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Culture jamming the Eiffel Tower

Blog entry by Andrew | 13 July, 2008 1 comment

French state nuclear company Areva sponsored a nice ring of EU stars for the Eiffel Tower - probably to kiss up to President Sarkozy (who also serves as a kind of "nuclear power salesman in chief"). Some Greenpeace France activists...

Fallout from July 11 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Top News: Japanese nuclear fuel plant worker exposed to radiation ‘Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan Co said a worker at a nuclear fuel producing plant in the central...

Uranium: dealing with devils

Blog entry by Justin | 11 July, 2008

Uranium: dealing with devils The nuclear industry certainly makes for strange bedfellows and if we’re going to maintain ‘energy security’ with nuclear power, it’s going to mean getting into bed with some very ugly characters indeed. ...

Junichi and Toru charged for exposing the whale meat scandal

Blog entry by Dave | 11 July, 2008

Junichi and Toru, our two activists who exposed the Japanese whale meat scandal and have been held in detention for the last three weeks, have been charged with theft and trespass. This is despite pressure from more than 30...

Iceland whale watching boat blocks whalers

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 July, 2008 5 comments

Whale watching brings in far more money than whaling. Not surprisingly, a lot of Icelanders have begun to question why their government keeps giving permits to kill 40 or so whales each year - when it's obviously going to hurt their...

‘Only’ 18,000 litres

Blog entry by Justin | 10 July, 2008 3 comments

Don’t panic! Don’t panic! Apparently, only 18,000 litres of the 30,000 litres of the liquid containing uranium spilled by French nuclear ‘experts’ Areva at the Tricastin nuclear site this week reached the ground and the Gaffiere and...

Fallout from July 10 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 10 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Space War: Indian nukes and the G8 ‘The most important event at the G8 meeting in Hokkaido, Japan, was a meeting on the sidelines between U.S. President George...

Bush: "Goodbye from world's biggest polluter"

Blog entry by Andrew | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

In the, "too true to be funny" department ... President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit. As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told...

Community power against coal

Blog entry by Mareike | 10 July, 2008 1 comment

I cannot describe my feeling other than I am absolutely overwhelmed. The Rainbow Warrior sailed to the province of Prachuab Kiri Khan (PKK), home to one of the strongest community oppositions against coal in Thailand. A fleet of over...

G8 not so great

Blog entry by Justin | 9 July, 2008

In case you hadn’t noticed, the G8 leaders’ summit (http://www.g8summit.go.jp/) was held in Hokkaido, Japan this week. The outcome of the summit was everything we’ve come to expect when the world’s eight most powerful people sit down...

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