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Interesting showdown. Where's the media coverage? Governments may not be able to steamroller everything through yet - including rolling bankster bailouts.

http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/german-people-in-unprecedented-rebellion-against-government/

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

1000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

By Jane Burgermeister – November 8, 2010

Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of Lower Saxony’s countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun, and wearing body armour, leg guards and carrying batons.

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer’s tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police still had to clear 5000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the courage and determination of peaceful protestors who marched for miles through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out gravel to delay the progress of the “the train from hell.”

The police union head Reiner Wendt gave vent to the general frustration when he issued a press statement via the DPA news agency last night saying the police had reached exhaustion point and needed a break. Behind the scenes, a battle seemed to be raging between the police chiefs, tucked up in their warm headquarters urging more action, and the exhausted officers on the ground.

The police on the ground won out. The Castor train – called a “Chernobyl on wheels” because it has been carrying 133 tonnes of highly radioactive waste to an unsafe depot – was stopped in the middle of the countryside and Nato barbed wire was placed around it. Lit by floodlights and guarded by a handful of police, the most dangerous train on the planet was forced to a halt after a 63 hour journey across France and Germany.

The defeat of the legions at Teutoburg marked the end of the attempt by the Roman empire to conquer Germania magna. And the failure of the biggest ever police operation two thousand years later in the woods of Lower Saxony to tame women, elderly people and school children protesting the government’s nuclear policy, could well also go down as a turning point.

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Got to give them credit for getting out there and fighting for what they believe in.

But why do I get the feeling they were protesting against nuclear energy (and the cheap, abundant and clean energy it provides).

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Got to give them credit for getting out there and fighting for what they believe in.

But why do I get the feeling they were protesting against nuclear energy (and the cheap, abundant and clean energy it provides)..

Maybe I haven't woken up yet ..but I cannot tell if your being sarcastic or not ?

I would have used the words dishonestly subsidised, dangerous, and very dirty energy ........

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Got to give them credit for getting out there and fighting for what they believe in.

But why do I get the feeling they were protesting against nuclear energy (and the cheap, abundant and clean energy it provides).

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Because the Original 'Green' movement started there and they have their nasti fanatics!

(originally with all good intentions no doubt - but highjacked by the Global elites to force us to pay more stealth taxes and impoverish the vast european middle classes)

Big Business (+their wealthy shareholders) instead of paying for the cleanups and cleaner energy (after hundreds of years of screwing money out of us) are forcing the population/taxpayers to pay the costs for their greener clean-up (and brainwashing us thru their media to make us feel the guilty party)

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Maybe I haven't woken up yet ..but I cannot tell if your being sarcastic or not ?

I would have used the words dishonestly subsidised, dangerous, and very dirty energy ........

I'm being serious, France gets 75% of their electricity from nuclear and enjoys the lowest electric prices in western Europe.

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Love it. Absolutely love it. :D

Interesting showdown. Where's the media coverage? Governments may not be able to steamroller everything through yet - including rolling bankster bailouts.

http://alethonews.wo...nst-government/

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

1000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

By Jane Burgermeister – November 8, 2010

Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of Lower Saxony's countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun, and wearing body armour, leg guards and carrying batons.

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer's tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police still had to clear 5000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the courage and determination of peaceful protestors who marched for miles through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out gravel to delay the progress of the "the train from hell."

The police union head Reiner Wendt gave vent to the general frustration when he issued a press statement via the DPA news agency last night saying the police had reached exhaustion point and needed a break. Behind the scenes, a battle seemed to be raging between the police chiefs, tucked up in their warm headquarters urging more action, and the exhausted officers on the ground.

The police on the ground won out. The Castor train – called a "Chernobyl on wheels" because it has been carrying 133 tonnes of highly radioactive waste to an unsafe depot – was stopped in the middle of the countryside and Nato barbed wire was placed around it. Lit by floodlights and guarded by a handful of police, the most dangerous train on the planet was forced to a halt after a 63 hour journey across France and Germany.

The defeat of the legions at Teutoburg marked the end of the attempt by the Roman empire to conquer Germania magna. And the failure of the biggest ever police operation two thousand years later in the woods of Lower Saxony to tame women, elderly people and school children protesting the government's nuclear policy, could well also go down as a turning point.

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Love it. Absolutely love it. :D

Brave protestors. Fascist bully boys in uniform:

I mean look at this:

How is it part of a police officers remit, to start punching someone in the face who is lying on the floor?

Obviously the police are told to act like this, by their superiors, but to make sure no-one sees them.

Same as our own police.

What really bugs me is if you were to turn around, and strike him back, the courts would come down on you like a ton of bricks.So in the states eyes, you must lie there until your skull is fractured.

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It might be they dont like Uranium fuelled nuclear reactors which produce lots of nuclear waste unlike Thorium or Helium-3 nuclear fuel.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/7970619/Obama-could-kill-fossil-fuels-overnight-with-a-nuclear-dash-for-thorium.html

Aww, who needs those steeking atomic powerstations anyway?

Not us -- our electricity comes out of the outlet in the wall! :rolleyes:

The Castor protest party was organised by the Greens and their party propaganda machine and it cost the taxpayer a cool 25 million -- and to what effect?

The spent fuel is safely where it's supposed to be and a few stupid children have tales to tell about their 'war' against the police and the rail tracks, and for the foreseeable future, there will be nuclear power stations for as long as Germany has a manufacturing industry and the people are rich enough to play cowboys and indians with the police in the forests.

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Got to give them credit for getting out there and fighting for what they believe in.

But why do I get the feeling they were protesting against nuclear energy (and the cheap, abundant and clean energy it provides).

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Cheap energy?

Is that if you exclude the cost of dealing with the waste?

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Pay Attention Folks: Protests Unreported

Gee, our mainstream media doesn't quite want to tell the truth, do they?

Protests against the storing of nuclear waste in Germany and extending the life of the nation's nuclear plants turned violent in spots on Sunday, according to protesters and police.

A train carrying nuclear waste left Lueneburg station Sunday on its way to Dannenberg, said Nicole Ramrath, Lueneburg police spokeswoman. After making the 50-kilometer (31-mile) trip by rail, the shipment will be unloaded onto trucks and driven to the storage site at Gorleben, in north-central Germany about 209 kilometers (130 miles) northwest of Berlin.

That's the sum total of the article. Sounds like a "nothing", right? Protesters got violent, the cops put it down, the train goes onward.

Well....... maybe not.

The German people stopped a train--guarded by 17,000 police troops!-- from delivering nuclear reactor radioactive waste that would have endangered people. This report of events in Germany emphasizes the non-violent aspect of the rebellion, but some of the protestors, contrary to the philosophy of nonviolence, applied force: “A water cannon truck [that would have been used by the police to remove protestors] was blocked by tractors.” Despite it being contrary to the philosophy of nonviolence, it seems like an excellent thing for the protestors to have done. -John

Wait a second. The people stopped the train - guarded by 17,000 cops?

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer’s tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors.

Oh, those cops were all so tired and worn out...... and cut off? Uh, is this a protest or is this a civil war? And why isn't this being reported?

Gee, I thought the state always won? And that this was all under control?

This, over shipment of nuclear waste.

Now where are the protests related to the banks robbing the people blind?

And more importantly, who still thinks the people won't win if they decide they've had enough?

Dennigers take on it.

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Cheap energy?

Is that if you exclude the cost of dealing with the waste?

Exactly. France, the poster child of nuclear energy, doesn't have a long-term waste storage facility yet. It has three short term storage sites, and it investigating the possibility of burying waste permanently near Bure, in north eastern France.

Just the lab undertaking the research (not the facility) is costing 1billion euros.

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But it is their nuclear waste... it was sent to France for reprocessing and now it's being returned.

If the Germans succeed in blocking this train then who gets lumbered with their toxic rubbish? The French... us?

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Got to give them credit for getting out there and fighting for what they believe in.

But why do I get the feeling they were protesting against nuclear energy (and the cheap, abundant and clean energy it provides).

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Fission power - or rather, the way it is currently operated - is fobbing off costs onto the next generation. No different to deficit spending by the government, and equally immoral.

Now, if the nuclear power companies could point to a rich trust fund that will pay for the security guards to stand outside the waste facilities for the next few hundred years, then it's all ok by me. Until then, it's niet.

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Fission power - or rather, the way it is currently operated - is fobbing off costs onto the next generation. No different to deficit spending by the government, and equally immoral.

Only because the anti-nuclear weenies have dramatically pushed up the cost of dealing with the waste. Sticking it in a desert with minimal rainfall and leaving it there for thousands of years is pretty damn cheap... but, oh my God! we can't possibly do that in case some caveman a thousand years from now gets cancer because he can't read the 'Danger: radiation' signs.

Still, it's good to see the Germans fighting to ensure their lights will go out in a few years.

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Only because the anti-nuclear weenies have dramatically pushed up the cost of dealing with the waste. Sticking it in a desert with minimal rainfall and leaving it there for thousands of years is pretty damn cheap... but, oh my God! we can't possibly do that in case some caveman a thousand years from now gets cancer because he can't read the 'Danger: radiation' signs.

Still, it's good to see the Germans fighting to ensure their lights will go out in a few years.

While I agree that a dry desert is a logical place to put such a storage facility, Germany has none, so presumably they'd have to send their waste to another country.

For example: Kazakhstan, Marocco, Tunisia, Sudan. If the waste was "cheap" to deal with and low-risk, you'd think that these countries (all of which combine totalitarian regimes with cashflow problems and a complete lack of a "green" lobby) would be offering to deal with it. None of them are.

I wonder why?

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I wonder why?

Because they don't want to have to deal with thousands of smelly anti-nuclear weenies flying into their country to 'protest'.

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I'm being serious, France gets 75% of their electricity from nuclear and enjoys the lowest electric prices in western Europe.

But if you look at the most recent safety evaluation the French programme is looking a little grim. Over heating during the summer months led to power shortages across western France. Global warming could cause serious issues for the nuclear energy industry in Europe.

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