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Anti-Nuclear Struggles

Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

Anniversary of Japan’s twin disasters and Fukushima meltdown sees nuclear capitalists back on the offensive

“We must close down all nuclear power plants… We demand the democratic public ownership and control of Taipower [Taiwan’s power company].”

So said Hsiang-yu Hsieh, of CWI Taiwan, in his speech to yesterday’s big anti-nuclear demo in Taipei. Organisers from the Green Citizens’ Action Alliance estimate the turnout at over 5,000. The CWI section in Taiwan was one of more than 50 groups involved in planning the march, which commemorated the first anniversary of the biggest disaster to hit Japan since the Second World War. The anniversary was marked with similar anti-nuclear marches in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium and Australia. read more