Speaking at the National Convention on "Attack on Natural Resources in neo-liberal capitalism: challenges to movements" at Puri, Odisha on September 13,2012 Gopal Krishna remembered the assassination of Salvador Allende known as the first socialist to become president of a Latin American country Chile 39 years ago on September 11, 1973 because quoting Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce, he argued that all history is contemporary history.
He recollected saying of George Patton, a US General during World War II who said, if everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking. If everyone continues to trust 'company' and its limited liability privilege and its proposed desire for anonymity, someone isn't thinking. Natural resources are under attack from the 'company'.
The speech dwelt on peoples struggle in South Asia and South America against property based democracy and surveillance regime.