Culture of the anti-nuclear power movement

The culture produced by the movement against nuclear energy is as long as the battle itself. An immense variety of art-forms has been used in the anti-nuclear struggle. A very small selection and (currently) only Dutch material (and Flemish) you can see at this page.

There is a special page for posters from the anti-nuclear movement

As said: the page is in Dutch, but it is nice to watch, because of all the images, and rather easy to understand if you keep this in mind:
'strijdliederen' are battle songs
'buttons' are buttons
'romans' are novels (fiction)
'strips' are comics
'films' are movies
'poëzie' is poetry

It is possible that in the future we will also make a page like this in English (or German, who knows...), if we have more stuff from other countries to add. If you like that idea, you could speed up the realisation of it by sending us material, either digital or on paper. We would very much appreciate that. We already have quite a lot, so maybe contact us first if you have something to offer.

Below you'll see the covers of a few books with a collection of antinuclear songs in German, English and Dutch.

In our links-section we have listed a couple of pages we think have something similar like this one. Unfortunately there is not much attention (at least on the internet) to the fruits of the anti-nuclear struggle. But if you look really hard, ultimately you will find some beautiful pages. Check it out!

On the Dutch page is a beautiful poem written by Shirley Hower, who lived near Harrisburg (USA) at the time of the March 1979 accident. She wrote it in 1981. The reason why it's on the Dutch page? Well..., when Jane Lee, an anti-nuclear activist from Harrisburg, visited The Netherlands in 1981 on an information-tour, she ended every meeting with this poem.
Because it's written in English you can read it here.

almost two years have gone past
but the fears, they still last

a siren at night
brings terror and fright

when a child becomes ill
we wonder
if he's adversely
reacting to radioactivity

we are told to forget
our fictitious fears were unfolded
and yet

how can we believe the things we've been told
how many more lies will the future unfold

go to the page about the culture of the Dutch anti-nuclear power struggle