Nuclear and Capitalism

COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

COP28 and the anachronistic push for Nuclear Power

COP28’s Unrealistic Tripling of Nuclear Power CounterPunch | Robert Hunziker UN climate conferences since 1992 have failed to follow through with results, as CO2 emissions continue higher and higher with every passing year. In fact, post climate conference impact of adopted proposals has become something 0f an inside joke. TheRead More

Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry

Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry

In this article, Pinar Demircan examines the present Russian occupation of Ukraine as one that signifies the dead end of capitalism. The author argues that foreign dependency has made even the Russian nuclear industry giant Rosatom aggressive and vulnerable at the same time, and points to the possibility of similar occurrences across other geographies, including in her country, Turkey by looking at it from the perspective of nuclear energy.

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the nuclear power industry of exhibiting “disaster capitalism at its worst” after a lobbying group representing it reportedly asked the Trump administration for a 30% percent tax credit amid the coronavirus pandemic and pressed congressional lawmakers to include handouts in stimulus legislation making its way through the House and Senate.

Chernobyl: The Dark Underbelly of Dark Tourism

Chernobyl: The Dark Underbelly of Dark Tourism

Chernobyl, Nuclear and Capitalism August 2, 2019 at 6:50 am 0 comments

Pinar Demircan | We read in the papers that Chernobyl which was the subject of the Chernobyl series, is “officially” also a tourist attraction now. What a big coincidence! It is hardly surprising that the Ukrainian Government would not have wanted to miss out on benefiting from the popularity of Chernobyl’s mystery and appeal! Or is it the opposite? Was part of the goal of the Chernobyl series, advertising and promoting Chernobyl as a tourist destination?