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National Convention of People’s Struggles

National Convention of People’s
Struggles
in defence of democracy, to protect
land, water, forest and livelihoods
November 29-30, Dhinkia, Jagatsinghpur,
Odisha
Dear
friends,
People’s
movements defending land, water, environment, livelihood, and democratic rights
are coming together to organise a national convention in defense of democracy
next month in Odisha, in the context of burgeoning onslaughts under the new
government.
The
new government at the centre has made it amply clear that it is going to pursue
the pro-corporate and anti-people policies of the previous dispensation with
much more vigor, coercion, and rapid pace. The reality of ‘achchhe din’ stands
exposed and the people’s aspiration for better life has been channelised to
nefarious communal polarisation.
In
its very first quarter, the new government has shown its true intentions:
allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) not only in multi-brand retail but
also in the defense sector; amending the existing labor laws to suit the
industry; diluting environmental laws to turn clearances into mere formalities;
and even to amend the much flawed Land Acquisition Act brought by the previous
regime in order to do away with the minimum relief it provided to the people.  
The
new PM and his government’s silence on the communal riots and the attempts made
its political affiliates to vitiate the communal environment in the run up to
the recent by-polls has surpassed the famous silence of Manmohan Singh
government on corruption. Communal groups, including elected party officials
are making inflammatory statements and stoking communal tensions. The communal
Hindutva agenda, together with all that underlies it, is rapidly permeating the
very air we breathe.
Both
these threats of corporate loot of natural resources as well as communalism are
greatly undermining our democracy. Resistances by people and movements against
the economic offensive will be met by an aggressive repressive regime as well
as by extra-constitutional violent outfits supporting the regime. Even the
judiciary will be weakened through various means and the corporate-controlled
media will turn a blind eye.
Such
an ordeal before the people’s movement has very few precedents in recent
history. It is in this context, that the people’s movements and democratic
groups have decided to call for a national convention during 29-30 November
2014 in Dhinkia village of Jagatsinghpur, Odisha to discuss the challenges and
the way ahead. 
PROGRAMME
Day
-1 November 29, 2014
  • Presentation
    by people’s struggles
◦     existing
situation
◦     way forward
  • Formation
    of drafting committee
Day
2 November 30, 2014
  • Discussion
    on the draft of declaration
  • Discussion
    on follow up – future programmes
We
request you to kindly ensure your participation in this national convention and
extend your solidarity. Please send us your confirmation on janadhikarsangharshsamiti@gmail.com
How
to reach Dhinkia

Participants coming from other states will have to de-board at Cuttack station.

From Cuttack station they’ll have to take a train towards Paradip and de-board
at Badbandh. (Trains from Cuttack leave at 7:40, 11:00, 15:00, 19:00 everyday)

The organisers have arranged for road transport from Badbandh to Dhinkia. For
any further enquiry kindly contact Prashant Pakra on mobile no.- 09437571547.

Kindly note that transport has to be arranged by the participants themselves.
The organiser friends will provide for lodging and food in Dhinkia.  
Local
contact persons-
Kalyan
Anand (0943836237),Narendra Mohanty
(09437426647),
Mamta
Patra,(09437283283), Nishikant
Mahapatra (09861117243), Lingaraj
Azad (09437702358), Prashant
Paikray(09437571547)
Co-organisers
Kalahandi Sachetan Nagrik Manch, Odisha; Niyamgiri Surksha Samiti,
Odisha; Odisha Soochana Adhikar Manch, Odisha; Janamukti Sangharsh Vahini ,
Odisha; Jatadhar Bachao Andolan, Odisha; Samajwadi  Jan Parishad, Odisha; Odisha Asangthit
Sharamik Sangh, Odisha; Adivasi Dalit Vikas Samiti, Odisha; Nabarangpur Nagrik
Manch; Odisha; POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti, Odisha; Lok Sakti Abhiyan,
Odisha; Kaling Nagar Visthapan Virodhi Jan Andolan, Odisha; Paschim Odisha
Krushaka Sangathan , Odisha; Zindabad Sangathan, Odisha;  Lower Suktel Vudi Anchal Sangram Parishad,
Odisha; Sahahra Powar Plant Birodhi Manch, Odisha;  Lower Indra Visthapit Sahayata Samiti,
Odisha; Santha Bhima Bhoi Krushaka Sangharsh Samiti, Odisha;  Pira Jaharian Bhitta Mati Suraksha Manch,
Odisha; Ambedkar Dalit Adhikar Manch, Odisha; Lower Suktel Nagrik Mangh,
Odisha; Singhbum Gao Ganrajya Parishad, Jharkhand; Koyal Karo Jansangthan,
Jharkhand; Dastak Manch, Jharkhand; Spanj Iron Factory Virodhi Andolan,
Jharkhand; Jharkhand Ulgulan Manch, Jharkhand; Jharkhand Asangthit Mazdoor
Morcha, Jharkhand; Ghar Adhikar Sangharsh Morcha, Jharkhand; Visthapan Virodhi
Ekta Manch, Jharkhand; Abhiyan, Jharkhand; Adivasi Moolvasi Astitva Raksha
Manch, Jharkhand; Mittal Virodhi Andolan, Jharkhand; Bhushan Virodhi Andolan,
Jharkhand; Damodar Bachao Abhiyan, Jharkhand; Poorvi Kolahan Visthapit Sangh,
Jharkhand; Kolahan Adivasi Swashasan Samiti, Jharkhand; Jharkhand Mukti Wahini,
Jharkhand; Icha Khadkai Bandh Virodhi Sangh, Jharkhand; Khutkati Reyti Bhoomi
Surksha Sangarsh Samiti, Jharkhand; Zameen Bachao Andolan, Jharkhand;  Anti Jindal-Bhushan-Mittal movement,
Jharkhand;  People’s
struggle against nuclear Mining, Jadugoda, Jharkhand;  Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Chhattisgarh;
Adivasi Mahila Mahasangh, Chhattisgarh; Nadi Ghati Morcha, Chhattisgarh; Baiga
Mahapanchayat, Chhattisgarh; Chhattisgarh Dalit Mukti Morcha, Chhattisgarh; Jurmil
Morcha, Chhattisgarh; Chhattisgarh Mahila Manch, Chhattisgarh; Jan Adharit
Sleeper Mazdoor Union, Chhattisgarh; Adivasi Mazdoor Kisan Ekta Sangthan, Chhattisgarh;
Raigarh Sangharsh Morcha, Chhattisgarh; Anti Displacement Movement,
Chhattisgarh;  NAPM, Delhi; All India Union of Forest
working People, Delhi; National Adivasi
Alliance, Karnataka;  NTUI,
Delhi; INSAF, Delhi; PUCL, Delhi;
National Hawker Federation, West Bengal;
MMP, Delhi; PUDR, Delhi; SAHELI, Delhi; HRLN, Delhi; NFDLRM, Delhi; Kisan
Sangarsh Samiti, Madhya Pradesh; National Fishworkers’ Forum, Kerala; PSA,
Delhi; PMANE, Tamil Nadu; National Alliance for Women Organisation, Delhi;
Delhi Sharmik Sangathan, Delhi; Centre for Policy Analysis, Delhi; Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association, Delhi; Delhi Union of
Journalist, Delhi; ANHAD, Delhi; Coalition for Nuclear
Disarmament and Peace (CNDP), Delhi; Azadi Bachao Andolan, Janadhikar
Sangharsh Samiti, Delhi; Jan Sangharsh Samnvy Samiti, Delhi; Andhra, Kovvada, AP; Sahadevan K,
Kerala,Payal Cooperative Society, Maharashtra, Anchalika
Vikas Parisad, Odisha, Manavikata
Kala Seva Sanhati,
Odisha, Shramjivi
Sangathana, Maharashtra, V.T.M.S.,
Tamilnadu, Hum Kisan, Rajasthan, Visthapit
Mukti Vahini, Jharkhand, Mazdoor Kisan
Samiti, Bihar, Shoshit Kamgar Sangathana, Marathwada,
Maharashtra, NOBIN, Odisha
Ghosikhurd Prakalpgrast 
-Sangarsh Samiti, Maharashtra, Nava Jeevan
Organisation, Andhra Pradesh
Adim Adivasi Mukti Manch, Odisha, ‘MASS’ , Andhra Pradesh, Lok Shiksha Sangthan, Rajasthan
MATI, Uttarakhand, Satark Nagrik Sangathan, New Delhi, Jashpur Jan Vikas Sanstha, Chhattisgarh
Bundelkhand Kissan Mazdoor Shakti
Sangathan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Bachao Andolan, Chhattisgarh, Dalit Adivashi
Manch, Chhattisgarh, Patthar Khadan Mazdoor Sangh, Madhya Pradesh
People’s Foundation, New Delhi, Lokadhikar Sangathan, New
Delhi, Krishi Bhoomi Bachao Morcha,UP, Cement Plant Virodhi Aandolan,
Nawalgarh, Rajasthan, Rajasthan Nirman Mazdoor Sangathan, Rajasthan, Parmanu
Virodhi Morcha, Haryana,DMIC Virodhi Morcha, Rajasthan, Nirman Mazdoor
Panchayat, UP, SEZ Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti, UP, Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch,
Bihar, Gaon Bachao Aandolan, UP, Chhatisgarh Mahila Mukti Manch, Chhatisgarh,
Matrubhoomi Raksha Sangharsh Samiti, Himachal Pradesh, Punarvas Kisan Kalyan
Sahayta Samiti, UP, Parmanu Pradushan Sangharsh Samiti, Rajasthan, Rajasthan
Adivasi Adhikar Manch, Rajasthan, Himalaya Niti Abhiyan, Himachal Pradesh,
Bhakhra Visthapit Sudhar Samiti, Himachal, Renuka Bandh Jan Sangharsh Samiti,
Himachal Pradesh, Bihan, UP, Lakshmi Prasad Suraksha Samiti, Odisha, Mazdoor
Karyakarta Samiti, Chhatisgarh, Chutka Parmanu Oorja Virodhi Aandolan, Madhya
Pradesh, Mithi Virdi Anu Oorja Virodhi Aandolan, Gujarat, Konkan Vinashkari
Prakalp Virodhi Samiti, Maharashtra. 

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