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Farmers Unions in India Call for National General Strike Dec. 8

Tomorrow, December 8, farmers unions across India have called for a strike to deepen their ongoing protests against three new laws passed by Modi’s BJP-controlled government that will give corporations immense bargaining power over farmers and effective control of the agricultural sector.

M.K. Kumar

December 7, 2020

Over 300,000 Farmers Have Begun an Indefinite Siege on India’s Capital

In a powerful rebuke to Narendra Modi’s three pro-capitalist agricultural laws, hundreds of thousands of farmers have traveled from across India for protests in New Delhi and blockaded its main arteries.

Sou Mi

December 1, 2020

The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India

On Thursday over 200 million workers held a one day general strike in India. They were joined by farmers in mass actions across the country against the right-wing government of Narendra Modi.

Maria Aurelio

November 27, 2020

Coronavirus in India: 6 Million Confirmed, 60 Million Suspected

India has confirmed over six million coronavirus cases, though the true count could be as high as 60 million. The Modi-led BJP government continues to reopen businesses and public spaces in order to “save” the economy while passing austerity budgets, hurting the already vulnerable working class. 

K.S. Mehta

October 3, 2020

In the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis, Cyclone Amphan Ravages Parts of South Asia

On Wednesday afternoon, a super cyclone, Amphan, made landfall in the coast around the Bay of Bengal. With towns and villages completely destroyed and over 80 dead, this cyclone brings new challenges as the region deals with the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Sou Mi

May 21, 2020

India’s Coronavirus Response is a Death Sentence for Millions

This past week, India’s Narendra Modi-led government announced a nationwide lockdown, forcing India’s 1.3 billion people indoors. Without adequate planning or relief, however, the brunt of the coronavirus crisis will be borne by the working class and oppressed.

Sou Mi

March 30, 2020

The Fascistic Turn in the World’s Largest Democracy: Part II

In recent months, there has been unprecedented acceleration by the right in India. The second article of this two part series examines recent events and the prospects of the left.

Raju J Das

March 25, 2020

The Fascistic Turn in the World’s Largest Democracy: Part I

The rampant growth of right wing forces in India has been caused by the crisis of neoliberalism. The first article of this two part series looks at the conditions that led to the rise of the right.

Raju J Das

March 24, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Embraces Trump and Incites Massacre of Muslims

While Trump was in India visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to negotiate a lucrative arms deal, Modi's followers unleashed a veritable hunt against Muslims, the likes of which has not been seen in decades.