State Repression

Murder of anti-uranium mining activist of JOSH

Murder of anti-uranium mining activist of JOSH

Jadugoda, State Repression, Uranium Mining August 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

As we all on 6th commemorate the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing JMACC (Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee) and JOSH (Jharkhandis Organisation for Struggling Humans) activist are burying one of their senior activist. Salku Chaki 32 father of three small children was brutally murdered on 4th August.

Ecodefense marks the 16th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe by staging a protest against the import of nuclear waste into Russia. Red Square, Moscow, 2002. (Photo: Ecodefense.ru)

Russian anti-nuke group EcoDefence officially branded “foreign agent”: protest statement from Vice-Chair Vladimir Slivyak

On July 21, Russian government included Ecodefense to the list of “foreign agents” along with four most prominent Russian human rights groups.

EcoDefense is not “foreign agent”: Co-Chair Vladimir Slivyak explains

EcoDefense is not “foreign agent”: Co-Chair Vladimir Slivyak explains

Ecodefense will never agree to the “foreign agent” status. We know that Russian courts almost always side with the state, and we do not entertain high hopes for a just decision when we face these charges in court. But some little hope we do hold out – and we will fight to continue our work in Russia. Too severe is Russia’s environmental situation, and too much is left to do yet to abandon this fight.

On finding my name in the IB list

On finding my name in the IB list

It was two days after the IB secret document was leaked that a friend alerted me that I was Listed. This was unexpected, but not unduly surprising in view of my open position against India’s entire nuclear program, particularly that at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP). I believed then, as I do now, that survival of any democracy depends on availability of public space for divergent and dissenting viewpoints and scope to express these openly, to persuade public opinion and thus to collectively influence decisions serving our combined destiny.