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பகத்சிங், ராஜ்குரு, மற்றும் சுகதேவ்க்கு செவ்வணக்கம் பொது பாதுகாப்புச் மசோதா, மற்றும் தொழில் தகராறு சட்டம்  என்ற  சட்டங்களை  1928 மார்ச்சில்  அன்றைய பிரிட்டிஷ் அரசாங்கம், காலனிய இந்தியாவின் சட்ட மன்றத்தில் கொண்டுவந்தது. சமூகத்திற்கு ஆபத்தானவர் என்று கருதப்படும் ஒருவரை, எந்தவித குற்றச்சாட்டும் இல்லாமல், 2 ஆண்டுகள் வரை சிறையிலடைக்கும்  முன்னெப்போதும் இல்லாத அதிகாரத்தை  காவல்துறைக்கு … Continue reading

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“To make the deaf hear” – In memory of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

‘By Revolution we mean that the present order of things, which is based on manifest injustice must change. Producers or labourers, in spite of being the most necessary element of society, are robbed by their exploiters of their labour and … Continue reading

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Organising the ‘un-organisable’

If during the Age of the Family, a man had the right to tame his wife occasionally with a whip, capitalism is now taming her with scorpions–Clara Zetkin International Working Women’s day marks the brave struggles of women workers,who more … Continue reading

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Spinning mills of Tamil Nadu: Tales of forced labour and modern day slavery

Summary of a research report by India Committee of the Netherlands In December 2016, India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), an independent human rights organisation, released a research report titled – Fabric of Slavery, that severely indicted the textile spinning … Continue reading

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Black Money: Mega survey results

(Survey and original Tamil article by Vinavu, Translation also by Vinavu) Three weeks after BJP government’s demonetization announcement, we decided to conduct an opinion survey in Tamil Nadu. After analysing media reports, our own experiences, people’s opinion expressed in various … Continue reading

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We have cashless banks and cashless ATM, and not a cashless economy, opine economic experts

On November 23rd Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS) convened a seminar on the issue of demonetization. Several leading economists who attended the seminar criticized the demonetization policy, and said that it has unleashed hardship on the working class of … Continue reading

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