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[9 Sep 2010 | 6 Comments | 3,700 views]
Stop Robbing India’s Poor to Conduct CWG 2010 Reclaim the anti-imperialist legacy of the HSRA!

The manifesto of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, issued on 9th September 1928, describes how, “Today crores of people are victims of ignorance and poverty. The mass of India’s population which comprises workers and farmers are being subjected to foreign pressure and economic exploitation. The condition of India’s working classes is very grave today. It faces two threats — on the one hand, that of foreign capitalism, and on the other, the treacherous assault of the Indian capitalists.” How true these words still ring today, when we consider the condition …

Featured, In Solidarity »

[4 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,847 views]
Vedanta and Beyond: Expsoe the Congress’ ‘Human Face’, Strengthen Ongoing Struggles Against Corporate Land Grab

For the past few years, Vedanta Alumina’s proposed bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills of Lanjigarh in Orissa has seen a sustained resistance by the tribals and protest campaigns by environmentalists, political activists and human rights groups all over the world pointing out its social and ecological implications. Vedanta proposes to extract bauxite from this extremely ecologically fragile area, home to the Dongria Kondh tribals who are completely dependent on the local ecology for their very survival. And in the process of applying for clearance for this disastrous project, …

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[3 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,302 views]

As Delhi gears up to host the Commonwealth Games, behind the official fanfare lies the ugly truth: a story of massive corruption, substandard infrastructure, exploitation of workers, displacement of the poor, reckless corporatization and environmental degradation.
From the very beginning, the entire process of organizing these games was shrouded in secrecy and marked by a total lack of public information. But in recent weeks, here are just some of the skeletons that have come tumbling out of the Games’ closet:

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in a preliminary investigation of Commonwealth Games …

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[19 Aug 2010 | 12 Comments | 6,571 views]
Allahabad, 9th August 2010: Celebrating Aisa’s 20 Year Legacy Of Resistance, Protest And Struggle

On 9th August, 1990, in the Union Hall of Allahabad University, the All India Students’ Association (AISA) was born. AISA emerged in a time of crises: the decade of the ‘90s saw both the beginnings of the neoliberal assault on people’s rights and livelihoods as well as the prominent rise of communal, chauvinist and casteist forces. In the face of these assaults, AISA established itself as a revolutionary student front that has taken forward the struggle for student rights and also allied itself with democratic movements across India and the …

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[9 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,150 views]

The town of Gidderbaha falls in the Mukhtsar district of Punjab. It is the home turf of the Badals, the political family which currently rules the state. Manpreet Badal, the MLA from this constituency, is also the current finance minister of Punjab. A few years ago, the Badal family illegally acquired the building of the only government college in Gidderbaha. This building was allotted to the Badal’s own private school, and the college was shifted 4-5 kms away from the town. For some years now, the town had had only …