resistance

  1. An India without the Left?
    06
    May

    An India without the Left?

    To understand the Left’s central role, one has to take stock of the mass mobilisations to highlight injustice and inequity One out of every two Indians goes to bed hungry at night. That’s almost 700 million Indians. The number comes from McKinsey. But you don’t need a consultant to tell you about the distress in India. It is evident on our streets and in our fields. Agrarian distress (amplified by the suicide of farmers) and urban distress (illustrated by the growth of slums) have become ..
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  2. 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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  3. Remembering Safdar: his life and his legacy as a voice of resistance
    30
    Dec

    Remembering Safdar: his life and his legacy as a voice of resistance

    “So you missed the demolition of the Babri Masjid And the violence and hate that followedYou missed Ramabai and other Dalit massacresYou missed your nation’s love for the atom bombIn 2002, you missed the Gujarat pogromAnd in neighbouring Pakistan you missedThe creation of the Taliban and hereThis year you missed the coronation of killers We who survived you missed none of theseWe missed you.”- Anand Patwardhan 29 years ago, on 1st January 1989, Safdar Hashmi, one of the founding mem..
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  4. The Fight Against Sexual Harassment: A Call for the Long Road rather than the Short Cut
    26
    Oct

    The Fight Against Sexual Harassment: A Call for the Long Road rather than the Short Cut

    We want to start with extending our deepest solidarities to the survivors of sexual harassment that runs rampant in the academy and beyond. We acknowledge that sexual harassment, in all its forms, is far too widespread. That senior and serial offenders have operated with impunity and survivors have been maligned and blamed for the assault. One of us is a woman and having handled enquiries with the GSCASH in JNU, has experienced and fought alongside the complainants for justice if the accused is ..
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  5. Blue and Red Flags for a New Era of Struggle
    22
    Sep

    Blue and Red Flags for a New Era of Struggle

    September 16 was an important day in the attempts by the Communist Parties to forge closer links of solidarity and joint struggle with important Dalit leaders and movements. The two-and-a-half years of the BJP-led Government have been witness to unprecedented attacks on the people of our country, on their livelihood, their jobs, their security, their access to education and health services and to their right to eat, think, speak and write as they choose within the parameters of civilized behavio..
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