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150-200 turn out for Peace Vigil at Y-12 | knoxnews.com - 0 views

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    "About 150-200 people turned out for Sunday's Peace Vigil at Y-12. Peace activists from around the country are here this weekend for anniversary events associated with the peace and disarmament movements in the U.S."
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asahi.com(朝日新聞社):Hibakusha speak out ahead of NPT conference - English - 0 views

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    "Theirs is the voice that the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York needs to hear.

    Two aging hibakusha, emboldened by U.S. President Barack Obama's historic pledge in Prague last year to seek a nuclear-free world, were to address peace events during the NPT session that opened Monday at the U.N. headquarters in New York and runs until May 28.

    These two women plan to describe the horrors of the 1945 atomic bombings that transformed their lives.

    Sakue Shimohira, who is 75 and from Nagasaki, described the trip to New York as her "last chance" to tell the world about what happened to her.

    "I feel that the momentum to abolish nuclear weapons has been building since Obama became president," said Shimohira, who also visited the U.N. headquarters when the 2005 NPT review conference was held. "We hibakusha want to contribute to the ongoing tide." "
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Thousands march for nuke-free world - 0 views

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    "Demonstrators with signs stand during an anti-nuclear weapons protest rally and march in New York.
    Thousands of demonstrators from around the globe have joined together near the UN headquarters in New York, demanding a world free of nuclear weapons.

    The protesters from the US, Japan, Europe and other countries, urged world leaders to start talks to eliminate the world's nuclear arsenals.

    Among the rally speakers were mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Kimura Hisako, a survivor of the US atomic attack against Japan in 1945.

    "Besides the more than ten thousand people in the streets, we have over seven million petition signatures from around the world calling for a world free of nuclear weapons in our lifetime," said Judith Le Blanc, Field Organizer for Peace Action.

    The peace festival, organized by the 2010 NPT organizing committee, took place on the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at New York. "
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nrc.nl - European protests against US nuclear weapons - 0 views

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    "Protests were held in several European countries over the weekend against the last American nuclear weapons remaining on the continent. The hundreds of protesters who turned out were a far cry from the massive demonstrations of the 1980s.
    By Marjolein van de Water in Uden

    * Archive - Labour party wants US nuclear weapons removed from Dutch soil
    * Opinion - 'We must play an active role to establish a nuclear weapon free world'

    "Will I get fined if I pee against a tree?" a young man with dreadlocks asked a police officer. The officer, pointed him in the direction of a couple of portable toilets 50 metres away. The boy trudged over to answer to nature's call. "
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AFP: Hundreds detained in Belgian anti-nuclear protest - 0 views

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    "Belgian police on Saturday detained hundreds of anti-nuclear activists protesting in and outside a military base where nuclear weapons are believed to be stored, rally organisers said.

    A spokesman for the protestors said 300 people demonstrated near Kleine Brogel base not far from the Dutch border while more than 800 protesters tried to storm the police-protected military area.

    Police put the total number of demonstrators at around 700.

    "At this stage police has given the figure of 360 detained, registered and held in custody at aircraft hangars at the base," said Benoit Calvi, spokesman for the Belgian non-government organisation Action for Peace."
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CND plans N-weapons site blockade - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - 0 views

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    "Hundreds of peace activists from across the UK will try to blockade a nuclear weapons site where warheads for the Trident submarines are made.

    Organisations including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament are staging the protest at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston, Berkshire on Monday."
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French Polynesians march against new French nuclear compensation law - 0 views

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    An estimated 3,000 people have joined a march in French Polynesia to demonstrate against the new French law to compensate nuclear weapons test victims, saying it doesn't go far enough.

    The march in Papeete had been organised by test veterans, the Maohi Protestant church and the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira Party of Oscar Temaru.

    The demonstration coincided with a visit to the territory of a French defence ministry delegation, which excluded the minister after he decided to pull out the day before he was due to leave Paris.

    The marchers claim that the compensation law, which is to be voted on in Paris this week, is too restrictive as it only considers the fallout in parts of the territory and excludes a reference to the environment.
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    An estimated 3,000 people have joined a march in French Polynesia to demonstrate against the new French law to compensate nuclear weapons test victims, saying it doesn't go far enough.

    The march in Papeete had been organised by test veterans, the Maohi Protestant church and the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira Party of Oscar Temaru.

    The demonstration coincided with a visit to the territory of a French defence ministry delegation, which excluded the minister after he decided to pull out the day before he was due to leave Paris.

    The marchers claim that the compensation law, which is to be voted on in Paris this week, is too restrictive as it only considers the fallout in parts of the territory and excludes a reference to the environment.
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Hiroshima survivor speaks at San Rafael march for peace - Marin Independent Journal - 0 views

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    Takashi Tanemori was 8 years old when an atomic bomb destroyed his home city of Hiroshima.

    "I had a 14-month-old baby sister, and I had promised my daddy that I would love and protect her with all my heart and all my soul," Tanemori told Marin Academy students Wednesday as part of the school's participation in the World March for Peace and Non-Violence.

    "My dad said, 'I'm counting on you,'" Tanemori recalled. "That day, my mother, my dad and my baby sister were buried under the ashes."

    Tanemori and other participants in the march walked from the San Rafael private school to the center of the city as part of a global effort to eliminate nuclear weapons. The event began on Oct. 2 - Mohandas Ghandi's birthday - in Wellington, New Zealand and will conclude on Jan. 2, 2010 in Punta de Vacas, Argentina.

    Marchers intend to touch down in 90 countries across six continents and are holding forums and events such as Wednesday's talk and demonstration in San Rafael.
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    Takashi Tanemori was 8 years old when an atomic bomb destroyed his home city of Hiroshima.

    "I had a 14-month-old baby sister, and I had promised my daddy that I would love and protect her with all my heart and all my soul," Tanemori told Marin Academy students Wednesday as part of the school's participation in the World March for Peace and Non-Violence.

    "My dad said, 'I'm counting on you,'" Tanemori recalled. "That day, my mother, my dad and my baby sister were buried under the ashes."

    Tanemori and other participants in the march walked from the San Rafael private school to the center of the city as part of a global effort to eliminate nuclear weapons. The event began on Oct. 2 - Mohandas Ghandi's birthday - in Wellington, New Zealand and will conclude on Jan. 2, 2010 in Punta de Vacas, Argentina.

    Marchers intend to touch down in 90 countries across six continents and are holding forums and events such as Wednesday's talk and demonstration in San Rafael.
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Celebration as judge acquits anti-nuclear campaigners | Ekklesia - 0 views

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    Four anti-nuclear activists who took part in a mass protest at the Aldermaston nuclear base have been acquitted by a district judge at Reading Magistrates' Court.

    The four individuals were accused of obstructing the highway on 27th October 2008, but the judge, Peter Crabtree, ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove that they were even on the highway, let alone obstructing it. The defendants successfully argued that the blockade took place on Ministry of Defence land and did not significantly affect the public traffic flow.

    However, the judge did not accept the defendants' argument that the Atomic Weapons Establishment was itself engaged in unlawful activity.
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    Four anti-nuclear activists who took part in a mass protest at the Aldermaston nuclear base have been acquitted by a district judge at Reading Magistrates' Court.

    The four individuals were accused of obstructing the highway on 27th October 2008, but the judge, Peter Crabtree, ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove that they were even on the highway, let alone obstructing it. The defendants successfully argued that the blockade took place on Ministry of Defence land and did not significantly affect the public traffic flow.

    However, the judge did not accept the defendants' argument that the Atomic Weapons Establishment was itself engaged in unlawful activity.
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Green Left - Brief: AUSTRALIA: Anti-nuclear campaign gears up - 0 views

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    PERTH - Demonstrators wore "nuclear warheads" while percussion band Junkadelik gave extra life to a spirited protest outside the Australian Uranium Summit on May 7. The 100-strong action was organised by the Anti-Nuclear Alliance of WA.

    The rally chair, veteran peace campaigner Jo Vallentine, said the campaign against uranium mining must gear up in the face of moves by the state Coalition government to allow uranium mining in WA. She called on activists to organise a petition to state parliament with the largest number of signatures in WA history.

    In response to a new pro-uranium push from the nuclear industry a further two protests were organised outside pro-uranium events for May 11. Anti-uranium campaigners have vowed to end uranium mining in the state.
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Pensioner in nuclear protest - Chester Chronicle - 0 views

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    A GRANDMA for peace was arrested yet again after protesting against weapons of mass destruction.

    Veteran campaigner Joan Meredith, 79, from Malpas, was taking part in the CND/Trident Ploughshares Big Blockade at the Aldermaston nuclear plant in Berkshire when she was arrested on Monday last week.

    She was later charged with obstructing the highway. She has been ordered to appear at Reading court on December 12.
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