Bauxite Wars: Crony Capitalism in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh state government has begun attempts to mine Bauxite mineral in the Vishakha Agency area. It has issued a GO (Government Order) No. 97 permitting the APMDC (Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation) to mine Bauxite in 1212 hectares in Jerrela village areas in Chintapalli Mandal. Discussions regarding this issue of bauxite mining have been going on since a decade. The tribals have been protesting against mining with intensity and ferocity. Even the people from the plains in ...Read More

BJP vs Shiv Sena – A Clash of Communalists!

The clashes between the two ruling parties in Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have risen to another peak. This constant infighting between the two parties on who is the better claimant of the Hindutva bastion in the region has become a daily affair in Maharashtra these days. Unstable Alliance  The story starts before the state assembly elections of 2014. Both the parties decided to contest the elections separately when division of seats became impossible as both the ...Read More

Horror in Paris

We will not be intimidated! We will not be divided! Sickening violence has struck Paris once more. Over 120 dead and dozens of injured in places where workers and young people gather at the end of the week (Stade de France, Bataclan music venue, various bars in the 10th and 11th districts). These barbarians had their minds set on indiscriminate mass murder, striking innocent people once again. These were working class districts of Paris, with their diverse populations, which sufferedin this tragedy. Nothing ...Read More

150 million workers strike

Modi government faces growing opposition It is no exaggeration to say that the nation-wide strike on September 2nd was the biggest ever that India has seen since independence from direct colonial rule. Headlines in the western media declared: ‘World’s Biggest General Strike involves 150 million Workers!’ and the BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN carried exclusive reports on the strike. In India, the press and T V channels tried their level best to play down the impact and make it look inconsequential. But ...Read More