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Bringing the state closer to people: 25 years of Kerala’s ‘People’s Plan’

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Kerala’s iconic People’s Plan Campaign, which institutionalized community participation in decision-making at the local administrative level

Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian

In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi’s right-wing central government’s devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic

Protests in El Salvador after new assembly ousts Supreme Court judges and other stories

Today we look at the ousting of Supreme Court judges in El Salvador, the push towards the removal of Turkish forces from Libya, and more

How the Communists won Kerala again

What were the key factors behind the decisive victory of the Left Democratic Front led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the State of Kerala in India?

Dispatches from India: Left Ascendant in Kerala

In this episode we look at the upcoming elections in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the prospects of the ruling parties. We also take a look at the fate of children from the Rohingya community in Jammu, whose education has been disrupted

Kerala polls: Left triumph will help transform the very base of the economy, says Thomas Isaac

Vijay Prashad spoke to Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac about the upcoming legislative elections in Kerala.

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

Understanding the communist victory in Kerala

Of the 1,199 local government bodies in the State, the Left Democratic Front either won a majority or is the leading political block in more than half

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

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

7 million people take part in human chain against India’s divisive citizenship law

The 620-km-long human chain was organized in the State of Kerala by the ruling Left Democratic Front led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Participants swore to protect the secular characteristic of India

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