A Protest was held on 4th September, 2014 at St. Aloysius College, Bangalore against the India – Australia Uranium Deal. More than 100 students participated in this protest as part of a nationwide call for protests against this deal. The students and other participants at the protest were unequivocal against the deal and dangers that Nuclear Option poses to the humanity at large.
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott would be visiting Delhi this week to clinch the uranium supply agreement with India.
This deal is utterly unacceptable as it would fuel an anachronistic, anti-people and unsafe nuclear expansion in India. besides, the deal would unleash misery on the most vulnerable people on both the sides. The uranium mining in Australia is known to be racist, leaving the aboriginal communities helpless and victimised. After reaching the Indian shores, the uranium will cause contamination to the poor Indian people from the transport routes to the reactor sites. India has an extremely poor record of safety and its own mines and power plants have been causing irreversible damage to health and the surrounding environment.
The following statement, that has been signed by many individual activists and organizations, is in response to the so called leaked Intelligence Bureau (IB) report. This report is a warning sign of things to come and how the right wing, Narendra Modi’s BJP govt. plans to muzzle any form of dissent against the destructive neo-liberal economic policies which is bound to be much more brutal in the coming period.
The effects of the environmental crisis are forcing workers and the poor to resist throughout the world, as the poorest states are hit hardest. This is particularly true in countries like India, where extreme weather events, most probably linked to climate change, are causing massive devastation. Data from the most recent report of the main climate science body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and others confirms this.
Since the day in January of this year, Veerappa Moily clearly acting as the agent of Corporate Capitalism, gave environment clearance to South Korea’s Pohang Steel Company to go ahead with the most controversial FDI project involving 56,000 Crores, there has been a drastic turn of events in the struggle against POSCO in Odisha