INTERNATIONAL

Corbyn’s Second Mandate

After another summer of intensive campaigning by his supporters, Jeremy Corbyn swept to victory in a second Labour leadership election on September 24th, with an even larger mandate of 62% of the votes, despite tens of thousands being denied a vote

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Statement in Solidarity with the ‘Azaadi Kooch’ or Freedom March in India

(On 21st August, a protest demonstration of various Dalit and other democratic organisations at London expressed solidarity with the Dalit movement in Gujarat and India. The protesters performed a skit with cow-vigilantes wearing Modi masks, killing Dalits and Muslims in

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‘Democracy? Whose Democracy?’: public meeting in London on the eve of Independence Day

A public meeting held in London on the eve of Independence Day organized by South Asia Solidarity Group discussed the Indian state’s current offensive in Kashmir and its history, the Dalit Asmita Yatra in Gujarat, the background to the

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‘Democracy? Whose Democracy?’

A public meeting held in London on the eve of Independence Day organized by South Asia Solidarity Group discussed the Indian state’s current offensive in Kashmir and its history, the Dalit Asmita Yatra in Gujarat, the background to the

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Obamaland

(Christopher Connery teaches Cultural Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, focusing on global capitalism and the global 1960s.) What would an Obama presidency mean for the left? In choosing economic, foreign policy, and campaign advisors, and in policy

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Greetings to Comrade Prachanda on Becoming Prime Minister of Nepal

To Comrade Pushpa Kamal Dahal Hon’ble Prime Minister, Republic of Nepal Dear Comrade, On behalf of the entire membership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) and the progressive and democratic people of India, I extend hearty congratulations

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Remembering Mahmoud Darwish –

Mahmoud Darwish, poet of the Palestinian experience of exile, passed away on 9 August in Houston, Texas, far from his beloved homeland, at the age of 67. A leading resistance symbol who crafted the 1988 Declaration of Independence that was adopted by the

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Workers’ Strike for Minimum Wages in Pakistan

(Taimur Rahman of the CMPK reports from Pakistan.) Defence Road, on the outskirts of Lahore, is a massive industrial area where thousands of workers are employed. Police and local administration here are often in collusion with local gangsters, capitalists and

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Beijing Olympics: Some Observations

The impressive Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony was no mere cultural performance: with it, China showcased its ancient civilisation as well as the remarkable technological prowess achieved by a third world Asian country. The opening ceremony was, beyond doubt, a political

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Proxy War in Caucasus: Wider Ramifications

When Mikheil Saakashvili launched the highly provocative attack on South Ossetia, he obviously relied on Western support. After all, was it not the United States, Turkey and Israel that provided him with hundreds of tanks, armoured vehicles, warplanes, gunboats and

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Face to Face with People’s Health in Caracas, Venezuela

Comrade Surya and I were in Venezuela in December 2005 when we were inspired by the inroads the Bolivarian revolutionary process was making in the areas of health, education and workers rights. At that time we were unable to obtain a

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Obama and ‘Change’: A Letter from the US

The 2008 election was historic as the United States (US) voters elected the first African American President. This is of immense importance in a country where African Americans had been systematically lynched for having the audacity to vote. In a country

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