Narendra Modi
Ahead of India’s second wave, did warnings go unheeded?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment’s approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics

One year of farm laws; here’s how protests unfolded

The three farm Bills were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020 , termed as ‘Black Day’ by farmers. In 10 days, these got Presidential assent.

Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at renewed protests for democracy in Swaziland, the new government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and more

Mexico’s move to shunt out neoliberal agenda holds lessons for India

Alongside efforts to reclaim control over Mexico’s natural resources, the Andrés Manuel López Obrador government is also planning to recapture control over its Central Bank

Real independence would mean people getting their purchasing power back: Prabhat Patnaik

Noted economist Prabhat Patnaik and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about state of India’s economy on the 75th anniversary and the government’s insistence on sticking to fiscal deficits at the cost of spending

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

Pegasus and cyberweapon threats in the age of smartphones

Spyware like Pegasus is not just dangerous as it wrests complete control over an infected phone. It is menacing also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere

PegasusGate: We could all be deprived of free will, like Palestinians

It’s not just about opposition leaders, journalists and other prominent personalities who were tracked via their phones. It’s about how nobody is safe from surveillance by spyware

How the Indian state neglects the health of political prisoners

84 year old human rights activist, priest and political prisoner Stan Swamy died in hospital on July 5 in India. Many have called his death an ‘institutional murder’ and a ‘custodial killing.’

Indian farmers hit streets in the thousands on ‘Save Agriculture, Save Constitution Day’

With the farmers’ protest in India completing seven months, tens of thousands organized to reiterate their opposition to the three farm laws. Mobilizations took place in at least 20 States and Union Territories in the country

COVID-19 in India: A tale of crumbling health systems and political one-upmanship

India’s government had a year to ramp up its health infrastructure. Instead, crucial time was lost in denial, underestimation, political one-upmanship and blame games

In urgent UNHRC special session on Palestine, India chooses silence

In the May 27th historic special session for a commission of inquiry across historic Palestine, India abstained from voting, preferring to look away from lives brutally taken away and still more condemned to spend it in trauma in Gaza

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