André Larivière

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André Larivière in front of the WHO building, Geneva, 26 April 2007

André Larivière (born 1948) is an ecologist and anti-nuclear activist from Quebec, Canada. He has lived in Europe since 1986 and was a leading speaker for the French Sortir du nucléaire network.[1] In February 2010, he has been elected member of the board of trustees.

He has participated in 3 extended fasts:

  • 1983, 40 days fast for disarmament in San Francisco, USA, with 12 other people in the Fast for Life movement.[2]
  • 1986, 31 days fast in front a US military base of Mutlangen, Germany, asking for removal of Pershing missiles.
  • 2004, 36 days fast in Paris asking for a "real democratic debate" on nuclear energy and the withdrawal of the third generation nuclear reactor project, European Pressurized Reactor or EPR, with Dominique Masset and Michel Bernard.

He has organized and participated in many walks and protest actions, mainly in France and Germany.


  • André Larivière, Carnets d'un militant, Éditions Éco-Société, 1997.


  1. ^ Josh Ward (7 September 2008). "French Nuclear Leak: Critics Worry as Authorities Ban Water Use". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ UPI (4 September 1983). "Strikers now face life, death decision". Bulletin-Journal. Retrieved 6 February 2011.