Category: India

Major Singh: 180 million Workers Strike Back in India

On Friday the 2nd of September 2016 the biggest single strike action in world history took place in India. As many as between 150 and 180 million workers took part in the All India Strike around a 12 point charter of demands put forward by the Central Trade Unions. These included a raise to the Read more…

Michael Safi: Tens of millions of Indian workers strike in fight for higher wages

State banks and power stations shut and public transport halted in some states as public sector workers take industrial action

Various Contributors: The Importance of the September 2nd General Strike

What every working Indian needs to know about the all-India trade union strike – and why it matters

Mari Marcel Thekaekara: Has the Dalit uprising in Gujarat given birth to a movement?

There has never been such a concerted show of Dalit strength

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Vandana Shiva: Free people from ‘dictatorship’ of 0.01%

The time is ripe for a planetary freedom movement that defends and protects the freedoms of all beings from this 0.01 percent

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Badri Raina: Hindu Caste System

The Hindu Caste system  is Full of rationale; From head to polluted tail It ordains a synthesis. Thus, the Brahmin, is to rest and bless, The kshatriya will the realm protect; The Vaishya will the chips collect, And the Shudra clean up the mess. Thus is Bharat stable, strong, With each one in unshakable place— Read more…

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Badri Raina: Hear Hear Hear

Hear the voice of the populace Who past, present, future weave; Do not wish away the past, Or the present and future unbelieve. When the soul is wounded quick, The brain goes up in crimson flame; Guns dwindle to unfeared toys, And pebbles take on an inspired name. Sit you down with those you say Read more…

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Radha Surya: India’s Heart of Darkness Exposed by the Crackdown in Kashmir

There is no escaping the implications of the horrors with which innocent, mostly unarmed civilians of India-held Kashmir have been bombarded ever since the present crisis erupted

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Vijay Prashad: Deadly Violence Erupts in One of the World’s Most Dangerous Hotspots

The conflict in Kashmir goes back to 1948

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Badri Raina: Pursuit of irrelevance

The insistence on ideological purity could prove fatal for India’s Left

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