25 Years Of Kerala’s ‘People’s Plan’

By Vyshakh T, People's Dispatch. -

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) of the south Indian State of Kerala, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), came to power for the second consecutive time in April this year, securing 99 [...]

The Sound Of His Approaching Step Wakes Me And I See My Land’s Deprivation

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

On Wednesday, 8 September, party workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s ruling political party, attacked three buildings in the Melarmath area of Agartala (Tripura). These attacks [...]

Amazon And The Destruction Of Competition And Livelihoods

By Colin Todhunter, Counter Punch. -

Global corporations are colonising India’s retail space through e-commerce and destroying small-scale physical retail and millions of livelihoods. Walmart entered into India in 2016 with a US$3.3 [...]

Garment Workers In Bangladesh Forced To Return To Factories

By Peoples Dispatch. -

Despite a strict lockdown, at least four million garment workers in Bangladesh were ordered to resume work from Sunday, August 1. The announcement made two day earlier led to thousands of workers [...]

Indian Farmers’ Protest Completes 200 Days

By La Via Campesina. -

Early January this year, while responding to a journalist’s query about the perseverance displayed by India’s farmers even after several rounds of failed negotiations with the Government of [...]

The Kisan Farmers’ Commune In India

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

On 26 June 2021, tens of thousands of Indian farmers will gather in front of the government offices in India’s twenty-eight states. They will come to commemorate the completion of seven months of [...]

The Farmers’ Revolt In India

By Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

India is gripped by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The daily confirmed cases crossed 400,000 in May as the health system convulsed, hospital beds filled up, and medical oxygen [...]

Across India, Protesters Mark Six Months Of Historic Farmers’ Agitation

By NewsClick, People's Dispatch. -

Hundreds of thousands of farmers, workers and members of trade unions, student and women organizations observed a protest at thousands of places across India on Wednesday, May 26. The day marked [...]

Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy

By Vijay Prashad and Subin Dennis, Toward Freedom -

The right wing in Kerala has typically claimed that the Left is not equipped to build the state’s infrastructure. But this time, the right wing had no grounds to make its typical complaints. [...]

Bill Gates, The White Man’s Burden And Modi Government’s Vaccine Debacle

By Prabir Purkayastha, Peoples Dispatch. -

The incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the current COVID-19 crisis. It fares even worse on the vaccine front. Its belief in the ideology of free-market [...]

In Kerala, The Present Is Dominated By The Future

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

Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years. Since 1980, the people of Kerala [...]

Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives In India

By Sam Carliner, Left Voice. -

India is prominent in the news right now, as it has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Rhetoric from the Biden administration might lead people to believe that resolving the [...]

Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws

By Priya Yadav, Sputnik News. -

Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi's borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the [...]

How India’s Farmers’ Protests Could Upend The Political Landscape

By Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

For the past three months, Indian farmers and agricultural workers have been in the middle of a difficult struggle against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tens of thousands of [...]

From The Murder Of Berta Cáceres To Dam Disaster In Uttarakhand

By Don Fitz, Popular Resistance. -

March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras.  That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people [...]