Devil's Tango Released

Award-winning author Cecile Pineda of Berkeley, California, recently released a new book, Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, published by WingsPress of San Antonio, Texas. Her previous books have earned prestigious prizes.

WILPF (through DISARM-End Wars Issue Committee) is helping fund a book tour by WILPFers Cecile Pineda and Hattie Nestel to 11 communities near highly controversial nuclear reactors in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. WILPF believes all four should be shut down.

Devil's Tango chronicles the recent meltdowns of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture Japan. The book demonstrates that the catastrophe has exposed the world and its people to disastrous amounts of lethal nuclear radiation and that those in authority have worked to deceive the public with regard to the extent of danger.

"Devil's Tango" is essential reading," said Hattie Nestel of Athol, Massachusetts, tour organizer and longtime antinuclear activist whose current emphasis is on shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont, along with all nuclear power plants. Nestel says that no further nuclear power plants should be built anywhere in the world.

Remaining dates in the tour which began August 5 and included Hiroshima and Nagasaki days:

Thursday, August 9

  • 1 p.m., Harwich, MA, Community Center, 100 Oak Street: talk and book signing
  • 5:30 p.m., West Falmouth, MA, West Falmouth Friends Meeting House, 572 West Falmouth Highway, Route 28, north of Brick Kiln Road: potluck followed by a talk and book signing

Friday, August 10

  • Noon, Taunton, MA, 3 Summer Street, Taunton: talk and book signing after lunch.
  • 6 p.m., Newton, MA, Joan Ecklein's house, 14 Sterling Street: talk and book signing after a potluck.

Saturday, August 11

  • 8 p.m., Grafton, NY, Hiroshima Day Celebration, Grafton Peace Pagoda, 87 Crandall Road

Sunday, August 12

  • Noon, Albany, NY, Albany Friends Meeting, 727 Madison Avenue: book talk with refreshments


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