February 1975: Citizens in Wyhl, Germany occupy the construction site of a proposed nuclear power plant in the first mass act of civil disobedience in what would soon become an international movement.
1978: The No Nukes movement explodes nationwide. Journalist Richard Asinof reports on its growth in South Carolina as demonstrators blockade access to a nuclear waste repository.
1981: Community organizer Al Giordano, 21, announces to the media that 106 of 352 municipalities in Massachusetts have passed Town Meeting bylaws against low-level nuclear waste dumps and new nuclear power plants. Photo (c) 1981 by Leslie Desmond.