1.) SAVE THE DATE – INDIAN DOCUMENTARIAN BRINGS FILM TO CHICAGO:
NEIS kicks off its 2014 “KNOw-Nukes!” film series with a showing of the new documentary, “High Power,” by Indian documentarian Pradeep Indulkar. The film will be shown along with a panel discussion with the filmmaker on Thursday, March 6th, 6:30 p.m. at DePaul University’s Schmitt Academic Center, Room 154, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The showing is being done in cooperation with the DePaul Dept. of Religious Studies, Global Asian Studies Dept., independent DePaul students, and NEIS. The showing is free, and open to the public.
Here’s a trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxq0UifZlE
The film chronicles the horrible effects on the local population and environment resulting from the opening of the Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant in India. With India’s plans to build many more such nuclear reactors, and the Fukushima disaster still ongoing, this film serves as a warning not just to the people of India, but of the world.
2.) WE NEED YOU THERE — 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE ONGOING FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER, TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH:
NEIS is coordinating efforts in the Chicago area to observe the third anniversary of the continuing Fukushima nuclear disaster. As part of a nation-wide effort, NEIS will be leading a protest and letter signing event at the Japanese Consulate in Chicago the morning of the 11th. This will be at Michigan and Chicago Aves., SE corner, through the noontime hour. Details for the event are in development. Check the NEIS website and Calendar of events for developing details; and contact the NEIS office if you are interested in participating.
Films about Fukushima will be shown the evening of the 11th, at the NEIS Office, 3411 W. Diversey, Chicago. Discussion will follow each film. We are showing (with popcorn):
- 6:00 p.m. — “Nuclear Aftershocks,” Frontline show, 60 min.
- 7:30 p.m. – “Radioactivists – Protest in Japan since Fukushima,” 73 min.
PLANNING SESSIONS: preliminary planning meetings will take place for these events on Tuesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m.; and Monday March 10th at 6 p.m., at NEIS. We CAN Skype you in if you can’t come, but you MUST provide us with a phone number or Skype address 1 day in advance of these sessions. Let us know if you plan to participate.
3.) IF YOU SUPPORT OUR WORK, THEN PLEASE – SUPPORT OUR WORK!:
As we enter our 33rd year, NEIS still remains the only organization in Illinois devoted exclusively and full-time to the issues of nuclear power and radioactive waste, and radiation hazards. Trouble is – it’s getting harder and harder to raise the funds to keep going; and we don’t see any groups waiting in the wings to continue the work if we’re gone.
With the new threat to the Illinois moratorium on nuclear reactors, the threat of 9,000 tons of long-lived dangerous spent reactor fuel coming to Illinois, the radiation threat from fracking, and the irresponsibly conducted decommissioning of the Zion nuclear reactor site underway, NEIS has its work cut out for itself in 2014. We definitely need your support, and need it now.
Please visit our website today and become a member or make a contribution to a less nuclear world at a level you can comfortably afford. You may not get any public Olympic recognition for doing it, but you will have done an important thing at a time when it was sorely needed.
4.) IF YOU SUPPORT OUR WORK, THEN PLEASE – SUPPORT OUR WORK!—PART 2:
Here’s a way to support NEIS without sending us any money! If you shop online for ANYTHING, your shopping could earn NEIS contributions at absolutely no cost to you! Sign up for the iGive or GoodShop programs on the NEIS website, and designate NEIS as your receiving charity. If you shop at any of the thousands of participating online venders and stores, your purchase will automatically and securely register a contribution to NEIS. Once you’ve registered for these programs, you need do nothing else. How simple can this get? Here’s how to sign up:
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR iGIVE:
1.) go to NEIS website, www.neis.org
2.) click the “DONATE” TAB at the TOP of our webpage next to the “Contact Us” tab (NOT the blue “Donate Now” button on the right)
3.) scroll down until you come to the iGive.com logo, and click it
4.) follow the instructions for signing up, making “Nuclear Energy Information Service” your receiving charity
5.) call/e-mail us back if you have any problems
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR GOODSHOP:
1.) go to www.goodsearch.com
2.) Click the “GoodShop” tab
3.) sign up for “Nuclear Energy Information Service” as your receiving charity
4.) call/e-mail us back if you have any problems
Thanks in advance!