Category: Liberation

Stop Peddling War and Hate

From the mouths of politicians, the daily ‘news’ bulletins from television media, a war on our collective intelligence and humanity has been declared. It had been declared long ago – when Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai was...

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India and Pakistan at War Against Peaceniks

(Op-Ed by Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif, October 16, 2016, New York Times) Once, in a TV studio near Delhi almost eight years ago, I tried to stop a war between India and Pakistan and left thinking: Let them fight. It’s...

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Sanitation Workers’ Struggle

Every morning, in every village, town and city around the country, even before the sun rises, an army of lakhs of safai karamcharis begin their daily work of sweeping the streets and clearing garbage. This work is an obligatory...

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Communal Violence In Bihar, UP, Bengal

(In the past couple of months, there have been several systematic instances of communal violence being stoked in various parts of India. Especially in the climate of war-mongering, even resisting communal propaganda is being...

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Attack on Dalits in Punjab

On the evening of 5 October a large mob of the dominant caste, associated with the ruling Akali Dal (Badal) faction in a village in Sangrur district attacked a dalit agricultural labourers’ mohalla in the village in a calculated...

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17th World Trade Union Congress of WFTU

6-Member Delegation of AICCTU Participates The 17th Congress of the WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions) was held on 5-8 October 2016 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban city of Republic of South Africa,...

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Heisnam Kanhailal: Theatre of Resistance

(Usham Rojio, research scholar at the Theatre & Performance Studies Department at JNU’s School of Arts and Aethetics, remembers Manipur’s towering theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal, who passed away on 6 October 2016.)...

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