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Unearthing the Facts : Corporate Rampage in Orissa

Felix Padel and Samarendra Das’s recent book Out of this Earth: East India Adivasis and the Aluminium Cartel, which essentially deals with the impact of bauxite mining and the manufacture of aluminium on the tribals of Orissa, has been

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Manifesto of the All India Kisan Mahasabha

India is still a predominantly rural and agrarian society. Apart from feeding the entire country, agriculture also remains the main source of livelihood for the majority of Indian population. Yet agriculture continues to suffer the most from all that is

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Inaugural Address of Comrade Dipankar at AIKM Founding Conference

“May All India Kisan Mahasabha emerge as a powerful platform of peasant unity and peasant struggle, linking backward regions with advanced areas, peasants with workers, and the peasant movement with the wider current of patriotic-democratic assertion of the Indian people”

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Fighting Peasants Launch All India Kisan Mahasabha

10 May 2010 marked the 153rd Anniversary of India’s First War of Independence, 1857. At Patna that day, it appeared as though the entire city was paying tribute to the peasant martyrs of 1857 and other historic peasant struggles. The city had been

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159th Anniversary of the 1857 Uprising: Reclaiming India from Corporate-Communal Clutches

Corruption is back as the big talking point in Indian politics. But interestingly enough, the charges this time around are not being levelled by the opposition against the powers that be. On the contrary, it is the government of the

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‘Good Times’ For Whom?

Where are the 'good times' that Modi promised the Indian people during his 2014 election campaign? Two years after he came to power, Liberation revisits his key promises and looks back at what two years of Modi rule have meant for

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Martyrs’ Column Unveiled

35th Anniversary of Historic Ghorhuan Martyrdom Day! ON 3rd June 1975, weeks before the infamous Emergency, fifteen brave fighters of the people including Comrades Virad Manjhi, Gyaneshwar Yadav and Rambabu Yadav had inscribed a new chapter in the epic battle for

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The Rhetoric of Rectification and Beyond

The repeated electoral debacles suffered by the CPI(M) in the recent past have triggered a veritable churning in CPI(M) circles. The CPI(M) has never recognized any theoretical debate or practical criticism or questioning of the role, policies

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Bhopal: When Corporations Subvert Democracy

The June 7 verdict by the Bhopal court sets a precedent for the worst of corporate crimes and even nuclear disasters too to be treated like a traffic accident. Bhopal’s verdict was constrained because of the order of Justice A.

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Corporate Genocide, Judicial Treachery, Appeasement of Imperialism

More than 25 years after the infamous Bhopal Gas Disaster, the verdict of a trial court in Bhopal is nothing but a cruel mockery of justice. With charges already diluted by the Supreme Court of India, the trial court verdict could

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On 2nd Cover

No More Hiroshimas and Nagasakis! No More Bhopals! Say No to Civil Nuclear Liability Bill! Say No To 'Strategic' Slavery to US Imperialism! On August 6 2010, it will be 65 years since the world's first atomic bomb was exploded when the United

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Robbing the Commons for the Games of the Wealthy

Brothers and Sisters this magnificent structure is now ready Now you may leave… With your full strength You cut the ground Laid a deep foundation Many of your comrades Were even buried beneath the earth … To be brief, you’ve

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