Thursday, June 30, 2011

Save the Dates: NO NUKES SUMMER

Katuah EarthFirst! Announces: 

A series of events to mobilize action to prevent highly radioactive waste shipments through Western North Carolina, or revival of the old plan to bury the nation’s worst waste in the Granite of the Blue Ridge

CONTACT:  Coleman Smith of New South Network of War Resisters & Katuah Earth First!  828-301-6683

NO NUKE SHOW with ASH DEVINE -- 7 pm Wednesday JULY 6
Firestorm Café and Books – Commerce Street in downtown Asheville
– includes preparation for DAY OF ACTION  - Bring arts materials for making signs and banners – or just a great slogan!

DAY OF ACTION – meet up at 4 pm on Friday July 15 at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville – bring a sign or find one we made at Firestorm – speakers and (legal) march to the US Federal Building to rally at Otis and Patton Ave
MESSAGE: keep high-level radioactive waste at the nuclear power plants where it is made! Do not ship it to a so-called “temporary site,” do not ship it through these mountains, do not separate the plutonium!

NO NUKES IN WNC EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP with MARY OLSON, NIRS Southeast -- 6 – 8 pm Wednesday July 27, NIRS House, call for location and directions 828-252-8409

“Katuah EarthFirst was founded to protect these mountains. Our bioregion is the most diverse in the world and the genetic treasury here deserves to be fostered and nurtured, not subjected to ionizing radiation – which effectively randomizes DNA…not only in human bodies – in any body of any plant or animal,” said Coleman Smith, a longtime member of the Katuah faction of the global group known as EarthFirst!

Further information on possible nuclear shipments through this region see or contact:

Mary Olson
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Southeast Office  *  PO Box 7586  Asheville, NC  28802

"Until we know how to safely dispose of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear plants, we should postpone these activities so as not to cause further harm to future generations. To do otherwise is simply an immoral act, and that is my belief, both as a scientist and as a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing."
-- Dr Shoji Sawada

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