Politics: Visual & Audio

PostedonApr. 27, 2014in Politics

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Resources for Politics: Visual & Audio (Inlcues Presentations & slideshow)

  1. Shaikh Ghulam Rasool, chair of the Kashmir RTI Movement, talks about how he got into using the Right to Information Act, how it has been useful in exposing malpractice and bad governance, in benefiting ordinary people who are often victims of a corrupt or power-hungry system, and in saving the environment from destructive processes. Interviewed by Ashish Kothari and Shrishtee Bajpai in Srinagar, 28.6.2019. (checked on 8 Jul. 2019)
  2. Young Nazir Lone talks about his journey from being a tent-renting businessperson in the town of Khag, Kashmir, to becoming an indomitable Right to Information activist, using India’s RTI Act (having learnt the ropes from Kashmir RTI Movement chair Ghulam Rasool Shaikh), for solving both day-to-day problems of local villagers as also bigger issues affecting thousands of people. (checked on 8 Jul. 2019)
  3. Horizontal Government – The Conscious Solution to End Corruption (an animation) which explains a lot about organizing in a horizontal fashion. (Checked on 1.10.2021)
  4. Reach Ladakh इस भेंटवार्ता में अशीष कोठरी कहते हैं कि लदाख के नाजुक पर्यावरण को सुरक्षित रखने में वन अधिकार कायदे का महत्त्व होगा. यहाँ की ग्राम सभाओं को सशक्त बना कर युनिअन टेरिटरी की हिल काउन्सिल सारे लोगों और संस्थाऐं अगले बीस या तीस सालों के लिए एक ‘विज़न डॉक्यूमेंट’ द्वारा सब की प्रगति की रुपरेखा बना सकती  है। हिल काउंसिल के साथ जुडी हुई छठे शेड्यूल के तहत बनी अन्य स्वतन्त्र कमिटी प्रस्तावित उद्योंगों के पर्यावरण और आजीविकाओं पर होनेवाले असर पर ध्यान दे सकती है, और किसी बुरे प्रभाव को रोक सकती है. (25 Oct. 2019 )
  5. Agar Woh Desh Banati (in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi with English subtitles) directed by Maheen Mirza. Rural, Adivasi women from the villages of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh critique the grand plan of development of the country. As they grapple with corruption, they seek justice for themselves and their communities and share their thoughts about how the development of a country should be. (checked on 9 Dec. 2019)
  6. Bharat Namdeo of Jai Bharat Shikshan Sansthan, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh, India) talks about initiatives at direct democracy and self-governance in 20 villages, revival of forest rights, and livelihood security. At the Madhya Pradesh Vikalp Sangam, Orchha (MP), 19.9.2017. भारत नामदेव, जय भारत शिक्षण सन्स्थान, जबलपुर, जन्गल अधिकार व ग्राम स्वराज कि गतिविधियों पर. (checked on 27 Dec. 2017)
  7. Lived Utopia – The women’s Revolution in Rojava, Syria – a presentation made by Besime Conca of the Kurdish Women’s Movement at the Kassel Univ conference in Sep. 2019 (checked on 16 Sep. 2019)
  8. Shivaji Kaganikar: Democratising Government/NGO Projects. Shivaji Kaganikar has always worked to educate people on the different development schemes available to them, and based on thier involvment has helped nearly 500 farmers set up gobar gas plants, initiated watershed activities, set up several Self help groups of rural women. Shivaji has been helping about 40 farmers take up organic farming. (checked on 24 Dec. 2018)
  9. Mendha Lekha is the first village in the country to secure community forest rights and that happened through a unified struggle of all its people (episode on the satyamev jayate website) (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)
  10. “Swaraj Mumkin Hai!” (2016) film (42 minutes) in Hindi (with English subtitles) is a case study of a village Baghuvar in Madhya Pradesh, India. It shows that villages of India can be transformed to become self-sustained if we have a transparent administrative system for cumulative growth and if we all can work towards a common goal of development by bringing all the stake holders under one roof. (checked on 2 May 2017)
  11. Watch Elango talk at the 4th. NCSE seminar, about how he worked towards creating a Model Village in Tamil Nadu. Read about him here. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)
  12. Eco-Swaraj: Radical Ecological Democracy – Alternatives to Unsustainability & Inequity, by Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh (checked on 8 Sep. 2016)
  13. Sociocracy is not only about people wanting to self organize. It also fosters personal transformation. (checked on 28 Oct. 2016)
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