This week, alongside a number of international military warships and a crap-ton (sorry, crap-tonne) of cruise ships, the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise docked in the Halifax harbour, fresh off a tour in Nunavut. Examineradio contributor Francella Fiallos took a tour of the boat and spoke with some of its crew members.
On Thursday, approximately 60 protesters gathered at Province House to demonstrate against natural gas caverns proposed to be built on the banks of the Shubenacadie River by Alton Gas.
Also, prospective councillors propose term limits for all City Council, Chronicle Herald shuts down the Cape Breton Star, and the Yarmouth Ferry is – unsurprisingly – expected to fall well short of its optimum numbers.
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For those who think nuclear weapons accidents probably won’t happen, there is a great book (and a new documentary based on the book) that might change your mind:
Also this little thing in Spain:
I worked for Greenpeace back in the 90s, when a couple of our activists scaled the MacDonald Bridge and stayed up there for 24 hours, to protest the presence of nuclear-powered submarines in our harbour. I was heartened by the number of passersby who supported our action, honked as they crossed the bridge, gave us the thumbs up, and even brought food. The bridge commissioners were amazing.