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Japanese Mothers Protest Dumping of Nuclear Waste into the Pacific Ocean

Mothers from Iwaki City and Onahama and activists protest TEPCO and the Japanese Government’s wreckless plans to once again dumb tons of radioactive waste from the still-melting-down Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant into the adjacent Pacific Ocean.

Via the Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World:

Japan has plans to release 1,280,000 tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean starting from 2023 and continue for more than 30 years.

Three independent human rights experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council expressed deep regret at the decision of Japan in a joint statement, saying that the “decision is particularly disappointing as experts believe alternative solutions to the problem are available.”

They expressed their concerns that the dumping of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi “could impact millions of lives and livelihoods in the Pacific region,” and such dumping “imposes considerable risks to the full enjoyment of human rights of concerned populations in and beyond the borders of Japan,” and “reminded Japan of its international obligations to prevent exposure to hazardous substances, to conduct environmental impact assessments of the risks that the discharge of water may have, to prevent transboundary environmental harms, and to protect the marine environment.”

The dumping of this radioactive water could cause irreparable damage to our planet, and could affect everything from the smallest sea creatures to our human living conditions and everyday lives.

Please watch and listen to the videos below (subtitled):


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A message from Ms. Miyuki Iizuka


A message from Ms. Yumi Chiba


a message from moms in Iwaki


A Message from “KOREUMI”

Issues and updates on Japan’s dumping plan

The Dangers of Tritium by Dr. Ian Fairlie

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At COP26, Youth Activists From Around the World Call Out Decades of Delay

Young people from around the world strike at home and in Glasgow to protest climate inaction from government leaders.

Inside Climate News

By Delger Erdenesanaa | November 10, 2021

At COP26, Youth Activists From Around the World Call Out Decades of Delay
Glasgow COP 2021

A Sense of Extreme Urgency 

This push and pull between rich and poor countries, between large and small, extractive economies and the rest, has been a hallmark of each COP negotiation to date. But youth in bigger and more polluting countries are acutely aware of the consequences, and many feel a visceral urgency to halt the climate crisis.

“This could truly be our best last chance,” said Ema Govea, who marked her 18th birthday in late October in Washington by beginning a hunger strike in front of the White House. She was one of five young Americans who decided climate change warranted such an extreme form of protest. 

The strikers had wanted President Biden to pressure Democrats in Congress to pass the full scope of his climate agenda. The U.S. government owes strong climate action not just to Americans but to the world, Govea said. The countries gathered for COP26 are well aware that the United States is the largest historic emitter of greenhouse gases. 

Here are youth activists’ demands at COP26:

  • Limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Hand over the $100 billion in climate financing promised to developing countries, and
  • Immediately halt new fossil fuel projects.

More Coverage by The Nation

Youth Activists Fight for Their Future at COP 26

On emissions targets, on funding to developing nations, and on phasing out fossil fuels, youth are demanding that COP26 deliver.

More Coverage on NPR:

Clean up your mess, young activists tell leaders at COP26 climate summit

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World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new research.

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

The richest 10% of the global population, comprising about 630 million people, were responsible for about 52% of global emissions over the 25-year period, the study showed.

Environmentalism Without Class Struggle is Just Gardening

The report, compiled by Oxfam and the Stockholm Environment Institute, warned that rampant overconsumption and the rich world’s addiction to high-carbon transport are exhausting the world’s “carbon budget”.


Such a concentration of carbon emissions in the hands of the rich means that despite taking the world to the brink of climate catastrophe, through burning fossil fuels, we have still failed to improve the lives of billions, said Tim Gore, head of policy, advocacy and research at Oxfam International.


“The global carbon budget has been squandered to expand the consumption of the already rich, rather than to improve humanity,” he told the Guardian. “A finite amount of carbon can be added to the atmosphere if we want to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. We need to ensure that carbon is used for the best.”





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Climate change is becoming less a battle of nations than rich vs poor

The top 1 per cent by income of the world’s population account for about 15 per cent of emissions, according to UN data. That is more than double the share of the bottom 50 per cent.

Rich are the Biggest Polluters

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Climate Change Emergency: API Community Impacts and Actions

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 7:00-8:30PM (online)


Beginning Nov. 1, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland for COP 26, the most important U.N. climate summit since Paris, 2015. Four years after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and amid worldwide mobilizations, the U.S. has rejoined. There is potential for a global restart in halting the rise in greenhouse gases. 

This program will discuss the climate summit and the ways local API communities are working to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, and preparing against the increasing threat of heatwaves. Panelists include Dean Toji, CSULB professor; Jan Victor Andasan with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice; Jeshow Yang of API Forward Movement; Alice Lee Stevens, RN, co-founder of Long Beach 350; and Gisele Fong, formerly of End Oil. 

The A3PCON Environmental Justice Committee works to engage and educate API communities on climate change and environmental justice, raise API concerns and strengthen their voices in broader climate coalitions and support environmental organizing in API communities.  We have held educationals, showed a film on rising sea levels threatening Pacific Islands, organized for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, testified at the California Air Resources Board, raised funds for Standing Rock and are in coalition for net zero emissions in goods movement vehicles.

For more information contact [email protected]

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Win a Green New Deal

Saturday, September 15, 2018:  Activists share details about the disproportionate pollution faced by Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black and Brown communities in Southern CA and other issues of Environmental Injustice, linking them to the larger problem of the Global Climate Crisis.

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Key Points in the Green New Deal

Some significant and key points from the new Green New Deal registration. Each slide plays for approximately 10-12 seconds, so pause as you like to read each one of them.