Saturday, November 6, 2010

GOAMAP supports people of Vanxi island

Goa Federation of Mines Affected People (GOAMAP) extends support to the agitating Vanxi island people against golf course, 5 star hotel, Spa, luxury villas and Marina at the behest of merchant capital interests.

GOAMAP is convinced that the dumping of these projects on the island will render the island people as captives of capital with violent uprooting from their rightful dwellings and cultivation spaces.

GOAMAP demands that all these projects be shelved and island people be protected from being displaced for the sake of pleasure trips of the super rich of the world.

GOAMAP takes strong objection to the aerial survey of the island conducted from helicopter flying over Vanxi island on November 2, 2010 allegedly by the promoters of the project. GOAMAP demands full fledged investigations to find out as to was responsible for the Helicopter to fly over Vanxi for the entire day.

GOAMAP considers the Vanxi development project as an act of colonial aggression by merchant capital on par with exploitation of Goa carried out by mining companies and calls upon people of Goa to prepare for the long drawn anti-colonial struggle ahead.

It is ironical that people of Goa has to brace up for anti-colonial struggle in the 50th year of Goa liberation. Goa liberation has not liberated the people of Goa but has given license to plunder to the local elites. In a way Goa has superficial liberation with core being 500 years of Colonial imprints.

Goa in exploitation has been going on through mining, tourism, industry, real estate and labour. GOAMAP believes in broad alliance of various exploited sections of people and in this context pledges support to people of Vanxi island in Tiswadi taluka.

1 comment:

shankar said...

I support Vanxi-islanders fighting against the mighty builders of golf court, five-star hotel, spas, etc. by grabbing land by hook or crook. They have no moral right to uproot dwellings of people existing for generations.