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The Sleight of the Congress Hand and the BJP’s Deafening Silence

Congress ka haath, aam aadmi ke saath, thus went the catch-line of the Congress campaign in 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Everybody however knows that the hand of the... (read full text)

SOLIDARITY : The Battle of Koodankulam is a Battle for Democracy, Truth, and Reason

[On October 1, CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya made a solidarity visit to the Koodankulam struggle site, along with a team of CPI(ML) leaders including Politburo member S Kumaraswamy, Tamil... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Towards Unity and Resurgence of Left-Democratic Forces Through People’s Resistance

The All India Left Coordination held a day-long Convention on the National Crisis and Left and Democratic Agenda on 30th September at Mavalankar Hall in the national capital. The Convention... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Resolution Adopted by the AILC At the Convention

1. This convention strongly feels that the UPA Government has presided over a regime of huge scams and corporate plunder of our resources, with top Ministers and the Prime Minister... (read full text)

Special Feature : Successful Bihar Bandh: Assertion of People’s Protest

Against Police Firing and Nitish Govt.’s High-Handedness Bihar observed a daylong bandh on October 15 for the second time in five months to protest against the growing spate of police... (read full text)

Article : Crisis of Neoliberalism and Challenges before Popular Movements

This is the text of a soon-to-be published booklet authored by Arindam Sen, which will appear in instalments in Liberation. Introduction When the catastrophic financial crisis hit the capitalist world... (read full text)

Updates : AIPWA’s 6th UP State Conference

AIPWA organised a State-level rally to mark the beginning of 6th Uttar Pradesh State Conference against the rising violence against women and to protest the anti-women policies of the Central... (read full text)

Update : AIPWA’s State-level Women’s Court and 6th Bihar State Conference

All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) organised a ‘Mahila Adalat’ (women’s court) on 2nd October at Patna on the issue of increasing oppression and sexual violence against women. Thousands of... (read full text)

Update : West Bengal AICCTU Rally

Defying inclement weather, thousands of workers marched through the busy thoroughfare of Kolkata with red flags, festoons and banners at the call of AICCTU’s ‘March to Writers Building’ on 12... (read full text)

CPI(ML) Delegation Meets Mamata Banerjee

In the backdrop of growing authoritarianism and bad governance by the ruling TMC Govt in West Bengal, a 6-member delegation, led by CPI(ML) State Secretary Partha Ghosh, met Chief Minister... (read full text)

AISA Victories in Recent SU Polls

Comrade Hemant Khati of AISA was elected as President in the Student University polls in the Lakshman Singh Mahar Government PG College, Pithoragarh, affiliated to Kumaon University. He polled 797... (read full text)

Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of WFTU

The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 6th and 7th October 2012. The meeting was attended by representatives of... (read full text)

Condemn Conviction of Dr. Sunilam

The conviction of and life sentence for peasants’ struggle leader Dr. Sunilam, founder-president of the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (KSS) is the latest shameful and glaring instance of injustice and targeting... (read full text)

AIPWA Team Visits Haryana

A team of leaders and activists of AIPWA and AISA visited Haryana on 12-13 October, to investigate the alarming spate of rape cases in the state. The team comprised of... (read full text)

Protesting Against NCW’s Inaction on Custodial Rape

On 10 October, women’s groups and progressive forces held a militant protest at the office of the National Commission for Women at Delhi, protesting inaction in the case of custodial... (read full text)

Tribute : On Eric Hobsbawm’s Passing

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012), regarded by many as the top 20th century British historian, passed away October 1st, at the age of 95. Hobsbawm joined the British Communist Party in 1936... (read full text)

Flagship of Latin American Resistance Sails Ahead

“I have never failed you, I’ve never lied to you.” Probably there is only one head of state in the world today who can make a statement like this after... (read full text)

American Bellicosity and the NAM Summit in Teheran

The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has brought the group back into international spotlight because it was held successfully in Teheran in face of bitter bullying by the... (read full text)

On 2nd Cover : India’s Shameful Global Showing on Hunger

The Global Hunger Index 2012 has once again highlighted the shameful and glaring contrast between India’s high growth and steep levels of hunger and malnutrition, especially of women and children... (read full text)

On 3rd Cover : Significant Verdicts in Times of Green Hunt

Two recent Court verdicts have underlined how anti-terror laws invoked against ‘Maoists’ are being used in ways that go against Constitutional freedoms and rights. The Calcutta HC on August 8... (read full text)