Liberation Archive

Resolve of Independence Day 2018: End the Disastrous Modi Regime to Stop the Lynch Mobs and Loot Brigades

On India’s 72nd Independence Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered yet another long address to the nation. This time round it lasted for 82 minutes – 25 minutes longer than ... (read full text)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee And The Evolution Of The Indian Right

Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16 August. Vajpayee commanded the greatest stature and prestige among Right-Wing politicians in India. He led the politics of the ... (read full text)

Defeat the BJP’s Divisive Agenda over NRC

The publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, originally scheduled for 30th June but eventually deferred by a month, has brought several disturbing questions to the ... (read full text)

ABP Resignations: The Truth Of A Modi-Managed And Modi-Muzzled Media

In the Emergency, the Government openly imposed censorship, and several newspapers, when asked to bend, infamously chose to crawl. Today, the Modi Government does not declare Emergency – but the ... (read full text)

Sanghi Terror Out In The Open

— Kavita Krishnan On 13 August, just two days before India’s Independence Day, student activist Umar Khalid had a narrow escape from a shooter in the heart of central Delhi, ... (read full text)

Banking Sector And Modi Govt

Story of pushing privatization in banking sector and utilizing Jan-Dhan for bailing out willful corporate defaulters — Saurabh Naruka The Indian Economy is in stress and slowing down under the ... (read full text)
Comrade DP Bakshi   (17 May 1948 – 26 July 2018)

Comrade DP Bakshi (17 May 1948 – 26 July 2018)

Comrade DP Bakshi’s funeral was held on 27 July at Keoratala Crematorium in Kolkata. The funeral was attended by many from fraternal parties: Comrades Biman Bose and Rabin Deb from ... (read full text)
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rapes:  Dark Underbelly of ‘Beti Bachao’

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rapes: Dark Underbelly of ‘Beti Bachao’

— Shivani Nag Around March-April 2018, KOSHISH, a field action project on homelessness and destitution, based in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, submitted a social audit report of institutions ... (read full text)
Tea Workers’ Strike in West Bengal

Tea Workers’ Strike in West Bengal

— Abhijit Mazumdar Daily-wager tea workers of both West Bengal and Assam are starving. After Indian Railways, Tea is the 2nd largest labour-intensive industry of the land where a few ... (read full text)
Farmers Court Arrest on August 9 During Countrywide Jail Bharo

Farmers Court Arrest on August 9 During Countrywide Jail Bharo

Lakhs of farmers came out on the streets to make a resounding success of the Jail Bharo Andolan on 9 August 2018 against the imperialist and pro-corporate Modi government, a ... (read full text)

Report of Fact Finding Team on Undeclared Emergency-Like Situation in Tripura

A fact-finding team comprised Medha Patkar (leader of the National Alliance of People’s Movements – NAPM), Rajaram Singh, ex-MLA from CPIM and General Secretary of the All India Kisan Mahasabha ... (read full text)

Kuldip Nayyar: Tireless Defender of Democracy

CPI(ML) expresses profound sorrow at the passing away of Shri Kuldip Nayyar: veteran journalist, and courageous fighter for democracy and for civil liberties. He was a leading figure in the ... (read full text)

Adieu, Prof. Samir Amin /// Comrade Somnath Chatterjee

Adieu, Prof. Samir Amin On August 12, Professor Samir Amin, an audacious critic of global capitalism and the contemporary world order, passed away at the age of 86 in Paris. ... (read full text)

International Solidarity: Attempt to Attack Bolivarian Revolution Fails

Venezuela survived another attempt aimed at destabilizing the Bolivarian Revolution. On the evening of August 4, a drone targeted President Nicolás Maduro, while he was addressing a National Guard parade. ... (read full text)

Stop the repression of students in Bangladesh!

(Asia-Pacific left parties’ statement in solidarity with Bangladeshi student movement) The undersigned Asia-Pacific left parties and organisations condemn the violent repression of the peaceful protests by students in Bangladesh. These ... (read full text)

Disturbing Reports of Persecution of Muslims in China

A United Nations anti-discrimination committee has expressed concern about reported detentions of more than one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in ‘re-education camps’, which have “turned the Uighur ... (read full text)

Modi Raj Has Become Mob Rule: Save India from the Modi Mobs

On July 20, the Modi government faced its first no-confidence motion in Parliament. While the government easily won the vote with a comfortable majority, the debate left the government badly ... (read full text)
Modi Rule Is Mob Rule

Modi Rule Is Mob Rule

Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said after Rakbar Khan’s lynching in Alwar in July 2018, “As Modiji becomes more popular, such incidents will take place. When Bihar elections happened, we ... (read full text)

JNU Action Against Students: ‘Illegality, Irrationality, Procedural Impropriety’

Delhi High Court has set aside Jawaharlal Nehru University’s move to penalize and fine JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar for his alleged role for “anti-national” activities on February 9 2016, saying ... (read full text)

Institute of Eminence: Ploy To Promote Corporate Cronies, Strangle Public Funded Higher Education

— Sucheta De The Minster of Human Resource Development Mr Prakash Javadekar, in yet another press conference on 9th July, declared six higher educational institutions as Institutions of Eminence (IoE). ... (read full text)