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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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Ganga Expressway : ‘Corporate Hitay, Sarvajan Dukhay’

From Greater Noida to Balia, the Ganga Expressway is around 1000 km. long. This 8-lane road passes mainly through the left bank of Ganga, though in Banaras and Chandauli it has to pass on the right bank of Ganga. For this

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Untold Story of Land Grab in Basu’s Bengal

(CPI(M) continues to tell whoever will listen, that in West Bengal, acquisition of fertile land is only for industrial development and employment generation; and also that at Singur, it has ensured a model programme of compensation and rehabilitation. The

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After Nandigram, Dinhata : Certainly Not Friendly Fire

(A posse of policemen fired upon the unarmed demonstrators of Forward Bloc (an LF partner in the WB Government) at Dinhata in the district of Coochbehar, West Bengal on 5 February 2008, killing 5 FB supporters and leaving several wounded. FB observed a

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Aftab Ansari’s Story : Demanding Justice for Victims of Witch-hunts

After the serial bomb blasts in November in various courts in UP, the Muslim community in the state is constantly living under the shadow of unfortunate stereotyping and witch-hunt. Aftab Alam Ansari, a worker of the Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation (

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The CPI(M) As Labour Lieutenants of Predatory Capital

In the Aftermath of Nandigram (EPW, 26 may 2007) saw Prabhat Patnaik (PP) coming forward with an indirect, partial but deep critique of the model of ‘industrialisation’ being pursued in Buddhadeb’s Bengal. The three main points in his submission were: (a)

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Draft Political Resolution for CPI(M)’s 19th Congress

Reconciling ‘Anti-imperialist’ Rhetoric with ‘Neo-liberal Constraints’

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Janmat Padyatra and Referendum on Note Ban in Delhi

91.6% Of People In Workers And Students’ Localities Vote Against Demonetisation A  3 day Janmat Padyatra on Note Ban starting in four different parts of the city was undertaken under the banners of CPI (ML), AISA, AIPWA, AICCTU and RYA. Since the

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The Science of Encounter Killings in the Saffron Lab

Encountered on Saffron Agenda is a documentary by Shubhradeep Chakravorty on encounter killings in Gujarat. Since the film is a close and ruthless look at the ‘science’ of encounter killings in the saffron laboratory of Gujarat, it is not surprising

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Tension in Tibet: Political Dialogue Only Key to Lasting Solution

In the wake of the anniversary of the 1959 Tibet movement (March 10) and ahead of the Beijing Olympics, Tibet has once again emerged as a hot spot of ethnic tension. There are reports of violence against and killing of protesting Tibetan

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Immigrant Workers from India Fight Discrimination and Exploitation

February and March 2008 have seen Indian workers abroad face and fight highly exploitative work conditions, irregular and low wages, as well as fresh discriminatory legislation. Towards May Day 2008, we take a look at the issues and the struggles. Dockworkers in

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