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Of lifeless transformers and false promises

Blog entry by Arpana Udupa | April 21, 2011

I am travelling with a team of surveyors who proudly call themselves soochna prahari. They are the local Right to Information (RTI) activists who have been filing RTIs and bringing out many cases of corruption and malpractices in...

Chernobyl: distorted reality, and unanswered questions

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | April 21, 2011

We have just returned after completing an important mission in Ukraine – taking around 70 journalists from 18 countries with us to Chernobyl, nearly 25 years after the nuclear catastrophe . It was one of the largest media trips...

Bangalore joins the vigil for a nuclear free future

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | April 18, 2011

Finally the fourth auto rickshaw agreed to go where we wanted to. Cubbon Park is right in the middle of the busy Bangalore city. It was Monday evening and everyone was in a hurry to get back home and we were in a hurry to reach the...

Vigils across India show citizens’ anxiety over nuclear power

Feature story | April 17, 2011 at 17:30

Demonstrations and vigils were held in eleven cities across India on April 11, the one month anniversary of Fukushima, to send a message of solidarity with the victims of the disaster, and to demand that world governments invest instead in safe...

Mumbai comes together for the victims in Japan

Blog entry by Khushboo Lalwani | April 13, 2011

The breaking newsflashes about Japan’s devastating tragedy have shown that nature’s fury is unstoppable. Even the advanced countries are vulnerable to the dangers of nuclear technology. While technology has helped humans race ahead of...

Candles do the talking in Delhi

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | April 12, 2011

Memories of what happened in Japan are still fresh in our minds. Japan was devastated by an earthquake and a powerful tsunami which affected thousands of people. What followed was a meltdown at Fukushima nuclear plant, causing what has...

Where there is a wrong will there will be a wrong bill

Blog entry by Kapil Mishra | April 12, 2011

Anna Hazare’s fight for the Jan Lokpal bill was supported by the entire country. Even then, the government took four days to concede to his demands. Thanks to the movement we know what the Jan Lokpal bill is and what it could have been...

Tata and the turtles. How environmental activism triggered a complex trademark dispute

Feature story | April 12, 2011 at 18:03

The following article was featured as a cover story in the March 2011 issue of India Business Law Journal. It is written by Rebecca Abraham.

Fukushima disaster rated as equivalent to Chernobyl

Blog entry by Grace | April 12, 2011

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex has been upgraded from a level 5 to a level 7 on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES), one month after the earthquake and tsunami that first damaged the Japanese power plant.

Saying no to nukes. Petitions first, vigil next

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | April 7, 2011

Have you ever travelled by the Konkan railway, passing through Ratnagiri in Maharashtra? If you have, then you'd understand why I enjoy this journey so much. I look forward to the picturesque Ratnagiri and the Western Ghats. It’s such...

Field team finds high levels of contamination outside of Fukushima evacuation zone

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 6, 2011

Our radiation monitoring teams have discovered high levels of contamination in crops grown on the outskirts of Minamisoma city in Japan. The data was collected from the gardens of Minamisoma city residents, and registered well over the...

जैतापुर के लिए एक चेतावनी बनकर सामने आया फुकुशिमा

Blog entry by डा. सीमा जावेद | March 31, 2011

जापान में फुकुशिमा के तीन रिएक्टरों में विस्फोटों ने एकबार फिर परमाणु ऊर्जा के विनाशकारी पक्ष को सामने ला खड़ा किया और अब उबरते हुए परमाणु उद्योग का वैश्विक आकर्षण खत्म होता नजर आ रहा है। यूरोप जर्मनी जैसे विकसित देश इससे किनारा करते...

Marching against nukes

Blog entry by Usha Saxena | March 31, 2011

It was the last day of the Parliament session – 25th March 2011. A motley bunch of concerned citizens – under the banner ‘Anti-Nuclear Struggle Solidarity Forum’ - marched determinedly under the blistering afternoon sun from Mandi...

Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | March 27, 2011

Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day. The press release says it all: Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro...

From our radiation sampling team in Japan

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | March 27, 2011

Jacob Namminga , one of our radiation safety advisors, spoke to me via Skype about today's sampling trip in a rural area of Japan, to the north west of the Fukushima nuclear plant. We'll be reporting the details of our findings  once...

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