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[31 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,676 views]
Protest Against Victimization and Radio-tagging of Indian Students in the US!

AISA strongly condemns the inhuman treatment of some Indian students in the US: shockingly, some Indian students in the Tri-Valley University of the US have been forced by US authorities to wear radio collars around their ankles, in addition to being victimized in several other ways. These students, mostly from Andhra Pradesh, have taken admission in this dubious university, and are now being punished for their ‘crime’ of wanting to study in the US.
Hundreds of Indian students (an estimated 1500) have been duped by a California-based “sham” university, are now …

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[31 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,427 views]
Hail Massive People’s Upsurge Against US Puppet Dictatorships in North Africa and the Middle East

“Without beating around the bush or postponing or playing us for fools and without more false promises, we, the people of Egypt, demand all of our long forgotten rights to be granted and this time there is no turning back….we have learned our lesson….we have finally broken free of all fears.” – a pamphlet issued by protestors in Egypt.
We are currently witnessing a remarkable popular movement which has spread over northern Africa and the Middle East: puppet regimes and dictatorships backed by the United States are now facing an unprecedented …

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[31 Jan 2011 | 14 Comments | 1,658 views]
तिरंगे के नाम पर भाजपाई राजनीति की असलियत

श्रीनगर जाकर तिरंगा लहराने को व्याकुल संघी ‘बहादुरों’ को शायद याद नहीं है कि उनके गुरु गोलवलकर ने राष्ट्रध्वज को ‘मनहूस’ और ‘देश के लिए हानिकारक’ कहा है। भारत की आज़ादी के मौके पर तिरंगा ध्वज का विरोध करते हुए 14 अगस्त 1947 को आरएसएस के मुखपत्र ‘आर्गेनाइजर’ में उन्होंने लिखा-‘‘तीन का शब्द अपने आप में ही मनहूस है और तीन रंगों का झंडा निश्चित रूप से एक देश के लिए बहुत बुरा मनोवैज्ञानिक प्रभाव पैदा करेगा और उसके लिए हानिकारक होगा।’’ यहां दो सवाल बनते हैं। पहला यह कि …

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[30 Jan 2011 | 9 Comments | 5,930 views]
UPA’s Unique Identification Project (UID): A Corporate-sponsored Attack on Democracy and Civil Liberties

“The national identity card scheme represents the worst of government. It is intrusive and bullying. It is ineffective and expensive. It is an assault on individual liberty that does not promise a great good…” – Theresa May (British Home Secretary) announcing the complete dismantling of the UID project in the UK in June 2010.
The UPA’s National Identification Authority of India Bill has been approved by the Union Cabinet, and subsequently the UPA has already launched its much-touted and ambitious Unique Identification project (UID) in some parts of the country. It …

Ongoing Struggles »

[29 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,446 views]

On January 28th 2011, AISA protested against ragging at Patna Medical College and Hospital in Bihar. Recently, a first-year student of MBBS at the PMCH committed suicide after being ragged. Highlighting the complete inability of the college administration as well as the state government to take strong action against ragging, students marched from Darbhanga House to PMCH and gheraoed the principle of PMCH.
AISA has demanded a through enquiry into the circumstances that forced the first-year student to commit suicide. AISA has also demanded that students should also be represented in …

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[26 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 8,311 views]
AISA’s National Campaign Against Corruption and State Repression

In the backdrop of massive scams and corporate loot, intensified crackdown on movements, state repression, and the conviction of Binayak Sen, AISA organised a nation-wide campaign between 11-19 January 2011. The slogan was “NO to rampant corruption, NO to loot of our national resources, NO to state repression.” As part of the campaign, on 11th January, rallies and strikes were organised in various campuses.
Uttarakhand:
In Uttarakhand, 11th January (which is also the martyrdom day of Comrade Nagendra Saklani) was observed as ‘Anti-corruption’ day. On this occasation, a dharna an effigy burning …

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[26 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,384 views]

After years of jail, unlawful delay in grant of bail, a sustained campaign in the country and abroad, the system reluctantly granted Dr. Binayak Sen bail. But he was not free for long – the Raipur Sessions Court in Chhattisgarh’s capital city chose to heed the farcical and obviously fabricated Chhattisgarh police charges against Binayak Sen and sentenced him to life imprisonment under a handful of draconian laws including the colonial sedition law. While Binayak still awaits justice and freedom, however, it is true that finally, after so many years …

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[20 Jan 2011 | 11 Comments | 3,643 views]
AISA Organizes Massive Convention Against State Repression in Delhi University

The speakers pointed out that the sentence against Dr. Sen, who has spent his entire life amongst the poor, raising issues of rampant poverty and state-sponsored exploitation, and who protested against state repression and brutal genocidal campaigns like Salwa Judum, is a farce in the name of justice. All the speakers also pointed out that the issue at hand was not merely the injustice done to Dr. Binayak Sen. The verdict against Binayak Sen was a symbol of the manner in which various governments are trying to counter the growing …

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[14 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,238 views]
Sangh Brigade’s Terror Network Exposed Once More!

With every passing day, more and more skeletons of terror plots are tumbling out of the saffron cupboard. The RSS-BJP brigade has predictably resorted to a ridiculous denial mode. For all these years, fighting “terrorism” has been the only political fodder for this communal-criminal brigade. Drawing on the international climate of an anti-Muslim witch-hunt in the wake of George Bush’s ‘war on terror’, the Sangh began to package their claims to patriotism in the garb of ‘anti-terrorism,’ equating Islam and Muslims with terrorism. This kind of anti-Muslim jingoism gained some …

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[9 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,082 views]

The 2G Spectrum scam has caught the attention of the entire nation due to the sheer scale of the loot of public money. The defenders of this corporate loot try to project the 2G Spectrum scam as a mere ‘aberration’, a rare instance for which a few ‘corrupt’ individuals can be conveniently blamed. They try their level best to hide the fact that what we call ‘corruption’ and ‘corporate loot’ is institutionalised in the present economic regime of neo-liberalism and globalisation.
Let us have a look at some bare facts:

As …