Modi Government’s decision of Narmada Dam goes against the spirit of SC Judgement

Press Statement The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement: The decision of the Modi Government to go ahead with raising the height of the Narmada dam to 38.5 metres goes against the spirit of the Supreme Court judgment of 2000 which had made any such step conditional on putting into place relief and rehabilitation measures for those … Continue reading Modi Government’s decision of Narmada Dam goes against the spirit of SC Judgement

Contemporary Protest Music: Rahul Ram

Contemporary Protest Music: Rahul Ram at TEDx Mehrauli Rahul N Ram was born in Delhi in 1963. His personal acquaintance with protest music started off in his childhood with songs of the Indian People’s Theatre Association. He first encountered contemporary protest music during a trip to Garhwal in 1980 with songs sung by the Chipko Andolan. He heard several international protest songs during his years … Continue reading Contemporary Protest Music: Rahul Ram

Natural resources Vanishing Commons

Across the country, the common wealth of the people, like land and water, is being sold off to big capital, leading to environmental degradation and loss of livelihoods for communities. By DIVYA TRIVEDI THE COMMONS ARE UP FOR GRABS. The shared wealth of communities created and enjoyed by generations, the commons include the wind, water, resources below and above the earth, the grass, the leaves … Continue reading Natural resources Vanishing Commons

Who cares about the planet anyway?

(A coal-fired power plant billows smoke (Arnold Paul)) Chris Williams, the author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis and a participant in the ecosocialist coalition System Change Not Climate Change, reports on the latest report on climate change–and the Wall Street non-response to it. “The conventional wisdom on the world’s stock markets is that all listed reserves will be exploited and burnt.” … Continue reading Who cares about the planet anyway?

The inconvenient truth about greenwashing

A discussion initiated by activist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein has raised important questions for the environmental movement, from the character of mainstream groups to the strategies of the left. Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis and a participant in the ecosocialist coalition System Change Not Climate Change, responds to the debate in this first installment of a three-part … Continue reading The inconvenient truth about greenwashing

अब मदद नहीं चाहिए शिवा को – Mayank Saxena

Uttarakhand Diary 18th July, 2013 कुछ रोज़ पहले हम ने फेसबुक पर शिवा यानी कि शिव प्रसाद की तस्वीरें शेयर की थीं…शिवा का घर बाहरी दुनिया से कट चुके चंद्रपुरी इलाके में है…घर में सिर्फ एक कमरा है, जिसके ऊपर एक रिसती हुई छत है…बेहद गरीब शिव की रीढ़ की हड्डी डेढ़ साल पहले टूटी थी…गरीबी ने इलाज का मौका नहीं दिया…डेढ़ साल तक बिस्तर … Continue reading अब मदद नहीं चाहिए शिवा को – Mayank Saxena