Anti-Nuclear Camp Poland 2012
While more and more countries withdraw from using nuclear energy, and while the economic model based on unlimited exploitation of the fossil fuels by the energy corporations is reaching its limits, the Polish government (after intense lobbying by the multinational nuclear sector) is planning to spend 150 billion Zlotys (c. 400 million euros) on the construction of two nuclear power plants in the country.
A coalition of various Polish groups and organisations struggling against nuclear energy and for social and environmental justice are coming together to give a public voice to the opposition against these plans and to promote public action and organising in the directly affected communities. The camp will be a space dedicated to exchange of experiences, skills and knowledge between those fighting for environmental and social justice with its main focus being the anti-social policies of governments and multinational energy companies. It will be a space for meeting each other and creating new links, for promoting our ideas as well as engaging in a dialogue with the local communities; an opportunity to present these communities with the arguments against nuclear power and for green energy, as well as supporting them in their own struggle. Last but not least, it will be a place where the ideas of social inclusion and collective decision making – the ideas on which energy democracy is founded – can be put into practice.