Liberation Archive

A Tribute to Kishori Amonkar

— Awadhesh Kishori Amonkar is no more (1932-2017). Her demise at the age of 84 cannot be termed unexpected, after a life lived full and devoted to the practice of ... (read full text)
In Memory Of Comrade Srilata Swaminathan

In Memory Of Comrade Srilata Swaminathan

(This tribute to Comrade Srilata by Kumudini Pati first appeared in Mainstream.) Srilata Swaminathan was not only a comrade, with whom I worked for almost ten long years in the ... (read full text)
Remembering Chandu, Friend and Comrade

Remembering Chandu, Friend and Comrade

— Kavita Krishnan (This article first appeared on 31 March, 2017 on Kafila.online) It’s been twenty years since the assassin’s bullets took Chandu away from us, at 4 pm on ... (read full text)

Letters to Namdeo Dhasal

(Kavita Krishnan reviews the second volume of poems by Chandramohan S, a Kerala-based Indian English Dalit poet.) Chandramohan’s poetry has the contemporary sharpness of a news bulletin, the headline of ... (read full text)

A Citizen Stands With Victim Of Communal Bullying

Last week, Comrade Santosh Roy, National Secretary of AICCTU and a long-standing leader of the DTC Workers’ Unity Centre, was traveling on the violet line of the Delhi metro. Opposite ... (read full text)

OBITUARY

Comrade Ramesh Chandra Pandey CPI (ML) senior leader Ramesh Chandra Pandey (affectionately known as Baba) passed away on 11 April 2017 at the age of 77. He was born in ... (read full text)

Adityanath As UP CM Exposes Communal Core Of Modi’s Pro-Corporate ‘Development’ Agenda

The BJP won decisive victories in the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. However, in Goa, the mood of the mandate was certainly against the ruling BJP, with six of ... (read full text)

The BJP Has Won the Electoral Battle in UP, India Must Fight Back and Win the War of Democracy

At the end of the first quarter of 2017 we are faced with a very challenging situation. The Trump Administration has taken over the reins of power in America unleashing ... (read full text)

Why Are India’s Automobile Workers in Jail?

In a recent trial court judgement on 10 March 2017, 117 workers of the automobile company Maruti Suzuki’s factory in Manesar, Gurgaon, India were acquitted of a murder charge. 18 ... (read full text)

A Brute Display of State Terror

(Purushuttam Roy Barman, Secretary, Tripura Human Rights Organisation writes about a visit to the site of the infamous massacre of 7 CPI(ML) comrades in Tripura in 1980.) 25th February, 2017, ... (read full text)

Making Ideology And Political Association A Crime

Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba, who is 90 percent disabled, as well as JNU student Hem Mishra, journalist Prashant Rahi, as well as Mahesh Tirki and Pandu Narote were convicted ... (read full text)

On Being the ‘Right Kind of Brown’

(Reproduced with thanks from Counterpunch, March 21, 2017) A racist man shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla on February 22, 2017.  He wanted to kill a Muslim. He thought Srinivas and his friend ... (read full text)
A Seminar Becomes A Battleground

A Seminar Becomes A Battleground

(AISA Activist Madhurima Kundu, a former DU student who is now a student at Ambedkar University, writes about the ABVP attack she witnessed on a seminar at Ramjas College.) At ... (read full text)

Sanghi Terror – And A Convenient Election-Eve ‘Encounter’

On 8 March, a Special NIA Court sentenced two RSS pracharaks Devendra Gupta, 41, and Bhavesh Patel, 39 to life imprisonment in the Ajmer blasts case. The court acquitted RSS ... (read full text)

Dadri Averted in Jaipur

Even as Adityanath took over as UP CM, saffron ‘cow protection’ vigilantes have felt emboldened enough to try to repeat Dadri in BJP-ruled Rajasthan, in the capital city Jaipur. On ... (read full text)

Resist Communal Polarization and Subversion of Democracy; Challenge the Pro-Poor Posturing of the Modi Regime

The results of Assembly elections in the five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have once again stunned political observers and exit poll pundits. The BJP was ... (read full text)

Adityanath: A Track Record of Hate-Mongering And Violence

With Adityanath being appointed Chief Minister, influential sections of the electronic and print media in Hindi and English have gone into an overdrive to whitewash his track record and give ... (read full text)

Identifying the Foundations of Womens’ Oppression, Charting the Course of Struggles for Liberation

8 March – International Women’s Day – was born in the struggles that women factory workers in their thousands waged against bondage a century ago. Communists began the tradition of ... (read full text)

Bengaluru Municipality Contract Sanitation Workers Strike on Women’s Day

The official Government ‘celebrations’ of International Women’s Day came a cropper in Bengaluru thanks to a powerful strike by the city Municipal Corporation’s contract sanitation workers (97% of whom are ... (read full text)

IWD 2017 Demonstrations

Pricol workers in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu observed IWD 2017 as an occasion to reaffirm ten years of their struggle. On this occasion, AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan felicitated six of the ... (read full text)