A key to Germany’s anti-nuclear success is the persistent and uncompromising environmental movement that has used civil resistance and protest as well as independent electoral politics to achieve its goals. Popular Resistance.org just featured a must read article on What The US Can Learn From Germany’s Stunning Environmental Movement.Excerpt: "Anti-nuclear protests, a staple of German environmentalism since the 1970s, had been heating up in the years preceding Fukushima. In early 2010, a full year before the tragedy, 120,000 Germans had formed a 75-mile human chain between two active nuclear plants. The day after the Fukushima tsunami hit, tens of thousands formed a similar chain across parts of southern Germany. Within three days of the meltdown, some 110,000 demonstrators had staged nearly 500 events in as many towns across the country. By the end of the month, massive rallies had engulfed Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. National uproar continued as March led to April, and it was only in late May, after 25,000 protesters had converged on their party headquarters, that Chancellor Merkel and her government agreed to a ban." See article: http://www.popularresistance.org/what-the-us-can-learn-from-germany/
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