Category Archives: Kerala

Kerala: The Crises within the CPI(M)

From a sheer power struggle to a non-ideological factional feud, the crisis in the Kerala state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is bringing out all the contradictions within the party that lay dormant in the last period.

Factionalism

Not so long after the SNC Lavalin controversy{{1}}, the Kerala unit of the Communist party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), has recently witnessed a new low in their long running factional struggle after the cold blooded, political murder of the former CPI(M) party dissenter and the founder leader of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) – T P Chandrasekharan, allegedly by CPI(M) goons.

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‘I am Coming Out’- What awaits me? Life or Death

The following article is written by Sumathy Murthy from LesBit and also a close supporter of New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India), on the recent brutal murder of a Transgender activist from Kerala, Anil Sadanandan alias Mariya. Also find below a protest letter drafted by concerned organizations and individuals to the Kerala State Home Ministry. We request working class organizations, activists and others to endorse this letter.

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New Socialist intervenes at 7th Vibgyor Film Festival

The 7th edition of the Vibgyor International Film Festival, held between 22nd- 26th February 2012 in Thrissur, Kerala, was a lively event with screening of films on important socio-political issues inter-spread with conferences ranging from issues like migration, nuclear energy and the ongoing struggle at Koodankulam (Tamil Nadu), and the question of climate change. The theme of the festival this year was focussed on “Lives and Livelihood”.

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P. Sainath on “Inequality, livelihood and agrarian crisis” in India

P. Sainath, the well known journalist (The Hindu Rural Affairs Editor), most famous for his reports on peasant suicides in India, spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the Vibgyor Film Festival (22nd Feb, 2012) held recently in Trissur, Kerala. Going with the theme of the festival – ‘Lives and Livelihood’, Sainath gave an inspiring speech on the topic “Inequality, livelihood and agrarian crisis” facing India.

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Condemn the communal attack on Journalist Shahina Nafeesa

On Friday the 9th of December, Shahina Nafeesa a senior journalist presently working with OPEN magazine formerly with TEHELKA was attacked by the communal hooligans owing allegiance to to the Sangh Parivar, this incident occurred when Shahina was travelling back from Madikeri, where she was summoned by the local  magistrate in connection with the Madani’s case.

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