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Nuclear power – the counterculture is growing again Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Culture, Current Events, History, People

Since a couple of months, in Stuttgart a demonstration against nuclear power has been planned for 12th March 2011. Due to the actual events in Japan the demonstration became even more important by coincodence. A chain of people was build from the nuclear power plant in Neckarwestheim to Stuttgart. 60.000 people were engaged and the chain was about 45 km long.

Finally in Stuttgart there were some performances and manifestations against nuclear power.

Some years ago, the government of Germany decided to exit from nuclear power as soon as possible. But then the government changed again and they decided to run the power plants for another couple of years.

I guess after the situation in Japan, nuclear power will not only be discussed in Germany…

What are your opinions about nuclear power and the situation we´re faced with?

Here is a little video about the demonstration in Stuttgart (including a part of a speech of Brigitte Dahlbender):

 

Since a couple of months, in Stuttgart a demonstration against nuclear power has been planned for the 12th March 2011. Due to the actual events in Japan the demonstration became even more important by coincodence. A chain of people was build from the nuclear power plant in Neckarwestheim to Stuttgart. 60.000 people were engaged and the chain was about 45 km long.

 

Finally in Stuttgart there were some performances and manifestations against nuclear power.

 

Some years ago, the government of Germany decided to exit from nuclear power as soon as possible. But then the government changed again and they decided to run the power plants for another couple of years.

 

I guess after the situation in Japan, nuclear power will not only be discussed in Germany…

 

What are your opinions about nuclear power and the situation we´re faced with?

 

Here is a little video about the demonstration in Stuttgart.

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My name is Jan and I live in the south west of Germany. My profession is being a project manager at a company that creates digital media (first of all internet related things). This is my job since over a decade so I´m quite familiar with the web and its tools. Whereat today almost every school kid does. But that´s one of the main reasons why nowadays there are quasi no more limits in the internet and so it can be used for all imaginable types of things. For example learning languages! And that´s where we are at the moment. I first got in touch with Transparent Language when my family and I used to live in France a couple of years ago. I just had a break from work and by coincidence I produced some cultural videos in French. A few months later the whole blogging thing came up and I was lucky to be a part of it. So now my (second) job is to feed you with information, exercises, vocabulary, grammar and stories about Germany and German language. For being a passionate videographer I´m trying to do this more and more by videos. If you have any wishes or needs of topics that should be treated here, please don´t hesitate to contact me via a comment field. I´m open to your suggestions (as long as they are not too individual) and will try to satisfy your needs.


Comments:

  1. Karim:

    As Egyptian unfortunately my country lacks the nuclear power in some fields

    As Engineer, So important matter to have nuclear source but in peaceful way to use it in lighting, cooking, even in ventilation

    As a man … please, No more nuclear power!
    I hate this field
    u know(jan), nuclear power may be lead our world to the most destructive disaster w’ll ever face!

    Eventually, I’m with the protesters in stuttgart

    thank u 🙂

  2. MJ Rissberger:

    Nuclear power looks good on paper – in theory – but it is not safe enough, or risk-free enough to be used while human beings inhabit the earth.

  3. Marita:

    What makes people think nuclear power is safe? Accidents always do happen, no matter how save anything is deemed to be. And with a nuclear power plant we can’t afford even one accident…

    Wasn’t Chernobyl enough of a lesson?

  4. Carlos R. Barron:

    In my opinion as we know we can not contol nature, like earthquakes or future metorite inpacts like the one that happened in 1908 in Russia.We should not drill for oil in the Ocean; as we saw the disaster of Bp british company, that an earthquake would for sure destroy again,now we know earthqukes are hard to predict specialliy if it is under the oceasn like; it happen now in Japan that a meltdown is happening where the wind will take to the whole world, like happaned in Chernovyl, Russia.Both drilling under the sea and nuclear reactors should not be build again.for the sake of human and animal life.
    What will happen if France gets a earthqueke there too many reactors in France; whole Europe will suffer.
    so let us lok for green energy instead; why play Russian Roultte with humanity like is happenin in Japan’ it mskes me very sad such situation of the devil Sunnami.

  5. Tim Toomey:

    Shut down all nuclear plants!! I live within 2 miles of Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant – the oldest in the United States. It’s time to close them all for good! Germany has beautiful mountains, and lots of wind — build more wind-turbines!!! It’s cleaner and safer! Save Germany now — it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world!!

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