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[29 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,406 views]
Keeping Alive the Struggle for Justice: AISA’s torchlight procession demands a judicial probe into Batla House ‘encounter’

This 19th September will mark two years since two young men were killed by police bullets in a flat in Batla House. While the police and government claimed the killing as a major success of its counter-terrorism operation, alleging that Atif and Sajid were the key operatives of an organization called Indian Mujahideen, civil rights activist pointed out the loopholes in the police story. What strengthened the suspicion of local residents and rights activists was the refusal of the government to concede to the demand for a judicial probe into …

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[22 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,729 views]
It Takes More Than Guns to Kill A Man: Carry Forward Com. Chandrashekhar’s Legacy !

“Our coming generations will ask us for an answer, they will ask us, where were you when new social forces were being unleashed, where were you when people who live and die every moment, every day strived for their rights, where were you when there was an assertion of the marginal voices of the society. They will seek an answer from all of us…”
– Comrade Chandrashekhar
On 19th September, as we observe the birth anniversary of Comrade Chandrashekhar, it is imperative that we recall his vision of student politics. His …

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[21 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,347 views]
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[21 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 5,526 views]
Swarg Se Bidai

Brothers and Sisters this magnificent structure is now ready
Now you may leave…
With your full strength
You cut the ground
Laid a deep foundation
Many of your comrades
Were even buried beneath the earth

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[9 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | 3,700 views]
Stop Robbing India’s Poor to Conduct CWG 2010 Reclaim the anti-imperialist legacy of the HSRA!

The manifesto of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, issued on 9th September 1928, describes how, “Today crores of people are victims of ignorance and poverty. The mass of India’s population which comprises workers and farmers are being subjected to foreign pressure and economic exploitation. The condition of India’s working classes is very grave today. It faces two threats — on the one hand, that of foreign capitalism, and on the other, the treacherous assault of the Indian capitalists.” How true these words still ring today, when we consider the condition …

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[4 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,847 views]
Vedanta and Beyond: Expsoe the Congress’ ‘Human Face’, Strengthen Ongoing Struggles Against Corporate Land Grab

For the past few years, Vedanta Alumina’s proposed bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills of Lanjigarh in Orissa has seen a sustained resistance by the tribals and protest campaigns by environmentalists, political activists and human rights groups all over the world pointing out its social and ecological implications. Vedanta proposes to extract bauxite from this extremely ecologically fragile area, home to the Dongria Kondh tribals who are completely dependent on the local ecology for their very survival. And in the process of applying for clearance for this disastrous project, …

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[3 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,302 views]

As Delhi gears up to host the Commonwealth Games, behind the official fanfare lies the ugly truth: a story of massive corruption, substandard infrastructure, exploitation of workers, displacement of the poor, reckless corporatization and environmental degradation.
From the very beginning, the entire process of organizing these games was shrouded in secrecy and marked by a total lack of public information. But in recent weeks, here are just some of the skeletons that have come tumbling out of the Games’ closet:

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in a preliminary investigation of Commonwealth Games …