Liberation Archive

Emergency: Then and Now

The Emergency proclaimed 43 years ago and lifted after 21 months was remembered widely this year by the Modi government.Through advertisements, speeches, press conferences and social media comments, Narendra Modi ... (read full text)

Fake News In India: Systematic Not Anarchic

The epidemic of fake news in India is not because of the so-called unaccountable nature of “social media.” It is not because of “anarchy”. Fake news is systematically produced in ... (read full text)
Marx Bicentenary in Modi’s India: Wielding Marx’s Ideas as a Weapon of Resistance

Marx Bicentenary in Modi’s India: Wielding Marx’s Ideas as a Weapon of Resistance

— Dipankar Bhattacharya We are commemorating the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth. At a time when the Sangh brigade has unleashed a virulent assault on democracy and is trying to ... (read full text)

Scam Watch — Cronyism and Corruption: Hallmarks of Modi Model of Governance

Institutes of Eminence The decision of the Empowered Experts Committee (EEC) set up by the Modi Government’s Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to award the “Institute of Eminence’ ... (read full text)
Dalit Kids Beaten For Using Public Pond in Buxar

Dalit Kids Beaten For Using Public Pond in Buxar

On 23 June 2018, in Bhada village of Buxar district of Bihar, 3 Dalit children – Akshay Lal Ram, Shambhu Ram and Mantosh Paswan, all of whom are students of ... (read full text)
Tougher Than in Parliament:  No Confidence Motion For Modi Government On the Street

Tougher Than in Parliament: No Confidence Motion For Modi Government On the Street

— Purushottam Sharma Prime Minister Modi’s government defeated the Opposition’s No Confidence Motion inside Parliament on 20 July and won the motion. The ruling party, the Opposition, and the people ... (read full text)
Workers’ Strike in Delhi

Workers’ Strike in Delhi

— Abhishek The workers’ strike by central trade unions in Delhi on 20 July 2018 was a resounding success. The trade unions have been demanding that the AAP government in ... (read full text)
Jharkhand Bandh against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill

Jharkhand Bandh against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill

— Sukhdev Prasad Jharkhand bandh called on 5 July 2018 at the united call of Left and opposition parties against the BJP government to demand withdrawal of the Land Acquisition ... (read full text)
Farmers of Bhojpur Protest for Canal Water

Farmers of Bhojpur Protest for Canal Water

— Chandan Kumar June and July are crucial months in a farmer’s life. It is a time of hope. But farmers are greatly troubled this season due to adverse weather ... (read full text)

Profits over People: Infant Formula Industry vs Breast Milk

— Padma How many babies need to die before they are allowed their mothers’ milk? Bob Dylan the well known singer and song writer wrote ‘Blowing in the Wind’ in ... (read full text)

International Solidarity: People’s Resistances Across the Globe

— Arun Kumar In the month of July, people’s movements and organisations across the globe remember Frantz Fanon, a revolutionary author and journalist, whose work inspired numerous anti-colonial and anti-imperialism ... (read full text)

Nemai Ghosh : A Legend of Naxalite Movement

— Asok Chattopadhyay In the midst of the dark times our country is facing now, we just lost Nemai Ghosh, the octogenarian young man with the evergreen spirit of revolutionary ... (read full text)
CPI(ML) Leaders Arrested In Chennai For Releasing Booklet Explaining Issues Surrounding Chennai-Salem Expressway

CPI(ML) Leaders Arrested In Chennai For Releasing Booklet Explaining Issues Surrounding Chennai-Salem Expressway

CPI(ML) Liberation Politburo Member and Tamil Nadu State Secretary Comrade Kumaraswamy and Central Committee Member Comrade Vidyasagar were arrested today along with 34 other activists for releasing a booklet titled ... (read full text)

Israel approves Apartheid law, global Jewish groups back BDS

Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, approved the controversial nationality bill on July 19 declaring Israel a nation-state for the Jewish people and downgrading the status of Arabic from official language to ... (read full text)

BJP Must Be Held Accountable For The Havoc Wrought In Kashmir

Just when the whole of India was keenly watching the standoff between the Centre and the elected government of Delhi, the Sangh-BJP establishment chose to change gears and shift the ... (read full text)

A Wake-Up Call On Kashmir

The release of the first-ever UN report on the human rights situation in Kashmir, followed by the assassination of senior Kashmiri journalist and peace activist Shujaat Bukhari has jolted India ... (read full text)

Remembering Shujaat Bukhari

On 14 June, senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office. Shujaat Bukhari was the editor of Rising Kashmir, and a leading voice for peace, ... (read full text)

The military approach has failed if New Delhi cares to see it

— Shujaat Bukhari (Apr 03, 2018, Scroll.in) Three parallel encounters in South Kashmir on Sunday have left behind a trail of blood: 13 local militants, four civilians and three soldiers ... (read full text)

Recommendations of the UN OHCHR Report

To the Human Rights Council: Consider the findings of this report, including the possible establishment of a commission of inquiry to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of ... (read full text)

Why The Lazy, Knee-Jerk, Panicky Response To UN Report on Kashmir?

— Kavita Krishnan (This article appeared in Kafila on 22 June, 2018) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released its first-ever ‘Report on the ... (read full text)