Secular, Democratic Alternative is Possible Left Campaign in Tamilnadu

CAMPAIGNING in the state of Tamilnadu which is to go to polls on April 24, the sixth phase of the general elections, Manik Sarkar, member of the CPI(M) Polit Bureau and the chief minister of Tripura, addressed three huge meetings on two days --- April 14 and 15.Addressing a public meeting at...

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Our Alternative Is Based On Alternative Policies

Below are the excerpts from an interview with Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, taken by Atanu Saha.THERE are just two days left in the first phase of elections in the state. The whole state is geared up for the current elections. What, according to you, are the most...

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50 years of the Beginnings of CPI(M)’s Formation

IN the midst of the flurry of the election campaign, which is getting more surreal by the day (more on this later), sections of the bourgeois press have found yet another occasion and thereby a stick to beat the CPI(M). This occasion is the 50th anniversary when 32 members of the erstwhile...

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Fifth List of Seats to be Contested by the CPI(M) In the Lok Sabha Elections

With this the total number of CPI(M) candidates announced so far is 97.  Some more seats in Andhra Pradesh will be declared later.

THE EXTINCT LIBERALS

RESISTANCE against fascism has always come from two quarters, the Left, and the liberal bourgeoisie. The Second World War was fought between the fascist powers on one side and an alliance of the Soviet Union with liberal bourgeois States on the other. Even in anti-fascist resistance movements in Europe, there was, apart from the Communist contingent, a liberal bourgeois one as well, whose leading personality in France for instance was Charles De Gaulle. Whenever fascism has been around,...

CITU’S MAY DAY MANIFESTO, 2014

ON this May Day, 2014, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) warmly greets the working class and toiling people in the country and the entire world. On this International Day of working class solidarity and unity, CITU reiterates its belief in the leading role of the working class in achieving a society free from all forms of exploitation, a society where the great strides in the scientific, technological and cultural fields made by humanity are utilised for...

CPI(M) ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL

The following are some of the election campaign reports we have received from various parts of the country as we go to press.DARJEELING, WESTBENGAL, SIKAR, RAJASTHAN, MANDI, HIMACHAL PRADESH, CHICKABALLAPUR & MANGALORE, KARNATAKA, Jhabua-Ratlam, MP, PUNJAB

Cobrapost Expose: Mosque as Demolished as per Plan

Through its “Operation Janmabhoomi,” news portal Cobrapost revisited the conspiracy and the people behind the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992, and found out that it was an act of planned sabotage. Cobrapost then brought to light how certain leaders of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement conspired to raze and succeeded in razing the disputed sixteenth century structure to dust on December 6, 1992. It was a conspiracy that even an...

Libya on the Edge

LIBYA seems to be on the verge of imploding three years after the western imposed regime change. The interim government does not even have control of the capital Tripoli, if recent events are any indications. The parliament has been raided by militias. Political figures have been targeted for assassination. The international airport has been targeted with missiles and the prime minister, Ali Zeidan, was briefly kidnapped. In the second week of March, he was forced to flee from the country after the...

Chavez Remembered in Kolkata

ON April 7, the Friends of Latin America, India, organised a seminar, in collaboration with Centre of Marxian Studies, at Jadavpur University in Kolkata to commemorate the former Venezuelan president, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, the great Bolivarian socialist leader whose commitment to social justice and a better deal for the poorer classes had pitted him against the neo-liberal imperialist powers, on his first death anniversary. “Commandant Hugo Chavez and Beyond” was the...

Lok Sabha Poll Campaign in West Bengal

THE election campaign for the 16th Lok Sabha poll, which has already entered into a very intensive phase in all the districts of West Bengal, is a unique experience in our state for more than one reason. This time the Lok Sabha election is going to be held in the state in the backdrop of nearly three years of TMC autocracy. The bitter experiences of the violence-marred panchayat and municipal elections are still fresh in the minds of the people. The...

Polling for East Tripura Concludes Peacefully

ON April 12, polling for East Tripura (ST) parliamentary constituency passed off peacefully, with a high percentage of turnout. According to the initial statement of the chief electoral officer (CEO) of the state, 82.5 percent votes were cast for the constituency as a whole.