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Mosque at Ground Zero: Islamophobia in the US

In Gainesville, Florida, Terry Jones, a pastor of a small insignificant church with hardly any following called for the “International Burn a Quran Day" on September 11th to mark 9/11. He threatened to burn 50 copies of the Quran, which is also

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Students Resistance to Fee Hikes in Britain

On November 10 this year, more than 50,000 students from all over Britain converged in the streets of London protesting the new proposals for massive cuts in higher education, which will spiral the cost of a college and university degree. The current

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Police Firing on Garment Workers in Bangladesh

(Based on report by Wimal Perera, 15 December, 2010 and inputs from comrades of Revolutionary Workers’ Party of Bangladesh) There have been a series of protests by garment workers in Bangladesh in the past month. Garment sector accounts for 80% of Bangladesh’s

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Salman Taseer Remembered

(Excerpted from the London Review of Books, Vol. 33 No. 2, 20 January 2011) Mumtaz Hussain Qadri smiled as he surrendered to his colleagues after shooting Salman Taseer, the governor of the Punjab, dead. Many in Pakistan seemed to support his actions; others wondered

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The Modern Occupation

[Two years have passed since Israel’s aggression on Gaza, and siege and blockade continues there. Shashwat Sinha recounts the history of Palestine’s occupation and dispossession and reflects on Israel’s strategic place in US interests. The article will

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The Modern Occupation

[Continued from Liberation February 2011.] The history of inception of Israel can give further perspective to the current nature of the state of Israel. Israel started as a colonial project with political Zionism at its roots that took shape in the

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Stop Imperialist Aggression on Libya

(with inputs from Arvind) With the Western powers and their allies including the Saudi monarchy launching a military intervention in Libya, the people’s ongoing movement to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi’s regime has entered a new, more complex phase. Now

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May Day 2016

Some highlights of the 2016 May Day events from around the world include a massive rally by hundreds of thousands of Cubans which condemned the campaign to 'destabilize' leftist governments around Latin America. In France, May Day came in the wake

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The Revolution Cannot Be Rolled Back

(The Egyptian people are refusing to leave Tahrir Square. They keep coming back, to demand a say in the shape of things to come; to demand punishment for Mubarak and the confiscation of the public money stolen by him; to

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Sri Lanka’s War Criminals Must Be Punished

The Sri Lankan Tamils, subjected to a genocide in the name of eliminating LTTE, and intimidated by the arrogant triumphalism of the Sri Lankan state following the military ‘victory,’ had till now looked in vain for UN intervention. For long,

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Voice of Resistance from Ecuador

Interview with CC Member, PCMLE [This is an interview with Comrade Pablo Miranda, a senior member of the central committee of Communist Party of Ecuador – Marxist Leninist (PCMLE). The PCMLE is one of the largest ML parties in Latin America

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Debt Ceiling Deadlock in US

Even as large swathes of Europe reels under a stubborn debt crisis, from the other side of the Atlantic comes the news of another version of essentially the same problem – the federal debt ceiling crisis! The US government has reached

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