Monthly Archives: June 2018

Hul Diwas to Pathalgadi movement: The blaze of Adivasi Rebellion Continues

The tradition of celebrating Hul Diwas on 30 June began in 1855. It was on this date 161 years ago that the Hul revolution led by Sido, Kanho and Chand Bhairvav began in Bhognadih village of Dumka. Bhognadih has now become a place of pilgrimage and hundreds of people come here every year to pay respect to the legendary Santhal

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Brecht on Fascism not being merely barbarism for its own sake

As authoritarian regimes gain strength in host of countries including ours, a renewed debate on the political and social forms of Fascism is ongoing. This by no means is obsolete academic exercise- it is central to fighting the havoc that such regimes are playing in the lives of common people. Socialist India is republishing this very important text by famous 

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Women’s Safety in India: What does the data say?

India has been ranked as world’s most unsafe country for women in a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This survey ranked the countries on six key areas – healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual violence, non-sexual violence and human trafficking. The survey’s methodology involved opinion from the experts who were asked to name 5 most unsafe countries among the

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Why are 9000 Delhi Metro Workers going on Strike on 30th June?

9000-odd non-executive staffs of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have threatened to go on strike on 30th June- a move which would paralyze the operations of Delhi Metro across its five lines. These workers include train drivers, station operators and various others involved in operation and technical maintenance and hence have strategic role in the entire operations of the

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AIKS-LED PEASANTS GHERAO SURGANA TEHSIL OFFICE IN NASHIK DISTRICT

Today June 12 is the 31st anniversary of the martyrdom of Comrade Laxman Bagul. This Adivasi comrade was killed in police firing on June 12, 1987 at Vanganbari village near Umbarthan in the Surgana tehsil of Nashik district, during the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS)-led struggle for forest land rights. Today under AIKS leadership, thousands of Adivasi peasants have gheraoed

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Students’ Federation of India joins #BoycottHP Movement, in solidarity with Palestine

Going against the precedence of closer ties with Israel set by the Central Government, the Largest organisation of school and university student in India – the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has decided to join the #BoycottHP Movement in solidarity with the cause of Palestinians. HP plays a key role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. It provides technology, equipment and

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