EDITORIAL

2007: A Time to Reclaim Our Country, Our History, Our Freedom, Our Rights

The year 2007 marks the 150th anniversary of India’s First War of Independence. It is also the centenary year of Bhagat Singh’s birth, and the fortieth anniversary of the Naxalbari rebellion. The Central Committee of the CPI(ML) has

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Repeal Land Acquisition Act 1894 and SEZ Act 2005

If 2006 had begun with the massacre at Kalinganagar, 2007 has dawned with the uprising at Nandigram. At Kalinganagar, land had been acquired more than a decade ago and all that the land-losing people had since been demanding was increased ‘compensation’ – a

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Time for India and Pak to Delink from US War on Terror

The blasts in the Attari Express, a feeder for the cross-border train Samjhauta Express, killing and injuring ordinary Indians and Pakistanis, has jolted the subcontinent. Even as many ask if India’s and Pakistan’s decision to join Bush’s

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The Nandigram Carnage and Tasks of Revolutionary Communists

Several weeks after the Nandigram carnage, we still do not know how many people have exactly been killed, how many women have been gangraped and if the children and young girls missing from the area will ever return. But we

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Paving the Way for BJP-NDA Comeback?

In May 2004, the electorate administered a stinging rebuff to the BJP-NDA and their arrogant claims of (corporate) ‘India Shining’ in cruel contrast to common man’s India starving, unemployed, suicidal, displaced and dispossessed. The UPA Government and its allies reaped

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1857: Then and Now

On May 10, 2007, India’s Parliament held a brief special session to mark the 150th anniversary of 1857, the country’s First War of Independence. Many MPs, including several Ministers, were conspicuously absent, and the meeting did not bother to remember the

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Presidential Election: Beyond the Politics of Pretension

The office of the President of India is the highest constitutional office in India’s parliamentary democracy. No wonder then if election to the office of the President generates some high political drama and public pretension. After weeks of speculation,

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We Don’t Need US Advice, US Warships or the Anti-Nation N Deal

In yet another audacious expression of the carrot-and-stick approach, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has almost promised that the US-India nuclear deal would be finally concluded by the end of this year — if only India dumps the non-aligned movement (

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The Nuke Deal and Its Brokers Must Go!

The Nuke Deal from its inception was part of the US hegemonic design intended to erode India 's sovereignty and turn India into the US' strategic pawn in South Asia . This was clear from the moment the Deal was used

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Save India from Becoming a Strategic Pawn of US Imperialism! # Intensify the Battle for Self-Reliance and Democracy!! # Oust the UPA Government!!!

The political emission triggered by the Indo-US nuke deal can now be felt quite clearly. The battle-lines have become sharper and it is time for every communist and every sincere democrat and patriot to stand up and be counted. The

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Pakistan’s Yearning for Democracy and Freedom from US Dictates

Benazir Bhutto’s return to Pakistan has been marked by the worst ever incident of suicide bombing in the recent history of the subcontinent, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent people. Soon after the incident Benazir said that she had

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Nandigram-III: Lessons and Challenges

The year 2007 will be remembered as the year when the CPI(M) completely unmasked itself in the mirror of Nandigram. If January 2007 was re-enacted in March, November witnessed a brutal replay of the atrocities perpetrated in March 2007. Each time the

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