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Indian farmers protest Indian farmers defend the rights of farmers everywhere

Since prime minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he has pushed an agenda to deliver Indian agriculture to the large corporate houses. But the farmers fought him then and continue to fight him now

‘Farmers’ victory will be a boost to all democratic struggles’

On 19 November 2021, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will be repealing the three controversial farm laws. Farmers have been protesting for close to a year against these laws

Farmers movement India After a year of struggle by farmers, Indian government forced to withdraw farm laws

Movements across India celebrated the struggle by the farmers during which they faced great repression and vilification. Around 750 people are believed to have died during the agitation which saw thousands camp on the borders of Delhi

Indian farmers resolve to intensify their agitation following the killing of four protesters

Four protesting farmers were run over by a car that was part of a convoy linked to a Union Minister in Lakhimpur Kheri district in north Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. Farmers’ leaders have called it an attempt to derail the protest

Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian

In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi’s right-wing central government’s devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic

Dispatches from India: The impact of State elections

We take a look at the results of the recent round of elections in India, a report on the impact of successive lockdowns on the LGBTQ and trans communities in Jammu and Kashmir, and look at the implications of Bill Gates’ recent statement on intellectual property rights and vaccines

Modi government vs COVID-19: A shambolic fight

In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate

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

“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

Statement by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad on the Tata Lit Fest

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad issue a statement following the abrupt cancellation of the dialogue that was scheduled to be held as part of the Mumbai (Tata) Lit Fest on Friday

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi’s mid-year balance sheet

Having surrendered before the epidemic, India’s Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink

Report says top Facebook executive in India openly backed Modi on internal company group

A report by Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook’s policy head for the region, Ankhi Das, had said in an internal post “We lit a fire to his (Modi) social media campaign and the rest is of course history”

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