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  1. Stop the Persecution of LeftWord Books author Teesta Setalvad: International Union of Left Publishers.
    27
    Jun

    Stop the Persecution of LeftWord Books author Teesta Setalvad: International Union of Left Publishers.

    In 2017, LeftWord Books published the memoir of Teesta Setalvad, Foot Soldiers of the Constitution. The book details the work of Teesta Setalvad’s quest to create a just world, a world that remembers the atrocities of the past to not repeat such violence in the future. At the heart of the book is Teesta’s work to unravel the facts of the anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat in 2002 and the persecution of her for this work by sections of the Indian establishment. There is no debate about the natur[...]
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  2. Statement from LeftWord Books and Vaam Prakashan on the Maligning of Teesta Setalvad, 25 June 2022
    25
    Jun

    Statement from LeftWord Books and Vaam Prakashan on the Maligning of Teesta Setalvad, 25 June 2022

    This statement was issued on the morning of 25 June 2022, several hours before Teesta Setalvad was arrested. Teesta Setalvad is one of India’s most important human rights defenders, a person of great integrity and with an open record. We are proud of having published her memoirs, titled Foot Soldier of the Constitution, in 2017. Ever since the fires began to smoulder in Gujarat in 2002, Zakia Jafri has waged a heroic battle for justice, not only for her slain husband (former Member[...]
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  3. IULP statement on The Peoples Forum and 1804 Books
    04
    Jun

    IULP statement on The Peoples Forum and 1804 Books

    The International Union of Left Publishers (IULP) condemns the attack on The Peoples Forum and 1804 Books in New York City. They were attacked by far-right groups. The New York police department allegedly colluded with these groups. The Peoples Forum released a statement today that said ‘we will continue to uplift our socialist values and be a welcoming space for working people and all those who want to transform society for the better’. We cannot hope for a better attitude against the tox[...]
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  4. मॉब लिंचिंग: फ़रीद ख़ाँ की किताब का एक अंश
    20
    Apr

    मॉब लिंचिंग: फ़रीद ख़ाँ की किताब का एक अंश

    अपनों के बीच अजनबी से: पहले दंगे वहां होते थे जहां कल-कारख़ाने होते थे। मज़दूर यूनियन होते थे। जहां कुछ दिनों से माहौल ख़राब हो रहे होते थे। चूंकि उसका मकसद मज़दूरों की एकता तोड़ना होता था इसलिए कुछ[...]
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  5. I’ll be Your Mirror: The Politics of Pakistan’s Populism by Madiha R. Tahir
    18
    Apr

    I’ll be Your Mirror: The Politics of Pakistan’s Populism by Madiha R. Tahir

    This extract from Dispatches from Pakistan (LeftWord, 2012) edited by Vijay Prashad, Madiha R. Tahir, and Qalandar Bux Memon, traces the emergence of Imran Khan in Pakistan and the politics of Pakistan’s populism. A must-read primer on the social history of transformation underway in Pakistan. The iconic image of Imran Khan – the one everyone still remembers – is the photograph of him wearing a lime-green uniform and holding the 1992 World Cup trophy aloft, arms above his head and [...]
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