Voices raised for public schools in India

Nisha Thapliyal discusses the background to We Shall Fight, We Shall Win, a new documentary detailing the struggle against education privatization in India.   Public education activists rally in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Satyashodhak Yugandhar) THE ALL India Forum for the Right to Education (AIFRTE) has just released a short documentary about its struggle against the privatization of education in India. The film, titled We Shall … Continue reading Voices raised for public schools in India

Reading the Communist Manifesto today

Ben Hillier examines the continuing relevance of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, in an article written for the Australian socialist newspaper Red Flag. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels WHY READ the Communist Manifesto of 1848? It was written 30 years before the invention of the telephone, at a time when half of English children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday. The pamphlet was commissioned … Continue reading Reading the Communist Manifesto today

श्रमिक संगठनो द्वारा 2सितम्बर-2016 को देशव्यापी हड़ताल

जनसंगठनों व जनआंदोलनों ने भूमि अधिकार आंदोलन के बैनर तले करीब 600 की संख्या में इकट्ठा होकर देश के श्रमिक संगठनों द्वारा आहूत राष्ट्रव्यापी हड़ताल को मज़बूती से समर्थन देते हुए उ0प्र0 की राजधानी लखनऊ में रैली निकाल कर गांधी प्रतिमा जी.पी.ओ पर जनसभा करके पुरज़ोर तरीके से विरोध प्रदर्शन किया। दोपहर करीब 11 बजे चारबाग स्टेशन से रैली की शुरूआत की गयी। दूर दराज … Continue reading श्रमिक संगठनो द्वारा 2सितम्बर-2016 को देशव्यापी हड़ताल

Govind Pansare, activist and reformer, succumbs to bullet wounds

Communist leader Govind Pansare succumbed to his wounds on February 20, four days after unidentified gunmen shot at him and his wife during their morning walk in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. Pansare had been airlifted to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on Friday evening. Uma Pansare, his wife, is now out of danger. Read here – http://scroll.in/article/708409/Govind-Pansare,-activist-and-reformer,-succumbs-to-bullet-wounds http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/senior-cpi-leader-govind-pansare-dies-five-days-after-being-shot-at/article1-1319099.aspx http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govind-Pansare-passes-away/articleshow/46317517.cms Continue reading Govind Pansare, activist and reformer, succumbs to bullet wounds

Women Work Because They Have to, Just Like Men – Lindy West

Hey, Gavin McInnes, I totally like your little theory about how feminism is making ladies miserable by forcing us to “pretend to be men” and join the workforce, so we should prolly just all go back to being housewives like in the past when that was definitely factually a thing, and then all women will achieve maximum nonstop happiness until we die of orgasming too … Continue reading Women Work Because They Have to, Just Like Men – Lindy West

One Billion and Something – Parvez Imam

“We are a billion”, one day, they said. “Celebrations… Power to the people, the largest democracy”, they said. Then the figures moved ahead “We are one billion and something”, they said. From the start, ‘something’ is doing fine While one billion still walk the line And wonder where do they stand? The ‘power of people’, a mere vote bank From where draws ‘something’ whenever they … Continue reading One Billion and Something – Parvez Imam