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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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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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Movement in Patna Arts College Against Corruption, Casteism, Sexual Harassment and Authoritarianism Students of Patna Arts College have also been waging a protracted struggle against the current Principal of the college who has encouraged corrupt, casteist and anti-women practices on

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Left Parties’ against Repression in Madhya Pradesh

The recent spate of bans on protests by the Madhya Pradesh government was resisted by the left parties jointly through a convention held on 15 June in Gwalior and a rally held in Bhopal on 20 June. CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML)

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Resisting the UGC Assault on Teaching, Jobs, And Education

The UGC’s move to enhance teachers’ workload and slash teaching posts will affect employment opportunities of young researchers; teaching conditions; and quality of higher education all over the country. The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) and DU students are

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Gujarat Adivasis Struggle against Land Grab

Adivasi peasants in Valsad district of Gujarat held a massive protest on 16 June against forcible land grab by the land mafia as well as Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. Adivasis in the district are living on their lands since generations but

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Struggle on NREGA at Jamua In Jamua, Giridih district of Jharkhand , CPIML and AIPWA have been trying to organise workers who have been denied their wages. On 8th July at Bagodar, Saria, Birni, Rajdhanwar and Jamua militant gherao-demonstrations were held

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The Unsung Heroes of the Punjab Land Struggle

Most remarkable about the last three months or so of intense struggle in Punjab are the courage and initiative displayed by the ‘rank and file’ who boldly took the lead – leading the mass arrests, organizing daily protests once leaders had

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Party Conference at Mansa CPI(ML) organized a conference of agricultural laborers, poor peasants, women and youth on 1st October to mark the 102nd birth anniversary (28th September) of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. Addressing the Conference Com. Swapan Mukherji, CCM and

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