Category Archives: Environment and Working Class

This changes everything – ஆவணப் பட விமரிசனம்

சுற்றுச்சூழல் மாசு மற்றும் காலநிலை மாற்றம் என்பது எங்கேயோ இருக்கும் போலார் கரடிகளையும், மற்ற விலங்குகளை பாதிக்கும் பிரச்சனை மட்டுமல்ல. 400 ஆண்டுகளாக நடைபெற்று வரும் நமது பொருளாதார கட்டமைப்புடன் இணைந்து பிண்ணப் பட்டதாகும். கனடாவின் சமூகப் போராளி நவோமி கிளெயின் அவர்களின் புத்தகத்தின் அடிப்படையில் எடுக்கப்பட்ட ஆவணப் படம் ‘This changes everything’ என்பதன் … Continue reading

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This changes everything – Documentary Review

Pollution and climate change are not problems that affect polar bears and some other distant animal species, instead they are closely intertwined with the story of our economic system during the last 400 years – this is the story told … Continue reading

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Working Class Families voice out against selective evictions

Women workers, many carrying their children, assembled in a human chain, in Marina Beach on 21st Jan 2016. They were protesting the recent spate of evictions of working class families from city slums to urban peripheral resettlement sites. Making it … Continue reading

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Report on Survey of Losses Sustained during Chennai Floods demands adequate compensation

Press Statement Chennai: A group of concerned citizens involved in relief work post-Chennai floods, 20015 undertook a sample survey of 610 households (including migrants) across the city to assess losses suffered/damages incurred to homes, goods, occupational tools and also to … Continue reading

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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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Chennai Floods, Evictions and Livelihoods : Stories from Kannagi Nagar and Ezhil Nagar

Sensing an opportunity brought by the floods, the State Government has scaled up the eviction of working class families from slums in the city to suburb rehabilitation settlements inspite of protests by various movements and unions, who are demanding safe … Continue reading

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