CPI(M)’s 21st Congress – A Schizophrenic Outcome: Prasenjit Bose

Guest post by PRASENJIT BOSE Far from transparently and decisively resolving the issues which plague the Party and the Left movement in India, the twenty first Congress of the CPI(M) has yielded a schizophrenic outcome. The purported ‘political line’ adopted by the Party Congress and the ‘unanimous’ choice of the new general secretary are quite … More CPI(M)’s 21st Congress – A Schizophrenic Outcome: Prasenjit Bose

Three Years of Nandigram Firing: An Appeal

Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, Dilip Simeon, Aseem Srivastava, Amita Baviskar, Amit Sengupta, Nandini Sundar, Satya Sivaraman and others Nandigram: Punish the guilty, Pay compensation to victims now! On the third anniversary of the horrific police firing in Nandigram, which occurred on 14 March 2007, we strongly condemn the failure of various state institutions to do … More Three Years of Nandigram Firing: An Appeal

Elementary Aspects of Popular Insurgency in West Bengal

Violence has erupted once again. This time in Khejuri – a place in the vicinity of Nandigram, which was the base from where the CPI(M) launched its operation ‘recapture Nandigram’ on 14 March 2007. This was the red fort where the arms were collected and the goons brought in to liberate Nandigram. As one news … More Elementary Aspects of Popular Insurgency in West Bengal

Lakshman Seth and the Sheriff of Nandigram: Raghu Karnad

NOTES FROM NANDIGRAM This is a guest post by RAGHU KARNAD May 17, 2009 Beauty is all about the details, and these beautiful election results keep parading out sweet new details for our appreciation. What I’m currently delighted about is the voters of Tamluk in West Bengal dispatching their Communist MP, Lakshman Seth. Seth has … More Lakshman Seth and the Sheriff of Nandigram: Raghu Karnad

Graziano Transmissioni and the Cheer-Leaders of Capital

CLASS STRUGGLES IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY INDIA ‘The chief executive officer of a Greater Noida-based gear manufacturing company [Graziano Transmissioni India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of an Italian TNC] was lynched to death inside factory premises on Monday, allegedly by a group of dismissed workers.’ ‘“Around 125 dismissed workers armed with iron rods barged into the … More Graziano Transmissioni and the Cheer-Leaders of Capital