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How India’s farmers’ protests could upend the political landscape

With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer’s protest and the government’s response to them could have on the correlation of forces

Kerala local body polls Communist-led coalition sweeps local body elections in the southern Indian State of Kerala

The alliance led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has won more seats in local government bodies than the opposition groups combined

COVID-19: It’s not over yet in India

The pandemic is still raging, with the second highest number of daily cases in the world and an ominous plateauing in the last fortnight, after weeks of fall in cases

Kerala rises against political murder of communist youth activists

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.

Kerala rejects handing over of airport to Adani Group

August 23 marked the launch of a fresh campaign against the leasing of the Thiruvananthapuram airport in India to the controversial Adani Group for 50 years

Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India

More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land

Public services French protest Public services workers demand greater investment amid pandemic

On Public Service Day, workers around the world are demanding greater investments and the rolling back of neoliberal policies. These policies have undervalued the essential services provided by those employed in this sector

Social Solidarity-DYFI India Indian youth movement blazes a trail with COVID-19 mitigation initiatives rooted in solidarity

The initiatives of the Kerala unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) have received widespread commendation for their comprehensive and scientific approach towards social solidarity

COVID-19 crisis brings to light the need for a much stronger public sector

The situation is such that the public sector, long maligned by neoliberal economists and weakened by governments beholden to neoliberalism, is playing a major role in the fight against coronavirus

Neither work nor housing nor food

In case of extension of lockdown in India, urgent proactive intervention by the government is required to hold back remaining migrants in cities. The central government must engage with local governments and trade unions

Growing xenophobia against China in the midst of corona-shock

Violent attacks against Asians in the United States has spiked as a consequence of the stigma driven by the Trump administration

India covid India’s failed lockdown: devastating the poor, weakening the fight against COVID-19

A large-scale migration of people during the lockdown will only spread infections rapidly across the country. Meanwhile, food and other supplies are drying up as supply chains are slowly coming apart under pressure.

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