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Fact finding report on the targeted attacks in Aurangabad

Fact finding report on the targeted attacks in Aurangabad

To enquire into the events and reasons behind the Aurangabad ‘riots’, a fact finding committee, from the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyan, went to Aurangabad on 19-20 May and met with the victims, eyewitnesses, local people, police, administration, political…

Statements condemning the killing of protestors in Tuticorin

Statements condemning the killing of protestors in Tuticorin

Statement from Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) condemns strongly the cold blooded massacre of 11 and injuring more than 30 peaceful protesters against the Sterlite Smelter plant of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. They have been…

Impressions of a Historical Materialism Conference

Impressions of a Historical Materialism Conference

Conferences of Historical Materialism (HM), a Marxist academic journal founded in 1997 to promote research in Critical Marxist Theory have been annual affairs in London for fifteen years now. HM networks have held regional conferences in other cities including New…

Kolkata, May 19: NAXALBARI 50 — People’s Film Collective

Kolkata, May 19: NAXALBARI 50 — People’s Film Collective

Dear friends and comrades, Fifty years back, eleven martyrs including protesting peasant women and children were killed by police bullets near Byangaijote in Naxalbari. This incident augmented a movement which in more ways than one, shaped the trajectory of the…

Has Western imperialism weakened?

Has Western imperialism weakened?

This issue has been actively debated in academic left, e.g. the following exchange between Harvey and Smith. David Harvey denies modern imperialism means the flow of surplus from ex-colonies to imperial powers and cites the rise of China to make…

No encounter happened in Gadchiroli on April 22nd 2018

No encounter happened in Gadchiroli on April 22nd 2018

The killings of at least 37 Maoists by the combined force of the CRPF and the C-60, the elite unit of the Gadchiroli Police, on 22nd and 23rd April 2018 raises some very disturbing questions about the state’s methods of…

WSS Statement: End political impunity to rapists

WSS Statement: End political impunity to rapists

We strongly condemn the recent incidents of rape and sexual violence in the country: the rape of an 8-year old girl in Kathua, Jammu, of a 15-year old in Unnao, UP, of a tea-shop owner as well as 15 year…