The Irresistible Rise Of The Civilization-State

By Aris Roussinos, Unheard. -

A specter is haunting the liberal West: the rise of the “civilization-state”. As America’s political power wanes and its moral authority collapses, the rising challengers of Eurasia have adopted [...]

Modi’s ‘New’ India: Notch Or Knot On China’s Belt (And Road Initiative)

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

File it in the rapidly-brimming "biggest-stories-of-2020-you-haven’t-heard-about" folder. Amidst the madness merger of pandemic and protests – both of which Trump’s minions have blamed on [...]

Indian State Shows Why Fighting COVID-19 Requires Working-Class Power

By Samantha Argawal, Truthout. -

Even as the death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 climbs to 63,583 and increasing numbers of Americans are forced to decide whether to forgo potentially life-saving treatment or face bankruptcy, [...]

The Pandemic Is A Portal

By Arundhati Roy, Information Clearinghouse. -

Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables — without imagining it swarming with [...]

These Migrant Workers Did Not Suddenly Fall From the Sky

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

Madness engulfs the planet. Hundreds of millions of people are in lockdown in their homes, millions of people who work in essential jobs – or who cannot afford to stay home without state [...]

Women Protesting India’s Anti-Muslim Citizenship Law Are Undeterred By Violence

By Mehk Chakraborty, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Starting in the early morning of Feb. 24, sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims broke out in several neighborhoods in northeast New Delhi — all while Donald Trump was on a visit to India. [...]

Riots In India During Trump’s Visit Expose Brutal Nature Of Indian Ruling Class

By Adam Pal, Marxist.com -

Trump's visit to India on 24-25 February saw deadly riots in Delhi in which at least 46 people were killed, while hundreds were injured. Many houses, shops and religious buildings were burnt or [...]

The Long Haul Toward Justice And Peace: A March From Delhi To Geneva Underway

By Amber French, Nonviolent-conflict.org -

On October 2, 2019—150 years to the day after the birth of Mohandas Gandhi—50 people from the Gandhian organization Ekta Parishad departed from the Raj Ghat memorial, dedicated to Gandhi, in [...]

Protesters Decry Delhi Violence Outside London’s Indian Embassy

By Red Revolution. -

Protesters gathered outside the Indian Embassy in London on Saturday, to decry the ongoing violence in New Delhi as well as the policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. “I [...]

Rising Popular Movements In India

By Harsh Mander, Indianexpress.com -

The other part of the movement, therefore, must be to deepen our unity and solidarity. It must address not just the state but each of us. In the end, the kind of country we become will be [...]

New Shared Values Between US And India — Arms Sales

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"For decades, the U.S.-India relationship was anchored by claims of shared values of human rights and human dignity. Now, those shared values are discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards [...]

How India Became Fascist, And Why Pockets Of Resistance Matter

By Isaac K. Oommen, Towardfreedom.org -

A number of years ago, I was visiting my native Kerala to celebrate finishing my Master’s. My driver from the airport to my town was a family friend from the Nair caste. The Nairs were Kshatriya [...]

Largest Ever Strike In India Shakes Up Modi Govt

By Subodh Varma, Newsclick.in -

Besides industries, employees in banks, transport, ports, government offices, scheme workers and farmers and rural labourers stopped work. India woke up on January 8, to witness the largest ever [...]

The People Of India Are Taking It To The Streets

By Vijay Prashad, Socialistproject.ca -

Every day and in every part of India, hundreds of thousands of people – mainly young people – gather on the streets to express their anger at the government. Their protests, like those of the [...]

Citizenship Law Protests Shut Down India’s Capital

By Saikat Datta, Asiatimes.com -

India’s national capital, New Delhi, faced a lockdown unprecedented in history on Thursday as protests over the religion-based Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) broke out across the country. The [...]