Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, will tomorrow give symbolic leadership to a global protest in support of a network of thousands of Japanese mothers who are campaigning to save the children of Japan from radiation resulting from the Fukushima catastrophe. Ms Jagger will be hand-delivering a letter to the Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT at 11am on Wednesday 2nd November. She will be accompanied at the Embassy by Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Copies of the letter will also be presented to Japanese Consulates and Embassies worldwide. Cities participating include London, New Delhi, New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco. The letter appeals to the Japanese goverment to protect the children of Japan by evacuating them from highly radioactive areas. The mothers’ network argue that since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, small children have been tested and found to be contaminated with radiation.
The mothers are demanding that the Japanese Government evacuates these children, rather than raising the limits of exposure. The letter also addresses the spread of radioactive contamination through the shipping and burning of contaminated rubble throughout Japan . The protest follows the release of two academic reports this month which find that the radiation fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident is bigger than that reported by the Japanese government and up to 30 times the amount stated by TEPCO.
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