[Marxism] Hammer versus sickle?

Sayan Bhattacharyya ok.president+marxmail at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 09:26:16 MST 2006


On 12/29/06, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

NY Times, December 29, 2006
> Razing Farms for Factory Creates Battleground in India
> By SOMINI SENGUPTA
>
> CALCUTTA, Dec. 22 — Just beyond the city limits,
> a patch of land where an auto factory is planned
> amid a sprawl of potato fields and rice paddies
> has become the battleground for the world's
> longest-running democratically elected Communist government.
>
> This government, of West Bengal State, plans to
> turn over 997 acres of fertile farmland to one of
> the country's largest industrial conglomerates,
> The Tata Group, for a factory that will produce a
> fleet of small, low-cost cars for India's growing middle class.



A documentary about this controversy is available at Google video,

<http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3052261023426138538>



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