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January 18 @ 6:00 pm

ATOMIC BAMBOOZLE follows anti-nuclear activists, tribal leaders, scientists and attorneys as they draw lessons from the decades-long campaign to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power plant in Oregon and extend those lessons into a new struggle to stop small modular reactors (SMRs) that are being aggressively promoted by the Department of Energy and nuclear industry in response to the climate crisis. A FILM BY JAN HAAKEN.

After the screening, join us for an enriching discussion featuring the filmmaker in dialogue with historians of science, activists and public intellectuals. Read Science for the People’s recent review of the documentary here. More information about the panelists:

Jan Haaken is professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. In addition to ATOMIC BAMBOOZLE: THE FALSE PROMISE OF A NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE, her recent films include the two part NECESSITY series: OIL, WATER & CLIMATE RESISTANCE and CLIMATE JUSTICE & THE THIN GREEN LINE.

Cliff Conner is the author of The Tragedy of American Science: From the Cold War to the Forever Wars and A People’s History of Science. He taught history of science at the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Joshua Frank is an award-winning California-based journalist and the managing editor of CounterPunch. He is the editor and author of several books, including The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink with Jeffrey St. Clair and his new book, Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America (Haymarket Books).

Ray Acheson is Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Ray also serves on the steering group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban nuclear weapons. They authored Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) and Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages (Haymarket Books, 2022).


January 18
6:00 pm
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