About India Resource Center
India Resource Center works to support movements
against corporate globalization in India. We provide timely information
on transnational corporations to Indian movements. We also educate
and mobilize key constituencies in the US and other countries to take
action in support of campaigns in India.
India Resource Center is a project of Global Resistance. Global Resistance
works to strengthen the movement against corporate globalization by
supporting and linking local, grassroots struggles against globalization
around the world. Our goal is to ensure that those most impacted by
globalization are engaged in and at the forefront of the movement
against corporate globalization.
India Resource Center is the result of numerous discussions with activists
in India spanning a wide array of issues.
The fact that India provides some of the most vibrant resistance to
corporate globalization was never a doubt in our mind. The ongoing
anti-dam movement in the Narmada valley, and the 1993 rally in Bangalore
that mobilized over a half million farmers against what is today known
as WTO, are testimony to the strength and sophistication of Indian
social movements. So the purpose of our engagement with Indian groups
was not so much on how we could help them but rather, how we could
create a dialogue with Indian movements and those around the world
in order to share information, skills and strategies for organizing
-- in order to strengthen the global movement for holding corporations
accountable to human rights, environmental justice and labor rights.
The India Resource Center website provides a platform for Indian movements
to articulate their demands and for us to mobilize a key constituency
in the US and around the world that will take action in support of
movements in India -- by applying pressure in the home countries of
the corporations where they are more susceptible to public pressure.
The initiative will also provide timely information resources to Indian
campaigns and link struggles in India with those worldwide.
By publishing insightful and important stories from India on a regular
basis, we also anticipate that the India Resource Center website will
become a valuable resource center for activists and journalists both
in India and around the world.
Our work will not merely exist in cyberspace. Over time, the India
Resource Center initiative will provide important opportunities for
dialogue on social movements between Indian groups and their counterparts
in other countries. We have already hosted and plan to host more activist
exchanges and organize strategic meetings and workshops.
We invite you to join us in building this important cross-border initiative
by visiting us regularly, joining our email list and not hesitating
to contact us with information you think would be of interest to the
The India Resource Center team would like to thank the many allies
who helped us realize this project.
Coordinator, India Resource Center
Director, Global Resistance