Bangalore these days is purging itself its long held image, that it is a city that is impervious to what happens around the world. The gathering on 25th August ’14 to remember the Communal Carnage of 2007 & 2008 in Odisha’s Kandhamal district is any indication, then the ordinary working people citizens of this city are surely shrugging off their old habits.
The following video series is a appeal for Kandhamal Solidarity Day on 25th August of this month that is being organized by Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns – Bangalore (that includes the New Socialist Alternative CWI-India). Includes solidarity appeals By Fr. Ambrose Pinto (Principal – St Aloysius College, Bangalore), Bharath Raj Patta (Students Christian Movement of India), Narasimha Murthy (advocate & activist from Bangalore), Ruth Manorama (well known Dalit activist) and Jagadish G Chandra (CWI-India)
Abrogating the concept of Planning is a disaster that is coming to hit the poor very hard. Yes, the word Planning in the Indian economy stood on its head and did everything opposite what it was supposed to do.
Mind you, the earlier Indian policy makers, greatly influenced by the spectacular economic strides that were being made by the former Soviet Union through Soviet Five Year Plans (however bureaucratically mismanaged) in tackling poverty, famine and the after effects of war with the 21 armies of Imperialist countries, did choose the concept of Five Year Plans & Planning Commission, to tackle the enormous economic and social disparities in our society.
A hail of death has roared down on Gaza for weeks. Working class people in Britain and worldwide are shocked and angered at images of a Palestinian father carrying his dead children’s body parts in a plastic bag, and other daily horrors from the Gaza Strip.