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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

Indian farmers lead country-wide shutdown

The shutdown marked ten months of the passing of three controversial laws. Farmers fear these laws will allow for greater corporate role in agriculture and reduce the price they get for their produce

Indian farmers’ struggle: The past 10 months

As farmers and workers in India observe a countrywide shutdown, here is a look at the past 10 months of the struggle against the three agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi government

Dispatches from India: Symptoms of unemployment

We take a look at the preparations for the all-India shutdown, the firing of scheme workers, and the plans to privatize Air India. We also explore the signs of unemployment and the woes of artists in Tamil Nadu

Dispatches from India: What is the Monetization drive? 

We take a look at the latest from the farmers’ struggle, the state of the leather industry in Tamil Nadu and Delhi’s surveillance record. We also look at a new monetization drive by the Indian government and the criticisms of the New Education Policy

At a massive rally, India’s farmers plan to intensify struggle

Around 500,000 farmers attended the rally. The farmers’ umbrella organization, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, organized the mass gathering, which was aimed at giving the nine-month-long farmers’ movement a new direction

Dispatches from India: Women farmers take a stand

In this episode, we take a look at the Women Farmers’ Parliament that marked eight months of the historic farmers’ agitation, the Initial Public Offering by the Indian food delivery giant Zomato and the question of how effective vaccines are against the Delta variant

Tens of thousands observe 6 months of farmers’ protests in India

Six months into the historic farmers’ agitation in India, organizations have reiterated that they will not back down until three contentious farms laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government are revoked.

Nowhere but in the struggle: Solidarity with India’s agricultural women workers

In the tradition of proletarian internationalism, working women and farmers from Tanzania express their solidarity with the women farmers of India who have been engaged in struggle for the last several months against pre-corporate farming bills from the Modi-led government

Farmers’ agitation: Nationwide shutdown in India

March 26 marked four months since the farmers’ protests began in India.

Dispatches from India: Farmers lead country-wide shutdown

We take a look at a national shut-down organised by the farmers’ movement and trade unions, protests demanding unemployment and against last year’s labor laws, and the latest in the COVID-19 situation

Public sector employees across India strike against govt’s privatization plans

Trade unions and farmers unions also protested in solidarity against the Modi-led govt’s plans of large scale disinvestment.

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