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Student leaders are leading the left revival in India’s national elections

In West Bengal, where left parties were elected to rule for over three decades until 2011, over a half dozen young leaders are waging a battle to defeat sectarian, anti-people politics of the right-wing parties

India’s BJP defends the super rich by giving wealth redistribution policy a sectarian color during general elections

Inequality has grown in India at a rapid pace in the last several decades with the top 1% of country’s population now owning more than 40% of national wealth and controlling over 22% of its national income

Protests break out across India against BJP government’s inaction in Manipur State

Protests have broken out across India against the failure of the BJP governments at the Center and the State of Manipur to provide justice to those affected by the horrific religious and ethnic violence

Aijaz Ahmed demise Leading Marxist philosopher and activist Aijaz Ahmad dies at 81

Both as an academic and as a public intellectual, Aijaz Ahmad was actively associated with various socialist and anti-imperialist movements across the world

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

Across India, protesters mark six months of historic farmers’ agitation

Across India, members of farmers’ groups, trade unions and women’s and students’ organizations held aloft black protest flags and burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws which have been fiercely opposed

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

Massive state repression of protesters in West Bengal demanding jobs and educational opportunities

The call to mobilization given by left students and youth organizations had also expressed its support for the ongoing farmers agitation against the pro-corporate legislation

250 million people participate in countrywide strike in India

Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and farmers and their allies across India participated in the pan-India strike action against the recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by the Narendra Modi government

200 million Indian workers to strike on November 26

The call for this massive countrywide action has been given by 10 central trade unions and dozens of independent federations. Simultaneously, an umbrella platform of over 300 farmers’ organizations has called for a two-day protest

COVID-19 relief packages The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages

Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis