FEATURE

Sri Lanka: Déjà vu all over again

In over two decades of being a journalist it was the first time ever that I have cried upon reading a newspaper editorial. Having watched closely the shameful decline of the media in India – and indeed around the world – from

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Red Flag Hoisted on Satyam’s Lands

The Satyam scam has exposed corporate corruption and greed, protected by Governments and even ‘watchdog’ institutions. Among the many aspects of the scam was the aspect of massive benami land transfers effected by Satyam. It became apparent that thousands of

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Letter from Bihar

Nitish’s Vikas Yatra’ Gimmick While CM Nitish Kumar has been on a ‘Vikas Yatra’ (Development Yatra) with an eye to the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, people of Bihar have been calling his bluff. The ‘Vikas Yatra,’ conducted in the

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Capitalist Crisis and Making of a Marxist

Four Lectures on Marxism (Monthly Review Press, 1981). Reprinted by Cornerstone Publications, Kharagpur, West Bengal. ISBN 978-81-88401-17-8. Rs 55. pp 97 Back in the dog days of the Great Depression, “a very bourgeois American first-year graduate student” (as he would

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Long March from Naxalbari: Most Memorable Moments

May 1967: Spring thunder of Naxalbari. May 1968: All India Coordination Committee of Communist Revolutionaries formed. Srikakulam struggle starts from November. May 1970: First Party Congress secretly held in Kolkata. August 1971: Comrade Saroj Dutt murdered, followed by Kashipur-Baranagar massacre in Kolkata. July 1972: with

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Questioning ‘Quack Remedies’ for Terrorism

(The campaign led by Jamia teachers for judicial enquiry into the Batla House ‘encounter’ has effectively brought anti-terror operations by police under a question mark. An effect of the public campaign has been the Delhi HC declaration that the Government

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THE HERITAGE WE UPHOLD

Throughout the 40th anniversary year of Party Foundation (22 April 2009 -- 22 April 2010) Liberation will be publishing excerpts from old party documents, articles, reports etc to give you a feel of those times, those struggles. In this issue we bring you excerpts

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CPI(ML) at the Polls: A Preview

In the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, CPI(ML) is contesting 82 seats in 16 states and three Union Territories. In elections to Orissa and Andhra Pradesh Assemblies, the Party is contesting around 20 seats each. Of the 82 seats identified by the CPI(ML), 22

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CPI(ML) Manifesto for 15th Lok Sabha Elections

The 15th Lok Sabha elections have been announced. As the country gets ready to vote for the constitution of a new Lok Sabha, dark clouds of deepening crisis overshadow our entire economy. While the rural economy had long been reeling

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On Cover

Hum Dekhenge We shall witness Certainly we, too, shall witness that day that has been promised to us When these high mountains Of tyranny and oppression turn to fluff and evaporate And we oppressed – Beneath our feet will this earth

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Dr. Binayak Sen: “Punishment by Trial”

(This is the text of a letter written by the eminent Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court Judge, to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, dated April 17, 2009. Ed/-) I would like to bring to your attention a case of

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Farewell to Comrade Dilip Banerjee

Innumerable friends, comrades and close associates bade farewell to the most loveable comrade Dilip Banerjee on Poila Baishakh (Bengali New Year or April 15). A veteran Party member, Comrade Banerjee died of an undiagnosed neural ailment resulting in multiple complications including

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