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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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Long Live Comrade Ramakant Dwivedi ‘Ramta’

Freedom fighter and popular revolutionary poet in both Bhojpuri and Hindi, Comrade Ramakant Dwivedi ‘Ramta’ passed away on January 24, 2008, at the age of 90 in Patna. Ramtaji was born in October 1917 – that epoch-making month and year marking the Russian Revolution. All

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Movement against Privatisation of Power and Land Grab for Thermal Power Plant at Mansa

There is an ongoing struggle in Mansa, Punjab against the acquisition of 2300 acres of land in four villages for the Talwandi Sabo Super Thermal Plant Project. The struggle is being led by the CPI(ML), the Punjab Kisan Union, the

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Protest Against Land Grab at Nalanda : Report by a CPI(ML) Investigation Team

On February 8, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Pilkhi village of Nalanda (his home district) along with Ex-President Kalam to show him the proposed site for Nalanda University. Thousands of peasants, angry at the forced acquisition of their land at

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