* Sierra Club Michael Brune to Debate Pro-Nuclear Film on CNN, Nov 4

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, will debate the director of Pandora’s Promise on Monday morning (Nov 4) on CNN. Tune in or check back.

Pandora’s False Promises

Pandora’s Promise, is a new pro-nuclear propaganda documentary released theatrically in the US in July 2013. It is funded in part by individuals with a vested interest in seeing the development of new reactors and is seemingly a vehicle by which to raise the profile of the anti-environmental Oakland think tank, The Breakthrough Institute, whose personnel feature prominently in the film. Despite the film’s premise and early claim that it features “a growing number of leading former anti-nuclear activists” who now support nuclear energy, no one in the film ever led the anti-nuclear movement. Nor was any credible, independent scientific or medical professional with expertise in the areas covered in the film consulted or featured. Beyond Nuclear has bird-dogged the film from the beginning, and has produced numerous critiques. We have also published a definitive report – Pandora’s False Promises: Busting the pro-nuclear propaganda – and a two-page synopsis. These documents address virtually all of the myths, lies and omissions typically found in pro-nuclear rhetoric and are intended to address these long after Pandora’s Promise fades into deserved oblivion.

Download the full report (click below)

Pandoras False Promise Report

Help Counter Pandora’s Promise on CNN

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CNN will nationally broadcast the much criticized, pro-nuclear power film Pandora’s Promise on Thursday, November 7. CNN is airing the film without offering any opposing viewpoints despite requests and petitions from Beyond Nuclear and others. To help provide balance and a critical perspective on nuclear power, The Atomic States of America film will be available to view free online from November 6 – 8. Atomic States provides a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power to date, and investigates the truths and myths about nuclear energy. Please help promote the film’s availability to your networks and friends. More

28,000 and counting petition CNN!

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting has launched a petition to ask CNN to make time for a rebuttal to its Nov.7th screening of the pro-nuclear propaganda film, Pandora’s Promise. More than 28,000 have already signed. (Beyond Nuclear and Physicians for Social Responsibility also submitted a petition to CNN). Please sign today! And read more.

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