11:53:33 From Kathleen Sullivan/Hibakusha Stories to Hosts and panelists:
1:00 – 1:05 Sign in
1:05 – 1:20 Pam + intro
1:20 – 1:30 Yuki + video
1:30 – 1:40 Eileen
1:40 – 1:55 Rose
1:55 – 2:05 Setsuko + video
2:05 – 2:20 Benetick
2:20 – 2:25 poem + video
2:25 – 2:55 Q&A
2:55 – 3:00 Closing
12:24:44 From Kathleen Sullivan/Hibakusha Stories to Everyone:
Please consider a financial contribution to the Marshallese Educational Initiative https://www.mei.ngo/contribute
12:34:04 From Cody Dishner to Everyone:
Thank you Yukiyo
12:37:05 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
Eileen it’s so important to hear your voice. I appreciate all you’ve done to educate people about the nuclear colonialism in New Mexico. It has been an honor to work with you.
12:37:34 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
To learn more about the New Mexico Downwinders please go to www.trinitydownwinders.com
12:38:27 From Joanne Sweeney to Hosts and panelists:
Triggers also proposed to our region, Savannah River Site.
12:38:30 From Tommy Birkett to Hosts and panelists:
(they’re doing similar things in the fukushima coast as well – targeting vocational schools to create future managers of nuclear reconstruction)
12:38:38 From Cody Dishner to Everyone:
This was discussed in the Schools of Mass Destruction working group. This is extremely unethical
12:38:43 From Kelly Lundeen she/her to Everyone:
And thank you Tina for your work and sharing your story which is part of the same story.
12:40:56 From Hugh Gusterson to Everyone:
Thanks for the shout-out
12:42:01 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
The Archbishop of Santa Fe Archbishop Wester has recently delivered a pastoral letter entitled “A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament”. It was a monumental declaration in a State that is so influenced by nuclear weapons development and testing. I am so grateful for his courage in doing this. I’m certain he will be called out for doing this. If only we could get other Archbishops to follow his example!
12:44:51 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:[Proposal] Laws should be passed requiring governments to seek the advice and consent of the indigenous peoples on the following issues / concerns affecting their communities / regions:
(1) Administrative organization;
(2) Creation of sources of revenues;
(3) Ancestral domain and natural resources;
(4) Personal, family, and property relations;
(5) Regional urban and rural planning development;
(6) Economic, social, and tourism development;
(7) Educational policies;
(8) Preservation and development of the cultural heritage; and
(9) Such other matters as may be authorized by law for the promotion of the general welfare of the people of the region.
12:46:00 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
We were the first people ever exposed to radiation anyplace in the world!!!! I am a Downwinder and a cancer survivor….4th generation in my family to have cancer since 1945. My father died of cancer after suffering from 3 different cancers he didn’t have risk factors for. I had thyroid cancer. My sister is now being evaluated for cancer. My Dad’s 80 year old older sister just completed radiation for breast cancer. It never ends for us.
12:47:56 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
Happy birthday Eileen. We love you! You are such an amazing woman. Peace to you always and many blessings for you.
12:48:16 From Dr.Ellen Ferranti MD to Everyone:
Happy Birthday and thank you for all that you do!
12:48:34 From Ellen Thomas to Everyone:
Please support HR-2850, the “Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act” – https://bit.ly/prop1petition
12:48:43 From Ellen Thomas to Everyone:
12:49:43 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:
Governments should protect the rights of indigenous cultural communities to their ancestral lands to ensure their economic, social, and cultural well-being. Governments should protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them. Governments should protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.
12:49:57 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
ANNOUNCEMENT:. Gordon Edwards will present “Uranium — the Deadliest Shape Shifter” on NEIS’s (Nuclear Energy Information Service) Night With the Experts Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7pm Central time
David Kraft’s NWTE Zoom Room: [no need to register in advance] https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055280771?pwd=MC80OG5EdTFKQVdjREZBdzFMbVpqdz09
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7pm Central time.
Please watch for your Zoom invitations by email. To receive the flier by PDF attachment or for questions contact email@example.com or David Kraft firstname.lastname@example.org
12:51:10 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
Please contact your members of Congress and ask them to support the Amendments to RECA in Senate bill 2798 and House bill 5338. It is essential that we all push Congress to get the bills passed before RECA expires in July, 2022. It will add the Downwinders from Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Guam and expand coverage in Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. It will also add the Post 71 uranium Workers. We thank you for your support!
12:52:13 From William Burns to Everyone:
Suggestion. See “The Atomic States of America”. And also “Uranium Drive-In”. Additional information to educate others. And “Nuclear Savage: Secret Project 4.11”
12:52:17 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:
The States, consistent with their national interest, should adopt and pursue a policy of freedom from nuclear weapons in their territories.
12:52:45 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
As to HOLTEC…..they tell you it’s safe and seemingly it is until the time it’s not and then it’s catastrophic. If anyone thinks they’ll come back to clean up the mess after a catastrophe think again. We’ve been waiting 77 years for “them” to return!
12:53:10 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
This is one of the best Webinars I’ve ever been to. Thanks to Eileen, Rose, Pamela and all.
12:53:24 From Yael Danieli to Everyone:
The International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies of Trauma (ICMGLT) gave the “Repairer Recognition Award” to the Marshallese Educational Initiative. We did send our contribution, but please, check the plaque at www.ICMGLT.org in a few days. It is on its way to Benetick and we will put it on the site when He and April take the picture with it. Thanks, Yael Danieli
12:53:43 From Joanne Sweeney to Hosts and panelists:
NRC is having a hearing to allow commercial trucking companies to carry radioactive spent fuel casks on February 2nd. Check with Savannah River Site Watch
12:54:00 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
The Attorney Generals in both New Mexico and Texas have filed lawsuits to block HOLTEC.
12:54:01 From Ralph Hutchison to Hosts and panelists:
Eileen — HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here’s a wee bit on info to supplement your map. You mentioned the enrichment of Uranium at Hanford, but Ur enrichment did not happen there; it happened at Oak Ridge, TN during the Manhattan Project. OR was the source of the Little Boy bomb fuel; Hanford produced plutonium which fueled Fat Man… it was a great presentation; thanks!
12:54:42 From alice slater to Hosts and panelists:
Check out the Veterans for Peace Nuclear Posture Review! veteransforpeace.org
12:57:45 From leona (she/her) to Everyone:
Thank you Rose! There is a bill in the NM state legislature that can stop this! We appreciate calls to appropriate committee members and your elected officials (or just a general message to the governor). YES TO SB54!! https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=54&year=22
13:00:00 From Tina Cordova to Everyone:
January 27th is the National Day of Remembrance for Downwinders. Please go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86871092767 to participate in our live streamed event that day starting at noon MST.
13:00:16 From Mari Inoue – MPNFW to Everyone:
Link to Setsuko Shimomoto’s testimony:
(please share widely)
Pacific Nuclear Disaster Assistance Center in Kochi, Japan
13:04:52 From Sue Claydon to Everyone:
Hi Benetick so good to hear you again in the England.
13:05:35 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:
Indigenous peoples, women, the youth, workers, and other vulnerable groups need to have a ‘solid’ voice and greater representation in the Government and in corporations.
Each group should have a voting representation in the Congress, executive committees, legislative assemblies, corporate boards, and other deliberative bodies.
13:11:55 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:
Governments should conduct public consultations about nuclear activities.
13:20:25 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
13:21:53 From Laura Feldman to Everyone:
I serve on the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board and learned last week that the Testbed Initiative will and has been sending radioactive wastes from leaking storage tanks at Hanford to storage in Texas, over undisclosed roads through Eastern Oregon, and elsewhere. Recordings of these meetings, which are open to the public, can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/energy/safety-resiliency/Pages/OHCB-Meetings.aspx
13:22:06 From Odile Hugonot-Haber to Hosts and panelists:
13:22:20 From Gina Sotolongo to Everyone:
What a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing
13:24:14 From Mary Beaudoin to Hosts and panelists:
Greetings to Leona Morgan from Mary Beaudoin, Women Against Military Madness
13:25:01 From Ann Suellentrop to Hosts and panelists:
I would love to show this webinar to Kansas City folks. Would that be possible? Kansas City has one of the 8 major US nuclear weapons production sites. PeaceWorks KC strives to educate the public on nuclear issues.
13:25:28 From Mary Yelenick to Hosts and panelists:
There can be no peace until people’s needs are met, and injustices are redressed. The simple absence of war does not equate with peace. Quiet threats do not either.
13:25:33 From Odile Hugonot-Haber to Hosts and panelists:
nuclear would be hopeful deterrence but did not know all the waste and all people it killed.
13:25:41 From Robert Gould to Hosts and panelists:
Thanks to all for such a terrific session, and the important reminder about supporting the critical amendments re: RECA!
13:28:59 From Yael Danieli to Everyone:
@Mary Yelenick, Please, visit www.icmglt.org, esp. the section on Victims’ Rights, Rights of Future Generations and Reparative Justice. You can also contact me directly at email@example.com
13:31:09 From Jean Stevens to Everyone:
Check out Democracy Now today and the Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. https://www.democracynow.org/2022/1/25/activists_abolition_of_worlds_nuclear_weapons?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=88ed346f2d-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-88ed346f2d-191266113.
13:31:53 From alice slater to Hosts and panelists:
This is a fabulous panel! So sorry I have to get on a doctors appt zoom. Hope it’s recorded so I can see the end!
13:32:10 From Michael S Goodman to Everyone:
So many organizations that I hadn’t known about!
13:32:42 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
I agree with Leona 100%
13:33:09 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
Commercial nuclear projects are being used in the U.S. to produce materiel for nuclear weapons. For example, Watts Bar in Tennessee is fixing to increase the number of tritium bars to accommodate the Department of “Defense’s” (read “Aggression”) “need” to have each H-bomb at the ready and be primed. The Department of Energy pays for this. So the DOD’s obscene budget is actually even bigger, but the DOD doesn’t have to acknowledge it.
13:34:45 From leona (she/her) to Everyone:
Information about the 10 year plan: https://www.epa.gov/navajo-nation-uranium-cleanup/federal-plans-related-documents
13:36:16 From Jean Stevens to Everyone:
Citizens for Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety is doing great work on WIPP and Holtec issues.. Also issues with Holtec nightmare at the San Onofre tons of nuke storage 100 feet from the ocean!
13:37:50 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
Remember – The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) – a dump for plutonium contaminated nuclear weapons waste was approved because DoE claimed that they proved that the plutonium would be isolated from the accessible environment for 10,000 years. The dump failed 9,985 years ahead of schedule.
13:39:41 From Vicki Ross to Everyone:
So grateful to you all for your activism!! We’re also trying to use the TPNW as a handle for work to stop this illegal immoral foolhardy nuclear activity. How about the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples[UN DRIP] as another handle for work??
13:40:17 From Vicki Ross to Everyone:
UN- DRIP says nothing without prior free and informed consent.
13:41:35 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
@Jean Stevens – I was one of the founders of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety and worked as a community organizer in New Mexico from 1988 to 1999 – I always thought the term “nuclear safety” was an oxymoron because nuclear is always dangerous – never “safe”
13:43:43 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
Don’t nuke the climate! Thank you Leona Morgan!
13:43:52 From john alder to Everyone:
come visit eastern washington , we have hanford nuclear plant creating downwinders , horrific clean up and midnite mine on the spokan reservation which produced uranium and endless cancer cases
13:44:16 From Michael S Goodman to Everyone:
Also downriver on the Columbia too!
13:44:20 From targol mesbah to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you for a wonderful panel and discussion. Sharing what I think is a very powerful book by activist and scholar Sabu Kohl called “Radiation and Revolution” with an important critique of capitalism and state building and inherent colonialism and imperialism. https://www.dukeupress.edu/radiation-and-revolution. Again, I appreciate so much the discussion here on nuclear colonialism, the global connections and the focus on education and curriculum building. A shout out to Leona and the Nuclear Issues Study group that I have learned so much from.
13:44:58 From Jack & Felice Cohen-Joppa to Everyone:
Thank you, Leona!
13:52:05 From Robert Gould to Hosts and panelists:
Wanted to flag for attention current deliberations of the National Academy of Sciences re: “Developing a Long-Term Strategy for Low-Dose Radiation Research in the US” which may result in “redefining” radiation health risks downward to better facilitate nuclear waste disposal/storage plans in NM and elsewhere that have been discussed. You can get a sense of this from presentations that were made in October (including excellent critique by Dan Hirsch) at: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/10-27-2021/developing-a-long-term-strategy-for-low-dose-radiation-research-in-the-united-states-meeting-5-october-27-28-2021
13:52:13 From Kathleen Sullivan/Hibakusha Stories to Everyone:
More on British Nuclear Tests here https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.pace.edu/dist/0/195/files/2018/10/Australia-PosObs-Country-Report-7-1-10f9q33.pdf
13:52:39 From Christian Ciobanu to Everyone:
13:53:02 From Leona Morgan (Diné, she/her) to Everyone:
Again, here is our 2017 NISG Reader, the first file is quite large, here is a smaller one. [attached to email]
13:54:27 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
Remember Grace Thorpe’s 4 principles for spent fuel nuclear waste:
- Stop making it!
- Put it in the best possible container and keep it as close to the place where it was generated as is safely possible!
- Don’t ship it out, store it, or process it.
- Put it under guns, gates, and guards and watch it as long as it takes to come up with a better plan!
The Anishinabek/Iroquois also have a plan for spent fuel. http://www.ccnr.org/Joint_Declaration_pack.pdf
13:55:00 From Alison James to Everyone:
Thank you all for wonderful webinar, I am the woman who instigated TPNW at UN over 30 years ago and joined the drafting committee: we have had uranium attacks on our children here in Berkshire UK where Atomic Weapons Establishment produces UK’s nuclear weapons so I am weeping throughout your speeches for all who suffer from these weapons which must be eliminated, fight on my friends! love 💓 & peace ☮️
13:55:14 From Leona Morgan (Diné, she/her) to Everyone:
There are lots of great organizations here to support, today we are asking folks to consider a financial contribution to the Marshallese Educational Initiative https://www.mei.ngo/contribute
13:56:12 From Karen Barad to Hosts and panelists:
Wonderful and important event. Thank you!!
13:57:17 From Jean Stevens to Everyone:
@Myla I was one of the demonstrators on Sunday 1/22/22 at Los Alamos (a small group of about 30) for the TPNW and ending of nukes. CCNS represented by Joni and petitions with Nuke Watch reps and Vets for Peace. Until we get 1000’s in New Mexico to show up to stop nuke weapons and waste nothing will change as the $ billions & youth enrolled to work at LANL. The archbishop is helping the cause immensely. Watch Democracy Now today for more on the archbishop.
13:57:18 From Linda Chapman to Hosts and panelists:
Thank each of you for all you’re doing on behalf of humanity and our global home.
13:57:53 From Cynthia Madansky to Hosts and panelists:
13:58:04 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
Here are some links to Native American ideas about nuclear waste:
13:58:07 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
What a wonderful event. I’m sorry I missed the first half or so. I did participate last year at our ban treaty event in ABQ New Mexico with Nuclear Issues Study Group
13:58:07 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
Thank you for this wonderful webinar.
13:58:10 From Kelly Campbell to Everyone:
Fantastic webinar, thank you all so much for sharing your stories and your wisdom
13:58:44 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
I look forward to watching the video for the parts I missed. Thank you. May nuclear weapons be eliminated from the earth (and space)
13:58:53 From Ann Suellentrop to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you all for this excellent webinar –
Kansas City has suffered health and environmental damage as well
13:59:17 From Pam Kingfisher, Nuclear Truth Project to Ann Suellentrop and all panelists:
Hi Ann, I’m not far away!
13:59:31 From Jan Boudart to Everyone:
Thanks to all. We all needed this.
13:59:50 From Mark M Giese to Everyone:
I was disappointed to see, I think it is current or recent New Yorker magazine, that AOC does not reject nuclear power, is warming to it per the article.
13:59:52 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
14:00:02 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
14:00:40 From Jim Switzer to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you for all of your work and art. This panel has been incredibly educational for me.
14:00:52 From Dr.Ellen Ferranti MD to Everyone:
Thank you for this excellent webinar! Please support them! I do.
14:01:25 From Mary Yelenick to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you so much. This was a source of new learning — and an impetus for action.
14:01:46 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
I’m deeply ashamed of what the United States, where I live and am a citizen, did to the Marshall Islands.
14:02:08 From Laura Feldman to Everyone:
Thank you everyone! Benetick, I loved the Journey Home.
14:02:12 From targol mesbah to Hosts and panelists:
14:02:17 From Adrian Benedict Manalaysay to Everyone:
Thank you for organizing this webinar. You may use our proposed reform ideas to further positive change in this world. Have a great day and best regards!
14:02:27 From Myla Reson to Everyone:
Thank you Benetick💖
14:02:37 From Jean Stevens to Everyone:
Thank you for bringing awareness to this global nightmare!
14:02:44 From Leona Morgan (Diné, she/her) to Hosts and panelists:
Write letters to your elected officials (BOTH Representatives and Senators) and you can share this YouTube link, or quotes from Benetick, Rose and others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiHxzRJiX7A
14:02:55 From Leigh Ford to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you everyone!
14:02:56 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
Love you Rose!
14:03:01 From Linda Cataldo Modica to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you all! It has been an honor to be with you from Atomic Appalachia where the lands and waters of the Cherokee have been contaminated forever by the nuclear & DU waste generated by Nuclear Fuel Services and Aerojet Rocketdyne. I love you all and stand in solidarity with you.
14:03:29 From Vicki Ross to Everyone:
Thanks so very very much to you all!! We’ll continue to work together for a NuclearFree future so that we have a future!! In Truth and Love, with Solidarity and Determination!!! <3 <3 <3
14:03:40 From Julie Boddy to Everyone:
Thank you for your very insightful webinar. learned a lot and will take action
14:04:10 From Charlotte Connelly to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you for a moving & informative webinar.
14:05:05 From Robert Gould to Everyone:
Wanted to flag for attention current deliberations of the National Acad of Sciences re: “developing a Long-term strategy for low-dose radiation research in the US”which maay result in “redefining”radiation health risks downward to better facilitate nuclear waste disposal in NM and elsewhere, You can get sense of this from October presentations including great critique by Dan Hirsch at:https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/10-27-2021/developing-a-long-term-strategy-for-low-dose-radiation-research-in-the-united-states-meeting-5-october-27-28-2021
14:05:06 From Kim Loftness to Hosts and panelists:
As a member of Veterans For Peace in Seattle, thanks very much for this very educational webinar
14:07:11 From Regina Birchem to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you for educating us about what we didn’t know and your amazing honesty. Information we know and cannot deny we know. Regina in Minnesota. (WILPF._
14:08:20 From Robert Gould to Everyone:
Absolutely superb webinar, thanks so much to everyone!
14:09:05 From Dr.Ellen Ferranti MD to Everyone:
Yes! Right to health!
14:09:07 From susan Mirsky to Everyone:
Excellent webinar with so much information and human connection
14:09:18 From Mary Beaudoin to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you all for this excellent webinar and all your work!
14:09:24 From amy o’brien to Hosts and panelists:
Thank you so much!!
14:09:50 From Linda Chapman to Hosts and panelists:
Brilliant work!!! Thank you very much.
14:10:08 From Pam Kingfisher, Nuclear Truth Project to Everyone:
DANCE!! We have to move forward together!!
14:10:14 From Sue Schuurman to Everyone:
Everything is Alive!
14:10:41 From Joanne Sweeney to Hosts and panelists:
Thank YOU ALL!
14:10:46 From Elizabeth Smith to Everyone:
Love is Alive!
14:11:06 From Vicki Ross to Everyone:
Thanks so very much – yes Dance into a Courageous NuclearFree Future!! <3 <3 <3 Harambe – Juntos – Together!!! Origato!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
14:11:12 From Jean Stevens to Everyone:
Great music Eileen and loved your participation a few years ago at the Taos Environmental Film Festival.
14:12:05 From Seth Shelden to Hosts and panelists:
Spectacular program, everyone – thank you so much for all that you’ve done, and all that you’re doing.
14:12:09 From Ingrid Schilsky to Everyone:
Thank you for the excellent webinar! Ingrid (Germany)