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The Crisis of American Empire

The Crisis of American Empire

(Notes on meeting with Anthony Monteiro, scholar and leader of Saturday Free School in Philadelphia, former professor of African American Studies at Temple University) The first question was on the nature of the Trump presidency in its two years. To this, Dr. Monteiro replied that we are in the midst of the greatest political crisis in the history of the United States. The deep state in America is attacking the president and the presidency. Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from…

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Trump Presidency – Much discussed, little understood

Trump Presidency – Much discussed, little understood

The nature of the Trump presidency in the United States has been much discussed but little understood. The American liberal media (including the New York Times, and Washington Post) have been vociferously opposed to the presidency and their international influence has meant that there has been little independent assessment of the meaning of the Trump presidency for the rest of the world. However, it is important that the rest of the world assess Trump’s actions objectively, rather than purely on…

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कृषि संकट की मूल समस्या जमीन और अन्य संसाधनों का गैर बराबर बंटवारा है

कृषि संकट की मूल समस्या जमीन और अन्य संसाधनों का गैर बराबर बंटवारा है

– सारिका श्रीवास्तव एवं एस. के. दुबे .   देश में गहराते जा रहे कृषि संकट से सभी वाकिफ और चिंतित हैं। जोशी-अधिकारी इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ़ सोशल स्टडीज, दिल्ली एवं नेशनल सेंटर फॉर एडवोकेसी स्टडीज़, पुणे के संयुक्त तत्वावधान में इस मुद्दे पर मध्य प्रदेश के संदर्भ में अपने अनुभवों को बाँटने और इस बारे में एक समझ कायम करने के लिए एक राज्य स्तरीय संगोष्ठी 29 अगस्त 2018 को कला वीथिका, प्रीतमलाल दुआ सभागृह, अहल्या लाइब्रेरी, रीगल चौराहा, इंदौर में आयोजित…

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Land and Caste are Still Root Causes of Dalit Repression

Land and Caste are Still Root Causes of Dalit Repression

Representatives of various people’s organisations meet the family of the Dalit farmer who was burnt alive   July 3, Bhopal. An elderly Dalit farmer was burnt alive at his farm, nearly 70 km away from Bhopal on June 22 morning. The horrific incident occurred at Parsoria village under Himoni village Panchayat of Berasia tehsil of Bhopal district. Kishori Lal Jatav (70) had gone to till his land when he had an altercation with Parsoria’s Tiran Yadav over its ownership. The…

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ज़मीन और जाति अभी भी उत्पीड़न की वजहें

ज़मीन और जाति अभी भी उत्पीड़न की वजहें

समाज से सरोकार रखने वाले विभिन्न संगठनों के प्रतिनिधि मिले पीड़ित परिवार से भोपाल से करीब 70 किलोमीटर दूर हिमोनी पंचायत के परसोरिया गाँव में जाटव (अहिरवारों) के टोले घाटखेड़ी में 22 जून 2018 को एक सत्तर वर्षीय वृद्ध दलित किसान को पेट्रोल डालकर ज़िंदा जला दिया गया। विवाद  खेती की ज़मीन को लेकर हुआ और पास के खेत मालिक तीरन यादव ने इसी विवाद में अपने परिवारजनों के साथ मिलकर इस वहशियाना घटना को अंजाम दिया। अखबारों में इस घटना की खबर पढ़कर…

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From inclusive neoliberalism to authoritarian populism : A talk by Prof. Alf Nilsen

From inclusive neoliberalism to authoritarian populism : A talk by Prof. Alf Nilsen

How Neoliberalism could be inclusive at all? Why the features of current regime doesn’t classify it to be a case of Fascism rathwer than qualifying it as “Authoritarian Populism?” What are the major differences in the UPA and NDA governements, how Indian polity has changed since 2004 and what are the prospects for a pro people political regime in 2019? All these questions were addressed and discussed during a thought provoking and engaging talk by Alf Nilsen in SIS, JNU today….

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The Russian Revolution and the Indian Freedom Struggle

The Russian Revolution and the Indian Freedom Struggle

– Vineet Tiwari. On the occasion of centenary year of Russian revolution, a book was conceptualised by Com. S. Sudhakar Reddy, edited by Jaya Mehta and published by Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies, Delhi. The book was released by Com. Gurudas Dasgupta on 24th April, 2018 in an event organised by Prabhath Books at Kollam, Kerala, a day before the 23rd Party Congress of CPI began. Along with this other books written by of Com. Binoy Biswam, Com. C. Divakaran,…

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रूस का इंक़लाब और भारत का आज़ादी का संघर्ष (पुस्तक विमोचन)

रूस का इंक़लाब और भारत का आज़ादी का संघर्ष (पुस्तक विमोचन)

– विनीत तिवारी रूस के इंक़लाब के 100 वर्ष पूरे होने के मौके पर सीपीआई के महासचिव कॉमरेड एस. सुधाकर रेड्डी ने एक किताब की संकल्पना की कि किस तरह उस दौर के और बाद के दौर के भी कम्युनिस्ट नेताओं ने रूस के इंक़लाब का स्वागत किया, कैसा आंकलन किया और भारत के आज़ादी के आंदोलन पर उसका कैसा असर रहा। उन्होंने कुछ पुराने लेख छाँटे और मशविरे में डॉ. जया मेहता को शरीक किया। जया मेहता ने उन…

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Remembering Comrade Abani Lahiri: Centenary Year Memorial Meeting

Remembering Comrade Abani Lahiri: Centenary Year Memorial Meeting

Anti-POSCO Movement activists were felicitated for their victorious struggle   by Samra Irfan and Aakanksha Baruah This year marked the birth centenary of Comrade Abani Lahiri and in his honour the Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies (JAISS) organized a Memorial Meeting on 3-4 December 2017 at Ajoy Bhawan, New Delhi.  This year also brought victory to the fighters of Anti-POSCO movement in Odisha after 12 long years of continuous struggle, and to commemorate the legacy of Comrade Lahiri as well…

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Danger of Salwa Judum Style Displacement and Division of Villages Arising Again: Police and Maoist Both Responsible (A Fact Finding)

Danger of Salwa Judum Style Displacement and Division of Villages Arising Again: Police and Maoist Both Responsible (A Fact Finding)

A delegation comprising of Sanjay Parate, Chhattisgarh State Secretary CPI-M, Vineet Tiwari, Joshi-Adhikari Institute, CPI member, New Delhi, Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University and CC member AIDWA, and Nandini Sundar, Delhi University visited Bastar Division from 12 to 16 May 2016. We visited the following districts: Bijapur, Sukma, Bastar and Kanker.  The focus of the visit was on the situation of ordinary villagers who are living through the conflict between the state and Maoists. The level of Maoist presence and…

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