An expanded translation of a Janashakti report on the Dalit agitations lead by CPI(M) in Karnataka.
Prabhat Patnaik, eminent Marxist economist, writes on the legendary leader, Com. Jyoti Basu
Ashok Mitra writes in The Telegraph.
By whatever metric adopted - comparison with the previous election results, or with the Lok Sabha results, the verdict from the Bengal civic elections is resoundingly clear. There is a collective fatigue among the people of West Bengal with Left Front rule in the state and even if the total voting population in these set of elections were only about 17% of the overall, the message is all too quite clear.
Thanks to P.Esakkimuthu for sending this to us. Podcast of speech by Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the first conference of the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradiction Front, held at Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu on 29th May 2010. The recording contains the speech by Karat in English and translation in Tamil.
The UPA-II government is completing one year of its tenure on May 22. What has it meant for the aam admi? How does it compare with the first one year of the previous UPA government which ran on Left support? Prakash Karat writes on UPA-II's yearlong record. He argues that relentless food inflation and the pursuit of neoliberal and pro-imperialist policies have fuelled mass struggles and made the Government vulnerable.
P.Sampath, convenor of the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front relates the experiences of the movement as it launches struggle after struggle to eradicate untouchability, casteist prejudice and caste bias against Dalits in Tamil Nadu. The article originally appeared in The Marxist magazine.
CPI(M) Central Committee member Com.E.P.Jayarajan writes about the relevance of land struggle,in the context of recent tribal agitation for land,in Wayanad district of Kerala. (Translated from malayalam)
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.
A tribute to the legend of communist movement in India!