In a historic speech, Roy spoke before thousands of activists at the 2003 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to its 30- minute length, we were unable to produce it for national broadcast. However, we proudly include it in our archive.
Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned award-winning writer and global justice activist. Tariq Ali says of her she “is both loathed and feared by the Indian elite. Loathed because she speaks her mind. Feared because her voice reaches the world outside India and damages the myths perpetrated by New Delhi.” Among her many books are My Seditious Heart and Azadi.