Prof. Geraldine Forbes, a distinguished teaching professor at SUNY, USA had written an introduction to Capt. Lakshmi's autobiography "A Revolutionary Life - Memoirs of a political activist". Forbes' essay serves as a great introduction and provides a lot of perspective on the challenges, obstacles faced and achievements of the freedom fighter, communist and revolutionary, Capt. Lakshmi. Pragoti has arranged for a scanned copy of the introduction from the autobiography and is publishing it for non-commercial, informational purposes following the death of the distinguished freedom fighter a couple of days ago.
V. Krishna Ananth, senior journalist and associate professor in the department of mass communication and journalism at Sikkim University pens this reaction to the media response to the incidents in the Maruti-Suzuki plant in Manesar, Haryana.
The Central Executive Committee of the Students Federation of India has made an appeal to the students community to check the attack on the democratic movement under the guise of the debate on the decision of the CPIM on the President's elections.
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The General Secretary of the NCP, D P Tripathi recently defended the CPI (M) politburo decision to support Mr. Pranab Mukherjee for the Presidential elections. This blog by a former Executive Committee member of SFI-JNU unit is a rejoinder to Tripathi's essay.
A blog post on the recent incidences at the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar taking recourse to one of the greatest satirists in world cinema, Charlie Chaplin.
A recent video of the brutal mob-molestation of a 16-year old girl in Guwahati has shamed and outraged the entire nation. The impunity of the perpetrators who could continue their crime for over 30 minutes on a crowded main road in a capital city like Guwahati has deeply disturbed everyone. It is like watching the worst nightmare of every woman on the screen with the hapless young victim being savagely tossed around. Without discounting any of her trauma, hurt and humiliation, the crime in its manner of committing is targeted against ‘every woman’.
Former convenor of the CPI(M) research cell, Prasenjit Bose had resigned from his party on the issue of support to the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee for the post of president. He has issued an appeal to the CPI(M) politbureau reacting to the Trinamul Congress' extension of support to Mukherjee's candidature that was announced recently. The statement is carried below.
In the last few days, Pragoti has highlighted the ongoing debates within the Left student movement in JNU, particularly noting the political-organisational perspectives from a vibrant left student community in JNU that raises important questions and issues concerning the Left-democratic movement in general. In this context, the latest resolution passed by SFI-JNU is an addition to the ongoing debate.
In continuation with the ongoing debates in the Left student movement in JNU, here are some more insights from SFI activists and sympathizers in JNU