INTERNATIONAL

Chicago Schoolteachers’ Strike

We hope Kapil Sibal is watching the schoolteachers’ strike in Obama’s home constituency of Chicago. Sibal, as India’s HRD Minister, is pushing for an education system that is increasingly more privatised, and he is doing so based on

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Islamophobia and Ignorance

(Excerpted from Counterpunch, September 18) ‘Koran discovered with coffee cup stain on the front cover, US marines deployed to all Starbucks franchises.’ The quip, retweeted by celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins, exemplifies the belligerent incomprehension with which so many, including self-proclaimed liberals,

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American Bellicosity and the NAM Summit in Teheran

The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has brought the group back into international spotlight because it was held successfully in Teheran in face of bitter bullying by the US-Israel combine. The US State Department condemned the choice of

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Flagship of Latin American Resistance Sails Ahead

“I have never failed you, I’ve never lied to you.” Probably there is only one head of state in the world today who can make a statement like this after holding office for fourteen years at a stretch and

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Left activists protest against Taliban in Lahore

In the wake of the horrific killing of school children in Peshawar in Pakistan, Left parties in Pakistan held a massive protest in Lahore on 21 December against the Taliban. The following press statement was released: Press Release - The Left

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Peshawar Massacre: Lessons for Pakistan, India and the Subcontinent

The barbaric massacre of 132 school children in Peshawar by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has underlined the senselessness and inhumanity of the toxic cocktail of religion and politics. This unspeakable crime must mark the beginning of the end of the Taliban and

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Significant Assertion of the Japanese Communist Party in the Japan elections

In the recently conducted elections in Japan, the Japanese Communist Party (JCP) has more than doubled its seats in the Lower House. The party now has 21 lawmakers in the chamber. Previously, the JCP had held eight seats. Even though Japanese

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Report detailing torture by CIA released

On 9 December, the US’s Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released parts of a detailed report on the CIA’s ‘Detention and Interrogation’ program on detainees between 2001 and 2006. This report is a chilling proof of the horrific torture tactics

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Protests in Delhi in solidarity with ongoing anti-racist protests in the US

Over the past couple of weeks, even as massive anti-racist protests have emerged on the streets of various towns and cities in the US, students and youth in Delhi have been organizing protests in solidarity. After the horrific verdict of

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Repression on Massive Student Movement in Mexico

A massive student movement is underway in Mexico against the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, suspected of being abducted and murdered. The students had gone to protest a speech by the Mayor’s wife, and it is suspected that the

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Press Statement issued by Left Parties on Upcoming Visit of US President Barack Obama

Obama Visit: Observe Protest Day on January 24 The Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces of Hindutva which threatens the secular and democratic values of the Indian Republic. It is at such a juncture that the Government has

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Excerpts From Statement by Said and Saidou

Our book and song came about in the middle of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign to impose a racist definition of national identity. One spontaneous response from young people in working class areas was to write graffiti on the

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