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Intensify the Struggle Against Corruption and Corporate Plunder :: Resist the UPA Government’s Undeclared Emergency

The UPA Government, as part of its ‘Green Hunt’ policy, has long been in the habit of branding people’s movements and activists challenging corporate plunder and state repression as ‘left wing extremists’. Binayak Sens all over the country were

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Legacy of Rabindranath: Discard the Dead, Uphold the Living

[Continued] III It was Rabindranath’s firm conviction that (a) occasional issue-based protests against excesses committed by the Raj are necessary, but these should never be allowed to transgress or disturb the framework of long-term mutual co-operation between the king

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Letter From Jharkhand

With the BJP being trounced by the JVM in the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha By-elections, the people of Jharkhand have given the Arjun Munda Government its eviction orders. The Munda Government has been unleashing bulldozers to evict ‘unauthorised’ constructions and ‘encroachments’;

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Govt. Serves Predatory Capitalists, Undermines Justice, Workers’ Rights

Not so long ago, in 2006, Prashant Bhushan, speaking on “The Judiciary – Cutting edge of a predator state,” had commented on “the recent role of the courts in not just failing to protect the rights of the poor that they had

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Anti-Farmer, Pro-Agribusiness

Ever since the Seed Bill 2004 was introduced, it has met with severe opposition from farmers, who recognised it as an assault on their traditional rights over seeds. As a result, it was referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee, which did

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Grave Findings of Kashmir SHRC

It’s official now: thousands of ‘disappeared’ Kashmiri civilians did not vanish into thin air or across the border. They lie buried in unmarked mass graves – the victims of custodial murders by security forces in the Valley. A probe by

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Release Comrade Afroz Alam, Withdraw ‘Gangster Act’ and other false cases

In the police-mafia regime of Mayawati-ruled UP, ‘Gangster Act’ and custodial torture is the reward for struggling for the landless poor. On the face of it, Mayawati’s government appears to be at loggerheads with the Congress in UP. But

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Legacy of Rabindranath: Discard the Dead, Uphold the Living

IV In this article we have so far perforce left untouched what is obviously most important about Rabindranath – the way he revolutionised art and literature in Bengal and thereby contributed to the development of Indian culture – and his other social

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Corruption and Corporate Loot – Quit India!

Student Youth Barricade at Parliament and Nationwide Jail Bharo On 9 August, the very day that students and youth from all over the country were pouring into Delhi to be at the Barricades at Parliament against corruption, the papers quoted Delhi

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Government’s Lokpal Bill: A Farce

Existing investigative agencies such as the CBI and CVC in India are ineffective because in many cases they are subservient to the very same people whom they are expected to investigate. That is why they have been so susceptible to

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UPA’s Food Security Bill: Recipe for Dismantling PDS and Procurement

The draft National Food Security Bill 2011 that has finally been approved by the empowered Group of Ministers contains several dangerous provisions that point towards a tendency to curtail and dismantle the PDS system itself. It directs Central, state and local

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Scrap LARR Bill 2011 – Protect Agricultural Land By All Means

Jairam Ramesh, the UPA government’s Minister of Rural Development, has come up with a draft Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill that will replace the notorious Land Acquisition Act, 1894. The draft bill clearly seeks to legalise and intensify

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