Source: South Asia Citizens Wire

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India: May Day 2018 - Text of Public Statement by New Trade Union Initiative

We remember the martyrs of May Day. We remember those amongst us, the 68, who lost their lives in workplace accidents across the country at NTPC-Unchahar, at Ba...   [ continue reading...]

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Twelve Thousand Workers Demand Increase in NREGA Wage Rate International Workers Day: 1stMay 2018

Today, International Workers Day or “Mazdoor Diwas” was celebrated across Jharkhand by collectives of individuals and organisations, culminating a w...   [ continue reading...]

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Four Early Posters Marking the 1st of May in France

four posters from France around the 1st of May the international day of workers - Resources / Links / Labour, France   [ continue reading...]

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India: Story of a Crime in the Left / Ideology? Leaders Know All?

In the CPI Party Congress in Kollam (Quilon), Kerala last week a vendetta was publicly unleashed by a senior CPI leader against a leading intellectual activist...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Interim Observations of People's Tribunal on Attack on Educational Institutions

People's Tribunal on Attack on Educational Institutions was held at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, on April 11-13, 2018. The tribunal was organised...   [ continue reading...]

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मनिका में मज़दूर दिवस - 1 May 2018

1st of May 2018: आज लातेहार ज़िले (झारखंड) &#23...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Statement by SAHMAT on the Passing Away of Dr. Ashok Mitra

Dr. Ashok Mitra who passed away on the morning of May 1, 2018, was the doyen of Left intellectuals in the country. - Tributes and Remembrances / Left, Press...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Workers' Day in Manika - 1 May 2018

Hundreds of rural workers took part in a spirited celebration of International Workers' Day today[1st of May 2018] in Manika (Latehar District, Jharkhand). This...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Every saffron terrorist may be free before Modi completes his term

Few people of the present day generation would know or recall the Hawala case of mid 1990s in which several prominent political leaders of BJP. Congress and eve...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Reactionary Bollywood

By and large the film industry everywhere is a dedicated supporter of the political establishment; Bollywood, more than a manifestation of the pan-Indian cultur...   [ continue reading...]

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It is crucial for secularists in Nepal to define Secularism | Yubaraj Ghimire

It is crucial for the truly committed secularists in Nepal to have the courage and honesty to define the meaning of secularism in the constitution, incorporatin...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka: Film Director Lester James Peries Passes Away - a tribute by D.B.S.Jeyaraj

It is with great sorrow that I write of the death of Sri Lanka's greatest film director Lester James Peries! The doyen of Sinhala cinema who celebrated his 99th...   [ continue reading...]

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India: After Demonetisation, now the Cash Crunch in ATMs - Modi Government Wrecking Public Sector Banks and the Economy - A joint statement

In the past few weeks, ATMs across India have gone cashless, bringing back nightmares of the cash crunch during demonetisation. Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya P...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Babas or god-men in government

The principle of the secular state is one of the core principles of the Indian Constitution. This means that an individual has the right to choose his/her relig...   [ continue reading...]

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The Body And Dress Code In the Political Discourse in India

The exchange of banters between the outgoing veteran Congress MP Renuka Chaudhury and India's Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu in the Rajya Sabha, during the cerem...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: Selected Tributes to Madeeha Gauhar

Madeeha Gauhar's passing is not just the end of what will probably be considered the golden age of Pakistani theatre, it is a great loss for progressive, pro-pe...   [ continue reading...]

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Is the Indo-Japan rail project a boondoggle? | Sentaku Magazine in The Japan Times

The construction of a new high-speed railway line in India is scheduled to officially get underway this year, connecting the commercial capital of Mumbai and th...   [ continue reading...]

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Kathua and Unnao Rapes: Letter from academics to India's Prime Minister

We are academics and independent scholars from India and abroad, writing to express solidarity with, and to endorse the sentiments expressed by, forty-nine reti...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: 2013 Rana Plaza building fire, Dhaka - An Accident in History | Rich Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein

The collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory complex near Dhaka in April 2013—killing 1,132 souls and injuring nearly 2,000 more—is unquestionably...   [ continue reading...]

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South Africa: Zapiro's Cartoon on the Estina dairy project and the corrupt Guptas

A state-owned farm near the central town of Vrede was leased to a little-known company, Estina Pty Ltd., in 2012 under a free 99-year contract and the regional...   [ continue reading...]

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