The Palestinian question is the Auschwitz Question.
"History no doubt does not repeat itself with any predictable monotony, but it would be a mistake not to see certain chilling similarities between the 1930s and now".Eminent economist Prabhat Patnaik writes. Article courtesy: www.networkideas.org
On the 29 November 2009, Switzerland in a very controversial referendum banned the construction of Minarets. This came as surprise for many who considered Europe as a better place to live and more secular in its societal construction. The continent, which suffered huge loss of both property, and life in two World Wars, witnessed the rise of fascism, and complete division during the cold war, seemed to bridging the gap by the continuous evolution of the European Union. In the contemporary world order international analyst visualize the EU as one of the emerging bloc but different from the US.
Pragoti revisits the bombing and destruction of Guernica eighty-two years ago on this day. A centre of resistance to the Falangists who were determined to overthrow the elected Republican government of Spain, the town in the Basque country was targetted for annihilation by the Nazi airforce sent by Hitler in aid of Franco.
The violent attack on women in a pub in Mangalore needs to be condemned by one and all. Such attacks do not have any place in a civilized democratic society.
Sitaram Yechury is not surprised at the links between the Sangh Parivar and fascist terror. Attached alongwith his article in The Hindustan Times is a piece from the Economic and Political Weekly by Marzia Casolari published in 2000, which presents archival evidence of the fascist inspiration for the Sangh Parivar in India. Courtesies due to original publishers.
Marxists were for the defense of the national state in the bourgeois revolutionary epoch because it furthered the proletarian cause. Marxists can be for national defense today, upon a basis that furthers the interests of the proletariat against those of the bourgeoisie. In this lies the key to our agitation in the daily political struggle – our agitation to expose the “national defense” of the bourgeoisie and reveal its fraudulent character.
Ernest Erber wrote in 1940.
09 November 2008 is the 70th anniversary of the infamous Kristallnacht. In one night of terror, the Nazi State of Germany ordered the deliberate and systematic destruction of Jewish properties, Synagogues and homes, the arrest of thousands of Jews and the removal of Jews from jobs and businesses.
Pragoti brings to its readers a collection of articles to remember that terrible night.
Such is the influence of the ‘ communal –fascist rhetoric’ on the political conscious and unconscious in India that the possibility of the involvement of Hindutva-Fascist forces in Malegaon Blast wasn’t even discussed widely. Nevertheless, the emerging leads through the investigations of the Malegaon blasts case give another opportunity to the Left to forcefully combat the ‘Hindutva-Fascist forces’ in this 'war of position'.
Nachiket Kulkarni writes for Pragoti.
The Tatas’ retrograde decision to shift the Nano to Gujarat must not be allowed to be used to obliterate the blemish of the state-sponsored carnage of Muslims.