Working Class Unites Across India for 250 Million Strong Strike

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, December 1, 2020 For the second time this year, a class-wide mobilization in an “All-India strike” brought out 250 million workers. With one in four working-age people in India participating, this 24-hour work stoppage can again claim the status of “world’s biggest strike.” The first record-breaking general strike had taken place on Jan.[…]

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India’s Nov 26 General Strike: We Are the Grass Roots

by Vijay Prashad, from Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, December 3, 2020 Farmers and agricultural workers from northern India marched along various national highways toward India’s capital of New Delhi as part of the general strike on 26 November. They carried placards with slogans against the anti-farmer, pro-corporate laws that were passed by India’s Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament)[…]

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COVID-19 and The India You Don’t See In the News

by Arundati Roy, published in Financial Times, April 3, 2020 Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables — without imagining it swarming with those unseeable, undead, unliving blobs dotted with suction pads waiting to fasten themselves on[…]

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Millions protest anti-Muslim laws in India

by Joe Piette, published on Workers World, January 8, 2020 Millions of people have taken to the streets in India in massive protests to denounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies that pose immediate threats to Muslims and their citizenship rights. On Dec. 11, he orchestrated passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, a discriminatory amendment to India’s existing citizenship laws. Critics[…]

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Self Determination for Kashmir

By Ruwan Munasinghe, published in Socialist Action, August 8, 2019 Late on Sunday, Aug. 4, with hardly a notice, India moved tens of thousands of troops into what is already the most militarized region on the planet. In Indian-administered Kashmir, politicians, especially opposition leaders (but even some loyal to India), were placed under house arrest. Internet and landline service have been[…]

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India Under Narendra Modi

Photo Above: Narendra Modi campaigning on Hindu supremacy in Gujarat when he was governor of that province India Under Narendra Modi: A Throwback to Germany Under the 1930s or are We Imagining Things? by Anjan Basu, from CounterCurrents, April 9, 2019 Editor’s Note: Normally I find comparison’s with Hitler tedious and lacking creativity.   It’s true that N. Modi is a[…]

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