Monday, December 22
at Global Exchange from 6 – 9 pm
[STARTING PROMPTLY AT 6PM!]
2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
Occupy Forum Presents…
Is Diablo Canyon our Fukushima Waiting to Happen?
Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman
Author of Solartopia
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
Codepink Golden Gate, organizer of the PG&E Ratepayer Revolt to Decommission Diablo
Grassroots action successfully shut the two reactors at San Onofre — a great triumph for our Mother Earth. We are all healthier, safer and richer for that grassroots victory. Now we must silence the double reactors on the coast at San Luis Obispo. Contrary to what Governor Brown thinks, nuclear power isn’t clean and green. Diablo is California’s last nuke. Let’s shut it down.
Diablo is surrounded by some 13 earthquake faults. The plant was designed in the 1960s and won’t withstand a major earthquake. Diablo doesn’t have cooling towers; instead, it uses “once through cooling” using 2/5 billion gallons of ocean water a day to cool the plant and returning that water to the ocean 20% hotter and full of tritium, killing billions of sea creatures. There is no place to put the radioactive waste. An accident would lead to unspeakable consequences for us all. The NRC’s chief resident inspector at Diablo, Dr. Michael Peck, recommended LAST YEAR to shut the plant because critical backup safety systems aren’t working.
The time for shutdown is long past due. Diablo’s owner, PG&E, has just been fined $1.4 billion for killing 8 people with a wholly avoidable explosion that destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno. They are out of compliance with earthquake and fire regulations. They are in violation of state water requirements. They may be losing huge sums of money. PG&E is in financial straits.
More citizens have been arrested at Diablo Canyon than any other nuclear plant in America. There are at least four major parallel citizen action campaigns now aimed at shutting these reactors. Any one of them welcomes you.
This gathering is meant to inform, energize, plan and commit us all to winning another great victory over the nuclear power industry, and to finally bring California to Solartopia, a green-powered state where we can live in harmony and safety with our nuke-free Mother Earth.
Join us at this rare and wonderful gathering… Bring your best intentions and let’s figure out how to win this one NOW.
Time will be allocated for announcements. Donations welcome, no one turned away.
He coined the term “No Nukes” and was arrested at Diablo back in the 80s. He helped organize concerts in Madison Square Garden and elsewhere with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, He has a radio program on Progressive Radio Network: Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 12.09.14 – PRN.fm
Linda Seeley is Vice-President and Spokesperson for San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, the legal intervenor in all matters pertaining to the safety and licensing of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in Avila Beach, California. She is an advanced facilitator of Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, group practices to guide us through the current world crisis without going crazy. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Santa Lucia Sierra Club and is a Core Team member of the national Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign. She has lived in San Luis Obispo for 32 years, where she delivered over a thousand babies during her career as a nurse-midwife. Her passion for the future generations is the guiding principle in her work to shut down Diablo Canyon.
Codepink’s Cynthia Papermaster
Cynthia Papermaster is a law librarian, justice activist and mother in Berkeley, California, Coordinator of “PG&E Ratepayer Revolt to Shut Diablo”, Director ofBerkeley No More Guantanamos, Co-Coordinator of Golden Gate Codepink Women for Peace, a Board Member of Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute. She is one of the “Vandenberg 15″ (Dan Ellsberg, Cindy Sheehan, Father Louis Vitale, etc.), arrested trying to stop an ICBM launch, undertook an 84-day hunger strike in 2013 in solidarity with Guantanamo and Pelican Bay, and has many arrests for civil disobedience in support of ending U.S. torture, closing Guantanamo, freeing Bradley Manning, ending illegal wars of occupation, drone killing, and auditing the Pentagon.
Take action and study up beforehand (or after the fact) at these sites:
Tell NRC Chairman Macfarlane to shut down Diablo Canyon! Sign the Friends of the Earth petition:
change.org has a petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission demanding that Diablo Canyon be decommissioned:
Our children need a safe future. Join the Codepink “PG&E Ratepayer Revolt” @ PG&E Ratepayer Revolt: Close Diablo Now!
“PG&E is endangering the lives of half a million Californians who live near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
Revoke PG&E’s license to operate this aging, unsafe, and unnecessary nuclear power plant.”