Liberation Archive

Statement Against Arrest of Kashmiri Activist Khurram Parvez

(Excerpts from a statement signed by intellectuals and activists globally. Since this statement was released, Khurram Parvez was released on orders of the Court and then rearrested immediately and booked ... (read full text)

Bail for Shahabuddin, Jail for Activists : Stories of Impunity and Power in Bihar

(A version of this article appeared in The Wire on 13/09/2016) The sleeves of each assassin are spotless. No sign of blood: no trace of red, not on the edge ... (read full text)

Siwan, Shahabuddin and the CPI(ML)

The trajectory of the rise and growth of CPI-ML in Siwan has been quite similar to the Party’s development elsewhere in Bihar, most notably in Bhojpur and other adjoining districts ... (read full text)

Justice Cannot Be Irrelevant or Unimportant

A Response to Shaibal Gupta In an opinion piece (‘The unimportance of Shahabuddin,’ Indian Express, 21 September 2016) Shaibal Gupta, known to be an advisor to and intellectual defender of ... (read full text)

Comrade Swapan Mukherjee’s Passing : A Huge Loss to the Left, Democratic and Trade Union Movements

The CPI(ML) Central Committee is deeply shocked and grieved at the untimely demise of CPI(ML) Politburo member Comrade Swapan Mukherjee. He suffered an unexpected heart attack and passed away suddenly ... (read full text)

A Life Forged in Struggle: An Obituary to Comrade Mulkraj

The octogenarian leader of CPI(ML), Comrade Mulkraj passed away at a hospital in Rohini Sector 6 in Delhi on 27 August 2016. He was 89 years old. His death marks ... (read full text)

Updates

Scholar And Activist Sharit Bhowmick Abhijit Mazumdar Sharit Bhowmick was the first scholar to write on the trade union structures and mobility in Bengal tea gardens, and to expose the ... (read full text)

Samajik Parivartan Yatra and Conference in Bihar

Samajik Parivartan Yatra and Conference in Bihar The CPI(ML) held a Samajik Parivartan Yatra (March for Social Change) all over Bihar to strengthen the unity and continuity between Bihar’s long ... (read full text)

August 15, 2016: Modi’s Deceptive Rhetoric versus the Inspiring Una Resolve

When the people of India fought for freedom from British colonial rule, there was one ideological-political stream which not only stayed away from that great struggle but tried its best ... (read full text)

Modi’s Foreign Policy and the Kashmir-Balochistan Conundrum

The cat is now out of the bag. Towards the end of his long and tiring Independence Day address, Modi let the Balochistan cat jump out of the bag of ... (read full text)

Draft National Education Policy 2016 : Blueprint for Commercialisation and Saffronisation

The MHRD document ‘Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy 2016’ is being challenged and protested by students all over the country, who are instead demanding an “egalitarian education system ... (read full text)

Hike in Delhi’s Minimum Wages A Welcome Step

While welcoming the Delhi Government’s announcement of hiking minimum wages by fifty percent and proposed amendments to Minimum Wages Act, 1948 AICCTU has drawn attention to the fact that after ... (read full text)

Women at the Rio Olympics

“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” – Simone Biles, Individual all-round, vault, and floor gold medalist. The Olympic Games are relevant, not ... (read full text)

Dalits, Adivasis Demand Independence From Oppression, Exploitation, Corporate Plunder

15 August 2016 – India’s Independence Day – witnessed some unique and inspiring movements. The Dalits of Una and the adivasis of Bastar chose to mark Independence Day by highlighting ... (read full text)

Travelling through Bastar to Reclaim Democracy and Freedom

Malay Tiwari, CPI(ML) activist from West Bengal, and Anupam Roy, artist and CPI(ML) activist, participated in the August Kranti- Tiranga Padyatra from Dantewada to Gompad in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. Here are ... (read full text)

Protests Against BJP Government in Assam

The BJP has celebrated its first-ever Government in Assam, as a platform to expand their influence in other NE states. At the BJP’s National Executive Meeting all BJP leaders wore ... (read full text)

Women Honorarium Workers’ Struggle In Uttarakhand

The women of Uttarakhand have always played a leading role in various democratic movements including struggle for Uttarakhand state and Chipko Aandolan. Though the governments that came to power after ... (read full text)

Updates : Kashmiri Youth Charged With Sedition For Sharing Facebook Post

Representatives from the CPI (ML), CPI, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, AICCTU, AITUC, All India Progressive Women’s Association, and All India Youth Federation met the Superintendent of Police, Durg, Chhattisgarh with regard ... (read full text)

Update : Demonstration Against Beheading of CPI(ML) Activist at Tirunelveli

Comrade Mariappan, Branch secretary of 44th ward in Tirunelveli municipal corporation, was beheaded by communal, casteist lumpen forces on 20 July as ‘punishment’ for defying their dictates. Com. Mariappan, aged ... (read full text)