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Updates : AILC Leaders Address May Day Rally at Darjeeling

Darjeeling witnessed an impressive rally of the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists (CPRM) on May Day. Thousands marched with red flags aflutter, with leaders of the CPRM and All India... (read full text)

Update : CPI(ML)’s First Mumbai-Thane Conference

The first Conference of the Mumbai-Thane unit of CPI(ML) was held on 20 April at Comrade Jayant Ganguly Nagar (Boisar-Jambhlapada) at Comrade Ashok Kumar Hall. The Conference began with hoisting... (read full text)

Update : CPI(ML) Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Kolkata Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to West Bengal is fraught with dangerous political implications for India’s sovereignty. Clinton spoke of West Bengal’s crucial place in the ‘Silk Route’... (read full text)

Update : Protests Against Hillary Visit

In Kolkata, AISA and RYA organized a protest demonstration on May 7th against Hillary Clinton’s visit. A protest march was held at College Square, where AISA and RYA protested against... (read full text)

Update : ACFTU Delegation visits AICCTU HQ

A 6-member delegation of All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) was in Delhi during the first week of May. They paid a visit to the AICCTU central office at... (read full text)

Update : Solidarity With Nepal’s Mass Organisations

The 6th National Conference of the All Nepal Women’s Association (ANWA) (affiliated to the CPN-UML) was held at Pokhara from 20-23 March. On ANWA’s invitation, an AIPWA delegation comprising AIPWA... (read full text)

Update : State Repression in Chhattisgarh

On May 10th 2012, we visited Durg Central Jail in Chhattisgarh on behalf of AIPWA, to express solidarity with advocate-activist Rekha Parganiha, who has been charged by the state government... (read full text)

Update : RYA Protest Meeting Against Assault on Dalits

In the May issue of Liberation, we had reported on the assault on dalits at Ramgarh village in Gautam Buddha Nagar (Dadri, Uttar Pradesh), and CPI(ML)’s initiatives to secure justice... (read full text)

Update : Puducherry Conference of CPI (ML)

CPI(ML)’s 2nd Puducherry UT State Conference was held at Puducherry, the State Capital of Puducherry UT, on 22nd and 23rd April 2012. The town was decorated with festoons, red flags... (read full text)

Songs That Won’t Be Silenced

Anand Patwardhan’s new documentary Jai Bhim Comrade is an epic that tells the tale of dalit oppression, resistance, politics, and cultural expression;a tale of great ugliness, and also of great... (read full text)

‘It’s a war between people and capitalism’

Since the elections on 6 May failed to produce a government, Greece has been in the spotlight all over Europe. While the mainstream media and political establishment focus with considerable... (read full text)

Voters’ Anti-Austerity Mood in France and Germany

Recent election outcomes in national and state elections in France and Germany indicate that the resentment against austerity measures has made itself felt politically. In France the victorious François Hollande... (read full text)

Tribute : Remembering Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955)

Saadat Hasan Manto died in Lahore in 1955. He was forty-three years old. The life of one of our greatest short-story writers had been prematurely truncated. I was eleven years... (read full text)

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Stand by Bathani Tola in the Battle for a New and Just Bihar

Nearly 16 years ago Bathani Tola had shocked and shamed the nation as yet another site of a gory massacre in Bihar. An obscure sleepy hamlet in Sahar block of... (read full text)

Bihar ‘Centenary’: Official Myth and People’s Reality

22 March, 2012 marked the first centenary of Bihar as a separate administrative unit. After the British colonial rulers were forced to undo the partition of Bengal, they shifted the... (read full text)

Private-Public Partnership in Defence Scams

Even as the Army Chief indicated a massive defence corruption scandal, alleging that a retired army officer had offered him a bribe over the purchase of trucks, a massive Defence... (read full text)

Life Sentence for Rupam

In a gross miscarriage of justice, a special CBI Court in Patna passed a life sentence on Bihar school teacher Rupam Pathak, holding her guilty of culpable homicide of Bihar’s... (read full text)

Who Is the Real Killer of Comrade Chandrashekhar?

On 23 March this year, a court in Patna passed a sentence in the case of the murder of former JNUSU President Comrade Chandrashekhar, and his fellow CPI(ML) activist Shyam... (read full text)

Cover Feature : Justice for Bathani Tola

The Bihar HC’s acquittal of all the accused in the Bathani Tola massacre case, overturning a lower court’s conviction of 23, has shocked and outraged people across the country. The... (read full text)