[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 36 views]
Imposing ‘Yes Boss’ Culture: All-Out Saffronization: Censor Board to  Corporate Media

Under the present dispensation of Modi regime, we have been witnessing concerted assaults on the very idea of autonomous institutions and constitutional principles of democracy and justice. On26 Jan 2015, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry released advertisements of the Indian constitution without the words “Secularism” and “Socialism” – words and spirits that are enshrined in our constitution.
Recently, senior journalist and associate editor of IBN7 Pankaj Srivastava was sacked hours after he sent an SMS to his bosses complaining of IBN7’s politically biased policy and suggesting balanced coverage. Before …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 55 views]
Reject the Politics of Assassination and Appropriation of Gandhi by the Communal Fascist Brigade!

Gandhiji’s assassination on 30 Jan 1948 merits to be the first terrorist act and political murder of independent India. This year, we are facing 30 Jan in the backdrop of multi-pronged communal frenzy, resurgent moves to legitimise Gandhiji’s assassin by building Godse temples with calibrated indulgence by those in power. BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj’s statement calling Godse a ‘patriot’ obviously did not come from the blue. But, given the stature of Gandhi in popular imagination, BJP had to officially ‘distance’ itself and Sakshi too ‘retracted’ as a formality.
Unmistakably, RSS-BJP is …

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[14 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 30 views]
NO to Homophobia! NO to Misogyny!

There is more to celebrate than a parade.
 
 There are voices to be heard
 
 That will keep up the murmur
 
 Even after the songs are sung,
 How many threads will you pull apart?
 
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
are also on the faces of people passing by
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,
Oh why, oh why can’t I?
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?  ~Ernest Gaines
Homophobia is a term that provides some kind …

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[4 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments | 2,406 views]
10% Cap on IBPS Waiting List: Resist the Policy of Job Cuts in Organised Public Services

Perhaps the most talked about exams in the country lead to more controversies than employment. The recent most instance is of the IBPS recruitment. For months now, the successful IBPS candidates of 2014-15 exam are engaged in a protracted battle against the IBPS and the govt.
To fill up the total number of vacancies in all participant banks, IBPS generally comes out with several lists along with the first list of qualified candidates. Thousands of candidates who have qualified integrated IBPS exams get recruitment in turns for fulfilment of vacancies. However, …

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 104 views]
Resist this Dangerous Trend of Subverting the Autonomy of Academic Institutions for Partisan Ends!

Subverting every educational institution and education itself is one of the pet agenda of the RSS brigade wherever and whenever they are in power. We have seen it during the last NDA regime and the present Modi regime is continuing with the trend with far greater arrogance and belligerence.
In the latest incident, IIT-Delhi director Prof. Shevgaonkar resigned on 26 Dec, with still two years to complete his tenure.
While Prof. Shevgaonkar, so far, has not spoken out and cited any reason for his resignation, there are enough indications, provided by the …

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[20 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 124 views]
Students Show of Love in the Time of Hate

AISA strongly condemns the show-cause notice issued to the students of Calicut Law College for organising a “Hug of Love” event in their college on 10 December 2014. The very next day, twelve students received show-cause notices from the college administration. Left activists including those from AISA received the notice along with common students. The show-cause notice says:
“Your act of indiscipline has attracted unwanted media attention which was telecasted throughout the world creating negative image and tarnishing the reputation of the institution.
The college views your action as an act of …

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[15 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 277 views]
‘Achchhe Din’ Unfolding: Sterilisation Kills 14 women in Chhattisgarh!

1 Doctor, 83 Operations, 5 Hours, 14 Dead and Still Counting…
The deaths so far of 14 women in a sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh has caused outrage and horror in India and all over the world. Some 50 women are struggling for their lives. This is nothing short of a massacre.
The horrific episode of Chhattisgarh have exposed the abysmal absence of even the barest of primary health care for the poor in the state, in stark contrast to ads that tout it as the ‘best investor destination’ with its ‘largest’ …

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[3 Nov 2014 | 9 Comments | 392 views]
Communal Hatred: the Mahapanchayat Way  A Report From Bawana, Delhi

Long standing communal tension in Bawana (at the outskirts of Delhi) took a vicious inflammatory turn, when a Mahapanchayat was called on 2nd November to provoke hatred against the Taziya (Moharram procession) in Bawana. Since Bakrid, the blatant lie of ‘cow slaughter’ in the JJ Colony (nearby Bawana) was used as a pretext to mobilize the whole Hindu community against Muslims. (http://www.aisa.in/reject-consorted-efforts-communal-hate-riot-mongering-delhi-report-aisas-visit-today-bawana-narela/)
India’s ruling party BJP, as well as entire battery of RSS backed Hindutva outfits were involved in the campaign to divide Hindus and Muslims of the poorest classes. An …

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[10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

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[8 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 542 views]
Who Is Afraid of Love?  Communal, Patriarchal Bogey of ‘Love Jihad’

“The black haired Jewish youth lies for hours in ambush, a satanic joy in his face, for the unsuspecting girl whom he pollutes with his blood and steals from her own race.By every means, he seeks to wreck the racial bases of the nation he intends to subdue. Just as individually he deliberately befouls women and girls, so he never shrinks from breaking the barriers race has erected against foreign elements. It was, and is, the Jew who brought Negroes to the Rhine, brought them with the same aim and …

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[6 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 2,345 views]
Immediately Roll Back FYUP! Give Honours in 3 Years for Present Batch!

We Are Proposing Alternative Paper Scheme of Honours in 3 Years Without Any Damage to the First Batch of FYUP Students!
It is Feasible and Workable! ACT NOW!
In the last few years our university has witnessed the most anti-student administration under the present Vice-Chancellor. AISA has always stood up against and exposed all the anti-student designs such as steady fee-hikes, shrinking of scholarships, hostels and other infrastructural facilities. Spaces for students’ activities been shut, and the entire university been barricaded. The biggest blow was the forceful implementation of Four Year Undergraduate …

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[23 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,284 views]
भारत 2014:  भ्रष्ट- साम्प्रदायिक- कॉर्पोरेट-फासीवादी षड्यंत्रों को ध्वस्त करो !

भारत 2014:
भ्रष्ट- साम्प्रदायिक- कॉर्पोरेट-फासीवादी षड्यंत्रों को ध्वस्त करो !
दस्तक दे रहे 2014 के लोक सभा चुनाव में देश की जनता ने लूट, दमन और भ्रष्टाचार का पर्याय कांग्रेस-संप्रग को सज़ा देने और बदलाव के लिए वोट करने का निश्चय किया है। इस जायज गुस्से का पफायदा उठाते हुए नरेन्द्र मोदी को आगामी प्रधनमंत्री के रूप में प्रस्तुत करने के लिए एक सुव्यवस्थित अभियान चलाया जा रहा है और नरेन्द्र मोदी को इन सारी समस्याओं का हल बताया जा रहा है।
क्या मोदी सच में इस संकट का समाधन है? या फिर …

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[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,297 views]
Swami Aseemanand Says the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Sanctioned Terrorist Attacks

Summary of Aseemanand’s Interview
(Based on a Press Release issued by The Caravan magazine, February 5, 2014)
Swami Aseemanand, incarcerated in Ambala Central Jail for abetting terrorist attacks on various targets between 2006 and 2008—Samjhauta Express (February 2007), Hyderabad Mecca Masjid (May 2007), Ajmer Dargah (October 2007) and two attacks in Malegaon (September 2006 and September 2008)—which together took the lives of 119 people, has made a revelation toThe Caravan which has been published in the latest issue of the magazine. In the course of over two years, Aseemanand granted four exclusive interviews …

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 828 views]
Comrade TP Chandrashekharan:  Embodiment of the Undying Spirit of the Communist Movement

“… The fate of Chandrasekharan illustrates the plight of political leaders who do not want to be part of the LDF or the UDF. As someone from Kannur told me, ‘The CPI-M people would tell us that if you oppose us, we will thrash you (thachum) and the Congress people tell us that if you oppose us, we’ll get you thrashed by the police….’ (- Gilbert Sebastian, The martyrdom of Com. T P Chandrasekharan and the future of transformative politics in Keralam, Sanhati, 7 July, 2012)
“…I see Communism in India …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 564 views]
AISA ने 13 फरवरी को एक कारगर ‘कम्युनल वायलेंस (प्रिवेंशन,कंट्रोल एंड रिहैबिलिटेशन ऑफ़ विक्टिम्स ) बिल’  के लिए   किया ‘मार्च टू पार्लियामेंट’

AISA ने 13 फरवरी को एक कारगर ‘कम्युनल वायलेंस (प्रिवेंशन,कंट्रोल एंड रिहैबिलिटेशन ऑफ़ विक्टिम्स ) बिल’  के लिए ‘मार्च टू पार्लियामेंट’  किया. साथ ही इस बिल को इसी सत्र में पास करवाने तथा  धारा 355 के तहत UP में हस्तक्षेप करने की मांग को लेकर क़रीब 1000 हस्ताक्षर भी होम मिनिस्टर को दिया. 
मार्च में JNU,जामिया मिल़िया इस्लामिया और दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय से क़रीब 100 छात्र शामिल हुए.
JNU स्टूडेंट्स यूनियन के अध्यक्ष अकबर चौधरी ने कहा कि ‘आज एक तरफ़ दंगा पीड़ितों को ‘कुत्ते का पिल्ला’, ‘पेशेवर भिखारी’, ‘ISI का एजेंट’ कहकर …

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[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,921 views]
AISA Intervenes and Resists the Displacement of Poor Slum Dwellers at Mansarovar Park, Delhi

AISA-CPI (ML) intervenes and resists the displacement of poor slum dwellers at Mansarovar Park, Delhi.

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[29 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 4,208 views]
Students, activists demand an independent judicial inquiry into Batla House encounter

By Muslim Mirror News

New Delhi, July 27: Students from Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and concerned citizens gathered today at Jantar Mantar at the call of All India Students Association and Revolutionary Youth Association. Campus Front of India also joined the gathering. A march at the Jantar Mantar road also took place. Protesters also lit candle. While the lower court has given a judgement on the Involvement of Shahzad Ahmed in the Batla House encounter case, many questions raised by residents of Batla house, students, and also …

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[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 13 views]
Leftist SYRIZA Registers Emphatic Electoral Win in Greece

 
The Left has registered an emphatic win in Greece in the recently concluded elections, with the SYRIZA winning 36 per cent of the votes and 149 out of the 300 total seats. The SYRIZA, a coalition originally comprising of a broad array of forces – including democratic socialists, green Left as well as Maoist and Trotskyist groups in Greece – became a unitary party in 2013. In the elections this year, SYRIZA has conclusively defeated the previous center-right New Democracy party, which was reduced to a distant second. Golden Dawn, …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 99 views]
Dissecting the New Land Acquisition Ordinance

The past decade has seen sustained struggles by farmers, adivasis, and displaced people against forced acquisition of agricultural land across the country by various companies, corporate houses, and governments. The indomitable struggle by adivasis  and farmers in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Singur and Nandigram (West Bengal), Maharashtra, Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar and Tamil Nadu etc. forced the last UPA government at the Centre changed the colonial  Land Acquisition Act of 1894, and a new law was passed in 2013. Even though the 2013 law failed to address the issues of covert force, …

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[14 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 101 views]

The massacre of the journalists and cartoonists at the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo is heinous and condemnable. Terrorist actions like the Paris massacre can only become fodder for the global campaign of Islamophobia that is being used to justify wars, occupations, and torture.
Along with the Paris massacre, the Norway massacre by the Islamophobic Anders Breivik; threats against Salman Rushdie; the persecution of Taslima Nasreen in Bangladesh and in India; the Peshawar massacre; the harassment of MF Hussain, forcing him to leave India; the pulping of Wendy Doniger’s book under threats …

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[7 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 187 views]
Obama Visit: Observe Protest Day on January 24

 
The Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces of Hindutva which threatens the secular and democratic values of the Indian Republic. It is at such a juncture that the Government has invited President Obama of the United States of America to be the Chief Guest of the Republic Day on January 26.
It is a supreme irony that the day which symbolizes India’s independence and sovereignty is being graced by the head of a country which has done the most to assault and destroy the sovereignty of many …