Nuclear and Capitalism

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?

Profiteering from mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons

Profiteering from mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons

The report finds that nuclear armed governments have at least $116 billion in contracts with private companies to build nuclear weapons. Companies including Huntington Ingalls Industries, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell International, General Dynamics and, Jacobs Engineering are directly involved in the nuclear weapon industry, seeking profit from the production of weapons of mass destruction.