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Marx was Right Capitalism is Concentration of Wealth in Ever Fewer Hands

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. $39.95. “A part of the bourgeoisie is desirous of redressing social grievances in... (read full text)


Father Thomas Kocherry Father Thomas Kocherry passed away on 3 May. Thomas Kocherry was a social activist, priest, and lawyer who helped found the independent fishworkers union, the Kerala Swatantra... (read full text)

The Dauntless Droplet, Ocean’s Fervour in the Heart

Paying tribute to comrade Saroj Dutta on the occasion of his birth centenary, we published in the March 2014 number of Liberation his biographical sketch, one of his best-known poems... (read full text)

Long Live Comrade Suniti Kumar Ghosh

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) pays homage to the memory of comrade Suniti Kumar Ghosh, one of the founder members of our party and founder editor of our central... (read full text)

Dalits Evicted for Protesting Rape

On the night of March 23, 4 dalit teenage girls aged 13-18 were abducted from their village of Bhagana in Haryana’s Hisar district, drugged and raped. They had gone to... (read full text)

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Corruption and Price Rise Cannot Be Combated Without Reversing Pro-Corporate Policies of Privatisation

If the Jan Lokpal Bill united the Congress and BJP in opposition to it, recent statements by AAP leaders while addressing corporate houses have squarely placed the AAP in the... (read full text)

Pathribal Acquittal: The Republic Has Blood on Its Hands

The President of India, in his address on the eve of Republic Day warned that “security and armed forces, backed by the steel of popular support, have proved that they... (read full text)

The Ugly Reality of Politics of Racism and Xenophobia

The brutal killing of 19-year-old Nido Taniam, a young man from Arunachal Pradesh, in a south Delhi marketplace in broad daylight has once again underlined the racism and xenophobia that... (read full text)

Arrest Terror Mastermind RSS Chief Bhagwat

Investigative Agencies Must Drop Double Standards Swami Aseemanand, a key accused in five terror attack cases, has revealed in his interview with Caravan magazine that these terrorist acts were sanctioned... (read full text)

Capital Punishment is Barbarism Not Justice

On the 21st of January 2014, the Supreme Court of India passed a judgment which has widely been recognized as historic: the highest court in the country commuted the death... (read full text)

A Duty of Honour

(Excerpts from Rosa Luxemburg’s article, November 1918. Rosa and Karl Liebknecht, imprisoned for their opposition to the First World War, were freed from jail as a result of a revolutionary... (read full text)

Perpetuating Inequality and Jobless Growth

(The writer is an independent journalist, educator and documentary film-maker. This article is based on columns he has written for Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle.) Indian society was always unequal. In recent... (read full text)

Jandavedari Rallies In Bihar

The series of Jandavedari rallies being organized in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar began on 8 February in Samastipur with the biggest people’s mobilization ever seen at Patel Maidan... (read full text)

On Women’s Day This Year: Let’s Bring Women’s Freedom Onto the Political Agenda

Azaadi – freedom – was the slogan raised last year in the anti-rape movement. How should that azaadi translate into an anti-patriarchy manifesto for the 2014 election? One fact stares... (read full text)

Update : Revolutionary Communists and Committed Socialists Should Unite for Change

CPI-ML General Secretary Com. Dipankar Bhattacharya was the chief guest on 3 February 2014, the second day of the Shaheed Jagdev Prasad Rashtriya Mela organized at Kinjar (Kurtha, Bihar) by... (read full text)

Update : Jan Vikalp Rally in Jharkhand Against Communal Forces

On 6 Feb the Jharkhand CPI-ML Ramgarh-Hazaribagh District Committee organized a Jan Vikalp rally at Prakhand Maidan in Ramgarh to protest against corporate fascism, loot and corruption, and for development... (read full text)

Update : Assam Bandh Against Chauldhua Massacre

On 29 January, 100 gunmen from Arunachal Pradesh opened fire on people in Chauldhua of the Bihali forest area in Sonitpur district. 11 were killed, 14 badly injured, and 6... (read full text)

Gorakhpur to Kolkata: Cinema Caravan Picks up Pace in Eight Years

Main akela hi chala tha jaanib-e-manzil magar Log saath aate gaye aur kaarvaan banta gaya -Majrooh Sultanpuri (Alone I was going towards my destination, but/ People came along and the... (read full text)

Films and Causes: Anand Patwardhan’s Journey

(Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, on receiving the V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014, reflects on the achievements and failures of his films and the... (read full text)