EDITORIAL

Lessons of 2005

A year that dawned on the ravages wrought by the December 26 tsunami is drawing to a close in the midst of a political tsunami that comes in smaller waves but seems bent on washing away whatever was left of the

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Challenge the Eviction-Loaded Script of Neo-Liberal ‘Development’

Development’ decrees that some must be sacrificed at the altar of the ‘temples of modern India’ – the dams, the steel plants, the mines, the big industries. But the State will compensate and rehabilitate them, and they mustn’t expect more

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Killer Bush Go Back:

So, Manmohan Singh wants us to believe that his government's act of siding with the US on two successive votes on Iran in the IAEA is just an expression of “enlightened self-interest”! Not only that, the ‘soft-spoken academic-turned-administrator' has also

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India Must Not Become a War Manager for US Imperialism

TROOPS OUT of Iraq! Hands off Iran! While anti-war activists observed the third anniversary of US invasion and occupation of Iraq by chanting these slogans in hundreds of peace rallies the world over, the Bush brigade celebrated the anniversary by

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Red Salute to the Brave and Fighting People of Nepal

The people of Nepal are once again making history. The surging waves of people's movement in this Himalayan 'kingdom' have already forced the thoroughly isolated and infamous king on the backfoot. The autocratic king who had first usurped the royal

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Message from the Assembly Polls

Manmohan Singh has described the outcome of the recent Assembly elections as a victory for the UPA and its policies. Considering that the NDA had no real stake in these elections, Manmohan Singh's claim regarding a UPA victory may sound

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Whither Nepal: Will the New Deal Bring a New Dawn?

Propelled by the enormous power of an awakened people, events continue to move with stunning swiftness in Nepal. The 237-year-old feudal monarchy, which seemed to be in control of Nepal till the other day has already been relegated to the

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Lessons of Mumbai

Terror has once again revealed its ugly and horrifying face in Mumbai. The July 11 blasts that killed at least 200 rush-hour commuters and injured several hundreds more on Mumbai's local trains have been the most lethal blow that Mumbai, or for

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CPI(M) Joins Congress to Script a Spurious “Sense of the House”

ON AUGUST 15, 2006 India 'celebrated' the fifty-ninth anniversary of her independence from British colonial rule in the shadow of a terror alert issued by the US. Britain had just claimed to have foiled a major terror plot and only last month

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Let us Discover the Future of India together with Bhagat Singh

By the time this issue of Liberation reaches you, the birth centenary year of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh will have just begun. Today's Indian rulers, the ‘brown sahibs' whom Bhagat Singh knew pretty well, seem to be blissfully ignorant of this

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Resurrecting ‘Garibi Hatao’: Congress’ Latest Confidence Trick

On the eve of Assembly polls in several states, the Congress-led UPA has resurrected the slogan introduced by Indira Gandhi 35 years ago, in an attempt to counterbalance the terror unleashed against the Naxalbari movement: ‘Garibi Hatao’ (Eradicate Poverty) and the ‘20

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Indian Democracy: Damned by Discrimination and Exclusion

In September, Surekha Bhotmange and her daughter Priyanka in the village of Kherlanji (Vidarbha, Maharashtra) were stripped and brutally gang-raped as a public spectacle, and were eventually killed along with her two sons – all as ‘punishment’ for fighting against attempts

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