The DYFI organized a two day long Convention on Employment in New Delhi on 10-11 February 2010. The Convention was inaugurated by Prakash Karat. Deliberations in the Convention started with the presentation of an approach paper by the DYFI CEC followed by the presentation of 9 papers on various aspects of the employment problem in India. These were followed by a vibrant discussion by the delegates attending the Convention. The Charter of Demands adopted by the Convention is provided below. The DYFI approach paper is also available for download.
Veteran CITU leader and CPI(M) Karnataka state secretary,Comrade VJK Nair remembers Jyoti Basu and his contributions to the progressive movement of Karnataka.A photo album of Com.JB's visits to Karnataka is also included here.
The people on the hills are battling for their rights in the forests. One of it happens to be the right to get timber as finished good for various purposes. This has not only been restricted but the latest policy announced by the government also smacks of class biasedness towards the rich peasant and marginalisng the poor peasant and landless households in the countryside.
Dhananjay Tripathi, former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union writes about the impasse that has resulted in no elections to the JNUSU for the past two years in the university. His plea- "There is need from the part of the government to look into matter of JNUSU elections and to save it from being ruined. It is imperative that the student community of JNU should also explore all the possibilities to re-conduct their elections according to the JNUSU constitution without further delay". An article that details the controversy over the Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations and the JNUSU elections can be found here (subscription required).
The role of future trading in commodity markets has often been a subject of controversies in India, between those who look at future markets as a guiding force for price discovery, risk sharing and market efficiency and others who contest such claims, maintaining that future trade has been responsible for speculation-led price increases, especially as at present. Prof. Sunanda Sen, formerly senior professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), Jawaharlal Nehru University, writes.
Dhananjay Rai wrote an article on the "Politics for "small states"" in the Hindi newspaper, Jansatta. A tabulation of the arguments in English is presented by Parimal Maya Sudhakar here. Parimal also answers some of the points made. The article in Hindi is presented here.
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A tribute to the legend of communist movement in India!