Liberation Archive

Legendary Leader Jangal Santhal

We cannot observe the 50th anniversary of the Naxalbari uprising without remembering Comrade Jangal Santhal. Comrade Jangal Santhal stands tall alongside Comrades Charu Mazumdar and Kanu Sanyal. In 1949 – Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal together fought against the reactionary feudal rule of the Rana dynasty. In ...

Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar

Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar was the first leader of the Naxalbari uprising to embrace martyrdom in a gun battle with the police. On 6 September 1968 Comrade Babulal Biswakarmakar had joined a team led by Comrade Khokan Mazumdar to plan a sudden attack on the police camp in Birsinghjote. The other ...

Hail the revolutionary spirit of Comrade Khokan Majumdar !

The octogenarian leader of Naxalbari peasant upsurge, Comrade Khokan Majumdar passed away on 29 May at North Bengal Medical College & Hospital. He had sustained his 2nd cerebral stroke on 19 May night. For the last 10 days of his life he remained unconscious and heaved his last in the ...

Tebhaga- Telangana to Naxalbari-CPI (ML)

A study in the Movement-Party Dialectic (A slightly modified version of the article by Arindam Sen published in EPW, Vol. 52, Issue No. 21, May 27, 2017.) Giving voice to a shared perception of all participants in the Naxalbari movement, Charu Mazumdar (CM) wrote a few months after the formation ...

Beat back the Sangh-BJP Fascist Offensive: Avenge the Killing of Agitating Farmers in Mandsaur

However much the killing of six farmers in police firing at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh may have shocked and enraged the entire country, the BJP could not be any less bothered. The Shivraj Singh Chauhan government first tried to dispute if the bullets were fired by the police. Then we ...
National Conference of All India Kisan Mahasabha

National Conference of All India Kisan Mahasabha

The third National Conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha was held on 9-10 June 2017 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh town (named Birsa Nagar after the great Birsa Munda for the occasion) in the Town Hall (named Mahendra Singh Sabhagar after Comrade Mahendra Singh). 464 delegates and 30 guests and observers ...
Intermediate Exam Result:  Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

Intermediate Exam Result: Consequence of Government-Sponsored Plight of Education

The sorry state of Bihar’s schools is in the news again, with the declaration of the results of the Intermediate examination conducted by the Bihar School Examination Committee (run by the Bihar government). A total of about 12 lakh students had appeared in all three faculties of Intermediate – Arts, ...
Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Provocative and Highhanded Mamata Government

Triggers Renewed Unrest in the Hills of Darjeeling Abhijit Mazumdar The hills of Darjeeling are on the boil once again. The current face-off between Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and Mamata’s West Bengal Government began with the official announcement by the latter to impose Bengali language as a compulsory subject in all ...
Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

Fake Encounter in Jharkhand

‘They have murdered an innocent poor man’ – villagers of Dholkatta CPI(ML) has rejected the state police department’s decision of CID inquiry into Motilal Baske’s murder in fake police encounter labeling it an eye-wash. The party is of the view that no impartiality can be expected from any investigation conducted ...

Lucknow Mahadharna Against Yogi Government

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the CPI (ML) organized a Mahadharna on 15 June at the Laxman Mela Maidan on the banks of the Gomati in Lucknow against the increasing atrocities against dalits in Saharanpur and other parts of the State, violence against women, deteriorating law and order situation, communal ...

Indefinite Hunger Strike Against Victimization of PRICOL Workers

PRICOL workers are being penalized for the ‘crime’ of showing solidarity with Tamil Nadu’s crisis-ridden farmers! Workers of PRICOL Limited went on a one day strike on 25.04.2017 as a part of the call given by all Central Trade Unions in solidarity with the fighting farmers of Tamil Nadu in ...

Release GN Sai Baba !

Activist and Delhi University lecturer G N Saibaba, in a wheelchair with a 90% physical disability, is incarcerated in solitary confinement in the notorious Anda Cell of Nagpur Central Jail. Apart from his disabilities, he also suffers from a serious heart condition, acute pancreatitis and gall bladder stones. Before his ...

“For the Many, Not the Few” – The UK Elections And the Collapse of the Neoliberal Consensus

– Kalpana The UK snap elections held on 8 June ended dramatically in a hung parliament. The ruling Conservative Party lost its majority and the far-right UK Independence Party was effectively wiped out as the Labour Party led by veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn surged ahead with a vote share of ...

Caste discrimination and the Votebanks of Britain’s Hindu Right

Amrit Wilson Just days before the UK general election, the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) (NCHTUK) published an article on their website eulogising Theresa May and describing in glowing terms how she had visited the Swaminarayan temple and met representatives of the Hindu Forum of Great Britain, the Vishva ...
Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Editorial: Mohammad Akhlaque, Majlum Ansari, Imteyaz Khan, Pehlu Khan, Sheikh Naim, Mohammad Halim, Mohammad Sajjad, Uttam Verma, Ganesh Gupta and now Zafar Hussein. Yet another horrific case of mob lynching, the second successive incident in Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan in last three months. The previous cases of lynching in UP, Jharkhand ...
Cracking Down on Freedom of Expression in BJP-ruled States

Cracking Down on Freedom of Expression in BJP-ruled States

Comrade Parimal Gore, the Convener of Revolutionary Youth Association in Behali and also a district committee member of the CPI(ML), was arrested in Biswanath district, Assam on May 8, for sharing a post critical of the Assam Chief Minister on his Facebook wall. In a move reminiscent of the midnight ...
AISA-RYA’s ‘School On Streets’ Campaign In Bhojpur

AISA-RYA’s ‘School On Streets’ Campaign In Bhojpur

Even as the central and state governments refuse to improve access and quality of all to government schooling – the only means of equal educational opportunities as well as right to free ‘quality’ education for all – they seldom miss an opportunity to demolish the educational infrastructure. It is the ...
The Revolutionary Legacy of Naxalbari

The Revolutionary Legacy of Naxalbari

May 25 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Naxalbari uprising, the uprising that had begun in the foothills of Darjeeling as a militant peasant movement for land and tenancy rights and gone on to spread like a prairie fire across the country. For the first time since 1947, ...
Protest Against Arrest of Comrade Asgar Ali in Katihar

Protest Against Arrest of Comrade Asgar Ali in Katihar

Senior CPI(ML) leader and steadfast fighter for land rights for the poor, Comrade Asgar Ali was arrested on 17 May 2017 at around 2 PM in Katihar. The party demands his unconditional and immediate release. This is not the first time a leader or activist fighting for basic issues like ...