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Article : Crisis of Neoliberalism and Challenges before Popular Movements

Concluding instalment of write-up by Arindam Sen, which has also been published by a booklet with the same title. Continued from Liberation January. Reagan and Thatcher Kickstart Neoliberal Offensive The crisis of 1970s too saw workers fighting valiantly against job

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Cover Feature : Patriarchy, Women’s Freedom, and Capitalism

(This article began as a rejoinder to Hindi columnist Raj Kishor [Vaam se dakshin tak ek hi tark, (‘The same argument from Left to Right’), Rashtriya Sahara, January 13 2013], but it has also provided an occasion to address some common misconceptions

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Cover Feature # The Movement Continues : Against Gender Violence, For Women’s Equality and Rights

[Brief report and photographs from countrywide movement against sexual violence following the Delhi gang rape.] Condolence Meetings and New Years’ Eve Protests On 29 December, following the death of the Delhi gang rape victim, thousands shared the pain and grief of

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On Cover : Protest Against Afzal Guru’s Execution

On 9 February at 8 am, news of the stealthy and shameful execution of Afzal Guru came in. The PUDR called for a silent protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar. CPI(ML) Central Committee member Kavita Krishnan, Comrade Girija Pathak of CPI(ML)

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ON COVERS : Massive Protest Against Modi’s Visit to DU

Hundreds of students and teachers of Delhi University and other campuses in Delhi held a spirited protest on 6th February against Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Delhi University. All India Students’ Association (AISA)

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Cover Feature : How UPA Govt Ordinance Undermines the Very Spirit of Justice Verma Committee Recommendations: A Comparative Analysis

The JVC Report The Govt’s Ordinance 1 For the first time in India, spelt out a constitutional Bill of Rights for women, and the means to ensure those fundamental rights to equality, freedom, and autonomy Ignores the Bill of Rights 2

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Cover Feature : Resisting the Patriarchal ‘Lines of Control’

(A version of this article appeared in the February issue of Hard News.) “Whoever expects a ‘pure’ social revolution will never live to see it.” – V I Lenin ‘Middle class selective outrage’; ‘lynch mob mentality’; ‘macho protectiveness’; ‘coexistence of placards

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Cover Feature # International Women’s Day : Long Live Women’s Struggle for Justice and Freedom!

8 March – International Women’s Day - marks the historic day when, more than a century ago, women workers on the streets of the USA struck work to demand an 8-hour working day and the right to vote. This commemoration of

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On Cover : Shadow of Sexism and Misogyny Over Anti-Rape Bill

The anti-rape legislation that was supposed to be Parliament’s tribute to the Delhi December 16 braveheart was passed in India’s lower house on 19th March. Far from being a momentous and historic blow to patriarchy, however, the occasion only

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On Cover : Progressives and Reactionaries Polarised Over Memorial for Dr. Nirmal in Darbhanga

A remarkable mass movement is underway in Darbhanga, Bihar, in which there is a struggle between people’s memory and political amnesia, between a progressive vision of a people’s Bihar, against a Bihar shackled in the feudal-communal mould. It

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Cover Feature # President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

President Hugo Chavez was unique in multiple areas of political, social and economic life. He made significant contributions to the advancement of humanity. The depth, scope and popularity of his accomplishments mark President Chavez as the ‘Renaissance President of the 21

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Covre Feature : Mourning Chávez on the Web

It’s been fascinating seeing the response to the death of Hugo Chávez playing out on the web, for it not only confirms his status as a world historical figure, but because of the high symbolism of the event,

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