Bangalore these days is purging itself its long held image, that it is a city that is impervious to what happens around the world. The gathering on 25th August ’14 to remember the Communal Carnage of 2007 & 2008 in Odisha’s Kandhamal district is any indication, then the ordinary working people citizens of this city are surely shrugging off their old habits.
Since the day in January of this year, Veerappa Moily clearly acting as the agent of Corporate Capitalism, gave environment clearance to South Korea’s Pohang Steel Company to go ahead with the most controversial FDI project involving 56,000 Crores, there has been a drastic turn of events in the struggle against POSCO in Odisha
On 15th January, New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) along with other pro- people organizations protested at Town hall in Bangalore, under the banner of People’s solidarity concerns- Bangalore as part of National Day of Protest against POSCO. POSCO has been involved in forcible land acquisition for the project much before the recent environmental clearances were accorded. It has also been involved in acts to violently suppress the anti-POSCO struggle through every unconstitutional and illegal means, from hiring criminal elements to intimidation and murder of local activists spearheading the movement, exposing the extent to which they are willing to bypass the law to bulldoze their way through.