Sunday, June 1, 2014

Capitalism: A Ghost Story - by Arundhati Roy

Democracy and Class Struggle says the recent Hay Festival in Wales an annual literary festival dedicated to books and authors was this year sponsored by Tata.

That immediately made us think of Arundhati Roy and how corporates now fund and yes control global cultural and literary discourse.

NGO's are also funded by corporates - this is the real corporate totalitarianism  that Arundhati Roy speaks about in Capitalism A Ghost Story.

Corporate's are not just satisfied with their totalitarian power but they must also control the opposition to their power.

From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India.

India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country's 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India's gross domestic product. Capitalism:

A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nepali revisionist Baburam Bhattarai spoke at the New School and so has Arundhati Roy. But BOB AVAKIAN has not? why? Is it because he is too revolutionary, too real? or maybe because he is right?