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[22 May 2014 | One Comment | 568 views]
Protests Follow Suicide of Woman Worker at Factory Gate

Rakhi Sonkar, a single mother of 3 small kids was terminated by managers of Swiss Auto Pvt Ltd on the pretext of being a few minutes late. After trying in vain to persuade the factory authorities to take her back on the job, she consumed rat poison at the factory gate, in full view of fellow workers and the police. Before doing so, she publicly names the supervisor and other factory authorities who pushed her to take this extreme step.
She died in hospital two days later. Her brother recounted that …

Pamphlet »

[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 729 views]
Normalising the Corporate-Communal Idiom:  Can the Mainstream Media Any Longer Claim to Call  Itself a ‘Pillar of Democracy’?

Media-manufactured-Modi-mania (M4) continues to be the most unique feature of the Elections 2014. On economic and human rights issues, big corporate media have always sided with the corporate ideology and blacked-out people’s voices. However, for ruling class mainstream political parties and views, it maintained, so far, a degree of ‘plurality’ and ‘balance’. What is new this time is media’s open propaganda for one political personality, throwing to winds all pretensions of political ‘plurality’ that media in ‘liberal’ capitalist ‘democracy’ claim to represent.
The government controlled media in earlier years, indeed, lacked …

Obituary »

[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 371 views]
Red Salute to Comrade Mukul Sinha:  Courageous Crusader for Truth, Justice and Democracy

Activist and lawyer Mukul Sinha succumbed to lung cancer in Ahmedabad on 12 May 2014. He was 63. A trade union activist, Sinha also fought many landmark battles for civil liberties and justice – many of them in the heart of Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, valiantly keeping alive the hope of justice for victims of communal pogroms, fake encounters and custodial murders.
As a young researcher in a university in Ahmedabad, Mukul Sinha became a trade union organiser when 133 persons were laid off from the university in 1979. Throughout the 1980s, …

In Solidarity, Ongoing Struggles »

[11 May 2014 | No Comment | 761 views]
‘CHALO EFLU’ on 12th May Against the Administrative highhanded decision to rusticate three students for participating in students’ Movement

AISA strongly condemns the rustication of three student leaders of the English and Foreign Languages university (EFLU) for participating in a democratic protest demanding better library facilities. Mohan Dharavath (President of Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Union) and Satheesh Nainala (general secretary of Telangana Students Association, EFLU), Subhash Kumar (AISA member and Prominent Student Activist of EFLU)  have been rusticated by the university administration for two years without any probe, ostensibly for participating in a protest called by the EFLU Students’ Union.  To rusticate these students who were part of …

Campaign, Pamphlet »

[7 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 582 views]
Condemn the Gruesome Massacre by the Militant Groups in Assam Which Has Claimed the Lives of Around 30 Muslims!

Stop Communal Flare-Up and Targeting!
Ensure Immediate Protection and Security, Compensation and Rehabilitation!

Condemn the Insensitive Gogoi Government!!
AISA Joins Joint Protest Demo in front of ASSAM BHAWAN on  7TH May, Condemning the Massacre…
At least 23 people have been killed in 3 separate attacks by suspected Bodo militants during Thursday-Friday (2nd May) in the Kokrajhar and Baksa districts under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam. However, according to later TV reports, death toll rose to 30 as seven more bodies were recovered from Narayanguri area of Baksa district in Assam early Saturday. …