EDITORIAL

Stop these Warmongers, Stand by the People of Iraq!

The Bush administration had planned to ‘celebrate’ the first anniversary of September 11 by mounting yet another murderous offensive on Iraq. As the anniversary approached, the intent was declared quite openly with a combined Anglo-American air attack on Iraqi targets. For

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Restore Normal Diplomatic Ties with Pakistan and Resume Dialogue

Marriages, some say, are made in heaven and broken on earth. The heaven in which the recent marriage of Indian and Pakistani postures regarding the pulling back of troops from the border has been made is anybody’s guess. But

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Gujarat 2002: Wake-up Call for Indian Democracy

The outcome of the December 12 elections in Gujarat has baffled pollsters and political pundits no end. It has also saddened every Indian who has a concern for the future of democracy and secularism in India, for the very identity of

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“Keep Your Evil Away from the Mother of Civilisations” # Don’t Attack Iraq! No Blood for Oil! Free Palestine!

On January 18, almost all capitals and major cities the world over reverberated with these simple and direct slogans. Few slogans have ever been chanted by so many million voices in so many languages on one single day. Twelve years ago,

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Mr. Togadia Wants Another Mahabharat, Let’s Give Him His Due

Come elections, and the temple terrorists of the saffron brigade are out on the streets. On the eve of the February 26 elections to the Himachal Pradesh Assembly and the February 28 presentation of the annual budget, the Singhals and Togadias of

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Stop the War! Send Bush and Blair Packing from Iraq!

As this issue of Liberation goes to press America’s war on Iraq has moved into its fourth day. Never before in recent history has the world witnessed a war more unjust and barbaric than this Gulf War II. Through

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Neither Oil, Nor Soil: Get the Occupation Forces out of Iraq

With the retreat of the Saddam Hussein regime, “Operation Iraqi Freedom” has moved into its second phase and we are now confronted with the stark reality of a barbaric American occupation of Iraq. The war itself had failed to produce

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Indo-Pak Ties and the US ‘Road Map’

Suddenly there is a flurry of activities on the Indo-Pak diplomatic front. From the brink of a near- total disruption of diplomatic relations a year ago, the two countries now seem to be fast returning to a presumably full-scale restoration

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No Indian Troos to Serve the US War in Iraq

BETWEEN September 1915 and April 1916, thousands of Indian soldiers had died in the then Mesopotamia fighting Britain’s war against Turkey. They were among the 90,000 Indian troops killed during the First World War in whose memory stands the colossal and colonial

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CBI: India’s Cremating Bureau of Investigation, Advani’s Chosen Bank of Impunity

BY DROPPING the charge of conspiracy against LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi levied under Section 120(B) in the Ayodhya case, the CBI has effectively renamed itself as India's Cremating Bureau of Investigation or Advani's Chosen Bank of Impunity. There

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Over to the People! Forward with the “Save Democracy, Save India” Campaign!

THE ONLY surprising thing about the latest no-confidence debate in Parliament was that the Congress eventually resorted to this weapon. The tremors produced by Tehelka revelations and the outrage caused by the Gujarat genocide merited no-confidence motions long ago. But

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WHO WILL PUNISH THE GUILTY?

Nearly eleven years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the Rae Bareli special court has finally announced the first verdict on the CBI investigation on Ayodhya. Twenty-eight years ago it was another Rae Bareli verdict - delivered, of course,

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