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[12 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 5,545 views]
Endosulfan: Government and the Pesticide Industry Orchestrating Genocide

On May 13th 2011, the Supreme Court (SC) banned the use, sale, production and export of the pesticide endosulfan throughout the country, citing its harmful effects. For more than two decades now, several organizations and concerned individuals have been waging a protracted battle demanding this ban, and the SC verdict is an important step forward in their struggle. This battle has not just had to contend with the powerful pesticide lobby, but also with various governments who have repeatedly tried to protect corporate interests over concerns of health and safety …

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[12 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,575 views]
Brush Strokes in Chains: Tribute to Maqbool Fida Husain

AISA says adieu to one of the greatest modern painters in the world, Maqbool Fida Husain (17 Sep 1915—9 June 2011). Husain’s painting achieved a distinctive style that combined deep roots in Indian tradition with modern artistic expression. Hussein was born in Pandharpur of Maharashtra. In his initial days he used to paint cinema hoardings in Mumbai. He joined the leftist Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947. His film Through a Painters Eye (1967) won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He was nominated for Rajya Sabha In 1986 …

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[11 Jun 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,116 views]
POSCO: Glaring Instance of Corporate Loot and Corruption

In spite of ample evidence of rampant violations of laws on part of the Korean company POSCO and the Odisha State Government, the UPA Government’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given POSCO a ‘green’ signal of forest and environmental clearance. In doing so, the MOEF has ignored the reports of two expert Committees appointed by the Ministry itself, which had concluded that the Odisha Government violated the Forest Rights Act to benefit POSCO.
Brutal State Repression and Crackdown on Democratic Protests Against Land Acquisition
Following the clearance, forced land acquisition …

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[11 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | 3,132 views]
Campaign in Delhi and Bhind…

Volunteers of the Students-Youth Campaign Against Corruption in the national capital Delhi have been campaigning all over the city. Campaigns have taken place in Narela, Mandavali, Jamia Nagar, Patel Chest, Vijay Nagar, Christian colony as well as in Munirka, Ber Sarai, Kalu Sarai and Katwaria Sarai in South Delhi.
All over Delhi, people are responding with enthusiasm to the ongoing signature campaign and several people are joining as volunteers in the campaign. From students and youth, to shopkeepers and vendors, people are showing their anger against government policies …

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[11 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,511 views]
AISA’s Anti-corruption Campaign in Maharashtra…

As part of AISA’s nation-wide students-youth campaign against corruption, AISA along with the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Brigade organised a three day-long workshop against corruption and corporate loot in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, from 23rd to 25th May 2011. 50 delegates from different districts of Maharashtra participated in the workshop.
During the workshop, the delegates pointed out that corruption and corporate loot of our national resources had reached unprecedented levels. From land and water, to minerals and airwaves, all natural resources that belong collectively to the people of the country are being handed out …