Monday, 28 December 2009

[creative-radio] CKUT Radio | India: 'Operation Green Hunt'


* CKUT Radio | India: 'Operation Green Hunt'
interview with activist and academic Radha D'Souza by Stefan Christoff

Radha D'Souza speaks on contemporary political realities in India, focusing on
Operation Green Hunt, a major military operation launched by the Indian
government involving over 100 000 military personal. U.S. President Barack
Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an official state visit
in Washington while a massive deployment of Indian military forces launched
attacks on Maoist rebels in India's east, a campaign strongly critiqued by
social justice activists in India and globally.

In this interview Radha D'Souza argues that Operation Green Hunt is a
distraction from critically important issues facing Indian society today, such
as the sever economic inequality that continues to shape Indian society, while
corporations are granted increasing rights via 'special economic zones' which
afford corporate rights but have created displacement for impoverished
communities in India.

Beyond the contemporary political situation Radha D'Souza critically examines
Indian history, offering a historical critique on India's Congress party, often
linked to India's independent struggle against British colonialism and
currently in power.

* Radha D'Souza is an activist, lawyer and academic currently teaching at
University of Westminster in London.

* Stefan Christoff is a journalist and social justice activist based in


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