Thursday, 15 September 2011

Arundhati Roy on Naxals, Occupy Wall Street

Download program audio (mp3, 43.67 Mbytes), Against the Grain

There is a war going on in the tribal heartland of central and eastern India between the Naxalite Maoists and the Indian state, in which -- Arundhati Roy believes -- much is at stake. The award-winning writer  discusses her time accompanying a group of Maoists in the forests, and the brutal counterinsurgency effort mounted against them by the Indian government. She also talks about the Occupy Wall Street movement and anticapitalism.