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ACTION ALERT — National Anti-Nuclear Action Days

National Days of Anti-Nuclear Action

Greetings All —
For the first time in years, organizations from around the US are coordinating a national day of action to protest against the abuses of nuclear power.
The “tolerance” for what has happened at Fukushima by the people entrusted with protecting the health and safety of the public and the environment, and their willingness to continue the failed nuclear experiment no matter the cost the the Planet is no longer tolerable.  It is time to take concerted, coordinated action against this energy source and its backers.  And the time to begin this is — NOW.
While the main event will take place in New York City on Saturday, October 1, NEIS is conducting TWO actions, Friday and Saturday of this week.  We hope you will be able to come to one or both:

Friday,  Sept. 30,  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meet at State of Illinois Bldg.  plaza, Chicago for lunchtime leafleting and march

Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., movie/talk

“Into Eternity”
A documentary about radioactive wastes — like you’ve never seen or thought about before.
DePaul Univ.  Levan room 506,  2322 N. Kenmore,  Lincoln Park Campus,  free,  open to the public
Discussion to follow film
(shown in cooperation with Dept. of Religious Studies)

Download the flyer here.

NEIS 2011 Annual Meeting and Open House

An Invitation from Nuclear Energy Information Service to Members in Good Standing and their Guests

Dear NEIS Supporter,
We invite you to this year’s
NEIS 2011 Annual Meeting and Open House on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at  3411 W. Diversey, Chicago (Diversey, Kimball and Milwaukee; directions on our website at www.neis.org).

Program:
4:00 p.m. – Members Meeting & Awards, for NEIS Members in Good Standing
5:30 p.m. – Open House and optional Buffet for all NEIS supporters and guests sumptuous international local fare; enticing deserts; fresh fruits, cheese requested donation — $15; cash bar (beer and wine); $25 per couple
6:00 p.m. – Evening Program: Showing of the French documentary, “Déchets:  Waste”

Please RSVP and place orders for dinner by June 10th to NEIS office (773)342-7650; or online at www.neis.org, using the Donate button (write “Annual Meeting Dinner” in the “Special” section)

The Atomic Age from Hiroshima to the Present symposium

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

International House, the University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago IL. 60637

Exploring Nuclear Weapons and Energy through Documentaries with Discussion

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

RSVP for The Atomic Age symposium

The recent events at Fukushima, Japan, and the subsequent revelations about our own reactors here in Illinois (the most nuclear-reliant state in the U.S.) and the United States make this symposium critical for understanding the future of energy policy needed in this country.
For more information and the schedule:
NEIS will have an information booth there, and will be part of the film panel and Round Table discussion at the end of the day.
We hope you can come for some or all of the day’s events. Feel free to brings friends and family.  Please pass this notice along to people you think might be interested.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
–Dave Kraft, Director–
P.S. — and, if you support our work, then please — SUPPORT our work, below!  I mean, c’mon; a dollar a month?  Thanks. –Dave Kraft–
No more Chornobyl’s!  No more Fukushima’s!
Invest $1 a month in a nuclear-free world — today!

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NEIS Events: Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima. & Radiation Exposure and Health.

Posted April 15, 2011

Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima.
A series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, and lessons learned from the current nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan.
Monday, April 25: 

  • Memorial Service, 4-5 p.m. Henry Moore Sculpture to Atomic Energy, 56th and Ellis, Univ. of Chicago Campus
  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Univ. of Chicago Campus, Hyde Park, Chicago, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26: Chornobyl anniversary

  • International Radioactive Waste Awareness Day, leafleting and handing out personal-sized bits of “radioactive waste” — downtown Chicago – 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (volunteers needed)
  • “Radiation Exposure and Health: From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond,” DePaul Univ. Campus, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28:

  • “Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, 7 p.m.

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Radiation Exposure and Health.
From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond.
Tuesday, April 26:
6:30 ~ 8:30 p.m.
Depaul University McGowan South (1110 W. Belden) Room # 108 [map]
Speakers: 

  • JEFF PATTERSON: Past President, Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
  • DAVE KRAFT: Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service

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Join Us For The Rally to End Nuclear Power

Posted April 04, 2011

Wednesday, April 6th
4:30 – meet at Swissôtel, 323 East Wacker Drive
5:30 – march begins
6:00 – rally at Navy Pier

The Japanese radiation tragedy at Fukushima nuclear power station reminds us that Illinois is the most nuclear-reliant state in the U.S. We don’t have to be! Can we have a non-nuclear energy future in the U.S.? To quote a local, “Yes, we CAN!”

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