Current on global justice
Arundhati Roy on India, Iraq, U.S. Empire and Dissent. The Indian writer-activist was interviewed for an hour on Amy Goodman's radio show Democracy Now! broadcast on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006. The link is to the written on-line transcript of the show, which is a wide-ranging discussion on the effect of neo-liberal globalization and politices in India; the visit of G.W. Bush and his encouragement of Indian nuclear development; dam-building; the war in Iraq; occupation there and in Kashmir; the role of the artist and dissent.
World Social Forum 2006:
Bamako (Mali); Caracas (Venezuela); Karachi (Pakistan). The Forum
movement began in 2001 when activists met to counter the annual gathering
of heads of government and industry in Davos, Switzerland. In 2006
meetings are being held on each continent, for a 'polycentric' forum.
Forums in Bamako and Caracas were held in late January, the Karachi
meeting will be delayed until March because of the earthquake devastation.
See an interview with a key organizer of the Bamako forum, Dr
Aminata Dramane Traoré, and a description of Bamako and workshops
on women's concerns by Ana
Agostino. An excellent listing of articles and reports on
the forum in Mali is at Choike.org
"a portal on Southern civil societies."
A report from Caracas on BBC
shows US peace activist Cindy Sheehan participating. We have a
"Many of us
dream of a different way of life–a new society that values more than
the egotistical pursuit of money. We dream of a world that honors nature,
diversity, equality, creativity, and cooperation. We seek a culture,
a way of relating and being, that is life-affirming and an end to the
mindless greed that is rapidly destroying the very environment that
life depends on.
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