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Archive of entries posted on July 2011

US Environmental Activist on Non-Violent Civil Disobedience

Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison and a $10,000 fine for ‘disrupting’ a Bureau of Land Management auction in 2008, had an opportunity to address the court and the judge immediately before his sentence was announced. This is his statement:”… those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo. If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don’t make any substantial change.” (Portrait by Robert Shetterly – Used with Permission) http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org

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Indian State and the Art of Fabricating False Cases

As a part this invasion on people, minorities are attacked as it happened in Gujarat or Kandhamal and many other places in the recent past. Multinationals, the World Bank, ADB, IMF and other international organisations decide on the policies of the Indian Government today. Land, forests, hills, lakes, rivers and seas are sold to the corporates. Prices are rising and the corruption level has reached the peak as never before, due to such policies.

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Bela Bhatia on the Salwa Judum judgement

The Supreme Court is to be commended for its order banning the Salwa Judum. But the Salwa Judum was already a thing of the past; its worst phase was in 2005-06. The violence now in the amoral war in Chhattisgarh is being conducted as part of Operation Greenhunt. When will that be banned?

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Sudhir Dhawale: Dissent = Sedition?

‘Sudhir Dhawale: Dissent = Sedition?’ was made as a part of a Film & TV Direction Workshop conducted by Rajashree. This documentary film was directed by Raj Kaith, Prasad Pullarwar and Sunil Gulabani. It was shot and edited by Pankaj Rishi Kumar. http://rajashree.in

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Dr. Binayak Sen at the Gandhi Ashram, Sewagram, Wardha

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