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CPI(M)’s Opportunist Tactics: Exposed In the Mirror of the Nuke Deal

The CPI(M)’s stance is that it has withdrawn support from the UPA Government because that Government is “bringing about a rightward shift in both foreign and domestic policies” (see a recent CPI(M) Booklet on Left Parties and

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Will the Nuke Deal Solve Power Shortage in India?

Power shortage and rising prices of oil are something our people experience in their daily lives. In fact the Government is facing tremendous popular anger against privatisation of power and price rise of essential commodities spinning off from oil price

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NO To The Nuke Deal ! Intensify The Movement For National Resistance Against Pro-Imperialist Betrayal !

To bite or not to bite, that was the question. And by the time the Left watchdog overcame the Hamletian dilemma and decided to act, it had already lost its teeth. Out-flanked by the SP-Congress marriage of convenience on the

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Stalemate at WTO

When the Doha round was initiated nearly 7 years ago, it was promised to be a “development round” that would address the concerns of poorer countries through “special and differential treatment” in respect to import tariffs. Never in the past was

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Communist Women Activists’ Camp: An Account

The CPI(ML) held a party education camp for leading women activists of the party on 26-27 July 2008 at Bardhaman, W Bengal. Around 60 leading women activists of the party – working on various fronts ranging from the peasants, agricultural labour, student

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Liquidate Liquidationism, Strengthen the Party in Every Way

The 8th Congress of the Party had identified a certain suicidal trend of thought within the Party as liquidationism. The Congress secured an important victory in the ideological-political battle against liquidationism and called upon the entire Party organization to remain

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Nationwide Campaign 23 July – 20 August

The month-long Nationwide Campaign, launched on 23 July immediately after the trust vote farce, vigorously mobilized against the Nuke Deal and Indian Government’s tie-up with US imperialism, price rise and PDS, unemployment, state repression – taking on both the Central as

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Bhagat Singh’s Statue in Parliament: Disturbing Questions

(Below are excerpts from a letter to the Speaker (Dt/- 17 August 2008), Parliament of India, by Prof. Chaman Lal, (editor, Complete Documents of Bhagat Singh in Hindi), protesting against the distortion of Bhagat Singh’s image in the statue installed

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Mother Courage: Kaushalya Devi

Chandrashekhar had a close and loving relation with his mother. No doubt, this was because he lost his father at a young age, and for a long time, both of them only had each other. His letters to her from

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Rescue and Relief: Reports from the Grassroots

CPI(ML) and AIALA activists in the affected areas threw themselves into rescue and relief work alongside the affected people and people of neighbouring villages from the first day the flood waters made an appearance. Now our activists are concentrate

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Bihar Floods: The Inevitable Has Happened

(Below are excerpts from an article by Dinesh Kumar Mishra, activist on water-related issues in Bihar, which appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly, September 6, 2008.) The overflowing Kosi had, as of end-August, wreaked destruction on more than three million people

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Kosi Floods: Bihar Battles State-Sponsored Catastrophe

The rhetoric of governance in India has nowadays become pretty elaborate and sophisticated. Every government waxes eloquent about ‘good governance’ rooted in principles of accountability, sensitivity, empowerment, administrative efficiency, disaster management, transparency and so on and so forth. The current

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