Walk for a New Spring: Remember Fukushima. We had a wonderful potluck supper on Friday and learned much about nuclear power, including the beginning of the process, uranium mining in Australia, the United States and Canada, and its impact on indigenous peoples. From us, the walkers learned about our struggles in Springfield to improve our environment and end homelessness and police brutality.
Connecticut River Watershed Council, President Chelsea Gwyther, where we learned that the thermal pollution from Vermont Yankee has reduced the shad population of the river by 99%! You can sign a petition asking Vermont Yankee to use its cooling towers here.
At Arise, in preparation for our river ceremony, we had written haikus, and at the river we passed them out and we each read one. The haiku I was handed was one I had written:
yet the tree still live. This spring,
green will bind her wounds.
I want to thank Ellen Graves, our Peace and Anti-Violence organizer. I finally understood, emotionally as well as intellectually, why she and other members of the SAGE Alliance are willing to be arrested again and again to shut Vermont Yankee down.
March 24th is a Day of Action to close Vermont Yankee. Call Ellen at Arise for more information.