Liberation Archive

Singur Then, Bhangor Now :

The land grab and repression on peasants’ resistance in Singur and Nandigram cost the CPI(M) its decades-long Government in West Bengal. The TMC, posing as the champion of peasants against land grab, had made its way to power. Now, the TMC Government has unleashed firing on villagers in Bhangor who ...

Mass Molestation in Bengaluru: Who Is To Blame?

Bengaluru was shamed by the mass molestation of women out in open on the eve of New Year 31st December 2016 at Brigade and MG Road, that too in presence of police! Cries for help were louder than the NY greetings. Cops were everywhere as ‘elaborate’ security arrangements were made ...

Relief From Neither Corruption Nor Note Ban Disaster

Prime Minister Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech was significant for side-stepping all the issues raised by the Note Ban. Soon after his 8 November Note Ban announcement plunged the country into chaos and distress, the PM had appealed to the people of the country to “bear the pain for just ...

The Malicious Motives and Calamitous Consequences of Note Ban

A Preliminary Appraisal Some 60 odd days into the despotic demonetisation, its inherent class bias, its organic links with international finance capital and the ways it is set to further intensify the major contradictions in Indian society, are unfolding before our eyes with greater clarity. The Disastrous Socio-economic Impact Corroborating ...

Murder of Dika in Bihar: Killing Dalit Dreams of Education and Dignity

(Slightly expanded version of a piece in Wire.in) Kusmi Devi is an agricultural labourer from Bihar’s most oppressed Mahadalit Musahar community. She sent her daughter Dika to school, determined that Dika must not slave in the fields as her mother and foremothers had done. 16-year-old Dika studied in the Ambedkar ...

Protests Following the Araria Atrocity and Murders

The CPI(ML) organized a bandh on 4 January 2017 in the Koshi-Seemanchal zone to protest the brutal killings of Comrades Satyanarayan and Kamleshwari in Araria and Chano Ram and Vakil Ram in Saharsa. Road blockades were held the same day in all parts of Bihar demanding 1. A high level ...

Travesty of Social Justice in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar :: A Blood-Stained New Year At Rahariya

The atrocities on Mahadalits in Araria, Bihar, and the murders of CPI(ML) leaders organising struggles of the Mahadalits to retain hold on their rightful land, have once again called the bluff of the JDU-RJD Government’s claims of ‘social justice.’ This atrocity is the latest in a long line of similar ...

The Resolve of the Republic Day 2017 for an India of Liberty and Equality

On the 67th anniversary of its proclamation, the Indian Republic finds itself in a veritable state of siege. The government of the day and the corporate-communal cabal that it represents and serves so brazenly have mounted a multi-pronged assault on the constitutional basis and framework of the Republic of India. ...

Dalits Self Dignity Convention at Bangalore

On 18 December 2016, on the occasion of Vinod Mishra Memorial Day, Dalits held a Self-Dignity Convention in Bangalore. Workers engaged in sanitation work and employed in government organisations, public and private sector in Bangalore participated in the convention. A large number of these were women. They expressed protest against ...

Police Brutality on Dalits in Bhagalpur

A State level CPI (ML)-AIARLA team visited Bhagalpur on 11-12 December and enquired into the incident of a lathi-charge on Dalit protesters in which the Bihar police had brutally stripped and beaten Dalit. The team also met the injured protesters and went to Sultanganj to get full information of the ...

8th Patna Film Festival Against War-Mongering

Inaugurating the 8th Patna film festival “Cinema of Resistance” organized by Hirawal, Jan Sanskriti Manch, and The Group on 4 December, distinguished scientist, film-maker and poet Gauhar Raza reminded people of the historical links between war-mongering and the rise of fascism in Europe. He pointed out that war, whether it ...

Socialism International Conference 2016 (Malaysia)

The Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) organized an International Conference – Socialism International 2016 – in Malaysia. The Conference was held at Kuala Lumpur on 25-27 November. Comrade Balasubramanian, Central Committee member of the CPI(ML) Liberation attended the Conference. Comrade Balasubramanian participated in a panel discussion on ‘Exit Capitalism – ...

Letter To Law Commission Regarding Personal Law Reform

To, Dr B S Chauhan, Chairman, Law Commission of India Sub: Response to Appeal and Questionnaire released by the Law Commission

Abhivyakti Conference In Goa : Against Communalism, In Defence of Free Speech

Dakshinayan Abhiyan, a cultural organization based in Goa organized a three-day conference, Abhivyakti, from 18–20 November 2016 at Madgaon, Goa. The conference was organized to deliberate on the growing communal threat to India and its impact on freedom of speech. There were close to 800 participants which included scholars and ...

People’s Poet Inquilab

The noted Tamil poet, dramatist and rationalist Inquilab passed away on December 1, 2016. He was 72. He was born Shahul Hameed at Keezhakarai in Ramanathapuram district, he had been a Tamil Professor at New College in Chennai till his retirement. A rationalist, his body was donated according to his ...

Comrade Ganeshan

Comrade Ganeshan (PV Srinivas), a founding leader of the CPI(ML) Liberation, passed away at 2.30 am on 6 December 2016 in a hospital in Delhi, where he had been admitted with respiratory illnesses and tubercular meningitis. He was 78. PV Srinivas was born in Kerala. Poverty drove his parents to ...

Commemorating Fidel: Thoughts on Cuba’s Experiment with Organic Agriculture

Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz passed away at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016 in Santiago de Cuba. For the last six decades, Cuba and Castro were almost interchangeable words to the world. His death most certainly has created a void among socialists as well as for ...

TRIBUTE : Long Live The Legacy Fidel Castro

Flags flew at half mast in all CPI(ML) offices all over the country to pay respects to Fidel Castro Ruz, the iconic leader of the Cuban revolution and towering figure who inspired anti-imperialist fighters the world over, who passed away on November 25, 2016. Fidel Castro led the successful Cuban ...