(This article was carried in Hindi translation by Outlook Hindi in the Independence Day Special issue.) We revolutionaries, who seek to transform society, spend a lot of time re-imagining the world we live in. That does not mean we live in a fool’s paradise. It means that we dream dreams that
Sheetal Sathe, Dalit singer and activist of the Kabir Kala Manch, had been invited to speak at the Malhar Festival in St. Xaviers’ College Mumbai on the eve of Independence Day. The ABVP issued a threat of violent disruption, after which filmmaker Anand Patwardhan gave a talk in her place.
Comrade Tripti Trivedi Comrade Tripti Trivedi, health workers’ national leader and senior CPI(ML) leader, passed away on 25 July 2014 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Murshidabad district and at a young age was drawn to rationalist ideas and progressive thought. In the late 1960s he joined the
MRZine, 08.08.14 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 shedding crocodile tears for the Iraqi people, after the US-led occupation pulverised Iraq as a society and killed a million
(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 as well apply to Kashmir, the North East, or Bastar in India. The ‘boomerang effect’ from repression unleashed there hits
(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 of solidarity with the people of Ferguson. The statement, posted on Electronic Intifada, was endorsed by a large number of
(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 those considered disposable and subject to state violence is now expanding. The heavy hand of the state is not only