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Animals in Fukushima
Three lectures on Tuesday 28.5.2013 at 19.00 in the Turku Sali at Turun Yliopisto
After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, human beings were ordered to evacuate from an area of 20-30 km radius around the power plant. Their animals were left behind in the contaminated area. What happened to these animals? In three lectures Tashi Iwaoka and Kanako Kuramitsu describe the current situation and what citizens have been doing for the animals.
19:00-19:50: Report on Fukushima + discussion
19:50-20:00: Finland-Fukushima nuclear connection
20:00-21:00: Animals’ situation in Fukushima (short video clips + photos)
Presentations will be made in English.
Refreshments will be served at the venue.
This event is open to everyone, and please do spread the news!
Resistance to the nordic mining boom – action camp in Finnish North Karelia
starting the 18th of June 2013
Talvivaara’s nickel-uranium mine has caused the most serious environmental damage in the finnish history in decades. The mine has been continuously polluting the amazing waterscapes of eastern Finland. More and more people and organizations are demanding closing of the mine and the locals can’t use water from several lakes anymore, but it doesn’t seem to have any impact in a country where the finance elite knows that the government is in their service.
The eco-disaster in the Talvivaara mine is not a rare exception: rather, it is business as usual wherever large mining corporations are operating. For the surrounding areas, polluted groundwater has been the price to pay for every single uranium mine in the world so far. Despite this, a number of projects for opening huge mines are underway in Finland and Sweden. Disregarding the cost to the ecosystem or the opposition of locals, the international elite has decided to sacrifice the Nordic flora, fauna and waters to fuel the growth-compulsive economy.
Determined resistance is needed to keep the environment viable. Join us to share knowledge and skills, and to act! The camp is located ca. 30 km from the Talvivaara mine. Lue loppuun
Welcome to the blog of the Turva network!
’Turva’ means safety, but is also short for Toimintaa Uraaniteollisuutta Vastaan, which means Action Against Uranium Industry. Turva is an independent action network against nuclear power, uranium mining, nuclear and uranium weapons, and the whole uranium production chain and for its shutdown. Our activities are also closely connected to issues like mining and energy production in general, climate change, and issues with use of land and natural resources in general.
Our mode of operation is grassroots action without ’upper levels’, everyone in the network can participate and make initiatives. In the network are people from around Finland and other places as well, from different groups and movements as well as persons not affiliated with any groups. We work autonomously from organisations, political parties, and states. In our activities we focus on Finland, but we network and act also internationally – uranium industry issues know no borders, we don’t either!
If you want to work with us, find other people who are active, or if you want to publish a text or advertise an event through this blog, please contact us!
Because Turva is primarily about action and about networking, this blog is just one communication channel for the network, not an official mouthpiece. In the blog you will find news, information, opinions, and first and foremost, info about action and events. Also, of course, links to other good websites and groups.
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