Japanese Women Stage Die-In To Protest Nuclear Power
June 25th, 2012 | Blog, Community, die-in, Fukushima, health, Japan, nuclear, Ooi, protest, radiation
I just had to repost this video as it broke my heart to hear these women from Fukushima speak from their hearts about the desperate situation they are in and the frustration they feel with the way their Prime Minister is ignoring the situation and going ahead and reopening the Ooi Nuclear plant. It is very sad to hear that the day after they staged this protest the Prime Minister announced that the plant would be reopened. The nuclear industry has its claws deep in the politicians of most nations. The fact of the matter is that individuals do not use as much power as industry does. The Fukushima plant was there to supply the auto manufacturing industry etc not the people. Also there is no need to make throw-away cars and other utilities as is being done these days. Quality products can be made to last which would result in less constant need for manufacturing redundant products. As we are seeing growth will be the death of us just like it was the death of the people of Easter Island.
Women’s “Die-In” against the Restart of Ooi Nuke Plant (Jun/07/2012)
On June 7, 2012, about 70 women including 10 women from Fukushima did a “die-in” in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence to protest against the restart of Ooi Nuclear Power Plant. Before the die-in, 10 Fukushima women visited the Cabinet Office and met with officials to submit a letter of requests addressed to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
This video clip shows the words from the Fukushima women and part of the die-in.
On the very next day, June 8, 2012, Prime Minister Noda held a press conference and declared he would restart Ooi Nuclear Power Plant.
The original video (http://youtu.be/ODNhDhw_-VY) created by OurPlanet-TV. OurPlanet-TV is an independent net-based media and welcomes donations.
Translation and captioning by tokyobrowntabby.
Video editing by sievert311