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On 2nd Cover : Kisan Sansad at Parliament Street Against LARR Bill

Hundreds of famers from all over the country gathered at Parliament Street on November 30 to hold a ‘Farmers’ Parliament’ (Kisan Sansad) on policy issues affecting farmers, including the Land Acquisition Bill and FDI in retail. The Kisan Sansad, organized by

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Corporate Retail: Government Claims – and the Reality

In the face of immense opposition to its decision to permit 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, the Government has had to out its plans on hold. However, this is only a temporary setback, and the UPA Government is committed to introduce

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On Cover : Children in Neoliberal India – Starved and Stunted

PM Manmohan Singh would like us to believe that adopting the policies of liberalisation have put India on the fast track towards becoming a global superpower. Recent studies have, however, called his bluff, showing that when it comes to tackling

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Support the United Platform of Fighting Left in Punjab!

The Akali-BJP Government in Punjab is facing people’s anger for its corrupt and repressive character. However, the Congress too stands deeply discredited thanks to the prevailing anger against the UPA rule at the centre. In the last 5 years, three

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Teach A Lesson To Betrayers of Hill People’s Aspirations in Uttarakhand!

Elections to the Uttarakhand Assembly are being held for the third time. For over a decade, Congress and BJP governments, turn by turn, have vied with each other to break all records for scams. What these successive governments have achieved

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Defeat the Forces of Corruption, Loot and Communalism in UP!

[CPI(ML) is fielding 44 candidates in the elections to the 16th Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Below is an overview of the main issues and agenda outlined by the party, based on in its election manifesto.] CPI(ML)’s election campaign

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Mass Political Campaign in Jharkhand : An Overview

On 15 November 2011, the state of Jharkhand completed 11 years. In its journey of more than a decade, Jharkhand has acquired two persistent characteristics: as a fertile ground for growing loot, and recurring political instability. Corporate loot of natural rsources (land, forest,

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COVER FEATURE : Challenges for the Women’s Movement

[The 6th National Conference of AIPWA is to be held at Vijaywada on 8-9 February. As a curtain-raiser, we have an overview of the major issues and challenges facing the women’s movement in India today.] All over the world –

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SC Verdict on 2G Scam:

A Victory for the Struggle Against Corruption and Corporate Plunder A recent Supreme Court verdict on the 2G scam has ordered cancellation of 122 licenses issued in 2008 and has imposed penalties on the corporations that benefited from corruption. This verdict is

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Cover Feature : Stop State Repression in Garhwa – Release Mukhiya Ramdas Minz and Others!

Following a landmine blast by CPI(Maoist) in Garhwa, Jharkhand, CPI(ML) leaders were abducted by Maoists, and the police is implicating the CPI(ML) in the blasts, and torturing its local village activists for ‘conspiring’ with Maoists. Local village

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Draft Political Resolution for the CPI(M)’s 20th Congress: Living in Denial

The CPI(M) Central Committee has released the draft political resolution for the party’s forthcoming 20th Congress scheduled to be held in Kozhikode, Kerala in April 2012. The previous Congress of the party was held in Tamil Nadu four years

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Towards a Double Dip Recession and Unemployment? Capital and Labour in the Neoliberal World Order

Last month we published excerpts from latest documents by the IMF and the WEF to show how they view the unfolding financial and economic crisis. Continuing our reportage, we bring you here some of the more important issues raised in

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