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Adityanath: A Track Record of Hate-Mongering And Violence

With Adityanath being appointed Chief Minister, influential sections of the electronic and print media in Hindi and English have gone into an overdrive to whitewash his track record and give his communal bahubali (goon/don) a makeover. So we have

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The Malicious Motives and Calamitous Consequences of Note Ban A Preliminary Appraisal

Part II In the middle of a hectic poll campaign in UP, BJP president Amit Shah was asked in a televised interview: what did the common man gain from Note Ban? He replied that it injected sufficient liquidity into the

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The Malicious Motives and Calamitous Consequences of Note Ban

A Preliminary Appraisal Some 60 odd days into the despotic demonetisation, its inherent class bias, its organic links with international finance capital and the ways it is set to further intensify the major contradictions in Indian society, are unfolding before our

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The Legacies of November and Naxalbari

For progressive Indians with a sense of history, 2017 will rekindle two great historical memories. 25 May 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Naxalbari uprising, and 7 November will mark the centenary of the Great November Revolution. Naxalbari did not succeed in

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50 Years Of Naxalbari

“… Naxalbari is alive and will remain alive because this is built on the foundation of Marxism-Leninism and that of Mao. We know there are many barriers before us, many difficulties, treason, upheavals but Naxalbari shall live on. … Naxalbari is not

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Withdraw FIR Against Prof. Nandini Sunder and Others Files by Chhattisgarh Govt.

CPI(ML) strongly condemns the FIR filed by the Chhattisgarh government against Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar, JNU professor Archana Prasad, CPI(M) Chhattisgarh state secretary Sanjay Parate, Vineet Tiwari from Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan and six others. This

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Communal Violence In Bihar, UP, Bengal

(In the past couple of months, there have been several systematic instances of communal violence being stoked in various parts of India. Especially in the climate of war-mongering, even resisting communal propaganda is being branded ‘anti-national.’ Liberation takes a closer

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Singur Verdict : Inspiring Victory for Peasants Warning To Governments Against Land Grab and State Repression

The Supreme Court verdict setting aside land acquisition for the Tata Nano project in Singur and ordering return of the illegally-acquired land to the peasants of Singur is a historic victory for the peasants’ movement. The verdict vindicates the position

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A Historic Victory in the Struggle at Bindukhatta

A determined and a protracted movement led by CPI (ML) to register an intense protest against the decision to make Bindukhatta in Nainital district in Uttarakhand) into a municipality, resulted in a historic victory as the state government was forced

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Women at the Rio Olympics

“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” – Simone Biles, Individual all-round, vault, and floor gold medalist. The Olympic Games are relevant, not as a platform for the display of shallow ‘national

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Supreme Court Questions Indefinite Reign of AFSPA

On 8 July, Burhan Wani was killed in what the security forces claimed was an ‘encounter’ in Kashmir. On the same day, the Supreme Court passed a significant order considerably restricting the scope of the AFSPA and countering many of the

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Protests in Solidarity With Kashmir

Citizens and several progressive, democratic and left individuals and organisations have held protests in different parts of the country against the brutal assault by police, paramilitaries and armed forces in the Kashmir valley that have left over 40 dead, and several

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