Liberation Archive

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)

The Malicious Motives and Calamitous Consequences of Note Ban

A Preliminary Appraisal Some 60 odd days into the despotic demonetisation, its inherent class bias, its organic links with international finance capital and the ways it is set to further ... (read full text)

Relief From Neither Corruption Nor Note Ban Disaster

Prime Minister Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech was significant for side-stepping all the issues raised by the Note Ban. Soon after his 8 November Note Ban announcement plunged the country ... (read full text)

Mass Molestation in Bengaluru: Who Is To Blame?

Bengaluru was shamed by the mass molestation of women out in open on the eve of New Year 31st December 2016 at Brigade and MG Road, that too in presence ... (read full text)

Singur Then, Bhangor Now :

The land grab and repression on peasants’ resistance in Singur and Nandigram cost the CPI(M) its decades-long Government in West Bengal. The TMC, posing as the champion of peasants against ... (read full text)

A Huge But Partial Victory:

The Free Pricol 8 campaign organized by the Party all over the country for the release of 8 worker comrades of Pricol who were sentenced to double life imprisonment has ... (read full text)

12th Martyrdom Day of Comrade Mahendra Singh

Comrade Mahendra Singh was remembered all over Jharkhand on his 12th martyrdom day on 16 January 2017. People gathered in Bagodar as well as in his native village Khambra and ... (read full text)

Convention by Left and Democratic Parties in Assam

Left and Democratic Parties in Assam organised a Joint Convention on 18th January at Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati against forcible eviction of people and issues with the process of registering Assam’s ... (read full text)

A Man-Made Mine Disaster

On 29 December at 7.10 pm, an open cast Rajmahal mining project in the Lal Matia coal mine of the Eastern Coalfields Ltd in Godda, Jharkhand, caved in, burying alive ... (read full text)

Will SC Verdict on Secularism Curb Electoral Hate Speech?

Ever since the 1990s, communal and casteist propaganda and hate-speech has become a staple of election propaganda, poisoning political discourse deeply. Section 123 of the Representation of People’s Act, 1951 ... (read full text)

Is A Murder Motivated By Communal Hate Less Serious Than Other Murders?

A Bombay HC bail order by Justice Mridula Bhatkar, granting bail to three of the men accused of killing Mohsin Sheikh of Pune, opines that a communally motivated murder may ... (read full text)

Rising Inequality In The World And In India

Oxfam International released a study report, ‘An economy for the 99%’, on January 16, which found that the world’s wealthiest eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half ... (read full text)

How Om Puri Should Be Remembered

(Sanjay Joshi, Convener, The Group, Jan Sanskriti Manch and of Cinema of Resistance, remembers Om Puri. Cinema of Resistance plans to organise screenings of Om Puri’s films and has appealed ... (read full text)

A Tribute to Sulabha Brahme

Eminent economist, Marxist intellectual, political and social activist Dr. Sulabha Brahme passed away after a brief illness at her residence on December 2, 2016. She was 84 years old. She ... (read full text)

John Berger : A firm Marxist who transformed art history

(Source: Socialist Worker) John Berger, who died on 2 January at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more. There ... (read full text)