History Often Proceeds By Jumps And Zigzags

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. -

As one door sharply bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina. That is the nature of our struggles. In 1859, Friedrich Engels wrote, ‘History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags’. To [...]

Women Lead Struggle To Preserve Indian Democracy In Face Of Rising Hindu Nationalism

By Yamuna Matheswaran, Wagingnonviolence.org -

After the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people across India answered a nationwide call for protests issued by left-wing parties on Aug. 7. [...]

Russia-China-India Creating An ‘Indivisible Security Architecture’ For Eurasia

By Pepe Escobar, Asiatimes.com -

The most important trilateral at the G20 in Osaka was confined to a shoddy environment unworthy of Japan’s unrivaled aesthetic minimalism. Japan excels in perfect planning and execution. So it’s [...]

Russia-India-China Will Be The Big G20 Hit

By Pepe Escobar, Informationclearinghouse.info -

June 28, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  It all started with the Vladimir Putin–Xi Jinping summit in Moscow on June 5. Far from a mere bilateral, this meeting upgraded the Eurasian [...]

China-India-Russia Moving Toward New Trading System In Response To Trump Protectionism

By Lee Jeong-ho, Scmp.com   -

Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative. China hopes to win Indian and Russian support in [...]

India: Jute Mill Workers To Go On Strike From May 14

By Staff, Dhakatribune.com -

Parliamentary standing committee orders ministry to fix worker wages by May 17. The ongoing protest waged by workers of all state-run jute mills has taken a serious turn as they have decided on a [...]

India General Strike 2019

By Jamie Woodcock, Notesfrombelow.org -

In Bangalore the strike was strong, shutting down transportation across the city. On the 8th of January, the unions called for a demonstration outside the town hall. There was the visible [...]

More Signs The US Is Losing Status As Global Reserve Currency

The US dollar may one day be rivaled by the Chinese national currency – the yuan – which is likely to become a major global reserve currency, according to the governor of the Bank of England [...]

Indian Workers Hold Biggest Strike In History

By Staff, Industriall-union.org -

Ten trade union centres and several independent federations joined together for an historic general strike on 8 and 9 January 2019. Workers in manufacturing, mining, energy, transportation, [...]

Status Of Women In Cooperatives

By Nandani Azad, Indiancooperative.com -

Women and cooperation play a significant role in the Indian economy especially as no other country in the world has a co-operative movement as large and as diverse as India. Even prior to the [...]

Gandhi And The End Of Empire

By Shashi Tharoor, Project-syndicate.org -

NEW DELHI – The books under review both describe the people and events that shaped the final years of the British Raj in India, and demonstrate a magisterial command of their subject. But the [...]

If You Care Nothing Of Starvation, You Are Not A Socialist

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research. -

Sentiments whip back and forth – a museum with ancient artefacts burns to the ground in Brazil as India’s Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality. The first - the fire in Brazil - should [...]

The Empire Strikes Back Leaving Indian Farmers In The Dirt

By Colin Todhunter, Dissident Voice -

In India, what we are currently witnessing is a headlong rush to facilitate (foreign) capital and the running down of the existing system of agriculture. While India’s farmers suffer as the [...]

Imperialism Had A Tough Week

By Vijay Prashad, TriContinental.org. -

Just when you think things are far too bleak, the human spirit rises to surprise you. In Brazil, the truckers went on an extended strike. They are angry about the fuel prices. It has made it [...]

India: Nationwide Protests To Demand Justice For Rape Victims

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped. Thousands of Indians have taken to the streets to join nationwide protests [...]