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Primitive Accumulation in the Era of Globalisation

As regards economic essence, the eviction of peasants and other toilers from their natural socio-economic habitat is best understood in the Marxian framework of “primitive accumulation of capital”: “The capitalist system presupposes the complete separation of the labourers from all property in the means by which they can realise their ...

Why Virginia Tech shootings happened

Yet another rampage has occurred at a school, this time leaving 33 people dead at Virginia Tech—the worst such incident ever at a U.S. college campus. The news media seem stunned and surprised, yet their coverage sounds so similar to the stories about Columbine eight years ago. They dwell on ...

The Ghosts of Nandigram

There was panic at the CPM headquarters on Calcutta’s Alimuddin Street as rumours spread like wildfire of a ‘special’ investigative team having arrived to do some fact-finding on the gory events of 14 March 2007 in Nandigram. The ‘dream’ team, spotted by party activists and corroborated by airport immigration staff, ...

Two Reports

Highlights of CPI(ML) UP Poll Campaign The Mirzapur Administration, in a written agreement signed by the SDM, Chunar, had acknowledged that following a protest by the CPI(ML) State Secretary Comrade Akhilendra Pratap Singh, orders were being passed that the barricades around a pond in Bhadkuda village be removed to allow ...

Working Class Reports

Lock out at Ganges Jute Mills The Left Front police greeted the striking workers of Ganges Jute Mills, Bansberia, Hooghly with ruthless lathi chare of the morning of Bengali New Year’s day, it 15 April. Birendra Das a fighting worker of Ganges Jute Mills and Krishna Pal, a worker of ...

Pricol Workers On Struggle: Charting out a New Path

Workers of Pricol, a leading auto components manufacturing factory supplying components to most of the leading auto majors joined AICCTU and declared formation of the union through a General Body meeting on 25 February. Workers frustrated by the pro-management, loyal unions like CITU, AITUC, LPF, INTUC, etc., dissolved all of ...

Rising Working Class Unrest

As usual, the working class has, once again, proved all bourgeois theoreticians wrong this time too. Well thought out strategies of contractorisation, casualisation, etc., not withstanding, workers are up in arms in all possible ways, sometimes, in a more organized way and sometimes in a much more anarchist way. But, ...

Bihar Police Act: ‘Reforming the Police’, or Protecting it from Reform?

(The Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar has recently passed the Bihar Police Act 2007 – a move that has been met with protests all over the State. The people of Bihar are apprehensive that the new Act is actually meant to be used as a draconian weapon to crush people’s ...

Party Foundation Day Reports

April 22, Comrade Lenin’s Birth Anniversary and the 38th Foundation Day of CPI(ML) was observed all over the country in a variety of ways. In Bihar, General Body meetings were held at around 500 places, right down to the block and village levels, in which around 30, 000 party members ...

Develop the CPI(ML) as the Rallying Centre for all Sincere Communists and Progressive Democratic People

This April 22 we are observing the thirty-eighth anniversary of our Party’s foundation. A month later, May 23-25 will mark 40 years of the glorious Naxalbari uprising, the uprising that had inspired revolutionary communists in every corner of the country to rebel against the CPI(M) leadership’s betrayal and form the ...

Naxalbari: Now and Then

May 25 marks the Naxalbari Day. … What is the real meaning and significance of Naxalbari? Naxalbari means a mass uprising of the poor and labouring peasantry. It does not mean isolated squad actions here and there or some sensational armed exercises. Nor does it mean raising revolutionary storms over ...

The Continuing Long March for a New India

May 25, 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the great Naxalbari peasant uprising, the uprising that had blazed a bold new trail for a new democratic India with agrarian revolution as its core. Today as rural India reels under a deepening agrarian crisis, as peasants and agrarian labourers fighting for ...

Nandigram Effect: SFI Loses Union Polls in Jadavpur, JU, JNU

Students’ remarkable participation in the campaign against the Nandigram massacre and SEZ corporate land grab has shown dramatic results in student union elections in JNU as well as various institutions in West Bengal. In JNU, re-elections were recently held to one Councillor post each in School of Social Sciences (SSS) ...

People’s Rights Campaign: A Report

The March 23 Inquilab Rally, the CPI(ML) had called to observe the 150th Anniversary year of 1857 by intensifying the campaign – both at the level of propaganda and mass initiatives – on a ten-point People’s Charter. This Charter included scrapping of SEZ policy and defence of peasants’ inalienable right ...

India Does Not Need SEZs – the SEZ Act Will Have to Go!

Even as the Congress and the CPI(M) and their respective governments in New Delhi and Kolkata are busy covering up the state-sponsored barbarism in Nandigram, the ‘empowered group of union ministers’ has cleared the deck for the government’s SEZ campaign with only a few minor modifications in the SEZ policy. ...

Betis as ‘Bombs’ – Exploding the Borders of Caste and Community

“In every house there is a live bomb that can erupt at any time. Do you know who that is? Daughters (beti) are the honour of the family and the community, and to protect that is our Hindu duty and Hindu culture…. Come, and let’s unite to save bombs… I ...

Communal Offensive in Uttarakhand

Is it possible for an MMS to be made into a reason for a Hindu-Muslim riot? Well yes, if the State is ruled by BJP. For an elaborate answer it is necessary to know about the much discussed MMS incident of Srinagar (Garhwal, Uttrakhand). The educational township of Srinagar , ...

Judicial Legitimacy for Hindutva Myths

The lead up to the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh saw a spate of communal violence aided by a desperate Mulayam government to salvage its fast losing turf, and the launch of one of the most vicious anti-Muslim campaign by the BJP with the support of state machinery and a ...

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