August 15, 2013 marked the 66th anniversary of India’s Independence. For the rulers, the Independence Day has always been an occasion to revel in self-congratulatory eloquence seeking to give a
Instances of communal violence are flaring up in various parts of the country, and it is important to remain alert to and rebuff the efforts of certain political forces to
As we go to press, the National Food Security Bill 2013 (promulgated as an ordinance on 5th July on the eve of the monsoon session to circumvent debate) has been
With an eye on the Lok Sabha polls, the government is working overtime to appease the American bosses hoping to impress the angry Indian electorate with an American certificate of
The political balance in West Bengal which started changing in favour of the Trinamul Congress (TMC) in the Panchayat Elections, 2008, seems to have completed its circuit in the Panchayat
“The land where we are settled is our land; government land is our land” are the slogans which echo everywhere in Bihar today.
According to the report of the Bandopadhyay Land
Hemant Soren Govt Shows Its Repressive Hand
[Hardly ten days after the Congress-JMM came to power, the soil of Jharkhand is already soaked with the blood of the forcibly displaced. The
For Dalits in India, freedom is still a far cry. The atrocity perpetrated on Dalits in a Bihar dalit hamlet on Independence Day this year brings home this stark reality.
In the wake of the Congress’ decision in favour of a separate Telangana, people’s movements for autonomy and statehood in other parts of the country have asserted themselves. The Government,
With Independence Day approaching, a National Convention was held in Delhi to commemorate the Centenary of a unique chapter in India’s freedom struggle – the Ghadar Movement. The Convention, organised
(This August, AIPWA demanded that the Government ensure, through the Nirbhaya fund and other measures, that every survivor of violence against women, got free medical care, as well as adequate
A historic event has occurred thanks to the struggle of the Niyamgiri Dongria Kondh adivasis against the mining MNC Vedanta. 12 villages held a referendum to decide whether or not
Sanitation Hospital Workers Strike at a Delhi Hospital over Non-Payment of Minimum Wages
Sanitation workers of the Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra Hospital, Narela in Outer Delhi have started an indefinite dharna since
More than 10,000 students of Delhi University participated in a Referendum on the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) which had been arrogantly imposed in Delhi University, overriding the concerns of
The Punjab unit of AICCTU held its first state level convention and a state level body was formed on 28th July, the Martyrdom Day of Com Charu Majumdar and Baba
(From The Hindu, dt 14 August 2013, by C. K. Chandramohan)
Starving and irate residents of about 13 villages staged a token hunger strike before the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate,
(Doug Lorimer, a leading Australian Left activist, passed away on 21st July. CPI(ML) comrades have warm memories of Comrade Doug Lorimer, who had visited India numerous times, and had stayed
The AISA and RYA held a public meeting at the Khalilullah Masjid, Batla House, titled ‘Conviction of Shehzad: Question Mark on Justice’. The meeting was well attended by students of
Anti-superstition activist and rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar (65) was shot dead on 20th August in Pune, while on his morning walk. The shooters were two youth on a motorcycle. Dr.