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  1. ‘मेरठियों पर ख़ुद को साबित करने का दबाव नहीं’ – ‘ज़ीरो माइल मेरठ’ के लेखक भुवेन्द्र त्यागी से बातचीत
    20
    Jan

    ‘मेरठियों पर ख़ुद को साबित करने का दबाव नहीं’ – ‘ज़ीरो माइल मेरठ’ के लेखक भुवेन्द्र त्यागी से बातचीत

    मेरठ की वह कौन सी चीज है जिसे आप सबसे ज्यादा याद करते हैं?मेरठ की सड़कें, बाजार, पुराने शहर के सटे-संकरे मोहल्ले, भीड़, कहीं तक भी जा पहुंचतीं गलियां, घंटाघर, पुरानी तहसील, जिमखाना मैदान, विक्टोर[...]
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  2. ‘किताब की बात पर मेरी पत्नी सहम गई’ – अपनों के बीच अजनबी के लेखक फ़रीद ख़ाँ से बातचीत
    05
    Jan

    ‘किताब की बात पर मेरी पत्नी सहम गई’ – अपनों के बीच अजनबी के लेखक फ़रीद ख़ाँ से बातचीत

    अपनों के बीच अजनबी लिखने के दौरान कोई ऐसी बात सामने आई, जिसने चौंका दिया हो या जिससे झटका लगा हो?लिखने के दौरान मैंने कई लोगों से विशेष कर मुस्लिम समुदाय के लोगों से बात की थी, जिनकी बातचीत किता[...]
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  3. International Union of Left Publishers (IULP) Condemns Indonesia’s  Criminalisation of Marxism
    15
    Dec

    International Union of Left Publishers (IULP) Condemns Indonesia’s Criminalisation of Marxism

    On 6 December 2022, the Indonesia parliament passed a new criminal code. There is much to debate about this code, including the violations of the rights to equality before the law and equal protection as well as the right to privacy and the right to freedom of speech and association. One aspect of the law that has received little concern is the section of the law that specifically outlaws Marxism with a ten-year sentence for being associated with organisations with a Marxist tendency and a fo[...]
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  4. The Photos of John Burtovich in Police Custody by Suchetana Chattopadhyay
    07
    Dec

    The Photos of John Burtovich in Police Custody by Suchetana Chattopadhyay

    In 1919, a British merchant vessel SS Boveric reached Calcutta. The ship carried a mixed crew ‘of all nations’. On board were Frank Bilboa and John Burtovich, two workers in their twenties. They had previously participated in strikes led by the Industrial Workers of the World at Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1917. Having been sentenced to and served six months in jail, they were detained until November 1918 by the Australian authorities who considered the best ways to get rid of them. Af[...]
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  5. The Legacy of the October Revolution (1917) in the Colonies of the World by Vijay Prashad
    04
    Nov

    The Legacy of the October Revolution (1917) in the Colonies of the World by Vijay Prashad

    For more on this subject see Red Star Over the Third World, by Vijay Prashad Liberate the Colonies!: Communism and Colonial Freedom 1917-1924, edited by Vijay Prashad, John Riddell, Nazeef Mollah On December 24, 1917, just months after the October Revolution conducted by the Bolsheviks in the former Tsarist empire, the Bombay Chronicle wrote an editorial about that event.‘Our ideas of the Bolshevik organisation are very vague, . . . .’ wrote the anti-colonial nationalist editors.[...]
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