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Chernobyl — 30 years actions

In the frame of Days of Action «Chernobyl — 30 years» in twenty cities from six countries were held more than 30 events in memory of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster and for nuclear free future.
In some cities events were going on for a week, and in other places was last about a month. For example, in Belarus, from 19 to 26 April there was a «Chernobyl Week»: in program — performances, exhibitions, film screenings and the key event — International Conference «Chernobyl + 30». In Kharkov, from April 19 to May 8, held a series of poster exhibitions dedicates to accidents at NPPs of Chernobyl and Fukushima. On 22nd April famous russian ecologist Alexei Yablokov presented a new edition of the book «Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for human and nature.»

In many cities were held seminars «Chernobyl Lessons», in Arkhangelsk hold a creative contest «My nuclear free future», in Syktyvkar was an exhibition in the Institute of Culture and Arts n.a. P. Sorokin, Petrozavodsk — film-lesson, Yoshkar-Ola — personal exhibition of the regimental photographer, who served in the Chernobyl zone, in Nizhny Novgorod — a lecture and street action in the city center, in Irkutsk — a series of lectures «Chernobyl trace» in the Regional Juvenile Library, Saratov — distribution of leaflets, in Voronezh — public reading of «Chernobyl prayer» of Svetlana Aleksievich, in Murmansk — a meeting with the experts, environmentalists, the liquidators and the Ministry of Emergency Situations. A tour of the theater «Krily Halopa» united several countries: performances took place in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Brest and Kaliningrad.

Find events o report about your own action you can on the map — https://chernobyl30.wordpress.com/map/
Coalition «Chernobyl30» includes the Russian Socio-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth — Russia, Youth Human Rights Movement and a group «Ecodefense!». Campaign «Chernobyl — 30 years» was supported by 19 organizations from four countries (https://chernobyl30.wordpress.com/about_campaign/our_supportes/)

Our call:

Days of Action «Chernobyl 30 years»

In 2016, at April 26 the 30th anniversary of one of the largest nuclear catastrophe in the history of humanity — the Chernobyl disaster will take place. A coalition of organizations and activists calls on to join Days of action!

April, 26 is an International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Radiation Accidents and Catastrophes, proclaimed by the United Nations. Unfortunately, the Chernobyl disaster is not the only one, not the first and not the last disaster of the nuclear industry history. It is also a day to fight against nuclear threat and for a secure future with clean energy sources.

Short-sighted politicians, interested only in profits, play with the nuclear industry, which creates the problem of radioactive waste, risks of major accidents with the release of radiation and nuclear proliferation. The nuclear industry is trying to convince us that the probability of a major accident is once in 10 000 years. However, in less than 100 years of existence of the nuclear industry we have seen many radiation catastrophes: Mayak, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima…

We call on all activists in every country to join the Days of Action in the memory of the Chernobyl accident and to hold events in your cities and communities and claim the transition to renewable clean energy.

We have created a website with a set of materials to assist in the preparation and carrying out of Days of Action «Chernobyl 30 years.» Visit, learn, join, organize activities, add events to the map and share with others!

We are for the closure of nuclear reactors!

We say «no» to new Mayaks, Chernobyls, Fukushimas!

We stand for a nuclear-free future!

Young Russian Socio-Ecological Union / Young Friends of the Earth Russia

Youth Human Rights Movement

Ecodefense!

If you want to support our campaign with your name write us to e-mail — 30years.chernobyl@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/chernobyl.30years/

https://twitter.com/Chernobyl_30/

Materials for your events

Informational materials

What is Chernobyl? http://chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/what-is-chernobyl/

Timeline of disaster http://chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/timeline/

Nuclear Information and Resource Centre http://www.nirs.org/links.htm#chernobyl

Lessons of Fukushima http://fukushimalessons.jp/en.html

Reindeer are strangely radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl http://www.techinsider.io/chernobyl-radioactive-reindeer-2016-2

A Video About Life After the Chernobyl Disaster http://fromchernobyltofukushima.com/a-video-about-life-after-the-chernobyl-disaster/

The long shadow of Chernobyl http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/-sp-the-long-shadow-of-chernobyl

Nuclear scars of Chernobyl and Fukushima http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/Campaign-reports/Nuclear-reports/Nuclear-Scars/

Art (posters, photos etc)

Anti-nuclear posters from 28 different countries http://laka.org/protest/posters/posters.html

Anti-nuclear pics https://www.facebook.com/chernobyl.30years/photos_stream

Chernobyl 30 years on: photographs from inside the exclusion zone http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/11765272/30-years-on-The-eerie-scenes-of-disaster-stricken-Chernobyl-in-pictures.html