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Monday, March 29, 2010

The Awesome ARUNDHATI ROY at Town Hall Seattle Tonight, along with ARUNDHATI ROY videos

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As many of you know, I quote one of Arundhati Roy's quotes all the times at the end of my blog and podcast posts which is:

"....a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it and within it is no struggle at all.”

-Arundhati Roy

So it goes without saying that I encourage you to see her tonight...or forward this to your friends who may be in the Pacific Northwest!

The below Excerpt is from elliottbaybookwebsite:

Co-presented with SEATTLE ARTS & LECTURES. We are delighted and honored to again help present one of the most vital, arresting writers at work in the world today, Arundhati Roy. The Booker Prize-winning author of the 1997 novel, The God of Small Things, and the author, since, of a series of compelling, political non-fiction books, it is with the most recent of these, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers (Haymarket Books), that she visits Seattle this evening. "After so much celebratory salesmanship about India the 'emerging market,' Roy draws us into India the actual country, peeling away the gloss until we are confronted with perhaps the most challenging question of our time: who and what are we willing to sacrifice in the name of development? Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time." - Naomi Klein. "Arundhati Roy, the direct descendant of Antigone, resists and denounces all tyrannies, pleads for their victims, and unflinchingly questions the tragic. Reflect with her on the questions she receives from the political world today." - John Berger. Tickets and information are available via Seattle Arts Lectures at or (206) 621-2230. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca).


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End of Excerpt.



One of my personal favorites ---> video Public Power in the Age of Empire: War, Resistance and the Presidency (Democracy Now! / August 23rd 2004)

video Arundhati Roy on India, Iraq, U.S. Empire and Dissent

(Democracy Now! / May 23rd 2006)


Speech: “Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy, Buy One Get One Free” (Democracy Now! / October 24th 2003)

audio Arundhati Roy Speaks On War, Terror and the Logic of Empire (Democracy Now! / October 19th 2001)

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Love for the people,

"....a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it and within it is no struggle at all.”

-Arundhati Roy, Quoted from her speech: '2004 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture' (The entire speech is available online, search for the title)

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