129 People Jailed for Protesting Against Kalpakkam Reactor

  29 March, 2013 — In a bid to intimidate fenceline communities living around the Kalpakkam nuclear reactors, the Tamil Nadu Police has jailed 129 people of the 650 that were detained in wedding halls yesterday. Those detained were protesting to highlight that the nuclear complex in Kalpakkam was all threat and risk to the local community with no benefits either in the form of jobs or electricity.   A peaceful protest involving more than…

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Farmer suicides in India: Peddling anti-farmer bull shit

There is a category of journalists and publications which consistently publish seemingly scientific articles that are aimed at one or more of the following goals: Trivializing the problem of farmer suicides and denying the agrarian crisis. Exonerating the role of neo-liberal policies, insufficient support to agriculture and the role of unsuitable crops (including GM) in the agrarian crisis. Promoting GM crops, privatization, FDI and reduction of “sops” to farmers. Discrediting activists and journalists who criticize…

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Sanjay Dutt and the inequality of justice of the powerful

Sanjay Dutt got convicted and sentenced to jail under the Arms Act. Of the five years he was sentenced to, he has served a year and a half, so at most he will go to jail for three and a half years. This seems to have put eminent people into shock and trauma. There are many speaking of his “mistake” and how he has suffered or it. The Head of the Press Council of India and…

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Seeds of Caste-divide sown by New Housing Soc. Bye-laws

Concerns about revisions for Cooperative Housing Society laws. Mumbaikars and Maharashtra housing society residents, watch out! Till now, you may never cared to think about who among your neighbours are Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, etc. In the past few decades, the caste divide had ceased to matter in co-operative housing societies, and most managing committees (at least in the metros like Mumbai and Nagpur) were generally elected without thinking about such things. Earlier, one or…

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Maharashtra drought: Does development have to devastate?

Nagpur: A severe drought gripping many parts of Maharashtra did not deter spiritual leader Asaram Bapu from celebrating a pre-Holi function and wasting many litres of water here Sunday, said a social group. Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (ANS) condemned Asaram Bapu’s alleged Goli play and staged a protest. “A person […]

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Congress Politician Amaresh Misra makes rape threats and death threats on Twitter

Amaresh Misra, whose profile describes him as “Author, Historian, Film writer and Politician” completely went bonkers on Twitter. Raging against the right wing in the wake of Modi’s speech at India Today’s Conclave 13, he began with bitter criticism over the Gujarat riots that rapidly devolved into outright abuse, rape threats and death threats. Possibly slander as well, I’m no legal expert. [slideshow] Highlights: Repeated abuse, rape threats and death threats to @shilpitewari Generic threats…

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