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Protests against policing bill and gender violence continue in UK and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill in the UK, strike against privatization by bank employees in India, a UN Report documenting a 65% increase in the demolitions of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, and the continued protests in France as the Senate debates the Global Security Bill

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

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)

COVID-19: Concerns Around Airborne Transmission

Prabir Purkayastha talks to Dr. Satyajit Rath on the concerns raised by scientists regarding COVID-19 being airborne. They also talk about why India’s strict lockdown failed to meet it goals

Migrants deaths in Shramik trains India 80 migrant workers die on special trains heading back to their home States in India

The Indian railway ministry has claimed that in most cases pre-existing medical ailments have led to the deaths of the migrant workers. However, numerous reports have pointed to the severe shortage of food and water aboard the government-run special trains

India Unions letter to ILO ILO must intervene to stop abrogation of labor rights in India, demand 10 trade unions

The 10 trade unions wrote to the ILO, providing more details on a complaint they had filed on May 14 against the suspension of labor laws by several State governments in India

IREF against privatisation Left unions to fight privatization of Indian Railways collectively

N N Banerjee of the Indian Railways Employees Federation (IREF) talks about the struggles ahead for the railway unions in India.

India’s ruling right-wing BJP suffers setback as as opposition wins polls in key States

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost three of its state governments, including two of its strongest bastions, to the key opposition party Indian National Congress.

A scholar, and a society, take the fight to the right in Kerala

The office of radical scholar and critic Sunil P. Elayidom was attacked on Wednesday, most likely due to his support of the entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. However, he and progressive sections in Kerala are determined to continue the resistance to hate and misogyny

Hundreds of Thousands of Workers and Peasants marched to denounce the BJP government’s policies

In a historic rally, over two hundred thousand farmers, agricultural labourers and industrial workers march to the Indian Parliament together

Hundreds of thousands of protesters to converge on Delhi

Hundreds of thousands of working people – workers, farmers and agricultural workers – are preparing to take part in a historic protest against the Modi govt. on 5 Sept.

Assassination plots and other rumors: the story of how left-wing activists were hounded in India

Procedural lapses and far-fetched conspiracy theories marked India’s right-wing government’s latest attempt to stifle voices of dissent. The raids and attempted arrest of activists was also called a diversionary tactic by critics

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