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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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Party’s Call to the Youth and Students

(This piece appeared in Liberation, September 1969, translated from the original Bengali text as appeared in the weekly Deshabrati of August 21, 1969. It is being reproduced as part of our regular feature in the 40th Anniversary Year of the Party’s foundation.

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Crisis of Capitalism Vs. ‘Crisis’ of Marxism

(On the occasion of Marx’s Birth Anniversary, May 5, we reproduce this article that appeared in the Birth Centenary Year of Marx, in the September 1983 issue of Liberation. We invite you to re-read this article in this fresh phase of

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Talibanisation, Women’s Rights and Imperialism

(The following is an excerpt from Pakistani feminist scholar Humeira Iqtidar’s ‘Who are the Taliban in Swat', www.opendemocracy.net) Much media attention has focused on the worsening plight of women in Swat, particularly after the video-taped public flogging

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Pakistan’s War on Taliban and America’s Af-Pak Gameplan

Even as the US military offensive intensifies in Afghanistan, a parallel offensive by the Pakistani Army, clearly under US pressure, in the country’s autonomous region of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and North West Frontier Province (NWFP), is underway.

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Sri Lanka’s ‘Final Solution’ for the Tamils

On May 18 2009, the Sri Lankan Government declared its ‘final victory’ over the LTTE, by displaying the body of the slain LTTE chief Prabakaran. Since then, the Sri Lankan regime and its army have indulged in an obscene orgy of humiliation.

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Fresh Crisis for Fledgling Democracy in Nepal

The recent developments in Nepal should take no one by surprise. When parties with antagonistic class interests (like the NC and the UCPN (M)) join others with very different political agendas of their own (the CPN (UML) and the Madheshi

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Indian Foreign Policy and Immediate Neighbours

Even as India was engaged in elections, the infamous role of the Indian government in its policy towards its immediate neighbours was being played out. The Manmohan Singh-led Government has been sworn in for another term; and democratic and progressive

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Current Economic Crisis and India

(The following is excerpted from the larger article ‘New Great Depression and India’, from Aspects of India’s Economy, No. 47, March 2009.- Ed/-) Indian bubble bursts India’s GDP grew during 2003-08 at its fastest pace in any five-year

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A Closer Look at the Mandate

The success of the Congress and its UPA partners at the hustings have put it in a position to call the shots: fair-weather friends and many foes alike queued up to offer letters of support to the Congress. As we

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A Preliminary Note

There were 80 CPI(ML) candidates in the fray in the 15th Lok Sabha elections. For nearly two months, the entire organisation dedicated itself to an intensive election campaign defying the summer heat and a busy harvesting season in many parts

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