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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A TIP OF THE HAT TO GERMAN ANTI-NUKE MOVEMENT


Even though the train carrying nuclear waste has completed its journey the German anti-nuclear movement deserves great credit and recognition for their tremendous effort to slow the shipment. In doing so they have alerted the world to the issue and pumped life back into a sagging anti-nuclear power movement worldwide.

The German government had previously promised that they would move away from nuclear power but this shipment belies that pledge.

The resurrection of the German anti-nuclear movement, which was huge during the early 1980's and gave life to the Green Party, is a good sign for all of us.

This non-violent and determined movement in Germany should be a reminder to all of us that the tides of resistance ebb and flow much like the oceans. Our job as activists is to keep building, even during the times of low tide, so that when the need arises the movements can spring to life again.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ben King said...

As in nuclear weapons? 100% agree

As in nuclear energy? I'd hate to see campaigns stop research into genuinely good stuff like Thorium reactors that have a lot less waste and cannot have runaway reactions.

11/17/10, 6:32 AM  

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