Baltic Sea Info Tour/Copenhagen
Tour Stop in Copenhagen
Denmark is a nuclear free country and has never had nuclear power plants (except one research reactor, Risö, which is closed now). There was an active anti-nuclear movement around the Organisationen til Oplysning om Atomkraft (OOA). In 2000, OOA dissolved itself (prematurely) after the Swedish government promised to close Barsebäck NPP. Unfortunately it seems that the formerly strong anti-nuclear movement of Denmark disappeared mostly, while the threat of nuclear power has not disappeared. The Danish population is actually the one mostly affected by the radioactively pollution from the Baltic Sea and by the emissions and dangers connected to the nuclear facilities in the neighbour countries.
Our stop in Copenhagen focussed on the issues of the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea (officially the most radioactive sea in the world!), the threats caused by nuclear facilities in our region and particularly the insane Swedish (and Finnish) plans to bury their most radioactive waste in tunnels below our ocean! Renewable energies as well as energy saving is the alternative to nuclear and fossile electricity generation.
The Baltic Sea Info Tour was in Copenhagen 3 days, from July 30 - August 1. We will provided a public street action here.
Per Hegelund (See: http://www.bsrrw.org for lots of relevant documentation!)
Travel Schedule of the Copenhagen Stop
- Thursday (Jul 29): travelling from the previous stop in Greifswald to Copenhagen
- Friday - Sunday (Jul 30 - Aug 1): STOP in Copenhagen
- Monday (Aug 2): travelling to the next stop in Malmö
Accomodated in Christiania, participants of Baltic Sea Info Tour were ready to start Copenhagen stop.
In Copenhagen we had one street action. We started with a small parade that had a stop in a local square. Our goal was Danish Parliament and Swedish embassy. The Parliament was happy to welcome Nuclear Death and our Nuclear Waste barrel inside, so we assume that they don’t actually care about nuclear industry’s plans to poison the Baltic Sea with coming disposal sites in Finland and Sweden. Actually Denmark benefits from the fact that Sweden and Finland are not developing their Windpower industry. Denmark is Nuclear free, but it still should push other countries to come to the same solution.
At the Parliament we met some activists from Danish NGO “Peace Watch”. They’ve been having a vigil near the Parliament since October 19, 2001 when the war in Afghanistan started. They come there every day at 10am and stay till 6pm without holidays and in any weather. That is a great work and needs enthusiastic volunteers.
After that we went to Swedish embassy and wanted to remind them not to use our common ocean for their nuclear waste. Unfortunately, police asked us to have our protest in a children’s playground. That was really good because kids loved Finnish Nuclear Waste so much! Playground was right in front of the embassy. At the same time Nuclear Death was giving out flyers and searching for Finnish Embassy that was located somewhere near.
So we had really nice time and people were truly excited. Many people we talked with did not know about radioactivity in the Baltic Sea and asked what they can do. We need to push Danish government to make them use their legal right to object to these Swedish and Finnish plans. That should be the main goal for Denmark and also to any other country around the Baltic Sea, like Latvia and Germany…
How to find us in Copenhagen
It's safe to say we'll be meeting in Christiania (if not before) on thursday the 29th in the afternoon/evening in the street in front of "the Cinema" (“Byens Lys”) in Fabrikken and in front of "Indköberen", the local groceryshop (both are within eyesight of each other) people usually hang there out and talk ... Fabrikken, first floor upstairs is where we'll be staying the following three days. A good active house...
About finding Christiania (CA from now on) - everybody knows where it is! If you walk out the main entrance from the Central train Station (towards Tivoli) - on your right hand, closest to the big street, busses from the Central Station will get you all the way there: bus 66 drives to CA - or just jump on bus 2A and get off after you pass the parlament and the big bridge, at Christianshavns metrostation - and walk the last 150 meters, down to Christiania. You pass a nice tall church with a spiralled tower..! (If you’re on bus 66 get off first stop after this church). You’ll see a big building plastered with posters, and then a wooden fence plastered with graffity – that’s where you enter Christiania, autonomous free town of the world!
If you have any problems – call me: (+45 for Denmark) 53 33 14 66 - I’m the problem cruncher and coordinator for the stop in Copenhagen. Per (PS. If you ask for me in Christiania, use my nickname: "Valiant")
Other Information about the Copenhagen Stop
- DO NOT start taking photos inside Christiania! Not before meeting the coordinator and getting advise about when and where and how to go about it - or your film, your camera and even you yourself may be immidiately destroyed by the people in the street!!!
- 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.
Public Sponsorship - Förderung
This project was financed in public sponsorship by the European Union within the program YOUTH IN ACTION. The content of this project does not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the European Union or of the national agency "JUGEND für Europa" and they do not assume any liability.
Dieses Projekt wurde mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Union durch das Programm JUGEND IN AKTION finanziert. Der Inhalt dieses Projektes gibt nicht notwendigerweise den Standpunkt der Europäischen Union oder der Nationalagentur JUGEND für Europa wieder und sie übernehmen dafür keine Haftung.