Anti-nuclear summer camp 2018/2nd invitation English

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Invitation to the International Anti-Nuclear Summer Camp 2018
Close to Narbonne, France, August 6-12, 2018

Dear anti-nuclear activists, groups and interested people,


We want to invite you to share your knowledge, experiences, and a warm
feeling of resistance at our international Anti-nuclear Summer Camp near
Narbonne, France, from August 6-12, 2018.

Our group is made up of independent anti-nuclear activists from around
the world, and our aim is to organize a gathering for international
networking and the sharing of knowledge and experiences related to
anti-nuclear topics. In addition to this, we wish to incorporate the fun
and exciting feeling of a summer camp to the time we spend together.

The summer camp will be structured with two main topics:
One will be the uranium conversion facility of the company Orano
(formerly Areva) in Narbonne-Malvési. We think it is important to
support the local groups and to share knowledge about developments in
uranium conversion processes like the disposal of radioactive waste.
During the camp there will be at least one action day against the
nuclear industries in Narbonne or close to Narbonne.

The other will be safety issues associated with the transport of uranium
and its by-products across the nuclear fuel chain including radioactive
waste.

Within the program there will be space and time to share experiences and
knowledge, and to prepare projects or campaigns. We also want to make
space for informal meet & greets, artistic & cultural exchanges, siestas
and little feasts. Hopefully there will be a music band playing on one
evening at our campsite. In the evening we want to provide the
opportunity to show films from your current anti-nuclear work (bring
your films to the camp!).

Our camp will coincide with the anniversaries of the atomic bomb drops
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, respectively. Thus, we
wish to take this opportunity to remember the high death toll of the
atomic bomb, and to stress the dangers of nuclear war.

We need support for anti-nuclear workshops, lectures and discussions.
Everyone is welcome to offer workshops or presentations on nuclear
topics. We hope many participants will talk about the anti-nuclear
struggles or about the nuclear policy in their regions. Also, we seek
your support to make the collective action day(s) successful.

For our camping needs we will construct some infrastructure on the olive
grove, such as compost toilets, solar showers, kitchens etc. We want to
organize whispering-translations (non-professional) in the workshops and
presentations for Spanish, French and English speakers or more – with
your help.

The campsite will be at a lovely field less than 10 km from Narbonne on
the Mediterranean Sea. However, the drought and heat in the region are a
cause of concern, as the small trees only provide little shade and thus
the risk of wildfire is significant. That's why we all must act
responsibly and minimize any risks of fire. One thing you can do to help
us prepare the camp is to bring solar umbrellas (for shade) and fire
extinguishers if you have any available.

In terms of cost, there will be a daily fee for food, water and other
expenses for the attendees of the summer camp. The amount will be
announced in one of the following invitation letters. If you are in a
difficult situation financially, you can ask us for a reduced fee. If
you're traveling from European countries, we invite you to NOT travel by
plane!

Bring your own tents, sleeping bags, music, instruments or your cabaret
art to this summer camp. If you are able to provide bigger group tents
or awnings, we would be very pleased to hear from you. See below for our
contact information.

For those of you who are looking for a more comfortable accommodation,
we advise you to contact the tourist information in Narbonne
(http://www.narbonne-tourisme.com). If interested, react quickly as
there is a heavy touristic pressure on this area in summer. Later we
should be able to offer a list of available accommodation options in the
region.

Please promote the International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp 2018 to your
networks!

This invitation is a first announcement. There will be more specific
information on the camp, program, directions, location and more in the
coming months.

If you are interested in the camp or in supporting it, please get in
touch with us via the contact email address:

   camp2018 AT nuclear-heritage DOT net

Please send registration emails with the number of attendees and planned
dates to:

   camp-registration AT nuclear-heritage DOT net



Solidarity from the Anti-nuclear Summer Camp organizers!



P.S.: About Orano (formerly Areva) in Narbonne-Malvési:
The uranium conversion facility Narbonne-Malvési (3 km away from
downtown Narbonne) is supposed to process 21,000 tons every year to
uranium tetrafluoride (UF4) in the next years. Also, Orano wants to make
money with the vaporizing of liquid radioactive waste into the
atmosphere in a "clean" process. And Orano wants to sell this new
process to other companies. Orano for the next 40 years or more has the
permission to emit radioactive gases from more than 350,000 m³ liquid
radioactive waste into the atmosphere. The health risks for flora, fauna
and mankind are serious and dangerous.


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