Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Left Behind...

In one of his speeches, Bill Clinton said: ""The opposition to globalization in the world is rooted in the feeling of some people that they are left out, left behind..."

Since he mentioned this as a "feeling" of "some" people, I began making a list:

  • aboriginal tribe...
  • casual labours...
  • children of sex workers...
  • children in war-zones...
  • citizens of countless "Harsuds"...
  • communities living on mineral-rich land
  • cocoa farmers of Ghana…
  • construction labours of shopping malls and international airports...
  • dalits...
  • development-induced-displaced (DIDs)...
  • disabled and differently challenged...
  • distress migrants...
  • ethnic Tibetans in Tibet...
  • female foetuses, the girl child, women...
  • fishermen and fishing villages of Mumbai... (I guess, of elsewhere too)
  • habitats near the oil resources...
  • household domestic help living in slums outside Gurgaon's gated cities
  • "illigal" Bangladeshi labour in India...
  • indigenous communities...
  • Indonesia’s migrant “unskilled” domestic help women...
  • immigrant manual labour in Dubai...
  • landless bargadars of Singur...
  • manual scavangers...
  • marginal fishermen...
  • mentally challenged...
  • mill workers of Mumbai...
  • old abandoned parents...
  • out-sourced “slave” labour at the end of global supply chains...
  • nomadic tribes...
  • Palestine...
  • pavement dwellers...
  • people of Kashmir...
  • people of Manipur...
  • platform kids...
  • project-affected-people of the large dams...
  • rag-pickers...
  • rickshaw pullers...
  • right-sized workers...
  • sexual minorities...
  • sharecroppers...
  • single mothers... .
  • slum children...
  • small islanders...
  • subsistence farmers in India...
  • those on the other side of digital divide...
  • tribals of Chhatisgarh... and of Jharkhand, Orissa...
  • urban poor...
  • vanishing tribes of Burma/Myanmar...
  • Zapatisatas...

    No, it is not complete, so help me to complete it...

    Post-script: Thanks for adding to the list. I have included them in italics

  • 9 comments:

    Harini Calamur said...

    - ancient tribes (aboriginal tribes)
    - labour
    - 'illegal' Bangladeshi labour in India

    Madhukar said...

    Thanks!
    I have started including the "left behinds" to the list...

    gaddeswarup said...

    Slightly off topic. The story of a mathematician who cared about some of the above and gave up his career:
    http://www.ams.org/notices/200808/tx080800930p.pdf

    Kartikey said...

    tribals of chattisgarh

    Harini Calamur said...

    mill workers of mumbai
    fisher folk and fishing villages of mumbai

    Madhukar said...

    thanks!... have added these to the list...

    hingshuti said...

    landless bargadars of Singur

    female foetuses, the girl child, women

    sexual minorities

    hingshuti said...

    people of Kahmir

    people of Manipur

    Madhukar said...

    Thanks, Hingshuti
    added these too