[Marxism] India: ‘Nuclear energy is not a national issue – it is a global issue’ -- anti-nuclear movement gains momentum | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

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Sat Oct 6 01:57:00 MDT 2012


*Neeraj Jain *interviewed by*B. Skanthakumar*

October 5, 2012 – /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ -- 
The anti-nuclear peoples’ movement in India has been gathering momentum 
in recent years. The courageous struggle of women, men and children of 
Idinthakarai village in South India, who are resisting the Koodankulam 
Nuclear Power Plant, and are under siege by state security forces – with 
more than 56,000 of whom have been falsely charged, including 6000 for 
the offence of “sedition”, and 53 imprisoned – has highlighted the 
people’s movement against nuclear energy.

*Neeraj Jain* is the convenor of /Lokayat/, a social activist group in 
Pune, Maharashtra, that is part of the all-India National Alliance of 
Anti-Nuclear Movements (NAAM). Jain, who trained in electrical 
engineering, is the author of /Nuclear Energy: Technology from Hell/ 
(Aakar Books, Delhi 2012). He was interviewed by *B. Skanthakumar* in 
Bangkok on September 5, 2012, before the confrontation five days later 
during fuel-loading of the Koodankulam nuclear reactor, in which one 
fisher was shot dead and dozens were injured, sparking strikes and 
agitations across Tamil Nadu, including in Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode 
and Thootukudi.

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/3049

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