Category Archives: Nuclear weapons and energy

Nuclear energy and democracy | Al Jazeera English

On March 19, 6,000 armed policemen descended on Koodankulam, a small village near the southern tip of India, to suppress a local protest that, although peaceful, had threatened to derail the establishment of a nuclear plant there. The policemen rapidly arrested hundreds of people, blockaded roads, shut out the media and laid siege to the area where the protesters were based, even stopping the supply of water for a few days. Continue reading…

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Greenpeace staff blocked from entering South Korea as Government cracks down on nuclear opposition | Greenpeace International

Three Greenpeace senior staff members accompanying the organisation’s International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo were today denied entry and deported from South Korea, highlighting the Government’s growing willingness to suppress voices speaking out against its nuclear energy expansion ambitions. Continue reading…

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Japan: Mothers Rise Against Nuclear Power | Global Issues

Japan’s nuclear power industry, which once ignored opposition, now finds its existence threatened by women angered by official opaqueness on radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was struck by an earthquake- driven tsunami on Mar. 11. Read more…

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UK government shared intelligence with nuclear industry, documents show | Environment | The Guardian

The British government has been quietly exchanging intelligence on key policies with multinational companies in an effort to protect and promote their plans for new nuclear power stations, according to internal documents seen by the Guardian. Read more…

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Occupy Tokyo Grows out of OWS into Unique Mass Movement – International Business Times

Occupy Tokyo is one of East Asia’s most significant outgrowths of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has swept the world over the past two months, but most media sources have ignored it. Read more…

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Occupy Tokyo: Mass demonstrations go unreported by Japanese media |

The general lack of awareness of the protests in Japan is probably due to the fact that there has been zero coverage of ‘Occupy Tokyo’ – which has grown out of the country’s large (and growing) grassroots anti-nuclear movement – in Japan’s mainstream media. Read more…

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