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.” Among her many honors are the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award and the Sydney Peace Prize. She is the author of many books including The God of Small Things, The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile, Field Notes on Democracy, Walking with the Comrades, Capitalism A Ghost Story and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.