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.
In September 1979, more than 200 people were arrested at the Vermont Yankee Plant. This photo shows a group of them hel at the National Guard Armory after their arrest.
The people in suits are occupying the lobby of the Vermont governor’s office in December 1981 to demand that then governor Richard Snelling veto Vermont Yankee’s evacuation plan (in case of accident) for people living within a 10 mile radius of the...