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 initiative.

The India Resource Center team would like to thank the many allies who helped us realize this project.

In solidarity,

Amit Srivastava
Coordinator, India Resource Center
Director, Global Resistance

Email: info@IndiaResource.org
Web: www.GlobalResistance.org



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