(Issue No. and Month) 12 December 2017

Editorial

Disturbing Questions Over Death Of CBI Judge Justice Loya

Special CBI Judge Justice Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin murder case in which Narendra Modi’s lieutenant Amit Shah and several top Gujarat police officers were implicated, died suddenly at a Government guest house in Nagpur on 30 November 2014 – two weeks before the next hearing in



Commentary

One Year Of Demonetisation: An Economic War On People

Dipankar Bhattacharya One full year has elapsed since Narendra Modi's dramatic announcement of demonetization. Acknowledging the threat of disruption and inconvenience caused by the sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1000-rupee notes, Modi had assured the people that the pain would be temporary and that it was a necessary sacrifice to



Agrarian, Feature

Farmers Hold Massive Kisan Mukti Sansad At Parliament Street

Present Bills To Free Farmers From Debt and Crisis Tens of thousands of farmers, poor peasants and agricultural workers from all over the country, under flags of varying colours representing the diverse peasants' organisations, flooded Parliament Street in India's capital Delhi on 20-21 November, to hold a 'Farmers' Freedom Parliament'



Working Class

Massive Assertion of Working Class In Front Of Parliament

3-day Mahapadav Against Anti-Worker Policies Responding to a call by the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions, comprising Central Trade Union Organisations and all major industry/establishment wise federations at a National Convention held on August 8, 2017, thousands of workers turned Parliament Street at New Delhi into a sea of



Student-Youth

Education Not Hate! Jobs not Mobs!

Enthusiastic Response For Student-Youth Adhikar Yatra (AISA National President Sucheta De reports on the Student Youth Adhikar Yatra) On the 7th November, the 100th year anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, AISA-RYA'S Student Youth Adhikar Yatra started from Chandigarh. After going through intense mass interaction with student and youth



Article

Das Kapital And Contemporary Capitalism

- Arindam Sen Part III Part - I Part - II  Part - III Following a brief overview of Marx's Magnum Opus (Part I) and an assessment of the relevance/usefulness of its key findings in understanding contemporary capitalism (Part II), in this concluding part we discuss the genesis and transcendence



Article

November Forever : Inspiring Legacy, Profound Lessons

-- Dipankar Bhattacharya (Based on talks on the Relevance of the November Revolution given in a couple of recent meetings in Dhaka and JNU) It has been exactly one hundred years since the world witnessed the first socialist revolution under the leadership of Lenin and his comrades. As history would



Tribute

Remembering Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha

(Liberation pays tribute to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, the Ghadar movement hero martyred on 16 November 2015.) Kartar Singh Sarabha Kartar Singh Sarabha was 19 when he was executed by the British colonial Raj on 16 November 2015. But his afterlife was a long one if his life was short.



Tribute

Shared Martyrdom, Shared Legacy: The Immortal Comradeship of Bismil-Ashfaq

(On the occasion of their martyrdom anniversary, Liberation pays tribute to freedom fighters and revolutionaries Ramprasad Bismil and Ashfaqulla Khan, who were hanged by the British colonial Raj on 19 December 1927). The memory of the friendship and comradeship of the revolutionary freedom fighters Bismil and Ashfaq has much to



Special Report

Resistance To Sanghi Propaganda And Violence

Letter From Siwan District -- Nayeemuddin Ansari and Kunal CPI (ML) leaders were attacked on 24 September 2017 when they had gone to Navtan Bazaar in Siwan to resolve a dispute regarding land sale and purchase. Bricks and bundles of cloth soaked in petrol and set afire were thrown at



Feature

Mobs and Governments Are Silencing Freedom Of Expression

Mobs such as the ‘Rajput Karni Sena’, various BJP leaders, and BJP State Governments of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are acting in tandem to suppress freedom of expression and prevent the screening of the Hindi feature film Padmavati. The mobs are claiming “insult” to the “honour” of Queen



Feature

Probe The Rafale Deal Scam

The facts emerging about the Modi Government’s deal with the French company Dassault aviation to purchase Rafale fighter jets suggest a serious case of crony capitalism, causing a massive loss to the public exchequer. The previous deal that the UPA Government was making involved buying 126 Rafale jets for Rs



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