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Barhania Massacre: Popular Protest Forces Administration to Reject Police’ Version On the eve of phase one of 15th Lok Sabha election the CRPF forces in Jharkhand picked up five innocent tribal villagers from Barhania village, massacred them in cold blood

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Reports from Chhatishgarh

CPI(ML) and the Safai Kamgar Union (sanitary workers’ union, affiliated to the AICCTU) jointly held a dharna at the Commissioner’s office in Bhilai on 6th June with several demands pertaining to the livelihood and working condition of the

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AIALA Convention in Dharmapuri ### Pricol Workers on Indefinite Fast

AIALA Convention in Dharmapuri A Convention demanding 2 acres land, 5 cents home-stead land, 200 days work and Rs.200/day wage in NREGA was held by All India Agricultural Labourers’ Association (AIALA) at Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu on 15 June. Dozens of rural poor, 95

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People’s Health’ Seminar in Kolkata

Dr. Binayak Sen and Dr. Ilina Sen recently visited Kolkata responding to an initiative taken by People’s Health. They addressed the Calcutta press at Calcutta Press Club on 29th May. Dr. Binayak Sen’s two year long unlawful detention

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Cyclone Calamity in West Bengal

Normal life in the Sunderbans has been totally paralyzed, it being the worst-hit by the Cyclone Aila. Even thirty days after the Aila devastation in this delta there is no sign of progress in restoring normalcy although good gestures are

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Protests against Punjab Crackdown

The CPI(ML) Delhi State unit and AICCTU held a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar on May 25 to demand the unconditional release of all arrested leaders and workers, which submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister demanding his intervention. Meanwhile,

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Agricultural Labourers in Punjab: Struggling for Survival

There have been many studies of the situation of agricultural labourers and dalit rural poor in Punjab. In this section, we discuss some of the relevant aspects of dalit agricultural workers’ lives, in the light of the observations of such

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Crackdown on Struggles of the Rural Poor in Punjab

Soon after the Lok Sabha elections, the Akali-BJP Government of Punjab has unleashed an all-out offensive on the rural poor in Punjab, and on the CPI(ML) which was leading their struggles. Since 21 May, over 1300 agricultural labourers and labour leaders,

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Updates

Dharna in UP against Price-rise and Drought CPI(ML) organised a state-wide dharna and demonstration in Uttar Pradesh on 15 July against unfettered price-rise; increasing incidences of crime against dalits and women in the State; demanding that UP be declared a

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Initiatives against Repression in Lalgarh

Lalgarh has reportedly been ‘won’ by the troops in the operation jointly sponsored by the CPI(M)-led State Government and the Centre, where both Manmohan and Mamata are partners. Adivasis at Lalgarh continue to remain in a precarious state,

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Punjab Struggle Update

The agricultural labourers of Punjab’s Malwa region continue their struggle against the severe repression unleashed on their movement for homestead land. As we go to press, 10 CPI(ML) activists still remain in jail, though the State Secretary Rajvinder Singh

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Joint Left Initiatives

Left parties CPI, CPI-M, CPI (ML), and SUCI (C) organized a joint “Save Democracy” convention in Gwalior on 15 June against the footsteps of fascism. The convention was held in the backdrop of Section 144 and Section 133 being clamped all over Madhya

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