Articles tagged with: mining
Featured, Ongoing Struggles »
On 29th August AISA, along with the Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) held a seminar titled “New tactics of Imperialism and Operation Green Hunt”. The venue was Rabindra Niloy Hall in Midnapore town, which is just 40 kms away from Lalgarh (one of the nerve centres of the Operation Green Hunt).
At Lalgarh, state and central forces are currently jointly carrying out a campaign of terror against the tribal population. In the past, this area had seen a flourishing people’s movement with mass participation of the local population. However, the Maoist …
Featured, In Solidarity »
For the past few years, Vedanta Alumina’s proposed bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills of Lanjigarh in Orissa has seen a sustained resistance by the tribals and protest campaigns by environmentalists, political activists and human rights groups all over the world pointing out its social and ecological implications. Vedanta proposes to extract bauxite from this extremely ecologically fragile area, home to the Dongria Kondh tribals who are completely dependent on the local ecology for their very survival. And in the process of applying for clearance for this disastrous project, …
Featured, National Issues »
There is a war in place at the heart of India, in the regions richest in minerals, forests and natural resources, and inhabited by the most deprived and marginalized sections of our people – the adivasis.
It goes by different names: ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and ‘A war on left-wing extremism’ are some of the most common forms.
The opponent is labeled the ‘Maoist menace’, ‘Naxal terror’, ‘left-wing extremism’ or ‘the gravest internal security threat’.
But in truth, this ongoing war represents a daily assault on the people of India and their basic democratic …