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India's Nuclear Ambitions: Who Pays the Price?

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  • cemendtaur
    Here is your chance to hear it from the horse s mouth. C. http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/events/nuclear/BuddhaWeeps_Flyer.html India s Nuclear Ambitions:
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      Here is your chance to hear it from the horse's mouth.


      India's Nuclear Ambitions:
      Who Pays the Price?

      Featuring a Film Screening of
      Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda (1999)

      Followed by a discussion with
      Shriprakash (director of the film)
      Ghanshyam Birulee and Dumka Murmu - grassroots organizers with
      JOAR(Jharkhandi Organization Against Radiation)

      Thursday, Dec 7, 7pm
      Building 200, Room 219
      Stanford University

      For more info, visit
      India's emergence in the nuclear energy and nuclear weapons arena
      comes at a colossal human cost. Jadugoda, a tribal town in a
      mineral-rich belt in Jharkhand, is the only source of Uranium in
      India, and the indigenous people of Jadugoda have been paying with
      their lives - seeing their community's health destroyed, their
      environment devastated. To resist the occupation and devastation of
      their land by uranium mining, the people of Jadugoda have organized
      themselves as JOAR - Jharkhandi Organization Against Radiation, and
      their demands range from better safety measures against radiation, to
      protection of their environment, to opposition of planned open-cast
      uranium mines.

      We will watch "Buddha Weeps in Jadugoda" - a ground-breaking
      documentary that shows the consequences of decades of uranium mining
      for this community. We will also hear from Ghanshyam Birulee and Dumku
      Murma, grassroots activists from JOAR, who have been at the forefront
      of this decades-long struggle for justice and human rights, as well
      as Shriprakash, the filmmaker.

      Presented By
      Center for South Asia, at Stanford University
      Sanskriti (Stanford's South Asian Undergraduate Organization)
      Friends of South Asia
      Association for India's Development (Bay Area Chapter)

      Endorsing Organizations:
      Peninsula Peace and Justice, Palo Alto
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