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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

COVID-19 DYFI Communist youth in Kerala are in the forefront of the battle against COVID-19

Activists of leftist youth organizations, including the Democratic Youth Federation of India, have helped operationalize facilities for the treatment of patients, and set up hand washing facilities in many villages and towns

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