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#India – A farce in Koodankulam during PM’s visit to Russia

A farce of connecting the reactors to the grid was played out in Koodankulam this week to make the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Russia less embarrassing. But the reactor tripped within hours, highlighting… Continue Reading →

Syria: Accidental Diplomacy in the Devils’ Playground #mustread

Posted: 09/16/2013 5:46 pm Iara Lee Activist and filmmaker, huffingtonpost It’s unfortunate that diplomacy has now become an accident of U.S. foreign policy. After John Kerry’s slip-of-the-tongue in London last week, warmongers in and outside the beltway are sulking at… Continue Reading →

Kudankulam N-plant: Safety norms gains primacy over commissioning deadline

Indrani Bagchi, TNN | May 16, 2013 Last week, the Supreme Court cleared the power plant, paving the way for early commissioning. Originally, the plant was scheduled to be commissioned in 2007. NEW DELHI: Regardless of the recent promise made by Prime… Continue Reading →

Zio-Podolsk Scandal – Save Our Souls – Part -1 #Nuclear

By- CharlesDigges Corruption in Russian Nuclear Industry If corruption in general is dangerous, it is quite deadly when it happens in the nuclear industry. The ecological group Ecodefense! believes the risks are high enough to result in another Fukushima, while the… Continue Reading →

Letters from Pussy Riot’s Prison blog #womenrights #womensday

The thoughts of a prisoner Anastasia Kirilenko 8 March 2013 Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday in Russia, though possibly with few celebrations in the penal colonies where the Pussy Riot women are being held. Open Democracy Russia is… Continue Reading →

Putin’s India Visit: A Review

Rajorshi Roy, http://www.idsa.in/ January 4, 2013 President Putin paid an official visit to India on 24 December 2012 as part of the 13th Annual India-Russia summit. This was his first visit to New Delhi after assuming the office of President for… Continue Reading →

2013- A New Year Wishlist # Humor

    My New Year Wish List For 2013 By Satya Sagar 30 December, 2012 Countercurrents.org Here are some things I fervently wish will happen in the coming year. 1. Scientists find a way to render in an instant every… Continue Reading →

Protesters plan sea siege at Kudankulam on December 10, Human Rights Day

PTI APIn this October 8, 2012 photo, fishermen shout slogans as they protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. Activists have planned a similar protest on December 10, 2012. The HinduA file photo of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy leader… Continue Reading →

#Russia -#Censorship f’Internet blacklist law takes effect #FOS #FOE

Nov 1, 2012  BBC A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites… Continue Reading →

Pussy Riot verdict: live report

By Judith Evans (AFP) – 4 hours ago 1424 GMT: Human rights organisation Amnesty International, which has taken up Pussy Riot’s cause, tweets: “2 years prison for a 30 second protest song. Insanity. “Bitter blow to freedom of expression in Russia.”… Continue Reading →

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