Liberation Archive

Barbaric Decapitation of a CPI(ML) Activist in Tamil Nadu By Casteist Forces Aligned With The Hindu Munnani

A 24-year-old CPI(ML) comrade Mariappan from the washer man (Vannar/dhobi) caste in Tirunelveli was brutally killed by casteist, communal forces on July 20. His head was chopped off – the ... (read full text)

An Inspiring Victory for the Protracted Struggle of The Dalits of Ramgarh Village

Comrade Manju has been elected village Pradhan of Ramgarh under Dadri subdivision of district Gautam Budh Nagar in UP. Comrade Shyamveer has been elected for the post of BDC member. ... (read full text)

Resist Modi’s US-Centric Foreign Policy and FDI-Dependent Economic Design

Even as Americans are preoccupied with the race to choose the successor of President Obama, Narendra Modi made sure that he had one more round of meeting with the US ... (read full text)

The Crisis of the CPI(M) And the Struggle Against Opportunism

The debacle of the CPI(M) in West Bengal Assembly elections has given rise to a sharp debate within the Left movement, and for once, within the CPI(M) itself. The post-election ... (read full text)

Blaming Victims of Communal Violence

The recent verdict of a special SIT Court in the Gulberg society massacre case of Gujarat 2002 is a massive travesty of justice. It has not only acquitted several key ... (read full text)

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)

LIBERATION, July 2018