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Olympics In Fukushima? Are You Insane? Film & Report On Corruption & Olympics

Sunday, May 26, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
No Nukes Action
Location Details:
Berkeley Main Library
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley CA 94704

5/26/19 Berkeley Film & Forum

Olympics In Fukushima? Are You Insane?

Film Screening and Report On Corruption & The Olympics with Professor George Wright

Olympics In Fukushima? Are You Insane?

Film Screening and Report On Corruption & The Olympics with Professor George Wright

Sunday May 26, 2019 1:30 PM
Berkeley Main Library
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley CA 94704

The Japanese Abe government which was involved in massive bribery to get the Olympics in 2020 has now with the support of the Internatonal Olympics committee moved baseball and the Para-Olympics to Fukushima. Abe told the Olympic Committee that there was no longer any danger in Fukushima and Japan because Fukushima had been “decontaminated”. This is despite the fact, that there are over 1 million tons of contaminated radioactive water with tritium in tanks surrounding the leaking nuclear plants and there are also tens of thousands of bags or radioactive material spread throughout Fukushima. Additionally TEPCO which is now controlled by the government has to use massive amounts of water to cool the melted radioactive rods which still have not been removed from the reactors. The plan to have the Olympics in Fukushima is part of a massive whitewashing of the continuing dangers of this nuclear catastrophe and is a BIG LIE propagated by the Abe government and now the Olympic Committee.
The government is also demanding that families and children return to Fukushima or lose their housing subsidies and is using Yakuza contractors to bring in day laborers and migrant workers without training to work on the clean-up.
Join No Nukes Action in the premier screening of the rough cut of “Olympics In Fukushima? Are You Insane? by the Labor Video Project. This film allows you to hear Japanese teachers, clean-up workers, railroad workers, anti-nuclear activists and former Ambassador Murata talk about the dangers of the Olympics in Fukushima.
Also Professor George Wright who is an expert on the Olympics will take about the systemic corruption in the Olympics and how this corruption has led to the Olympic Committee colluding with the Abe government to allow it to move part of the Olympics to Fukushima. The former head of the Japanese Olympic Committee Tsunekazu Takeda is being prosecuted for corruption and bribery in Abe’s effort to get the Olympics.

People Around The World Are Now Trying To Stop Abe’s Scheme to Bring The Olympics To Japan

Sunday May 26, 2019 1:30 PM
Berkeley Main Library
2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley CA 94704

Sponsored by No Nukes Action Committe

International Campaign

“Tokyo 2020 - The Radioactive Olympics”

In 2020, Japan is inviting athletes from around the world to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games. We are hoping for the games to be fair and peaceful. At the same time, we are worried about plans to host baseball and softball competitions in Fukushima City, just 50 km away from the ruins of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. It was here, in 2011, that multiple nuclear meltdowns took place, spreading radioactivity across Japan and the Pacific Ocean - a catastrophe comparable only to the nuclear meltdown of Chernobyl.

The ecological and social consequences of this catastrophe can be seen everywhere in the country: whole families uprooted from their ancestral homes, deserted evacuation zones, hundreds of thousands of bags of irradiated soil dumped all over the country, contaminated forests, rivers and lakes. Normality has not returned to Japan.

The reactors continue to be a radiation hazard as further catastrophes could occur at any time. Every day adds more radioactive contamination to the ocean, air and soil. Enormous amounts of radioactive waste are stored on the premises of the power plant in the open air. Should there be another earthquake, these would pose a grave danger to the population and the environment. The nuclear catastrophe continues today.

On the occasion of the Olympic Games 2020, we are planning an international campaign. Our concern is that athletes and visitors to the games could be harmed by the radioactive contamination in the region, especially those people more vulnerable to radiation, children and pregnant women.

According to official Japanese government estimates, the Olympic Games will cost more than the equivalent of 12 billion Euros. At the same time, the Japanese government is threatening to cut support to all evacuees who are unwilling to return to the region.

International regulations limit the permitted dose for the general public of additional radiation following a nuclear accident to 1 mSv per year. In areas where evacuation orders were recently lifted, the returning population will be exposed to levels up to 20 mSv per year. Even places that have undergone extensive decontamination efforts could be recontaminated at any time by unfavourable weather conditions, as mountains and forests serve as a continuous depot for radioactive particles.

Our campaign will focus on educating the public about the dangers of the nuclear industry. We will explain what health threats the Japanese population was and is exposed to today. Even during normal operations, nuclear power plants pose a threat to public health – especially to infants and unborn children.

There is still no safe permanent depository site for the toxic inheritance of the nuclear industry anywhere on earth, that is a fact.

We plan to use the media attention generated by the Olympic Games to support Japanese initiatives calling for a nuclear phase-out and to promote a worldwide energy revolution: away from fossil and nuclear fuels and towards renewable energy generation.

We need to raise awareness of the involvement of political representatives around the world in the military- industrial complex.

We denounce the attempt of the Japanese government to pretend that normality has returned to the contaminated regions of Japan.

We call on all organisations to join our network and help us put together a steering group to coordinate this campaign. The Olympic Games are still two years away – now is still time to get organised.

We look forward to hearing from you, with best regards,

For the campaign „Nuclear Free Olympic Games 2020“: Annette Bänsch-Richter-Hansen Jörg Schmid Henrik Paulitz Alex Rosen
Added to the calendar on Sat, May 18, 2019 1:03PM
by No Nukes Action
Over 1 million tons of radioactive water with Tritium in tanks surrounds the leaking Fukushima nuclear reactors which still needs tons of water to keep cool. These tanks could rupture in another major earthquake as well as a collapse of the reactors which are still damaged.
§Azuma Stadium In Fukushima Where Olympic Games Will Be Held
by No Nukes Action
The Abe government in a major whitewashing lie campaign has said that Fukushima is "decontaminated". Here is an advertisement for the games at Fukushima at the Fukushima train station.
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