Exorbitant Price Rise of Cotton Yarn: Textile Industry is coming to a standstill

THE spinning mills announced a price rise of Rs 50 per kg for cotton hosiery yarn on November 1, 2021, in Tirupur an industrial city of Tamil Nadu. There are more than 4,000 units functioning, in which employment to nearly four lakh people is provided directly. This region is also producing cotton knitted innerwear and garments for the domestic market worth Rs 20,000 crore per year and garments for export - Rs 27,000 crore. Hearing the yarn price rise, the Tirupur textile industry termed this year Diwali as “Black Diwali” for them.

Suspension of Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha: Assault on Parliamentary Democracy

THE ruling BJP and its allies are trying to undermine the very democratic system of our nation by taking away the rights of parliamentarians. The last monsoon session saw some of the most humiliating days for our democracy. The ongoing winter session is witnessing an even worse phase. Listening to the opposition is unavoidable in democracy. But the BJP is trying how not to answer the questions posed by the opposition, and how to silence the MPs asking questions.

Plan to destroy Indigenous Defence Manufacturing Capability

CENTRAL government issued an order on September 24, 2021, to dissolve the ordnance factory board(OFB) with effect from October 1, 2021. Accordingly, the OFB with its inter-dependent and inter-connected network of 41 ordnance factories would be converted into seven separate companies registered under the Companies Act and would be duly listed in the Stock Market.

Politics of Mass Struggle

THE historic victory of the kisan struggle in forcing the government to roll back the anti-farmer, pro-corporate three farm laws underlines the importance of the politics of mass struggle. The strength of the farmers' united movements under the leadership of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha put the government on the defensive with the struggle organically transforming into a mass struggle against the BJP and its governments at the centre and states.

The Ominous Design: Journey towards a Security State

MODI government has promulgated two ordinances allowing the central government to extend tenures of the directors of CBI and ED from two to five years. That both these central agencies have been functioning as the political tool of the ruling party to advance the government’s agenda is a cliché in India today. Leaders of opposition parties and dissenting voices, intellectuals who dare to call the government to account are being regularly targeted.

A Tax Burden that Attacks The Federal Rights of States

THE Narendra Modi government reduced excise duty on petrol and diesel on the eve of Deepavali. While the reduction for petrol was Rs 5, duty on diesel came down by Rs 10. The finance ministry ‘dedicated’ the reduction to farmers for keeping “the economic growth momentum going even during the (Covid-19) lockdown phase” and said the reduction “will come as a boost to the farmers during the upcoming Rabi season”.

A Tale of Two COP26 Meetings

GLASGOW (Scotland, UK) was once the second most important city in the British Empire. The old docks along the river Clyde brought ships that came from Bengal carrying jute for the mills of Dundee and brought the wealth of the Americas that was earned by the trade in human beings. The city’s old buildings carry the evidence of that wealth, while the stories of its working-class rebellion in 1919 (Red Clydeside) are buried under the flagstones of St. George’s Square along with the memories of the Indian jute workers and the African sugarcane workers.

Change Capitalism to Slow Climate Change

COP26 - the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently underway at Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is considered to have the most important climate talks since this signing of the Paris agreement in 2015. Climate catastrophe continues to haunt the world despite intense negotiations, since the ratification of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. 


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