Lampedusa inhabitants strike against nuclear dumping 1968

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Timing
Time Period:  
September 8
1968
to
September 12
1968
Location and Goals
Country: 
Italy
Location City/State/Province: 
Lampedusa
Location Description: 
The largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the southernmost part of Italy.
Goals: 
The village council, the Communists, and the local priests organized a general strike in order to prevent a ship from unloading nuclear drilling equipment onto Lampedusa's docks.
Research Notes
Influences: 

(1) The islanders may have been influenced by anti-nuclear groups such as Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace. (2) Lampedusa's actions may have influenced other surrounding islands to take similar action.

Sources: 
Italian islanders strike over atom-waste plan. (1968, Sep 13). New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/118244826?accountid=14194

Atom 'Cemetery' Rejected in Italy

The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973); Sep 16, 1968;

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post

pg. A11.

Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy: 
Andrew Steele 20/09/2015