Newsclick Production, February 20, 2013
A Gopalakrishnan, in the second part of the Newsclick interview, says there is a de-emphasis on the nuclear energy programme all over the world, mainly due to the rising costs and concerns over public safety. He says there is a growing interest in the renewable sources of energy, specially the wind and solar energy.
Arun P. Elhance, February 15,2013
After threatening for quite some time to do so, North Korea carried out a third underground test of a nuclear device on its own territory just a few days back.
Jaitapur Solidarity Committee, February 15, 2013
The National Committee in Solidarity with Jaitapur Struggle had written to the PM on August, 2012 that the costly imported Areva reactors would result in very expensive power to the consumers. It had also brought out that apart from high costs, there are major concerns with the Jaitapur project.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, February 5, 2013
Samir's Amin has come out with a defence of French intervention in Mali, which has surprised many of his admirers and friends.
Samir Amin, February 4, 2013
I am one of those who out of principle condemn all military interventions by Western powers in the countries of the South, these interventions being by nature subject to the requirements of the deployment of control of the planet by the capital of the monopolies that dominate the system.
Newsclick Production, January 28, 2013
Prof. Vijay Prashad discusses with Prof. Aijaz Ahmad the recent developments in the war-torn African country of Mali. On January 11 this year, the French troops launched an offensive on Mali. Prof. Prashad questions the so-called "humanitarian visions" of France and places the French bombardement in Mali in the category of "resource wars". Prof. Ahmad calls the French involvement as "an old colonial hangover" and also, a strategy of expanding the Euro-American military presence in the African continent. Is Mali another Afghanistan in the making?
Arnav, Newsclick, January 22, 2013
The French military cannot seem to stay away from Africa. Two years ago, French helicopter gunships entered the standoff in Ivory Coast and French aircraft pummelled the Libyan army.
Vijay Prashad, Newsclick, January 22, 2013
“In other days France was the name of a country. We should take care that in 1961 it does not become the name of a nervous disease.”
Courtesy: Moon of Alabama, October 30, 2012
Military intervention in foreign countries always leads to unintended consequences.
Yassine Temlali. Courtesy: Al Akhbar English
Algeria is coming under significant foreign pressure as it is pushed toward military intervention in North Mali in an attempt to eliminate religious movements seeking to turn the area into an Islamic Salafi emirate. These movements have begun imposing their version of Islamic Sharia rules against “the disobedient" and destroying all religious shrines they deem as blasphemous to the one God.