INTERNATIONAL

Communal Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka

After Tamils, it is now Muslims at the receiving end of majoritarian violence in Rajapksa-ruled Sri Lanka. A fresh bout of majoritarian violence was unleashed by Buddhist communal organisation Bodu Bala Sena on the Muslim community in Aluthgama, Beruwala, Velipenna

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Destroying Iraq

What is happening in Iraq is a de-facto re-invasion of Iraq by Western interests, but this time it is through a proxy force in extremist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). War hawks like Blair, Cheney and McCaine

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Socialist Alliance Conference in Australia

CPI(ML) Politburo member and AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan was the keynote speaker at the People’s Power in the “Asian Century” seminar in Sydney, Australia on June 7. The seminar was held as part of the Socialist Alliance’s 10th

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FIFA in Brazil: Ugly Exploitation Undermines Beautiful Football

“The history of football is a sad voyage from beauty to duty” Uruguayan writer and football chronicler Eduardo Galeano’s famous lines were reflected in the turbulent protests and popular discontent that hit the streets of various cities of Brazil

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Minimum Wage Struggle in Seattle: Victory of the Working Class

On June 2nd Seattle, a city in United States, struck a blow against rising inequality, when its city council unanimously adopted a city wide minimum wage of $15 per hour, the highest minimum wage in the United States. The dramatic change

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US Intervention Is Not Humanitarian and Will Not Protect the People of Iraq

MRZine, 08.08.14 Here we go again, the US is using a humanitarian catastrophe to implement imperialist objectives and pour petrol on fire. It is sickening to see Obama and the Western media shedding crocodile tears for the Iraqi people, after the

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Palestinian statement on murder of Mike Brown and solidarity with Ferguson

(Even as it comes to light that the weapons deployed by the US cops against black anti-racist protesters in the streets of Ferguson, Palestinians have come out with a statement of solidarity with the people of Ferguson. The statement, posted

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The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violenc

(Small excerpt from Op-Ed by Henry A. Giroux on the Ferguson racist killing and repression of protesters by police, Truthout, 18 August 2014) Under the regime of neoliberalism, the circle of those considered disposable and subject to state violence is now expanding.

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Like Michael Brown in Ferguson, to be poor and black renders you collateral

America claims to see racism differently. But it does not, apparently, see black people differently (Gary Younge, The Guardian, 15 August 2014, on the shooting dead of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, USA on 9th August. The killing, by

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Hong Kong Students Strike To Protest Curb in Voting Rights

Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese

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Creatively Apply the Lessons of the First International In Commemoration of 150th Anniversary of Foundation

The International Working Men’s Association (IWA) -- the First International, as it has gone down in history – was a major milestone on the broad road of the world proletariat’s forward march after the Communist League, its first revolutionary

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The Scottish Referendum: Raising Questions of Self-determination, Democracy and Social Justice

In the run up to the Scottish referendum, those who supported Scotland leaving the UK (the Yes campaign) were virtually unrepresented in the British media and establishment figures in England poured a torrent of scornful abuse on Scots in general,

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