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Arundhati Roy at CUNY Graduate Center (November 9, 2011). Transcript here.

If only she could speak at my school…. 
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darling80m:

Arundhati Roy at CUNY Graduate Center (November 9, 2011). Transcript here.

If only she could speak at my school…. 

Sigh

11.21.11 50
Arundhati Roy: We are all Occupiers

This struggle has re-awakened our imagination. Somewhere along the way, capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just “human rights”, and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced.

11.19.11 23
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Saw Arundhati Roy speak with Derrick Jensen on Sunday.
People behind me yelled, without raising their hands or waiting their turn during the Q&A, that they were hypocrites for drinking from Arrowhead water bottles. “Yeah like why don’t you use reusable water containers!?” Followed by, “High-five for the water bottle comment.” “Thanks!”
It’s like, yo, white crust-punk kids behind me, we’re talking about guerilla warfare, anti-colonialism, a hard and real revolution, and stopping the murder of the planet. Get the fuck out. 

cuntymint:

thisbloghasnotitle:

(via We are all Occupiers)

Saw Arundhati Roy speak with Derrick Jensen on Sunday.

People behind me yelled, without raising their hands or waiting their turn during the Q&A, that they were hypocrites for drinking from Arrowhead water bottles. “Yeah like why don’t you use reusable water containers!?” Followed by, “High-five for the water bottle comment.” “Thanks!”

It’s like, yo, white crust-punk kids behind me, we’re talking about guerilla warfare, anti-colonialism, a hard and real revolution, and stopping the murder of the planet. Get the fuck out. 

11.19.11 81
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“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling — their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.” 
- Arundhati Roy

rosaflora:

brownpeople:

“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling — their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.”

- Arundhati Roy

10.02.11 2395
Since the Second World War, the United States has been at war with or has attacked, among other countries, Korea, Guatemala, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. The list should also include the U.S. government’s covert operations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the coups it has engineered, and the dictators it has armed and supported. It should include Israel’s U.S.-backed war on Lebanon, in which thousands were killed. It should include the key role America has played in the conflict in the Middle East, in which thousands have died fighting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory. It should include America’s role in the civil war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, in which more than one million people were killed. It should include the embargos and sanctions that have led directly and indirectly to the death of hundreds of thousands of people, most visibly in Iraq. Put it all together, and it sounds very much as though there has been a World War III, and that the U.S. government was (or is) one of its chief protagonists.

Arundhati Roy (via restoried)

Antagonist, more like.

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08.10.11 107
Another world is not only possible, but she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.

— Arundhati Roy

07.15.11 60
Arundhati Roy and why she no longer condemns guerilla violence

renguray:

“If you’re an adivasi [tribal Indian] living in a forest village and 800 CRP [Central Reserve Police] come and surround your village and start burning it, what are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to go on hunger strike? Can the hungry go on a hunger strike? Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation.”

- Arundhati Roy

06.15.11 46
Statement from Arundhati Roy after the attack on her house

redguard:

A mob of about a hundred people arrived at my house at 11 this morning (Sunday, October 31, 2010.) They broke through the gate and vandalized property. They shouted slogans against me for my views on Kashmir, and threatened to teach me a lesson. The OB Vans of NDTV, Times Now and News 24 were already in place ostensibly to cover the event live. TV reports say that the mob consisted largely of members of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha (Women’s wing). After they left, the police advised us to let them know if in future we saw any OB vans hanging around the neighborhood because they said that was an indication that a mob was on its way. In June this year, after a false report in the papers by Press Trust of India (PTI) two men on motorcycles tried to stone the windows of my home. They too were accompanied by TV cameramen.

What is the nature of the agreement between these sections of the media and mobs and criminals in search of spectacle? Does the media which positions itself at the “scene” in advance have a guarantee that the attacks and demonstrations will be non-violent? What happens if there is criminal trespass (as there was today) or even something worse? Does the media then become accessory to the crime? This question is important, given that some TV channels and newspapers are in the process of brazenly inciting mob anger against me. In the race for sensationalism the line between reporting news and manufacturing news is becoming blurred. So what if a few people have to be sacrificed at the altar of TRP ratings? The Government has indicated that it does not intend to go ahead with the charges of sedition against me and the other speakers at a recent seminar on Azadi for Kashmir. So the task of punishing me for my views seems to have been taken on by right wing storm troopers. The Bajrang Dal and the RSS have openly announced that they are going to “fix” me with all the means at their disposal including filing cases against me all over the country. The whole country has seen what they are capable of doing, the extent to which they are capable of going. So, while the Government is showing a degree of maturity, are sections of the media and the infrastructure of democracy being rented out to those who believe in mob justice? I can understand that the BJP’s Mahila Morcha is using me to distract attention the from the senior RSS activist Indresh Kumar who has recently been named in the CBI charge-sheet for the bomb blast in Ajmer Sharif in which several people were killed and many injured. But why are sections of the mainstream media doing the same? Is a writer with unpopular views more dangerous than a suspect in a bomb blast? Or is it a question of ideological alignment?

Arundhati Roy
October 31, 2010

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Indian revolutionary intellectual Arundhati Roy

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Indian revolutionary intellectual Arundhati Roy

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