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.
On September 23, 1979 the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance called for a nonviolent occupation of the state’s lone nuclear plant. The 179 arrests clogged the state’s court system when most demonstrators refused to post bail (many also gave comical pseudonyms:...
Armband from VYDA blockade of the nuclear plant gates on April 5th, 1980.
Article by Anna Mayo about VYDA’s (Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance) action in Washington D.C.
The March 30, 1980 silent march from Brattleboro to Vermont Yankee in Vernon was the largest protest in Southern Vermont history, as noted at the time by the daily Brattleboro Reformer.
Started in France in the 1970s, this button and sticker were translated into dozens of languages and became an international symbol against nuclear power.