A statement from Publishers for Palestine calling for a ceasefire and denouncing repression of Palestinian solidarity.
November 3, 2023
We invite publishers, editors, and writers around the world who stand for justice, freedom of expression, and the power of the written word, to sign this letter and join our global solidarity collective, Publishers for Palestine.
We honour the courage, creativity, and resistance of Palestinians, their profound love of their historic lands, and their refusal[...]
On 29 July 1916, while the First World War was raging, Virendranath Chattopadhyaya (1880-1937), aka, 'Chatto' wrote this letter to a high-ranking official, probably in the German Foreign Office. As members of the Indian revolutionary circle in
Berlin and Europe, he and his companions were hoping to overthrow British Empire in India with the help of imperial Germany. Agnes Smedley and the turn to communism were still some years away.
The address of the Berlin Committee given in this typed le[...]
On October 3, 2023, the Delhi Police arrested Prabir Purkayastha and Amit Chakraborty under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, a draconian law that gives the police nearly untrammelled powers to act with impunity, against the principles of natural justice. Both of them work at Newsclick, which is a media project that has been wonderful in its coverage of people’s movements. It was the coverage done by Newsclick of the struggles of workers and farmers, women and Dalits, Adivasis and ot[...]
The story of Indian science generally focuses on Nehru and the scientific institutions that were built to help India industrialise. This story is incomplete, as it does not take into account the contributions of the Indian Left scientists, such as Meghnad Saha, Sahib Singh Sokhey, Syed Husain Zaheer, as well as internationalist Left like J D Bernal and J B S Haldane, who are very much at the core of this story.
Science in India was anchored in a vision of science that a modern nation cou[...]
The International Union of Left Publishers expresses solidarity with the Toko Buku Rakyat bookstore that suffered a raid by officers looking for The Communist Manifesto.
The International Union of Left Publishers issued a statement of condemnation after a left book store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was raided by the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs who seized several books related to Marxism, and one written by the owner of the establishment. The International Union of Left Publishers is a ne[...]