Liberation Archive

Sarabjit and Sanaullah: Paying the Cost of Communal Jingoism and War-mongering

The brutal attack by co-prisoners on an Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore jail, resulting in his eventual death, is a heinous instance of extra-judicial killing and violation of ... (read full text)

Assembly Elections 2013: People’s Mandate Against BJP Against Communalism, Corruption and Non-Performance

Karnataka assembly election results have blown out many popular myths surrounding the BJP’s so-called Lingayat vote-bank, influence of money power, invincibility and indispensability of land, mining and other mafia in ... (read full text)

After Karnataka, the BJP/NDA Must Be Made to Bite the Dust in Bihar

The results of Karnataka Assembly elections have given a big jolt to the BJP’s dream of emerging as the unstoppable national alternative to the Congress. At a time when the ... (read full text)

Obituary

Long Live Comrade Brij Bihari Lal ! Comrade Brij Bihari Lal, a Freedom fighter and an ex-member of CPI(ML)’s Central Control Commission, died in Pilibhit on 11th May 2013 at ... (read full text)

WOMEN’s MOVEMENT : Capitalism, Sexual Violence, and Sexism

Sexual violence cannot be attributed simply to some men behaving in ‘anti-social’ or ‘inhuman’ ways: it has everything to do with the way society is structured: i.e., the way in ... (read full text)

UPDATES : Resisting the Assault on Delhi University

Delhi University (DU), one of the largest public funded universities in the country, is facing yet another massive neo-liberal assault. Close on the heels of the introduction of the semester ... (read full text)

Update : May Day 2013

The May Day 2013 was celebrated by All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) with the pledge of taking forward the spirit generated in the 20-21 February unprecedented all ... (read full text)

Update : Election for Recognition of Unions in the Railways: Our experience of contesting in ECR

— D P Bakshi Despite considerable downsizing the Indian Railways still remains the largest industrial-cum-service sector in our country. But this biggest contingent of the organised working class remains largely ... (read full text)

Update : PM Faces Protests in Assam Demanding Justice for Com. Gangaram

(We have carried reports of the protests following Gangaram Koal’s murder in the May 2013 issue of Liberation. Comrade Subhas Sen recounts developments and initiatives taken recently.) Assam erupted in ... (read full text)

Update : Commemorating One Year of Comrade TPC’s Martyrdom

Comrade TP Chandrashekharan, leader of the RMP of Kerala, was brutally hacked to death last year on 4th May, at the behest of CPI(M). One year on, the trial in ... (read full text)

‘Made in Bangladesh’: Globalized Capital’s Genocide of Workers

The death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in the outskirts of Dhaka, on 24th April, is a staggering 1,127. That statistics makes it the ... (read full text)

On Cover : AICCTU Delegate at ILC Confronted PM Demands Release of Noida, Maruti Workers and Arrest of Gangaram Koal’s Killers

AICCTU leader Comrade Subhas Sen confronted the Prime Minister and Labour Minister at the latest session of the Indian Law Conference, demanding answers on the arrest and jailing of Maruti ... (read full text)

On Cover : Crony Capital Fixes Cricket, the Celebrated Game of ‘Glorious Uncertainty’

IPL cricket is in the eye of a match-fixing scandal. The teams now have more than 11 players – big money and bookies have become the invisible players who rule ... (read full text)

May 2013

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The Call of April 22, 2013 Carry Forward the Achievements of the 9th Congress

22 April 2013 marks the 44th anniversary of the foundation of CPI(ML). This year as we observe this historic day and rededicate ourselves to the revolutionary tasks and goals the ... (read full text)

CPI(ML)’s 9th Congress : Stop Corporate Plunder, Defend People’s Resources, People’s Rights

The CPI(ML)’s 9th Congress at Ranchi, Jharkhand, was a powerful assertion of the Left agenda and response to the challenges of today’s India. The theme of the Congress – calling ... (read full text)

Commute DS Bhullar’s Death Sentence, Abolish Death Penalty

The Supreme Court verdict rejecting the plea for commutation of death sentence for DS Bhullar is most unfortunate. The case against DS Bhullar rested almost wholly on custodial confession. In ... (read full text)

TMC Terror in West Bengal

The custodial killing of student activist Sudipto Gupta in West Bengal sparked off protests all over West Bengal and beyond. Since then, a veritable reign of terror of the ruling ... (read full text)

Expose the Charade of Nitish Kumar’s ‘Anti-Modi’ Posturing

Speaking at the JDU National Executive meeting recently, Nitish Kumar has once again repeated his veiled anti-Modi remarks, suggesting that Narendra Modi would be unacceptable as NDA’s PM candidate. Nitish ... (read full text)

Working Class Struggles: Defying Assassination and Repression

May Day commemorates the historic struggles for workers’ rights and the legacy of the Haymarket Martyrs of 1886. In May 2013, the legacy of the Haymarket Martyrs continues to be ... (read full text)