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When communists stood in the way of the right wing’s bulldozer in India

On April 20, communist activists in India physically prevented the demolition of shops in a Muslim-dominated area in New Delhi. The demolition drive had been continuing despite a court order staying it

India Hijab ban Controversial Hijab ban in India a form of “religious apartheid” 

Many fear that the headscarf ban in educational institutions will intensify persecution of minority groups by far-right Hindu nationalists forces within the country

The life of a great marxist: Aijaz Ahmad (1941-2022)

Aijaz Ahmad (1941-2022) died at home on March 9, surrounded by his books and papers, and by the warmth of his children and his friends.

Right-wing hate speech runs rampant in India’s elections

The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India

Why Modi govt. looked the other way on giving cash relief during pandemic

Timidity vis-à-vis international finance capital, callousness toward people, and cynicism in manipulating the electorate and legislators, have made the Modi government one of the most ultra-Right governments in the world

India’s move toward a de facto unitary state

India is being pushed toward a de facto unitary state, with States being kept totally out of the loop in decision-making, as seen in the new agricultural laws, goods and services tax compensation, Jammu and Kashmir bifurcation and new National Education Policy.

India’s Independence Day 2020 – distressed people, indifferent rulers

Never before has India been so besieged by crises – the pandemic, devastated economy, an eroded constitutional system. But the resistance is swelling up

Palestine land day COVID-19 in Palestine: solidarity and steadfastness amid multiple crises

Maren Mantovani of the Stop the Wall campaign talks about Israel’s corona-racism, the deployment of surveillance technology in the name of tracking the pandemic, and the continuing atrocities on the people of Palestine

The stranglehold of finance versus people in the era of pandemic

Intensification of the conflict between interests of finance capital and that of people in the days to come will sound the death-knell of financial globalization

Pandemic and socialism

As COVID-19 grips the world, in country after country, there is socialization of healthcare and of production of some essential goods, which markedly departs from the capitalist norm

‘Centuries of women’s struggles threatened in Modi regime in India’

The 12th National Conference of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) took place in Mumbai from 27-30 December, 2019.

Why is India’s Citizenship Bill dangerous?

We discuss the real intention of the far-right BJP government in pushing this bill and the resistance that is building up against it.