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Laborfest: Fukushima, Nuclear Power & Labor

Monday, July 16, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fourth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street and Townsend. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Cesar Chavez St, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Townsend to Second Street.

Fukushima, Nuclear Power and Labor
The meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear reactors continues and the contamination of people in Fukushima, Japan and the world has not stopped. The Japanese government refuses to evacuate children, and the communities continue to be contaminated. The Japanese railway workers union, Doro-Mita this year, has launched a strike against further contamination of their members. At the same time there are two nuclear plants in Diablo Canyon and San Onofre that have serious health and safety problems while nuclear safety whistleblowers are being retaliated against.
What is going on at Fukushima, what is the meaning of this for US workers, including transportation workers and communities, and what can working people do about these conditions, will be some of the issues addressed at this forum.

•Shin’ichi Ishii, the President of Doro-Mito, a Japanese railroad workers union
•Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuke activist from Fukushima, Japan
•Ron Kaminkow, Secretary Railroad Workers United RWU (invited)
•Nuclear power plant whistleblower
Sponsored by Labor Video Project
No Nukes Action Committee
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Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 6:55AM
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