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Nationwide protests against US President Obama’s India Visit

On 24 January 2015, there were nationwide protests against the visit of US President Barack Obama as the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade celebrations in New Delhi. In New Delhi, Left parties – CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M), SUCI(C), AIFB,

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“Demand Fortnight” Observed by Kissan Mahasabha

The Bihar state council of the Akhil Bharatiya Kissan Mahasabha organized protest demonstrations in front of the block headquarters across Bihar between 27 January to 12 February 2015 to demand that the paddy be purchased from sharecroppers and small and medium farmers at

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Land Grab and the Lie of ‘Employment, Development’

The Modi Government’s Land Acquisition Ordinance nullifies the need for consent and social impact assessment for land acquisition for industrial corridors, security, rural infrastructure, housing and related infrastructure, and social infrastructure including projects under government and PPP models. This

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Red Salute to Comrade Govind Pansare! Why Are Killers of Pansare and Dabholkar Free?

Veteran CPI leader Comrade Govind Pansare, shot at on 16th February, passed away on 20th February. Two armed men had at him and his wife in front of their house in Kolhapur district when they were returning from their morning

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Kisan Mahasabha Holds Countrywide Protests against Land Acquisition Ordinance

The Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Mahasabha organized countrywide protest demonstrations against the Land Acquisition ordinance on 23 February 2015. Thousands of farmers took part in these protests held in about 84 districts across states including UP, Bihar, MP, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and

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JOIN Founding Conference of the All India People’s Forum (AIPF), 14-15 March, 2015

Ambedkar Bhawan, Delhi Dear Friends, ten months ago Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India promising to reduce prices, check corruption, bring back black money and usher in good times for the country. 2014 is over and we are now

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Founding Conference of the All India People’s Forum (AIPF)

Land-Food-Livelihood – Resist Corporate Loot! Call of Every Village, Every Town – Company Raj Down, Down! Movement Groups Come Together For People’s Rights, Against Corporate-Communal Offensive A range of concerned citizens, mass organizations, social movements, trade unions and political parties have

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Land Struggle-Labour Struggle Campaign Launched under AIPF Banner

A 100-day long, land rights-labour rights campaign from 23 March to 30 June was launched under the banner of the All India People’s Front (AIPF) to mark the 84th martyrdom anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdeo, who fought unto death

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Moga Molestation and Murder Bring the Badals Within the Orbit of the Law!

A 13-year-old Dalit girl was molested and flung to her death from a bus in Punjab, along with her mother who survived with grievous injuries. The molestation, which took place in broad daylight, has rekindled memories of the December 16th 2012

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Reforming FCI or Cutting Back Food Security?

(It is well known that the USA is putting pressure on India to give up its food security programme by undermining public procurement and the public distribution system, to make India dependent on imported food. The Modi Government is obliging

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How Modi Government is Placating Big Pharma

(Paranjoy Guha Thakuta, noted journalist, educator and commentator exposes how Modi is appeasing pharmaceutical corporations at the cost of India’s poor patients’ access to medicines. A shorter version of the piece appeared earlier in Asian Age, Nov 18, 2014. Subtitles our

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Modi’s Secret Promises on Nuke Liability Selling Out Indian Interests to US Corporations

News channels gave ‘wall-to-wall coverage’ of the Obama visit. “The nation” was told about Obama’s dietary preferences and Michelle’s frocks and Obama-Modi “gup.” Yet, in spite of the hype and the optics, the media seemed to decide that “

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