FEATURE

November Revolution Centenary: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A silent revolution in the realm of philosophy and politics took place in 1845 when the young Karl Heinrich Marx concluded his Thesis on Feuerbach with the assertion "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however,

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Delhi Pollution Needs Political Will Not Piecemeal Responses

Once again, Delhi is almost choking. The 20 million residents of Delhi are suffering from persistent coughs, burning eyes, itchy throats, asthma and bronchitis. And yes, this is simply because they have the temerity to dare breathe the air. As the

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Protests against Demonetization

CPI(ML), AISA and AICCTU are conducting a campaign against demonetisation from 16 November onwards in different working class settlements of Delhi, which is due to culminate in a March to the PM's House on 26 November to demand its rollback. Demonetisation

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Excluding the People

(Excerpt from a piece by writer Githa Hariharan, 13 October 2016, in Newsclick, commenting on the culture of jingoism and militarism being promoted in the name of ‘patriotism.’) The masks came off soon after condoling writer Mahasweta Devi’s death. Unmasked, the

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We Can’t Feed The Poor But We Can Fund A War?

‘Bhookhe bhajan na hoye gopala’ goes the Hindi saying – ‘You can’t pray on an empty stomach.’ Can you hate on an empty stomach? Indian PM Modi, after challenging Pakistan to a war on poverty and hunger seems to expect

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India and Pakistan at War Against Peaceniks

(Op-Ed by Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif, October 16, 2016, New York Times) Once, in a TV studio near Delhi almost eight years ago, I tried to stop a war between India and Pakistan and left thinking: Let them fight. It’s never

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Stop Peddling War and Hate

From the mouths of politicians, the daily ‘news’ bulletins from television media, a war on our collective intelligence and humanity has been declared. It had been declared long ago – when Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai was branded ‘anti-national’ for supporting adivasis

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A Life Forged in Struggle: An Obituary to Comrade Mulkraj

The octogenarian leader of CPI(ML), Comrade Mulkraj passed away at a hospital in Rohini Sector 6 in Delhi on 27 August 2016. He was 89 years old. His death marks the end of an era. The funeral procession began at his residence in

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Justice Cannot Be Irrelevant or Unimportant

A Response to Shaibal Gupta In an opinion piece (‘The unimportance of Shahabuddin,’ Indian Express, 21 September 2016) Shaibal Gupta, known to be an advisor to and intellectual defender of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has argued that irrespective of whether or

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Siwan, Shahabuddin and the CPI(ML)

The trajectory of the rise and growth of CPI-ML in Siwan has been quite similar to the Party's development elsewhere in Bihar, most notably in Bhojpur and other adjoining districts like Patna, Jahanabad, Arwal. The revolt of the most oppressed

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Bail for Shahabuddin, Jail for Activists : Stories of Impunity and Power in Bihar

(A version of this article appeared in The Wire on 13/09/2016) The sleeves of each assassin are spotless. No sign of blood: no trace of red, not on the edge of the knife, none on the point of the sword. – Faiz

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Comrade Swapan Mukherjee

The CPI(ML) Central Committee is deeply shocked and grieved to announce the untimely demise of CPI(ML) Politburo member Comrade Swapan Mukherjee. He suffered an unexpected heart attack and passed away suddenly around 4.15 am this morning at a comrade's

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