FEATURE

Political-Organisational Report: Major highlights

(Since all documents as amended and adopted in the eighth party Congress will be released shortly, here we bring to the readers the more important points covered in this report in a summarised form and under subheads supplied by us.

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SOLIDARITY MESSAGES

Sent on the occasion of the 8th Congress of the CPI(ML) From 1857 Committee, UK

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Historic Moment in Nepal

[Abridged version of a note by Comrade Madhav Nepal on the Political Situation in Nepal] Nepal today has been passing through a historic transition period. The popular uprising of April 2006 has forced the autocratic monarch to surrender power to the

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8th Congress Concludes with Massive Rally

The 8th Party Congress culminated in a massive all-India rally for ‘People’s Resistance, Left Resurgence’ at Shahid Minar in Kolkata on December 18, on the death anniversary of the former Party General Secretary Comrade Vinod Mishra. The Rally had the

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Tapasi We Have Not Forgotten You, We Never Will

They came from all corners of the country, they came with a warm message of solidarity. At a time when Mamta Banerjee's Trinamul Congress is engaged in cheap and stale theatrics in the name of continuation of the Singur movement,

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911-1984)

February 13 marks the birth anniversary of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Born in Sialkot (now Pakistan) in 1911, his voice served as poetic witness to the turbulent upheavals of the Indian sub-continent of his lifetime. A member of the Communist Party in undivided

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CPI(ML) Activists Arrested in Anti-SEZ Agitation at Kakinada

The Kakinada Special Eonomic Zone (KSEZ) is one among the first three in the country which got permission two and a half years back. KSEZ is the promoting agency started acquiring lands long back at cheaper rates. The government has

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What Really Happened at Nandigram

Writing in defence of the West Bengal government, ‘Intellectual’ apologists of the CPI (M) have decried the persistence of the militant peasants’ movement in Nandigram as an illegitimate ‘struggle’ once the Chief Minister had asked the people of Nandigram to

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Singur Land Grab for ‘Public Purpose’?

"Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law" - Oliver Goldsmith Much before Marx's inference that in a class-based society justice can only be in the interests of the class in power, Oliver Goldsmith wrote in the 18th

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‘People’s Car’ at People’s Cost

The Indian media is full of celebratory paeans of praise for Tata's 'revolutionary' new 'People's Car' - Nano, which costs a mere Rs. 1 lakh and is all set to replace two-wheelers as India's small-budget vehicle of choice. A typical sample

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Remembering Kalinganagar, Nandigram

(As we observe the anniversary of the Kalinganagar firing and the Nandigram crackdown, Liberation takes stock of the struggles against corporate land grab: the successes, such as the scrapping of SEZs in Goa; the setbacks such the Singur HC verdict.

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George Habash’s Contribution to the Palestinian struggle

(Excerpted from The Electronic Intifada, 30 Jan 08) I lived more than half of my life in the US and I never felt the alienation that I felt on the day I read George Habash, the Palestinian revolutionary who passed away last

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