No Nukes Tour featuring Howie Hawkins
Saturday, noon, 235 Robert Scott Smalls Bldg, CofC (this is the math building on Calhoun directly across from Starbucks and Kinkos)
The outline of environmental injustice overshadows nuclear power. This injustice extends to commercial nuclear plants, uranium mines, fuel enrichment and fabrication plants, and waste sites. Most of all, this injustice affects miners, nuclear workers, and families living near radioactive facilities.
Recent studies indicate that there is nuclear power-related environmental injustice, particularly in the southeastern United States. Is this ongoing inequality deliberate? Or have the habits and patterns of the past become so much a part of the landscape that the image of a colorblind society can be maintained even while injustice persists?
A press conference will follow at 4pm at the Mt Pleasant Library.
About Howie Hawkins
Howie Hawkins has been an organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics since the late 1960s.
He has run for a number of local, state and national offices as a Green. Most recently, he received over 60,000 votes as candidate for NY Governor. He offered a platform for a New Green Deal in his campaign for Governor of NY.
After attending Dartmouth College in the early 1970s, Howie worked in construction in New England and helped organize a workers cooperative that specialized in energy audits, efficiency retrofits, and solar and wind installations.
He was a co-founder of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 and the Green Party in the US in 1984.
Howie moved to Syracuse in 1991 to develop cooperatives for Common Works, a federation of cooperatives working for an economy that is cooperatively owned, democratically controlled, and ecologically sustainable.
“We need a Green New Deal that restores the commitments in the old New Deal including full employment, income security, and the right to health care. And we need to go beyond the old New Deal with a Green New Deal that taxes the rich to fund a public investment program that puts people back to work building a sustainable prosperity based on replacing nuclear and fossils fuels with clean renewable energy, mass transit, organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing “
Howie is a member of Teamsters Local 317 and unloads trucks at UPS. Howie Hawkins will participate in all tour stops.