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The Spectre of Campus Activism Haunts the Liberalisers and Saffronisers

And the people in the houses All went to the university, Where they were put in boxes And they came out all the same, And there's doctors and lawyers, And business executives, And they're all made out of ticky tacky

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AIPF Team Visits Drought-Affected Bargarh in Odisha

Even after one year that saw several farmer suicides, the BJP government at the centre and the BJD government in the State are busy shedding crocodile tears instead of taking appropriate concrete measures to end the farmers’ distress. An 8-member

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Political Drama in Uttarakhand

After a 54-day high voltage drama, the Harish Rawat government has been reinstated in Uttarakhand. In this phase of “firsts” that the country is witnessing, it can also be said that Harish Rawat is the first Chief Minister to become

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Privatisation Has Paved the Way for Corruption

[Text of speech delivered by Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan at the Deshbhakt Yadgar Hall, Jalandhar, on ‘The Indian State and the Cancer of Corruption’ on 14 February.] Corruption is corroding Indian democracy, and massive scams are being discovered all around.

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True inheritor Of India’s Revolutionary Communist Legacy

Q. On what grounds does the CPI(ML)- Liberation claim Itself to be the CPI(ML) ? A. On the grounds that it is the only CPI(ML) group which (a) has suffered no split and maintained its continuity and

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Kolkata Calamity: Time to Question The ‘Flyover Model’ of Urban Development

On the 1st of April, a flyover that had been under construction for several years in Kolkata, collapsed in a crowded commercial area, trapping pedestrians and vehicles under concrete and metal. This deadly calamity killed 26 and severely injuring nearly a 100

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Put An End to Caste Consolidation on the Basis of Dalit Oppression

“The accelerated and all-round penetration of capital, including in agriculture, takes place not so much by eradicating as by utilising the stubborn remnants of feudalism in production relations and value systems, thereby reproducing them in new forms. Such survivals not

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‘Smart Cities’: Erosion of Urban Democracy

Twenty cities have been selected by the ministry of Urban Development for the Smart Cities ‘Mission’. Another 80 cities will be included in next two rounds of this endeavour in next two years. The ‘selection’ was done through a ‘smart city

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Book Rivew : ‘Political From Top to Toe’

A Biography of Eleanor Marx (Liberation introduces its readers to the 2014 biography of Eleanor Marx by Rachel Holmes.) Rachel Holmes’ biography introduces us to a remarkable figure of revolutionary communist history: Eleanor Marx, the youngest daughter of Karl Marx. Eleanor

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LEFT DEBATES : AISA Welcomes SFI-JNU’s Decision to Oppose CPI(M) Stands on Pranab, TPC, Singur-Nandigram

The JNU unit of the Student’s Federation of India (SFI) decided at a general body meeting held on the night of July 5th, to oppose CPI(M)’s support for UPA’s Finance Minister in the upcoming presidential polls.

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LEFT DEBATES : CPI(M)’s Second July Crisis: Denial, Deception and Desperation

The 20th Congress will go down in the CPI(M)’s history as the Congress of denial and deception. The Congress refused to recognise, let alone try and resolve, the real debate within the CPI(M) in the wake of

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On Chittoor and Nalgonda Fake Encounters

The CPI(ML) strongly condemns the massacre of 20 tribal men shot dead by the Andhra Pradesh police in Seshachalam forest in Chittoor district. The police is claiming that those killed were smugglers and that the firing was done in self-defence.

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