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
Vijay Prashad spoke to Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac about the upcoming legislative elections in Kerala.
As per reports, about 150 protesters were injured, 100 have been hospitalized, and about 500 arrests have been made.
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
Of the 1,199 local government bodies in the State, the Left Democratic Front either won a majority or is the leading political block in more than half
Farmers claim that the laws would enable the complete takeover of agriculture by corporate agribusinesses and big traders
The Left has steadfastly opposed neoliberal policies, but there are new challenges of repression and ‘othering’, unleashed by authoritarian/fascist regimes, that need to be faced now
The farmers, under the banner of All India Kisan Coordination Committee, an organization of more than 250 farmers’ groups, said three new laws approved by the govt. would benefit corporates at the cost of their livelihood
Over the past few days, the Indian government has moved against several leading leftists and progressive political and social activists in this case.
Tens of thousands of people took part in the protest against the murder of two Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists Haq Muhammed and Mithilaj in the Indian State of Kerala.
On August 9, trade unions and farmers’ organizations across India will conduct a protest against the Narendra Modi government’s anti-worker policies which have intensified during the lockdown
The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises