Liberation Archive

Rape, rhetoric and reality

(Excerpts from article by Rukmini S, The Hindu, December 19, 2014) The beginning of a new conversation on women is welcome, but this two-year focus on rape as the key ... (read full text)

The Khaps in our homes

(Excerpts from article by Anumeha Yadav, The Hindu, December 11, 2014) On November 15, 21-year-old Bhawana Yadav, who had married Abhishek Seth the same week, was strangled in her house ... (read full text)

Special Report : Manorama’s Rape and Murder : Justice Awaited Ten Years On

In 2004, Thangjam Manorama’s brutal rape and murder by the Assam Rifles personnel sparked off a historic movement demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Manipur’s ... (read full text)

Creatively Apply the Lessons of the First International

In Commemoration of 150th Anniversary of Foundation (Third and concluding part of the article that appeared in the October and November 2014 issues of Liberation) Part III The Paris Commune ... (read full text)

Hate-Speech Reflects BJP’s Ideology and Politics,

Campaigning for the BJP towards the Delhi Assembly elections, the Modi Government’s Minister of State for Food Processing, asked voters to choose between a Government of ‘Ramzade’ (sons of Ram) ... (read full text)

‘Gharwapsi’ Is An Act of Violence, Not of ‘Conversion’

(This article is a longer version of one that appeared in DNA, 17 December, titled ‘Tactic of Intimidation’) The BJP MP Adityanath has said that the Babri Masjid demolition was ... (read full text)

Special Feature : Report Reveals CIA’s Brutal Torture

“I want to be absolutely clear with our people and the world: The United States does not torture. It’s against our laws, and it’s against our values. I have not ... (read full text)

Special Feature :Racism and Anti-Racist Resistance in the US

Yet again, America’s racist underbelly has been exposed: the murder of an 18-year old unarmed black boy earlier this year by a police officer was followed by systematic state-sponsored efforts ... (read full text)

Update : AICCTU Rally in Kolkata

On 8 December in Kolkata, workers from various sectors such as tea gardens, jute, construction, hosiery, power, coliery, defence, railways and transport along with mid-day meal, ASHA, anganwadi and beedi ... (read full text)

Update : Rally of 17 Left Parties in Kolkata

Left parties joined hands to give a fitting rebuff to the BJP’s bid to comunalise West Bengal, barely a week after BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally in Kolkata. The State ... (read full text)

Update : Nationwide Joint Left Protests

Between December 8-14, various Left Parties – including CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M), Forward Block, RSP and SUCI(C) – held campaigns and protests across the country against the anti-people economic policies of ... (read full text)

Updates : Massive Chetawani rally in Ludhiana

A massive Chetawani rally (Warning Rally) was held on 28 November at Ludhiana at the call of the CPI, CPM Punjab, CPI(ML) Liberation and CPI(M). The massive gathering of peasants ... (read full text)

TRIBUTE : A tribute to Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

(Excerpts from Prashant Bhushan’s tribute ‘A Judge’s Judge’, that appeared in the Outlook) With the passing away of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, who had just entered his 100th year, the ... (read full text)

On 2nd Cover : What Pakistan Can Warn Us About India on the Sangh’s Path

(Excerpts from an article by Ajaz Ashraf, ‘Like Zia’s Pakistan, Sangh Parivar’s India is walking a dangerous road’,, December 20, 2014.) The grisly, senseless killing of schoolchildren in Peshawar ... (read full text)

Resisting the Modimix of Corporate Plunder and Communal Venom

‘Government that cares for the poor, government that lives for the poor’ – this is how Narendra Modi had described his would-be government addressing newly elected party MPs in his ... (read full text)

Communal Politics in Delhi

The Delhi Assembly elections have been announced. Even before the official announcement of the elections, communal tensions were systematically stoked in the city by India’s ruling political party in collusion ... (read full text)

Resisting Communal Hate and Riot Mongering in Delhi

In the midst of communal riot mongering, AISA, AICCTU and CPI(ML), along with several progressive and democratic forces in Delhi, have been actively intervening in several ways to resist this ... (read full text)

Communal Hatred the Mahapanchayat Way

An All India Students Association team visited Bawana on Sunday (November 2, 2014), met local people, witnessed the Mahapanchayat and the developments around it. This report is based on that ... (read full text)

Chhattisgarh Sterilization Massacre

The deaths of 15 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh are an indictment of the criminal complicity of the Chhattisgarh Government in a corrupt and callous healthcare regime. They ... (read full text)