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<<Cracking the Nuclear Labyrinth>> International Forum 2012

 

On the anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
<<Cracking the Nuclear Labyrinth>> International Forum 2012
10th March 2012 
A year on from the Fukushima disaster, is life in Japan back to normal? What lessons have we learnt about the massive nuclear industry? What do we really know about radiation and nuclear energy? What impacts do they have on our lives?

We would like to invite you to take part in <<Cracking the Nuclear Labyrinth>> International Forum. Among the speakers are ex-Fukushima resident/unionist, nuclear experts from Canada and the States, let’s crack the nuclear labyrinth together!

Date: Saturday 10th March 2012

Time: 10am - 5:15pm

Place: Hong Kong Polytechnic University GH201

Details: http://nonukesforumen.blogspot.com/

Enquiries: 6129 4090 or  nuke.globalmon@gmail.com

10:00 - 10:15 am Opening Speech
10:15 - 11:15 am Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Gordon Edwards, President, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
“The Labyrinth of Challenges and Choices”
11:15 - 11:35 am Tea Break
11:35 am - 12:55 pm Representative of Green Citizens’ Action Alliance, Taiwan
- The lies and deception of Taiwan’s Nuclear-free Homeland Policy
- Power structure of technology decision making in Taiwan
Fukushima resident and Unionist
- Brief introduction to Japanese anti-nuclear movement: how workers
and unions have engaged in the movement
- Personal experience in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including how
government has lied to the public
- Nuclear workers in Japan
12:55 - 1:30 pm Lunch time
1:30- 2:30 pm Sharing session on “The Tragedy of Fukushima
(Press Conference starts at 1:50pm in Room BC216)
2:30 - 3:15 pm Robert Gould, M.D., Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Global warming and nuclear renaissance
- How health impacts of nuclear energy have been hidden from the public
3:15 -3:30 pm
(via video conference)
Representative of anti-nuclear movement in India
- Introducing anti-nuclear movement against Kudankulam power plant: mass participation, hunger strike, spreading through communites
- Reflection on the meaning of anti-nuclear movement in Asia
3:15 -3:30 pm Tea Break
3:45 - 5:15pm Lill Liu,  resident of Japan,  former journalist of China Times, writer on gender, culture and nuclear power
- Nuclear power in Japan - Taiwan - Mainland China - Hong Kong: A perilous belt in East Asian
Wolfgang Pomrehn, German freelance journalist and book author on energy and climate issues
- The nuclear endgame - alternatives and actions
Conclusion

Interpretation will be provided

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