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Farmers’ agitation: Nationwide shutdown in India

March 26 marked four months since the farmers’ protests began in India.

What can India learn from its response to the pandemic?

It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public sector employees across India strike against govt’s privatization plans

Trade unions and farmers unions also protested in solidarity against the Modi-led govt’s plans of large scale disinvestment.

Dispatches from India: Left Ascendant in Kerala

In this episode we look at the upcoming elections in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the prospects of the ruling parties. We also take a look at the fate of children from the Rohingya community in Jammu, whose education has been disrupted

Over a million strike in India against move to privatize banks

The strike was called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions. It was observed all across the country on March 15 and 16 and supported by all major left parties

Kerala polls: Left triumph will help transform the very base of the economy, says Thomas Isaac

Vijay Prashad spoke to Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac about the upcoming legislative elections in Kerala.

COVID-19 laid bare the struggles and exploitation that domestic workers face

While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.

India’s Central Warehousing Corporation workers protest demanding reinstatement

As many as 318 workers were dismissed without notice from the Central Warehousing Corporation plant in New Delhi in January. Some of the workers protested on Tuesday demanding their immediate reinstatement

Indian farmers’ struggle: International Women’s Day celebrated with huge mobilizations

On March 8, tens of thousands of women gathered at the borders of Indian capital New Delhi where the current farmers’ agitation is going on to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Rohingya refugees detained in India Rohingya refugees detained for violating Foreigners Act in India

Close to 170 Rohingya refugees in Jammu were taken into the Hiranagar sub-jail on March 7 after being declared as “illegal migrants” under Section 3 (2) e of the Foreigners Act. The move has instilled fear in thousands of refugees living in the region 

How India’s farmers’ protests could upend the political landscape

With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer’s protest and the government’s response to them could have on the correlation of forces

A year after the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi, justice remains elusive for victims

Victims and survivors of the five-days long violence by mobs led allegedly by the far-right leaders of the BJP recollected their horrors at a press conference organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

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