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open-space conference, Apr. 29–May 1

open-space conference, Apr. 29–May 1

We are an active group in the region of Buchanan, N.Y., where the Indian Point Energy Center (formal name—doesn’t sound dangerous at all, does it?) is located.  We meet monthly at the Stony Point Conference Center on the 1st Sunday afternoon of each month, at 1:30 p.m.  At these meetings, we review events of the last month, plan for upcoming events, and work on strategies to close Indian Point specifically, but also all nuclear energy.  Despite recent efforts to sell nuclear power as a solution to, or at least mitigation of, climate change, we agree with NIRS that #NuclearIsDirty and that uranium must stay in the ground.

Our next big event is right on the grounds of the Stony Point Conference Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, N.Y.: an open-space conference gathering antinuclear activists from around the region to plan a united strategy to combat the new propoganda, educate those who are still concerned with “replacement power”—a problem long solved for all but the for-profit operator of the facility; the energy generated is sold into the grid for a profit, not necessarily used locally, and yet local communities get all the risk.  Socialize the risk, privatize the profits is a strategy to which we vigorously object.  Join us (and bring a musical instrument if you are so moved; we have from Friday evening through lunchtimei on Sunday!) as we discuss participation in #BreakFree in Albany on May 14, the ongoing campaign to pass the current resolution to close Indian Point (which needs more sponsors), what decommissioning will involve, and/or whatever topics attendees choose—with an open-space conference, Whatever happens is the only thing that could have, whoever comes are the right people—be one of us!