Contact: Palash C Biswas, C/O Mrs Arati Roy, Gosto Kanan, Sodepur,
Kolkata- 700110, India. Phone: 91-033-25659551
Aamar Gram, Tomar Gram, Shobar Gram: Nandigram,
My Village; Your Village; Everybody's village.
Enslavement is the name of Power game infinite!
It had been Manusmriti which enslaved eighty five percent native
Indians to sustain brahminical system. Columbus was the father of
colonial rule worldwide. The Genocide continues and Nandigram bleeds.
It is Post Modern Manusmriti, the Hindu Zionist Global Order.
Restructurization of demographies continue with Annihilitions! Earth
is a planet now full of Bloodstreams!
Pl see and realise how Washington dictates Polity and Economy, how
it gets enslaved nationalities and Nations!
Domestic car sales in the financial year that ended March 31 rose 22
percent from the year before to 1,076,408 from 882,208 in 2005/06,
an industry body said on Wednesday.
People starve and polity detached. Death takes toll in industries,
agro sector and tea gardens but the shining ,TO BE Super Power India
is striving its best for Luxury connectios and Technology Supreme
for Blue film Revolution! Open market is a Condom bazar meant for
eternal Bedtime and the mood is Beauty Pageant!
Thus the Bastardised System works so fine!
IMF decides what RBI and Finance minister of India should do!
Hidu Rashtra is a hatred campaign against Muslims and it is well in
line with the War Launched by US corporate imperialism against
Enslavement is in vogue right into our families where wo do consider
children and women nothing else but Property.
Discrimination, aperthied and untouchability are the symptom of this
Would you rise against Enslavement, friends?
The new rules guiding the special economic zones (SEZ) may put a
question mark on six sanctioned projects in Maharashtra, home to the
largest number of SEZs. The empowered group of ministers had on
Thursday stopped state governments from acquiring land for SEZs
promoted by private players. The rules are applicable to SEZs
cleared after February 10, 2006. On the other hand,
amidst fresh demands from CPM on the controversial Special Economic
Zone issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said SEZ is now a fact of
life but any changes could be considered.
"SEZ law is a fact of life. A Group of Minister (GoM) is looking
into what guidelines can be formulated," he said on the sidelines of
Defence Investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The ongoing SEZ controversy continued to brew with the CPI(M) not
only rejecting the proposals of the empowered group of ministers
(eGoM) but threatening to rake up the issue in Parliament, if the
Centre did not pay heed to its suggestion.
On the other hand, the CPI, which was initially open to the concept
of SEZ, has suddenly turned around and joined the other Left
constituents in demanding scrapping of the policy. The CPI(M)
remains the only Left outfit, which wants the policy to be
implemented with with certain changes.
ACT NOW to prevent a repeat of Nandigram in Orissa!
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Orissa
Address: Naveen Nivas, Aerodrome Road,
P.O.-Bhubaneswar, Dist.-Khurda Pin -751001(Orissa)
Tel. No.(O) 0674- 2531100,2535100 (FAX)
Tel. No.(R) 0674- 2590299,
Email here cmo@.... in
* A multi-billion dollar steel MNC to take over
4500 acres of land
* A State Government determined to help the
* 15 Platoons of Armed paramilitary forces
* Three villages that have barricaded themselves
in a bid to protect their land
Tension on Wednesday prevailed in a dozen seaside villages near
Paradip, the site for South Korean major Posco's proposed steel
plant, due to a face-off between a large contingent of armed police
and villagers opposed to the project. Apprehending that personnel
standing by at Kujang police station might swoop down on their
villages to clear bamboo gates they had erected to bar the entry of
government officials and security forces, the villagers were
preparing themselves to resist any police action. The
administration, however, asserted that police wanted to remove the
bamboo gates as panchayat polls, which could not be held in 13
booths in the area in February, were to be conducted there. It said
there was no link to the Posco project.
March 14 and onwards
Villagers in Nandigram killed in police firing on march 14th, when
around 5000 policemen and many CPM cadre moved in to occupy the
Newspaper reports put the death toll between 6 and 32 (biases and
govt censorship) but actual death toll is more than 100.
(reference ) Hundreds more have been injured severely. Many women
and children are among those killed and injured.
Around 600 people are missing according to latest reports on bengali
Contrary to CPI(M)'s claims, Trinamul congress and Maoists are not
at the centrestage of the resistance against
There are reports that the govt is not letting people access to
bodies of relatives, in fact bodies are being put in plastic bags
and thrown into the sea.
Due to bold (and even violent) resistance by the people, some
policemen have also been injured (not one has been killed). The govt
and sections of the media are trying to exaggerate and shift focus
The area had been a no-entry zone for policemen and the state
administration for more than two months.
Many left-leaning intellectuals and artists have denounced the CPM
and have strongly come out in support of the Nandigram villagers.
Intellectuals and artists who have protested strongly: Nabaneeta Dev
Sen (writer), Romila Thapar (historian), Arundhati Roy (writer),
Tanika Sarkar (historian), Sumit Sarkar (historian), Jean Dreze
(Economist), Bibhas Chakraborty (theatre), Monoj Mitra (theatre),
Ashoke Mukhopadhyay (theatre), Kaushik Sen (theatre), Bratya Basu
(theatre), Nabarun Bhattacharya (writer)
See this story! How land reforms achievements are being used to
justify eviction of Rural India!
Index of equity
A recent study shows that West Bengal is a leader with respect to
redistribution of land to Dalit and Adivasi households.
IN the heat of the current debate on land acquisition in West
Bengal, and in the aftermath of the violence in Nandigram, some
critics have questioned the basic character of development in the
State. They have attempted variously to portray the Communist Party
of India (Marxist) and the Left Front as organisations of upper-
caste elites whose interests, by implication, are distant from those
of the socially oppressed, or West Bengal as a State where the
plight of the Dalit and Adivasi masses, under globalisation and
liberalisation, is no different from their plight elsewhere in the
country. Even preliminary research on Dalit and Adivasi households
in village economies and their access to land in West Bengal shows
that such views have little basis in the reality of the post-land
reform West Bengal countryside.
Make us boys, cry girls
- Study exposes widespread child abuse, shatters myth and rips veil
CHARU SUDAN KASTURI
New Delhi, April 9: Hang your head in shame, Grown-up India. Almost
half your girls want to be boys because of the way you treat them.
Overcome by a feeling of neglect and apathy, over 48 per cent girls
surveyed for a first-ever nation-wide study on child abuse have said
they would rather be boys.
More than 70 per cent said they felt "neglected" by their parents in
a damning indictment of Adult India that has yet to come to terms
with the horror of Nithari.
As many as 12,447 children in the 12-18 age group were each asked
135 questions in what the government said was the largest such
survey ever conducted in the world. Spread across 13 states and
carried out over two years, the survey covered 5,981 girls, too.
Bengal, the self-professed capital of political correctness and
concern for others, has a wart too many to hide.
the Kuki rebels are coming together in Manipur, in India's
heartland the dreaded Naxal militants are also forging new links,
which many say is behind the new and bloody chapter of Naxal
But is the unity real or is it to conceal personality clashes and
competing violence between these groups in India's red corridor?
Inside the forests along the borders between Jharkhand and Orissa,
Naxal leaders from across the country are once again displaying
their new unified strength.
In September 2004, the two biggest Naxal groups, the People's War
led by Andhra Naxalites and MCC or Maoist Communist Centre, the
Jharkhand based Naxal outfit, formally merged.
The merger created the CPI Maoist - an umbrella Naxal force
stretching from Andhra, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa to
Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh - literally a red corridor
through the heart of the nation.
Citigroup announced today that it would eliminate or reassign more
than 26500 jobs as part of a sweeping overhaul to cut costs and
streamline the global bank's sprawling operations.
WEST INDIES were in turmoil yesterday amid allegations they were non-
committed party boys who didn't care after they were ruthlessly
ejected from the World Cup.
Both the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Infosys mentor N.R.
Narayan Murthy find themselves in similar controversies. While
Sachin was found cutting a cake in the colours of the national flag
during the Indian team's stay in the West Indies, the Infosys chief
is embroiled in a controversy over his alleged remarks on the
national anthem during President Kalam's visit to the Infy facility
in Mysore. If there has been an insult, they can be prosecuted under
the "The Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971".
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ministers from four trade powers kicked off
two days of meetings on Wednesday aimed at galvanising global free
trade talks, with Brazil saying it was urgent to find areas of
agreement.The United States, the European Union, India and Brazil
will talk bilaterally before coming together on Thursday, their
first four-way meeting since July when the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) negotiations all but collapsed over agriculture.
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson met U.S. Trade Representative
Susan Schwab and then Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, while
India's Trade Minister Kamal Nath was expected to meet them later
and Schwab was scheduled to see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh have brought charges against
56 political leaders, including former prime minister Sheikh Hasina,
for killing several people during violence in Dhaka last year,
officials said on Wednesday.Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman
Nizami and his nine party leaders were among those charged with
killing a number of activists during street campaigns on Oct.
28.Senior leaders of Hasina's 14-party alliance had also been
charged with the same offence because open rioting by the two groups
had resulted in the deaths of 10 people, police said.
Having revised short-term lending rates at regular intervals in the
past few months, the Reserve Bank shares concerns of the IMF on the
impact of capital flows and remains worried over continuing
inflationary expectations. Concerns raised by RBI Governor Y V Reddy
in his interaction with industry and financial market
representatives ahead of monetary policy review are similar to a
warning sounded by the international monetary fund against
the "volatility shock" in the emerging markets.
Apparently rejecting criticism that RBI`s frequent rate hikes may
stunt growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said world over
central banks were taking such measures to contain inflation.
"Inflation expectations loom large in most parts of the world.
Therefore, many central banks have responded pro-actively to tighten
liquidity so that inflation is held in check," he told global market
regulators here. Voicing concern over the uncertainties on global
interest and exchange rates, he said they posed a potential threat
to financial stability of the emerging economies.
Chidambaram foresaw many challenges before the capital markets and
said every country should be prepared to meet the challenges of
globalisation. "Inflow and outflow of capital would continue to pose
difficult problems. We have to live with some degree of volatility
in the equity market, forex market and debt market irrespective of
the level of capital account convertibility."
Emerging Asia, driven by fast-growing giants China and India, faces
a "very positive" near-term growth outlook and should be able to
withstand a U.S. slowdown, the International Monetary Fund said on
Questions remain, however, about demand for electronics exports from
countries like South Korea, Taiwan and ASEAN countries, and some
countries face the risk of a shock if the Japanese yen carry trade
unwinds dramatically, the IMF said in its twice-yearly World
China, meanwhile, is still experiencing excessive investment, much
of it by inefficient state-owned enterprises whose investments are a
burden on banks and on corporate profits, it said.
The IMF forecast that emerging Asia as a whole would grow 8.4
percent in 2007 and 8.0 percent in 2008, with regional locomotive
China's growth for the two years to be 10 percent and 9.5 percent,
respectively. India is expected to expand 8.5 percent this year and
7.8 percent in 2008, the outlook said.
"One question in assessing growth prospects for the region is how a
sharper-than-expected slowdown in the United States would affect the
region," the IMF said.
Fallout from a U.S. slowdown would be "relatively well contained"
because, with the key exception of China, importance to the region
of the U.S. market has declined amid growing inter-regional trade,
the report said.
In addition, a U.S. slowdown centered on the American housing sector
would have a muted effect on demand for Asian exports, while demand
for electronics remained mostly firm, the IMF said.
"Against this background, the near-term outlook for growth in the
region remains very positive," it said.
"On the downside, a sharper-than-anticipated slowdown in the demand
for Asian exports in general, and electronic goods in particular,
could undercut growth," the IMF warned.
Terming the contents of the CD brought out by the BJP in Uttar
Pradesh as "inflammatory" and "offensive", the National Commission
of Minorities (NCM) today asked both the Central and state
governments to take serious note of the development and its grave
implications for communal peace. The Election Commission has
adjourned the hearing on the controversial CD released by the BJP
and plea to de-recognise the party till Thursday.Meanwhile, the BJP
continues to take on Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla. On
Wednesday, the party argued to keep Chawla out of the case as a case
seeking his removal filed by the BJP is pending before the Supreme
From: bhaskar gupta
Subject: CPI(M) Attack on Keshab Mukherjee, Editor, Swadhin Bangla
Protest Meeting on 12th March, 2007, 8B Bus Stand, Jadavpur
On 7th April, Saturday, an armed violent mob, claiming allegiance to
CPI(M) , brutally attacked a street corner meeting of APDR arranged
to protest against the genocides and atrocities at Singur, Nanigram
and other places of West Bengal. The incident happened at about 7-30
pm near 8B bus stand at Jadavpur in front of a large number of
common people. Even the pedstrians, who tried to protest, were
mercilessly beaten up. Women were nor spared either. Keshab
Mukherjee, editor of 'Swadhin Bangla', had been greviously injured
and is still rocvering in hospital from rib fracture, head inury and
other very serious injuries. Let us all unequvocally condemn in the
harshest tone such fascist assault on democratic rights with a view
to throttle any voice of discontent through terrorization.
A protest meeting to voice our condemnation has been arranged at 8B
bus stand at Jadavpur on 12th March 2007. Please join the meeting
and invite everybody with democratic ethos to the same.
From a friend:
Students opposed to the CPM/SFI/Nandigram massacre decimated the
SFI in polls at the Nandigram College Students Union.They fought
under a non-party banner, much like BUPC. After more than 12
years, SFI was routed! News just in. For once, SFI/CPM cannot cry
that their opposing students fell to false propaganda.These
students represent the truth that PD articles
try to hide by its propaganda.They are the college students of
Nandigram. Yes, Nandigram, where the Congress won the assembly seat
only ONCE in the last 40 years, yes people, only ONCE IN 40 YEARS.
http://www.telegrap hindia.com/ 1070410/asp/ calcutta/
Strike fizzles out on JU campus - SFI at Writers' with assault
complaints, pledged drastic steps A STAFF REPORTER Jadavpur
University (JU) defied the students' strike on Monday, called by
the SFI to protest vandalism on the campus on the night of April 5.
Elsewhere in the city, classes were disrupted on campuses where the
SFI controls the students' union. SFI supporters at JU could not
prevent classes from being held, despite attempts at convincing
students to join the protest. The bandh-supporters even tried to
form a barricade at one of the gates, but police
deployed outside the campus were quick to disperse them. Members
of the SFI state committee met chief minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee at Writers' Buildings in the afternoon and sought his
intervention in restoring normalcy at JU, on the boil since We the
Independents (WTI) swept the science faculty election. In their
memorandum to the chief minister, the leaders alleged that two
supporters were beaten up at JU and five at Jogesh Chandra
College. "The chief minister promised drastic steps to restore a
democratic atmosphere at JU," said Apurba Chatterjee, SFI state
secretary. At Medical College and Hospital, SFI supporters tried
to close a classroom but were outnumbered by students wanting to
attend class. Most classes were suspended at Calcutta University.
At Presidency College, 10-odd SFI supporters put up posters and
shouted slogans, but classes were held as usual. Members of the
JU Karmachari Sansad, observing an indefinite ceasework demanding
arrest of those who had ransacked their office on April 5, refused
to unlock the classrooms. But that had little effect, as teachers
opted to take classes in their offices. By 11 am, the 100-odd SFI
supporters trying to enforce the bandh seemed to have lost steam,
as representatives of the students' unions of all three faculties
arranged for the classrooms to be opened. The Jadavpur University
Teachers' Association organised a sit-in on the campus in support
of two of their colleagues accused of beating up WTI members, but
only 100 of the 1,000-plus teachers could be seen at the venue.
The SFI supporters quit the university gates by noon, but announced
in the evening that they would hold a rally on the campus on
Tuesday. Students, teachers and non-teaching staff members of
other institutions have been invited to the meeting. Students
expressed fear that outsiders are being brought in only to assault
students. IV. From: "ekak matra" <ekakmatra at yahoo.com>
The Jadavpur University Incident on 5 April You
must be concerned about the entire incident that took place
throughout the day of 5th April. It was the day when the results of
the student union elections of FETSU and SFSU were to be declared.
It must be mentioned in this regard that the AFSU results were oust
just a couple o days back and the year old Forum for Arts Students
won over SFI in all the 4 seats, which SFI were holding for the
past decade. On the 5th, as SFSU results came out, expectedly SFI
was white washed in all the 4 seats by WTI. Then as the FETSU
result counting was going on, the victorious WTI, along with
general students brought out a victory rally, which is a very
common feature. Now as it reached `science club'. All SFI members,
with a 100 of staff members of the CPM staff union, came out with
banners, flags of CPM and rods, pretending to bring out a rally. It
must be noted here that the rally was issueless. The presence of
more than 100 plus staff members at that point f time in their
union office without any prior planning is also unexplainable. And
finally the presence of large number of sticks and CPM flags,
planted in iron rods demonstrated their well planned intentions.
It was not long before a tussle broke out, and it also be added
that two teachers of Mathematics department took noticeable roles
in bashing his own students. A complain has been lodged against
them with the authority. Then with the intervention of some
responsible student and staff members further trouble was
averted. Such hostile behavior of the CPM staff union
is not new. The SFI which is extremely marginalized in the entire
JU campus has often depended on such unfair tricks to assert their
presence and to try and intimidate the general students. We have
heard of the condemnable role of the staff union in the 1996, when
at night the lights were cut off inside the Aurobindo Bhavan during
a movement and the students were brutally beaten up. We still
remember their hostile role in the students' movement of 2001 and
on the fasting students during the exam system movement of 2003.
When everything else fails, the police tries to crack our morale,
as in the 2005 movement, but only manage to crack just a few
bones. Each such incident only makes the student more organized
and determined. The 1996 incident brought into existence WTI, the
2005 incident led to the formation of FAS. And today we can see
their mass support and acceptability. Democratic Students' Front
also consolidated its roots among the general students after an
incident of massive police brutality in a movement in 1978 and has
ever since been a very strong movemental organization of
Many witnesses to the Nandigram carnage were not given a fair
hearing by Mr Balbir Ram, divisional commissioner, Burdwan zone,
yesterday at the Talmuk headquarters, alleged anti-land-grab
protesters who had formed a human shield at Bhangabhera and
Gokulnagar to prevent police from going into the villages on 14
Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee and Trinamul Congress leaders had
earlier requested the district administration to take eyewitness'
account of the carnage at Nandigram instead of Tamluk headquarters.
They had argued that it was difficult for witnesses from the strife-
torn Sonachura and Gokulnagar to reach Tomluk, 60 km away from
Nandigram. They also said the poor villagers who had registered as
eyewitnesses to the carnage would be hard-pressed to bear the bus
fare to Nandigram. But the district administration turned down the
request. As a result, most of the anti-land-acquisition protesters
failed to turn up at Tamluk today to narrate their account of the
carnage before Mr Ram. Mr Sisir Adhikari, district secretary of
Trinamul Congress and MLA, said: "The district administration did
not bother to inform us of the location of taking eyewitness'
account of the Nandigram carnage. We shall do everything in our
power to seek justice for the victims of the carnage." CPI-M party
workers, however, brought some witnesses, allegedly sponsored by the
CPI-M, at the district headquarters under their protection. The
session continued for more than six hours till evening. Mr Balbir
Ram, divisional commissioner, Burdwan zone, said: "If the people of
Nandigram face any kind of problem, we shall provide security to
them so that they can reach Tamluk safely to give their accounts of
the day before the probe team."
The process is likely to continue for a few more days because a
large number of people have registered as witnesses to the carnage
that took place on 14 March at Bhangabhera and Gokulnagar.
Several lawyers of Kolkata have demanded that central security
forces take charge of Nandigram village where violence over takeover
of farmland for industry claimed 14 lives last month.
Members of the Calcutta High Court Bar Association and others
visited Nandigram April 6 and talked to a large number of villagers.
Jayant Mitra, one of the 26 lawyers who went to the village, said
the team was shocked by accounts of villagers about what happened
March 14 when the police opened fire on protesting villagers.
"We want the central police force to take charge of the village and
restore normalcy there," Mitra said.
The lawyers said they spoke to women who alleged torture by the
police. "They are living in a state of fear," said Shaktinath
Mukherjee, another lawyer.He said the villagers had lost all faith
in the state police.
The government is likely to move the Supreme Court on Wednesday to
vacate the stay on 27 per cent quota for OBCs in IIMs, IITs and
other centrally aided institutions.The court had stayed the quota
for the current academic year for want of adequate data on OBCs.
There's been uncertainty among a large number of applicants to all
these institutions who are waiting for the results.The government
had ordered these institutions not to declare their results till the
Supreme Court took a decision on the stay.The first results slated
to be declared were those of the IIMs on Thursday.
Maoists may have used sea route to land in Nandigram: Karat
Ranchi, April 10: Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat today claimed
that Maoists may have used a sea route to reach Nandigram and create
"The ultras might have used the sea route from somewhere in Bengal
to reach Nandigram to create disturbances," polit bureau member
Karat told a press conference here without giving details.
She alleged the "Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee", which was
leading the protest against land acquisition there, was sheltering
the Maoists who had supported it in an open letter.
"The open letter is a serious issue. But we did not hear a single
statement from the Trinamool Congress about it," she said.
She alleged that Maoists hiding in Jharkhand often crossed the state
border to commit crimes in West Bengal.
Concrete steps through coordinated efforts are required to end
the "serious" problem in Jharkhand, she said.
"The state should have a policy on how to get over the problem and
place its action plan before the Centre," she said.
On "threat" letters issued by the Maoists to politicians, Karat said
it was serious and called for immediate steps to address it.
The Maoists had reportedly issued separate letters to Jharkhand
Deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Mahto and state Congress president
Pradeep Kumar Balmachu.
While the Maoists warned Mahto for allegedly issuing statements
against them, Balmachu did not reveal the content of the letter he
"The state government should think over how to get over the
situation. Otherwise, it will affect political work," Karat said.
Singur has turned violent thanks to brutal and anti-people stance of
ironic communist government of West Bengal.
Everything in the known universe tagged nandigram
Medha Patkar writes about Singur, about the half lies and cover-up
of the Left government, about CPI(M) cadre intimidating villagers,
all to help develop people of Bengal.
Today when the world celebrates the 58th anniversary of the UN
Charter of Human Rights as the International Human Rights Day, the
people of Singur or Narmada or Raigad (Maharashtra) , Dadri-Bajada
(UP) cannot. They cannot be out of struggle for survival, for
dignity, for life even for a moment to be able to breathe freedom
and enjoy rights not just as citizens but as human beings.
Read Full Story:
More Horror Stories From Nandigram
Holocaust survivor feels `guilty for staying alive'
"While government institutions use the Shoah, its victims, and its
survivors to promote national and financial interests, the State is
appropriating funds paid to the victims and survivors for itself,
and humiliating the survivors.
http://www.ynetnews .com/articles/ 0,7340,L- 3386488,00. html
Change in the Arab world
The uncommon occurrence was Abdullah's harsh criticism of his fellow
Arab leaders, saying the blame for much of the Middle East's woes
lies with them. Abdullah blamed Arab leaders for divisions,
infighting, bloodshed and the havoc plaguing the Middle East. In the
past, Arab leaders tended to place all blame for their ills on the
United States and the CIA
http://washingtonti mes.com/commenta ry/20070409- 104839-1080r. htm
CPI(ML) Team In Nandigram: Summary Of Findings
(A 20-member CPI(ML) team comprising Party General Secretary
Dipankar Bhattacharya, West Bengal State Secretary Kartick Pal,
senior state leaders Dr. Partha Ghosh, Shankar Mitra, Meena Pal and
Chaitali Sen, AISA leader Malay Tewari and editor of the Party's
Bengali weekly organ Deshabrati Animesh Chakraborty visited the
carnage-ravaged areas and people of Nandigram on 17 March. They also
talked to injured victims undergoing medical treatment at the
district hospital at Tamluk and the extremely under-equipped and
over-crowded health centre at Nandigram. They heard reports of most
horrendous killings of unarmed people, gangrapes and brutal assaults
on women and children, met several people who were desperately
looking for missing family members and were shocked to see very few
young girls and children among the survivors in the carnage-ravaged
villages of Bhangabeda, Sonachura and Gokulnagar. What follows is a
brief report of the team's findings).
US President George W Bush invited Democrats to the White House on
Tuesday to discuss a standoff over a bill that provides for more
than $100 billion to pay for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"When it comes to funding our troops, we have no time to waste. It's
time for them to get the job done."
"So I'm inviting congressional leaders from both parties, both
political parties, to meet with me at the White House next week,"
said George W Bush, US President.
But he made it clear that he would not reconsider his opposition to
withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Singur is a hot topic in NY
2007-02-19 12:41:16 Source : Moneycontrol.com
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Even as India's burgeoning economy grabs global attention and
India's new transnationals grab foreign companies, concern still
persists in the United States over the social issues that may delay
or even sidetrack industrial projects, especially given the
largescale protests over the Tata Motors small car project in
Singur, West Bengal. And when a group of Indian MPs came to New
York, they found this controversy attracting attention and worried
Six Indian MPs came to New York as part of a delegation of the India-
US Forum of Parliamentarians. And they were invited by the
prestigious Asia Society to discuss Special Economic Zones. The
focus though was on the Tatas' controversial Singur project, and the
panel spent its time debating and disagreeing over a possible
Taken from 'Peoples History of the United States' by Howard Zinn.
'History is a Weapon' website has kindly scanned the whole book. As
they say, everyone should read this book.
The nature of the settlers in the United States has not changed tot
his day, since the first euro-settlers arrived on that land.
http://www.historyi saweapon. org/zinnapeoples history.html
Thus began the history, five hundred years ago, of the European
invasion of the Indian settlements in the Americas. That beginning,
when you read Las Casas-even if his figures are exaggerations (were