Activities

Right-wing Populism and the Crisis of Neo-liberalism

Right-wing Populism and the Crisis of Neo-liberalism

“The crisis of the old order did not result automatically in the rise of a progressive alternative.” This was said by prominent sociologist and Marxist thinker from Norway,Prof. Alf Gunvald Nilsen, while delivering a talk on the topic of ‘Right-wing Populism and the Crisis of Neo-liberalism’ at ‘Janshakti’ premises owned by ‘Nav ChetanSamiti’. He said that present world scenario was similar to that of the time when Gramsci, Italian Marxist thinker and communist leader, lived, struggled and wrote. He drew…

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अमेरिका में चुनाव के बाद का संकट

अमेरिका में चुनाव के बाद का संकट

– विनीत तिवारी अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति चुनाव के नतीजों से सभी हैरत में थे। यहां तक कि अमेरिकी मीडिया और सभी राष्ट्रीय-अंतरराष्ट्रीय चुनाव विशेषज्ञों के अनुमानों को झुठलाते हुए अमेरिका की जनता ने डोनाल्ड ट्रंप को चुनाव जिता दिया। डोनाल्ड ट्रंप के चुनाव मैदान में उतरने के पहले से ही उनकी अप्रवासियों, अल्पसंख्यकों और महिलाओं के खिलाफ की गई टिप्पणियों की वजह से यह माना जा रहा था कि उनकी जीत लगभग नामुमकिन है। चुनाव नतीजों के परिणामों की व्याख्या में…

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Crisis in Latin America and People’s Response

Crisis in Latin America and People’s Response

We shall win: Solidarity with Venezuela By Vineet Tiwari and Archishman Raju It was not Venezuela, it was India and the city was Pune where around 80 persons comprising of intellectuals-activists, young-old, women-men waved the Venezuelan flags and said “Venezuela is not a threat, It is the hope.” This was in response to the recent executive order signed by US government declaring Venezuela to be a threat to the national security of US. The Pune meeting was an occasion to…

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Resisting Communalism and Intolerance: Strengthening Democracy

Resisting Communalism and Intolerance: Strengthening Democracy

By Krishna Majumdar On 2 December, Joshi-Adhikari Institute held a meeting on the serious situation that our country is facing, manifest in ascendant communalism and increasing intolerance. More than 80 participants gathered at Ajoy Bhavan to listen to several distinguished speakers who addressed various dimensions of the current political and economic conjuncture and to discuss the challenges that left and progressive forces are faced with in India today. The meeting was opened by Professor Ajoy Patnaik, who called for one…

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Indian Republic: From cossroads to crisis? – Sharda Mitra memorial lecture

Indian Republic: From cossroads to crisis? – Sharda Mitra memorial lecture

Shri S. P. Shukla made an inspiring and visionary speech. The title of the talk was “Indian Republic: From Crossroads to Crisis?” He outlined the worsening situation of the democracy and pro people values in our country. He enumerated number of economic and cultural policies which are used by the government to push the country towards an intractable crisis, which is nothing else than Fascism. He also pointed out the areas where pro people fight can be taken up by…

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The Progress made by people of Latin America and the Challenges before them

The Progress made by people of Latin America and the Challenges before them

In the recent past a number of developments have taken place in the Latin American countries and Cuba. Those of us who are committed to the socialist project and look upon the people of Latin America with solidarity and hope, would like to discuss in detail issues like restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and USA , sanctions against Venezuela, coming elections there and economic and political pressures faced by Ecuador. We would like to understand the gravity of challenges…

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FATCA and its implications- a talk by Bazil Shaikh

FATCA and its implications- a talk by Bazil Shaikh

A talk on FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) was organised by Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies (JAISS) on Monday, 27th April, 2015 at 4 pm at Ajoy Bhawan, Delhi. Mr. Bazil Shaikh, author and a former central banker spoke about FATCA enacted by the United States and its implications for India. The Act requires ‘US Persons’ to declare their accounts held outside the US and transactions related to these accounts to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It also…

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Seminar on “Bihar me Urdu ke Samne Chunoutiyan”

Seminar on “Bihar me Urdu ke Samne Chunoutiyan”

By Prof. S.N.Malakar Joshi- Adhikari Institute of Social Studies (JAISS) organized a two days seminar on 28-29, March 2015 at Mangalam in Khagaria town (Bihar). It was organized in co-operation with National Council for the Promotion of Urdu Language (NCUPUL). Government of India. Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh(PWA), Khagaria District, Bihar also joined the seminar with a programme “Mushaira”. The topic of Seminar was “Bihar mein Urdu ke Samne Chunoutiyan”. Bihar being one of the most important provinces of the country where…

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Comrade Govind Pansare: This Martyrdom shall Not be Wasted

Comrade Govind Pansare: This Martyrdom shall Not be Wasted

By Noor Zaheer, Vineet Tiwari and Sarang Upadhyay THE GREATEST COMMITMENT OF A MAN TO HIS CAUSE IS KNOWN BY HIS WILLINGNESS TO DIE FOR IT. – Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene A condolence meeting in the memory of martyred Comrade Govind Pansare veteran leader of Communist Party of India, was organized in Delhi on March 10. Comrade Pansare was shot in a dastardly act by some unknown killers on February 16 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The memorial meeting, held at…

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Study of Collective Farmig under Kudumbashree Mission in Kerela

Study of Collective Farmig under Kudumbashree Mission in Kerela

JAISS took up a study of assessment of collective farming programme under Kudumbashree Mission in Kerala in July 2012. The study will be finished by January, 2014. This study is in connection with the earlier study on marginal farmers and agrarian crisis. We concluded in our earlier study that more than 80 per cent of landed agricultural households have only marginal or small holding. With this small land holding, agriculture does not present a viable livelihood to them. This is…

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