Fact finding team
A 13 member fact finding team visited the Chintalnar Area of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to probe into the incidents of atrocities perpetrated by the Salwa Judum and the state forces on the adivasis living in this area between 11th and 16th of March 2011.
Persecution of contract workers union Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh by the multinational corportation, Holcim in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh
By G. N. Saibaba
Forced displacement of millions and millions of people from their homes and hearths has become a major issue in recent years in the Indian sub-continent. The enormity of the crisis can only be understood when one looks into the centrality of forced displacement as a road map for the so-called development that the subservient ruling classes of the Indian sub-continent have been vigorously promoting for the last decade and a half under the rubric of Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation.
Dr Binayak Sen is a pioneer of health care to marginalized and indigenous communities in Chhattisgarh, and he has reported on unlawful killings of Adivasis. India has sentenced him to life imprisonment.
When people are being killed in hundreds; maimed, tortured, raped and put behind bars in thousands, it was of necessity to stand up for the fundamental right of the people of Jammu & Kashmir - their Right to Self Determination.
In the past few weeks, the protests have grown deadly, with at least 15 young people killed when Indian security forces fired into crowds of stone throwers.
Globalisation has turned India into a bonanza of the trans-national corporations. The one hundred corporate families ruling a billion people have torn down all protective barriers for capital to flow in and out – ostensibly for the sake of development.
People's protest against POSCO India
POSCO, a large corporation, wants to invest in the mining industry in Orissa (India) and build a steel plant, captive power station and port in Erasama block of Jagatsinghpur district - people's protest intensifies.
Arundhati Roy said the Green Hunt began in Punjab earlier than Chhattisgarh, with the advent of "Green Revolution". Green Hunt is infact the phenomenon to deprive the people of their land and the resources attached to it such as water, forests, mines etc. Green Revolution and the farmers' suicides in its aftermath is pointer to this. About 1,80,000 debt trapped farmers have committed suicides in the country.
Organised by: Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum
We are extremely pleased to inform you that we had organized a very successful Independence People's Tribunal on Operation Green Hunt in Ranchi on 25th and 26th of September, 2010 under the banner of the Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum with the support of Operation Green Hunt Virodhi Nagrik Manch, Jharkhand Indigenous People's Forum, Jharkhand Initiatives Desk, Jharkhand Jungle Bachao Andolan, Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee and many other groups.


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