Jagadish G Chandra (New Socialist Alternative CWI-India) participated in a TV panel discussion on the issue of Cabinet bringing in an ordinance to overrule the Supreme Court judgement to bar Convicted legislators from active politics. As always happens, Cde. Jagadish was hardly given any time to elaborate the points. Here are the notes explaining New Socialist Alternative position on the issue.
The agreement between the US and Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons does not mean that the war is over. While Kerry hugged Lavrov in Geneva the fighting continued.
The agreement represents a sharp reversal for US imperialism. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry tried for weeks to persuade both US allies and public opinion in the US that a military attack on Syria was absolutey necessary.
Comrade Hameed Chanah, provincial organiser of the Progressive Workers Federation of Pakistan, in the Sindh province, is under attack and facing severe hardship. His only crime is that he dared to organise resistance and challenged the domination and hegemony of the local feudal lords and corrupt state officials. He has been targeted by criminals, judges and the police because he is playing a leading role organizing workers, peasants and females in his area – Mir Pur Khas – in Sindh province.
At long last, the BJP finally unveiled on 13th September, what was known all along, its Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. Narendra Modi, the current BJP Chief Minister of Gujarat, who has never really hidden his PM ambitions has trumped over his rivals within the BJP and this would not have been possible without the crucial backing of its parent organization – the right wing, rabid Hindu nationalist and racist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
‘It’s a ghost of the past,’ shouted the media in the south. The northern media, however, was relentless in creating the ghost of a new future.