Issue No. 248 (Apr 2011)
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Death Knell for Nuclear Energy?
Chernobyl to Fukushima: The hazardous
journey of nuclear power
Coinciding with the anniversaries of
the 1979 Three Mile Island and 1986 Chernobyl
nuclear disasters, Fukushima
is a wake-up call for the world.
By Praful Bidwai
The writer recently visited Japan's nuclear-stricken
By Suvendrini Kakuchi
nuclear crisis: Time to end the 'business as usual' syndrome
There is no place for nuclear in a truly
green energy portfolio; put the nuclear genie back into the bottle.
By Dr Mae-Wan Ho
human and health costs of Chernobyl
Only some estimates are currently available
of the human impact of the Chernobyl
Why WHO has failed to provide the lead in independent health assessment
The World Health Organisation's 1959
agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency has fettered its
independence in addressing the public health effects of a nuclear fallout.
By Janette D Sherman
the 'peaceful atom' became a serial killer
The nuclear industry practises habitual
misrepresentation, pervasive wishful thinking, deep denial, and occasional
nuclear power before it ends us
Make sure that the disaster that is
happening in Fukushima
never occurs again.
By Harvey Wasserman
more Chernobyl, no Fukushima:
No to nuclear energy worldwide!
More than 35 national and international
civil society organisations and individuals have called for an end to
reliance on nuclear power.
health service to health care industry
Britain's National Health Service
has been axed as part of the conservative government’s austerity drive.
'rise of the South' and what it means
Attempts to forecast the future development
of the developing countries on the basis of the distinctive trends of
the last decade are somewhat misplaced, says a senior UN economist.
free trade agreement: Rethinking banking services liberalisation
India should seriously reconsider
the provisions in its proposed free trade agreement with the European
Union which would open up its banking sector.
By Kavaljit Singh
shrouds new Egyptian security agency
Will the hated State Security Investigations
(SSI) apparatus in Egypt
simply be replaced by a new, scaled-down version of the old repressive
By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani
unwilling to apply the same law to itself that it demands be applied
Israel has charged that recent moves
by Latin American countries to recognise a Palestinian state are illegal
and even 'anti-Semitic'.
By Ian Williams
brutality against colonial resistance movement in Kenya revealed
The writer explains the background of
a historic trial looking into British colonial brutality in suppressing
women test the 'Arab spring' winds
While some Algerian women complain that
the lifting of a 1991 law banning public assembly doesn’t help them,
others debate the effects.
By Brahim Takheroubte
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