Day: May 5, 2019

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Surgical Strike Against Science and Scholarship

Surgical Strike Against Science and Scholarship A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. Notably, the army itself did not use the term; it was the prime minister and his propagandists…

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The Capitalist Workday, the Socialist Workday

The Capitalist Workday, the Socialist Workday   (Transcript of a talk given in Venezuela on May Day.) On May Day, there are four things that are worth remembering: For workers, May Day does not celebrate a state holiday or gifts from the state but commemorates the struggle of workers from below. The initial focus of…

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On May Day . . .

On May Day . . . “Let’s drink a toast to all those farmers, workers, artists and intellectuals of the last 100 years who without thought of fame and profit . . . worked tirelessly in their dream of a worldwide socialist revolution, who believed and hoped that a new world was dawning and that…

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Glorious Tradition of Sacrifices

Glorious Tradition of Sacrifices The freedom struggle of this country witnessed a band of youth inspired by a zeal willing to put their lives at stake. Number of them were arrested, tried in court and executed by the British. Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan, Thakur Roshan Singh, Rajendra Nath Lahiri, Shivaram…

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Argentina Mobilises Against Government Policies in National Strike

Argentina Mobilises Against Government Policies in National Strike On April 30, as part of the National Strike, hundreds of thousands of workers, small and medium scale businesspersons and social leaders mobilised across Argentina against the economic policies of the government. “We have no other way. Plan to Fight. General Strike. Economic policy must change,” they…