“Occupy” Protests Grow Across the U.S., Reported Gatherings in 847 Cities

Parallel actions inspired by New York City’s “Occupy Wall Street” continue to spring up across the United States. As of Friday morning, the website “Occupy Together,” a hub for nationwide events in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” reported gatherings in 847 cities. On Thursday, activists kicked off the “October 2011” protest by occupying Freedom PlazaRead More

Can robots work as scientists?

Farhad Manjoo: With this software, man’s slide into obsolescence begins Can robots work as scientists? At first, this seems like a silly question. Computers are pervasive in science, and if you walk into a large university lab today, there’s a good chance you’ll find a fully fledged robot working alongside the lab-coat-wearing humans…..More on… http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/10/09/farhad-manjoo-thinking-machines-threaten-to-make-scientists-obsolete/  

Anti-nuke activists protest in Chennai

Over 300 anti-nuclear activists today staged a protest here against the Koodamkulam atomic power plant in Koodankulam even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a state delegation that he would depute a panel to address the safety concerns of local population. The protestors, under the banner of People’s Coalition Against Nuclear Power Plants, also demandedRead More

Maruti Workers strike

Maruti sacks 15 workers, suspends 10 others Cracking the whip, Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday dismissed 10 workers, terminated five trainees and suspended 10 employees in connection “with the strike and violence at the Manesar factory premises”.  (More on…) http://post.jagran.com/maruti-sacks-15-workers-suspends-10-others-1318178761

Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP)* *Statement on recent developments pertaining to people’s struggle against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project* October 10, 2011 We congratulate the activists and people of Tamilnadu for waging a sustained protest against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project. A delegation of activists from Koodankulam met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh onRead More

How Green is your Coffee?

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act… (To read more..) http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_drink/1077953/coffee_is_the_black_stuff_as_green_as_it_should_be.html Courtesy: The Ecologist