Anti-farmer laws in India
“Women will continue to lead the struggle against farm laws”

January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers’ Day, in India. This year, women farmers in the thick of struggles against the farm laws expressed their determination to continue the fight

Indian farmers’ organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest

India’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers’ organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws

Workers across India strike in solidarity with farmers, against labor reforms

The left-wing trade union confederation, CITU, organized a strike in over 100,000 workplaces across India in support of the farmers’ agitation and also called for repeal of labor reform laws, among other demands

One month of farmers’ protest in India

The protesters have been occupying various locations on the border of Delhi, demanding the repeal of the recently enacted agricultural laws. Braving winter and a government that refuses to listen to them, they have stood firm

The year that was….India’s people fight back a hostile government

The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris

Why are people going hungry if India has surplus foodgrain stocks?

A country that ranks 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index can’t be said to be self-sufficient in foodgrains. The surplus stocks are due to shortage of purchasing power in peoples’ hands

Arrest of peasant leaders sparks outrage in Colombia

This week, we bring you news from movements on the ground in Colombia, India and Bolivia

Why agriculture shouldn’t be left to free market

The prices as well as the quantities of the agricultural produce in a free market would be far from socially optimal and are likely to be socially disastrous

Indian farmers have not forgotten govt.’s betrayals of past six years

Vijoo Krishnan, Joint Secretary of the leftist All India Kisan Sabha (All India Farmers’ Association) talks about the ongoing farmers’ agitation in the country and the determination of the protesters to not retreat until their demands are met

India strikes in solidarity with farmers

Farmers claim that the laws would enable the complete takeover of agriculture by corporate agribusinesses and big traders

All-India strike to be held today in solidarity with protesting farmers

Opposition parties and a wide variety of progressive sectors across India are joining a national strike in support of the ongoing farmers’ agitation. The farmers are demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws that were passed recently

“Indian farmers will resist until govt repeals all three agriculture laws”

Ashok Dhawale, president of the All India Kisan Sabha, one of the main organizations leading the current farmers’ struggle, explains why tens of thousands of farmers have embarked on a protest on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi

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