"Movements against nuclear power plants have become rooted in many Asian countries. It has also been a movement for democratization. It is well-known that the people of Bataan never allowed the operation of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Many people opposed to nuclear power in Asia and in the world have been very much encouraged and inspired by the people of the Philippines. This book tells us why." - Daisuke Sato, Secretary-General, No-Nukes Asia Forum Japan and Co-convenor, No-Nukes Asia Forum (NNAF), an international network of anti-nuclear power national movements *** "From 1976 to 1986, Ferdinand Marcos had the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant built on the dormant Natib Volcano, at a site dissected by an active fault. Assuming the God-like powers of a dictator, he gave little consideration for geology and the environment, or social and financial consequences. Risking his notorious wrath, Filipinos of conscience in all walks of life -townspeople; farmers; fisherfolk; clergy and religious groups; academics - coalesced at the grassroots to successfully oppose it, and the emplacement of U.S. nuclear weaponry in the Philippines as well. Each opposing contingent is ably represented in this volume by one such participant. This work is not just of historical interest, because moneyed and politically powerful interests continue strenuous efforts to activate the BNPP to this day. Professor Roland Simbulan is eminently qualified to organize and contribute to this volume, having been intimately involved in the resistance from the outset." - Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.