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When the spectre of 1857 haunted Lyallpur…

(Excerpts from Sardar Ajit Singh’s autobiography, Pagdi Samhal Jatta ton Azadi Talak, in which he describes his campaigns among the peasantry. – ed/.) …Excessive land revenue increase in Rawalpindi districts Doab Beri Act and Colonisation Act provided us ground to

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Sardar Ajit Singh: Hero of the ‘Pagdi Sambhal Jatta’ Movement

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s family, which had a rich political heritage of resistance to colonialism, had a deep influence on his development. His great grandfather, Sardar Fateh Singh was one of the valiant Sikhs of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army

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Learn from Bhagat Singh the Communist Pioneer

Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary year is approaching an end. Throughout the year we have celebrated it -- the highpoints being the 23rd March Delhi rally and the 28th September celebrations -- as part of a broader campaign to observe

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Indo-US Nuke Deal: Cleanest, Cheapest, Safest Answer to India’s Energy Needs?

In an attempt to create consent for the Indo-US Nuke Deal, its proponents have launched a concerted campaign to project nuclear energy as the panacea for all India’s energy problems. They make out that scientific good sense is all

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40 Years of Che’s Martyrdom

On October 9, 1967 Che Guevara, an Argentinian doctor who was one of the key architects of the Cuban revolution, was captured and executed in Bolivia by CIA-trained Bolivian soldiers. But the CIA could not kill Che’s spirit. Che’s 40th

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Lessons of the November Revolution

[November 7 (October 24 according to the old Julien calendar) is the 90th Anniversary of the historic Bolshevik November Revolution of 1917. In tribute to its legacy we reproduce a passage from Lenin in which he describes the initial arduous process of socialist

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Little to Choose Between Mindless Terrorism and Cynical Imperialism

(In the context of the recent blasts in Karachi, noted columnist with Dawn Jawed Naqvi recalls the role of US imperialism in fuelling terror in the sub-continent and discusses the futility of allying with the US ‘war on terror.’) Jawaharlal

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A Resounding Victory for AISA in JNUSU

The Left Front Government’s commitment to corporates has taken the toll of the lives of Rajkumar Bhool, Tapasi malic, Rizwanur Rehaman – and has reaped a bloody harvest at Nandigram in March and now again this month. Spontaneoursly, democratic minded

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Long Live Comrade Yogeshwar Gope’s Legacy!

(Veteran Trade Union leader and indefatigable Communist Comrade Yogeshwar Gope passed away on 25 October 2007. Swapan Mukherjee, All-India General Secretary of AICCTU, pays tribute to him.) Comrade Yogeshwar Gope was born in Kankol village of district Begusarai, Bihar, in 1925 in a

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More on Bhagat Singh and Our Times

In Bhagat Singh -- The Lighthouse of the Revolutionary Mindset of Indian Youth Vinod Misra observes that, even more important than his immense popularity rivalling that of Gandhi, it was Bhagat Singh's transition from revolutionary terrorism to Marxism that “formed

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CPI(ML) 8th Congress Pays Tribute to 1857 and Bhagat Singh

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of India's first war of independence in 1857, the CPI(ML) pays respectful tributes to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who heroically laid down their lives in the struggle to emancipate

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Tribute to Poet Trilochan Shastri

On the very eve of our 8th Congress, on 9 December 2007, people’s poet and former National President of Jan Sanskriti Manch Trilochan Shastri passed away at the age of 91. He was an immensely influential figure in Hindi literature and he

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