Bhopal victims’ letter to Japanese PM: stop India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

. Ours is a city in India which has witnessed the world’s worst industrial catastrophe. As you may be aware, the disaster,itself a result of criminal neglect by callous profiteers, was only followed by political complacency and administrative apathy. The victims of Bhopal continue to struggle for justice, adequate compensation and proper medical, economic, social and environmental rehabilitation In our city, we have a commemorative statue of a mother and her child with “No More Bhopal, No More Hiroshima” written beneath it. And in the fifth year of the ongoing disaster in Fukushima, we can identify with the continued suffering and struggles of its residents.

For a nuclear free world: nuclear victims from all over globe to meet in Hiroshima this month

In the 70th year of atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the major groups of nuclear victims and civil society organisations have come together to organise a World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima between 21-23 November. The initiative aims at bringing together radiation victims of uranium mines, nuclear power plants and nuclear test sites from all over the world. The eminent experts and scientists who have worked on the issues related to nuclear victims will also make presentations in the forum.

Myanmar elections: activists ask for release of political prisoners

There are currently 95 political prisoners incarcerated within Burma’s prisons with an additional 465 people awaiting trial. With the National Ceasefire Agreement anticipated to be signed in early October, it is imperative that all political, civil and ethnic activists be released so that they can be active participants in the peace talks.

The construction boom in Turkey: anti-people and eco-destructive

When I started writing about the culture of construction in Turkey, my attention was caught by an article about gentrification plans in London. People expressed their opposition to the luxury brought by “development” plans in Camden which according to them was not only a threat to the local culture, but also posed a problem in terms of affordability of the neighbourhood.