Liberation Archive

The Left and the Ambedkarite Movements Need Dialogue and Unity

(This letter by AISA leader Chintu Kumari was in response to an open letter to her by Chinmay Mahanand, leader of the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA). We reproduce ... (read full text)

Resisting the Hindutva Fascist Offensive: Notes by an Activist

(Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, CPI(ML)(Liberation) was invited to attend the EMS Namboodiripad memorial event titled ‘Idea of India: A New Agenda for Reclaiming Social, Economic and Environmental Justice’ in Thrissur, ... (read full text)

Bastar: Where The Constitution Stands Suspended

The Nobodies Who don’t speak languages, but dialects. Who don’t have religions, but superstitions. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. Who don’t have culture, but folklore. Who are not human ... (read full text)

The Spectre of Campus Activism Haunts the Liberalisers and Saffronisers

And the people in the houses All went to the university, Where they were put in boxes And they came out all the same, And there’s doctors and lawyers, And ... (read full text)

Resisting the UGC Assault on Teaching, Jobs, And Education

The UGC’s move to enhance teachers’ workload and slash teaching posts will affect employment opportunities of young researchers; teaching conditions; and quality of higher education all over the country. The ... (read full text)

Student Movements in BHU and Patna University

Student activism appears to have become the biggest irritant in the eye of the governments at the centre and in several states. The present day BJP led government at the ... (read full text)

Left Parties’ against Repression in Madhya Pradesh

The recent spate of bans on protests by the Madhya Pradesh government was resisted by the left parties jointly through a convention held on 15 June in Gwalior and a ... (read full text)

Updates : Movement in Patna Arts College Against Corruption, Casteism, Sexual Harassment and Authoritarianism

Students of Patna Arts College have also been waging a protracted struggle against the current Principal of the college who has encouraged corrupt, casteist and anti-women practices on the campus ... (read full text)

Salute and Farewell, Muhammad Ali! ### The Racist Brexit Campaign And The Murder of Jo Cox

“Cassius Clay is my slave nameI am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not ... (read full text)

‘We are the lions, Mr Manager’ Revisiting the Grunwick Strike

HISTORY: This July marks the 40th anniversary of the celebrated Grunwick strike in Britain, in which mainly South Asian women workers in a photo-processing factory in North London went on ... (read full text)

On Covers : Attack on Mazdoor Mukti Morcha Leader in Punjab

On the morning of 2 June, the Sarpanch of Bodawal village in Mansa, Punjab, belonging to the ruling Akali Dal, came with his son and many goons and brutally attacked ... (read full text)

Orlando Shooting

On the 12th of June, 49 people were killed in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a gunman. This is one of the worst instances of mass killing ... (read full text)

The May 2016 Verdict and Lessons for the Left

After suffering a series of electoral debacles all through 2015, the BJP has again made big gains in the recent round of Assembly elections. The party has come to power ... (read full text)

Acche Din for Sanghi Terror-Accused?

Ever since the Modi Government came to power, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is working systematically to protect terror-accused who are ideologically affiliated to the Sangh Parivar. Last year, Rohini ... (read full text)

What the State Owes Mothers, Parents And Women

India worships mothers; political leaders are fond of equating the nation with Mother, and politics and popular culture both make a huge deal of ‘respect for mothers’. But in spite ... (read full text)

Political Drama in Uttarakhand

After a 54-day high voltage drama, the Harish Rawat government has been reinstated in Uttarakhand. In this phase of “firsts” that the country is witnessing, it can also be said ... (read full text)

‘Good Times’ For Whom?

Where are the ‘good times’ that Modi promised the Indian people during his 2014 election campaign? Two years after he came to power, Liberation revisits his key promises and looks ... (read full text)

Campus Watch

(All over the country students are waging struggles on India’s campuses. A brief update on these ongoing struggles follows.) Court Stays JNU Punishments, Students End Hunger Strike JNU students lifted ... (read full text)

Jharkhand Bandh

Against Anti-Adivasi Amendments To Land Laws The CPI(ML) had called for a Jharkhand bandh on 14 May to protest against the domicile policy declared by the BJP government, communal frenzy, ... (read full text)

LIBERATION JANUARY 2018