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JOINT CALL OF ILPS AND ICOR TO COMMEMORATE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER AND DEMAND THE END OF USING NUCLEAR POWER

To All Constituents and Allies of ICOR and ILPS 20 February 2012

 

Dear Comrades and Friends,

The ILPS and ICOR issued a joint call last year in connection with a joint campaign against nuclear energy and nuclear arms. Both organisations have undertaken work on this campaign since 1st September. On 3rd December, World Environment Day, many demonstrations and programs were held all over the world which propagated said joint call and focussed attention on this campaign.

Last year saw one of the worst nuclear disasters in history when the nuclear power plant at Fukushima in Japan was destroyed by a tsunami. The effects of the spreading radiation have been noticed in places hundreds of kilometres away. The readings for the amount of radiation in such places and in places near Fukushima are purposely being suppressed. The real extent of the disaster is being played down by all the Japanese and other imperialist powers interested in the propagation of nuclear energy.

11th March marks one year of the disaster in Fukushima. We call upon all the organisations affiliated to ICOR and to ILPS to hold programs and militant demonstrations all over the world to draw the attention of the people to the real nature of nuclear energy and to mobilise support of the people all over the world against nuclear energy. The basis of such programs and demonstrations would be the joint statement issued by ILPS and ICOR last year a copy of which is attached hereto.

At the same time, we are sending the form of a manifesto of protest and demand. We hope it will be signed by millions of people against nuclear energy. We shall draw the attention of the UN to this petition and demand action. We call upon all organisations to take this manifesto to the people starting from 11th March and ending on Hiroshima Day on 6th August, using the memory of the deaths and devastation in Fukushima to rouse the people to take part in this campaign against nuclear energy.

Comrades and Friends,

Imperialism is devastating the natural and human resources of the world in its insatiable quest for profits. Bourgeois NGOs are not able to point to imperialism as the real culprit in the devastation of the environment. It is only the mobilization of all the broad masses of the people, especially the oppressed and exploited masses led by the working class, which can effectively challenge the malevolent actions of imperialism. We call upon all constituent organisations to take up these tasks with the urgency that they deserve.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION OF REVOLUTIONARY PARTIES AND ORGANIZATIONS (ICOR)

-Office of the ICC-

Buererstrasse 39; D-45899 Gelsenkirchen; Germany

Phone: +49-209-3597479; email: coordinationint@yahoo.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES' STRUGGLE (ILPS)

Postbus 1452; 3500 BL Utrecht; The Netherlands

email: secretariat@ilps.info; ilp515@runbox.com

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