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Maoist Attack in Jharkand

On October 27, activists from the Communist Party of India (Maoist) opened fire on a group of people watching a cultural programme in Chikadhia village in Jharkhand. Eighteen people were killed on the spot, including Anup Marandi, the son of the former chief minister Babulal Marandi. One woman died...

Condemn Arrest of Binayak Sen

We strongly condemn the arrest of Binayak Sen, general secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Chhattisgarh [PUCL (Chhattisgarh)] and vice-president, PUCL (national) under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 2004 and Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act (CSPSA),...

Impartiality at Stake

In November 1984, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi, almost 3,000 Sikhs were slaughtered and burnt to death in Delhi. Witnesses and survivors of these killings categorically indicted the Delhi Police and some leaders of the Congress (I) for permitting the mobs to kill with impunity...

Enforced Disappearances in J and K

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) demands a thorough probe into the large number of enforced disappearances in the hands of the security forces in Kashmir. What is shocking is the manner in which these enforced disappearances are passed off as encounter killings of “foreign militants” and...

Implications of Climate Panel Report

The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change bodes ill for global warming and its disastrous implications for the planet. However, governments pay only lip service to these concerns and the policies adopted in India do not reflect a genuine commitment to sustainable and environmentally conscious clean technology measures.

Endemic to Development

The recent killing of 12 adivasis and one policeman in police firing in Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur district of Orissa must be viewed against the background of the expansive and at times explosive process of capitalist development. Be it Gandhamardhan, Baliapal, Gopalpur, Chilika, Kashipur, Niyamagiri, Lower Sukhtel, and now Kalinga Nagar, the process of bringing "industrialisation" and "development" to Orissa has met with stiff resistance by the people.

Living to Fight Another Day

What preceded the July 25 attack on the workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India and what is the situation in the aftermath of that attack? In particular, why did the Honda management impose on June 27 what effectively was a lockout on the workers? And, how does one view the terms of the tripartite agreement of July 30? An attempt to understand the broader context that limits the possibilities of working class action today.

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