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Creating An Anti-People Rulers’ ‘Consensus’

(See Liberation September 2015 for an earlier piece, ‘Notes on GST Bill: An Integral Part of the Neo-liberal Reform Agenda’. Some of the points covered in that piece have not... (read full text)

Bangladesh Government Must Take Responsibility For Its Refusal to Tackle Religious Extremism

The heinous massacre of diners at a Dhaka cafe by terrorists in the name of Islam has shocked people across the world. The terrorists stormed the café shouting Islamic slogans... (read full text)

Reflections on the CPI(M)’s Suicidal ‘Bengal Line’

Some fifty years ago, when the Congress faced its first major phase of decline on a pan-Indian scale in the wake of the 1962 India-China war, the demise of Nehru... (read full text)

Stop The War On Democracy In Kashmir

Kashmir has been plunged into yet another cycle of massive civilian protests met with brutal state repression that claimed 46 lives (and still counting) and severely injured many more. The... (read full text)

Opening Up The Conversation on Kashmir

What is notable about this juncture is that there is a greater willingness among common Indian citizens to question the official narrative on Kashmir; a greater openness to discuss democratic... (read full text)

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... (read full text)

Ban Casteist And Communal ‘Cow Protection’ Mobs

For the past several years, ‘cow-protection’ vigilantism has been the pretext for casteist and communal violence. Akhlaque was killed in Dadri by such a mob; two Muslim cattle herders were... (read full text)

Gumudumaha Massacre in Odisha

A joint fact-finding team visited Gumudumaha village in Paranpanga panchayat in Kandhamal district of Odisha to investigate the killing of five civilians in firing by security forces. The security forces... (read full text)

Updates : Forcible Land Grab and Police Atrocities in Jharkhand

An inquiry team comprising human rights activist Fr Stan Swamy, anti-displacement activist Arvind Avinash, Prashant Rahi, and Anil Anshuman from the AIPF visited different villages in the main region of... (read full text)

Bihar Bandh Against Political Patronage of Toppers’ Scam

The Bihar bandh called by the CPI (ML) Bihar State committee for 12 July on the following issues—high level judicial enquiry into the political patronage of the toppers’ scam; inclusion... (read full text)

Women Workers’ National Workshop

AICCTU held its national women workers’ workshop in Tata Nagar on 25–26 June 2016. The workshop was held in Munniji Sabhagar, Mahendra Singh Nagar. The theme of the workshop was:... (read full text)

AISA Leader Assaulted by ABVP Goons in Delhi University

On 1 July 2016, AISA Delhi University unit leader Abhinav Kumar was brutally beaten up in the premises of his college, Deshbandhu college, by ABVP goons including Himanshu Bidhuri (son... (read full text)

Towards All-India Strike on 2 September 2016

Workers and trade unions all over India are preparing for the all-India Strike on 2 September this year, and are in fact preparing to turn it into a General Strike... (read full text)

Barbaric Decapitation of a CPI(ML) Activist in Tamil Nadu By Casteist Forces Aligned With The Hindu Munnani

A 24-year-old CPI(ML) comrade Mariappan from the washer man (Vannar/dhobi) caste in Tirunelveli was brutally killed by casteist, communal forces on July 20. His head was chopped off – the... (read full text)

An Inspiring Victory for the Protracted Struggle of The Dalits of Ramgarh Village

Comrade Manju has been elected village Pradhan of Ramgarh under Dadri subdivision of district Gautam Budh Nagar in UP. Comrade Shyamveer has been elected for the post of BDC member... (read full text)

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Resist Modi’s US-Centric Foreign Policy and FDI-Dependent Economic Design

Even as Americans are preoccupied with the race to choose the successor of President Obama, Narendra Modi made sure that he had one more round of meeting with the US... (read full text)

The Crisis of the CPI(M) And the Struggle Against Opportunism

The debacle of the CPI(M) in West Bengal Assembly elections has given rise to a sharp debate within the Left movement, and for once, within the CPI(M) itself. The post-election... (read full text)

Blaming Victims of Communal Violence

The recent verdict of a special SIT Court in the Gulberg society massacre case of Gujarat 2002 is a massive travesty of justice. It has not only acquitted several key... (read full text)

The Left and the Ambedkarite Movements Need Dialogue and Unity

(This letter by AISA leader Chintu Kumari was in response to an open letter to her by Chinmay Mahanand, leader of the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA). We reproduce... (read full text)