ROFL. this really cracks me up. the calcutta high court has dismissed all 11 petitions against singur and the tata’s car plant. the communists, of course, have applauded the systematic state led destruction of people’s rights by a rich bastard corporation.
but the best part is this: “in a statement, chief minister buddhadeb…described the verdict as one that would…also help in efforts to raise the living standards of the people of singur and adjoining areas. alternative means of livelihood for those whose land had been acquired would be explored” (the hindu, jan 19, 2008)
“…WOULD BE EXPLORED”??? they have decided what they want to do with the land, ratan tata has been hailed as the goddamn messiah of middle class india, and the are going to “EXPLORE” what they are going to do with the displaced???
i used to think the communists cared about people. i used to think the tata’s were built on some sort of ethical bedrock. i used to think the ‘rule of law’ made sense. now i realise it just depends on the money. all of it is for sale or rent-it just depends on the ‘investment’. the law is a whore, and i could go to jail for saying that.