Activists Getting Active – Vermont Yankee SHUT IT DOWN Affinity Group
protesting at the gates of the now-shuttered nuclear reactor.
Frances Crowe, third from left, Hettie Nessle to her left.

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This Week’s Featured Interviews:

Activists getting active on multple fronts!

  • Linda Seeley is a veteran member of the group San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace.  Here, she fills us in on how the New York article, The Activists who Embrace Nuclear (GAK!) was not researched with anyone connected with the group – meaning due diligence was not done on the article.  She has more as well.
    Mothers for Peace is asking for letters to be sent to the New Yorker:

    • Letters to the New Yorker editor:  themail@newyorker.com, and per their guidelines, include your postal address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for length and clarity, and may be published in any medium. All letters become the property of The New Yorker.

Activist being Active and on-site at Vermont Yankee: Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer

  • Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker with over forty years experience who directed POWER STRUGGLE (86 minutes, 2019), which portrays a heated political battle to close down the problem-plagued Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Filmed over five years, the film follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected state officials—alarmed at increasing safety violations—take on the federal government and one of the biggest power companies in the United States and eventually win. Robbie talks about POWER STRUGGLE, as well as his long filmmaking career which started at age 18 filming the birth of the antinuclear power direct action movement with his film, SEABROOK 1977 (www.turningtide.com/seabrook-1977). He also talks about his 1980 radio documentary, VOICES FROM THREE MILE ISLAND (https://www.powerstrugglemovie.com/voices-from-three-mile-island) and his 1982 nuclear disarmament film, CHOOSE LIFE.

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Veteran activist Harvey Wasserman as a very young man in Robbie Leppzer’s film SEABROOK 1977

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Ford wanted to build a nuclear-powered car and decided against it in 1957.  So why are they now building a model for their museum? 

You do NOT want to be rear-ended in this nuclear reactor-powered car