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Rooted to Democracy — Resilient to Fascism: A Tribute to the Indian Masses

In past many months, right to dissent, workers rights, freedoms to choose who we love, what we eat, who we pray or not pray, and what we say have all come under attack from fundementalists groups while the State has … Continue reading

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Disciple of Marx and The Follower of Christ

B.Prabakaran ‘Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please, they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past’. Marx thus wrote … Continue reading

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Updates from Manesar

The permanent workers at the Maruti Suzuki manesar plant reached a wage settlement with the management under which their monthly wages will rise by around Rs 16,000 over three years and the so called cycle-time, required to produce one car will rise … Continue reading

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Suppression of Minimum Wages in the Garment Industry in Tamilnadu

by  Com. CMeghna Sukumar (Labour Organizer at Garment And Fashion Workers Union;GAFWU)     The ready-made apparel industry in southern state of Tamil      Nadu employs millions of workers, especially women. As per    the State Government’s Textile and … Continue reading

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Stop Manual Scavenging in JNU

submitted by few Members of Chennai based Forum Against Manual Scavenging, (FAMS), contact  famschennai@gmail.com  ‘Sahar se Pehle’ (Before the Dawn), a documentary (please do see the documentary) on sanitation workers in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi was … Continue reading

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Dead Men (of Gujarat) Tell No Tales

Amidst a plethora of articles that are being published trying to explain Mr Narendra Modi’s nation-wide popularity leading to BJP’s eventual electoral win in 2014 parliamentary elections, a column by Mr Swaminthan S Anklesaria Aiyar in Times of India caught … Continue reading

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