Crony Capitalism, ‘Crazy Development’ and Callous Governance: The Unravelling of the Disastrous Modi Regime

Ahead of the crucial Gujarat elections, the chinks in the Modi propaganda armour of Gujarat model of development continue to get brutally exposed. Indeed, the popular narrative on development that has emerged from within Gujarat and taken the social media by storm is ‘vikas gando thayo chhe’: ‘development has gone ...

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AISA Condemns Kerala HC Order Outlawing Democratic Student Agitations

AISA condemns an order passed by the Kerala HC outlawing democratic protests by students. This outrageous and unconstitutional order was passed by Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan in a case concerning MES College, Ponnani. This order claims that “Dharna, hunger strikes and other practices like Sathyagrah ...

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CPI(ML) Protests Attacks on CPI(M) Offices

All over the country, BJP is leading attacks on offices of CPI(M) and Left parties. This is nothing but a desperate ploy to divert attention from the economic crisis, unemployment, rampant hunger, attacks on women as well as corruption and nepotism scandals in which BJP Governments at the Centre and ...

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Kisan Mukti Yatra: Third Phase

The third phase of the Kisan Mukti Yatra was held from 2 October to 11 October 2017. The brief report of the yatra is shared below: The Yatra started from Champaran, the venue of Gandhiji’s Satyagraha 100 years ago with the indigo farmers. The Yatra commenced from the Bhitiharwa Ashram ...

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The Southern phase of the Yatra

The Southern phase of the Kisan Mukti Yatra was organized under the leadership of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti. Kisan leaders speaking in Vijaywada on 17 September 2017 said that the government owed farmers to the tune of 1.5 lakhs every year; farmers demanding loan waivers are not ...

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Kisan Mukti Yatra in Uttarakhand

A public meeting was held at the Shaheed Smarak, Bindukhatta in the terai region of Uttarakhand addressed by Prem Singh Gehlawat, Afroz Alam, and Purushottam Sharma and Kailash Pandey. Other leaders who were scheduled to speak (BM Singh from Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan, Raju Shetty from Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathana, Yogendra ...

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‘Halla Bol, Pol Khol’ March in Sariya

Students and youth under the leadership of RYA took out a spirited march from Sariya Stadium to the residence of Koderma BJP MP and former State President Ravindra Rai to demand the construction of a rail over-bridge at the Hazaribagh Road railway crossing, and against the non-performance and ‘jumlebaji’ of ...

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District Conference of Kisan Mahasabha in Kanpur

The Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Mahasabha held a district conference at village Bandhipurwa-Bagicha in Kandha Panchayat, Kalyanpur Block, Kanpur City. The conference venue has been a dharna site for the past two months. An indefinite dharna is being held under the Kisan Mahasabha banner against the forcible land acquisition of farmers’ ...

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Jal Sahiyas Protest in Garhwa

The Jal Sahiyas of Garwha are agitating for their rights – these are the workers who do the bulk of the rural drinking water and sanitation work and are yet not recognized as Government employees. A rally was held in Garhwa under the joint banners of the Garhwa District Jal ...

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Contract and Non-Regularized Workers Hold National Demand Day

The All India Contract and Non-Regularized Workers Federation (AICNRWF) observed National Demand Day on 22 September 2017 with a 9-point charter of demands. Memorandums were submitted to the Prime Minister and Labour Minister from various places on this occasion. The demands are as follows: 1. The system of contract and outsourcing ...

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Victory for CPI (ML) in Kamal Club Elections

The RSS and BJP, in accordance with the pro-corporate communal plans of the Raghuvar government, had established Kamal Clubs in Bagodar Block of Giridih district, purportedly to encourage art, cultural and sports activities. The formation of these clubs began about a year ago. The procedure was to form 11-member Panchayat ...

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Land Struggles in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh : Dharna at RDO office, Nuzividu

In Somavaram village of Chatrai Mandal of Krishna District, the rich and landlords have occupied forest lands, taking advantage of inaccurate forest records. When poor cultivate the forest lands, the forest department tries to evict them but when the rich occupy the forest lands, the department is silent. Under the ...

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Dharna at MRO office of Musunuru

In Ramanakkapeta village of Musunuru Mandal, poor agricultural workers’ families have been cultivating land since 70 years. However, when they approached the revenue department, they were informed that these were forest lands and that the department did not have the powers to confirm titles to the lands. As per the ...

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Protests in Chekapalli

In Chekapalli village of Musunuru Mandal, in Krishna district, many poor families are residing in small houses as per Survey number 328 and have been for asking house-site pattas (titles). However, the revenue department has not shown any interest in doing the same. The present Tehsildar Mr K.B. Seetharam has ...

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AIPWA’s protests against harassment of a woman in Birni

On receiving a report that a woman was sexually harassed while she had gone to farms for work and that no action had been even when the matter came to light, a meeting of women was organised under the leadership of AIPWA leader Com. Kiran Kumari on 10 October in ...

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Dharna in Garhwa District

The Danda Block HQ (Garhwa District) was gheraoed under the leadership of the CPI (ML) Danda Block Committee on 10 October 2017. Earlier, a rally was taken out from Motihari village led by District Secretary Kalicharan Mehta, Virendra Choudhury, Kishore Kumar, Suryadev Choudhury, Abbas Ansari, Hira Choudhury, Amerika Ram and ...

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Obituary : Comrade Ramsakal Das

Com. Ramsakal Das, a senior comrade of the party from Muzaffarpur passed away on the morning of 10 October due to heart failure. Popular among people as Master Sahab, Com. Ramsakal had been a member of the district committee of the party for three decades and had been the secretary ...

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Defamation Suit Threat Tactic Won’t Work: Probe Jay Shah’s Dubious Business Records

Two major charges in quick succession – questions about the state of the economy followed by the revelation of the intriguing affairs of the mysterious company of Amit Shah’s son – have clearly given a big jolt to the Modi government. Gone is the arrogant silence of the earlier phase, ...

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Protest in Bihar On Rohingya Issue

The CPI (ML) and Insaf Manch organized a candle march and protest meeting in Bhagalpur on 18 September 2017 as part of statewide protests against the continuing racial massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar despite international condemnation, burning and destruction of their homes, and cruel torture of women and children. ...

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Historic Farmers’ Struggle in Rajasthan

Before the Rajasthan government could recover from the earlier farmers’ protest against increased electricity rates, the declaration of statewide encampments from 1 September by the All India Kisan Sabha spread over a dozen districts gave the government an inkling of the potential strength of this agitation. The encampments started from ...

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