EDITORIAL

A Manifesto for May Day 2016 : Resist India, Resist!

IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS since Narendra Modi became India's Prime Minister unleashing a trajectory of governance that is proving to be nothing short of a political calamity for our society and polity. Never before has India seen a government

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Reject Sangh-BJP Lessons on Nationalism, Defeat Modi’s Attempt to Appropriate Ambedkar

Close to two years in power, the BJP now realises it pretty well that it cannot fight another election on the pretentious plank of development or repatriation of black money. Last November we saw them fight the elections to Bihar

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Reject Sangh-BJP Lessons on Nationalism, Defeat Modi’s Attempt to Appropriate Ambedkar

Close to two years in power, the BJP now realises it pretty well that it cannot fight another election on the pretentious plank of development or repatriation of black money. Last November we saw them fight the elections to Bihar

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Corporate Plunder From Public Sector Banks A Scam Even Worse Than The 2G Scam

The Modi Government has made it clear that while it will help corporations loot and scoot from India, it will brand activists defending the rights of India’s poor as ‘anti-nationals’. The Modi Government prevented the environmental activist Priya Pillai

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Victory to the Fighting Students of JNU! Victory to Young India’s Dream of Freedom and Equality!

With the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on an interim bail, his return to the campus amidst a rousing reception and his equally rousing and widely televised address to the JNU community, we have now entered a challenging new

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Rise against the Brazen Lies, Repressive Rule and Anti-people Budgets of the Modi Government

The first week of the Budget Session of Parliament has once again revealed the deep disdain the current ruling dispensation has for the people and their concerns, needs and rights. The session began amidst countrywide protests against the institutional murder

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No Crushing of Dissent in Hyderabad and JNU Sanghi Disinformation and Despotism Shall Not Pass

The stunning sequence of events in Delhi in February has appalled all who care about democracy in India. The unprecedented alacrity with which the Union Home Ministry, Delhi Police and sections of the media swooped down upon allegations of some

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Modi Government’s War on Students and on Democracy

The Modi Government has waged war on campuses and on the right to dissent. If one young life – that of Rohith Vemula – was snuffed out in this war, several other young students charged with ‘sedition’ are facing vilification, arrest, and

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No Crushing of Dissent in Hyderabad and JNU – Sanghi Disinformation and Despotism Shall Not Pass

The stunning sequence of events in Delhi in the last few days has appalled all who care about democracy in India. The unprecedented alacrity with which the Union Home Ministry, Delhi Police and sections of the media swooped down upon

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Salary-starved Municipal Employees Expose the Myth of Urban Governance in Delhi

For the last two weeks, municipal employees of Delhi have been on strike demanding the most basic right of a worker – to get his or her due salary on time. This is not the first time that municipal employees have

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Sangh-BJP Attacks and Police Brutality Cannot Stop the Battle for Justice for Rohith

The institutional murder of young dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad has shocked the entire country and students everywhere have erupted in protests. Given the crucial involvement of BJP central ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani in the entire

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Reflections on Republic Day

Republic Day 2016 is no occasion for celebration but one for somber reflection. The suicide of Dalit scholar and scientist Rohith Vemula is a grim reminder of the fact that India continues to live the “life of contradictions” that Dr. Ambedkar

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