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  1. Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement
    02
    Aug

    Ahed Tamimi, The Freedom Theatre and 13 years of BDS Movement

    “I’m not the victim of the occupation. The Jew or the settler child who carries a rifle at the age of 15, they are the victims of the occupation. For me, I am capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. But not him. His view is clouded. His heart is filled with hatred and scorn against the Palestinians. He is the victim, not me. I always say I am a freedom fighter. So I will not be the victim….The resistance continues until the occupation is removed.”- Ahed Tamimi In Decemb..
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  2. LeftWord Books in Kolkata: New Developments
    28
    Jul

    LeftWord Books in Kolkata: New Developments

    At the start of this month, Seagull Books shifted into a new home at 36C, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Road in Kolkata, 700025. Already into their 36th year, Seagull Books has also opened a new space in Delhi's Maharani Bagh. LeftWord Books has a special designated shelf at Seagull Bookstore in Kolkata. All our new titles and titles from our back-list are available at the Seagull Bookstore. We are planning to organize events at Seagull Books' space in the form of reading groups, small poetry sessions..
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  3. Erdogan’s Dream and Our Struggle: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez.
    27
    Jun

    Erdogan’s Dream and Our Struggle: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez.

    On June 24, Turkey voters decided in the favor of Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. The elections were called in advance and came after the narrowly approved referendum last year which gave enormous powers to the President and abolished the post of Prime Minister. Erdogan's AKP Party also secured a majority in the Parliament with its allies although its vote share got reduced from the last elections. Vijay Prashad and..
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  4. Marx Turns 200
    05
    May

    Marx Turns 200

    I imagine Karl Marx at his desk in the British Library, reading the Blue Books produced by the British imperial officials, studying the large books of Smith and Ricardo, spilling ink onto his coat, wondering what chaos will meet him at home. When he returns home, his children throw themselves on his bulk, demanding he read Shakespeare or the Grimm’s Fairy Tales to them. One of his children is likely sick, his wife and Helene Demuth tending to the ailing child. Marx tells Jenny Marx what he has..
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  5. Book Launch- 'Building Alternatives: The Story of India's Oldest Construction Workers' Cooperative'
    04
    Apr

    Book Launch- 'Building Alternatives: The Story of India's Oldest Construction Workers' Cooperative'

    The launch of the new book 'Building Alternatives: The Story of India's Oldest Construction Workers' Cooperative' became an occasion to celebrate alternatives that could move humanity forward in the long road to socialism. The book, which recounts the journey of the Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) in Kerala, has been written by T.M. Thomas Isaac, Kerala's Finance Minister, and Michelle Williams, Associate Professor at the Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. It has..
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