The Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Committee cordially invites you to attend the Second Anuradha Ghandy Memorial lecture.
Topic: Will the US Meet Its Waterloo in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Speaker: Jan Myrdal
Date: 6th February 2010
Time: 4.30 PM
Venue: Multi-Media Room, St Xavier’s College, 5 Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, 400001
Introduction to the Speaker:
The Swedish radical left author, writer and columnist, Jan Myrdal, the son of Nobel laureates Alva and Gunnar Myrdal, and a central figure in the protest movement against the Vietnam War, has penned more than 30 books, among which are Confessions of a Disloyal European (1968) and India Waits (1986). He is a prominent votary of the defence of civil liberties in the best traditions of liberalism, a trenchant critic of US imperialism and Israeli colonial settlements in the Middle East, and a supporter of the Islamic resistance as an authentic representative of popular aspirations there.
Anuradha Ghandy (1954-2008) was a leading organizer and thinker of the revolutionary movement in India. Early on, she developed a sense of commitment to the poor; she joined them in their struggle for bread and roses, the fight for a richer and a fuller life for all. Tragically, cerebral malaria took her away in April 2008. The memorial lecture is instituted in her memory to celebrate the spirit that made her selflessly adopt the cause of the damned of the Indian earth—the exploited, the oppressed, and the dominated—as her own.
Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Committee,
Mumbai, 27th February 2010
"After a war, the silencing of arms is not enough. Peace means respecting all rights. You can’t respect one of them and violate the others. When a society doesn’t respect the rights of its citizens, it undermines peace and leads it back to war.”
-- Maria Julia Hernandez