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  1. The Untold Story of the Left in Indian Science by Prabir Purkayastha
    23
    Aug

    The Untold Story of the Left in Indian Science by Prabir Purkayastha

    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[...]
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  2. Books are not a crime! Solidarity with Toko Buku Rakyat in Malaysia
    21
    Aug

    Books are not a crime! Solidarity with Toko Buku Rakyat in Malaysia

    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[...]
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  3. Jana Natya Manch appeals for solidarity with The Freedom Theatre
    06
    Jul

    Jana Natya Manch appeals for solidarity with The Freedom Theatre

    Ahmed Tobasi, Artistic Director, The Freedom Theatre, after the deadly Israeli raid on the Jenin Refugee Camp, where the theatre is located. In April 2017, we at LeftWord Books, published our first visual book. Edited by Johanna Wallin, Rehearsing Freedom is a record of the first ten years of the work of The Freedom Theatre (TFT) in Jenin, Palestine. The Freedom Theatre was founded in a refugee camp in Jenin. When it was founded, the camp was still recovering from the devastating battle of Je[...]
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  4. Declaration of Solidarity with Walid Daqqah from The International Union of Left Publishers
    27
    Jun

    Declaration of Solidarity with Walid Daqqah from The International Union of Left Publishers

    We, the International Union of Left Publishers (IULP), call on all publishers, writers, artists, intellectuals, and people of conscience to demand the immediate release of the revolutionary writer and thinker Walid Daqqah from the jails of the Israeli Occupation. Walid Daqqah has been imprisoned since age 25 for his resistance to the Israeli Occupation and his defence of the Palestinian people. Now 61, he has endured this unjust imprisonment for 37 years. His medical condition is rapidly dete[...]
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  5. Statement of Solidarity with Cuban poet  Nancy Morejón from The International Union of Left Publishers
    02
    Jun

    Statement of Solidarity with Cuban poet Nancy Morejón from The International Union of Left Publishers

    Nancy Morejón is an internationally recognized poet, translator, and academic. (Photo: T. Charles Erickson) We, the International Union of Left Publishers (IULP), denounce the decision of the organizers of the Paris Poetry Market (Marché de la Poésie) to withdraw the status of honorary president from Cuban poet, essayist, and intellectual Nancy Morejón, who is considered to be one of the most significant voices in contemporary Cuban literature. Winner of the island's National Culture Pri[...]
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