Liberation Archive

Muzaffarnagar: Cold-Blooded Cocktail of Communal Politics, Casteist Khaps and Patriarchal ‘Honour’

Muzaffarnagar in Western UP is the latest theatre of communal politics. An estimated 53 lives have been lost, and 55000 people displaced in the recent communal conflagration. The old familiar ... (read full text)

No Short Cuts in the Struggle Against Rape

The death sentence to the four accused in the December 16 rape and murder case was predictable. Nirbhaya’s family, and many others, feel an understandable sense of anger vindicated. This ... (read full text)

Rape Culture Rears Its Ugly Head Again

In the wake of the gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, there have once again been encouraging protests by people, expressing anger against sexual violence faced by women. Women ... (read full text)

Swabhiman Rally In Sasaram

On 15 August (Independence Day) a brutal assault was unleashed on the mahadalits and poor of Baddi village in Shivsagar block of Rohtas district by feudal forces who, citing 1857 ... (read full text)

Mining Mafia, State Terror, Communal Forces Rule the Roost in Uttar Pradesh

Recent developments in UP have underlined that the Samajwadi Party’s Government is giving a free rein to mining mafia and communal forces, even as it unleashes repression on protesters. These ... (read full text)

Niyamgiri Shows the Way: Let Gram Sabhas Decide on Other Projects in Odisha

In a series of 12 historic Gramsabhas, the people of 12 villages falling under Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha gave a decisive mandate to kick out the alumina multinational ... (read full text)

Message of Student Elections in Delhi Campuses: Rebuff for Myths of ‘Modi Magic’ and ‘Rahul Role-Model’

On September 13, student elections were held simultaneously in JNU and DU – two premier centres of higher education in the national capital. JNU has once again voted in a ... (read full text)

JNUSU 2013: Decisive Mandate for the Revolutionary Student Movement

AISA has swept the JNUSU elections 2013, winning all the four office-bearer posts and a clear majority of councilors in the JNUSU council. Comrade Akbar Chawdhary was elected as the ... (read full text)

Delhi University’s Common Students Make Their Presence Felt

The results of Delhi University Students’ Elections held on 13th September 2013 surprised everybody. The ABVP’s victory on the posts of President, Vice President and Joint Secretary were not a ... (read full text)

Yet Another Struggle By Pricol Workers

Recently Pricol workers fought yet another trade union battle and succeeded. But it was a struggle with a difference in as much as it was a movement. A Short Background ... (read full text)

Update : AIPWA Demonstration Against Brutal Rape And Murder In Assam

A 26 year old tea worker was raped and brutally murdered at Namdung, a tea garden in Margherita (Assam) by Sanjib Bordoloi, a resident of the same tea garden. An ... (read full text)

UPDATES : Demanding Justice For Martyr Gangaram Kaul

— Subhas Sen The struggle for justice for Comrade Gangaram Kaul continues. At the demonstration in Tinsukia on 12th June, a resolution had been passed that if the Assam Government ... (read full text)

UPDATE : Seminar on ‘Lessons and Challenges from the Devastation’ in Uttarakhand

The frightening aftermath of the devastation caused in June 2013 in the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand is far from normalising. Most of the roads could not be opened. The BRO, ... (read full text)

OBITUARY

Comrade Ahmadi Comrade Ahmadi, a popular leader in Uttar Pradesh, breathed her last in a hospital in Varanasi after she took poison. She was district committee member of party’s Mirzapur ... (read full text)

Keep Up The People’s Vigil On Us War Mongers

Following an apparently off-hand remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference that US military action could be avoided if the regime of President Bashar al-Assad ... (read full text)

On Cover : Protest in London Against British MP’s Invitation to Modi

British MP Barry Gardiner was confronted by over 100 vocal and angry protestors outside his MP’s surgery in Brent in North London on 9 September, demanding that he withdraw his ... (read full text)

On Cover : Rally for Justice on Anniversary of Batla House Killings

On the fifth anniversary of the Batla House ‘encounter,’ RYA and AISA held a rally at Batla House. Recently the Delhi sessions court awarded life imprisonment to Shehzad, holding him ... (read full text)

Independence Day 2013: Rhetoric versus Reality

August 15, 2013 marked the 66th anniversary of India’s Independence. For the rulers, the Independence Day has always been an occasion to revel in self-congratulatory eloquence seeking to give a ... (read full text)

Be Alert to Rebuff Communal Violence

Instances of communal violence are flaring up in various parts of the country, and it is important to remain alert to and rebuff the efforts of certain political forces to ... (read full text)

‘Food Security’ Still a Far Cry

As we go to press, the National Food Security Bill 2013 (promulgated as an ordinance on 5th July on the eve of the monsoon session to circumvent debate) has been ... (read full text)