WHAT is happening in Venezuela today provides an object lesson on the nature of imperialist intervention in third world countries in the era of neoliberalism. Imperialism has of late intervened along similar lines in other Latin American countries, notably Brazil; but Venezuela, precisely because of the strong resistance it has put up, shows the techniques of imperialism in sharper relief.
THIS was the last session of the 16TH Lok Sabha. The 16TH Lok Sabha was constituted on May 18, 2014 and the House met on June 4, 2014. In all, the House had 331 sittings. On February 13, 2019, both Houses of Parliament – the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha – were adjourned sine die.
INDIA Unites movement is a movement built by a cross section of people. On the focal slogan of ‘jai jawan, jai kisan, jai samvidhan’ seven days consecutive dharnas was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi from January 30 to February 5. These dharnas were jointly organised by various organisations from a wide spectrum.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 14
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the terrorist attack mounted on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir. So far over 20 CRPF personnel have been reportedly killed in this attack while over another 40 are injured.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on February 17
THE CPI(M) expresses serious concern at the attacks on students and people belonging to Kashmir which have taken place in different parts of the country. Students were beaten up in Dehradun by Bajrang Dal and VHP men.
Threats and attacks on Kashmiri students and traders have occurred in other places too. Jammu is under curfew after attacks on Kashmiri residents there.
MARX was more than right in his prophecy that the Gotha compromise programme would open the doors wide to opportunistic self seekers. One year later, the prophecy was realized when a private lecturer in Berlin, Eugen Duhring, found an audience in the Party for his petty-bourgeois ideas about Socialism and was even lauded by leading Social-Democrats.
NEARLY a year after the first Kisan Long March from March 6 to 12, 2018, the AIKS Maharashtra state council held at Nashik on February 4, 2019, took the major decision of launching a second massive Kisan Long March in defence of the rights of the peasantry. This long march, which will begin from Nashik on February 20, the martyrdom anniversary of Comrade Govind Pansare, will culminate in Mumbai on February 27, the martyrdom anniversary of Chandrashekhar Azad. The state assembly’s budget session begins in Mumbai on February 25.
THE state of Kerala was in amidst of a debate following the Samrakshana jatha which elaborates the LDF progress. Thousands of people have thronged at the centres to have a dialogue with the leaders during the jatha programme. The issues like development, communalism and democratic rights have also been thoroughly discussed in these centres.
BIRTH centenary of Indian Marxist philosopher, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, was observed by the Marxist (Tamil) monthly, in association with Bharathi Puthagalayam and the department of philosophy, Pachaiyappas College, Chennai. A one-day seminar was held at Chennai, on February 16, to remember his contributions to unearth the treasure called Lokayata from the ancient Indian philosophy, including vedic literature, that created a new world of thought in India.