Anti-POSCO rally and program in Kolkata

February 13, 2008. Kolkata

A rally from College Square to Utkal Bhavan (an office of the Orissa govornment) took place and was followed by a mass-deputation in Utkal Bhavan against the proposed POSCO project in Jagatsingpur district, Orissa. The program was organised by 18 organizations. After a demonstration in front of Utkal Bhavan the protesters conveyed their solidarity to the POSCO movement in the form of a memorandum to the government of Orissa. The authorities at Utkal Bhavan received the memorandum on behalf of the government of Orissa. Afterwards, anti-POSCO activists including Biswajit Roy shared their experiences with political organisations and human rights activists at the Indian Radical Humanist Associations Hall in a discussion called Posco Ebong Tar Protirodh.

Activists involved in the protest movement against illegal and extensive stone quarrying in Asansol and Birbhum were also present to express their solidarity to the people of Orissa and speak about the conditions in the regions where they work.

The 18 organisations which organised the program were: APDR, Chhatra-Chhatri Sanhati Mancha, Little Magazine Samannay Mancha, Lok Seba Sangh, Nandigram Ganahatya Birodhi Prochar Udyog, Sahanagarikder Jukta Mancha, Hawker Sangram Committee, TASAM, USDF, NAPM, Sanhati Udyog, PaschimBanga Khetmazoor Samiti, Ganamukti Parishad, Janasangharsha Samiti, West Bengal Gandhi Peace Foundation, Bondi Mukti Committee, West Bengal Government Employees Union, and National Fishworkers Federation.

Below are documents from the program.

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Press note on Protest Action in Kolkata against POSCO, February 13, 2008 [JPEG, English]

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Singur, Nandigram, POSCO: Villagers are ready to lay down their lives. A Memorandum to the Government of Orissa. Page 1. [JPEG, English]

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Singur, Nandigram, POSCO: Villagers are ready to lay down their lives. A Memorandum to the Government of Orissa. Page 2. [JPEG, English]

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Poschimbonger Nandigram – Orissar POSCO SEZ-birodhi Larai-er Pashe Daran – Leaflet, page 1 [JPEG, Bengali]

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Poschimbonger Nandigram – Orissar POSCO SEZ-birodhi Larai-er Pashe Daran – Leaflet, page 2 [JPEG, Bengali]

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