Anti-nuclear action in Finland: Olkiluoto Blockade & Camp 6-13 Aug 2012

Submitted by rt1 on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 12:39

Rising Tide Finland passed on this message regarding the up and coming anti-nuclear camp and day of action in Western Finland. Please forward it to friends, any relevant lists, etc.

Olkiluoto Blockade Sat 11 Aug and Nuclear Camp 6-13 Aug, 2012 in Finland!

From uranium mining to nuclear waste storage, nuclear power poses a health
risk to current and future generations alike. We refuse to be part of this
costly and dangerous experiment which mainly serves the interests of big
industry. We therefore demand a nuclear power phase-out.

On August 11, people are going to block the roads to Olkiluoto nuclear
power plant in Eurajoki. Previous years have seen people blocking the
roads using banners, drumming, performances and non-violent direct action.

You can join the demonstration in any way you like, with no obligation to
participate in civil disobedience. Make sure not to bring with you
anything that could be classed as a weapon. No alcohol or drugs in the
demonstration. Everyone is asked to refrain from any form of violence,
sexism, racism and provocations.

This year the action day is preceded by an international anti-nuclear
camp, held at a local farmhouse. The camp program includes practical and
informative workshops, such as the current situation of Japan's nuclear
disaster and introducing the movement against mining in Finland. The guest
speakers, documentaries and workshops during the week will illustrate the
international anti-nuclear movement and provide skills and tools for local

There will be a special program for children, and babysitting help
available. As well as yummy vegan food, sauna, crafting, live bands and
sharing struggles for a nuclear free future!


See full program here:

Sign up for the camp at olbcamp (at)
You will get driving instructions upon signing up.
Ask more from the info number: + 358 40 461 9154

Recommended prices:
Whole camp 7 days: 30-60 EUR
Includes three meals per day, program and basic accommodation in

1 day: 5-8EUR
1 meal: 3-5EUR
Children under 10 years for free.

Shared rides:

We also recommend to take your own car/bike/minibus to the camp and
demonstration. If you need a ride or can offer one, notify us at:
olkiluotoblockade (at)

From Tampere: a minibus leaves to the camp on Monday Aug 6 at 18.00 and on
Friday 10 Aug at 12:00. You can reserve seats at olkiluotoblockade (at)

From Helsinki: The Union of Conscientious Objectors organises a bus on
Friday Aug 10, starting at 11.30. from Rauhanasema, the Peace Station in
Pasila. Reserve seats at toimisto (at) or by calling +358 (0)40
836 27 86.
More info on the bus from Helsinki:

From Turku this same bus leaves on Aug 10 at 14.00 in front of the Railway
station.  Reserve seats from or call  +358 (0)40 836
27 86 More info:

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