Mylamma’s Death Anniversary Observed
The Hindu
January 5, 2009

PALAKKAD: The second death anniversary of Mylamma, tribal leader of the struggle against the Coca-Cola bottling plant at Plachimada, will be observed on Tuesday in front of the plant.

She was one of the leading forces behind the Coca-Cola Virudha Samara Samithi (Anti-Coca-Cola Struggle Committee).

Plachimada Solidarity Committee convener R. Ajayan said Mylamma “left us with the legacy to continue the struggle to recover our commons ­ the right of communities to protect, conserve, nurture and use the natural resources for the common good of all. She mobilised and inspired the people with her resolute, composed and calm assertion and determination into a unique popular struggle that not only led to the closure of the plant at Plachimada in 2004 but raised the issue of the local community’s right over natural resources.”

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