Baltic Sea Info Tour/Oulu

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Nuclear waste visiting Oulu (as they will have nuclear power plants nearby soon...)
... and attracting people
Street theatre performance in Oulu's pedestriant precinct
Activists posing in front of a popular statue of Oulu
Nuclear waste threatening the city
Nuclear waste drinking coffee in a café
Distributing flyers in the city center
The performance was moved in front of hot-dogs stalls to easily reach tourists and residents with anti-nuclear messages
Nuclear waste is a danger to regional vegetation and food supplies
...and it obviously enjoyed exploring nature and messing around
Nuclear power threatening the mushrooms!!!
Lecture of Erkki Ilus, an expert of the Helsinki commission

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Tour Stop in Oulu

Oulu is the sixth biggest city in Finland and the biggest city in Northern Finland, some 550 kilometers north of Helsinki. It is part of the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, bordering to the region of Lapland in the North.[1] Activists here and in the higher North are dealing with Fennovoima's plan to construct a new NPP in Simo (Lapland) or Pyhäjoki (50 kilometer south of Oulu) and with several proposals for uranium mines[2].

As we wanted to make plain to the Finnish government and the international nuclear industry that they have to expect strong resistance against their plans to extend the nuclear developments, the Baltic Sea Info Tour was supposed to come back to Finland in the end. We were not only starting our action in this country that is refered to as a proof of the so-called Nuclear Renaissance - we enforced our demand of a nuclear free world by ending up in Finland again. Thus we wanted to show our solidarity and support of the local anti-nuclear movements.

The Baltic Sea Info Tour stopped from August 18-20 in Oulu, the day after we had the final evaluation of the infotour. We provided a public information event, a public street action and a regional network gathering here. On Sunday 22th-23rd there was a Biketour to Pyhäjoki. Afterwards there were possibilities for participants of the infotour to join other anti-nuclear activities in Finland to support the local movements. One week later, on August 28 an international blockade of the Olkiluoto NPP took place.


Local contact

Baltic Tour Oulu project group


Travel Schedule of the Oulu Stop

  • Tuesday (Aug 17): travelling from the previous stop in Olkiluoto/Rauma to Oulu
  • Wednesday - Friday (Aug 18-20): STOP in Oulu
  • Saturday (Aug 21): FINAL EVALUATION
  • Sunday (Aug 22): official end of the Baltic Sea Info Tour
join anti-nuclear activities in Finland, e.g. the Olkiluoto Blockade on August 28!


Programme of the Infotour in Oulu

Wednesday

09:00 Arrangements in Oulu - introduction
10:00 participians presentations
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Information about the local situation: The proposed new reactor sites - Pyhäjoki and Simo, The resistance in northern Finland (Ranua Rescue and other projects)
21:00 Evening program - support gig for the Olkiluoto Blockade with films and information in 45`special

Thursday

  • The preparation of Friday action 10-14.00
  • Information event in the centre, @18.00-21.00 in Kirkkotori Koulutuskeskus with FT Erkki Ilus.
kiertue järjestää yleisötilaisuuden, jossa luennoitsijana on Säteilyturvakeskuksen ja Itämeren suojelukomission entinen tutkija, nykyisin eläkkeellä oleva FT Erkki Ilus. Ilus luennoi syksyllä julkistetun väitöskirjan ja vuosikymmenien tutkimukseen perustuen ydinvoimalaitosten ympäristövaikutuksista merialueilla. Luento ja tilaisuus keskusteluun ovat torstaina 19.8. klo 18.00- 21.00 Kirkkotorin koulutuskeskuksessa, Asemakatu 5.Tilaisuudessa on käännökset suomi-englanti-suomi. Tervetuloa!

Friday

10:00 Last preparations of the action
12:00 Action at the city center
18:00 Network meeting in in Järjestotalo (Pakkahuoneenkatu 19)
KUTSU: Kansainvalinen uraanitoimijoiden tapaaminen Oulussa 20.8 klo 18.00-21.00
Oulussa järjestetään ydinvoimahankkeiden haitoista ja vaaroista Suomessa ja muissa Itämeren maissa tiedottava Baltic Sea Infotour- tapahtumia 18.8-20.8. Baltic Sea Info Tour on laaja tiedotus- ja koulutuskiertue, joka kattaa 6000 kilometriä Itämeren rannikosta ja päättyy Ouluun. Kiertue on Ouluun mennessä tiedottanut 13 kaupungissa ydinvoiman riskeistä Itämerelle, joka HELCOM:n tutkimustulosten mukaan on jo nyt maailman radioaktiivisin merialue. Perameren alueella yhteisinä huolina ovat uraania sisältävät kaivoshankkeet, uraaninetsintä sekä Fennovoiman Simon ja Pyhäjoen ydinvoimalasuunnitelma.
Osana kiertuetta Oulussa järjestetään Pohjois-Suomen uraanitoimijoille tapaaminen tulevan toiminnan suunnittelemiseksi yhdessä kiertueen muiden osallistujien kanssa. Tapaaminen järjestetään Oulussa jarjestotalolla (Pakkahuoneenkatu 19) 20.8 klo 18.00-21.00. Tapaamiseen toivotaan osallistujia alueen liikkeistä. Tapaamisen ohjelma:
Osallistujien liikkeiden ja toiminnan esittely
Tulevan toiminnan suunnittelu (projektit, kampanjat ja tapahtumat)
Pienryhmätyöskentely valituista aiheista jatkoa varten ja yhteistyön suunnittelu
Toivotamme sinut lämpimästi tervetulevaksi ideoimaan ja hakemaan pontta tulevaan syksyyn!

Saturday

  • evaluation of the whole Baltic Sea Info Tour in Järjestötalo


Other Information about the Oulu Stop

  • earlier preparation meetings:
    • August 12th, 2010 at 6 PM in library cafe
    • July 26th, 2010 at 6 PM in library cafe
    • July 5, 2010 at 4 PM in Kulttuuritalo Valve
    • May 3, 2010 at 7 pm in Valve Cafe in Oulu, May 12 at 7 pm in Valve Cafe in Oulu


Biketour

Biketour to Hanhikivi 22.-23.8

After the last stop in Oulu local activists invite to a bike tour to one of the supposed sites of the NPP of EON-Fennovoima close to Pyhäjoki. You are welcome to spend the days between the infotour and the blockade in Olkiltuoto (August 28 - http://olkiluotoblockade.info/) with people fighting against the nuclear developments in the north of Finland!

Hanhikivi is a big stone and a valuable naturearea in Pyhäjoki. Fennovoima is planning to build a nuclear powerplant next to it. Now there is a wonderful chance to visit this unique stone!

On Sunday 22.8 we start biking from Oulu. Our stop is at Raahe (Oulu-Raahe 70km), where we have tent accommondation and possibility to prepare food.

On Monday we bike from Raahe to hanhikivi (30km) There we have program organized by local antinuclear- movement, right at the place where the powerplant would be located. Accomdation: take your tent.

On Tuesday 24.8 you can take bus back to Oulu or choose another way to go. Please tell us about your participation in this biketour beforehand! Contact information: Kirsi +358405435976

It is possible to participate to program in Hanhikivi, even if you don't participate in the Biketour. You can take bus from Oulu on Monday to join the activities in Hanhikivi. Contact us if you are interested to the Oulu- emailaddress.


Finnish

PYÖRÄRETKI OULU-HANHIKIVI 22.-23.8.

Sunnuntaina 22.8. Pyöräily Oulu-Raahe n. 70 km. Majapaikka eli telttailu ja kokkausmahdollisuus Raahessa.

Maanantaina 23.8. Pyöräily Raahe-Pyhäjoki noin 30 km. Pyhäjoella esittelyä ja ohjelmaa suunnitellulla ydinvoimala-alueella Hanhikivi-liikkeen toimesta. Ruuan laitto nuotiolla ja telttailu Hanhikiven alueen tuntumassa.

Tiistaina 24.8. kukin lähtee tahoilleen, esim voidaan palata bussilla Ouluun pyörinemme. Yhteydenotot ja ilmoittautumiset: Kirsi 040-5435976


  1. http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oulu&oldid=73203913 as at April 18, 2010
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oulu&oldid=356680472 as at April 18, 2010
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Northern_Ostrobothnia&oldid=355367791 as at April 18, 2010
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lappland_(Finnland) as at April 18, 2010
  2. see also: Finnish exploration projects on the Uranium mining page
  3. For protection against automatical email address robots searching for addresses to send spam to them this email address has been made unreadable for them. To get a correct mail address you have to displace "AT" by the @-symbol.



Images of former anti-nuclear activities in northern Finland:

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