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Modi Government Foreign Policy: Appeasement of Imperialists and Global Capital, Arrogance Towards South Asian Neighbours

The crushing defeat of the BJP in Bihar was a decisive mandate against feudal-communal arrogance and the Modi Government’s pro-corporate ‘development’ that had meant nothing but land grab and steep prices of essential food items. The Modi Government, in

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Special Feature : Women Workers’ Voices From Munnar

(Comrades Ramesh and Bhuvana visited Munnar on October 15 and met the fighting tea women workers. That was the last day of the strike as the women workers have decided to call off the 17 days strike and wait for next PLC

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Special Feature : Hail the Munnar Moment of Working Class Movement in India

After peace and tranquillity apparently returned to the misty mountains of Munnar, CPI(M)’s Central Organ People’s Democracy (October 4, 2015) published a typically lifeless, stereotyped account of the pathbreaking struggle of women tea plantation workers (‘Victory for Striking Women

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Cover Feature : India’s Writers and Artists Speak Truth To Power

“…they won’t say: the times were dark Rather: why were their poets silent?” Bertolt Brecht, In Dark Times Writers and artists in India are making a powerful statement against the Modi Government’s patronage of assaults on dissent and

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Cover Feature : Love Jehad Lie Exposed

Like ‘cow slaughter’, ‘love jehad’ is another favourite pretext of the BJP and Sangh Parivar to stoke anti-Muslim violence and hatred. The Muzaffarnagar violence too was stoked on that same pretext. From Western UP to Karnataka and Kerala, to West

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Cover Feature : Muted “Reprimands” Punctuate Unstoppable Hate-Speech

There have been so many instances of hate-speech over Dadri, it is easy to forget. Let’s remember some of them – and put Jaitley’s and Shah’s ‘reprimands’ in perspective. “When we hurt people’s sentiments, such clashes take

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Cover Feature : Modi’s Excuses for Communalism Amount to Collusion in Murder

(Article by Kavita Krishnan in Scroll.in, Oct 14, 2015) It is not hard to say, “No one should be killed for what they eat, think, speak or write, what faith they follow or who they love. No one will be allowed

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Cover Feature : Lynch India

The Lynch Mob Politics That Has Gripped India Ruled By Modi Behind Modi’s deceptive slogans of ‘Skill India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Clean India’, ‘Digital India’, it is the dangerous lynch mob politics of the Sangh Parivar that has gripped

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Modi Government’s Response: Lies, Propaganda, Betrayed Promises

Sanjay Sharma On the eve of 46th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) Narendra Modi had said that the tripartite consultations are a good system. Certainly it is. But only when the government heeds the points raised in such meetings by the

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COVER FEATURE // The Message of September 2 : Secure Land & Labour Rights, Stop Sanghi Subversion

On September 2 India witnessed a powerful general strike cutting across most sectors of the economy and civil administration. The strike had been called jointly by central trade unions and supported actively by almost all sections of the Indian Left. Initially,

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Turning Campuses Or Factories Into Jails Is Not Only Undemocratic, It Is Also Unsafe

Is it really so difficult to understand that education requires creativity, freedom, a willingness to flout rules and think out of the box? And that stifling ‘discipline,’ punishing nonconformity and diversity and publicly shaming students who don’t toe the

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‘The Static Perishes, The Dynamic Perishes Not’

(In memory of Prof. Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi via a journey through Sharana literature’) Talking about the society of his time, Basveshwar tells his sister Naglambike, “Yes, sister. It seems as though in the society of bad people, it is the

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