Liberation Archive

Budget 2017 and Deepening of the Demonetization Disaster

This year the annual budget was tabled on the first and not the customary last day of February. This was also the first time when the railway budget was stripped ... (read full text)

Caste Is The Dirty Secret Behind Open Defecation

(Liberation looks at the problem of open defecation and the nature of the Swacch Bharat campaign.) The Swacch Bharat (Clean India) campaign is officially aimed at eradicating open defecation in ... (read full text)

Hold Fresh Elections in Tamil Nadu

It took 21 years for the Indian Judicial system to pronounce the late Chief Minister of Tamilnadu J Jayalalitha guilty of accumulation of assets disproportionate to her income. Justice delayed ... (read full text)

An Open Letter to the Army Chief

Dear General Bipin Rawat, You have warned Kashmiri civilians that if they fail to cooperate with Army operations, the Army will not hesitate to fire on them. You have added, ... (read full text)

The Malicious Motives and Calamitous Consequences of Note Ban A Preliminary Appraisal

Part II In the middle of a hectic poll campaign in UP, BJP president Amit Shah was asked in a televised interview: what did the common man gain from Note ... (read full text)

Intensify the Fight for Rights

The month-long Adhikar Abhiyan (Campaign for Rights) called by the Bihar State Committee of CPI(ML) culminated in a massive Adhikar Rally in Patna on 19 February. The campaign highlighted three ... (read full text)

The Rally For Rights

Following nearly a week long yatras (marches) across the state of Bihar that started from Begusarai on 11 February, the Adhikar Yatra undertaken by CPI(ML) finally culminated in a massive ... (read full text)

The Adhikar Yatra Across Bihar

At 10 AM on 11 February 2017 as Com Dipankar Bhattacharya garlanded the statue of Com Vinod Mishra at the Beguserai Party office about 150 local people from the poorer ... (read full text)

Campuses Under Attack

On February 21 and 22 this year, ABVP unleashed an organized, viciously violent riot in Delhi University, attacking students and teachers with glass bottles, bricks, stones and hockey sticks. ABVP ... (read full text)

Protest Against Global Investors’ Summit

On 16 and 17 February 2017 a global investors’ summit, ‘Momentum Jharkhand’ was organized in Ranchi under the aegis of the Raghubar Das government. This was attended by over 1000 ... (read full text)

AIPWA Team Visits Bhangar

On 24th January, an AIPWA Fact Finding team went to Bhangar in West Bengal where villagers are resisting land grab. The village roads were deserted. The brick and tree log ... (read full text)

Other Reports

Insaf Convention At Ranchi The Awami Insaf Manch, Jharkhand organized an Insaf Convention on 30 January 2017 (Gandhiji’s martyrdom day)in Ranchi as an initiative for justice in the cases of ... (read full text)

An Inspiring Revolutionary Journey

Comrade Srilata Swaminathan (29.04.1944 – 05.02.2017) Veteran CPIML leader Comrade Srilata Swaminathan passed away in Udaipur (Rajasthan) in the early morning of 5 February. She was 74. Comrade Srilata had ... (read full text)

Trump Presidency – Ominous Early Days

On 20 January this year, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States. It has been just one month since the Trump administration took charge. Yet, these ... (read full text)

The Resolve of the Republic Day 2017 for an India of Liberty and Equality

On the 67th anniversary of its proclamation, the Indian Republic finds itself in a veritable state of siege. The government of the day and the corporate-communal cabal that it represents ... (read full text)

Travesty of Social Justice in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar :: A Blood-Stained New Year At Rahariya

The atrocities on Mahadalits in Araria, Bihar, and the murders of CPI(ML) leaders organising struggles of the Mahadalits to retain hold on their rightful land, have once again called the ... (read full text)

Protests Following the Araria Atrocity and Murders

The CPI(ML) organized a bandh on 4 January 2017 in the Koshi-Seemanchal zone to protest the brutal killings of Comrades Satyanarayan and Kamleshwari in Araria and Chano Ram and Vakil ... (read full text)

Murder of Dika in Bihar: Killing Dalit Dreams of Education and Dignity

(Slightly expanded version of a piece in Wire.in) Kusmi Devi is an agricultural labourer from Bihar’s most oppressed Mahadalit Musahar community. She sent her daughter Dika to school, determined that ... (read full text)