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Obituary : Professor Tulsi Ram # Comrade Rajarshi Dasgupta

Professor Tulsi Ram Professor Tulsi Ram’s untimely demise at the age of 65 years took place on 13 February at Rockland Hospital in Faridabad. Till his last breath he continued his fight against the politics, ideology and culture of communal – religious

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Updates Report : All India Conference of Contract Workers in Bangaluru # Struggle Against Gang Rape and Murder of Adivasi Girl in Jharkhand # # First State Convention of the Insaaf Manch in Bihar

All India Conference of Contract Workers in Bangaluru All India Conference of Contract Workers, organized by AICCTU, was held in Bangalore on 1-2 February 2015. On the first day of the conference, around 4000 workers marched from Freedom Park to Banappa Park

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OBITUARY : Mike Marqusee A Remembrance

I received the news of Mike’s death with shock even though I had known it was imminent. Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007 when he was 53 and given around 4 years more, he still managed – true to his life’s pattern –

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OBIRUARY : Rajni Kothari # Jasodhara Bagchi

Veteran political scientist and civil libertarian, Rajni Kothari passed away on 19th January 2015. He was 87. His book, Politics in India (1970) is a classic that is required reading for every student of Indian politics. He was also a passionate civil libertarian,

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Updates : Communal Violence in Muzaffarpur

2015 has begun with a re-run of the Muzaffarnagar communal violence, this time in Muzaffarpur of Bihar. The violence claimed the lives of five people and arson destroyed the entire Muslim hamlet in Azizpur village of Muzaffarpur. As the BJP and

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Updates : Massive Rally Marks A Decade of Comrade Mahendra Singh’s Martyrdom

A massive rally on 16 January 2015 at Bagodar marked ten years of Comrade Mahendra Singh's martyrdom. The entire Central Committee of the CPI(ML), as well as people's movement activists including Dayamani Barla attended the rally. Comrade Mahendra was assassinated in 2004.

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Updates : Rapists of Dalit Girls in Kurmuri Convicted

All 3 rapists of the 6 Dalit teenage girls in Kurmuri village, Bhojpur, Bihar, have been convicted in a remarkably short time, within three months. This verdict is a tribute to the courage of the survivors and the prompt and sustained efforts

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Updates : Nationwide protests against Land Acquisition Ordinance

After announcing the closure of the Parliament session two days before schedule, the Modi government, sensing all-pervasive opposition within as well as outside Parliament, issued an ordinance to amend the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, putting an end to the provision for

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Updates : Historic Strike Against Coal Ordinance

(India’s coal mine workers held a historic two-day all-India strike against central government's move of denationalization and privatization of coal industry through the Coal Ordinance. This was the first major resistance put up by organized workers in the last

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Updates : Workers’ All India Protest Day on 5 December

On the call of 11 Central Trade Unions, massive protest demonstrations, rallies and dharnas were held by workers across the country on the All India Protest Day on 5 December 2014, against anti-worker amendments in labour laws, further enhancing of disinvestment of PSUs

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UPDATES : Nationwide Joint Left Protests

Between December 8-14, various Left Parties – including CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M), Forward Block, RSP and SUCI(C) – held campaigns and protests across the country against the anti-people economic policies of the Modi government and the communal politics of the

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UPDATES : Massive Chetawani rally in Ludhiana

A massive Chetawani rally (Warning Rally) was held on 28 November at Ludhiana at the call of the CPI, CPM Punjab, CPI(ML) Liberation and CPI(M). The massive gathering of peasants and workers warned the Akali-BJP Badal government to scrap

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