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ViBGYOR International Documentary Film Festival (Report)

The ViBGYOR Documentary film festival took place (from the 12th of Jan to the 16th of Jan.2011) in Thrissur, Kerala. The New Socialist Alternative (The Indian section of the CWI) and its national campaign ‘Campaign to Reclaim Democracy’ is having a stall and discussion meetings on the issues of Socialism and Marxism at this radical film festival which attracts young activists from all over the country. The New Socialist Alternative has made a mark here in Kerala over the years, especially during the campaign against the war in Sri Lanka, with Cde. Siritunga Jayasurya of United Socialist Party (Sri Lankan Section of the CWI) a well known public socialist figure here. read more

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India’s human rights violations raised in EU parliament

In Shining India Human Rights gets murkier!

The convener of Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns-Bangalore (India) and the international spokesperson of Posco Prathirodh Sangram Samithi (anti-Posco Struggle) Jagadish G Chandra will be speaking at the hearing in the European Parliament on the topic: The rise of national conflicts and religious tensions in Asia and Africa-Strategies for conflict prevention in the 21st Century- a crucial challenge for social, trade union and women’s movement on8th December 2010.This hearing is organised by the European United Left, a group of 35 Left members of the European Parliament across Europe. read more

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All-India general strike: Eyewitness report from Chennai

THE ALL-India general strike on 7 September showed the enormous potential for workers’ struggle in India, but also exposed a number of complicating factors.

The strike gave a glimpse of the potential power of the working class in India. In Mumbai it was reported that 90,000 auto-rickshaw drivers struck. Nationally hundreds of planes were grounded and rallies and protests took place across the country. read more