Category: November 2014

The Political Economy of Ebola

(Excerpt from an article in the Jacobin) Ebola is a problem that will not be solved, because it isn’t profitable to do so. One shorthand explanation is that if the people infected with Ebola were white, the problem would be...

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The ‘other’ Kurds fighting the Islamic State

(Dilar Dirik is a Kurdish activist and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. My research focus is Kurdistan and the Kurdish women’s movement. This article is excerpted from the one that appeared on Al Jazeera, 2...

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Haider

What happens when a well-known saga of revenge and intrigue, of complex relationships and personal anguish is situated within the tragic narrative that is Kashmir? After Maqbool and Omkara, Vishal Bharadwaj has come up with yet...

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Obituary

Comrade Ishwarchand Com. Ishwarchand (Ratan ji) was born in Mavana village of Dist. Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He was active in SFI in his college days. After completing his education up to B.Sc. he joined the CPI(M) in the 1960s....

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Watch your waste

(Below are excerpts from an article in The Hindu by Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren of Dalhousie University, Canada; ‘Watch your waste’, Sept 6 2014) In his Independence Day speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly espoused the...

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Workers Beware – FDI is at Work !

Modi has been wooing MNCs to come ‘Make in India’. What are the conditions that MNCs demand in order to ‘make’ in any country? It is an open secret that MNCs (or their subcontractors) manufacture in countries where they can run...

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