EDITORIAL

Hate-Speech Reflects BJP’s Ideology and Politics, Not Niranjan Jyoti’s Social Background

Campaigning for the BJP towards the Delhi Assembly elections, the Modi Government's Minister of State for Food Processing, asked voters to choose between a Government of 'Ramzade' (sons of Ram) and 'Haramzade' (bastards). This was not just a case of

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Ferguson and the Rationalisation of Racial Murder

Yet again, America’s racist underbelly has been exposed: the murder of an 18-year old unarmed black boy by a police officer was followed by systematic state-sponsored efforts to subvert justice and protect the police officer. Last week, a ‘grand

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Resisting the Modimix of Corporate Plunder and Communal Venom

‘Government that cares for the poor, government that lives for the poor’ – this is how Narendra Modi had described his would-be government addressing newly elected party MPs in his first speech in the central hall of Parliament. That was on 20

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Chhattisgarh Sterilization Massacre

The deaths of 15 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh are an indictment of the criminal complicity of the Chhattisgarh Government in a corrupt and callous healthcare regime. They are also a wake-up call for the entire country, about the

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Modi’s Cabinet : Green Signal to Crime, Corruption, and Communal Hate-Speech

Narendra Modi’s latest expansion of his Cabinet brings the total strength of Ministers to 66. The compulsions of accommodating leaders from a variety of states, castes and allied parties triumphed over the initial claims of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’. What

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Communal Politics in Delhi

The Delhi Assembly elections are to be held in the next few months. And, even before the official announcement of the elections, communal tensions have been systematically stoked in the city by India’s ruling political party in collusion with

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Black Money and the BJP’s Double Standards

Repatriation of black money stashed away in illegal foreign bank accounts was a key theme of the BJP’s victorious 2014 election campaign. In speech after speech leader after BJP leader promised to repatriate black money held in foreign banks in 100

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Modi’s ‘Good Governance’ : Authoritarian Pro-Corporate and Communal Offensive

In an ominous sign for India’s democracy, the Modi Government is displaying contempt for all democratic structures and bodies, to ram through its pro-corporate policies and its ‘Hindu Rashtra’ at one and the same time. On the one hand,

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CC Call for 2014 All for the Big Battle of 2014! All for the Victorious Assertion of the People!!

(In lieu of editorial) 2013 had begun on a high note of popular assertion and the momentum continued through the year. The unprecedented upsurge of young India triggered by the December 16 incident of the brutal gang-rape of Nirbhaya in a Delhi

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Rajasthan Ordinance on Educational Qualification for Panchayat Candidates: Disenfranchising the Poor and Marginalized

The BJP Government in Rajasthan has, days before panchayat polls in the State, introduced an ordinance mandating minimum educational qualifications for Panchayat candidates. According to the ordinance, a candidate should have passed Class 10 to contest the Zila Parishad or Panchayat

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Modi Model of Governance: Repression on Indian Farmers and Activists, Wooing Foreign Corporations

As India approaches Republic Day, the corporate-communal shadows over the Indian Republic and Indian democracy become darker. The Modi Government, even as it dilutes protections for India’s workers, farmers and citizens to woo US corporations and other MNCs, is

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Defeat the Modi Design of Governance by Ordinance

One of Modi’s pet pronouncements after coming to power in May 2014 was ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. By the end of the year, the meaning of the slogan became quite clear: ‘Minimum Parliament, Maximum Ordinance’! Modi scarcely attends Parliament and

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