Taiwan's Anti-Nuclear March on 3/9

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It is near the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. However, Taiwan government had not learned the harsh lesson from the catastrophe, and still rejected terminating the nuclear power plants in use.

2013 is the critical year of anti-nuclear movement. We have movements all around the island, integrating a cross-party public opinion of antinuclear. We will make it a huge pressure that the government can not escape facing.

March 9rd, we need you to be in the protest.
March with Us. Kick out Nuclear Power Plants.


Summary

It is near the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. However,
Taiwan government had not learned the harsh lesson from the catastrophe, and still rejected terminating the nuclear power plants in use.

2013 is the critical year of anti-nuclear movement. We have movements all around
the island, integrating a cross-party public opinion of antinuclear. We will make it
a huge pressure that the government can not escape facing.

March 9rd, we need you to be in the protest.
March with Us. Kick out Nuclear Power Plants.

No more Nukes, 309’s nuclear NO Nuclear Power Protest

It is near the second anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. However, until now, the victims and their homeland are still overwhelmed by the contamination and the destruction caused by the radiation leakage. Much to our disappointment, Taiwan government had not learned the harsh lesson from the catastrophe, and still rejected terminating the nuclear power plants in use. Though“ the fracture of the anchor bolt in 2nd nuclear plant ” has astonished the whole country, the government still hastily decided to resume the plant under huge suspect and risk. Meanwhile, the extremely large amount of nuclear waste inside plants and the problems of the dumping of waste in Orchid Island (Lanyu, homeland of the Tao) are left unsolved due to the incapability of the government. Yet what is more worrying is the installation of the Fuel Rods in 4th Plant is about to start. Recent years, the 4th Plant has entered the testing phase. With the repeated extension of construction time and outbreaks of serious accidents and scandals, many experts had stated the impossibility of security of it. However, the Government and Taipower Company had bent on their own way, intending to supplement budget of more than 5o billion NTD to the wrong construction, making the total construction expenditure near 350 billion NTD. In addition, the construction was demanded to speed up, in order to complete the installation of the fuel rods by the start of 2014 to create a “fait accompli”, making the operation of the 4th plant impossible to suspend. Considering the poor quality of the construction of the 4th plant, the installation of the fuel will cause huge threat and disaster to our island!

However, the growing of anti-nuclear movement is also exciting. During recent years, more and more people were aware of the frangibility of nuclear security and the absurdity of the intimidation of electricity price rise claimed by Taipower. Previous antinuclear organizations integrated with newly grown social forces. . With waving anti-nuclear flags and civil movements all around Taiwan, people express their fundamental aspiration: we don’t need nuclear power, but instead, a secure, fair, and sustainable homeland.

2013 is the critical year of anti-nuclear movement. We have movements all around the island, integrating a cross-party public opinion of antinuclear. We will make it a huge pressure that the government can not escape facing. In 2013, threatened by the following installation of the fuel rods, we are taking to the street for the 3rd times, yelling to the government,” only the civil can decide their future, which is a future without nuclear!” The 4th plants will never be secure unless the construction of which is terminated. Let’s go for a farewell for nuclear power and step to the future!
The 4th plant will never be secure only if the development of its work is ceased.

2013 NO Nuclear Protest: Our Demands

  1. Stop supplementing the budget of 4th nuclear plant
  2. Stop the installation of fuel rods in 4th nuclear plant
  3. Stop dangerous nuclear power and decommission 1st, 2nd, and 3rd nuclear plants
  4. Remove nuclear waste from Orchid Island and comprehensively review nuclear policy
  5. Implement ”zero-growth of electricity demand policy ”

More Information about Protest

3/9 TAIPEI NO Nuclear Power Protest
14.00 meeting @ Ketagalan Blvd.(In front of the Presidential Building)
Routes: 15.00 Ketagalan Blvd.→ZhongShan S.Rd. →Roosevelt Rd. →NanHai Rd. →HePing W. Rd. →ZhongHua Rd. →HanKou St. →GuanQian Rd. →ZhongXiao W. Rd. →GongYuan Rd. →QingDao E. Rd. →ZhongShan S. Rd. →Ketagalan Blvd.
18.30-21.30 No Nuclear Evening Party @ Ketagalan Blvd.
22.00 @ Ketegalan Blvd. Night Vigil, Workshop and Candlelight Forum

3/10 8.00 Flag Raising Ceremony:“No Nukes, no more Fukushima”

More Information Taipei:http://www.facebook.com/stopnukesnow

3/9 Central Taiwan No-nuclear Protest Parade X STOP NUKES Concert @ Taichung
13.00 Meeting @ Taichung Civil Square(On the opposite of Eslite Park Lane Taichung )
Routes: Civil Square →Gongyi Rd. →Meicun Rd. →Taiwan Blvd.(New Name: Taiwan Antinuclear Blvd.)→Huilai Rd.→Shizheng N. 7th Rd.→City Hall Square
16.30 Antinuclear Concert @ City Hall Square

More Information Taichung:http://www.facebook.com/nonukestaichung

3/9 Southern Taiwan No-nuclear Protest Parade @ Kaohsiung
13.00 Meeting @ Aozihdih Forest Park(4th Exit of KMRT Aozihdih Station )
13.30 Concert @Aozihdih Forest Park
15.00 Protest Parade
Routes: Jhisheng Rd. →Bo-ai Rd. →Yucheng Rd. →Fumin Rd. →Sinjhuangzai Rd. → Bo-ai Rd. → Aozihdih Forest Park
17.00 Finale Performance and Sending out No-nuke Walnut Bread

More Information Kaohsiung: facebook.com/2013STNoNuke

3/9Eastern Taiwan No-nuclear Protest Parade@ Taitung
13.00 Meeting @ Taitung Hsin Sheng park(In front of the old railway station)
Protest Parade Routes
Hsin Sheng Rd. →Chuan Guang Rd. →Jeng Chi Rd. →Guang Ming Rd.
→Chung Cheng Rd. →Chung Hua Rd. →Hsin Sheng →Back to Hsin Sheng Park

More Information Taitung:http://aljungic430.blogspot.tw/
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文章作者
Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association, Taiwan
Translated by: Denyo Chang:

Denyo Chang is the volunteer of Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association, Taiwan