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Cover Feature # The Movement Continues : Against Gender Violence, For Women’s Equality and Rights

Condolence Meetings and New Years’ Eve Protests On 29 December, following the death of the Delhi gang rape victim, thousands shared the pain and grief of the passing of that... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Patriarchy, Women’s Freedom, and Capitalism

(This article began as a rejoinder to Hindi columnist Raj Kishor , but it has also provided an occasion to address some common misconceptions about women’s freedom and capitalism.) When... (read full text)

9th Congress Draft # Resolution on Working Class Movement : Context, Tasks and Opportunities

1. All over the world, predatory capital on neoliberal prowl has intensified its multipronged offensive on labour in the name of overcoming the global economic crisis. In our country this... (read full text)

9th Party Congress Draft : Resolution on the Tasks and Orientation of the Student-Youth Movement (Draft)

1. In the face of a deepening economic and social crisis and rapidly declining credibility and legitimacy of the ruling elite, we are once again witnessing very encouraging signs of... (read full text)

9th Party Congress : Draft Resolution on Intervention in Panchayati Raj Institutions

1. The panchayati raj institutions acquired constitutional status through the 73rd Amendment, 1993 and the subsequent Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act, 1996. In official discourse, the panchayats are celebrated... (read full text)

Article : Crisis of Neoliberalism and Challenges before Popular Movements

Concluding instalment of write-up by Arindam Sen, which has also been published by a booklet with the same title. Continued from Liberation January. Reagan and Thatcher Kickstart Neoliberal Offensive The... (read full text)

UPDATES : Mahendra Singh Martyrdom Anniversary Observed As Jharkhand Bachao Diwas

The Jharkhand Committee of CPI-ML had decided to observe the 8th Martyrdom Anniversary on January 16 as Jharkhand Bachao Diwas throughout the State. The Party organized meetings in Giridih and... (read full text)

Update : Memorial Meetings for Comrade Sankar Mitra

A memorial meeting for Comrade Sankar Mitra was held at Student’s Hall in Kolkata on the 15th of January. The life and struggles of Comrade Mitra, who passed away on... (read full text)

Update : Externment Enquiry Notice to CPI(ML) Leader in Karnataka

Comrade J Bharadwaj, State Leading Team Member of CPI(ML), and also the state president of AICCTU (All India Central Council of Trade Unions) has been issued a notice for an... (read full text)

Film : Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola

How does one write about a film which appears to address some of the issues one feels closely attached with? I had to perhaps think two or three times before... (read full text)

On Cover : Wake Up and Hack the System

A Tribute to Aaron Swartz ‘There is a battle going on right now, a battle to define everything that happens on the Internet in terms of traditional things that the... (read full text)

On Cover : RSS’ Views on Women

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat recently informed us that rapes happen in Bharat, not India. His words were defended by BJP leaders who said he only wanted to say that Indian... (read full text)

Resist Sexual Violence, Assert Women’s Right to a Life Unfettered by Fear

A young woman in India’s capital New Delhi is battling for life, after being brutally gang-raped and tortured in a moving bus. Her male companion was beaten up, and both... (read full text)

Assembly Elections in Gujarat and Himachal: Another Modi Victory in Gujarat Even as the BJP Loses Himachal

The year 2012 had begun with Assembly elections in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Goa and Manipur. The year now comes to an end following elections in... (read full text)

Punish The Perpetrators of Fake Encounters and Fabricated Cases

The NHRC has informed the Supreme Court that in the past 5 years, no less than 191 fake encounters have taken place in the country. This disclosure came in the... (read full text)

FDI in Retail: Entering India Through a Concocted Majority in Parliament and US Pressure

The debate and vote in Parliament on FDI in retail concluded with a dubious victory for the Government, reminiscent of the Nuke Deal vote. While the debate made it clear... (read full text)

Bihar Rises against Nitish Kumar’s Liquor-Promotion Drive

Deaths caused by spurious liquor have emerged as the latest form of massacre in Bihar. The victims almost invariably belong to the toiling rural and urban poor, who are otherwise... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Defend Women’s Right to Freedom Without Fear! Ensure Swift and Sure Punishment for Rape!

In the midst of the unspeakable horror of a rape and attempted murder in Delhi, is a spark of hope that we nurture, cradling it with our hands lest it... (read full text)

Call : The Resolve of December 18, 2012

Make the Forthcoming 9th Congress of the Party a Historic Success We are nearing the end of a turbulent year, the year when the Congress and the BJP, the two... (read full text)