On the night of March 23, 4 dalit teenage girls aged 13-18 were abducted from their village of Bhagana in Haryana’s Hisar district, drugged and raped. They had gone to a field near their homes to urinate, when they were attacked by five men (from the dominant Jat caste), drugged,
The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) pays homage to the memory of comrade Suniti Kumar Ghosh, one of the founder members of our party and founder editor of our central organ Liberation, who passed away in Asansol, West Bengal, on 11 May. He was 96. Comrade Ghosh was born at Shibpur
Paying tribute to comrade Saroj Dutta on the occasion of his birth centenary, we published in the March 2014 number of Liberation his biographical sketch1, one of his best-known poems and the obituary written by comrade Charu Mazumdar soon after the martyrdom of comrade Dutta. In this issue we bring
Father Thomas Kocherry Father Thomas Kocherry passed away on 3 May. Thomas Kocherry was a social activist, priest, and lawyer who helped found the independent fishworkers union, the Kerala Swatantra Matsyathozhilali Federation. He was committed to organising fishworkers against the big fishing cartels and mafias. He was also a Special Invitee
Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. $39.95. “A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances in order to secure the continued existence of bourgeois society. The socialistic bourgeois want all the advantages of modern social conditions without the struggles
AICCTU organized a colourful and impressive rally on May Day at Bangalore. More than 3000 workers joined the rally making it the biggest in the city on this May Day. At a time when celebrating May Day has become a routine and ritualistic affair, thousands of workers participated in the
(with inputs from a news story titled ‘Activists demand justice for woman who killed self’ by Anumeha Yadav in The Hindu, May 15, 2014) Rakhi Sonkar, a single mother of 3 small kids was terminated by managers of Swiss Auto Pvt Ltd on the pretext of being a few minutes late.