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[7 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 400 views]
Identifying the Foundations of Women ’s Oppression

8 March 2017- International Women’s Day
Identifying the Foundations of Women’s Oppression, Charting the Course of Struggles for Liberation
8 March – International Women’s Day – was born in the struggles that women factory workers in their thousands waged against bondage a century ago. 
Women workers in garment and other factories in the USA in 1909 first observed ‘Women’s Day’ with huge demonstrations to demand labour laws (including the 8-hour working day) and the right to vote for women. In 1910, the Second International Conference of Working Women at Copenhagen accepted German socialist …

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[16 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 144 views]

Ensure protection and safety of civilian population

The battle in Aleppo has reached in its final stage with government forces able to limit and circle the anti-government militias to a small area in the eastern part of the city. The war in Syria, which began in 2012 and considered to be the deadliest in the 21st century has already claimed millions of lives and another 7 million displaced from their homes. Most the housing infrastructure in Aleppo and other frontline cities have been totally destroyed due …

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 130 views]
Speak Out Against the Spate of Racist, Xenophobic Hate Violence in the US

The murder of three young Muslims in the US (in Chapel Hill), the brutal violence by US police on an aged Indian man, Sureshbhai Patel (in Alabama) were followed by vandalisation of the Hindu temple in Seattle and the arson of a mosque. These incidents have once again put the spotlight on deeply entrenched racism and politics of hate in the USA. It has been reported that the vandalism of the Hindu temple in Seattle and the arson of a mosque in Houston during last weekend was preceded by a …

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[8 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 923 views]
Bring Women’s Freedom Onto the Political Agenda

8 March – International Women’s Day – was born in the struggles that women factory workers in their thousands waged against bondage a century ago. Those women workers – in Chicago, in European countries, in Russia – protested against the exploitative conditions in which they worked. They were also the frontrunners of the movement for women’s suffrage: battling against the denial of political equality and citizenship for women.
In 2014, the legacy of those century-old struggles is as relevant as ever. Women workers continue to labour in exploitative and unsafe conditions …

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[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,166 views]
23 Years After Kunan-Poshpora: We Remember, We Resist!


On 23 February, 1991, an entire village was
raped. And truth and justice have been throttled. The rapists haven’t been tried or punished. Instead the complaint of rape was never even investigated! Kunan Poshpora is a festering wound – and it is no aberration. Kunan Poshpora reminds us of the reality of Kashmir, where India’s Army systematically terrorises the people in the name of protecting ‘the rest of India’ and the ‘country’s integrity’. 
On 23rd February, the 68th Brigade of the Fourth Rajputana Rifles surrounded Kunan Poshpora for a ‘cordon and search …

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[26 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,813 views]
Devyani’s Arrest: A Classic Case of US Govt.’s Racism and High-Handedness,  and Indian Govt’s Class Bias and Irresponsibility

Several urgent concerns need to be addressed in the wake of the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud and under-paying her domestic worker. The issues of the mutual and reciprocal dignity of nations, reflected in diplomatic protocol, and those of the rights of domestic and migrant workers; the rights and dignity of Devyani Khobragade as an Indian diplomat and those of Sangeeta Richards as an Indian citizen and worker should not be used to undermine each other.

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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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[3 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 959 views]

Jairam Ramesh Agrees To Legally Binding Emission Standards at Climate Change Talks!!

Yet another round of climate change negotiations has ended – and yet again, the negotiations in Cancun have resulted in a shameful betrayal of the interests of the poor across the world. Right from the beginning, the imperialist forces of the world led by an arrogant United States have been forcing the poor and developing countries to compromise at each and every step. However, the Cancun talks represent compromises of epic proportions for the poorer countries.
The developing countries have …

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[5 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,332 views]
The Goldstone Report : Challenging Israel’s Impunity

(The Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, named after its chief author, eminent international jurist Richard Goldstone, has established a historic milestone by indicting Israel for war crimes during its 22-day war in Gaza between December 2008 and January 2009. This marks a rare occasion when an international body like the UN has taken a bold and unequivocal stance on Palestine, recognising that Israel has hitherto enjoyed impunity, and recommending that Israel be brought to book for imposing “collective punishment” on the people of …