(Excerpts form areport of the anti-racist dharna by Shuddhabrata Sengupta in Kafila) The savage greed of the civilized stripped naked its own unashamed inhumanity' -- Africa, Rabindranath Tagore Delhi Law Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti's midnigh raid in Khirki village, during which he ordered policemen to search and enter houses,
“My friend told me, don’t go outside, they are beating up African women. I was planning to go out, but I stayed in and locked my door. They banged on our door, I was terrified. They beat up and groped other Ugandan women that night (the night that Somnath Bharti
I vividly remember that sweaty summer afternoon of 20th June in 2007, when I had the fortunate opportunity to speak to maverick poet and activist Namdeo Dhasal who authored the powerful lines quoted on the third cover of this issue (On the way to the dargah). I wished to speak
Comrade Daulat Ram State Vice President of CITU and noted labour leader of Kanpur Com. Daulat Ram passed away on 1 January. Com. Daulat Ram took part in the Kanpur textile workers’ agitation when he was 14, during which movement his first arrest took place. He lived in Urai, having completed
The court verdict in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case delivers a major blow to the cult of assassinating political rivals, practiced by the CPI(M) in Kerala. The court has found the CPI(M) functionaries K.C. Ramachandran (member of the Kunnummakkara local committee), Manojan aka Trouser Manojan, (branch secretary of Kadanganpoyil) and P.K.
CPI (ML) organized a huge Jansankalp Rally in Bagodar on 16 January 2014, the 9th anniversary of Com. Mahendra Singh’s martyrdom. Addressing the sea of people gathered on this occasion, CPI (ML) General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya said that 2014 would be the elections to reverse the present policies. He
The recent Muzaffarnagar riots in UP, sponsored by the Samajwadi Party government and the BJP, not only claimed 50,000 lives and rendered thousands homeless, but the rampant communal passions also created a communal divide in the sugar cane belt of Western UP where the sugar mill owners, in collusion with