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UPA-II’s Pro-Corporate, Anti-people Offensive

Exposed by one CAG report after another and challenged increasingly by popular agitations across the country, the UPA government has now begun to behave as a veritable autocratic regime. At... (read full text)

CPI(Maoist)’s Left Adventurism : Questions from Within

The recent expulsion of Sabyasachi Panda, former secretary of the Odisha State Organising Committee (OSOC) of the CPI(Maoist), has once again fore-grounded tensions within the Maoist party, and serious questions... (read full text)

Promoting Social Justice

In the wake of the introduction of the Constitution (117th Amendment Bill) 2012, a fierce ‘debate’ was sought to be manufactured in the media over the merit of allowing reservations... (read full text)

AISA Wins Majority in JNUSU Polls Third in DUSU

The JNUSU and DUSU elections were held on the same day – September 14 – and the results have been encouraging for the Left forces. In JNU, it was an... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Waves of Resistance Defy Repression

Koodankulam Agitation The past few weeks have been seeing a heroic protest by the desperate villagers of Idinthakarai and surrounding villages, against the commissioning of the Koodankulam nuclear plant and... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Jal Satyagraha in MP

Villagers protesting imminent forced eviction by the Omkareshwar Dam in Ghogalgaon village of Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, achieved a hard-won victory on 10 September. After standing in rising waters for... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Sedition Law: Weapon to Suppress Dissent

The jailing of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on charges of sedition, for his political cartoons on corruption, attracted countrywide outrage. Undoubtedly, the arrest of this young cartoonist is one of the... (read full text)

Cover Feature : In Solidarity With Maruti Workers

Convention Demands Industrial Democracy and Upholding of Labour Laws The AICCTU and AISA held a Convention on September 7th at the Indian Social Institute, Delhi, in solidarity with Maruti workers... (read full text)

Article : The Myth of the Bangladeshi and Violence in Assam

(The Bodo-Muslim violence in Kokrajhar (Assam) has since set off a spiral of fear, disinformation, violence, and an exodus of people from the North East from cities across the country... (read full text)

Special Reoprt : AILC Jail Bharo Call

Lakhs of people court arrest Demanding resignation of UPA Govt. over Coalgate Scam Protesting Corruption, Price Rise, Social Oppression, State Repression Lakhs of people responded enthusiastically to the call of... (read full text)

Sivakasi Blast

Punish the Culprits, Rehabilitate the Victims! A seven member fact finding team of CPI(ML) and AICCTU visited Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu on 7th September, where more than... (read full text)

Violence on Women in W Bengal

In the year 2011, West Bengal with 7.5% share of country’s population has accounted for nearly 12.7% of total crime against women by reporting 29,133 cases. Torture cases in the... (read full text)

Islamophobia and Ignorance

(Excerpted from Counterpunch, September 18) ‘Koran discovered with coffee cup stain on the front cover, US marines deployed to all Starbucks franchises.’ The quip, retweeted by celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins... (read full text)

Chicago Schoolteachers’ Strike

We hope Kapil Sibal is watching the schoolteachers’ strike in Obama’s home constituency of Chicago. Sibal, as India’s HRD Minister, is pushing for an education system that is increasingly more... (read full text)

Countrywide protests against Price Hike and Anti-People Measures

In response to the CPI(ML)’s central call, CPI(ML) units all over the country implemented a Bharat Bandh strike on 20 September. The unprecedentedly steep hike in the price of diesel... (read full text)

Factory fire in Pakistan: Subcontinent of Apathy

(We reproduce here an article by Indo-Pak journalist Sonya Fatah, which appeared in the Times of India, September 17) Bangladesh, India and Pakistan may well be separate nations with independent... (read full text)

Kokrajhar and After: Challenges for Democracy

The violence that broke out in Assam’s Kokrajhar district in the latter half of July is acquiring murkier political overtones with every passing day. Had the state and central governments... (read full text)

Anti-Corruption Platforms: Political Trajectories

Perhaps inevitably, the anti-corruption platforms led by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev are moving towards a more openly avowed political role. Baba’s Saffron Show The Baba’s Ramlila Maidan show that... (read full text)