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Eminent Gandhian Narayan Desai’s letter to the Japanese PM: Don’t Export Fukushima to India

Eminent Gandhian Narayan Desai’s letter to the Japanese PM: Don’t Export Fukushima to India

Nuclear Commerce January 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm 1 comment

Developing closer relations between our two countries is a desirable goal. However, for this to happen on a healthy durable basis, it is necessary that people’s wishes are listened to and their long term interests protected. Selling nuclear components to help facilitate setting up of nuclear power plants is not the way. This is doubly so, when India has not signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and is actively engaged in the production of nuclear weapons. The wellbeing of future generations should not be sacrificed for short term commercial gains.

Resisting Abe’s Sales Pitch

Resisting Abe’s Sales Pitch

Abe’s visit provoked widespread protests against the proposed agreement. There is a confluence of interests here. Exports “of nuclear components and technology, as well as conventional arms” are said to be a key element in Prime Minister Abe economic program, dubbed “Abenomics” by many. This is somewhat reminiscent of the Soviet Union after the Chernobyl disaster, when the Soviet nuclear industry was desperate to improve its image and Soviet leaders were willing to sell nuclear reactors at concessional prices.

A Resounding NO to India-Japan Nuclear Agreement [Urgent Campaign Update and Appeal]

A Resounding NO to India-Japan Nuclear Agreement [Urgent Campaign Update and Appeal]

Struggle Updates January 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

The campaign against the India-Japan nuclear agreement, likely to be signed during the Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe’s upcoming visit to New Delhi, has recieved extremely encouraging response from people all over the world, vindicating our firm belief that this nuclear agreement is anachronistic, absurd and unacceptable to people in Japan who are witnessing a still unfolding disaster in Japan, and people in India who are brutally silenced by their government indulging in nuclear expansion misadventure.

Nuclear Costs: How Nuclear Decisions are Based on Money and what that Costs Us

Nuclear Costs: How Nuclear Decisions are Based on Money and what that Costs Us

Nuclear and Capitalism January 21, 2014 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Robert Jacobs | Almost all parts of Japanese (and that of every nation’s) nuclear policy are governed by one overarching principle: money. Cost saving practices exacerbated the Fukushima Daiichi plant meltdowns, money defines almost every aspect of policy towards those affected by the nuclear disaster, money dictates that the idled reactors must be restarted, and money is the reason Japanese nuclear exports have hit high gear in places like Vietnam and India.