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Name: Sunna
E-mail address: sunna_way@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http:/www.mawlid.info
Comments:Visit www.mawlid.info and Learn More about Al-Mawlid, The Birth of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him.
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Saturday, January 8th 2005 - 05:23:58 PM
Name: Ahlu Sunnah
E-mail address: sunna@sunna.sunna
Homepage URL: http://www.sunna.info
Comments:Visit the website of ahuls-sunna wal jama^a where you will find lessons about the islamic creed, jurisprudence (fiqh), Prophetic traditions (hadeeth), Qur’an interpretaion, Tajweed and other beneficial information. http://www.sunna.info http://www.sunna.info/audio http://www.sunna.info/souwar
Friday, December 10th 2004 - 02:28:44 PM
Name: jerry hughes
E-mail address: jezzah@alphalink.com.au
Comments:Dear Arundhati Roy,

I can't begin to tell you how inportant you are in a world gone mad with the need and greed for the material, quickly becoming obsolescent, and adding more pollution to the already overpolluted landscape. I wrote this in 1996, and it's probably more relevant today.

SIMPLICITY

I think we've lost it.
We're brainwashed into believing
we need everything brighter, faster, bigger.
It has to be, new, new new!
And you'll get a set of steak knives
if yu buy one, now!

I scour the Trading Post for old things,
because they're made better, and work better.
In our quest to reach for the stars,
we're leaving the surface of the earth
littered with new obsolescence.
Wednesday, November 10th 2004 - 01:55:32 PM
Name: Rigel Ernest Best
E-mail address: rigelbest@yahoo.com.au
Comments:To Arundhaty: I thank the universal Spirit for your existence. I have heard your lecture in Sydney for your acceptance of the Sydney Peace Prize. I also heard your interview on ABC Radio with Phillip Adams. It amazes me that some people hate you; i regard you as a messenger from God (im not religious, but i believe in a higher power). All power to you! I am a musician... a passive persuit but you have inspired me to become more politically active. I shall read your books. Peace be with you.
Saturday, November 6th 2004 - 11:02:31 PM
Name: John Paul
E-mail address: Gabriel2Michael@aol.com
Comments:Roy is another classic example of someone who actually promtes violence and death by her recommendations that Iraq become further violent by fighting U.S. Forces when in fact the U.S. has handed sovereignty back to Iraq. It's no wonder that the "least" among you become the greatest sponsors of terrorism.
Saturday, November 6th 2004 - 09:41:57 PM
Name: UCHENNA
E-mail address: uzoagba@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.ase.com
Comments:I LOVE THE PAGE.
Monday, October 25th 2004 - 08:44:04 PM
Name: Muslim
E-mail address: muslim_sunni@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.sunna.info
Comments:Visit the website of ahuls-sunna wal jama^a where you will find lessons about the islamic creed, jurisprudence (fiqh), Prophetic traditions (hadeeth), Qur’an interpretaion, Tajweed and other beneficial information. http://www.sunna.info http://www.sunna.info/audio http://www.sunna.info/souwar
Sunday, October 24th 2004 - 12:05:45 AM
Name: Barbara Rosen
E-mail address: bjr7@earthlink.net
Comments: Thank you for your site. I am now reading her incredible novel (God of...)...I don't know why I waited so long. I wanted to know more about this remarkable person and so I went to the internet and to your web site...as you said comments are important to you I wanted to thank you. The photos are most interesting, I will be looking much more at your site. Right now, I am "drinking" every word of her prose. My husband made a copy of her speech when he heard I was loving her novel... I am a little behind but it is wonderful to make discoveries Many thanks

Barbara
Saturday, September 11th 2004 - 11:14:34 AM
Name: kumari Navaratne
E-mail address: hnavarat@sltnet.lk
Comments:Dear Arundathi, I was fortunate to watch your book presentation on C-span. I have ordered your book on "An ordinary person's guide to empire' and have not read yet but listened what you said. I am not an actiist but i am a woman who faced lots of discriminaion adn now in USA just accompanying my daughter who is studying here. When I came to the states the papers in Sri Lanka published many false stories, making my journey to gain narrow political gains. However, many things you said was like similar to what I experienced but in a different way. So let me read your book and come back to you later. I am proud of you as a women and also as an asian woman. best regards, kumari Navaratne
Monday, September 6th 2004 - 02:43:26 PM
Name: Ernest Goitein
E-mail address: fego@pacbell.net
Comments:You have distilled the amorphous thoughts in my mind about the politics of resistance and power. These ideas are now much clearer and will allow me to be more effective in the struggle for a true democracy. Thank you!
Monday, August 23rd 2004 - 12:02:57 PM
Name: lindell pittman
E-mail address: www.coollindell@yahoo.com
Comments:i just watched c-span, and caught part of her comments, on the importance of standing up for the have nots , and them standing up for their selves, life is funny, because everytime you get to a point where you think you are at the top of the mountain you see someone or something else that is bigger, i said that to say her ideas are the best and biggest ideas i ever heard on how to fight the power.
Saturday, August 21st 2004 - 08:14:31 PM
Name: Anita
Comments:I have listened to your double-talk and you are not as intelligent as you think you are.

That's all I have to say and you are not worth any more of my thoughts.
Saturday, August 21st 2004 - 06:49:46 PM
Name: maga
E-mail address: magamugu@yahoo.com
Comments:very nice site keep on good work,i dey hereoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Saturday, June 26th 2004 - 02:00:47 AM
Name: Savannah Skye
E-mail address: savvy1007@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://geocities.com/savvy1007
Comments:I'm in the process of reading "War Talk", and it's written really well... I love her use of language - very creative as well as biting when it needs to be... So I wanted to share with you here my two anti-war poems...

I just wanted to share with you my two anti-war poems...

War Torn
----------------------------------------------------
We stand alone under flags of disjoined countries
Manipulated by leaders prepensely dividing humanity

Under gray skies filled with stealth bombers of peace
That loom over stark patriotic lies

In a war torn world marred by greed
Littered with corporate profiteers of death

Who punch holes in our wall of peace
With their iron fists of war

Brick by brick, they're trying to knock it down
As we fumble with words and stumble over weapons

In shopping malls brimming with sweatshop goods
That are bought with oil soaked greenbacks

While bloodied bodies float in the sands of Fallujah
Rotting flesh picked at by hungry vultures

Outraged Umms search amongst the carnage
Heart wrenched, wailing out for lost sons and daughters

Above them angels with crippled wings won't look down
Their eyes are shamed by what they've left behind

Surely no Medal of Honor pinned upon their dead bodies will stop familial tears
They will flow freely from Mothers' eyes who are left behind to bury their children

With scorned hands that pray for an end to these non-sensical wars
Behind veils of mourning that mask their sunken war torn eyes

and...

Victims of War
---------------------------------
Victims of war
Dance on shards of pain
In life's empty battlefield

Ghosts dance in their head
Casting shadows of death
Across casualties of life

Crimson tears are cried
From eyes long blind
To blood shed for peace

Children left behind
Blown to fragmented pieces
By smart bombs incognito

Ears do not ring freedom
Flags are tattered and torn
Above bodies lying in a pool of blood


- Amor y Paz - Savannah Skye...
Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 05:44:23 AM
Name: NABZ N SAL
E-mail address: TO ALL DE PEEPS
Comments:WELL BASICALLY I JUST WANTED TO SAY......SHUT DA FUK UP ALL A YA....BOFFS WOTZ DIS BOUT PERHAPS AND WELL
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Friday, June 11th 2004 - 05:42:23 AM
Name: Luigi
E-mail address: luis23@tin.it
Comments:Semplicemente fantastica.
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Mi dispiace di non averla conosciuta prima.
Mi spiace di non conoscerla di persona.

Simply fantastic.
A lot pleases me what and how it writes.
It displeases me of not to have the well-known first.
It displeases me of not to know the in person.
Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 08:23:39 AM
Name: ALOZIE
E-mail address: aloziealozie@yahoo.com.au
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Tuesday, April 13th 2004 - 09:29:29 PM
Name: charlie from k town
E-mail address: dragonfly4c@yahoo.com
Comments:hey! u left and i havent heard from u since be good
Sunday, April 11th 2004 - 01:06:24 AM
Name: Anjali
E-mail address: anjalib1980@yahoo.co.in
Comments:I need the contact address of Arundhathi Roy
Saturday, March 20th 2004 - 10:17:00 PM
Name: MUGU
E-mail address: MUGU@MUGU.COM
Comments:I DON WAKA PASSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Tuesday, March 16th 2004 - 04:19:36 PM
Name: rituraj misra
E-mail address: rituraj_iitian@yahoo.com
Comments:plz if u can provide me the e mail address of arundhati ray.
i wanna contact to her. how can i contact to her?
Monday, March 15th 2004 - 12:10:48 PM
Name: Yakoub Islam
E-mail address: Plimfix@btopenworld.com
Homepage URL: http://uk.geocities.com/plimfix/tasneem.html
Comments:I've just finished the first chapter of 'The Algebra of Infinite Justice.' Arundhati is a writer of great clarity and conviction. I like the way she can encapsulate so much in a single phrase or paragraph, but without it being at all sloganeerish - for example, describing Western nations as having 'histories spongy with the blood of others'. After a diet of social science books and journalism, which has been my lot of late, this kind of literary journalism is a real delight. I think a book to be rapidly read and re-read!
Sunday, March 14th 2004 - 09:13:43 AM
Name: USA
E-mail address: nunya@usa.f-off
Comments:Truer words...

Perhaps the most pathetic example of this strange nexus between first- and third-world Western bashing was seen in mid-December on television. Just as the United States government declared a high alert, one could watch a replay of the Indian novelist Arundhati Roy trashing America to a captivated, near-gleeful audience in New York. Her dog-and-pony show was followed by pathetic pleading from her nervous interrogator, Howard Zinn, not to transfer her unabashed hatred of the Bush administration to the United States in general.

Mimicking the theatrics of American intellectuals — Roy’s hands frequently gestured scare quotes — she went from one smug denunciation to another to the applause of her crowd. Little was said about the crater a few blocks away, the social pathologies back home in India that send tens of thousands of its brightest to American shores, or Roy’s own aristocratic dress, ample jewelry, and studied accent. All the latter accoutrements and affectations illustrated the well-known game she plays of trashing globalization and corporatization as she jets around the Western world precisely through its largess — all the while cashing in by serving up an elegant third-world victimization to guilt-ridden Westerners.

Is it weird that Western perks like tenure, jet-travel, media exposure, and affluence instill a hatred for the West, here and abroad? Or rather for a certain type of individual does such beneficence naturally explain the very pathology itself?
Tuesday, January 6th 2004 - 12:06:54 PM
Name: sam
E-mail address: noway@hotmail.com
Comments:How many lies have you told to support your self-absorbed, lacking of reality veiws. I can't read any of your material without thinking about the facts that abound in the world that prove you to be the snake oil salesman you are. Just because you come from a foreign land doesn't make you more. Your writings show you to be a spoiled brat with no real experience in dealing with real world situations. Just how rich was your mother and how long did she have to wage her legal battle for you to become that spoiled brat????
Thursday, January 1st 2004 - 10:30:56 AM
Name: Darryl Holmes
E-mail address: centexcdc@hot.rr.com
Comments:I will begin to read the works of this fascinating activist. Saw her recently on CSPAN Booknotes, and on Bill Moyers NOW. She is a true gift from God.
Regards,
Darryl
Wednesday, December 24th 2003 - 11:01:24 AM
Name: Rohit Panwar
E-mail address: rohitpanwar@hotmail.com
Comments:HEY ARUNDHATI,

YOU ARE AGAINST EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN THE WORLD WHICH IS OK BUT WHAT IS YOUR ALTERNATIVE PLAN LIKE FOR GENERATING EMPLOYMENT IN INDIA RIGHT NOW PRIVATISATION IS GOING ON AND YOU ARE AGAINST THAT . lOTS OF PEOPLE ARE BENEFITING FROM PRIVATISATION BUT YOU SAY ITS NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. SO TELL ME HOW DO YOU WANT TO MANAGE INDIA ? IS THERE ANY PAN YOU HAVE IN YOUR MIND AND WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE OR YOU ARE JUST TO PLAY POWER POLITICS OF CONDEMMING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE TRY TO DO ?

HEY ARUNDHATI ARE YOU LISTENING ME ? PLEASE REPLY.

REGARDS,
ROHIT
Monday, December 22nd 2003 - 09:51:45 AM
Name: Bob Elliston
E-mail address: economicliberation@trump.net.au
Homepage URL: http://liberationeconomics.trump.net.au
Comments:Dear Seby,

I admired your web site. Arundhati is a remarkable person, maybe the re-incarnation of M. K. Gandhi!

I'm sorry that you dont have her E-mail address because I would like to converse with Arundhati about my ideas for a new economics. Despite what you may hear in the future, I am the sole originator of "Liberation Economics".

Would you know how I might go about making contact with others who are interested in FAIR economics, an economic system designed to serve need rather than greed?

Thanks again and very best wishes, Bob.
Monday, December 22nd 2003 - 03:09:45 AM
Name: siva
E-mail address: tanukusrinivas2@hotmail.com
Comments:My response to the so called (pseudo) secular activist Ms. Roy.

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If secularism is still alive even if barely in the world today, it is in the hearts of ordinary men and women who recognize and practice fairness and tolerance every day. However, in keeping with their character, they practice true secularism, not preach a distorted version of it. It is the duty of every right-thinking citizen of every country to ensure that authentic secularism takes root and blossoms everywhere. In that process, it is also incumbent upon the citizenry to terminate the careers of professional scaremongers who have managed to appropriate the label of secularists for themselves, while practicing and abetting the most reprehensible ultra-communal way of life imaginable. (copied from internet -- not my own) ”

Sunday, December 21st 2003 - 03:40:51 PM
Name: siva
E-mail address: tanukusrinivas2@hotmail.com
Comments:My response to the so called (pseudo) secular activist Ms. Roy.

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If secularism is still alive even if barely in the world today, it is in the hearts of ordinary men and women who recognize and practice fairness and tolerance every day. However, in keeping with their character, they practice true secularism, not preach a distorted version of it. It is the duty of every right-thinking citizen of every country to ensure that authentic secularism takes root and blossoms everywhere. In that process, it is also incumbent upon the citizenry to terminate the careers of professional scaremongers who have managed to appropriate the label of secularists for themselves, while practicing and abetting the most reprehensible ultra-communal way of life imaginable. (copied from internet -- not my own) ”

Sunday, December 21st 2003 - 03:40:40 PM
Name: Arthur George
E-mail address: artgeo12@bellsouth.net
Comments:May you expand and grow in GRACE.

Sadgurnath Maharaj Ki Jaya
Sunday, December 21st 2003 - 12:11:05 PM
Name: Arthur George
E-mail address: artgeo12@bellsouth.net
Comments:May you expand and grow in GRACE.

Sadgurnath Maharaj Ki Jaya
Sunday, December 21st 2003 - 12:10:14 PM
Name: Michael Hagos
E-mail address: mike_e_h@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/witnesstohisresurrection
Comments:Dear Roy,

Unfortunately, I have not read any of your books, although I certainly intend to. However, I have read numerous articles and essays by you at zmag and elsewhere. I find
your uncompromising integrity and writing style very
compelling, inspiring and refreshing. Please keep up the
great work that you are doing!

Best wishes,
Mike.
Saturday, November 15th 2003 - 11:43:35 PM
Name: Samira Dibi
Comments:I just started to read the Dutch translation of "God of the small things". I had it for my birhthday last week and just finished the first chapter. I am very curious to see if the book is as good as people say.
Friday, October 31st 2003 - 11:59:57 AM
Name: M.A. Noor
E-mail address: manoor@dhaka.net
Comments:Many thanks for bringing out a page on Arundhati Roy, my most favourite author. English prose has got a golden touch from her.
Thursday, October 30th 2003 - 09:25:32 PM
Name: mugu maga
E-mail address: mugumaga@123.com
Comments:koop keep off oooooooooooooo guyz
Wednesday, October 22nd 2003 - 02:33:52 AM
Name: 419
E-mail address: 419.com
Homepage URL: http://419
Comments:419lome
Thursday, October 16th 2003 - 11:23:39 AM
Name: vishnu
E-mail address: gopakumar2758@yahoo.com
Saturday, October 11th 2003 - 09:44:40 AM
Name: Ruchi
E-mail address: ruchimailaccount@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi Webmaster,

The link to two of Arundhati's articles is not available. The articles are 'The end to Imagination' and 'The greater common good'. Can you please look into it and insure that the corresponding pages opens..

Thanks,
Ruchi
Wednesday, October 8th 2003 - 09:39:04 PM
Name: Ruchi
E-mail address: ruchimailaccount@yahoo.com
Comments:Your page made a good reading.........after reading Arundhati's 'God of small things' and also her views on 'War with Iraq' I had a natural curiosity of knowing more about her.......

Just the last line of the page 'email Id' not available is disheartning.......I perhaps understand how many people like me would be wanting to exchange few words with her.....
Sunday, October 5th 2003 - 11:14:53 PM
Name: Ben
E-mail address: mugu@mugu45
Comments:Guys Maintain small
Wednesday, September 24th 2003 - 05:53:06 AM
Name: Zlatko Kostadinov
E-mail address: zearendil@bulgaria.com
Homepage URL: http://debian.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/~zearendil
Comments:Hi

I am just a man from Bulgaria and want to congratulate ARUNDHATI ROY for the articles. It is good that there is still such kind of journalists. Here in bulgaria the most people can see the truth, but it can't be heard on the TV or read in the newspapers...
Friday, August 22nd 2003 - 01:34:52 AM
Name: mugu
E-mail address: mugu@mgag
Comments:great site oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Monday, August 18th 2003 - 07:15:35 PM
Name: raghav aras
E-mail address: raghav_aras@hotmail.com
Comments:Dear Miss Roy:

In your recent speech, you told your Argentine audience, that in 1973, the American agency CIA orchestrated a coup in Chilé through which General Pinochet supplanted the elected, left-leaning Chiléan President Salvador Allendé. He (Allendé) had swept to power again in a rather dramatic, if typical South American election. On assuming power Pinochet, after killing Allendé, presided over a reign of terror that lasted for a good 20 years.

In visiting this part of history, one assumes that you wished to emphasize to your audience how little the American Government (back then as today) thinks of trampling democratically elected governments, if they are not of it's liking. Many of your other talks as well as writings contain further references to America ruining the democratic framework of a nation. One is led to believe then that you consider the democratic process (when conducted scrupulously), wherein people select whom they want as their administrator or policy-maker, as something somewhat sacrosanct.

Assuming this, I find an aberration in your speech, when you calumnize the re-election of the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. One is aware from the corpus of your recent writings, of your anathema for the BJP, of which Mr. Modi is a cadre. Considering that this election saw a very impressive voter turnout, and that Mr. Lyngdoh was hailed for its accuracy/efficiency (in counting the collected votes), and knowing who are involved in an election process (candidates, voters, commissionars), it is easy to see that you are calumnating not solely Mr. Modi but in fact the general public of Gujarat, the electorate. This electorate used its right to appoint as guardian of their administration whom they saw fit to do the job, and you are throwing mud all over that collective judgement. This particular electorate is not a neglible one either; atleast 20 million compose it.

They gave Mr. Modi his job back because they had their reasons to do so. Perhaps ignoring the violent after-math of the train bombing was one of them. Undoubtedly, they heard the same stories of violence and mayhem as you did. But in the end, they made a choice under the law.

I hope you see your aberration as I do: you are willing to cry for people who had their right to vote snatched away in a certain part of the world, in a certain time in history. Yet you are unwilling to even recognize people as people when they use that same, now universally enshrined right, to it's full effect, in another part of the world, in an other time in history.

With kind regards,
Raghav Aras
Friday, August 8th 2003 - 12:47:53 PM
Name: AUNALI KHALFAN
E-mail address: read@koranusa.org
Homepage URL: http://www.koranusa.org
Comments:Dear Ms. Roy:
We are a publisher and distriutor of the Holy Qur'an and other books in the U.S.A. for over 27 years. We have so far published 27 different editions of the Quran.
We are going to publish the Qur'an in Hindi language very soon, in India. After having read some of your books, and watched your video, we thought that you would be able to assist us by writing an introduction to the Qur'an, in HINDI and ENGLISH language. Our books/Quran is distributed throughout the world, and we print 25,000 copies at a time. We have distributed over almost 2 million copies as of now. Therefore, your help would be appreciated.
Please respond to us at the earliest, as we would like to include your introduction in the Qur'an.
Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.
Thank you
Aunali Khalfan
Saturday, July 26th 2003 - 01:06:21 PM
Name: sha
E-mail address: babushaonline@yahoo.com
Comments:recently I read "God of Small Things"..Swear one of the best I have ever read,,,
more to know about the A'roy's speach ,could someone forward the speach to me please..

All the best to A'Roy..
Monday, July 21st 2003 - 01:08:14 AM
Name: Trevor Ballard
E-mail address: kiel@riseup.net
Comments:Walt is a funny guy.
It's too bad he probably votes.
Viva Libre!
I still want a Democracy.
Tuesday, July 15th 2003 - 05:01:52 PM
Name: Trevor Ballard
E-mail address: kiel@riseup.net
Comments:Arundhati is my Hero.
May bright praise be always given her.
The world is a better place with such passionate compassionates.
Thank you for this beautiful web page.
In Solidarity.
Tuesday, July 15th 2003 - 04:55:15 PM
Name: anggraeni mulya putri
E-mail address: n_ne87@hotmail.com
Comments:i don't know how many people in indonesia read ms roy's book, i already read that book three times, i do love to read again and again...

may gad bless you....
Friday, July 4th 2003 - 03:17:54 AM
Name: Rob Gustaveson
E-mail address: ninthnebula10@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://graphic-illusion.com
Comments:Dedicated my home page to you and your (our) message. Love, Light, Peace! Om Shanthi! May Truth Will Out! May Love Prevail.
Tuesday, July 1st 2003 - 07:24:40 PM
Name: arshia ahmed ayub
E-mail address: arshiayub@yahoo.com
Comments:in one of arundhati roy's articles/essays compiled in the book 'the algebra of infinite justice' she mentions a book that her husband is writing about the fig tree/plant. i was wondering if you would be able to give me the title of his book as i'm interested in reading it.
thanks and sorry for the trouble.
arshia ahmed ayub
Sunday, June 29th 2003 - 09:58:06 PM
Name: Garnet Lewis
E-mail address: turntable@eastlink.ca
Homepage URL: http://wintertreeaudio.com
Comments:I heard Ms Roy's address from NY one year after the attacks of Sept 11, and was very moved by her speech and felt at last someone has the courage to tell the truth and give the proper meassure of blame to US foreign policy.

I then read Power Politics and just now bought "The God of Small Things". No book has so moved me since I read "Pride and Predudice" as a child. Words like powerfull, lyrical, etc don't do this book justice... it's indescribable in a way...a masterpiece.

Thanks,

Garnet Lewis
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

Thursday, June 12th 2003 - 11:44:02 AM
Name: AFIFA E.HADI
E-mail address: afifahadi@yahoo.com
Comments:
Hi,
one of my friend told me about Ms Arundhati's speech
at Riverside Church ,at NEW YORK CITY of 5/13/03.
she said it was one of the she ever heard in many years
I,m sending this e-mail hopfull if you can forword a copy
of that famous speech for me i well appreciated very much
and thank you best wishes always, afifa
Tuesday, June 10th 2003 - 12:29:50 PM
Name: Walt Verbanic
E-mail address: verbanicw@mindspring.com
Comments:I saw a rebroadcast of Ms. Roy at the Riverside Church, NYC, of 5/13/03.

I will seek a transcript of this remarkable speech and the later conversation with Howard Zinn. Ms. Roy, may be a great writer, I don't know, I haven't read her work. But as a political commentarian she is just full of bullsh-t. An simple reading of her words will show her to use her rhetoric in the one-sided, propagandastic manner of the left and their father, Josip Stalin. Such a shame this cute little babe doesn't use her brain for more noble efforts. The sickening left wing who want to limit freedom and choice in America by pushing their ideas into force, "anti-smoking", "pro-choice for fetus, but not ciggies, but pot is OK and should be legalized or atleast decriminalized" is on the wane, thankfully in America. Oh, one last thing, if the majority of the local school boards are in the control of Democratic Liberals why don't children read at a level consistent with their diplomas? Because the left and the Democrats can fool the folk better than anybody in the world, except of course Uncle Joe Stalin who knew they were the real fools.

Enjoy my precious comments, let's see how long you respect a disenting view! Sincerely, Walt Verbanic
Saturday, June 7th 2003 - 07:45:47 PM
Name: Apurv
E-mail address: apurva_d1@rediffmail.com
Comments:After reading Ms. Roy's articles i've become her fan.She is arguably amongst the top intellectuals of the world.
Thursday, June 5th 2003 - 06:29:59 AM
Name: DAVID GK
E-mail address: gkd1@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: http://www.krx.zzn.com
Comments:In this age where all the people of the earth are steel slaves and have been for so many thousands of years, you are the voice of God, trying to free us slaves on earth, You are the light of the heart of God, open all mind and spirits to the world issues and atrocity, I love you so much and I thank you for your works I thank for everything you are doing, you inspire hope in the world, I thank you for your strength once again I think you.

DGK
Tuesday, June 3rd 2003 - 11:21:48 AM
Name: Odinn Thor... The REAL Viking
Homepage URL: http://www.hn.is/idx
Comments:Very COOL website you have here, I am glad to put my step on it,

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Saturday, May 31st 2003 - 09:20:00 AM
Name: zia syed
E-mail address: zia_rizvi@lycos.com
Comments:Than you very much for making this information available ,would like to know how can i email Ms Roy.
Tuesday, May 20th 2003 - 11:46:00 PM
Name: justin brody
E-mail address: justin@trackhounds.com
Comments:One hell of a writer, speaker and has to be one of this generations top thinkers. Plus she's kind of a hottee too! I didn't realize what babe material she is!!!
Monday, May 19th 2003 - 10:07:45 PM
Name: Juan Galis-Menendez
E-mail address: Gilligan2_@hotmail.com
Comments:Ms. Roy is a superb writer, whose ear for the subtleties and new music of the English language -- a language that is now enriched by its extention to millions of people from other linguistic traditions, in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East -- is second to none. The delights of her prose are well worth the cost of her books. But apart from her magnificent literature, there is her example and courage as a fighter for human dignity and social justice. Her essays are as splendid as her literary art ... and they have the considerable merit of being true. She fills me with hope for the future at my darkest moments. For if there are such superb persons struggling for the things that I believe in, then things cannot be as hopeless as they sometimes seem in this cynical age.

I send her my good wishes and best hopes for much success in all her future endeavors.
Sunday, May 18th 2003 - 08:08:58 AM
Name: Syed Kamal
E-mail address: qalaqund
Comments:I heard Ms. Roy for the first time last night on C-Span. (May 17, 03) May Allah bless her and keep her safe. It is rare to see truth told on American media. She tells the truth and seems to fear no one. What a fine specimen of a fine human being. Thank you for this site.
Sunday, May 18th 2003 - 06:11:15 AM
Name: Robert Walther
E-mail address: rgw@digitalstreams.biz
Comments:I find it most interesting that the people who can only speak freely as a result of the liberties created and engforced by America can so cynically try to denigrate the country the sponsors them...
It is a shame Arundhati Roy cannot be found on the internet, so that questions can be put to her directly
Sunday, May 18th 2003 - 06:11:09 AM
Name: Richard Savon
E-mail address: richardsvn@aol.com
Comments:I caught her speech on c-span2 book TV 05-18-2003 12:00am and enjoyed her refreshing way of expressing her point of view. If she has other speeches and I am able to listen I will most definatly tune in.
Saturday, May 17th 2003 - 10:21:23 PM
Name: Sascha Hahn
E-mail address: shan121@onlinehome.de
Homepage URL: http://www.devide0.com/
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Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 08:45:35 PM
Name: Larry White
E-mail address: larry.duane@attbi.com
Comments:May your God keep you safe to continue your wonderful work. We need hundreds like you to pull the cateracts from the "first world's" eyes.
Larry
Monday, April 14th 2003 - 10:03:25 PM
Name: Sazal Khan
E-mail address: sazal97@yahoo.com
Comments:I have just finished the God of Small things. And for this whay i am just finding Ms. Arunduti Roy at the net. I got her. I am realy lucky. What book that was.

sazal (from Bangladesh)
Saturday, April 12th 2003 - 06:20:27 AM
Name: V.M.Sathish
E-mail address: editor@keralamonitor.com
Homepage URL: http://www.keralamonitor.com
Comments:Hi Arundadi, Nice to meet one of the great writers from Kerala.

Keep the good work going.

visit http://www.keralamonitor.com
Thursday, April 3rd 2003 - 12:21:36 AM
Name: Liz Mata
E-mail address: mata.l@pg.com
Comments:Dear Miss Roy:

With great joy I started to read your article "Confronting Empire". I always feel a great sense of pride when women of less fortunate countries raise to achieve international recognition. I am also from a less fortunate country, one your refer to in your article. I am from Venezuela.

I was saddened to read of India's pillaging, it makes me incredibly angry to see how the more "developed" countries and their multi national corporations are willing to ravage developing countries for a slight increase on their profits. Like you, I strongly believe the world needs to grow a conscience A conscience that drives our actions, that balances our choices and that leads us to real collaboration that benefits the people of the countries involved and not just a privileged few.

This is why I was so shocked to read the name Hugo Chavez in the list of people you feel are role models in Latin America today. Living next to Venezuela I would assume you are aware of our current situation and the dark path that has brought us to this hell we live in today. Hugo Chavez came to power with the promise of a new day for Venezuela. Vowing to eradicate corruption, work for the poor and to lift Venezuela out of the disastrous situation that our former inept governors had left us in. Since then he has betrayed us all. 80% of Venezuelans want elections, this 80% obviously includes people from all walks of life. Mr. Chavez and his cronies are terrified to call for elections since they are absolutely sure they will lose. From the very beginning he has had the opportunity to fulfill all of his promises, since he has always had the majority in our National Assembly. Now it is very clear to us Venezuelans those were never his intentions.

Why have we changed our minds in such a short time? Unemployment has risen to record highs of 30% an the informal economy to 55% (this was prior to the National strike in Dec02), violence has risen in 19.7% in the last three years, moving Venezuela from 8th place to 2nd place in Latin America and last but certainly not least this has been proven to be the most corrupt government in Venezuela's history. He has dedicated himself to ruin us internally, to arm paramilitary groups (Circulos Bolivarianos) to coerce the opposition, to orchestrate massacres, to attack us personally with his incendiary rhetoric, and to discredit us internationally by instigating acts of violence against the Spanish and Colombian embassies and supporting the Colombian and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. This is not a man that fights imperialism, this is a terrorist who wants to rule our country into destruction and use its fortune for his personal gain.

I hate to see such a great piece tarnished with Mr. Chavez' name on it. Please review the following attachments and reconsider your reference. I am sure there are other more deserving men and women out there that are truly leading their people in a fight against imperialism that will unite their country and develop alternate avenues of growth.

Sincerely Yours,
Liz Mata
Qta Chiki Av Miranda con Vereda Oeste
Ur Miranda Edo Miranda
Venezuela

Video of Venezuelan situation
http://www.diatriba.net/itv/diatriba%205%202003%20ciao%20cd%2004%20the%20futile%20revolution/

Comision Interamericana de Derechos Humanos- Press Release
http://www.cidh.oas.org/Comunicados/Spanish/2003/5.03.htm
Friday, March 14th 2003 - 10:50:57 AM
Name: riazbhai
E-mail address: riazbhai111@yahoo.com
Comments:i want email of the writer want a email to her pl,. if u have issue give me,
Tuesday, February 18th 2003 - 01:20:12 AM
Name: eswar
E-mail address: eswar100_2000@yahoo.com
Comments:dear sir,
the page maintained by you about Ms.Roy is extremely appreciable. Nice to go through the page. Ms.Arundhati is one of my favourite writer whom i love to read at anytime. If u could add some more photographs of hers and update the site at regular intervals it will be very helpful.
Thursday, February 6th 2003 - 01:19:52 AM
Name: saiF
E-mail address: km_saif@hotmail.com
Comments:she's really a great writer. i wish i could send her an email, but i don't know her email adress. but i must agree SHE IS A REAL GREAT WRITER.
Monday, February 3rd 2003 - 03:41:16 PM
Name: anna nurwidayanti
E-mail address: anna_1000days@yahoo.com
Comments:i've read the god of small things in indonesian version that's so..so awesome i've read it about 3 times and cuold be more there's also indonesian female author like ms. roy, her name is ayu utami "saman" and "larung"
i like to read the god of small things in originall vesion but i have problem how or where to find it
can you help me?
Friday, January 31st 2003 - 09:37:21 PM
Name: Craig
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Homepage URL: http://www.domains-links.com
Comments:i like your page keep up thegood work
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Thursday, January 30th 2003 - 06:22:46 AM
Name: Judy Gibson
E-mail address: poppagib@aol.com
Comments:Have just read your article entitled, "Brutality con dolcezza, Miss Rices High School Home Work as Justification of Blood Letting" which was sent to me via a compatriot from the Florida Friends For Peace. Just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed it and am (of course) appalled at the cavalier handling of enriched uranium but feel that it is entirely "in character" for my nation and probably many others in the "developed" world.

US citizens are, I feel, now like sheep being led to slaughter by our sleazy, stupid pResident. I am ashamed to admit that he is the leader of our country and it appears that he is leading us into the abyss. I cry out, "WHY?"! So many things are needed in this country and virtually every other country around the world and we are set to spend untold amounts on the destruction of innocents and the underpinnings of everyday life for thousands (possibly millions) of others.

It says little of our humanity and is so intensely negative for our nation that I cannot fathom what lies ahead.

Peace to you and yours,
Judy

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 08:45:38 AM
Name: Alex
E-mail address: Alex503@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.domains-links.com
Comments:Hello, super site, best wishes
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Name: vivek
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Comments:very good website comendable work! i never knew so much about her .. keep up the good work!
Friday, December 6th 2002 - 05:03:46 PM
Name: Dr. Michael Conley
E-mail address: mike.conley@t-online.de
Homepage URL: http://thecosmiccontext.de (omit the customary www.)
Comments:Dear Arundhati Roy!

I made my acquaintance with you thinking through a German language translation of your ?How to sell a War? appeared in perhaps the best known newspaper, The Frankfurter Allgemine Zeitung.? I immediate felt myself immediately confronted by a person of my like. Please let me acquaint you with my own reflections by means of the attached essay in which I propose several heretical propositions on:

?The Real Reason Why Bush Seeks War With Saddam Hussein?

I?ve the sneaking suspicion ? let me add on here - that this piece might just possibly have had some very slight influence in both the German and US political processes recently. Now it?s altogether possible that I?m suffering from sickly self-love, chutzpah, ?Grossenwahn,? as the Germans might labelled it, but the sudden, almost adolescent hostility between George Dubja and his Ronald Rumsfeld, on the one side, and Gerhard Schoeder and his Justice Minister, Herta Däuber-Gmelin, Germany?s counterpart to Attorney General Ashcroft, on the other side, takes on added meaning in light of the fact that all those involved are, in all probability, acquainted with my words, if not syllable for syllable, then generally in tenor. Please indulge me for a moment and read on!

According to the ?Schwaebisches Tagblatt,? Herta Däuber-Gmelin told an assembly of Trade Unionists, late in the very recent election campaign here in Germany, that Bush was using Hitler?s `method.? In pursuing his confrontation with Saddam Hussein, he used means ? I quote in translation - ?similar to tactics employed by Hitler because both wished to divert attention from domestic problems.?

Now the fact of the matter is that more than two weeks ago, I e-mailed the attached essay to both Herta Däuber-Gmelin and the head of the `Green? camp here, Joschka Fischer. Additionally, you may be certain that a limited number of those about the person of George Dubja concurrently know what I wrote, for I sent it off per e-mail to several of the Senators (e.g. Lieberman, McCain, Daschle) and both the CIA and the FBI!

The intensity of George?s reaction to Schroeder?s ?Nein? to his Iraq politics ? even `Bratwurst,? a traditional German lunch-time quicky, has been expurgated from the White House?s menu! - and consequently Rumsfeld?s ostentatious snubbing of Peter Struck in Warsaw might be more readily understood if one proceeded upon the assumption that those involved were briefed on my line of reasoning.

(You can learn more about my person by ticking my name on the title page of my website, given below.) In the ardent hope that you?ll take me serious ? even though George Dubja declared that he?d henceforth refuse to take Chancellor Gerhard serious ? and respond. I remain,

Dr. Michael Conley, resident in the German Rhineland west of Cologne
Von-Bodelschiwngh-Weg 23;
D-50374 Erftstadt-Lechenich, Germany;
Tel o2235/5913; <mike.conley@t-online.de>




Dismantling the Statue of Liberty

By Michael Conley (29 July 2002)
mike.conley@t-online.de

Among the initial essays I entered into this website http://thecosmiccontext.de (Omit the customary www !), you will find one in the section, ?Current Affairs? entitle ?The Nature of American Society,? dated 26 November 2001. You may still peruse it there today ? or, in an other context, my statement on Terrorisim of 4 July 2002 in which I argue that the essential element in the so-called, current ?war? has been overlooked. But the earlier essay is essential germane here. I argued November last that the world is currently witness to the stepwise displacement of democratic institutions in the United States of America with authoritarian ones, repeating, in a sense, the transformation of the Roman state from a republic to an authoritarian empire under its first emperor, Gaius Octavius, who assumed the designation, Augustus.

I have had no reason since then to alter my judgement, rather the present incumbent in the office of president progressively reveals his intent; his marching plan becomes ever more discernable for those analytically inclined. I propose to offer my conclusions here for the critical evaluation of my reader, hoping my argument becomes so convincing that appropriate steps are promptly taken to hinder the ultimate outcome depicted. Let my deliberations, then, constitute, not a irrevocable, Delphic oracle, but rather a `self-emaciating prophesy? no longer relevant to the political scene.

I. GATHERING IN THE CHIPS

Let us examine the grand strategy of gathering in one interest group, faction, lobby or segment of the population after the other that has been in progress since the inauguration in 2001. This matter ? winning adherents -is a traditional preoccupation of American president, beginning even with George Washington time. After all, a politician?s first task is to get himself elected and his second task is to get himself re-elected. The current incumbent made a splash right from the beginning by reimbursing the American citizenry with a portion of their last annual taxes. That is so say, he paid them off for voting for him or, more accurately put, for not voting for Al Gore. But the current incumbent distinguishes himself by the radicalism with which he dispenses gifts and levels disfavors. He increasingly disregards the conventions of the last two centuries. His motto: Get them into the corral now, give them vested interests to comply, before events provoke second thoughts. A study of his tactics provides one with a running yardstick against which to adjudge the purpose behind them.

A readiness to understand `patriotism,? on the one hand, as obeisant submission to the momentary political line of the president and `treachery,? on the other hand, as synonymous with disagreement is slowly losing its apocalyptical weight, if however still easily identifiable. But the concept of terrorism as `protracted war? ? a phrase Mao Tse-tung employed ? correctly! ? in labelling his struggle against the Chinese Nationalists, persists unabatedly. In point of fact, contending with terrorism, is not `warfare,? but rather a `police action? as I have demonstrated elsewhere. Despite the logical of the situation, this misuse of the term, `war,? nevertheless persists as the background rustle, the premeditated and indispensable soundtrack underlying current Washington politics.

Permitting myself a brief discursion, let us note that even the Pentagon leadership, after its own fashion, now concedes to this fact. This became apparent when General Ralph Eberhart of the US Air Force, charged with the defense of the continental United States suggested that the POSSE COMITATUS ACT of 1878, part of legislation of the Reconstruction era following the Civil War should be modify - if not indeed rescinded!

With blinders adjusted to obscure the civil consequences of what he was saying, he determined that the law restricts the legal rights of the military to engage in domestic law enforcement. The occasion? Administration lawyers had determined that Bush would have violate Posse Comitatus if he had called up National Guard troops to help provide security at airports nationwide. He was obliged to ask state governors to use their call-up authority to perform the same task. (Eric Schmitt, The New York Times, 22 July 2002) But in assuming `police? functions, the Pentagon would not be `militarising? the police, but rather openly `policifying? the military! And therewith, back to the progressive amassment of clientele

We note the delay in the ratification of the international women?s bill of rights, the UN?s Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It was been derogated to the 17th place on the Senate?s waiting list, following Ashcroft?s assertion that the treaty ?needed more study.? He, among other, presumably feared that it might ?criminalize? Mother?s Day! So would the administration demonstrate it unanimity with the hairy chested misogynists it would attract to the camp.

The proscriptions contained within the constitution of the United States, rigorously disassociating the state from complicity in any form with organized religious still stand. Their gradual dismemberment to the end of winning the irrevocable allegiance of the `Religious Right? proceeds unabated. In the sense of Marvin Olasky, a recognized intellectual apologist for the American Right and the originator of the concept, ?Compassionate Conservatism,? we are witness to the increasing role of the churches in social welfare work. And in the recent voucher arrangement, denominational schools are, de facto, paid out - by the state! - to assume functions in the field of educational which are universally assigned to state institutions elsewhere in the western world. Christian fundamentalists in America, convinced that they enjoy the president?s conspiratorial support, envision a situation in which government withdraws from social and educational work, leaving the field to church charities or `faith-based' organizations that are to enjoy special tax privileges. The "entitlement revolution" would be rolled back.

Institutionalized Christianity would acquire an enormous increase in power over the lives of the citizenry. The expression, `the poor,? would gradually become an epithet referring to that element within the citizenry who resist submission to their ecclesiastical superiors are consequently excluded from their relief programs. Or to point out the parallels with the ancient past, uttering the phrase, "under God" would displace civic obligation of all who lived within the Roman Empire to sacrifice at the altar of the Roman emperor, in both cases, signs of patriotism. The term, `poor,? would become synonymous with the moniker, `sinner,? referring in both cases to the treacherous outcasts who, at the procurator?s wont, might well be crucified.

The parallel decision to cut off US financing for the UN Population Fund on the grounds that it supported Chinese government agencies that force women to have abortions is pure façade. Essential is George Dubja?s retention of the Religious Right. What they claim is determinative. The de facto situation is essentially irrelevant.

In this sense may one likewise adjudge the president?s gift of astronomical subventions to the Agro industry ? far removed from the upright peasant farmers often depicted - and the utterly unjustified tariff revisions upward for the steel mills. Add on the ?fast track? authority the president acquired from an ill-comprehending Congress in late July 2002. George Dubja?s clearly collared both business lobbyists and so-called free-trade advocates.

But the president?s refusal to accede to the UN plan designed to reinforce the 1989 convention against torture by establishing a system of regular inspections of prisons and detention centers worldwide must be added on. The justification: aliens would then be able to poke their faces into penal institutions, interested in particular with the treatment of the some 500 Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The rational is once again white wash. The genuine intent is to keep those imprisoned once the power takeover is consummated from the world-public?s eyes.

The rejection of the International Criminal Court in Den Haag is part of the same act, pure flattery for the swellheads across the board. That the United States joins the ranks of such states as Libya, North Korea and Iraq in the process is of no importance! Significant is success in enhancing the glee of the host of his viral, gun-totting supporters in their delight at the unblemished uniqueness of US Citizenship.

Moving on to the realm of International Affairs, one is struck by the president?s rejection of the Kyoto Treaty, setting upper limit on a nation?s emissions into the heavens and, further, with the president?s rapprochement with Russia. The purpose is clear. He would neutralize interference by his NATO allies by going over their heads. To mention but a single example, the clearly evident hostility from Berlin, Paris and elsewhere in Europe to the building of a U.S. national missile system, culminating in the scrapping of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty quickly abated once Putin nodded in agreement.

But to the external aspects of the current White House line belongs likewise the president?s curious toleration of Ariel Sharon?s brutality in Palestine.
ITEM: The preliminary results of a survey of malnutrition in Palestinian areas, conducted by John Hopkins University for the U.S. Agency for international Development, indicates that 30 percent of Palestinian children are suffering from chronic malnutrition and 21 percent from acute malnutrition (James Bennet, The New York Times, 27 July 02).

Vis-à-vis the Near East, Western Europe has its hands tied behind its back. Consider but for a moment what would happen if a joint French/German force, intent upon alleviating the sufferings of the Palestinians, appear off the Israel coast! If George Dubja surrenders upon the Palestinians to the benevolent hand of Sharon, then that?s the way the cookie crumbles. We just have to lump it!

And most recently we are confronted with TIPS (= Terrorism Information and Prevention System). TIPS figured in the president?s State of the Union speech, and again in Knoxville on April 8 when he said, "This is a program where truckers can report anything that might be suspicious." He added, "If people see anything suspicious, utility workers, you ought to report
it. This is a way to organize that which already happens in our communities on a daily basis and a way to make the homeland more secure and more prepared."

The Justice Department would provide reporting channels to truckers, train conductors, ship captains, utility employees and others who are ?regularly in the public? where ?they can spot anomalies ? things that are different? with ?a formal way to report suspicious terrorist activity.? Ashcroft scheduled a pilot run, based in ten cities, to begin in August 2002 while assuring the Senate during a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on 25. July that ?Operation TIPS, being developed in conjunction with a ?Citizen Corps,? will NOT be used to build up a new database. ?I?ve recommended that there be no database and I?ve been assured there won?t be one.? (AP, 26 July 2002)

As a German, that designation, `Citizen Corps? which Ashcroft mentioned in passing instantly call to mind the `HJ,? the ?Hitler Jugend,? an affiliate of the Nazi Party, intent upon corralling the German youth of the 1930s. I shudder! But irrespective of how one understands that term, one must fear that Ashcroft is fibbing. The assertion is, in terms of the goal set, not credible. Would Ashcroft being suggesting that the rumours collected should simply be thrown away or that the centers receiving the program?s daily reports will run them through a shedder the following day?

ITEM: A Secret Service agent in Detroit was placed on leave on 25 July after admitting that he scrawled anti-Islamic statements on a prayer calendar as he searched the Dearborn home of a man charged with smuggling bogus checks into the United States. The agent was not identified. (Adam Clymer, The New York Times, July 26, 2002.)

The new scheme actually is intended to broaden out the intelligence base which Google and its siblings have nolons volens created in the course of the last decades. Jonathan Zittrain, director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, is very much to the point when he asserted, ?Many people assume they are a needle in a haystack, simply a face in the crowd. But the minute someone takes an interest in you, the search tool is what allows the rest of the crowd to dissolve.? (Jennifer 8.Lee, The New York Times, 26 July 02) If he was exaggerating at all, when he uttered these words, then Ashcroft?s TIPS will fill out the blank space still existing, the homes not integrated into the Internet.

Mr. Barr called TIPS a "snitch system," saying, "A formal program, organized, paid for and maintained by our own federal government to recruit Americans to spy on fellow Americans, smacks of the very type of fascist or Communist government we fought so hard to eradicate in other
countries in decades past." And for Mr. Leahy TIPS offered a homegrown example of excess today. "In 1917, the Justice Department formed the American Protective League, who had volunteers to report on people who might criticize their government," he said. "Sometimes they would turn into vigilante groups that raided newspaper offices, actually tarred and feathered some people." (Adam Clymer, The New York Times, July 26, 2002.)

But in other respects as well, the intransigent of the U.S. Justice Department makes itself increasingly apparent. Consider the 46-page position paper filing with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond Virginia on 19 June 02. It declared that prisoners categorized as "enemy combatants" have 1) no right to a lawyer, and 2) may be held indefinitely. Civilian courts have no standing to intervene. Further: (inter alia) "There is no right under the laws and customs of war for an enemy combatant to meet with counsel concerning his detention, much less to meet with counsel in private, without military authorities present." For the moment, the determination applies to the Louisiana-born Yaser Esam Hamdi, 21, captured with Taliban forces and currently being held in a navy brig in Norfolk, Virginia, and to the Brooklyn, New York-born Jose Padilla, alias Abdullah al Muhajir.

"This is really an astounding assertion of authority," said David Cole, a Georgetown University Law Professor. Frank Dunham jr., the federal public defender who provoked the ruling by attempting to defend Hamdi and who was given a deadline of three days to respond, said, "It is scarier than the dirty bomb. Now the government can label somebody something and then throw the key away forever." (Tom Jackman & Dan Eggen, The Washington Post, 21. June 02.)

For the resident alien and the tourist from elsewhere in the world, the writ of habeus corpus no long exists as a self-evident right today. It would be but a slight additional step to extend the recently acquired practice to bona fide US citizen. Consider the protestors against the seizure of power in Minnesota, Vermont, and Arizona etc. Might they not, to use George Dubja?s words, likewise be "taken off the street"?

And then one lands at the crux of the matter: `The Department of Homeland Security? and the trenchant urgency with which the president seeks to win the formal legislative approval of the House of Representatives and the Senate before their traditional summer recess. His energetic involvement suggests that the president is concerned, not so much with the welfare of ?the American people,? a phrase he never tires of reiterating, but with a flowchart of interdependent, indispensable steps, which must be in place as soon as possible if he and his acolytes are to achieve their calamitous goal

?A time of ?war,? he declared, ?is the wrong time to weaken the president?s ability to protect the American people. [The emperor Augustus likewise declared that he was protecting Rome?s citizenry and, indeed, `preserving their republic.? In fact, he irrevocably destroyed it!] ??I?m not going? - to return to George Dubja?s words - ??to accept legislation that limits or weakens the president?s well-established authorities ? authorities to exempt parts of government from parts of federal labor-management relations statues when it serves our national interest.? (David Firestone & David Stout, The New York Times, 27 July 02)

The responsiveness of the personnel of a Department of Homeland Security- some 170,000 persons in all, with the most varied of allegiances and identities! - slatted to become the command central for a coup d?etat from the top down, is crucial to George Dubja and his confreres. While arguing that the staffing of the department must be freed from civil service rules so that ?laggard employee can be fired,? he, in point of fact, would rid himself instantly of those who openly or covertly impede or attempted to subvert illegal and unconstitutional machinations.

Simultaneously, he would free his agency of close Congressional fiscal control, of not only his department?s spending, but likewise the sectors into which that money goes. He was addressing these two point ? civil service regulations and congressional surveillance - when he informed lawmakers, governors, mayors, police officers and fire-fighters who had gathered at the White House on 26 July 02, that the alternate bill proposed by the Democratic majority ??doesn?t have enough managerial flexibility as far as I?m concerned.?

Consider the 170,000 employees of the new Department, under duress, aye stated bluntly: terror, to obey unsavoury directives whose implementation lay in the hands of military units, freed ? in accordance with General Ralph Eberhart?s wishes ? from the inconveniences proffered by the POSSE COMITATUS ACT of 1878!!

II. THE ATTACK ON IRAQ ? IN SELF-DEFENSE

Hans von Sponeck, between 1998 and 2000 the UN Humanitarian Aid coordinator for Iraq, writing for the ?Guardian Weekly,? 25-31 July 2002 on page 13 has extremely significant words for us. ?The US department of defence and the CIA know perfectly well that today?s Iraq poses no threat to anyone in the region, let alone in the US. To argue otherwise,? he continues, ?is dishonest??. But that?s only a starter. Let us follow his words in greater detail.

?Al-Dora, formerly a production centre for vaccine against foot and mouth disease on the outskirts of Baghdad and al-Fallujah, a pesticide and herbicide manufacturing unit in the western desert are today defunct and beyond repair. Al-Dora was once involved in biological agent research and development and the latter in the production of materials for chemical warfare. UN disarmamene personnel permanently disabled al-Dora in 1996.

?During a visit with a German TV crew to al-Dora in MID-JULY, 2002 ? a site chosen by me and not the Iraqi authorities ? I found it in the same destroyed condition in which I had last seen it in 1999. Al-Fallujah was partially destroyed in 1991 during the Gulf war and again in December 1998 during Operation Desert Fox. In between a UN disarmament team disabled all facilities in any way related to weapons of mass destruction there, including the castor oil production unit.

?My visit this month [i.e. IN THE MONTH, JULY, 2002!] disclosed beyond any doubt that the castor oil unit was inoperable. Remnants of other production facilities are used to manufacture herbicides and pesticides for plant protection and household use... The truly worrying fact is that the US department of defence has all of this information. Why then, one must ask, does the Bush administration want to include Iraq in its fight against terrorism? Is it really too far-fetched to suggest that the US government does not want UN arms inspectors back in Iraq??

The forecasted attack on Iraq? This is the crucial point: It will occur when preparations, not in the countries surrounding Iraq ? Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Pakistan ? have reached perfection and appropriate troop concentrations are in place, but rather when the planned, legally bolstered up arrangements for a coup d? etat within the United States have been consummated and government-induced mass hysteria has grasp the man-in-the-street, shutting down his intelligence and replacing it with frantic fear and a readiness to let others free him of his anxiety.

That some military officials, even members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, argue that Saddam Hussein poses no immediate threat and that the United States should continue its policy of containment is quite besides the point. They?re ignorant of the plot hatched out by Rummy, Wolfowitz, Ashcroft, Cheney, Rice, Rove et al. (My respect for Colin Powell prohibits me from including his name in this list.) It?s the favorable psychopathic atmosphere within the United States provoked by aggression, accompanied with dramatic threats of the woes that must be averted that is critical, not the legitimacy of employing armed force in self defense.

In evaluating the current course of events within the United States, let us keep clearly in mind that Adolph Hitler broke no law to the end of seizing power in Germany in 1933. He was offered the office by the Weimar Republic?s president, the former field marshal, Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). It was only after he had the instruments of power in his hands, the critical administrative departments headed by members of his NSDAP, that Hitler, ignoring statutory law, commenced destroying the opposition parties and other institutions of the land that might have thwarted the erection of a dictatorship. Much of what we observe today makes sense precisely in terms of that insidious example: The laws of the land are being so adjusted as to give a profoundly unconstitutional seizure of power the outer trappings of legality.

In a sense, even international law may be exploited to justify this planned, unprovoked act of aggression under the cover of which the fundamental fabric of American life is profoundly altered. Resolution Nr. 678 (1990) permitted the Security Council of the UN to employ military forces to liberate Kuwait. Resolution Nr. 687 (1991) reiterated the determinations of Resolution Nr. 678 and went on to formally recognize that an armistice was in effect in Iraq. It also forbid the production of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Saddam Hussein?s state was subjected to weapons inspections for an unspecified period of time.

The question today is whether those determinations of an earlier decade continue to apply to Iraq even though it is not openly engaged in warfare. Most international authorities argue, `No,? but Washington follows the tact of Marlene Albright, Clinton?s erstwhile Secretary of State who is reported as having replied, upon receiving an adverse response from her specialist in international law, ?Then get my new experts!? The White House of George Dubja responds, `Yes!? And the president?s strenuous efforts to involved the United States? NATO allies? Indeed! The more they are involved in the aggression, the less willing will they be to instantly protest the power seizure, at a moment when it might conceivably make a difference.






Dear Arundhati Roy!

I made my acquaintance with you thinking through a German language translation of your ?How to sell a War? appeared in perhaps the best known newspaper, The Frankfurter Allgemine Zeitung.? I immediate felt myself immediately confronted by a person of my like. Please let me acquaint you with my own reflections by means of the attached essay in which I propose several heretical propositions on:

?The Real Reason Why Bush Seeks War With Saddam Hussein?

I?ve the sneaking suspicion ? let me add on here - that this piece might just possibly have had some very slight influence in both the German and US political processes recently. Now it?s altogether possible that I?m suffering from sickly self-love, chutzpah, ?Grossenwahn,? as the Germans might labelled it, but the sudden, almost adolescent hostility between George Dubja and his Ronald Rumsfeld, on the one side, and Gerhard Schoeder and his Justice Minister, Herta Däuber-Gmelin, Germany?s counterpart to Attorney General Ashcroft, on the other side, takes on added meaning in light of the fact that all those involved are, in all probability, acquainted with my words, if not syllable for syllable, then generally in tenor. Please indulge me for a moment and read on!

According to the ?Schwaebisches Tagblatt,? Herta Däuber-Gmelin told an assembly of Trade Unionists, late in the very recent election campaign here in Germany, that Bush was using Hitler?s `method.? In pursuing his confrontation with Saddam Hussein, he used means ? I quote in translation - ?similar to tactics employed by Hitler because both wished to divert attention from domestic problems.?

Now the fact of the matter is that more than two weeks ago, I e-mailed the attached essay to both Herta Däuber-Gmelin and the head of the `Green? camp here, Joschka Fischer. Additionally, you may be certain that a limited number of those about the person of George Dubja concurrently know what I wrote, for I sent it off per e-mail to several of the Senators (e.g. Lieberman, McCain, Daschle) and both the CIA and the FBI!

The intensity of George?s reaction to Schroeder?s ?Nein? to his Iraq politics ? even `Bratwurst,? a traditional German lunch-time quicky, has been expurgated from the White House?s menu! - and consequently Rumsfeld?s ostentatious snubbing of Peter Struck in Warsaw might be more readily understood if one proceeded upon the assumption that those involved were briefed on my line of reasoning.

(You can learn more about my person by ticking my name on the title page of my website, given below.) In the ardent hope that you?ll take me serious ? even though George Dubja declared that he?d henceforth refuse to take Chancellor Gerhard serious ? and respond. I remain,

Dr. Michael Conley, resident in the German Rhineland west of Cologne
Von-Bodelschiwngh-Weg 23;
D-50374 Erftstadt-Lechenich, Germany;
Tel o2235/5913; <mike.conley@t-online.de>




Dismantling the Statue of Liberty

By Michael Conley (29 July 2002)
mike.conley@t-online.de

Among the initial essays I entered into this website http://thecosmiccontext.de (Omit the customary www !), you will find one in the section, ?Current Affairs? entitle ?The Nature of American Society,? dated 26 November 2001. You may still peruse it there today ? or, in an other context, my statement on Terrorisim of 4 July 2002 in which I argue that the essential element in the so-called, current ?war? has been overlooked. But the earlier essay is essential germane here. I argued November last that the world is currently witness to the stepwise displacement of democratic institutions in the United States of America with authoritarian ones, repeating, in a sense, the transformation of the Roman state from a republic to an authoritarian empire under its first emperor, Gaius Octavius, who assumed the designation, Augustus.

I have had no reason since then to alter my judgement, rather the present incumbent in the office of president progressively reveals his intent; his marching plan becomes ever more discernable for those analytically inclined. I propose to offer my conclusions here for the critical evaluation of my reader, hoping my argument becomes so convincing that appropriate steps are promptly taken to hinder the ultimate outcome depicted. Let my deliberations, then, constitute, not a irrevocable, Delphic oracle, but rather a `self-emaciating prophesy? no longer relevant to the political scene.

I. GATHERING IN THE CHIPS

Let us examine the grand strategy of gathering in one interest group, faction, lobby or segment of the population after the other that has been in progress since the inauguration in 2001. This matter ? winning adherents -is a traditional preoccupation of American president, beginning even with George Washington time. After all, a politician?s first task is to get himself elected and his second task is to get himself re-elected. The current incumbent made a splash right from the beginning by reimbursing the American citizenry with a portion of their last annual taxes. That is so say, he paid them off for voting for him or, more accurately put, for not voting for Al Gore. But the current incumbent distinguishes himself by the radicalism with which he dispenses gifts and levels disfavors. He increasingly disregards the conventions of the last two centuries. His motto: Get them into the corral now, give them vested interests to comply, before events provoke second thoughts. A study of his tactics provides one with a running yardstick against which to adjudge the purpose behind them.

A readiness to understand `patriotism,? on the one hand, as obeisant submission to the momentary political line of the president and `treachery,? on the other hand, as synonymous with disagreement is slowly losing its apocalyptical weight, if however still easily identifiable. But the concept of terrorism as `protracted war? ? a phrase Mao Tse-tung employed ? correctly! ? in labelling his struggle against the Chinese Nationalists, persists unabatedly. In point of fact, contending with terrorism, is not `warfare,? but rather a `police action? as I have demonstrated elsewhere. Despite the logical of the situation, this misuse of the term, `war,? nevertheless persists as the background rustle, the premeditated and indispensable soundtrack underlying current Washington politics.

Permitting myself a brief discursion, let us note that even the Pentagon leadership, after its own fashion, now concedes to this fact. This became apparent when General Ralph Eberhart of the US Air Force, charged with the defense of the continental United States suggested that the POSSE COMITATUS ACT of 1878, part of legislation of the Reconstruction era following the Civil War should be modify - if not indeed rescinded!

With blinders adjusted to obscure the civil consequences of what he was saying, he determined that the law restricts the legal rights of the military to engage in domestic law enforcement. The occasion? Administration lawyers had determined that Bush would have violate Posse Comitatus if he had called up National Guard troops to help provide security at airports nationwide. He was obliged to ask state governors to use their call-up authority to perform the same task. (Eric Schmitt, The New York Times, 22 July 2002) But in assuming `police? functions, the Pentagon would not be `militarising? the police, but rather openly `policifying? the military! And therewith, back to the progressive amassment of clientele

We note the delay in the ratification of the international women?s bill of rights, the UN?s Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It was been derogated to the 17th place on the Senate?s waiting list, following Ashcroft?s assertion that the treaty ?needed more study.? He, among other, presumably feared that it might ?criminalize? Mother?s Day! So would the administration demonstrate it unanimity with the hairy chested misogynists it would attract to the camp.

The proscriptions contained within the constitution of the United States, rigorously disassociating the state from complicity in any form with organized religious still stand. Their gradual dismemberment to the end of winning the irrevocable allegiance of the `Religious Right? proceeds unabated. In the sense of Marvin Olasky, a recognized intellectual apologist for the American Right and the originator of the concept, ?Compassionate Conservatism,? we are witness to the increasing role of the churches in social welfare work. And in the recent voucher arrangement, denominational schools are, de facto, paid out - by the state! - to assume functions in the field of educational which are universally assigned to state institutions elsewhere in the western world. Christian fundamentalists in America, convinced that they enjoy the president?s conspiratorial support, envision a situation in which government withdraws from social and educational work, leaving the field to church charities or `faith-based' organizations that are to enjoy special tax privileges. The "entitlement revolution" would be rolled back.

Institutionalized Christianity would acquire an enormous increase in power over the lives of the citizenry. The expression, `the poor,? would gradually become an epithet referring to that element within the citizenry who resist submission to their ecclesiastical superiors are consequently excluded from their relief programs. Or to point out the parallels with the ancient past, uttering the phrase, "under God" would displace civic obligation of all who lived within the Roman Empire to sacrifice at the altar of the Roman emperor, in both cases, signs of patriotism. The term, `poor,? would become synonymous with the moniker, `sinner,? referring in both cases to the treacherous outcasts who, at the procurator?s wont, might well be crucified.

The parallel decision to cut off US financing for the UN Population Fund on the grounds that it supported Chinese government agencies that force women to have abortions is pure façade. Essential is George Dubja?s retention of the Religious Right. What they claim is determinative. The de facto situation is essentially irrelevant.

In this sense may one likewise adjudge the president?s gift of astronomical subventions to the Agro industry ? far removed from the upright peasant farmers often depicted - and the utterly unjustified tariff revisions upward for the steel mills. Add on the ?fast track? authority the president acquired from an ill-comprehending Congress in late July 2002. George Dubja?s clearly collared both business lobbyists and so-called free-trade advocates.

But the president?s refusal to accede to the UN plan designed to reinforce the 1989 convention against torture by establishing a system of regular inspections of prisons and detention centers worldwide must be added on. The justification: aliens would then be able to poke their faces into penal institutions, interested in particular with the treatment of the some 500 Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The rational is once again white wash. The genuine intent is to keep those imprisoned once the power takeover is consummated from the world-public?s eyes.

The rejection of the International Criminal Court in Den Haag is part of the same act, pure flattery for the swellheads across the board. That the United States joins the ranks of such states as Libya, North Korea and Iraq in the process is of no importance! Significant is success in enhancing the glee of the host of his viral, gun-totting supporters in their delight at the unblemished uniqueness of US Citizenship.

Moving on to the realm of International Affairs, one is struck by the president?s rejection of the Kyoto Treaty, setting upper limit on a nation?s emissions into the heavens and, further, with the president?s rapprochement with Russia. The purpose is clear. He would neutralize interference by his NATO allies by going over their heads. To mention but a single example, the clearly evident hostility from Berlin, Paris and elsewhere in Europe to the building of a U.S. national missile system, culminating in the scrapping of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty quickly abated once Putin nodded in agreement.

But to the external aspects of the current White House line belongs likewise the president?s curious toleration of Ariel Sharon?s brutality in Palestine.
ITEM: The preliminary results of a survey of malnutrition in Palestinian areas, conducted by John Hopkins University for the U.S. Agency for international Development, indicates that 30 percent of Palestinian children are suffering from chronic malnutrition and 21 percent from acute malnutrition (James Bennet, The New York Times, 27 July 02).

Vis-à-vis the Near East, Western Europe has its hands tied behind its back. Consider but for a moment what would happen if a joint French/German force, intent upon alleviating the sufferings of the Palestinians, appear off the Israel coast! If George Dubja surrenders upon the Palestinians to the benevolent hand of Sharon, then that?s the way the cookie crumbles. We just have to lump it!

And most recently we are confronted with TIPS (= Terrorism Information and Prevention System). TIPS figured in the president?s State of the Union speech, and again in Knoxville on April 8 when he said, "This is a program where truckers can report anything that might be suspicious." He added, "If people see anything suspicious, utility workers, you ought to report
it. This is a way to organize that which already happens in our communities on a daily basis and a way to make the homeland more secure and more prepared."

The Justice Department would provide reporting channels to truckers, train conductors, ship captains, utility employees and others who are ?regularly in the public? where ?they can spot anomalies ? things that are different? with ?a formal way to report suspicious terrorist activity.? Ashcroft scheduled a pilot run, based in ten cities, to begin in August 2002 while assuring the Senate during a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on 25. July that ?Operation TIPS, being developed in conjunction with a ?Citizen Corps,? will NOT be used to build up a new database. ?I?ve recommended that there be no database and I?ve been assured there won?t be one.? (AP, 26 July 2002)

As a German, that designation, `Citizen Corps? which Ashcroft mentioned in passing instantly call to mind the `HJ,? the ?Hitler Jugend,? an affiliate of the Nazi Party, intent upon corralling the German youth of the 1930s. I shudder! But irrespective of how one understands that term, one must fear that Ashcroft is fibbing. The assertion is, in terms of the goal set, not credible. Would Ashcroft being suggesting that the rumours collected should simply be thrown away or that the centers receiving the program?s daily reports will run them through a shedder the following day?

ITEM: A Secret Service agent in Detroit was placed on leave on 25 July after admitting that he scrawled anti-Islamic statements on a prayer calendar as he searched the Dearborn home of a man charged with smuggling bogus checks into the United States. The agent was not identified. (Adam Clymer, The New York Times, July 26, 2002.)

The new scheme actually is intended to broaden out the intelligence base which Google and its siblings have nolons volens created in the course of the last decades. Jonathan Zittrain, director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, is very much to the point when he asserted, ?Many people assume they are a needle in a haystack, simply a face in the crowd. But the minute someone takes an interest in you, the search tool is what allows the rest of the crowd to dissolve.? (Jennifer 8.Lee, The New York Times, 26 July 02) If he was exaggerating at all, when he uttered these words, then Ashcroft?s TIPS will fill out the blank space still existing, the homes not integrated into the Internet.

Mr. Barr called TIPS a "snitch system," saying, "A formal program, organized, paid for and maintained by our own federal government to recruit Americans to spy on fellow Americans, smacks of the very type of fascist or Communist government we fought so hard to eradicate in other
countries in decades past." And for Mr. Leahy TIPS offered a homegrown example of excess today. "In 1917, the Justice Department formed the American Protective League, who had volunteers to report on people who might criticize their government," he said. "Sometimes they would turn into vigilante groups that raided newspaper offices, actually tarred and feathered some people." (Adam Clymer, The New York Times, July 26, 2002.)

But in other respects as well, the intransigent of the U.S. Justice Department makes itself increasingly apparent. Consider the 46-page position paper filing with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond Virginia on 19 June 02. It declared that prisoners categorized as "enemy combatants" have 1) no right to a lawyer, and 2) may be held indefinitely. Civilian courts have no standing to intervene. Further: (inter alia) "There is no right under the laws and customs of war for an enemy combatant to meet with counsel concerning his detention, much less to meet with counsel in private, without military authorities present." For the moment, the determination applies to the Louisiana-born Yaser Esam Hamdi, 21, captured with Taliban forces and currently being held in a navy brig in Norfolk, Virginia, and to the Brooklyn, New York-born Jose Padilla, alias Abdullah al Muhajir.

"This is really an astounding assertion of authority," said David Cole, a Georgetown University Law Professor. Frank Dunham jr., the federal public defender who provoked the ruling by attempting to defend Hamdi and who was given a deadline of three days to respond, said, "It is scarier than the dirty bomb. Now the government can label somebody something and then throw the key away forever." (Tom Jackman & Dan Eggen, The Washington Post, 21. June 02.)

For the resident alien and the tourist from elsewhere in the world, the writ of habeus corpus no long exists as a self-evident right today. It would be but a slight additional step to extend the recently acquired practice to bona fide US citizen. Consider the protestors against the seizure of power in Minnesota, Vermont, and Arizona etc. Might they not, to use George Dubja?s words, likewise be "taken off the street"?

And then one lands at the crux of the matter: `The Department of Homeland Security? and the trenchant urgency with which the president seeks to win the formal legislative approval of the House of Representatives and the Senate before their traditional summer recess. His energetic involvement suggests that the president is concerned, not so much with the welfare of ?the American people,? a phrase he never tires of reiterating, but with a flowchart of interdependent, indispensable steps, which must be in place as soon as possible if he and his acolytes are to achieve their calamitous goal

?A time of ?war,? he declared, ?is the wrong time to weaken the president?s ability to protect the American people. [The emperor Augustus likewise declared that he was protecting Rome?s citizenry and, indeed, `preserving
Thursday, October 3rd 2002 - 04:30:59 AM
Name: Thomas
E-mail address: Thomas@private-krankenversicherung-links..de
Homepage URL: http://www.private-krankenversicherung-links.de
Comments:Just happened to be in the area and thought I'd sign the guestbook...:-) 'Óï
Sunday, August 25th 2002 - 07:24:09 PM
Name: Rashida Masood
E-mail address: rashidamasood91@yahoo.com
Comments:I think your website is excellent. On Sunday 18th August, Ms. Roy visited Karachi on a trip to Pakistan. She was warmly welcomed by thousands. On Aug. 18th I was one of the some 2 thousand who gave her a standing ovation. I was extremely impressed by her courage - when all the Americans and Europeans are running away like rats - here is an Indian who dares to come to the "enemy country". She spoke well, was her eloquent and gentle self..
I would like to suggest that you add something about her trip to Pakistan on your website and generally update the content. Thank you
Friday, August 23rd 2002 - 02:15:29 AM
Name: Steve Glickman
E-mail address: SteveG@Pali.Ca
Homepage URL: http://FairChoice.org
Comments:The corporate greed and irresponsibility we are currently witnessing by WorldCom, Enron, Global Crossing, Haliburton and others is only the symptom of a much larger problem that affects all of us - a disintegration of the line separating economic power from political power. It is this absolute power that corrupts; and government only seems willing to provide band-aid solutions and cover-ups.

Please take a look at the enclosed op-ed piece announcing a new philosophy promoted by the Fair Choice Party. I believe it addresses the core issue concerning corporate domination and provides a desperately needed answer to how we can fairly and justly separate this destructive bond between greed and control. The FCP promotes the idea of giving larger votes to poorer people; and as you might guess it's rapidly gaining attention in the media and with the general public here in North America and around the world. Many sensible readers will recognize that with this innovation it's now possible to be both powerful and revolutionary, without calling for the downfall of either capitalism or democracy. In fact, we believe that with such a system in place the result would be far more robust capitalism and democracy!

If you find these ideas as intriguing as many others have, feel contact me at 604-646-0560 or at SteveG@FairChoice.org. Thank you for your consideration.


Best regards,



Steve Glickman
President
Fair Choice Party

Enclosures: Op-Ed Piece. Press Release.



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Turning Poverty into Political Power - More Votes for the Poor!


Vancouver, Canada. - July 25, 2002 - A new national political party is emerging in Canada committed to giving more power to votes cast by the poor. The Fair Choice Party, or FCP, founded by Steve Glickman was designed to decrease the disparity of political influence between the wealthy elite and the vulnerable poorer majority by giving the poor a weighted vote.

"The FCP is out to change the world; without dismantling our government or economic structures. Our goal is to permit the necessary reforms and gradually shift politics from within so that everybody gets a more equal say in who should lead." It is a "gentle revolution" designed to help the poor gain equality and opportunity through a new and innovative political process.

Glickman adds, "When we say 'power to the people' we mean it. We're not trying to be the spokespeople on their behalf, but rather give them a very real method to have their voices heard." This new political alternative remains adaptive and has no rigid agendas or fixed political platforms - however, at the forefront of the movement are the goals of establishing environmental integrity, a sustainable economy, and a newfound respect for the democratic system.

"The challenge is that the poor are the least vocal, least organized, least observed, and least interested in politics. They feel that the government doesn't want to hear what they have to say, so they have no interest in participating in the voting process. Instead, what we are witnessing nowadays is an expression of frustration through violent and destructive means." The FCP attempts to reverse this trend by empowering the poor politically and helping them make a difference constructively and non-violently. This vote scaling idea proposed seems to be the only viable way to permit the principles of democracy, capitalism, activism, and globalization to live side-by-side in harmony.

With the increasing percentage of the wealth and power being held by fewer people, the poor are more disenfranchised now than any other time in history. The FCP is a practical vehicle for them to rise up, take back their power, and be counted. Glickman concludes, "Drastic situations sometimes call for new and provocative measures. There's been enough finger pointing and blame, it's time to find a way for each of us to look inwards and make small sacrifices so that we can all share and benefit together. Historically, this is how we have evolved and prospered. If we do nothing, the widening gulf between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' is certain to lead us into chaos."

To learn more about this refreshingly ethical political party, visit www.FairChoice.org or contact Steve Glickman at 604-646-0560 or SteveG@FairChoice.org. A video and book explaining this movement in more detail is available on the website for a small donation.

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Op-Ed Piece

The Fair Choice Party Provides a Radical Solution.


Life is not fair, the old adage goes; but the Fair Choice Party says it can be - easily, openly, and immediately.

Mankind's history has been a long a march from brutality and oppression to enlightenment and freedom. The past three millennia have seen a transition from the brutish "survival of the fittest" to a more enlightened "all people are created equal." Feudalism replaced barbarism. Kingdoms replaced feudalism. Nation-states replaced kingdoms. By turns; dictatorships, communism, socialism, and democracy have replaced royalty.

But the common denominator of this transition - so far - has been the fact that political power and economic power continue to be inextricably woven together. Arabian monarchs still have political and economic control. In China, communists maintain total control. Mafia-like tyrants rule much of the rest of the Third World.

Even in democracies like Canada and the United States, those with economic power also yield the political power - the ruling elite who run the corporations from their high towers. Meanwhile, the common person - be they laborer, student, farmer, blue collar, or white collar; effectively have neither.

Until now.

The Fair Choice Party is a new emerging political party, which proposes a way for the march of human history to take its next big step towards freedom. The FCP proposes a "gentle revolution" which continues to embrace capitalism and democracy while splitting the historic marriage of economic and political power. How? Simply put, you can seek wealth and insulation, or participation and responsibility, but you cannot continue to have absolute control over both. The Fair Choice Party proposes to scale vote size inversely to wealth; so that the less you have the more vote you get, and the more you have the less of a vote you get.

While sounding radical, this idea is not that far fetched. It is similar to the redistribution of power that occurred in ancient Greece, or with the abolition of slavery, or the inclusion of women in the voting process, or the drafting of the Magna Carta, or the Bill of Rights. Nowadays, we see the information that controls everything in the hands of big business, while for the rest of us it's just a giant competition fed by petroleum. We need to find a way to use our technology to once again establish equality - that's the innovation of the FCP.

The implications of the Fair Choice Party are staggering. Some people react without thought, simply dismissing the idea; but lets take a minute to examine what the consequences would be. For example, sweatshop workers would obtain the political power they need to develop opportunities and improve their working conditions. Crime and drug infested communities now have an opportunity to clean-up their cities and neighborhoods themselves. The environment would be better protected and stewardship would prevail. Products would become more efficient, last longer, be safer, and cheaper. The result, to the analytical mind, would be increased production, increased participation, increased quality of life, and increased security.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the FCP is that with the poorer people better able to manage themselves through an efficient government, they can rid themselves of dependency and stagnation - which ought to lower taxes for all of us. The tradeoff for redistributing political power this way is not only avoiding the lost profits, lost businesses, and shattered lives of oppression and bloodshed; but also keeping and assisting our economic position. In a feasible and practical way, the FCP offers an epoch in social evolution where by once again learning to share we see a better quality of life for all. All the while keeping the nurturing engines of capitalism and free elections intact, even accented, in their place in society.

The FCP has found a way to share our power and our wealth that is effective and practical, and not just theoretical. Everyone agrees that we need some kind of good governance to prosper. Anarchy is quietly destroying many forgotten nations, while dictatorships feed on themselves until their economy ends in ruins. Communism promised power to the masses but brought only terror and unfettered control in the hands of a party elite. Socialism promised economic power to the poor and middle class but only delivered bureaucracy and loss of innovation. The FCP vote-scaling idea seems perfectly designed to resist all these different kinds of corruption.

Human advancement does not come without controversy or difficulty. Socrates was executed for questioning his society's tenets. Galileo was scoffed at about his theories of the solar system. Einstein was just a clerk when he devised his theory of relativity. A bunch of traitors to the British Crown signed the Declaration of Independence. A skinny man in a white robe finally broke through to the conscience of the British Empire and founded modern India.

So, to some, the Fair Choice Party may look like a radical, even dangerous idea - but really, what are our alternatives? In the short term, the injection of confidence and optimism into the masses would be a welcome relief to the dire mindset prevailing. In the long term, the FCP can be a means of stability, allowing all people of all classes and all nations to co-exist and cooperate. It could only be a matter of time before the poorer people unite and place the FCP in our political model - are we ready?

For more information about the Fair Choice Party, visit www.FairChoice.org.
Wednesday, August 21st 2002 - 10:58:12 AM
Name: Deianira Iskandar
E-mail address: dei_iskandar@hotmail.com
Comments:I like THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS a lot--never ever have i read such a gregarious book written by an asian woman before. I like it so much i spent full five minutes crying like a baby at the final chapter. That is an eloquent, dark and sticky but illuminating book, which i fully don't understand why they should call it "vulgar"--many things in our world is much more vulgar than that and nobody comments--i feel that without the final chapter THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS would be limping. I found nothing that could be called "vulgar"--for me it's nothing but a deep, sticky-sweet soy-like picture of how love could affect two people--and not to mention the spirit of freedom and egalitarianism which are softly but firmly strewn all over the pages of THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS and thus make it so rich one couldn't put the book down before finishing the final page.
Wednesday, August 7th 2002 - 08:17:18 PM
Name: Hilary Shouldeen
E-mail address: shouldeen@hotmail.com
Comments:Very nice website. My husband and I both like Ms. Roy's work. We think that she very sensitive to the problems that exist in the world today and is able to express the opinions of most, especially with regards to the US/Afghanistan issue.
Wednesday, August 7th 2002 - 12:19:17 PM
Name: Richard Weintz
E-mail address: RWeintz@t-online.de
Comments:Brave Arundhati Roy, please continue in your way, I adore you.
Wednesday, July 31st 2002 - 12:18:42 PM
Name: ish
E-mail address: ish717@yahoo.com
Comments:hi
i am ish from india i am looking for email address of Ms Arundati Roy If anyone has it i 'ld request it to kindly mail it to me coz i need it for a very urgent and important purpose
Pls help me out if u can its very urget
Thanking yu

Ish
Sunday, June 9th 2002 - 05:39:05 AM
Name: Shilpa
E-mail address: deshu@lycos.com
Comments:Does Arundhati have the same approach towards the wrong done by her as regards the environment as she has against the Govt of India. She and her husband have cut down forest land to build themselves a cosy home in the forests of MP. I guess that doesnot harm the environment, because the house it built by Arundhati - The Great Crusader. Environment be Damned. People should be thankful that she deemed it fit to live there and the Govt of India should be happy that she still wants to live in India.
A Crusader is a true one when he applies the same rules to himself as he does to others and not a fake like Arundhati. Anyone can shout from the rooftops when their stomach is full and mind is rested .
Tuesday, April 30th 2002 - 09:53:31 PM
Name: shibu
E-mail address: beauty_of_mind@hotmail.com
Comments:hi arundhadi

i read ur book....thats nice...i wish to see u directly...can u come there....where u now....reply me...
Saturday, April 13th 2002 - 05:58:57 AM
Name: rafik moosa
E-mail address: rafik34@hotmail.com
Comments:sir
on the 2nd page of the chapter "the madras mail" of "the gods of small things"
we come accross the line "only that once again they broke the love laws"
please can you explain
thanks
rafik mooosa
Monday, March 18th 2002 - 04:41:32 PM
Name: guy chichester
E-mail address: guy_chi@msn.com
Comments:Ms Roy's message, her activism,her courage and commitment, are characteristic of the evolving world citizen. The joy of her loving expressions of soul and mind is the reward of redemption and a worthy example for a redemption hungry world.Forget do well by doing good, Roy shows that we can walk on water by doing good.Follow Roy save the planet.
Saturday, March 9th 2002 - 07:46:22 AM
Name: Vijay Tippareddy
E-mail address: vijay_tippareddy@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://N/A
Comments:I liked the book "God of Small Things". I liked the way the author dealt with the characters in it, they sounded very real and the way she subtly assaulted the decrepit indian society surfacing the age-old caste politics. However, I am not impressed by her article on Afghanistan, I dont agree with her on issues related to US agression. I believe it is essential there exists a super power using deterrents for the less developed and irrational parts of the world. Its an act justifying survival of the fittest. I dont think she noticed the positive ramifications which flowed from US agression all around the world. To name a few it has helped in bringing the world neared to freedom of thought, speech and more rights to individuals than a collectivistic society could do.
I expect more books of the same kind (dealing with the disguised India) from Arundhati Roy.
Thursday, March 7th 2002 - 01:34:27 PM
Name: Jenifer
E-mail address: jenkw@yahoo.com
Comments:I was able to catch the tailend of an empowering radio braodcasted speech on my way home from work. I was entranced, to the point that I actually sat in my car to hear the closing for quite some time. The words brought me back to my passion I began to cultivate at college and since blocked out. This reminds me of being on campus and having the feelings that I am going to one day make a difference in this world. The words were again passionate and also inspiring. I will be buying the book-- and will continue to cultivate my own wisdom. It seems that my toughts have taken hiatus-- so fucused on other things in my life- forgetting that world politics is at my core as well. I set the stadndard to some day work with my passion, however for now, I have to continue to stay informed. It is too easy to ignore the truthes of our world.
Thank you.
Tuesday, January 29th 2002 - 01:57:12 PM
Name: Jenifer McKitrick
E-mail address: jenomatic@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: http://jenomatic.com
Comments:Thanks for a lovely and informative website. Best of luck to you in all future endeavors.

Monday, January 14th 2002 - 11:08:15 AM
Name: Shanker Nair
E-mail address: ladsonline@hotmail.com
Comments:well,this is really an experience and KUDOS to what ever.

Amazing,,,,,,nevertheless good work.....

Chao for now.I'll come back
Sunday, January 6th 2002 - 02:31:54 AM
Name: Oriol Sallent
E-mail address: oriolsallent@terra.es
Comments:All my congratulations to A. Roy.
I would like to encourage her to keep her voice high for the no-home people.

I just admire her

Oriol
Sunday, December 9th 2001 - 09:01:09 AM
Name: Deepak mishra
E-mail address: -
Homepage URL: http://-
Comments:i am a advance engineering books writer and so far completed 12 books ...most complicated and intricate one.... i want to bag international prizes as u ....Grand France and so on....with needful collobrations with Pankaj mishra ....please send me Pankaj Mishra ji's E mail address to me.
i also don't keep E mail address with me as u .... hence reply to this e mail address and the information shall be syphoned to me always yours with best wishes ...
deepak mishra
my residential address - Engr. Deepak mishra BE , MIE Chartered Engr, Mridu kishore Colony City - Mandla State - mp Pin - 481661 India
i do not have a phone as well ....Reasons are simple ....Running Bankrupts . Fine . Eh !
Thursday, November 22nd 2001 - 12:12:08 AM
Name: K.K.Kumaroo
E-mail address: kk@kumaroo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.kumaroo.com
Comments:Without question, Roy's unique style of story telling is what attracted me most.

Apart from her acclaimed novel, Roy's assertive and explosive dissection of current events made her a 'fellow-traveller' of the road that I wandered very often.

KK
Friday, November 16th 2001 - 09:14:30 PM
Name: j
Comments:Regarding her Guardian Article:

Ms. Roy has a lot to be grateful for. I am not a big fan of government but what can America do but use the standard rhetoric of politicians to motivate the masses. Yes America has many faults but we have the most freedom of any country in the world.

Here is a quote from her you posted:
"A lot of the atmosphere in "God of Small Things" is based on my experiences of what it was like to grow up in Kerala. Most interestingly, it was the only place in the world where religions coincide, there's Christianity, Hinduism, Marxism and Islam and they all live together and rub each other down. When I grew up it was the Marxism that was very strong, it was like the revolution was coming next week. I was aware of the different cultures when I was growing up and I'm still aware of them now. When you see all the competing beliefs against the same background you realise how they all wear each other down. To me, I couldn't think of a better location for a book about human beings."

She needs to get out more. I can think of a better location, New York City. I am an Ecuadorian and have been here since I was five. I live in NJ and believe me I have been exposed to an extremely diverse array of cultures--wide variety of political perspectives. Basically, I am of no religious or political denomination and have a great distrust of government and racist--particularly white ones.

I live in a corporate world but yet have a great distaste for what corporations have done all over the world. But the world is ruled by cartels and they are of all cultural denominations. It has nothing to do with America. It has to do with Power and Greed--and the placation of the commond folk through religion economics and caste systems. And whereas in the old days, they would kill those that dissent/are different, nowadays they are jailed--so we are improving, albeit slightly.

One thing I do agree with in her article is that it was the US's fault for the bombing of the WTC, to a point--lack of immigration oversight. And the CIA should have killed Usama when they had the chance but due to 'political reasons' did not back in 1998.

Finally, there is a lot of misery in the world and a world government would solve most of the hunger-poverty in the world. But we would have to kill a lot of people along the way who cannot deal with diversity--Al Qaeda?, Hamas, Hezbollah, Right Wingers all over the World, Nazis, KKK, Drug Dealers, etc.

However, it will be a long time before and probably not in our lifetime before the world community realizes our common humanity is more important than anything else--color, economic stature, republic, religion, etc. A world catastrophe may be the only way to change our ways...

j
Thursday, November 15th 2001 - 09:04:42 AM
Name: Michael Kalmbach
E-mail address: MiKalmbach@t-online.de
Comments:today i read an article in the german magazine "der Spiegel" by arundhati roy about the war in afganistan and i was very touched by her writing. i would like to contact her by e-mail. is that possible?
Thursday, November 1st 2001 - 10:35:52 AM
Name: Carol Ericsson
E-mail address: CErics8499@aol.com
Comments:I have just been introduced to Arundhati Roy though an article she wrote for the Guardian, an article which was sent to me. I thought it a very persuasive piece and plan to read more of her writings.

CE
Wednesday, October 24th 2001 - 03:33:47 AM
Name: Colbert Kechen
E-mail address: colbertk@lawyer.com
Comments:Here's an email I sent to "paulreveresociety@yahoo.com"
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I hope you had a chance to read this crap (see below). Could you please ask your listeners to find and publish this loser's Name, Phone, and Address. Like Ms. Traschen of UMASS, I'd love this bitch to learn there is a price for her freedom to speak as she wishes.
Sincerely,
Colbert Kechen
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From Saturday's " http://www.msnbc.com/news/645002.asp" web page:

Insult and injury in Afghanistan
America’s ill-conceived war on terror

By Arundhati Roy
SPECIAL TO MSNBC.COM


NEW DELHI, Oct. 20 — As darkness deepened over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, the U.S. government, backed by the International Coalition Against Terror (the new, amenable surrogate for the United Nations), launched air strikes against Afghanistan. TV channels lingered on computer-animated images of cruise missiles, stealth bombers, tomahawks, ‘bunker-busting’ missiles and Mark 82 high-drag bombs.

etc.... you know the rest of this piece of shit article, because you're the cunt who wrote it.
Saturday, October 20th 2001 - 05:54:51 PM
Name: Lothar Miethe
E-mail address: lomiet@web.de
Comments:DearMrs. Roy!

Thank you for the letter you wrote about the background on the incindent of the 11. of september. To me and many of my friends this was a great help to see this alter viewpoint

Lothar Miethe
Sunday, October 14th 2001 - 01:39:55 AM
Name: Dr. Viktor Musakhanyan
E-mail address: victor@freenet.am
Comments:Afrer listening yesterda Arundhatis interview with BBC I was so astonished, that all what she said was similar to what I said to my students: Indians, Armenians and Syrians... 12 houres I am searching Internet for @ addres, alas! and dispite your forbid, nevertheless, send her my Hellow
I delighted by this young woman,
She is wonderful,
Sincerely
Viktor
P.S. Your page is OK!
V
Thursday, October 11th 2001 - 08:12:31 AM
Name: Kriton Giokas
E-mail address: notirk@aol.com
Comments:Having read the article "The Algebra of Infinite Justice" published in the London Guardian and I was impressed.
A whole history book in just 3 pages. Congratulations to the author Ms. Roy.

Best regards,
Kriton Giokas
New York City
Thursday, October 4th 2001 - 10:38:38 AM
Name: Dr.Kanam Sankara Pillai MS.DGO
E-mail address: dr.kanam@vsnl.com
Homepage URL: http://expage.com/kasp
Comments:Good.Kindly visit me
Dr.Kanam
Wednesday, September 12th 2001 - 03:52:51 PM
Name: Yogendra
E-mail address: ychechi@rediffmail.com
Comments:I am a fan of arundhati roy and i want her mail id so thati can communicate with her through this medium.
Friday, August 31st 2001 - 02:51:06 AM
Name: Kunjethy
E-mail address: geormena@md3.vsnl.net.in
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/peoples/palayoor.html
Comments:As mentioned in an earlier letter from Prof. George Menachery, here are some more sites on Kerala's Thomas Christians or Syrian Christians, for a better understanding og the well known work by Arundhathi. She has been an ambassador for GOD's OWN COUNTRY. Awaiting her next book, and seeking info on her books other than God of Small Things.
-Kunjethy
Here are some sites:
Describes research reference books resources 1.St.Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India Vols. I & II, Thomapedia,Indian Church History Classics Vol.I The Nazranies with prices, order info, descriptions...
http://www.webspawner.com/users/kochouseph/index.html
http://www.webspawner.com/users/kunjuvareed/index.html
http://www.webspawner.com/users/kunjethy/index.html
http://www.webspawner.com/users/christianindiabooks/index.html
http://kunjethy.tripod.com/MenacheryPapers/
http://kunjethy.tripod.com/MenacheryPapers/id7.html
http://kunjethy.tripod.com/MenacheryPapers/id3.html
http://crossman2.tripod.com/encyclopaediaollur
http://Crossman2.tripod.com/INDIAsaras
http://education.vsnl.com/thomapedia
http://members.rediff.com/kunjethy/thrissur.htm
http://members.rediff.com/kunjethy/vatican.htm
http://www.archdioceseoftrichur.org
http://www.indianchristianity.com
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/STCEI.htm
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/ICHC.htm
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/world_recognition.htm
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/profile.htm
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/NewsDigest.htm
http://www.indianchristianity.com/html/Books.htm
Friday, August 31st 2001 - 01:38:45 AM
Name: Parvathi
Homepage URL: http://communities.msn.com/MalayalamCinema
Comments:Check out at:

http://communities.msn.com/MalayalamCinema

Monday, August 27th 2001 - 08:35:19 PM
Name: Nadine Adonis
E-mail address: adonisnadine@hotmail.com
Comments:I love the web site! So many good things to see.
Thursday, August 23rd 2001 - 03:04:20 AM
Name: john tyrell
E-mail address: jpt1@student.cs.ucc.ie
Comments:i thinh arundhati roy is a shag and a half,oh and that book she wrote is good but a bit sad.
Thursday, June 21st 2001 - 06:30:01 AM
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Homepage URL: http://www.holy-secrets.com
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Wednesday, June 13th 2001 - 08:58:15 PM
Name: George
E-mail address: helicon200@hotmail.com
Comments:Dear Seby

I came across this site by accident. Arundhati Roy must be commented for having written such a novel which took Kerala by storm. Having questioned the ethos and dogmas of the Syrian Christian community I must admit that she has the moral courage and fibre to relook at a "regime" in all malayalees have been brought up in.

Like her, I am also from a Syrian Christian community having born and brought up in Singapore and educated in the UK and continues to be a rebel in the community though this is well within the confines of the law here. But I must admit that India specially Kerala continues mystifies me especially with her charm,language & tradition.

I would like to also have the email address of Arundhati Roy if that is possible. I must end by saying this is indeed a wonderful site- a job well done. Look forward to your reply.

V George
Wednesday, May 23rd 2001 - 12:48:49 AM
Name: Elizabeth Schlaifer
E-mail address: eschlaifer@macalester.edu
Comments:Thank you for creating this site. After reading this book,
I feel I have gained so much internal strength and insight
in my perception of the world. She is an exceptionally
gifted writer and I hope to see her evolution as a creator
of "small things". Do you know if she will be touring
anytime in the future?
Thursday, May 3rd 2001 - 03:06:59 AM
Name: vidhya
E-mail address: vidhya_das@rediffmail.com
Comments:your site on Arundhati ROy is impressive and informative.
It was specially interesting to have insights into her
childhood from it.

i am part of an organisation: Agragamee, and we are keen to
get in touch with her to take up the issue of displacement
and los of land and livelihoods of tribal communities in
Rayagada in Orissa becuase of Mining companies. their
insistence has resulted in a police firing on tribal people
in a remote tribal village in this district on Dec. 16th,
last, resulting in the death of three people.

i have already written to you about this, and requested you
for her e-mail ID. I am requesting you once again for this
contact. Please help us out.

with best regards,

Vidhya
Friday, April 27th 2001 - 05:24:36 PM
Name: shajimon
E-mail address: shajimonep@yahoo.com
Comments:Excellent...!!
Monday, March 26th 2001 - 07:16:23 AM
Name: satheesh
E-mail address: satheesh.ram@sify.com
Comments:great work Mr seby
I like to talk to Arundati roy
would u help me
Monday, February 26th 2001 - 02:45:51 AM
Name: S.Jeyasankar
E-mail address: sjeyasankar@yahoo.com
Comments:Dear Friend,
Greetings from Batticaloa.
I'm very proud of a writer who expand her as an activist
and working for the people of the voiceless.I'm working on
this issue in Thamil and took Arundathy as my examble.
The writing of Ramachandra Guha is not a strange think
because we have to face a very powerful lot like him.
The success of the struggle against Globalisation and
Privatization depends how we expose these powerful lot to
the people whom do they think 'intellectuals and artists.'

S.Jeyasankar
Dramatist and Theatre Activist
(Lecturer,Drama and Theatre Arts,
Eastern University SriLank,Batticaloa(E.P.)
SriLanka.)
Tuesday, January 23rd 2001 - 08:43:36 PM
Name: Raviraj
E-mail address: yanraviraj@yahoo.com
Comments:Please send me Arundhathi Roy's Address to communicate ...
Thanking you
Saturday, January 20th 2001 - 11:40:47 PM
Name: anand
E-mail address: yetee@emirates.net .ae
Homepage URL: http://emirates internet
Comments:Dear Maam,
In recent times you have plunged into
environmental activism.It is fashion for most of the elite
in India and the world over.I am not surprised.But you are
treating the symptoms only.The true malady is our
population.Once we arrest our population growth everthing
else including the pressure on environment will set itself
right.There are hardly any activists for this cause.
. with regards
Sunday, November 26th 2000 - 10:39:37 PM
Name: abhilash s
E-mail address: abhy_sree@yahoo.com
Comments: dear seby,
it's a wonderful site you've created.
please do me a favor. get me the e mail add. of A.ROY.
i would be extremely grateful.i'm crazy about her...please.
Thursday, October 19th 2000 - 08:52:15 PM
Name: Richard E. Rosol
E-mail address: rerosol@ix.netcom.com
Comments:Lovely page: nice comments on Roy, as well as a fine picture
album. As an English professor
with a relatively new--but highly
enthusiastic--interest in Indian literature, I find Roy's
work compelling. I
love her playfulness and inventiveness
with language; it reminds me of Rushdie at times. Her
descriptions
and her character development are
masterful. I can't wait to read her next work. Cheers
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 05:25:17 PM
Name: Balaji Srinivasan
E-mail address: balajis@leland.stanford.edu
Comments:I thought the site was great. In particular, the political
articles by Roy were outstanding, though
I'm not sure that I completely agree with
her on the dam issue. As I am an Indian-American, I don't
pretend to be that knowledgeable about the
issue, so I can't say that I have come to a 'conclusion',
per se,
but it seems as if she is being kind of a
Luddite (though her concerns for the displaced are valid,
are they
supposed to keep living the life of the
noble savage?). I am going to read more about the dam, and
maybe
my opinion will change as I learn more. In
any case, excellent site.
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 05:24:13 PM
Name: Charley Abraham
E-mail address: cabraham@lehman.com
Comments:As a Christian, a Keralite, and an NRI, my feelings toward
"The God of Small Things" are
mixed, intense, and contradictory. Her
writing is powerful; her words are rich and evocative beyond
measure. To deny artistic merit to Roy's
work (on the basis of political, social, and religious
difference)
would be akin to denying a sexually
explicit temple sculpture its due as a fine form of artistic
expression.
But how to suppress the sense of outrage
at the vulgarity - the pedophilia, the incest, the
promiscuity, the
adultery, and the mind-numbing violence
that so permeate the story? The art is beautiful, but how to
compartmentalize the admiration from the
disapproval toward the violence - of words, of thoughts, of
emotions - that Ms. Roy is capable of and
are so graphically portrayed in her work? I would like to
think
that this, our goddess of Ayemenem, is too
intelligent to settle for the cliche that to be honest, one
must be
violent and graphic. As someone who deeply
admires Ms. Roy's tremendous gift with words, I hope
someday she'd be able to articulate the
ecstasies of virtue with the same ardor and passion with
which she
soaks up the fallen human condition. It
would be so tragic if a mind so able, a pen so supple, and
eyes and
ears so sensitive to the sorrows and hurts
and hopes and dreams of
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 05:20:09 PM
Name: Srinath Jayaram
E-mail address: srinathj77@hotmail.com
Comments:ts nice to see that there is someone as much in love with
this book as me. The God of Small
things has a timeless lyrical beauty that
is rare to come by. Thanks for putting this site up. I'm
sure its
going to be an inspiration for the
hundreds who'll visit.
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 05:18:48 PM
Name: Dave Piepkorn
E-mail address: dpiepkorn@networkfob.com
Comments:Via the internet, in a chat room, an individual typing under
the pseudonym
Countess_Svetlana_Arkanova, declaring to
live in India, asked "Has anyone here read The God of Small
Things?" Finding the Title seductive. .
attractive, appealing. . I inquired as to the opening
passage, which
she. . Thesaurus teaches me the word for
which I was straining my intellect, the word be importunate,
I
found the Title importunate. . which she
graciously typed for me. Now, the Countess typed for me her
email address before losing her telephone
connection, readying for such an catastophe. I have since
purchased the book, and am enjoying it
very much. Inspired to exhibit my gratitude for her literary
counsel, I tried to email the Countess,
but failed. I have been unable, also, to find her email
address or any
indication of her existence anywhere
since. So I here place my letter to
Countess_Svetlana_Arkanova, that
I may have the feeling someone has
possibly, though vicariously, accepted my thanks: Thursday
April 15,
1999 Hello: You have previously notified
me of the existence of such book, The God of Small Things.
You kindly transcribed it's opening
passages for me in the Books and Literature section of the
Arts and
Entertainment portion of the Yahoo! Chat
area on the Internet. Yesterday, I took time to visit the
book
store. After inquiring about the Title's
location (or it's existence in the store,) I did find it,
and began to read
it. I then bought it, brought it home, and
last night I read 'till late, finding the prose delightful,
the insights
surprising, and the humor enormous. I have
been alooking work of this ilk for ages. I am currently a
certain ways into the pages as I re-read
passages striking me funny, or requiring more than my usual
attention. I have found references that I
don't understand, which I attribute to cultural differences.
I know
some of these references will be revealed
me in later pages as I have noticed the Author often shows
first
and explains later, which tickles me.
However, if at last I find some of these mysterious
references beyond
my understanding, I ask your permission to
inquire of you definitions or explanations of terms,
concepts,
and phrases on a periodic basis. I would
be deeply grateful to you. Please accept my thanks for
pointing
me in the direction of this fine example
of Indian literature. Respectfully, David p.s. You asked me
that
day whom I loved. Above all, I love my
daughter, Karah Joyi
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 05:16:03 PM
Name: Susan
E-mail address: bangarru@satyam.net.in
Comments:Dear Seby

I was musing tonight over a rum and coke over who is out
there in the universe that I would like to communicate
with - so I decided to log onto the net, and prayed to my
guru sai baba to find me someone OUT_THERE with a
sympathetic mind like mine - somehow, I found Arundhati
Roy. I bought her book at a duty free store in Chennai on
the way to Singapore to renew my Visa - I haven't read it
yet. I'm an Australian living in India - I've seen Bandit
Queen and felt that it was exploitive also...I'd like to
email Arundhati directly - her first name is almost the
same as mine, although now I call myself Kali sometimes..
I'm a Christian too, but have always felt my spiritual home
was in Kerala. Last time I went to see Sai Baba was for
Onam - I'm also a pop Hindu. Any chance of an introduction?

Sai Ram

Susan
Thursday, October 12th 2000 - 09:48:11 AM
Name: Rajesh Kambrath
E-mail address: rajlinda@yahoo.fr
Comments:The god of small things is the first written by A.Roy that
I have read.It was difficult to get a copy here in
France.Liked it very much.Would love to have her address if
you have it?
Wednesday, September 27th 2000 - 09:25:45 AM
Name: Prof. George Menachery
E-mail address: geormena@md3.vsnl.net.in
Homepage URL: http://www.indianchristianity.com
Comments:Many of those who have read Ms. Roy's award winning GOD OF
SMALL THINGS , esp. from the UK and the USA have asked me
about the community of Syrian Christians in the background
of this work. For their information a few sites are
mentioned below. A better understanding of this small
community , but ancient community of Christians in Kerala,
with their own peculiar customs and traditions will add to
the pleasure in reading the God of Small things. At least
that is what some of its readers think. So here are the
sites mentioned, for what it is worth:
http://www.indianchristianity.com
http://hotyellow98.com/kunjethy/p4.html
http://education.vsnl.com/thomapedia
Sunday, September 24th 2000 - 06:37:33 PM
Name: reddy
E-mail address: umaavva@yahoo.com
Comments:I got to read your book when it first came out. I must it
is rather well written. andd the treatment of children
expressed in your book is so typical of many indian
families.
Monday, June 12th 2000 - 05:54:43 PM
Name: Aeon T'Alhandek
E-mail address: aeon_t@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://N/A
Comments:Thank you for creating this site. Arundhati Roy is a
beautiful writer, and it is well that there is a resource on
the net written by a person who has cultural corellation to
her experience.

Aeon
Tuesday, May 23rd 2000 - 10:24:42 AM
Name: josh
E-mail address: jmccomb420@hotmail.com
Comments:Was doing a report for school, loved the book but not Baby
Kochamma, she is so mean :)
Thursday, April 27th 2000 - 08:36:01 PM
Name: Vivek
E-mail address: viveksp@inf.com
Comments:kollaam sebie , good work
Saturday, April 22nd 2000 - 04:16:48 PM
Name: Jayakumar
E-mail address: jayakumar@engineer.com
Homepage URL: http://www.keralanature.8m.com
Comments:this is a fantastic site
Friday, April 21st 2000 - 02:40:24 PM
Name: irena
Comments:i loved "the god of small things", it's universal meaning...
there were fragments in the book that seemed to be coming
out of my soul, it was like arundhati had put word to my
perceptions, (and I had never heard of kerala before)
this book is a great tribute to your country,
i was such an ignorant about india before, now i'm eager to
know more about it
Friday, March 31st 2000 - 10:44:41 PM
Name: rajan pullithodi
E-mail address: emdk@hotmail.com
Comments:i could not get the chance to read that book, but i heard
about that all with full of experienced writing with magical
touch...i realy like to see the author and want to wish her
visual and clear combination. raj
Wednesday, March 22nd 2000 - 11:04:37 AM
Name: Didier Emery
E-mail address: reybecca@swissonline.ch
Comments:You, incredible Arundathi, First excuse my Englisch. I'm
only a swiss french boy you met 18 years
before on the boat flying to
Goa. At this time I was only thinking about
smocking. But we had a nice
meeting, discussing about ... small things...
I remember your
determination to do something from this life.
One year before, I was in
th train going to Geneva. Suddenly I met a
picture of you. il was so
happy to know what happend to you. I'm still
so happy that princess
stories can today still exist. At this time,
I was the occidental on
holloyday, You were the youg Indian girl that
had the courage of leaving
home.... Difficult to speak with the machine.
It's the second Net
message I send in my life. I enven do'nt have
a computer. Any way, if
your way is crossing Switzerland, I'm leaving
at 60 kilometers from
Geneva. You can reach my at : Didier Emery
Tout-Vent 2 CH-1023
CRISSIER I sent it like a bottle in the sea !
Friendly : Didier.
Tuesday, February 15th 2000 - 02:42:02 AM
Name: George Menachery
E-mail address: menachery@bluewin.ch
Comments:Dear Ms Roy
I was very happy to see you in Swiss TV last month. You
have very nicely presented the struggle of the people of
Narmada Valley. We really congratulate you and wish you all
support and success in you endeavour in achieving the
social goal.

Best regards from Switzerland

George Menachery
Monday, February 14th 2000 - 08:31:35 PM
Name: Ursula von der Heyde
E-mail address: vonderHeydeUrsula@t-online.de
Comments:Here comes a message from Germany: I`m amazed it worked - I
put the name of Arundhati Roy in a searching
machine and got this site
almost immediately. Ilearnt about her book
"God of Small things" in a well
known German women`s magazine. For I stayed in
South India myself for 6
weeks and travelled for a week or so in
Kerala, which I think is very
beautiful, I was curious about the book. I
just started reading! Best regards
from Ursula
Wednesday, February 9th 2000 - 08:44:40 PM
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