One person died in India over a struggle against a 20 billion Euro deal
AREVA/India Elite against the poor.
Who do you want to support?
The 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident will be “celebrated” next week.
Time to have some thoughts about what is called progress and organize a meeting (more soon).
Any way, my question of today:
Who do you want to support? AREVA and the rich Elite in India (calling it development!)
or the poor peasants in India, trying to preserve their way of life
and the “garden of eden” for future generations? Sometimes one has to make a choice (and it might also be emotional).
And yes, India has not signed the NPT treaty so all nuclear deals are in principle illegal, wouldn’t there be
the exception deals made by Bush et al some years ago (which should bring all these leaders to prison in any case).
What is your choice?
here is some background from BBC (
today and background from march 2010
a 20 billion euro deal ..)
perhaps you have heard it in the news:
“We tried to disperse them by using tear-gas and cane-charge. We used plastic bullets as well, but nothing worked. Finally, we used live ammunition in which one person was injured who died”.
Protests have been mounting over the proposed 9,900 megawatt, six-reactor facility, which is being built with technical help from the French energy giant Areva.
Environmental experts say that Konkan, the region in which Jaitapur lies, is one of the most biodiverse regions on earth – and claim it will be destroyed by the plant.
Last December, the Indian magazine Outlook titled an article about the Jaitapur plant “The rape of Eden”.
Others have expressed concern that the facility is being built in a seismically-active area.
Make your choice!