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[26 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | 4,312 views]

Special Court in Patna Sentences Three Accused in the Murder of Former JNUSU President Comrade Chandrashekhar and CPI(ML) Activist Comrade Shyam Narain Yadav To Life Imprisonment!
AISA Demands Reopening of Case against Main Conspirator Former RJD MP Shahabuddin, Calls for Nation-wide Protests on March 31st!!
Fifteen years after the murder of former JNUSU President and AISA and CPI(ML) activist Comrade Chandrashekhar, a special court in Patna has sentenced the three accused (Dhruv Jaiswal, Sheikh Munna and Iliyas Warsi) to life imprisonment.

Chandrashekhar Prasad came to JNU as a student and left as an activist …

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[24 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 263 views]
Bhagat Singh and his relevance today!!

Know then your braves,
For you the feeble they fight unto their deaths;
They lie down hacked to pieces
on the battlefield they never deserted.
Is it the romance you yearn for?
Then come unto me,
Come holding your head upon your palm… ( A Punjabi poem sung in the memory of Bhagat Singh)
As the last week of March begins, we commemorate the heroic lives of those like Bhagat Singh and his comrades who have become symbol of revolution. We remember the brief, incandescent lives of those like the revolutionary poet Paash martyred on 23 …

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[22 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,994 views]
Crackdown in Koodankulam! Stop a “Nuclear Nandigram” from happening at Koodankulam!

Koodankulam is under siege. Tamil Nadu Government, soon after by-polls in nearby Sankarankoil took place on March 18, changed its tune on the nuclear project. Announcing a Cabinet decision to commission the Koodankulam project without further delay, the TN Government abandoned its posture of “sharing the people’s concerns” about the project’s safety, and has announced that the nuclear project is needed for the State’s “progress”. It claims that all safety concerns have been allayed.

In preparations for what the local protesters fear will be a …

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[18 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,542 views]
Jashn-e-Azadi successfully screened at Delhi University despite right-wing threats & police pressure: AISA

AISA and Students of Sociology Department (DU) Successfully Screen Jashn-e-Azaadi in DU on 16 Feb, 2012, Braving Attacks and Threats by ABVP and ‘Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena’! Hundreds of Delhi University Students Participate in Film Screening and Discussion with Sanjay Kak, Director of Jashn-e-Azadi!!
Today hundreds of DU students and teachers participated the screening of the documentary film  Jashn-e-Azaadi organized by AISA and students of sociology in the Department of Sociology, Delhi University. “Predictably this screening had to held in the teeth of opposition from right-wing fascist forces like ABVP and …

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[18 Mar 2012 | 10 Comments | 4,793 views]
The Mandate from JNU Students: AISA, March on!

After a gap of four years, Jawaharlal Nehru University students voted on March 1 to elect their union, and the verdict could not have been more emphatic in favour of AISA, the flag-bearer of radical student politics in the campus. For the second successive term, AISA candidates swept the central panel, and for the first time AISA also secured a clear majority in the council, its candidates dominating the three biggest centres accounting for the largest number of students in the campus.
In the President’s post, Sucheta De from AISA …