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Make the July 7 All-India Strike of Rural Workers A Resounding Success !

Rural poor brothers and sisters, Ruling parties of various hues come to us during every election, and take away our votes after promising a better future. It is the majority ... (read full text)

Jose Saramago: Communist Story teller

Jose Saramago, the first ever Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998. passed away on 18 June. He was 87. Saramago was born in 1922 into ... (read full text)

June 2010

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UPA Unmasked:

It has now been one year since the incumbent UPA government assumed office in May 2009. Going by the poll-time promises and pronouncements of the Congress, “inclusive development” was to ... (read full text)

The Network of ‘Hindutva’ Terror

Almost a year and a half after the Maharashtra ATS arrested Sadhvi Pragya and a serving officer in the Indian Army, Lt. col. Purohit, for their alleged involvement in the ... (read full text)

Orissa : New Chapter of State Brutality on People’s Movements

In Orissa today, police have a free hand to shoot and corporations a free hand to loot. Naveen Patnaik, from behind his charade of ‘peaceful industrialisation’, has emerged as one ... (read full text)

Jharkhand: New Act in the Political Theatre of Opportunism and Corruption

Jharkhand is witnessing a new act in the theatre of the absurd that has marked the state’s politics in the decade since its formation. In the past ten years, the ... (read full text)

Nirupama’s Murder:

The Violence of the ‘High-Born’ In every home a burning ghat In every home a gallows In every home are prison walls Colliding against the walls She falls Gorakh Pandey, ... (read full text)

Fighting Peasants Launch All India Kisan Mahasabha

10 May 2010 marked the 153rd Anniversary of India’s First War of Independence, 1857. At Patna that day, it appeared as though the entire city was paying tribute to the ... (read full text)

Inaugural Address of Comrade Dipankar at AIKM Founding Conference

“May All India Kisan Mahasabha emerge as a powerful platform of peasant unity and peasant struggle, linking backward regions with advanced areas, peasants with workers, and the peasant movement with ... (read full text)

Manifesto of the All India Kisan Mahasabha

India is still a predominantly rural and agrarian society. Apart from feeding the entire country, agriculture also remains the main source of livelihood for the majority of Indian population. Yet ... (read full text)

May Day 2010: Workers Fight Back

We often hear that the historic May Day has lost its lustre, that working class unity and resistance has become a thing of the past. Recent weeks have seen several ... (read full text)

Film Review City of Gold – Remembering the Mumbai Mill Workers’ Movement

As the working class, and even the middle class, disappears from the cinematic imagination of Bollywood obsessed with the Yash Chopra-Karan Johar style NRI romances, City of Gold , Mahesh ... (read full text)

Updates — Letter from Kerala: Fighting Left Forces Regroup and Realign

Onchiyam is a historic village in Kozhikode district in north Kerala. Way back in 1948, when the Communist Party had been banned by the post-colonial Indian state, this village, a ... (read full text)

Update : Autonomous State Demand Day in Karbi Anglong

The 24th Anniversary of Autonomous State Demand Day was observed in Karbi Anglong on 17 May – as it has been since the beginning of the Autonomous State movement in ... (read full text)

Update : Kidnapped CPI(ML) Youth Leader Released after Powerful Mass Protests

Comrade Rupesh Kumar Singh, CPI(ML)’s Bhagalpur District Committee member and Revolutionary Youth Association’s (RYA) District Secretary was kidnapped at noon from Naugachhia Bus Stand on 18 May 2010. Soon 200 ... (read full text)

Update : Child Dies for Lack of NREGA Creche Facilities – Prompt Intervention by AIALA and AIPWA

In Mirzapur, Mansa Devi’s 3-year old son Rohan died due to drowning when she was working at the site digging pond as part of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA work. Had the ... (read full text)

Unearthing the Facts : Corporate Rampage in Orissa

Felix Padel and Samarendra Das’s recent book Out of this Earth: East India Adivasis and the Aluminium Cartel, which essentially deals with the impact of bauxite mining and the manufacture ... (read full text)

Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition Assumes Office in Britain: Through the Neoliberal Looking Glass with Tweedledum and Tweedledee…

When Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government swept into power in Britain in 1979, the country faced its first round of neoliberal transformations – massive public service cuts, de-industrialisation, a vicious onslaught ... (read full text)

Cochabamba: People’s Fight for Climate Justice

On April 22nd over 35,000 delegates representing different social movements from 140 countries converged to Cochabamba in Bolivia for World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother ... (read full text)