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Corporate carpet bombing

August 22, 2006Corporates from around the world are engaged in carpet bombings oftheir projects in Jharkhand and Orissa, the two minerally rich Statesin India. State governments and the Central governments have beenplaying facilitative roles to this disturbing trend. Disturbing sinceat the receiving end are those who shared intimate relationship withnature – adivasis and nature itself.Casual survey of the projects lined up for the two States investementsrun into billions of crores in terms of mining and industry. Some ofcourse is the SEZ (Special Economic Zone) variety that threatenslabour rights in addition to settlement rights and environmentalrights of Adivasis. The trend guarantees creation of teeming homelessand hungry that will be ‘controlled’ by […]

West Bengal degenerates sign deal with firm whose account books are still dripping with the blood of millions of communists claughtered in Indonesia

By Ajay Prakash25 August 2006Last month, West Bengal’s Left Front government signed India’s biggest foreign direct investment (FDI) deal with the Salim Goup, an Indonesian conglomerate closely linked to the former Indonesian dictator General Suharto.The founder of the Salim Group is Liem Sioe Liong. Reportedly the richest man in Indonesia, Liem owes much of his fortune to privileges granted him by Suharto, whom he befriended in the 1940s.Suharto was responsible for the bloody purge of Indonesian Communist Party members and sympathisers between 1965 and 1966 that resulted in more than a million deaths. But this has not stopped Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI [M]) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee […]

CPM cadres raid Nandigram

8 dead; TMC, Cong call for bandh todaySubhrangshu GuptaTribune News Service Kolkata, January 7A group of CPM cadres, armed with automatic rifles and other weapons and wearing police uniforms, raided Nandigram village last night and gunned down at least six farmers in accordance to the party’s suddenly adopted policy of applying force against the Krishi Bachaoo Committee, opposing the land transfer to Indonesia’s Salim group. In the clashes that followed between the two groups, two CPM workers were also killed. Over 12 were severely injured either by gunshots or blasts and they had been admitted to different hospitals in Midnapore town and Kharagpur, where the condition of seven was stated […]

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