[act-ma] 12/15 "Fighting the Undeclared Emergency in India"

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Dec 14 14:29:08 PST 2018

Dorotea Manuela <dorotea.manuela at gmail.com> writes

Globally we are witnessing the rise of tight wing and fascist movements 
and governments in response to the failed neoliberal capitalist polices 
of the western powers. Working and oppressed Peoples are increasingly 
rising to defend themselves and to defeat fascism.

*/Please join encuentro5 community and friends to hear about the 
liberation struggles in India. Workers are fighting back and resisting 
exploitation, oppression. Our comrades Padma, Pratyush and Somnath will 
share their compelling experiences while recently in India. /*
*_When_*: Saturday, December 15^th  at 7pm

*_Where_*: encuentro 5   9A Hamilton Pl,  Boston across from Park Street 
Train Station (Green/Red lines) and next to Orpheum Theater

to view flyer http://encuentro5.org/home/

Workers, peasants, Dalits, Muslims, indigenous people and activists are 
underattack because of the Indian government’s undeclared emergency. 
Dalit activists, intellectuals and human rights lawyers recently have 
been arrested under a draconian “anti-terrorist” act. Adivasis 
(indigenous people) and peasants, who have been fighting for a fair 
price for their crops, have been assaulted and killed. Several people of 
Muslim faith and Dalits have also been lynched with political 
complicity. As unemployment continues to increase, workers are leading a 
precarious existence. Despite the odds, Dalits, Muslims, peasants, 
women, workers, and Adivasi continue to resist the increasing fascist 
policies of the Indian government. The speakers will focus on this 
resistance of the people of India.

*Padma *will talk about the sensational arrests of prominent human 
rights activists, lawyers and intellectuals this year using fabricated 
charges under the draconian ‘anti terrorist’ laws in India that have 
been largely used to suppress dissent.

*Somnath* will discuss some of the everyday crises that the rural poor 
face as more and more natural resources are being appropriated by 
corporations and the political elite and how communities are coping with it.

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