Archiv des Autors: Lukas Thiele
Nahezu zeitgleich zur Debatte um den Atomausstieg, doch von den Medien weitgehend unbeachtet, will die Bundesregierung demnächst über eine Bürgschaft von 1,3 Milliarden Euro zum Weiterbau des AKW Angra3 in Brasilien entscheiden. Der Bau von Angra 3 war bereits im Jahr 1984 begonnen und zwischenzeitlich gestoppt worden. Das geplante AKW wird von NGOs unter anderem als “Risikoreaktor” eingestuft, weil es in einem Erdbebengebiet liegt und auf veralteter Technik basiert.
Grundsätzlich ist die Bürgschaft bereits zugesichert, nun will das Kampagnenportal CAMPACT mit einer Aktion am Mittwoch, 06. Juli 2011 vor dem Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin auf die Debatte aufmerksam machen und Finanzminister Rösler mit einem Apell auffordern, die sogenannte “Hermes-Bürgschaft” zurückzuziehen. Über 120.000 Unterstützer hat die Kampagne bereits im Internet auf www.campact.de gesammelt.
Die Idee: Möglichst viele Menschen lassen vor dem Kanzleramt Strandatmosphäre entstehen, mit Liegestühlen, Palmen und Sambarhythmen – so wie sie derzeit noch rund um den geplanten Bauplatz von Angra direkt am Atlantik herrscht. Dann tritt eine Rösler-Puppe auf und übergibt ein großes AKW als Geschenk. Die Strandatmosphäre ändert sich schlagartig und alle fangen an, gegen das AKW zu demonstrieren.
Zeit: Mittwoch, 6. Juli, 8.30 bis ca. 9.15 Uhr
Ort: Vor dem Bundeskanzleramt, Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, Berlin
Mehr Informationen: http://www.campact.de/atom2/sn12/aktion1
Bildnachweis: Google Maps
Geoffrey B. Small is a well-known fashion designer who lives close to Venice. As the italian government plans to construct a nuclear power plant very close to his studio he started a campaign against these plans (“Logomania”). During the Biennale in June they have set up an exhibition of three art projects.
The exhibition title: THIS IS NOT A FLOWER…CHERNOBYL. FUKUSHIMA. VENEZIA?
More information on www.geoffreybsmall.net/logomania.html
From 1st to 5th June, the “Atlantis 11″ exhibition will present various works and activities from their partner countries at the Biennale in Venice. The exhibition will be open from June 1st to 6th, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Palazzo Zenobio at Collegio Armeno Moorat Raphael. The opening will be on June 1st at 7 p.m. Moreover, two panel discussions will take place on June 2nd and 3rd at 7 p.m.
“I REMEMBER CHERNOBYL” will be presented in the exhibition room as a 4-channel-videoinstallation with some of the statements combined with TV news clippings. We will post some more information about the exhibition and the installation video during the next days.
Hamaoka is a nuclear power plant situated in the Shizuoka prefecture/JAPAN. Citizens living in the Shizuoka area have now established an online-petition to stop Hamaoka in order to prevent another nuclear accident as it happened in Fukushima.
|“We believe that HAMAOKA nuclear power plant, in Shizuoka prefecture, is a nuclear disaster waiting to happen, because scientists predict that a gigantic earthquake will occur in the area where the plant is located.”
More information and petition: http://stophamaokanuclearpp.com/en/?p=50
We met the legendary german punksinger Nina Hagen during an event called “Lesen ohne Atomstrom” (german for: “Reading Without Nuclear Power”) which took place in front of the nuclear plant “AKW Krümmel”. After her concert she gave us an interview and shared her memories.
We met Leonid Korzh during the opening of an exhibition with photographs by Rüdiger Lubricht in Berlin. Leonid Korzh was policeman in Pripyat/UKRAINE and worked in 1986 as so-called liquidator to evacuate people from the Chernobyl region. The video pictures part of his memories. Here is his full statement:
“On the night of the 26th of April in 1986 the most horrible nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl happened. No one knew, which consequences this catastrophe would have for the whole world. We were told, that it is only a slight hiccup. In truth, this was the most terrible nuclear catastrophe that happened on our planet.
On the 26th of April in 1986, I was at home. Because of my profession I was ordered to the city of Pripyat to evacuate its inhabitants. On the 26th of April in 1986, 50000 inhabitants of Pripyat, were evacuated. We evacuated the inhabitants of Chernobyl and Polewskoe, too. Polewskoe was evacuated later. I can’t forget this tragedy that has happened in my village. Thousands of tons of radioactive material had reached the air and thereby also the village and the people that have lived there. These people were not evacuated. Only on the 3rd of May in 1986 the village Karpachi was evacuated. Today, this village no longer exists.
At first, we absolutely did not understand, what had happened. But when they started to evacuate women, children and old people, we understood, that something terrible had happened. We were very concerned. Concerned about our relatives, family and children. The people that lived near the power plant were severely irradiated. I had to fulfil many other duties which had been of importance at that moment. First they said, the people have to leave the area for only three days but that was a lie. They had to leave their homes forever.
Pripyat is without inhabitants, for 25 years already. I am convinced, that the people had only a few information. With more information available, the consequences had not been that cruel.Especially children had to suffer from the Chernobyl catastrophe. They got a high dose of radiation. All these children have heart- neurological and joint diseases. This worries us a lot, because the Chernobyl problems still exists. They say that people will forget these problems only after 300 years”