“My country has suffered a humanitarian catastrophe that is unprecedented during peacetime, but we are also the country that is closest to reversing the policies that have brought us to this point”, said Alexis Tsipras before the January 2015 elections in a talk with the magazine Transform! (http://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/01/alexis.tsipras-interview-syriza retrieved 15.02.2015).
Professor Tulsi Ram Professor Tulsi Ram’s untimely demise at the age of 65 years took place on 13 February at Rockland Hospital in Faridabad. Till his last breath he continued his fight against the politics, ideology and culture of communal – religious violence, superstition and social and economic inequalities. Tulsi Ram
Nakul Singh Sawhney’s new documentary, Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai, lays bare the crucial relationship between the communal pogrom in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, and the historic victory of the BJP and Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The film is framed by Gorakh Pandey’s poem: ‘The
All India Conference of Contract Workers in Bangaluru All India Conference of Contract Workers, organized by AICCTU, was held in Bangalore on 1-2 February 2015. On the first day of the conference, around 4000 workers marched from Freedom Park to Banappa Park in a massive rally organized in support of
(It is well known that the USA is putting pressure on India to give up its food security programme by undermining public procurement and the public distribution system, to make India dependent on imported food. The Modi Government is obliging the US by doing so. Excerpts from the article by
(Paranjoy Guha Thakuta, noted journalist, educator and commentator exposes how Modi is appeasing pharmaceutical corporations at the cost of India’s poor patients’ access to medicines. A shorter version of the piece appeared earlier in Asian Age, Nov 18, 2014. Subtitles our own – ed/) The government of India led by Prime
News channels gave ‘wall-to-wall coverage’ of the Obama visit. “The nation” was told about Obama’s dietary preferences and Michelle’s frocks and Obama-Modi “gup.” Yet, in spite of the hype and the optics, the media seemed to decide that “the nation did not want to know” the fine print of the