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[27 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 530 views]
Hundreds of Dalit Homes Burnt in Nawada, Bihar

In yet another brutal assault, hundreds of Dalit homes were burnt down in Nawada, Bihar. Around 150 homes were destroyed. This brazen attack comes close on the heels of weeks and months of threats, intimidation and attacks on this Dalit settlement.
In the Kajhiya village of Akbarpur block in Nawada, for years Dalits have been demanding their rights for lands and homesteads. They have been asking that the gair mazuarwa (common) land be distributed to the poor and the underprivileged so that they can build they homes on them. For the …

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[8 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 275 views]
Condemn the Racist Attack and Molestation of the Tanzanian Women Student  in Bangalore!

Colossal Shame!
Condemn the Role of Karnataka Police and Shameful Denial of the State Govt!
AISA strongly condemns the shocking racist attack on a Tanzanian woman student in Bangalore on (31st January, 2016) Sunday night.
According to eyewitnesses, the victim along with her five friends was traveling in a car and had the misfortune to reach the spot, where in an accident some 30 minutes before a woman was run over by a car driven by a Sudanese national. The Tanzanian girl and her friends, who had nothing to do with the earlier …

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[23 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 203 views]
Exploring Democracy, Reclaim the Republic – I

“On the 26th of January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. In politics we will be recognizing the principle of one man one vote and one vote one value. In our social and economic life, we shall, by reason of our social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value… How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life? …

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[3 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 202 views]
‘Digital India’: Reading Between the Lines

A few months back, the country witnessed a popular outpouring in favour of Net Neutrality, with thousands of citizens signing petitions and sharing campaign videos online. Net Neutrality– the principle that all Internet services, websites, applications, etc. be made available to Internet users by Internet service providers, without favouring or blocking any particular service– really caught the imagination of Internet users in India who collectively rose up to oppose a ‘document’ released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) which suggested different pricing for voice calls over the Internet. …

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[14 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 165 views]
Resist Fascist Policing By the Saffron Brigade on Valentine’s Day!

Last month, it was planning to construct a temple for Nathuram Godse, Gandhi’s murderer. And now, the Sangh Parivar is at it yet again – this time, they have grand plans of intimidation and hooliganism on 14 February, Valentine’s Day. The Hindu Mahasabha has openly “warned” that couples found celebrating the “foreign festival” in public will face a variety of “punishments”. According to the Hindu Mahasabha, if couples are found with roses in their hands, or if they are merely seen together in malls and parks, this is the fate …

Headline, Pamphlet »

[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 102 views]
Resist the Witch-Hunt of Teesta Setalvad!

“Bail for the Culprits of Fake Encounters, Jail for Activists”!
Police Officers Accused of Cold Blooded Fake Encounters Gets Bail and Reinstated…
Activists Who Take On the State Might Against Communal Pogrom Is Denied Bail On Framed Charges!!!
In a travesty of sorts, days after former DG Vanzara and another police officer P.P. Pandey were granted bail in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, and P.P. Pandey was reinstated as the Additional Director General of Police, in charge of law and order in Gujarat, human rights activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand were …

National Issues, Pamphlet »

[4 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 161 views]
What is the ‘Break-Up’ of the ‘Breakthrough’ of Modi’s Nuclear Diplomacy with Obama?

News channels gave ‘wall-to-wall coverage’ of the Obama visit. “The nation” was told about Obama’s dietary preferences and Michelle’s frocks and Obama-Modi “gup.” Yet, in spite of the hype and the optics, the media seemed to decide that “the nation did not want to know” the fine print of the Nuke Deal ‘breakthrough’ that was sealed between the two!
It appears that India has agreed to issue a memorandum diluting its interpretation of our law to protect MNC suppliers of nuclear equipment from being sued by Indian disaster victims. In …

National Issues, Pamphlet »

[3 Feb 2015 | One Comment | 409 views]
Watch Out for Modi’s Mann Ki Baat: from BJP’s ‘Vision Document’ for Delhi to I&B Republic Day Ad!

What they really think of the people from North-East
BJP’s ‘Vision 2050’ Document released today for 2015 Delhi elections (as if BJP is seeking mandate for next 35 years and they have nothing to offer in this election), refers to the people from the North East as ‘immigrants’ – implying they are foreigners rather than citizens.
BJP’s majoritarian vision is always uncomfortable with diversity, and with the Constitutional guarantees of the rights of the diverse peoples. The Modi Government and the RSS have been striving to re-define the North East and …

National Issues, Pamphlet, Report »

[29 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 319 views]
Reject the Politics of Assassination and Appropriation of Gandhi by the Communal Fascist Brigade!

Gandhiji’s assassination on 30 Jan 1948 merits to be the first terrorist act and political murder of independent India. This year, we are facing 30 Jan in the backdrop of multi-pronged communal frenzy, resurgent moves to legitimise Gandhiji’s assassin by building Godse temples with calibrated indulgence by those in power. BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj’s statement calling Godse a ‘patriot’ obviously did not come from the blue. But, given the stature of Gandhi in popular imagination, BJP had to officially ‘distance’ itself and Sakshi too ‘retracted’ as a formality.
Unmistakably, RSS-BJP is …

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[28 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 258 views]
Dissecting the New Land Acquisition Ordinance

The past decade has seen sustained struggles by farmers, adivasis, and displaced people against forced acquisition of agricultural land across the country by various companies, corporate houses, and governments. The indomitable struggle by adivasis  and farmers in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Singur and Nandigram (West Bengal), Maharashtra, Punjab, Jharkhand, Bihar and Tamil Nadu etc. forced the last UPA government at the Centre changed the colonial  Land Acquisition Act of 1894, and a new law was passed in 2013. Even though the 2013 law failed to address the issues of covert force, …