Articles in the Ongoing Struggles Category
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After whistleblower Edward Snowden’s courageous leak citizens world over are enraged with the criminal audacity of the surveillance programmes run by US which violate the minimum democratic rights of free individuals. It’s a shame that such colonization of free spaces and sovereignty is done in the name of preventing terrorism and providing security. Obama’s US believes itself to be the self proclaimed dispenser of global security. Every common individual is being treated as a potential terrorist automatically warranting US surveillance and any dissent, like that of Edward Snowden, deserves extreme …
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Two-year Diploma will involve : Only 8 Core Courses, 20 Non-Core Courses! So, the DU Diploma would be a Diploma in… WHICH subject? · Three Year Bachelor Degree will have Only 14 Main Core Courses and 28 Non-Core Courses, whereas students of other Universities will get a BA (Hons) Degree in three years, with intensive training in their core discipline! · 4 year Bachelor (Hons) degree will have Only 20 Core Courses out of a total of 50 Courses; whereas the earlier 3 Year Hons Degree Had 75% Core Courses! …
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A sample of the course outline
“SCIENCE AND LIFE “
1. Objective and Expected outcome
The aim of this course is to build appreciation for science, develop scientific temper and help the student understand where and how science is linked to daily life. Our goal is to engage the first year students in the University in a manner that builds on the student‘s high school experiences, rather …
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Delhi University, a premiere public funded central university, is a coveted higher education institution for millions of students across the country for its affordable high quality education. This status of Delhi University has been seriously threatened by the forced and mindless implementation of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP )by the DU VC . In spite of serious concerns raised by numerous noted intellectuals andteachers about the academic and pedagogic flaws of the FYUP, the VC has remained intolerant to all concerns and has repeated the rosy dreams and false …
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Scores of workers of NOIDA have been in jail for more than two months after being arrested on fabricated charges of arson and looting and attempt to murder during the All-India Strike of February20-21 this year. There is not an iota of evidence against them – rather the footage that the police claims to have would prove each of these workers innocent! Many of them have been denied bail at the Sessions Court – and the Allahabad HC has given them a bail hearing date of 29 July. Which …
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Brutal Police Lathicharge on Students Protesting against Modi’s Visit in Kolkata Today!
More than 25 People including Students and Theatre Activists Arrested!
Condemn Mamata Government’s Incessant Attempts to Muzzle Democratic Voices!
Mamata Banerjee’s police brutally cracked down on anti-Modi protestors in Kolkata today. The police unleashed a brutal lathicharge on hundreds of students and activists who had gathered for a peaceful protest against Modi in front of The Grand Hotel, where Modi was addressing a meeting convened by the corporate honchos of Bengal. Comrade Suvajit Maity of AISA, and Joyraj Bhattacharyya, actor and …
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An activist’s account of the working class anger and outrage in the NCR region during the two-day strike. It contradicts the media construction of the workers as a destructive mob. The basis for the anger of the workers lies in the blatant strangulation of industrial democracy, denial of rights to organise and unionise, and the open violation of labour laws, including minimum wage and contract work laws.
Kavita Krishnan (Kavitakrish73@gmail.com) is secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association.
The dominant media narrative about the two-day All India Strike called by …
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Demand that Parliament Enact a Law Against Sexual Violence Based on Justice Verma recommendations! No to Eyewash Ordinance!
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
12 Noon – 5 PM
Shabana Azmi, Vrinda Grover, Madhu Mehra, Nilanjana Roy, Gautam Bhan, Rebecca John, Binalakshmi Nepram, Kamal Chenoy, Maitreyee Pushpa, Anand Pradhan, Bimol Akoijam, JNUSU leaders, and many other scholars, activists of the women’s and students’ movement
Cultural performance including
Street play ‘Bekhauf Azaadi’ by Hirawal from Patna
Performance by Maya Krishna Rao
Solo Theatrical Performance by Rojio Usham, based on the Poetry of Irom Sharmila
Music and …
Kavita Krishnan’s short speech outside CM’s residence.
Today we protested outside Sheila Dixit’s house… and demanded that she should resign [over the inability of the govt to provide safety for women in Delhi streets]. It is important to understand why we are asking for this in more depth, and also to explain to them [the administration]. Sheila Dixit has said that since the rape happened in a private bus, not on a DTC [public service/Delhi Transport Corporation] bus, how is she responsible? So we have come to educate her, that if …
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Delhi’s young men and women, students and youth, have been out on the streets for the past 10 days, demanding justice for their sister, who was gangraped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in Delhi, and strong action against violence on women. Our peaceful movement has been met with lathis, water cannons and tear gas.
Our struggle is for justice against all violence against women, for ensuring urgent changes in the system that ensure strict and swift punishment of the culprits. Our struggle is for the freedom of women to …