It is time to parse Modi’s Independence Day speech carefully, behind the hype and rhetoric, for signals of what India can actually expect in terms of policies from his Government.
(‘Communal riot’ – the phrase suggests a spontaneous clash. But what is unfolding in Uttar Pradesh and various other states is the systematic political attempt by the BJP and Sangh
(This article first appeared on Kafila, August 11, 2014)
Even as the communal cauldron in UP is kept on the boil, there is news that the RSS has launched a campaign
(How is the communal seed sown? How can we prevent it from taking root? To understand this, let us look at the ‘templates’ of recent instances of communal violence in
The Modi Government has pointedly ignored most of the major demands of the women’s movement. As was pointed out in the Budget feature of the August issue of Liberation, the
Where the question of women’s rights is concerned, ‘common sense’ often tends to be wrong. What we need to cultivate is uncommon good sense.
Nowhere is this more true than in
But When Will The Govt Ensure Women’s Equality and Safety in Factories?
Modern industry…. MNC…. Worker in Nokia…. Prestigious….. Valued highly in matrimonial market… Ambika, 22, one such Nokia worker, died
This house of words I have built
will break down weeping
after I die
Nothing so astounding about that
I’ll be wiped away from the mirror in the home
The walls will be empty of
On 11th August, leaders of left parties addressed a mass gathering in Hyderabad to mark the birth anniversary of the Communist leader, late Comrade Chandra Rajeswara Rao (popularly called CR),
Five left political organisations - CPI-ML(Liberation), Left Collective, Samajik Nyay Vichar Mancha, Mazdoor Kranti Parishad and Radical Socialist - came together in West Bengal to form a united platform for
A seven-member delegation team from Ganamancha, comprising of representatives from all the constituents of Ganamancha – Amalendu Chowdhury, Chandrasmita Chowdhury and Archana Ghatak of CPI(ML) Liberation, Prasenjit Bose, Subhanil Chowdhury
On 9th August, Quit India Day, peasants all over the country, on the call of the All India Kisan Mahasabha, protested against the Government’s move to approve GM seeds and
The AIPWA held a Women’s Tribunal in Lucknow, attended by around 700 women from various districts across the state. The tribunal put the State and Central Governments in the dock
Thousands of workers from tea gardens affiliated to 22 labour unions of north Bengal organised a rally at Siliguri in Darjeeling on Wednesday demanding a minimum wage structure for workers
America claims to see racism differently. But it does not, apparently, see black people differently
(Gary Younge, The Guardian, 15 August 2014, on the shooting dead of an unarmed black teenager
(Small excerpt from Op-Ed by Henry A. Giroux on the Ferguson racist killing and repression of protesters by police, Truthout, 18 August 2014)
Under the regime of neoliberalism, the circle of
(Even as it comes to light that the weapons deployed by the US cops against black anti-racist protesters in the streets of Ferguson, Palestinians have come out with a statement
(Excerpts from an article by Richard Pithouse that looks at the Ferguson racial murder and repression by the US police, from a historical perspective. The insights in this article could
Here we go again, the US is using a humanitarian catastrophe to implement imperialist objectives and pour petrol on fire.
It is sickening to see Obama and the Western media