Another Burning barricade closes down Fennovoima-Rosatom nuke construction – again

While ago we mentioned a Dialog Devil drive-by-barricade torching itself and closing down the entire Mordor of Fennovoima-Rosatom site for most of the working hours on 12th of April.

Oh, well. Guess what? Things got fiery for the second time. On 18th of April someone closed down the entire traffic to Fennovoima-Rosatom construction with yet another burning barricade.

We found yet another anonymous communique from the do-it-yourself -news portal Takku.net. We as a camp of course still have nothing to do with all these spontaneous self-combustions, but we do know that the Reclaim the Cape -action week does draw different creatures from their hideouts. As the original post is in Finnish, we do you the courtesies of translating it:

Good morning Fennovoima – a burning barricade at Pyhäjoki

We bid the Fennovoima-Rosatom worker’s welcome to their construction and started our own action week against Fennovoima early on Monday 18.4.2016 by blocking the entire traffic to the construction site by building and torching a barricade made of car tires on the only road leading to the site. With this we prevented the works to begin on time. Barricade was torched at 5.30 AM and work is set to start at 6AM.

Fennovoima desperately tries to build a nuke plant together with Rosatom and others to the Hanhikivi peninsula, destroying the local unique nature totally as they go. Let’s stop Fennovoima!”

Yes, we checked what was left of the barricade. And yes, the traffic did stand for a good while, slowing down the Mordor of Fennovoima-Rosatom. With just one single road leading to construction, it’s rather vulnerable for such incidents – that we must say. If truck’s don’t get to drive in, diggers soon run out of anything to do.

We’ll see, what Reclaim the Cape -action week will bring. It’s looking promising already.

“Dialog Devil” car set on fire: road into Fennovoima-Rosatom site blocked

So. A burning drive-by barricade announced “The End of dialogue” at Pyhäjoki on 12th of April.

The original communique was published at do-it-yourself -news portal Takku.net, wich is heavily connected to different alternative scenes, from anarchists to monkey wrenchers, environmentalists to animal rights folks. We as a camp of course had nothing to do with such: even if many claim to know better. But we do know that the Reclaim the Cape -action week has drawn already many interested folks to come around early and perhaps sparked up some local dissidents, too?

And this is what the Dialog Devil group had to say:

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“Fennovoima-Rosatom tries to build a new nuclear power plant to Pyhäjoki, Finland. Nuclear energy is by every standards outdated techonology, finacially unprofitable, increases the centralization of energy production and produces hazardous nuclear waste for generations to come. On top of it all, Fennovoima-Rosatom is destroying unique nature as we speak and messig up the Bay of Bothnia. Chosen location is a crappy one for a nuclear power plant by any means. Close to sea, close to groundwater. For example, the builders need to lift the ground level with meters to even get to start the constructions.

On tuesday [April 12] at 06 in the morning we blocked the traffic at the only road leading to the construction site ad the landfills from continuing by burning a crappy car filled with car tires etc. I the middle of that Fennovoima road. Paintjob on the car said “Dialog Devil”. That’s our dialogue and that’s what we have to say to everyone demanding dialogue with Fennovoima-Rosatom.

We also want to send our solidarity to Hambach forest occupation were comrades are battlig against the climate killing energy giant RWE despite heavy repression against them. One struggle!”

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The action got some nice coverage, ending up mentioned here and there.

Considering that there’s only one road leading to the construction wich is sturdy enough to take the heavy machinery. Wich makes the whole site quite vulnerable for – well, let’s say traffic jams. This we noticed with the Dialog Devil doing its thing. Considering by the remains we checked, it seemed that the fire brigade allowed the wreck to burn itself down, cooled it down and after that cops came with their CSI routines. And all of this time, for most of the working hours, the entire constraction was blocked. If trucks don’t get to bring in landfill fillings, diggers don’t have anything to work on. Hours went by. And the Mordor stood still.

Beautiful. This is the only sort of dialogue we have sympathy for.

International comrades locked down some diggers at Fennovoima-Rosatom nuke construction site

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International activists locked down diggers at the Fennovoima-Rosatom nuke contraction site at Pyhäjoki, Finland

Thursday 14th of April three international comrades blocked two diggers from operating at Fennovoima-Rosatom’s construction site in Pyhäjoki, Finland. Machines were brought to a halt in a sturdy, practical manner from 1 PM on. Lock-down lasted until four PM. Chosen vehicles were operating at the very center of the nuclear doomsday field.

The activists faced no trouble in finding their way to the site. Fennovoima-Rosatom has advertised their new and improved security measures with funky videoclips and flaunted out their new contract with Securitas. Nevertheless, the three brave enviromentalists overcame the security by simply sneaking in while the security at watch preferred to fiddle with their smartphones instead of paying attention to anything that happened around them. (You couldn’t make this shit up.)

Two of the activist’s locked themselves onto a digger with a heavy-duty pipe lock, while one blocked another digger with a u-lock around one’s neck. Police got their navigator’s right on found their way to the site in less than an hour. The U-locked person was removed roughly an hour later, but pipelock proved itself to be a tougher case. After a good while of headscrathing and sighing, the person’s in blue simply left the scene, leaving the humiliated construction site security to watch the smirking comrades bathing in sunlight.

The beauty of the action was, that Fennovoima-Rosatom had planned on taking a bunch of journalists onto a nice sight seeing tour on the constraction site on this very day. The Pyhäjoki anti-nuclear protest campers have not been able to confirm whether they simply cancelled the entire tour on conveniently directed it to see any other sceneries than the one presented by the activists.

But you should’ve seen the faces of these guests when they were fed with pizza in the local pizzeria: and the next thing they new was a bunch of anti-nuke protest camper’s walking for a nice little supper.

While the Reclaim the Cape -action week (22.4.-1.5.2016) draws closer, the cops are getting more and more interested. They try their best in stopping and randomly, completely randomly, chit-chatting with anyone who even vaguely looks like a hippy. Poor things: nobody wants to talk with them, no matter how much they smile and try out dialogue.

The support shirts of Pyhäjoki protest camp available NOW!

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Check these hot pictures, choose your favourite and make your neighbour jealous! The anti-nuclear support shirts are finally out and available.

There are four basic print models which can be adjusted according to Your needs, my friend. The print colours available: fire red, uranium yellow, green, black and white. The prints are presented below.

There is also variation on the shirts: a fair amount of different sizes, models and colours of different shirts is available in our stock. Long-sleeve, short-sleeve, slim-fit, black, white, pink, green – you name it, we find it for you (at least we make our best)!

Print model A:
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Every activist needs some tools – mental and physical ones! A bolt cutter is a handy one and it can be now the theme of your customized ”Defend Hanhikivi” shirt. You can have the text ”Stop Fennovoima” instead, or even have the both texts: one on smaller print below the picture, one on bigger print above the pic.

Print model B:
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The choise for the proactive! This shirt is the classic bulldozer Hanhikivi shirt: if you see there’s something wrong in the world, climb on top of it, stop it from rolling and shout out your message!

Print model C and print model D
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Print model C, at the right side: flowers are nicer than construction works for a nuclear plant: probably we all can agree for that. So have a shirt with a ugly truckload or radioactivity turning into something nice and green!

Print model D, at the left side: this model is for the badass. If someone calls you a property-burning eco terrorist – take that as a badge of honour instead of of a case of name calling.

If you got interested of any shirts below, drop us a message! With a little bit of added postage fees we’ll deliver the shirts globally. You don’t want to miss these:
stopfennovoima [at] protonmail.com

Print A:
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Print B:
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Print C:
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Print D:
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Entire traffic to the Fennovoima-Rosatom nuke plant construction site blocked

On 6th of April, anti-nuclear activists blocked the entire traffic to the Fennovoima-Rosatom’s nuclear power plant construction site at Pyhäjoki, Finland. In total the blockade lasted roughly two to two-and-a-half hours.

For now, there is only one road leading to the construction site that can take the heavy machinery. This road connects to a smaller one, leading to quarries used for massive landfills now being carried out at the site. Such a detail makes the construction site quite vulnerable for different methods of direct action.

The activists blocked in total three trucks, causing the vehicles to close down the rest of the traffick. One activist climbed onto a truckroof on a road from the quarries to the connection road leading to the construction site, bringing the vehicle to stop. Two other trucks were blocked on the connection road, one by an activist equipped with a heavy-set lock-on tube. The activist locked on very close to the fuel tank of the vehicle: this, combined with the structure and material of the lock-on, proved itself to be a bit of a problem for the police.

After some checking, confused looks and plenty of sigh’ing the police moved further away, shaking their heads and trying to figure out something. After a while the truck driver called in, independently from the police, two of his colleagues to dismantle part of the truck, removing the activist with the lock-on instead of trying to open the device. – It took some good yanking, sweating, swearing and sledge hammering to take out the entire coverings of the fuel tank, the activist repored, with a wide grin.

The activist on the truckroof was eventually removed with a cherrypicker. The police had some trouble bringing the heavy vehicle onto a narrow spot on the road, only doing so after they had tried to bring the activist down via the roof window of the vehicle, failing to get it opened.

Fennovoima-Rosatom still does not have the actual construction permit for the nuclear plant it’s aiming to build. The company also lstill acks the plan of how and where to store the plant’s nuclear waste. Fennovoima-Rosatom has until June 2016 to present the plan concerning the waste issue: if they fail to do so, the construction permit should not be legally possible to be permitted. The anti-nuclear activists still do not hold their hopes high. What is currently happening and what has been so far constructed at the site have been done under the municipality-leadership-given permits for ”land scpaping” and ”preliminary works, such us road construction, massive clear-cuts, landfills and blastings.

At the moment the Fennovoima-Rosatom construction site works on in with a speeded-up timetable. Some of the machines work on seven days a week, truck working with the landfills drive on six days a week, from six AM to late night hours. Local residents have been contacting the protest camp over the noise and disturbance epecially the heavy traffick is causing.

Looks like Fennovoima-Rosatom aims to get us much destruction done before the soon-starting bird nesting season that theoretically should stop some of the work – and before Reclaim the Cape -action week (22.4.-1.5.2016) that will bring a nice bunch of anti-nuclear activists and other enviromentalists or antimilitarists to the area.