REPORTS

Attack on Mazdoor Mukti Morcha Leader Bhagwant Samaon in Punjab

On the morning of 2 June, the Sarpanch of Bodawal village in Mansa, Punjab, belonging to the ruling Akali Dal accompanied by his goons brutally attacked the Punjab State President of Mazdoor Mukti Morcha (MMM) and Dalit leader, Bhagwant Samaon while

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Reports

16 Exploited Indian Workers Repatriated from Malaysia On 29 August 2009, 12 workers descended from the Dhanbad-Aleppey Express at Dhanbad station and were warmly greeted by a delegation of AICCTU and CPI(ML) activists. All around, the mood was celebratory – but the workers’ drawn

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Land Reforms Sangharsh Yatra and Convention

CPI(ML) in Bihar launched a state-wide campaign from 3-8 October to demand implementation of the recommendations of the D. Bandopadhyaya Land Reforms Commission. The Sangharsh Yatra called upon the masses to reject and oust the Nitish Govt. which is

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Justice Dinakaran and Land Grab in TN

The revelation of the illegal wealth amassed by the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran hit the headlines just as the campaign to declare assets of the Judges gained momentum. The ignominious revelation not only underscored the importance

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Protest against land grab at Chunar

The recent events around the J.P. Cement factory at Chunar (Mirzapur District) show how the privatization of a PSU is initiated by Mulayam and later Mayawati’s government abuses state power to defend the new owners against the local

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Jails Cannot Break Our Struggle: Speaking to Women Pricol Workers

8 women workers were arrested on old and false charges (dating back to 2007 and 2008) and were jailed for ten days. They are Comrades Kalavathi, Valarmathi, Rajeswari, Premalatha, Shanthini, Lakshmi, Premalatha and Chandra. They were released on conditional bail. Except for Comrade

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Liberhan Report: Inaction in the name of ‘ATR’ will not do – Punish the Perpetrators of the Babri Masjid Demolition

17 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, the Liberhan Commission’s findings are finally in the public domain and have been tabled in Parliament. The report itself holds no surprises: debunking the BJP’s claims that the demolition was

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Sankalp Diwas to Intensify Struggles for Land, Livelihood, Democracy

December 18th, the 11th anniversary of the death of former party General Secretary Comrade Vinod Mishra was observed by CPI(ML) all over the country as Sankalp Diwas (pledge day) to intensify struggles for land, livelihood, and democracy. A massive

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Firing on Protesting Students of Patna University

The students of Art and Crafts College of Patna University have been protesting against misuse of college infrastructure and the autocratic ways of the college principal. These protesting and hunger striking students including several AISA activists were fired upon by

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Updates

Protests Against Power Plant After the November protests against the proposed power plant near Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam district on January 21st, angry agricultural labourers and poor peasants once more held a protest demonstration in front of the Sub-Collectors’ office at

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TN Women’s Commission Shows Pro-Pricol Bias

Within a span of 6 days, from 24 September to 29 September 2009, Coimbatore police, as part of its systematic campaign to harass Pricol workers in the wake of the death of a management official, had baselessly targeted several women workers. They arrested two

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Jharkhand Elections and After

As widely expected, the recent elections in Jharkhand once again threw up a hung Assembly. None of the pre-poll combinations could come anywhere near the majority mark, with the Congress-JVM combination securing 25 seats and the BJP-JD(U) combine managing only 20.

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