In a historic speech at a historic event, Roy spoke before tens of thousands of activists at the 2003 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to its 30 min length, we were unable to produce it for national broadcast. However, we proudly include it in our archive.
Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned writer and global justice activist. The New York Times calls her, “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence.” She is the author of the novels The God of Small Things, for which she received the Booker Prize, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Her book of interviews with David Barsamian is The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile. Her books My Seditious Heart and Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction are both published by Haymarket.