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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…

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…

Union Budget: what does it have for peasants and workers?

Union Budget: what does it have for peasants and workers?

“Will politics win over economics?” This is the commonest platitude one hears when the union budget is around the corner.If the government extracts huge tax-revenue from the ordinary people, curtails its own expenditure, economics wins. If the government distributes rice…

Fight against systemic, structural sexual harassment and gendered violence

Fight against systemic, structural sexual harassment and gendered violence

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly with the survivors who have faced sexual harassment at the hands of the perpetrators on and off the list and, most importantly, extends solidarity in this moment of unravelling narratives,…

E-IR interview Bernard D’Mello

E-IR interview Bernard D’Mello

Source: E-International Relations (E-IR) Bernard D’Mello is a senior journalist with the Economic & Political Weekly and a civil-liberties activist with the Committee for the Protection of Democratic Rights, Mumbai. His works include What is Maoism and Other Essays (Cornerstone…

The  Crisis  faced   by  Sameeksha  Trust

The Crisis faced by Sameeksha Trust

During all the past months, since the resignation of the EPW editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (brought about through an unceremonious way), I had reluctantly abstained from going public and joining the debate that is going on. Instead, I appealed in…

50 Years of Naxalbari: A Path for Alternative Development

50 Years of Naxalbari: A Path for Alternative Development

In November, 2008 just as the people’s movement against state repression began in Lalgarh, a Peoples' Committee against Police Atrocities was formed, comprising of five male and five female members representing each village, which soon spread from village to village.…

The Kashmir Question: Nation-state, War and Religion

The Kashmir Question: Nation-state, War and Religion

Why is it important to know about the war in Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the midst of so much else happening in the world? Well for one India matters. A fight between 8 million Kashmiri Muslims…