Rising Tide and Kick Nuclear join the Climate Justice March

Submitted by Toadministrator on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 13:45

On 3rd December 2011 Rising Tide joined Kick Nuclear to support this year’s Climate Justice march in support of the tens of thousands mobilising in South Africa to demand climate justice at UN’s COP17 in Durban. Together with Kick Nuclear, Rising Tide marched and distributed leaflets to remind people that the British Government’s repackaging of nuclear power as a 'green' source of energy is a false and dangerous solution to climate change. The UK government is is planning to build new nuclear power stations at eight sites – all of which are existing nuclear sites. Hinkley Point is the first of these proposed sites for nuclear new build to go ahead. Activist action was key in stopping them here before in 1987, and we can do it again in 2012. If they fail at Hinkley, it is unlikely the “nuclear renaissance” will have the momentum to continue.

Rising Tide also gave a talk on the destructive consequences of Tar Sands and encouraged people to take action against Tar Sands projects – many of which are funded by UK banks and corporations. Rising Tide reminded people that while activists have played a central role in successful actions against Tar Sands in the world, we need more action against Tar Sands investors and to keep Tar Sands out of Europe.