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Remembering I K Shukla

I knew Indu Kant Shukla, interacted, debated, discoursed, fought bitter fights together against the religious fundamentalism of the BJP variety, walked in rallies in US and organized with him on human rights questions. Unwittingly a camaraderie developed between him and

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Investigating the Root Causes and Broader Implications

Part II “The contradictions inherent in the movement of capitalist society impress themselves upon the practical bourgeois most strikingly in the changes of the periodic cycle, through which modern industry runs, and whose crowning point is the universal crisis. That

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Who Is Afraid of the Fighting Youth of Bihar?

Even as the anti-terrorist squad of Maharashtra police has corroborated the long-suspected involvement of Sangh outfits in the blasts that had rocked Malegaon two years ago, students and workers from Bihar continue to be subjected to relentless fascistic assaults unleashed

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Expose The Whole Iceberg of Sanghi Terror

No longer can the Sangh Parivar and BJP ever disown its role in terrorism. A former firebrand ABVP leader and so-called ‘sadhvi’, Pragya Singh Thakur, has been arrested for her role in the Malegaon blasts of September 2006 as well as

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Kerala: Land Reforms Undone

‘Land to the Landless’ has become the slogan for a fresh round of land struggles in the state of Kerala that claims to have implemented one of the ‘most progressive’ pieces of land reform legislation in the country. These land

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Calling Nitish’s Bluff in Bihar

(Even as the Nitish Government issued ads and held ostentatious programmes celebrating its third anniversary, CPI(ML) took a series of initiatives to call its bluff. A report.) Shaheed Mela in Bhagalpur 23 November is the martyrdom anniversary of Comrades Maheshwar

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All-round Betrayal of People’s Aspirations

(The state of Jharkhand was formed eight years ago, in response to a long struggle, and this had raised aspirations of the people that they would, at last, be free from deprivation and exploitation of their resources. In Bihar, Nitish

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March to Parliament against Terrorism, Communalism, and Regional Chauvinism

On December 12, the streets of Delhi saw the largest mobilisation yet since the Mumbai terrorist attack of November 2008, with many thousands of students, workers and youth marching condemning the heinous attack in one voice, and paying tribute to the memory

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Lessons from the Mumbai Terror Attacks

The recent horrendous terror attacks in Mumbai have woken up our elite citizenry of Mumbai and the country to the dangers of terrorism as nothing ever has. There have been many terror attacks in this country before -- each of

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Corporate Governance and Nuclear End Games Cannot Make Us Secure

In the aftermath of Mumbai, sections of the media have made much of ‘people’s anger against politicians and the system.’ What do we make of this claim? Sure, people are angry. Anger with those who rule us and with

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India Must Not Succumb to the US Strategy of Proliferation of Terror

The recent siege of Mumbai for nearly three days by a small band of well trained terrorists has almost universally come to be described as India’s 9/11. In terms of sheer audacity of planning and execution, the places targeted and

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Explaining the Paradox of J&K Elections

The large number of people who turned out to vote in the 2008 J&K elections surprised most observers and political commentators. Despite all the apprehensions stemming out of the turmoil that the state witnessed from June onward in connection with

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