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Massive Corporate Bailout in Budget

(P. Sainath, India Resists, http://www.indiaresists.com/p-sainath-on-corporate-bailout-rs-36-5-trillion-budget-2014/#sthash.PMVyInTY.dpuf) It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget document says we gave away another Rs. 5.32 lakh crores... (read full text)

Stop the killing, stop the crime- Israel out of Palestine!

The ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza has now claimed more than 500 lives of Palestinian civilians, and still counting. The abduction and killing of three Jewish young boys in the... (read full text)

Protests in India in Solidarity With Palestine

On July 14th a peaceful protest at the Israeli embassy by AISA, RYA, NAPM, JNUSU and other groups against the Isreal’s bombardment of Gaza, was met with brutal violence by... (read full text)

Scrapping of FYUP in Delhi University: Victory for Students’ and Teachers’ Movement

The students and teachers of Delhi University must be congratulated for their victory in restoring the 3-year degree programme. Since last year, March 2013, the teachers and students of DU... (read full text)

Encephalitis Epidemic in Purvanchal Compounded by Medical Discrimination

Presenting the budget for 2014-15 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that institutions such as four new AIIMS would be established. There was mention of one of these to be established... (read full text)

Ramgarh’s Dalits Threatened As They Testify in Court Against Attack

(Dalits of Ramgarh village (Dadri, UP), have begun testifying in court against the gram pradhan Kuldeep Bhati and his henchmen, who had subjected them to a murderous attack on March... (read full text)

Dalits Observing Memorial Day for Ilavarasan Face Brutal Repression in Dharmapuri, TN

A public hearing was held in Salem on 13th July, in which Dalits of Natham Colony testified to the brutal police repression unleashed on them by the Dharmapuri police. The... (read full text)

Message of Greetings from CPI(ML) CC to the 9th Congress of CPN(UML)

(A CPI(ML) delegation comprising Central Committee member Comrade Rajaram Singh and Bihar State Committee member Comrade Virendra Gupta attended the 9th Congress of the CPN(UML). Comrade Rajaram Singh addressed the... (read full text)

Exhibition of Ashok Bhowmick’s Art in Kolkata

Well-known painter Ashok Bhowmick held an exhibition of 12 of his paintings in the verandah of Vivekananda Hall at Jadhavpur University campus, after which in the afternoon he gave a... (read full text)

Palestine Yet Again

You bleed again as the world watches In civilized wisdom; As you take little babies for burial, With fresh bombs bursting behind Before and on you, The Zionists feel threatened... (read full text)

Running Orders

They call us now. Before they drop the bombs. The phone rings and someone who knows my first name calls and says in perfect Arabic “This is David.” And in... (read full text)

July 2014

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‘Good Times’ Poll Rhetoric Makes Way for ‘Hard Times’ Post-Poll Reality

Wooing votes in elections, Modi promised “good times”. In his speech in Parliament in reply to the Presidential Address, he declared that the “Government’s work should be to listen to... (read full text)

Modi Raj Begins – and Hard Times Kick In

Modi’s poll campaign had recklessly promised everyone the moon. Price rise, unemployment, corruption, rape – ‘Modi Sarkar’ was the answer for every woe. As Modi Raj makes itself felt, however... (read full text)

Communal Mob Kills Muslim Youth

A young Muslim IT professional was beaten to death on a Pune street by a Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) mob wielding hockey sticks and stones. In a case of premeditated... (read full text)

Bury Rajasthan’s Anti-labour Amendments in the Sands of Thar

‘With adequate profit, capital is very bold. A certain 10 per cent will ensure its employment anywhere; 20 per cent certain will produce eagerness; 50 per cent., positive audacity; 100... (read full text)

IB Report on ‘NGOs’: Dissenters Branded as ‘Traitors to Development’

A report titled ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ on the threat posed by ‘foreign funded NGOs’ to India’s national economic security and the ‘Gujarat model of development’, supposedly submitted by... (read full text)

US and UK Wage War on Dissent

(The Modi Government is trying to accuse activists of being the ‘foreign hand.’ The truth is, that it is the intelligence establishment of the Manmohan and Modi Governments that are... (read full text)

Badaun and Bhagana Rapes: Grim Reality of Gender and Caste Atrocities

The brutal gang rape and lynching of two minor girls aged 14 and 15 in a village in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh is a grim reminder of the... (read full text)

Gas Leak in Bhilai Steel Plant

An investigating team of AICCTU, affiliated to Centre of Steel Workers, enquired into the accident which occurred in Pump House 2 of the Water Management Department (WMD) on 12 June... (read full text)