Gandhi Jayanti Day*

Anti-nuclear activists from all over the country are gathering in Delhi on
the Gandhi Jayanti day to wail and cry at the Father of Nation’s grave about
the Indian government’s nuclear policies, programs and projects. Fearing the
bleak future the nuclear projects are going to bring about for our children
and grandchildren, anti-nuclear activists will make a national appeal from
Rajghat to all the Gram Sabhas across the country to pass a resolution
against the nuclearization of India.

Demanding “*No Deals, No Mines, No Reactors, No Dumps, No Bombs!*” the
*National
Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (NAAM) *works with the slogan “*Don’t
Nuke Our Children’s Futures!*”

Nuclear energy is being bandied about as THE panacea for all of the
country’s ills and evils. It is projected as the single solution for the
nation’s lack of energy security, military security and the over all
national security. All this in a country where hundreds of millions of
people do not have food security, water security, sanitation security, other
basic needs of life or human dignity! In the ruling classes’ colonial mode
of thinking, “the quality of life greatly depends on amount of energy
spent.” For a developing country such as India that has many other pressing
needs like food, housing, education, health, transportation and so on,
energy alone cannot and should not be a top priority.

Indian government has signed nuclear deals with scores of countries such as
the United States, France, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Namibia and so
forth. India is now projected to generate an additional 25,000 MW of nuclear
power by 2020 with American plants in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, French
plants in Maharashtra, and Russian reactors in Tamil Nadu. Representatives
of top US atomic companies will tour India in December 2009 to meet all
stakeholders in India’s emerging commercial nuclear sector. But it is quite
pertinent to note that the United States itself has not set up a nuclear
power plant for more than 30 years and Russia has not had a new nuclear
plant since 1986. Just like nuclear reactors, large-scale expansion plans
are on in the Uranium mining sector also with exploration mining taking
place at Gogi (near Gulbarga) in Karnataka, and at Domiasiat in West Khasi
Hills district of Meghalaya. The plight of the people of Jadugoda is going
to be thrust on people in other parts of the country also.

The fact of the matter is, nuclear power is way too expensive; it gives rise
to dangerous waste; it has serious safety issues; it creates health hazards;
it has devastating environmental impact; and it leads to deadly weapons and
arms race.

Given this situation, there is an immediate and urgent need to mobilise
public opinion against the reckless nuclearization of the country and to
build up resistance on a pan-national scale. Gandhi Jayanti is a pertinent
day for organizing this program as Mahatma Gandhi epitomizes simplicity,
decentralization, social inclusion, and the quest for peace and justice. He
maintained that ‘if the machinery craze grows in our country, it will become
an unhappy land’. Rampant industrialization and reckless nuclearization of
the country will certainly make it an unhappy land. Connecting with Gandhi’s
life, legacy, struggles and messages, the “Delhi Rally” seeks to strive for
appropriate technology, sustainable development, energy budgeting,
nuclear-free status and environmental redemption for India and humane
development for Indians.
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*SP Udaykumar*, has been deeply involved in the anti-nuclear movement for
decades. He is central in the resistance at Koodankulam and has been
consistently and tirelessly speaking, writing, mobilizing on the AntiNuclear
Front nationally and internationally. Based out of Nagercoil, he was the
convenor of the National convention ‘Resistance to Nuclear Energy’, a highly
successful mobilization initiated at Kanyakumari June 4-6th, 2009 and of the
National Alliance of Antinuclear Movements.

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Online journal for more information, Antinuclear, South Asia.
Nuclear-free India
http://nfijournal.wordpress.com/

Online Newszine TheSouthAsian
http://www.thesouthasian.org
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THE  KANYAKUMARI  DECLARATION

Statement of

The National Convention on

“The Politics of Nuclear Energy and Resistance,”

June 4-6, 2009, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India

We, the undersigned organizations, peoples’ movements and concerned citizens
committed to building a world free from nuclear exploitation, nuclear
business, nuclear power and nuclear weapons, do hereby declare the
following:

1.      In the context of the unprecedented threats facing the world due to
global warming and the rapid depletion of conventional energy sources, the
nuclear establishment is most opportunistically pushing nuclear energy as a
climate-friendly energy source. However, all the activities associated with
nuclear power generation – the mining and processing of uranium, the
building of nuclear power stations involving huge amounts of cement and
steel, the long construction process, the decommissioning of plants and the
handling of radioactive waste – are highly unsafe and expensive, and cause
enormous climate-changing pollution. Nuclear energy is not cheap, safe,
clean or sustainable. It also does not offer a solution to our energy
problems.

2.      The government of India is aggressively expanding nuclear power
generation and enhancing nuclear business with countries such as the United
States, Russia, France, Kazakhstan and others without any regard for norms
of democratic decision making. We express outrage over the fact that the
newly-elected UPA government is conveniently choosing to interpret the
verdict of the recent elections as a mandate for nuclearization.

3.      A highly populated country like India does have an increasing need
for energy. But for that very reason the energy options we choose must be
economical, sustainable, safe and environmentally-friendly. Moreover energy
distribution must be made more equitable, just and efficient.

4.      In India, huge resources have already been wasted on nuclear power
projects that are expensive, inefficient, hazardous and also potentially
catastrophic. The Indian nuclear establishment has expressed interest in
amending the Indian Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to facilitate privatization.
While private companies will make money, Indian taxpayers and ordinary
citizens will bear the cost of dealing with all the liabilities such as
nuclear waste, decommissioning, possible accidents, public health issues and
other dangerous consequences.

5.      The workings of the nuclear establishment in the country are
shrouded in mystery and protected by draconian laws of official secrecy in
complete contradiction to our constitutional right to information.
Legislation as secretive and repressive as the Indian Atomic Energy Act,
1962 should have no place in a democracy.

6.      Nuclear energy establishments such as the Indian Rare Earths (IRE)
in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Kalpakkam, Rawatbhatta and Jadugoda have already
created major health problems for local citizens.

7.      India’s nuclear program has been and continues to be vigorously
resisted by the people of this country whose struggles in the past have
stopped two nuclear power stations – Peringome and Kothamangalam – from
coming up. This convention declares total support and solidarity to the
struggles of people resisting the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in
Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. It also declares support and solidarity to
people in all other parts of the country such as Jadugoda, Meghalaya,
Haripur and Jaitapur who are struggling against uranium mining and nuclear
power plants.

In view of the above, we, the gathered participants of the National
Convention on “The Politics of Nuclear Energy and Resistance” demand that:

1.      Immediate compensation and health facilities be provided to people
suffering from radiation illnesses such as cancer, genetic disorders, skin
diseases, reproductive health problems and other major health effects caused
by nuclear establishments, nuclear mining and fuel sites and other allied
nuclear industries and activities.

2.      All persons living in the vicinity of nuclear establishments and
nuclear fuel sites be declared potentially radiation-affected and that
clear-cut mechanisms be evolved for appropriate compensation.

3.      All activities related to the Koodankulam and Kalpakkam Nuclear
Power Plants be immediately stopped.

4.      The proposed nuclear power plants at Haripur (West Bengal), Mithi
Virdi (Gujarat), Madban (Maharashtra), Pitti Sonapur (Orissa) and Kovada
(Andhra Pradesh) be immediately scrapped.

5.      The draconian Indian Atomic Energy Act, 1962 be revoked forthwith.

6.      The Right to Information (RTI) Act be amended to apply to all
aspects of the nuclear establishment.

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*Peacebycycle Nov 2008. *
*Bangalore-Wagah-Lahore*. by youth and children and international supporters
of *Born Free Arts School (for street children,orphans,… children of
lesser privilege)*
*AntiNukes. Pro-Peace. Pro-Environment. *
Street and school/college performances all along the way.
*Out of the Offices.Out of the Classrooms. Back-to-the-Streets Green
Politickking. NOW!!!*

http://www.bornfreeart.org/
http://www.bornfreeart.org/peacebycycle/what.html

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