From: Felton Davis
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Professor Chris Williams, a science teacher at Pace University
and the author of "Ecology and Socialism," will give a talk about
his recent trip to Japan in solidarity with anti-nuclear activists
and the people of Fukushima.
 
At 7:45 pm on Friday, March 2nd (just nine days before the
first anniversary of the disastrous multiple meltdown at the
Fukushima complex), Chris will be the featured speaker
at the Catholic Worker, located at 55 East 3rd Street in
Manhattan.  (Take the F-Train to the 2nd Avenue stop,
and walk up three blocks to 3rd Street -- Maryhouse is
a few doors east of The Bean. Call us at 212-777-9617.)
 
This is a unique opportunity to hear about the inspiring
response of ordinary citizens in Japan in the face of an almost
unprecedented catastrophe that is far from over. 
 
"With regard to the immediate abolishment of nuclear plants,
some people voice concerns about energy shortage. There are
also various challenges such as the reduction of carbon dioxide.
However, most important of all, we as members of the human
race, have responsibilities to protect all life and nature as God’s
creation, and to pass on a safer and more secure environment
to future generations. In order to protect life, which is so precious,
and beautiful nature, we must not focus on economic growth
by placing priority on profitability and efficiency, but decide at
once to abolish nuclear plants." 
       (Catholic Bishops of Japan -- Nov. 8, 2011)
 
What were the dire circumstances of the Fukushima evacuees
that prompted the bishops to issue such a comprehensive call
to nuclear abolition in November?  How can the interconnected
dangers of nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear waste
be revealed to a 21st century public lulled into apathy by govern-
ment and industry propaganda?  What is at stake economically
and environmentally in the perpetuation of nuclear technology,
and why has such systematic secrecy been employed to protect it? 
How many global assaults on the biological integrity of the
human race will it take before people rise up and demand
an end to "nuclear madness"? 
 
Please come to the Catholic Worker on March 2nd and help us
take up the most pressing health and environmental issue
of our time.  Listen to Chris's in-depth account of the Japanese
people's response, and learn about local events now in the
planning stage for this anniversary, including a peace walk
from the Oyster Creek reactor in New Jersey to the Indian Point
complex on the Hudson River, and a March 11th demonstration in Union Square.
 
Felton Davis
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