Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Petition : SUPPORT ARUNDHATI ROY
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Solidarity with Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy is a writer and human rights activist well known in Italy and worldwide. She worked hard in recent times, denouncing the barbaric war (the so-called "Operation Green Hunt") against the indigenous people that the Indian government begun to expel them from their land and hand it to mining companies, that wish to exploit it so implementing a continental environmental devastation.
Arundhati Roy visited recently the land where the indigenous people live and resist, many of them in the ranks of the army of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), that for thirty years has worked in this area as wide as half of Europe and inhabited by one hundred million people.
On her return, she wrote a report, entitled Walking With The Comrades. The government of the Indian state Chhattisgarh says that with this writing Arundhati Roy has violated the Special Public Security Act, passed to prevent any voice of dissent and of support for people attacked by war. It is a measure providing tougher enforcement measures in a nation that has the highest number of political prisoners in the world, where prisoners are subjected to all kinds of harassment, violence, torture and where they live in conditions that lead them to death.
We express our support to Arundhati Roy and invite you to take any initiative of solidarity in defense against this latest attack by the Indian Government, and to mobilize against the war that the Indian government has started on the people of India, (Operation Green Hunt).
In particular, we join the initiative taken by ATIK, the Confederation of Turkish Workers in Europe, which started a petition online. We invite to sign the petition against the persecution of Arundhati Roy.