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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:40 AM
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Nuke protester murdered in India as police open fire on peaceful crowd
Authorities responded to peaceful protest of a proposed nuclear power plant site in India by shooting at the crowd, killing one and injuring eight. Over sixty others were arrested. Killed by police on Monday, the body of 30-year-old Tabrez Sayekar was carried through the streets at a funeral march attended by more than 2,000 people on Wednesday. No one has been charged in his murder.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), along with the French nuclear energy giant, Areva, plan to build the worlds largest nuclear power plant complex generating nearly 10,000 megawatts of electricity in an agricultural area at Jaitapur in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
In December, the world renowned Tata Institute of Social Sciences published a social and environmental assessment of the proposed project conducted by Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management last April, calling it a potential disaster. According to DNA India, the report charges that the government has hidden and suppressed important and relevant information, (wow, now that's a shocker /JC) and has subverted facts by labeling the proposed 968-hectare site as barren land that the locals use for agriculture, horticulture and grazing.

Farmers and horticulturists have spent lakhs of rupees to make the land cultivable over years and even the government has supported them. This includes Alfonso mangoes and cashews. Now, when the time has come for them to reap their investments, they are afraid of losing their land as the government now claims it is barren land, says the report. It adds that even the fisherfolk of the region are against the project.

Even the level of seismicity was changed, from a high severity earthquake zone to moderate seismic severity zone.

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/nuke-protester-murd...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:43 AM
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1. sad. nt
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:51 AM
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2. As I explain to my students, peace is a risky choice.
John Lennon - peace singer - shot dead.
Martin Luther Kind, Jr. - peace talker - shot dead.
Mahatma Ghandi - peace doer - shot dead.
Christ - peace talker - nailed to a board until dead.

The general public HATES that peace shit! They are willing to kill over it.

So beware if you support peace, whether with each other, the earth, or nature.
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:29 AM
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4. JFK, RFK...such a sad, sad truth...
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:51 AM
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3. When we were protesting PSO's building of Blackfox here in Ok
I'm surprised we weren't fired upon. We were lied to, damn we were lied to, by the nuke industry. Lies to cover the lie before. If its anything like it was then, now, there should be no more nuke plants built ever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Fox_Nuclear_Power_Pl...
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