Tim has been asked by Rev. Gyoway Kato, the head monk of the New England Peace Pagoda, to speak at the twentieth anniversary gathering of a Nipponzan Myohoji Temple in Beppu, Japan.Tim will share with the Japanese people present at the gathering, the challenges facing the USA at this time; electing a President; a deteriorating economy, the effects of global warming, our deep solidarity to the people of Japan as they continue to face the almost unbearable catastrophe of Fukushima and appreciation of their commitment to shutdown the nuclear plants in Japan and how sharing our stories can bring healing to us all.We believe in the people of Japan and in the people of the USA.Our collective efforts can make a life giving difference.
Tim has a vision. It is to create a more sustainable world through healing and transformation. This is a journey of spirit that grows out of building community across “traditional boundaries”. As a member of our Leverett community, Tim has been active as a devoted volunteer of the New England Peace Pagoda, where he assists in organizing and coordinating peace walks and other ongoing peace activities. In 2011, the Greenfield Community College selected Tim for the Dr Martin Luther King, Living the Dream award for his work that exemplifies someone who is carrying on the legacy of Dr King.
Given who Tim is, and the effectiveness of his peace building work, and his long time ardent association
with the Peace Pagoda, Paula and I think it would be an excellent thing for him to go on this trip and be our ambassador to Japan. Tim will need some help from his friends in order to buy his plane ticket. His departure date is October 1, 2012. The cost is presently $1800.00. Therefore, we are hosting a fundraiser for him. It will be at our house on this very coming Thursday, Sept, 20, at 6:00. Supper will be served. We will expect a good time among friends and will hear from Tim about his intentions and hopes for this trip.
If you cannot attend this gathering and would like to contribute, please contact Tim at
413-485-8469 or send donation to Tim Bullock, 100 Cave Hill Rd, Leverett, Ma 01054
Please let me know if you are able to be with us that evening because we will be cooking. Directions attached.
Jim Perkins and Paula Green __________________________________________________________________________ Fundraiser for Tim tomorrow night! I know it’s really late notice, but if you live around Western MA you should come hear Tim speak and learn about his work and the upcoming trip. I’ll be going tomorrow and if you would like to come and/or donate please give me a call leave me a message and I’ll hit you up in the morning. This trip is important as is the work that Tim has been doing for the last several years. He has been the primary organizer for the Peace Walks of the New England Peace Pagoda for the last several years, as well as an active member of the Mass Slavery Apology, Leverett Peace Commission, and other organizations dedicated to peace and justice work. Come tomorrow! Donate whatever you can (5.00 is great) and meet Tim before he leaves peace V
More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voice their opposition to atomic power, racheting up the pressure on under fire Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
On the hottest day of the year, protesters forsook their air-conditioned homes to say the country does not need nuclear energy after last year’s Fukushima disaster raised concerns about the safety of atomic power.
It was the biggest demonstration since Noda said last month Japan needed to restart reactors shut down for safety checks to avoid electricity shortages that might hit the economy.
“Today temperatures reached record high levels,” Noda told Japanese television, as the city sweltered in 36.6-degree Celsius. “We must ask ourselves whether we can really make do without nuclear power.”
Saburu worker from Fukushima speaks to a delegation from “Shut Down Indian Point” in upstate New York.
Their action plan (or part of it) is to contact first responders such as firemen, EMTs, police, volunteers — everyone that would be responsible for getting people to safety in the event of an evacuation.
Koide-sensei is holding a press conference in NYC (with medical doctors from Japan and the US) on May 4 at 10AM in midtown. Please share this with your media friends. They will speak about the dangerous conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi, and under-reported health consequences of the nuclear disaster. They are available for media interviews after the press conference.
For immediate release:
CONTACT: Kazko Kawai, 212-432-0705 or email@example.com; or Alfred Meyer at 202-215-8208.
Japanese Nuclear Scientist and Japanese and US medical doctors to discuss current radiological health conditions and concerns in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor catastrophe.
WHAT: A press conference about the on-going, rarely publicized and still grave situation around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, featuring a nuclear scientist from Japan, and first hand medical reports of clinical and on site observations in Japan related to the Fukushima radiological contamination, with discussion of the immediate needs to protect Japanese citizens now living in contaminated areas, for better monitoring of radioactive content of food, and for the cessation of incineration and burying of radioactive tsunami rubble throughout Japan.
WHERE: Rissho Kosei-kai, 320 East 39th Street, New York, NY (between First & Second Ave.)